Nevertheless, I have a flight heading out of Newark in about three hours. Did I mention it's a really long flight to Vancouver? And really expensive? I can think of better things to be doing with that money. Like buying my boyfriend unspecified birthday presents.
I'm sure I'll be fine - actually, likely more than fine - once I get there. I tend to be pretty good at putting on my extrovert face when I have to. I just dread having to.
At least I've got research to talk about. This is a good thing. When I used to go to GDC while I was freelancing in the games industry, I hated having to explain over and over that I wasn't full-time anywhere. I have an identity now! Or at least a steady source of funding and support!
And now I am rambling. I should go pack.
There will probably be internet at the conference, so this isn't really goodbye - but I'll be back Monday night, and will see those of you in New York then!