Mainly wandered around aimlessly after having slept in too late to attend the Yoshitaka Amano panel. Tried to hit a panel called "Transcendence or Mundane" about the singularity, but missed that as well due to a schedule mix-up.
Finally made it to a panel called "The Universal Library", all about when and how it will eventually develop. The panel featured Cory Doctorow, Charlie Stross, Patrick Neilson-Hayden, a guy from Google, and a professional research librarian. Interesting and smart; I felt underqualified to be in the panel as I am not an information architect.
From there to the hotel again to relax and clean up before the Hugos.
Hugos fun; George Takei and his translator were good hosts. There were a lot of jokes and back and forth that were funnier if you speak English and Japanese; I didn't feel like there was a lot of good explanation of the linguistic jokes as there were several people around me who didn't understand them. Still, a fun show and some good presenters.
Naomi Novik won the Campbell Award for best new talent, which was quite cool as I'm a big fan of hers.
Went to a party after the ceremony hosted by the Norwegian / Swedish contingent that was a lot of fun; talked to a lot of people. Drank a bit of a Norwegian liquor called (I'm sure I've got this spelled wrong) Aqua vitae. Very similar to whiskey but with a bit of an anise flavor. Good, but very strong.
Lots of cool people; lots of discussion of things relevant and un.
A sign inside the party suite read "Movies (with an arrow); Friendly Norwegians (with an arrow in the opposite direction)". I found it quite charming. Lovely bunch of people. Norway is now very high on my list of favorite places.
Missed the subway again, so walked to the hotel. Again.