Conventions

Con reports

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    Easter weekend

    Maundy Thursday coincided with the First Thursday London Fandom Zoom meetup, so it was bustling. What should have been excited anticipation for Eastercon was mostly annoyed grumbling, which is what what happens when pre-con communications are sparse/terrible. Still, having made…

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    You can’t go home again

    As if the current bout of nostalgia I mentioned in my last post wasn’t enough, my old roommate Palle just moved out of the place we shared for nearly a decade, and which was my homebase when visiting San Francisco…

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    Shiny and new

    Website updates done for the most part, still need to go through and tidy up content and links, but I’m happy with the new theme and functionality. Next projects are probably is finally scanning the family album I meant to…

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    Picocon

    This was my first Picocon, I figured a one day convention might suit going virtual pretty well plus several folks I know were excited for it. They kicked things off by opening up the Discord channels, and encouraging people to…

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    Boskone/Gally/Valentine’s

    I ended up only using the social space at Boskone. They had a Zoom Consuite going most of the day, which I applaud. Initially I had trouble finding it, although it looks like they added a more obvious link later…

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    Capricorn

    Capricorn was this past weekend, obviously CST isn’t the ideal timezone for me, but paying just $10 for a convention allows a certain casual approach to it, so I figured why not. It started Thursday, but as this was also…

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    Election and convention

    I settled in on election eve with junk food and wine and braced myself for doom scrolling and stress eating. I had read all the stats and felt intellectually good but emotionally fragile, and even seeing the first day numbers…

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    Ineffable 2

    Once again two conventions occupied the same weekend, but this time I did have to choose between them, alas. New con on the block FIYAHCon which by all accounts was awesome, and Ineffable 2, a Good Omens convention in its…

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    Futuricon/C’Monfluence

    Doing two virtual conventions the same weekend is easier when both have significant differences in timezones, like these two – Croatia and Pittsburgh respectively. Futuricon is the one I spent the most time at, given it was only an hour…

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    October starts with a bang

    Two conventions this weekend; Futuricon, the Croatian Eurocon and C’Monfluence, the virtual Confluence. Neither has an art show and neither seems to be doing much with parties, but so far I’m enjoying the respective Discords and the panels seem decent.…