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The 2009 Worldcon Report

Is done at last. Sorry it took so long. It is over 7,500 words, but that’s no excuse. Mainly I just had far too many other things to do first. There are photos too, but no video as yet. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Anticipation: Day 1 #worldcon09

Today was relatively lightly loaded. It started off with a Masquerade team meeting over breakfast at Eggspectation. We were then supposed to set up the Masquerade desk in the registration area, but this took a while and in the meantime … Continue reading

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El Worldcon Habla Español

Worldcon is starting to get extended coverage in various media. The convention’s press team is keeping track of it all here. I was particularly pleased by the extended coverage that we got from Sitio de Ciencia-Ficción, a Spanish-language web site. … Continue reading

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The Business of (Worldcon) Marketing

The Business Meeting agenda for this year’s Worldcon has just been published (see here: PDF). There are a couple of interesting motions. This will be a little long so I’ll put the rest behind a cut.

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Working on a Schedule – #worldcon09

Now that we have a provisional program available I have been working on where I need to be when at Worldcon. The trusty iPhone is coming into its own here, because I can put all of my appointments in its … Continue reading

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And Talking of Program… – #Worldcon09

Just look at this one: 2-175 Fri/Ven 14:00 1hr 30min P-511CF Human Culture – From SF Reader to Economist Economist and current Nobel recipient Paul Krugman talks about why science fiction lead him to entering the field of economics. Q&A … Continue reading

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The Program Has Landed – #Worldcon09

Anticipation has published a draft program schedule (two whole weeks before the convention is due to start – good going!). The draft convention guide is available online here (it is a 7.2Mb PDF so I’ve linked to the main programming … Continue reading

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My #Worldcon Schedule

Things seem to be coming together for Montreal. This is a preliminary schedule, because other people may have issues that cause things to move, but we’ve been through one round of changes so hopefully this is close to firm. Thu … Continue reading

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Also Attending

One of the perennial complaints about Worldcon is that there is no point in going because they have so few guests. This is, of course, a misunderstanding arising from the different use of the word “guest” at different conventions. Anticipation’s … Continue reading

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Montreal: Eating, Tourism, Supplies

As we had a few hours before Kevin needed to leave for the airport we took walk around the city. It was very productive. I have a lot of photos. Meanwhile here are some highlights. The breakfasts at Eggspectation continue … Continue reading

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Hugo Voting Package Released

While we were in the Anticipation committee meeting someone else was sending out emails to members informing them that the Hugo voter packages are available. The message doesn’t say what is in it, though I gather from a tweet we … Continue reading

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Where to Eat #worldcon

Kevin has found a LiveJournal community that is dedicated to places to eat when you are at Anticipation. Kudos to whoever thought of this. You can find it here.

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Montreal – Getting There #worldcon

I was too tired last night to do a proper post, so here’s a quick recap of the arrival at Montreal. Firstly I was very impressed with Air Canada. Their flights from the UK are very conveniently timed, their have … Continue reading

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Liveblogging Test Post Mortem

The test with CoverItLive that I ran yesterday worked reasonably well, but it did highlight an issue with speed of posting from Twitter. The tweets that Kevin and I did through our accounts normally posted fairly quickly, but anything with … Continue reading

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21st Century Worldcons

I promised in my last post on Worldcon that I would have a bit more to say about how the convention can be made more appealing using modern communication technology. This is that post. However, before I get started on … Continue reading

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Wanted, GoH Suggestions

Who would you like to see as a future Worldcon Guest of Honor? Jenny Rae Rappaport would like to know. She has some suggestions of her own too. Feel free to go and add your own. With any luck the … Continue reading

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Chicago Bid News

Those of you who follow Worldcon politics may be interested in this blog post from Tom Veal, which talks about the various facilities choices facing the Chicago in 2012 bid. Finding the right facilities is never easy, and I’m pleased … Continue reading

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See, I’m Not A Radical

Steve Davidson, a.k.a. The Crotchety Old Fan, has stolen a march on me by putting up his own post about how Worldcon might be reformed. He understands the questions well enough, and his solutions are rather more radical that I … Continue reading

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The Worldcon Mission Statement

Much of the discussion on Worldcon and publishers has centered around the idea that if you did X to Worldcon then it “would not be Worldcon any more”. However, it is by no means clear what this means. Different people … Continue reading

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Busy Overnight

I’m delighted to see so much activity in comments on the Worldcon post overnight. Hopefully that will continue today. However, there is one thing that I wanted to raise. Many of the people commenting are still stuck in binary thinking, … Continue reading

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