Juliet McKenna is, of course, best known for her epic fantasy writing, but the experience of chairing an Eastercon has clearly tweaked the SF writer side of her personality because she’s started to wonder what Eastercons will be like in 10 years time. You can find her speculations here.
These sort of things concern me too. I’m still a director of SFSFC, Inc, and in fact we have a board meeting on Saturday. I’m also a trustee of the BristolCon Foundation, which is currently busy expanding its activities outside of the actual convention. How to best manage fannish activities in a time of economic crisis, and with those responsible for doing the work seemingly getting older and older, is an ongoing worry.
I don’t want to get into yet another predictable discussion about the “greying of fandom” because those never seem to go anywhere, but if I have the time I might write something about fannish organizational structures, and the sorts of events that they can support.