Audio recording devices at conventions
I'm listening to the Katsucon 12 episode (060222) and I thought it was funny that Rym used a tape recorder to record interviews at the con. I used to do that, too! I know Rym probably resorted to a borrowed tape player because making recordings was an afterthought , but as recently as 2005 I've used minicassette recorders on purpose. I've since switched to a portable MP3 player/recorder to do recordings at conventions. It's got 128 megs internal memory which is good enough for hours of recording depending on the quality setting. It's about half the size of an iPod and it only uses 3 AAA batteries.
What does everyone else use to record interviews and such at conventions? I wanted to know if there's any better hardware solution to this type of recording. If there are any tips to recording panels and interviews I'd like to hear those ideas, too.