Conflikt last year was mostly spent at the nursing home a few miles away with my parents. My mother passed away about a month later, and I thought my father would move back to the seniors apartment downtown, which meant any trip to Seattle would have me staying in the city, not by the airport. And Conflikt was moving from Renton, very close to the nursing home, to Seatac, about 5 miles away via the worst stretch of freeway on the planet. There is no feasible public transportation from Seatac to Seward Park. My father passed away last summer, we had a graveside memorial for both parents in late October, and that was the point when I was planning to revisit Conflikt, but my birthday trip to Maui took up the pocket of my brain devoted to travel until now.
In other news, I had already booked the train to Worldcon in Reno next summer, and signed up for a display of my photos in the art show. This week they called for bios, head shots and sample art from all the artists, and I emailed those last night. They should be here: clicky.