Tuesday, April 18, 2006

General thoughts on Eastercon and the Io Party

  • There were a lot of the elder generation of fans at the con: people that were at UK worldcons before I was born. For these people, this is still "their" scene, and they've grown up, had kids and are now introducing their kids to the same scene. There were a lot of people in their thirties, forties and fifties (and older) there, and quite a lot of children about the age of ten or below, but something that Stevie said stuck: we were probably the youngest lot that were there of our own free will. Will the children of fans grow up to be sporty types ('jocks')?
  • I really enjoyed the Io reunion party. It was nice to see a lot of people that I wasn't expecting (Katie, Alistair and Katherine in particular) and it was nice to meet people that I had talked to over email or even just read about on the wiki. I'm glad that some of the current Io lot made it too (the ones that I call the Youngsters), although it would have been nice if the president had been able to make it. As it was, we got three out of the five current committee members along, which isn't bad at all.
  • Mad Elf brought his daughter to the con and during the Io party, he lifted her up and shouted that when she went to university (at Glasgow) she would join which society? To which the whole room shouted Io. The poor kid will be scarred for life. Heh heh.

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