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I hardly know where to start with this. Perhaps with a disclaimer: this is not the sort of con report that contains substantive panel notes. It turns out that I generally suck at taking notes, and at attempting to recreate what was said after the fact. So this is emphatically my con, what I was doing and thinking (often, it seems, being completely oblivious to how other people were feeling), and given that it runs to about five thousand words I wouldn't blame you one bit if you skipped it.

five days in glasgow )
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How to explain an Eastercon to someone who's never been, or even heard of it? It's six hundred fans (literature fans, mind...) in the same place, over the same weekend, doing a very wide range of things: attending or contributing to panel discussions on anything sf-related you can think of, selling or buying books, producing (or complaining about) the con newsletter, filking (god help us), costuming, building robots, demonstrating how a Tesla coil works, drinking, and, of course, arguing about the definition of a sandwich. But it's also so much more than that.

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So how did it all go down?

Friday might have been the best day. Read more... )

A couple of notes on a couple of things:

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Other reports:
Geneva|Lyndsey|Liz|Dougs|hmpf

Related:
Geneva on paper vs. web|Sarah on media programming at cons


And to conclude, the obligatory list of media exchanges.

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And now, I'm off into town. I'll have to catch up on my friends page later.

Picocon

Feb. 9th, 2004 05:41 pm
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This weekend I was at Picocon 21, the annual one-day SF convention run by Imperial College SF Group. I went with about a quarter of my friends list, and must have talked to or seen a further quarter whilst I was there.

...And stuff happened. )

Note to LJ: It would be really really useful if, rather than giving you annoying 'you are not authorised to view this entry' messages, the 'next entry' button automatically skipped you to the next entry you are authorised for. That way, I could catch up on friends' journals much faster. As it is, I have to either go a ludicrously long way back on my friends page, or navigate back and forth from the calendar page. I suppose I could set up a custom filter for each individual person, but that seems like an awful lot of work.
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This weekend, I went to the third SciFi London film festival with [livejournal.com profile] greengolux, [livejournal.com profile] twic, [livejournal.com profile] snowking and [livejournal.com profile] despotliz. Special guest appearances this year were by Geneva's friend Jon. And as it was last year, so it was this year: Great fun.

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Elsewhere, this year's Arthur C Clarke and BSFA award shortlists have been announced and are discussed in [livejournal.com profile] instant_fanzine, here; those of you working in bookshops should arrange displays immediately! Interview meme answers will hopefully appear tomorrow. And if you have a desperate urge to know what I've been reading and watching this month, you can look here.

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