After going upstairs and still not finding emeraldliz, I tried calling her. Turns out she'd been multiply delayed in transit, and was out front somewhere, trying to find the theater. As I'd already gone in and used my ticket, I couldn't really come back out to help guide her, but I did leave the theater so my phone convo wouldn't bother people. Unfortunately, this caused the connection to drop out. I hung out by the ticket taker for a while, but eventually went back into the theater before all the decent seats were taken. I had a great time at the film (extra fun with the good audience), then scooted out early to try to nab her on the way out. Somehow I missed her totally, so I tried calling my cow orker to see if she still wanted to get together. No answer. So I figured I'd hie over to California Tortilla where the group was gathering and have one last look for her before I got back on Metro and headed home. Sure enough, there she was! So I got to have a nice dinner with the group, participate in the costume and trivia contests (didn't win either, still fun), and be in lots of peoples' photographs (I hope I get copies of some of them). A fun night.