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Here is a list of upcoming conventions for next month. That one in Seattle, Potlatch, looks OK.
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Upcoming conventions, March 2008.
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Upcoming conventions, April 2008. Sorry, Oz.
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Upcoming conventions, May, 2008.

BAYCON!!!! Finally something this year to get excited about. I hate that the west is the big afterthought for major cons.
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Upcoming conventions, June 2008.

I see something in Atlanta, Freak.
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Marietta even! (A good place to watch Atlanta burn, so I've read... and where I grew up.)

No big names yet that I regognize, might be fun though.
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Freakzilla wrote:Marietta even! (A good place to watch Atlanta burn, so I've read... and where I grew up.)

No big names yet that I regognize, might be fun though.
Its been years and years since I went to a con. Back when I lived on the East Coast. But my favorite part of any con was the dealer room. There was just so much cool crap in those dealer rooms, even if the guests were minor and/or I didnt care.
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Upcoming conventions in July, 2008

Theres one in Bloomington, MN, Nekhrun.

I would go to the one in Vegas, but Ill be in Wisconsin those days. Looks good though.

Sorry Bushkill, PA. Must be your town's name.

Mandy? You inbetween Tallahassee and Jacksonville? I see one in St. Pete.

CHIG! TEG! Star Wars collectible in Tokyo! You lucky dogs! :wink:

I see one in Montreal for our Eastern Canucks hereabouts.

Looks like summer is the season, no? That one in Pittsburgh looks like the one to go to though. Anyone thinking of going to that one?
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Omphalos wrote:Upcoming conventions in July, 2008

Theres one in Bloomington, MN, Nekhrun.
Can't access the site at work, but thanks for the heads up.
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Did I just lose more than a month and a half or is the counter on the bottom of the Confluence 2008 page wrong?

Or, for them, is every day the Fourth of July? :D


Oh, yeah...Star Wars collectibles?

Sorry, sounds more like something up "Oh, Spice Planet wasn't THAT bad" Crypto-Preeq Hyppo's alley. ;)
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SandChigger wrote:Sorry, sounds more like something up "Oh, Spice Planet wasn't THAT bad" Crypto-Preeq Hyppo's alley. ;)
I wanted to comment on that but I haven't read it. Never will.
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SandChigger wrote:Did I just lose more than a month and a half or is the counter on the bottom of the Confluence 2008 page wrong?

Or, for them, is every day the Fourth of July? :D


Oh, yeah...Star Wars collectibles?

Sorry, sounds more like something up "Oh, Spice Planet wasn't THAT bad" Crypto-Preeq Hyppo's alley. ;)
Should be a great place to get a wookie costume or a CD of blaster sounds. Yaaaahoooo!
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Priss priss priss my cat's not sick thank you very much! :roll:


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You could always go get your photo taken with Hyppo

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Aaaah! Aaaaaah! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :shock:
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Omphalos wrote:You could always go get your photo taken with Hyppo

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Oh, God! My eyes...they burn!

This one is for you Chig :wink:

Time Web (Cobweb) by Brian Herbert pg. 312

Abal Meshdi possessed everything...including a harem of the most stunning and sensual Mutati women in all of creation, each of them rounded heaps of rolling fat...
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Conventions in August 2008. There's a bunch, and some of you are near some.

Anyone who goes to a convention is urged to do a con report here. Ill give you a cookie if you do, and give a noogie to whomever you don't like.
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Oooh, Dragon-Con! That's the big one. It's usually pretty good too.

And guess who's going to be there!

http://www.dragoncon.org/dc_guest_detail.php?id=95
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Freakzilla wrote:Oooh, Dragon-Con! That's the big one. It's usually pretty good too.

And guess who's going to be there!

http://www.dragoncon.org/dc_guest_detail.php?id=95
The initial deal with Bantam Books was the largest single science fiction contract in publishing history.
I may have to go throw poo at him.
Chig! Send that man a T-Shirt! And someone call Eru!

