It was a working vacation in two parts, developing in parallel and occurring in sequence.
It was also “an adventure”.
Development: The Setup
It all started when I saw that an acquaintance was wanting to produce what would eventually be a series of PSA-like videos for a presentation at an event over Labor Day. Since the producer was on the East Coast, I found it unlikely that I could work the shoot but at least I could edit the material into the final product, and so I volunteered in that regard.
At the same time, I was arranging to travel to Minneapolis to attend CONvergence, an SF convention I have attended for a couple of years, the only such convention I’ve been attending regularly for some time now. What makes it appealing is that I stay with friends that I don’t get any other chance of seeing throughout the year.