A New Con Is Born

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.

3 comments on “A New Con Is Born”

  1. Alex von Thorn

    What an excellent site you have! A travel magazine for science fiction fans! I have been travelling to conventions every darn month (last month Windycon, this month Smofcon, next month Arisia, ConFusion, and the NASFiC staff meeting in Raleigh) for more than a decade. I’ll have to pay attention to you.

    And of course we are trying to make SFContario a convention that will appeal to traveling fandom, which is one of the reasons we chose a downtown location. We are close to the Pantages Theatre and to Yonge Street, so there will be lots to do within walking distance.

    Since we’re talking about our guests, I’ll just quickly point out that Michael Swanwick also has five Hugo awards, Patrick Nielsen Hayden won the Hugo for Best Professional Editor in 2007, Geri Sullivan is a Hugo-winning fanzine editor who is also just a barrel of fun, and Karen Linsley is a Pegasus Award-winning filk songwriter whose work also includes “Pioneers of Mars”, the anthem of the Mars Society. Of course we expect some of our local Hugo-winning authors also to participate in our convention.

    And as you posted this today, I’ll remind people that our membership rate is increasing tonight (December 9 midnight Eastern time) from C$35 to C$45, so you have a chance to get in at the lower rate if you register today on our web site at http://sfcontario.ca/html/register.html . I’m hopeful we’ll see a good turnout of traveling fans who’ve wanted to have a reason to come back to Toronto.

    Alex von Thorn
    Chair, SFContario 2010

  2. Carma

    Hi Alex,
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your obvious enthusiasm! Can’t make this Contario … but maybe the next! 🙂

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