The Dante panel I attended was very, very good, each paper beautifully presented, clear, well-structured, and well-presented. Plus, it was the first session I've attended so far which directly relates to work I'm currently doing. In the echoes of staircase en route to my next destination, I ran across two people singing duets together, and loitered until they ended.
I made astrolabes at the Avista reception and navigational instrument demonstration with chilperic and a_d_medievalist. I finally, finally have my own cheap replica astrolabe! And, of course, have practiced using it. It's all very well to know the theory - things make a great deal more sense in practice. Afterwards, I went off to eat gargantuan portions of irregularly-delivered mediocre Chinese food with a really good fresh mango smoothie and in the fine company of C.M., a few Avista folks, and some numismatists. Unlike the mediocrity of dinner, lunch was delicious: shish tawook with a side of really good fattoush with juniperus and medievalist at the Shwarma King. The hummous was tasty too, nicely balanced, with smooth chickpeas predominating the mix.
I meant to attend a reception or two tonight, but got sidetracked talking to medievalist. In the still of the evening en route to rest, I passed a room of slightly drunken medievalists lustily singing "House of the Rising Sun", accompanied by flute. It was joyous.