And maybe somebody can fan-boat Mandy out of the swamp for this one! :wink:
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I wonder if he wrote his own blurb:
He has written original novels SLAN HUNTER (a completion of SF grand-master A.E. van Vogt?s last novel), HOPSCOTCH, CAPTAIN NEMO, THE MARTIAN WAR, BLINDFOLD, RESURRECTION, INC., and with Doug Beason, the thrillers ILL WIND and IGNITION (both with Doug Beason).
Nice grammar. :roll:
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No doubt.
Anderson's blog running on the official 'Dune' site, www.dunenovels.com, received 2.9 million hits per month.
You're fricking shai-huluding me. :shock:

Sheeeeeeyut.
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SandChigger wrote:No doubt.
Anderson's blog running on the official 'Dune' site, www.dunenovels.com, received 2.9 million hits per month.
You're fricking shai-huluding me. :shock:

Sheeeeeeyut.
I keep telling you all, the world is full of dumb-fucks, and thanks to the internet, better marketing and student loans that send even the dimmest bulb to college, they are all reading more than ever.
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While I am loath to call the flow of eye fixations and saccades across any text composed by that hack "reading", I guess you've got a point.

Oh well. :roll:
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Omphalos wrote:
SandChigger wrote:No doubt.
Anderson's blog running on the official 'Dune' site, www.dunenovels.com, received 2.9 million hits per month.
You're fricking shai-huluding me. :shock:

Sheeeeeeyut.
I keep telling you all, the world is full of dumb-fucks, and thanks to the internet, better marketing and student loans that send even the dimmest bulb to college, they are all reading more than ever.
Well, half of those hits are from 'Chigger. :wink:
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:D

I almost made a similar joke myself, but thought, "Nah...that's the sort of hyperbole THEY would put in one of their books."

Supercharged by the power he obtained from chewing on the residue of long depleted family atomics, Chigger visited Kevin's "blog" on Dune Novels several thousand times a day...while quadrillions of neurons were killed in the brains of fanboys slavering away over copies of the new books around the world....
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Can anyone think of a good Dune costume?
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Freakzilla wrote:Can anyone think of a good Dune costume?
Well, of course a still-suit, but that would be hard. I think if you have the important things, like a crys knife and jubba cloak, you can cover up pretty well. maybe a Fremkit on your back with some poles?
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Freakzilla wrote:Can anyone think of a good Dune costume?
Sting's codpiece.
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chanilover wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Can anyone think of a good Dune costume?
Sting's codpiece.
With the wings.
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SF conventions for September, 2008

Some good stuff there, though it looks a bit like things are slowing down. We have our annual book show here in Sacramento, and although there are all kinds of books and dealers, I'd say in years past its at least 50-60% SF and related genre stuff that is for sale there.
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Why is the Southeast so neglected when it comes to cons?

Anime Weekend Atlanta and Games Day Memphis are the only things that are close to me, and neither's high up on my list of conventions to attend. How sad.

There's DragonCon, I guess. But eh, I'm not sure if I want to get that close to KJA.
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Hmmm.

There's one practically in my back yard and two or three that I could drive to fairly easily, but all too late in the month. Oh well. :(
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SandChigger wrote:Hmmm.

There's one practically in my back yard and two or three that I could drive to fairly easily, but all too late in the month. Oh well. :(
In Japan, or stateside?

Because from what I hear, Japan is basically an endless Con in itself.
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:roll:

Stateside.

Japan is an endless con, in and of itself.

It's a wonder the damned archipelago doesn't sink from the pure density of the stoneheads around here.


FUCK FUCK FUCK.

I just discovered that in preparation for renovation of the small classroom annex building next door during second semester, they've cut down all four of the pine trees in the atrium in the center. I knew that's what the assholes would do...and sure enough. They've also cut down six or sever really nice shade trees around the periphery. Probably so they can get their machinery in and all. I almost hope that there is a thing like karma at work in the universe and these asshats get double their fair share. :evil:

If anyone ever dares waffle on at you about the wonder of Japanese gardens and the skills and love of the Japanese for Nature, tell 'em to blow it out the other end, that shit's all several hundred years in the past. All these shitheads seem to know how to do these days is CUT CUT CUT.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. :evil:
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Confirmed Stereotypes: One gained, one lost. It's been a good day.
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The west is totally ignored with cons. One or two decent ones and bunch of fucking beanie baby and toy shows. :roll:
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Whoa...they make beanie babies that fuck now? I definitely been away too long! :shock:
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SandChigger wrote:Whoa...they make beanie babies that fuck now? I definitely been away too long! :shock:
Didn't you ever wonder why there are more of them around that tribbles?
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Omphalos wrote:
chanilover wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Can anyone think of a good Dune costume?
Sting's codpiece.
With the wings.
I'd better start working out! :oops:
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Wearing that thing should make KJA take you very seriously during your interview.
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Hubba hubba.

He'll probably try to take you any way he can.

