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.( Read more... )
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:( Read more... )
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And to conclude, the obligatory list of media exchanges.( Read more... )
And now, I'm off into town. I'll have to catch up on my friends page later.