We are back from Windycon, a lovely reginal convention help in Shaumburg, Illinois, outside Chicago. We has a great time (except during the hours of midnihgt to 5 AM, which I will dicuss in a separate post).
David and I were special guests. My father was the science guest of honor, so my parents were there. There was appropriate childcare, so juggling children was not a problem.
One of the things I liked best about it was that some thought had gone into planning what children might like to do at the convention. There was a kids' art competition in the art show, a children's costume parade organized around the masquerade, and a kids science fair which was unfortuately cancelled because of inadequate publicity, but it was a really good idea.