August 2017

  1234 5
678 9101112
131415161718 19

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
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.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 06:00 pm (UTC)
It almost certainly was me. I was wearing a blue shirt at least one day and was in the BM every day except Sunday.
Sunday, August 20th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I forgot I'd told you I probably wouldn't make it once I sorted out being able to go.