I got back from 4Cs in St. Louis on Saturday night. It was a whirlwind trip from Tues-Sat, but probably my favorite Cs yet since I had been away from comp people for a little bit now. Here’s my top 10 list from the trip, the motto of which was “fewer panels and more talking.”
12. Having dinner with my friend Sam and her colleague on the first night.
11. The awesome workshop about Alternate Reality Games and getting lots of ideas for the Writing Across Media 2 final project. Here are the sparkly bunnies we got as a prize for participating in the workshop (you know how much I love prizes)
10. Bailey’s range. I went to this awesome restaurant every day of the conference. They had amazing salads, sides, burgers, and shakes.
9. Because of Bailey’s Range, I knew basic directions to things downtown, so I became the navigator for the week. Wednesday night I got a group together to have dinner at a local thai place about 7 blocks from the hotel. I led the way.
8. Getting the chance to talk for 3 hours straight with my friend Cory and catch up on her year and catch her up on my year. Yay to Juniata for paying for most of our hotel room.
7. Thursday attending panels. I went to this great panel about bodies, wherein one of the creators of this exhibit talked about it. As you walked by, your body projected words from a twitter feed on to the wall. If you moved closer to the wall, the words and the colors changed. It was very cool.
6. Reception at the City Museum. I’ve been to the City Museum before and it is super fun to explore. We spent a good amount of time hanging out in this vault.
5. Illinois Center for Writing Studies Alumni dinner. As usual, it was awesome to catch up with folks I only get to see once a year.
4. Our panel. It actually went super well and we didn’t even read our papers. We managed to play improv activities and Times Up instead.
3. Getting to have lunch with Cory and my dissertation director, Paul Prior. During lunch he told me that WAM is going to talk about adapting assignments Hannah-style. I felt pretty honored.
2. Organizing yet another dinner to leave downtown and the conference and explore a little. Again, I navigated. I really enjoyed catching up with old friends and chatting with new ones. The mix of Nepalese, Indian, and Korean food at the Everest Cafe and Bar was awesome.
1. Getting to leave the conference Saturday to hang out with my friends the Chambers and even play a board game. I was conferenced out. It was great to see them, and breakfast was awesome too!