6 thoughts on “New From Fox Spirit: Tales of Eve

  1. And totally deserved! Although I believe I mentioned before that’s just the only place your story could have gone, once I decided what angle I was going to take for deciding the running order. So I’m afraid your fate was sealed, one way or another! 🙂

  2. Fandom is changing and Worldcons aren’t but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the Worldcon is doomed. In fact it may be able to return to some sort of Golden Age.

    Since the arrival of Trek fandom the traditional literary convention has lost its position as fandom’s gathering of the clans. Since then the biggest problem that traditional conventions have faced is that most of the newcomers at each event are there to be entertained. That’s a depressing thought but actually the number of people who stay to become part of the community just about balances the number that leave. Fandom has grown at a much faster rate than the replacement rate that traditional fandom has seen. In fact fanzine fandom has already been through this phase and has survived intact and healthy. There are still about as many fanzines and fanzine fans as there were in the 1950s. But for most of the people who attend or run conventions fanzine fandom is an irrelevancy.

    It’s quite possible that the same process on a larger scale will see traditional convention fandom forgotten by the majority of fans. Which will affect traditional fandom not one whit. The size of Worldcons will still be limited by the amount of time, effort and money the conrunners are willing to put into it. It may be that the numbers drop a bit as they shed passengers.

    Looks like a win/win situation to me.

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