Grumpy, fat old man on a panel…
Trying to explain the differences in self defense in the US vs. other parts of the world… Sigh
Also on History of MilSF panel; Grieving Chronic Illness and Death panel; and Drones and Robots panel.
We only ran one person out of the Grieving panel, but I DID give them a trigger warning that it was going to be a very dark panel.
A number of positive comments after the various panels, and more than a few stops in the hallways with “Can you explain?”
And apparently a small world hit- Friend of mine’s FIL was apparently in the audience on the drone panel, and said, “That panel as the second most memorable part of LTUE for him.”
The LibertyCon contingent was out in force, I think we were on something over 20 panels total. It was great to see friends, and MANY thanks to Jonathan LaForce and the others who did the fantastic dinner and not a birthday (not for me) last night!
This year seemed to have more ‘energized’ audiences, with many good questions, and a lot of sidebars afterward with other presenters.
And I have to call out a class act at SLC yesterday. Ice T was on the same flight to DFW, and he was recognized by a young fan (part of a group of probably 20). He was very gracious, spent about fifteen minutes taking pictures with them individually and then got them in for a group picture. He never acted put out, and smiled the whole time, and was also gracious to people getting on the airplane who recognized him. Kudos and no wonder he has the fan base he does! Well done, sir!