WOW: Worldcon Overwhelms Wonderfully

Just got back from the 64th Annual World Science Fiction Convention last night and I’m desperately trying to catch up on all the e-mail that came over the past week, so this will be a short post.

In summary, my first Worldcon has won me over to Worldcons. Next year’s is in Yokohama, Japan, so I won’t be able to make it. But, Denver was voted as the site for 2008 and I’ve never been to Denver ….

Anyway, I had a blast and I’ll share with you some of what I learned and did and saw over the next couple of weeks.

For those of you who weren’t able to make it – Harlan Ellison announced that this would be his last convention. The audience let out a disappointed “Ahhhh.”

Alas, I won’t have any party stories to tell, though. I’m painfully shy and came alone. So, I didn’t have the courage (nor the energy since my body kept waking me up at 8am ET!) to check them out. I heard the Masquerade was a blast.

Anyway, that’s it for now.

Oh! If you have any questions about Worldcon, post them in the comments and I’ll try to answer them, if I can. Also, I’ll have photos within a week, and I’ll share those, too.

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About the author

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.