Afterwards, spicy dinner at Vientiane Palace, where I've decided the roast duck in red curry sauce is my new favorite. Met someone new, always fun, Ajit George. (And yes, I'm still excited every time I meet a new person of South Asian descent who is into SF/F.) Afterwards, walked back by the light of a splendid crescent moon (and many streetlights), under dramatic clouds. It looked like it ought to be a book cover. A quick drink with Kristin Livdahl (I got a spiked chai, pretty yummy, chai spices, cream, and vodka), and then I toddled off to an early bed. And that was #wc39 day 1.