I woke up around 6:30am, prepped and ready to go. After running some errands in Sacramento, I took off down Interstate 5 solo, nobody in the car with me, just before 9am towards the 580 to cut through the East Bay while avoiding potential traffic from the heart of San Francisco and Oakland.
I arrived at Ray's house around 11am only to realize that I had about another hour before I would reach my hotel.
By the time I had reached the hotel to check-in before 12pm, the biggest news coming out of registration was that just an hour earlier the door opened for pre-registered attendees and by that point the notion of "Line Con 2014" was thrown out the window in favor of "Maze Con" or "Speed Run Con." I found it shocking that I had to wait another five hours until professional registration opened and people already had their badges, which looked very clean on plastic instead of paper in years' past.
|Where's the line?|
|What is this wizardry?|
|Nate, Ray, and Lucas at Day Zero.|
|Lucas and Ray catching up with friends from the Touhou fandom.|
|Ray and Lucas pulling their part of the burrito.|