Con Reports

Convention and Event Reports

More recently I have mostly just posted convention reports on this website.


Picocon: Virtual Picocon

Capricorn: Virtual Capricorn


Ineffable 2: Virtual Good Omens Convention

Futuricon/C’Monfluence: Spending the weekend in Croatia and Pittsburg, virtually

NASFiC: Virtual North American Science Fiction Convention

ReCONvene: NESFA virtual one-day convention.

CoNZealand: Virtual 2021 New Zealand Worldcon, part 1 and part 2.

Balticon: My first virtual convention.

Science Fiction San Francisco

Between 2006 and 2011 I wrote convention and event reports for the San Francisco Bay Area newszine SF/SF. After that I just wrote them for myself, mainly – but here are all the SF/SF ones in reverse chronological.


Renovation: Worldcon in Brief

In Which I Prologue A Little.–Issue #120 August 31, 2011

WesterconWestercon 2011

In Which An Era Ends. —Issue #119 July 27 2011

GranzellaWestercon 2011 Business Meeting

In Which I Attend My First Business Meeting. —Issue #119 July 27 2011

GaimanAn Evening With Neil Gaiman

In Which I See Neil Gaiman For the First Time. Probably. —Issue #119 July 27 2011

GallyGallifrey One 2011

In Which We Take a Break from #gally in order to attend Gally.–Issue #115 March 30, 2011

Potlatch and FOGConTwo For One

In Which it the City Abides.Issue #115 March 30, 2011

ALAAnime LA 2011

In Which I Fuss Over Con Growth.–Issue #113 January 26, 2011


LosconThanksgiving at Loscon

In Which Time Loses All Meaning.–Issue #112 December 29, 2010

APE/SF in SFA Day of Fannish Fun at APE and SFinSF

In Which I Am Arsed, Twice.–Issue #110 October, 2010

w00tstock 2.5Three Hours of Geeks + Music

In Which w00tstock Returns to SF, and We Return to w00tstock. —Issue #109 September 29, 2010

Westercon 63Confirmation

In Which We Take a Trip to Pasadena.–Issue #107 July 28, 2010

Nova AlbionSteampunk Exhibition

In Which We Get A Little Older, But Not Noticeably Wiser.–Issue #104 April 28, 2010

WonderconGets Better Every Year

In Which We Are Not Run Over By a Fire Truck.–Issue #104 April 28, 2010

GallifreyBlackjack 21

In Which We Are Not On Fire.–Issue #103 March 31, 2010.

Anime ALAA Couch Too Far

In Which We Are Left Without Adult Supervision and Run Amok.–Issue #101 January 27, 2010


Steamcon to World FantasyBy Rail Bus and Balloon 

In Which I Burn the Candle at Both Ends.–Issue #99, December 9, 2009

TrepidationCon in Nothing Flat

In Which We Are Bitter.–Issue #92, August 23, 2009

Maker Faire 2009Makers and Hackers and Fans at Faire 

In Which I Eat Funnel Cake.–Issue #88, June 24, 2009

Baycon 2009Would You Like Goggles With That?

In Which I Bend People to My Will.–Issue #87, June 10, 2009

Abney ParkSteamy Night at Abney Park 

In Which There is More Singing, Dancing but still no Exterminating.–Issue #83, April 1, 2009

Potlatch 18The Cat’s Meow

In Which I Am Nearly Undone by Cats and Spiders.-Issue #82, March 11, 2009

Gallifrey OneGallifrey One Times Twenty

Wherein a Dalek Dances, Sings but Fails to Exterminate.–Issue #82, March 11, 2009

Anime LARunning With the Cosplay Kids at ALA 5

In Which We Introduce Lounging to Anime Fandom.–Issue #79, January 14, 2009


LosCon 2008Loscon Considered as a Toga Party

Quibus, Vivere Bibere Est.–Issue #78, December 17, 2008

SteamConOld is New at Steampunk Con

In Which We Party Like it is an Alternate, Nerdy, 1899.–Issue #77, December 3, 2008

SF in SFSteampunk Warms SF in SF

In Which LitQuake, SFinSF and Steampunk All Come Together.–Issue #75, October 15, 2008

Silicon 2008Silicon Features a Salute to Hispanac

Que Trata de La Ingeniosa Protesta Hispanoparlante.–Issue #75, October 15, 2008

Con-x-TremeTwo Views of Con-x-Treme

In Which Nothing Much Happens, Again.–Issue #73, September 17, 2008

DenventionOrdering Waffles at Worldcon

In Which I Get Soaked, Thrice.–Issue #72, August 27, 2008

Westercon 61Heat, Smoke, Big Bathtubs at Westercon

In Which It is A Dry Heat, At Least.–Issue #70, July 23, 2008

Evil Dead: The MusicalMusic, Singing, Blood, at Evil Dead, Show

In Which I Avoid the Splatter Zone.–Issue #70, July 23, 2008

Baycon 2008Baycon Drops Anchor in Santa Clara

In Which I am (Not) Murdered by Pirates.–Issue #67, June 11, 2008

Costume-Con26: I Don’t Actually Sew

In Which I am Surrounded by Pretty Princesses (and Orcs, and Fairies, and Dragons, &c).–Issue #65, May 7, 2008

Gallifrey 19A Bay Area Fan Goes to Gallifrey

In Which I Return to Gallifrey as Staff.–Issue #62, March 19, 2008

WonderconWondercon Rolls Into Town 

In Which I Have Cake.–Issue #61, March 5, 2008


SAG StrikeMutant Enemy Picket Day 

In Which I Am Full of Solidarity. And donuts .–Issue #57December 26, 2007

Loscon 34Riding the Rails Home From Loscon 

In Which There Is Tea, Vanilla, and Carrots .–Issue #57December 26, 2007

SiliconSilicon Fills Out the Doubletree 

In Which.–Issue #53, October 24, 2007

San Francisco DumpNemo Gould Exhibit

In Which I Don’t Attend the Event, But Report on it Anyway.–Issue #51, September 19 , 2007

WesterconDrunkzine Lounge

In Which I Make the Fanzine Lounge My New Home.–Issue #49, August 15, 2007

Con-x-TremeThe Con That Wasn’t There

In Which We Go Searching For a Convention, And Can’t Find It Anywhere.–Issue #49, August 15, 2007

BayCon 2007BayCon Relocates, Rocks

In Which I Carouse, Purseless.–Issue #46, June 14, 2007

The PhenomenautsScience and Honor

In Which I Enjoy Some Rocket Roll.–Issue #42, April 7, 2007

GallifreyFive Days Four Nights at Gallifrey One

In Which I Attend my First Media Convention.–Issue #41, March 27, 2007

WonderconThree Days No Nights at Wondercon

In Which Star Wars is Everywhere at a Comics Convention.–Issue #41, March 27, 2007

Capcom: Lost Planet Extreme Condition

In Which I Make Peace With Tequila.–Issue #38, February 1, 2007


Loscon 33A Santa Monica Adventure

In Which I meet William Tenn.–Issue #35, December 8, 2006

Silicon 2006: CoffeeCon

In Which I Achieve My Final Form –Issue #32, October 25, 2006

LACon IVAnother View

In Which I Abuse Both Brain and Liver.–Issue #30, September 20, 2006

SF in SF ReadingBlumlein and Cadnum

In Which I Discover the Other SF in SF.–Issue #27, August 2, 2006

Varnish GalleryNemo Gould Exhibition

In Which There are Squids.–Issue #25, August 2, 2006