So on day three I was still stick.
I was feeling better than the day before, but still sick.
However, my day was still very eventful. I was feeling good enough to go to the first few panels of the day that had topics such as 4D: Extra Sensory Appeal and Expanded Spaces, HBO, Long-Form Television and the Woman’s Film, True Crime for the ‘Quality’ Palate, Dining at the Table of (Cultural) Horrors, The Gothic Heart of ‘Hinterland’, and (Im)moralities of Style in ‘American Horror Story’. And they were all very good.
I knew about 4D amusement pieces due to going to numerous amusement parks that had those sorts of attractions and I’ve always loved them. It would be interesting to see if they can be brought up into a mainstream option for cinema watching but that may be far off. (For those that don’t know, 4D is when you’re being hit with a spray of water or puffs of air to simulate what you’re seeing on the screen in front of you). I’m also very much into true crime documentaries and shows as well as horror and darker themed pieces of entertainment so these were very great to see.
Here’s where it became eventful, but first a bit of back story. Through lack of communication as well as miscommunication where part of my trip should’ve been paid for by the school I ended up having to pay for the entire trip myself. And because I paid for it by myself I realized part of my time could be spent doing some sight-seeing. I ducked out right before lunch and had a bit of an adventure.
After walking around the USyd campus for a while (they had a 90s party there a few days before, kind of sad I missed that) I went back to the hotel, changed into some more casual clothes, and asked the man at the front desk the best things that I could see nearby. The first thing I looked at was the nearby pubs and stores, of which they have the best names for them (one being called Pretty as a Pitcher and a quick food stop called Da Munchies). Then I got into the taxi and asked for the driver to take me to Newtown so I could look around.
Newtown is a suburb of Sydney and has amazing architecture, very modern, much like Sydney does. Then I got a taxi back and walked around King’s Street which has a really cool bookstore. If I hadn’t already used enough of the money I had gotten from the ATM I would’ve bought some while I was there. (But I also packed my carry-on bag enough to bring the books I already had with me rather than try to take any back. But being a writer and an avid reader if I had another bag I would’ve bought as many books as I could, it would’ve broken down enough of the long flight back).
Then I went back to the hotel to sleep for another two hours that night and go to the last day of the conference.
If I’m ever able to go back to Australia again I’d probably stay in the hotel just to be able to see the same stores and sights all over.
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