|Upstairs at the bar|
Eventually more pilots came and went, with a few surprised that people were talking openly about things like Maelstroms. That's one of the nice things about Fanfest. People who usually only get to talk about Eve with people over Mumble or Team Speak get to actually talk to others face-to-face about internet spaceships.
After six beers, including one I won when I split a spin with the brother from Canada, I walked back to the Hilton, my trip a success. I had successfully remembered how to find the bar, met some Eve players, had a good time, and had enough beer in me to help get my internal clock adjusted to local time.