First off - these are all high-res photos, so if they might take forever to load if you're using an older computer. Don't bitch, because I really don't care.
I'm not going into the travel fiasco. It sucked total ass - period. All I have to show you is proof of my super-awesome McGyver skillz. I lost an ear-piece for my headphones at the DC airport, so I rigged a replacement out of a cigarette butt:
I also learned that the last thing people waiting in a tarmac want to see is a wild eyed man tearing apart cigarettes, biting off bits, poking the remains with a toothpick, all while swearing profusely.
As soon as I got settled at the hotel, I decided to check out the convention center where the conference was to be held. This is what I found:
Then I wandered around a bit and found the Convention Center Annex:
I wandered inside to check it out. Most booths looked something like this:
Mine looked like this:
Later that night, I learned an interesting factoid. Due to the intense heat, all construction work in Phoenix is done at night. I took this picture from my balcony:
Once again; They worked ALL NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT, right outside MY WINDOW. Peaceful.
Anyway, a lot of stuff happened that I didn't get pictures of (thank Christ!).
I don't feel like pulling out my soapbox just yet, so all those stories will have to wait. What I did get is a bunch of cool shots of architecture:
If you want to check 'em all out (about 50), go on over to my Flickr page.