One of the volunteer groups I am involved with is a group called The Dorsai Irregulars. We provide security services for "fannish" conventions including (but not limited to) science fiction conventions, furry conventions, and anime conventions. The convention committees like it because security is being handled by fellow fans who understand the attendees. Hotels like it because we deal with any issues that come up instead of forcing the hotel to deal with said issues.
While it's great to help out, since some of us are on duty at any given time (security usually a 24-hour operation), those of us in the group usually don't have a chance to hang out and socialize much. Instead, we hold our own event each year which we call "Dorsai Thing" wherein as many people from the group (and additional people who work contracts with us, referred to as "folk") get together for a weekend at a hotel and have our own get-together in which none of us are working. Dorsai Thing consists of a breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning and a banquet dinner on Saturday evening. Aside from that, there may be "field trips" or local tourism on Friday or Saturday afternoons.
On Saturday night, we inducted Gabe Helou into the Dorsai Irregulars as our newest member. Gabe has had a long history of working conventions with us (and providing us with Turkish coffee), so I feel he will be a fine addition to the group.
The flight back was uneventful, but I did manage to snag a window seat, so I got these pictures of Philadelphia as we were on final approach to the airport:
The rest of my pictures, as usual, are on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmuth/sets/72157642811646053/. Share and enjoy!