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Saturday, August 19th, 2017 01:40 am
Earlier I blogged my thoughts about attending this year's Worldcon science-fiction convention in Helsinki. Since they may be of interested to some of my friends here who've attended Worldcons in the past I thought I'd link to them from here too.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 08:24 am (UTC)
Sorry I didn't manage to catch up with your or Martin there.

Just one quibble with your post. Worldcons in non-English language places are so rare (70, 90, 07, 17) and 90 and 17 only barely count since the English of the locals is so good and so ubiquitous, that you can't generalise from it in any way. Each of them was also the first Worldcon in that country (none of them have had a second). It's been getting harder to predict Worldcon membership sizes and the budgetting is similarly hard. While Helsinki made some mistakes, they did quite well under the circumstances. Dublin has to look very hard at contingency plans for expanding space or clear ahead of time limiting attendance, I think.