(Think 'Becca likes to watch? Or gets into "3P" action? :shock: )
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SandChigger wrote:Hubba hubba.

He'll probably try to take you any way he can.

(Think 'Becca likes to watch? Or gets into "3P" action? :shock: )
Maybe we should just have Freak wear a few hb copies of Sandworms, like Adam's figleaves. Seems KJA likes to rub up against those, no?
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Ooh...repress! REPRESS MEMORY! :shock:
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SandChigger wrote:Ooh...repress! REPRESS MEMORY! :shock:
Care to flip my pages, big boy? :lol:
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I'm going over to Jacurutu now. Obviously your head trauma has resulted in a personality change. :shock:

:lol:
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SandChigger wrote:I'm going over to Jacurutu now. Obviously your head trauma has resulted in a personality change. :shock:

:lol:
I was channeling KJA. Im happy if you finger something else, thank you very much.
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Conventions for October, 2008.

I see a shit load of upcoming cons in the Mid West, and more than a few in the Mid-Atlantic too. A few Down Under as well, but as usual, there is only one in the West, and I could care less about Peter Beagle.
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Archon 32
Oct 3 - 5, 2008 in Collinsville, Illinois (United States)
Description: Science Fiction and Fantasy convention
Contact: PO Box 8387, St. Louis, MO 63132-8387 Phone: 636-230-9481
Email: info@archonstl.org
Guests: Laurell K. Hamilton, John Kovalic, Rich Zellich, Michelle Zellich, Vic Milán
Venue: Collinsville Gateway Center, One Gateway Center, Collinsville, IN, Phone: 618-345-8998

This is just a few miles from me. But I have NO idea who these people are. but maybe I'll go just to see some weirdos dressed up in garb.
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The o nly one I have heard of is Hamilton. She writes vampire stories that look to me to be one step away from erotica. She cranks them out, though. I see a new one literally every time I go to the bookstore.
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Hamilton's book are bad porn, I have her Merry Gentry series on audiobook, the reader is awesome :P

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I watched a program about Anne Rice on Bio over the weekend, I didn't know it but she wrote some smut too.
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Omphalos wrote:The o nly one I have heard of is Hamilton. She writes vampire stories that look to me to be one step away from erotica. She cranks them out, though. I see a new one literally every time I go to the bookstore.
Which says volumes of the quality of those books I'll bet. And also says something about the type of skimpy costumes I might see at that Con. 8) I think I shall endeavor to attend... without the wife. :wink:
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Freakzilla wrote:I watched a program about Anne Rice on Bio over the weekend, I didn't know it but she wrote some smut too.
i stopped reading the later Vampire books because they all turned into thinly veiled kiddie porn. And I think she has another series about a young Italian castrati singer being passed around like the grog bowl at a kegger.
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Omphalos wrote: And I think she has another series about a young Italian castrati singer being passed around like the grog bowl at a kegger.
LOL...LOL.. I have very little idea what that means all together, but I have to put that in my little book of strange sayings. :P
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DRAGON*CON!!!

Next weekend here in ATL!!! Anybody coming into town to participate? It's Geek Christmas, Halloween, and Mardi Gras all rolled into one!!!
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Has any one heard of any cons in North Carolina.
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SpacemanSpiff wrote:Has any one heard of any cons in North Carolina.
You mean like this?
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CHRONCON!

Omygawd. :shock:
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SandChigger wrote:CHRONCON!

Omygawd. :shock:
Have you signed up there yet? :wink:
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I don't think my CON qualifies as CHRON yet. :P
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Eru wrote:DRAGON*CON!!!

Next weekend here in ATL!!! Anybody coming into town to participate? It's Geek Christmas, Halloween, and Mardi Gras all rolled into one!!!
I'm not sure I'll have the cash for admission, if I do, I'll go. Just to fling poo at KJA.
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YES!!!

FREAK! FREAK! FREAK! FREAK! :lol:
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It's $90. :cry:
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PASS THE HAT! PASS THE HAT! HARASS THE HACK! PASS THE HAT! :D

I'm in for sponsoring Freak and Eru. Anyone else?
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SandChigger wrote:PASS THE HAT! PASS THE HAT! HARASS THE HACK! PASS THE HAT! :D

I'm in for sponsoring Freak and Eru. Anyone else?
Depends on what he'll do with the opportunity... :wink:
I'm certainly good for a few greenbacks.
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Im in. Freak, does your wife have a paypay?
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Nekhrun wrote:SpacemanSpiff wrote:
Has any one heard of any cons in North Carolina.

