I was definitely spot on about the adaptability and the controlled chaos. It has definitely been a whirlwind day. Everything hasn't gone 100% smoothly, but we're all figuring out ways to make things work and do what we can with the cards we're dealt.
I think I can probably make the drive from the convention center to the airport and back again in my sleep now. In addition to a trip over there last night and a non-con-related trip to pickup ilikea, I think I've been to the airport to pickup con guests two or three other times. In fact, the SRT-4 is seeing quite a bit of service between the airport pickups and I just got back from a huge shopping trip. Four of us went and bought enough groceries and supplies to completely fill the trunk, side-to-side and top-to-bottom. The most amazing (and large) part was a huge amount of groceries and sundries from Wal-Mart that completely filled a cart and cost < $200! yuritdo and I must be grocery professionals.
Other than that, I've been on several errands for various things and to deliver various people to various rooms at various times. It has been a varied experience. :P It ahs been great to meet and interact with fellow staffers and guests. It's a whole new level of the types of social experiences that really attract me to a con in the first place. I definitely have to agree with thenarus that the behind-the-scenes of a con is a uniquely different and positive experience. It has certainly changed a lot of my perspective about these events: my thoughts on guests, staff, and attendees. I'm really glad I got the opportunity to take part, and it's nice to feel like I have a purpose and be able to contribute.
But for now, back to work...