Thursday I arrived in Atlanta for the joint annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Attendees come from all over:
They are focused on the presentations they must make:
They attend a lot of receptions, especially those with a reputation for plentiful food and drink:
They go to more sessions:
They try to find a place to sit.
They go to the book exhibit and make sure that their and their friends’ books are prominently displayed:
They slip away to museums:
They hang out in the various hotel bars and go out to dinner:
And then it’s back onto the escalator. Where is the “Dunwoody Room”?
Until they are exhausted and must go home, where they sort out their notes:
UPDATE: Here is Thorn Mooney’s take on the same event, “Me, Pagan Studies, and the AAR.”