You mean like this?
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Yea that's even worse though not surprising coming from the POOPmiester.

Thanks guys you've bee SOOOOOO helpful! :roll:
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I'm good for $20 Freak


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Robspierre wrote:I'm good for $20 Freak


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I heard there was just a big con in Denver, did anyone go?
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Kevvy and 'Becca were there.

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Conventions for November, 2008.

I see that there is a BASCon is for slashfic. Maybe Trannies should be entered? Otherwise it looks like a ton of cons all over the country. Including four out west!?!?
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Conventions for December, 2008. The season has truly passed.

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why are there never any in Toronto, or even just Canada for shit's sake :(
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People are afraid Hyppo will attend. :P

You're going to have to head out west and take her out, for the good of Canadian scifi fans, for your country, for the world! :lol:
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SandChigger wrote:People are afraid Hyppo will attend. :P

You're going to have to head out west and take her out, for the good of Canadian scifi fans, for your country, for the world! :lol:
AToE's closer . . . i don't have money for a plane ticket :(
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SandChigger wrote:People are afraid Hyppo will attend. :P

You're going to have to head out west and take her out, for the good of Canadian scifi fans, for your country, for the world! :lol:
AToE's closer . . . i don't have money for a plane ticket :(
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:shock:

Man...that was intense. I coulda sworn the Don was here wit' us, himself!


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I heard they just released a new enhanced transfer of The Godfather on DVD and BLu-Ray. It looks so purty :)
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Baraka Bryan wrote:
SandChigger wrote:People are afraid Hyppo will attend. :P

You're going to have to head out west and take her out, for the good of Canadian scifi fans, for your country, for the world! :lol:
AToE's closer . . . i don't have money for a plane ticket :(
Why the sad face?! :lol: You should be happy you can't go to see Red Dear... :)
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SandChigger wrote:People are afraid Hyppo will attend. :P

You're going to have to head out west and take her out, for the good of Canadian scifi fans, for your country, for the world! :lol:
AToE's closer . . . i don't have money for a plane ticket :(
Why the sad face?! :lol: You should be happy you can't go to see Red Dear... :)

oh i'm happy about that. the sadness was a general response to my financial state ;P
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But if you could scape together enough to get out there, she'd make it worth your trouble. (She pays for it, you know. A LOT. Has to.) :lol:


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SandChigger wrote:But if you could scape together enough to get out there, she'd make it worth your trouble. (She pays for it, you know. A LOT. Has to.) :lol:


(Just don't let Nekhrun catch you messing with his thang! :D )

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Baraka Bryan wrote: :shock: i just threw up a little in my mouth
Consider yourself lucky. My reaction was a full blown vomit :shock:
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GamePlayer wrote:
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Consider yourself lucky. My reaction was a full blown vomit :shock:

i didn't want to throw up in my office so i had to contain the blow :shock:
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Spice blow indeed :)
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Freakzilla wrote:I quote Quagmire from Family Guy:

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Conventions for January, 2009.

I see a filk con coming up, Chig. In Atlanta no less! Maybe you and Freak could get together and write some filksong. :D

And a Furry con in San Jose. That is just too weird for me.
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Ooh.

Maybe we could invite Hyppo down for both? I seem to remember she liked filk.

And we could take our new musical act on the road to the FurryCon as "Peter Pawin' Mary"!

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Conventions for February, 2009. I see a bunch in the mid Atlantic that I used to go to, some up Nekhurn's neck of the woods, and one in Victoria, BC. Looks like a pretty good line up for February. I think I may try to go to the one in San Ramon, if it is a general convention and not a gamer's con or something like that.

If anyone is near Dallas, looks like a big con there.
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Too bad the one in Vic looks like a gamerscon, otherwise I'd head to the island. I haven't seen anything even resembling a good convention out here yet. :cry:
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Thanks, SuperCon looks interesting.
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Here is the list of upcoming cons for March 2009. I see one in Sacto. Wonder what it is about? Something in Toronto too. Everything else looks pretty remote to us.
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ad astra in TO could be interesting . . .
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Whoops! I'm late! Here is a list for conventions coming up in April of 2009.

I think Ill try to swing by the Norwestcon in SeaTac, Washington. That convention is sponsored by a local group like NESFA, though not as big. I'd like to meet a few of those guys and gals.

