Anyway, originally I was only going to drive up to Charlotte for Saturday and Saturday night, but once I got a look at their packed panel schedule I decided to hoof it up there Friday after work. I made it in plenty of time to lug things up to the hotel room, grab my press badge, and attend the 8:30 PM "Writing Kickass Characters" panel. I took some good notes, and that in and of itself made driving up Friday worth it :)
There was a dance party Friday night as well, but unfortunately it wasn't very popular as a nightlife option. It seemed like room parties were the name of the game at ConCarolinas, and though Friday wasn't nearly as crazy as Saturday, it was certainly a fun night just hanging out and meeting people in the lobby and in a few hotel rooms (including my own).
I even put on a costume - sort of...
|Vampire Tara hanging out with another Game of Thrones fan at ConCarolinas|
I definitely went to bed much later than planned, which led to a couple changes in my Saturday schedule...but it wasn't just my late bedtime that was at fault, I swear! And more on that in my ConCarolinas Day 2 recap, which is coming soon! (ish...)