If anyone in the UK is going to EasterCon, I would love it if you would take some pics and post a convention report here. I've never been there for that big, big con, but I would love to go some day. Tim Powers is there this year. I have so much shit I want him to sign! He was a friend of McNelly's too, IIRC.

I see two cons in Minnesota, something that looks huge in Florida, something at Bally's in Vegas, several in Toronto, and a whole host of others across the continent and in the UK.
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May cons.

That first con in Atlanta is for gay and lesbians conventioneers. Don't think I have ever seen a gay themed con before.

I see one in Ft. Lauderdale.

Where the fuck is Cantil, CA?

Winnipeg. Or is that someone on the other board?

Mobile. I think we have someone from there. Dune Nerd?

Wiscon is a major feminist SF con.
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June cons.

Looks like not too much. SFRA in Atlanta. Wish I could go to that.
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Cons upcoming in July, 2009

I almost made it to FinnConn in Tampere, Finland one year. Wish I had gone.

One in Toronto. Looks like a TV con, with lots of ST. Hmmm.

I went to Shore Leave a long time ago. I had fun.

Ive heard great things about Mythcon in L.A.

One in Jacksonville, Mandy.

One in Minneapolis.

Wichita too. Don't we have a few from round them parts.
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Omphalos wrote:May cons.

That first con in Atlanta is for gay and lesbians conventioneers. Don't think I have ever seen a gay themed con before.
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Omphalos wrote:June cons.

Looks like not too much. SFRA in Atlanta. Wish I could go to that.
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I just joined the SFRA. That cost me $80 alone. I have been talking to a lot of people on line about the legal/SF stuff I am working on and every one of them said that I should join because I will meet a lot of people with similar interests. Plus I'd really like to teach a course on SF one day, and I am told by many, including James Gunn, one of the pre-eminent SF scholars alive today, that the SFRA is the place to be for that too.

As for the conference, I will go one day when it comes out west. Its not a typical con. They present a lot of papers and have discussion panels on some pretty dry stuff. But I find all of that interesting.
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Huh ... I'd never even heard of them. :)
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December, 2009 Cons.

Things are starting to look pretty bleak on the con front. I have been paying little attention to this lately, but I wonder if the dearth of cons has to do with the economy? Probably, as I recall a lot more cons in Dec, 2008.
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SandChigger wrote:Huh ... I'd never even heard of them. :)
They give an annual award (the Pilgrim Award) for the best non-fiction genre book yearly. They are pretty good at picking good ones, but even the nominees are worth a look too.
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Talk about yer delayed responses! Thanks! :lol: ;)
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I see it...I answer it...I don't care what the date is. :D
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Just saw in the 09/09 copy of Locus (p.11) that the 69th Annual Worldcon is going to be in Reno, NV. I know its kinda early, but I am already totally stoked for this. Reno is only 90 minutes or so from me, so I'm going, and Ragabash and I are going to get a hotel room. August 17-21 at the Reno/Sparks convention center. The Atlantis will be the party hotel. Not sure where we are going to stay yet, but probably the Atlantis. Guests so far include Tim Powers (Yea!), Boris Vallejo (eh?), Ellen Asher (who?) and Charles Brown (who is dead, so explain that one to me. Seance?). Gonna see you all there, right? :D

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January, 2010 conventions. Again, not too much going on. One in Mass that looks interesting, and a bunch of Creation cons. Eh?
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Omphalos wrote:January, 2010 conventions. Again, not too much going on. One in Mass that looks interesting, and a bunch of Creation cons. Eh?
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Serkanner wrote:
Omphalos wrote:January, 2010 conventions. Again, not too much going on. One in Mass that looks interesting, and a bunch of Creation cons. Eh?
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I wonder if there is a better source out there for European cons? I'll look around for one.
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Some interesting cons coming up in May, 2010. It's been some time since I have seen this many cons in one month. Can't be that the economy has recovered that much. Must be because it's springtime!!!

UFOfest looks like a big tin-foil hat fest, especially since they have no contact information. Guess the trailer park has no phone cable strung.

One in Birmingham, AL. I think that we have a user from Mobile. Quite a ways, but maybe worth a long drive.

Phoenix Comicon looks gigantic.

WisCon is a noteworthy feminist convention. Never been but I'd like to go one day.

I used to go to Balticon when I lived back east; at least when I was a kiddo. That was a good one.

Timegate, in Atlanta, Freak. Call Eru up and offer to buy him a beer!
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