My Convention Career: 2000
- Boskone -- Snow. Lots of snow. Meaning nowhere to eat but the hotel restaurants, which were wildly understaffed and only featured about three things I could eat. This convention was also the first time I was the object of relationship gossip! (No, I'm not going to post any details...)
- Corflu, Seattle -- The fanzine auction and the "Iron FanEd" competition (featuring the secret ingredient of salmon, which inspired the zine title "Roe vs. Wabe") were the highlights of this fanzine-related convention.
- Deep South Con, Jekyll Island -- The gods of synchronicity came through: my annual professional conference was scheduled in Orlando to start the Sunday of DSC weekend in Jekyll Island, Florida, a driveable distance up the road. Floria fan Eve Ackerman and I drove up from her home in Gainesville, and had a nice relaxing weekend with our SFPA brethren.
- Westercon, Honolulu -- Kathryn and James Daugherty decided to put on a Westercon in Hawaii so everyone would come to visit them. I'd never been there, despite living relatively close, so the convention provided an excuse to visit the Big Island and see volcanoes. (You can see my pix from the trip.)
- Rivercon -- The Last Rivercon reminded me why I used to love Midwestern conventions. A truly fitting send-up and a lucrative trip for DUFF: the auction at this relatively small convention netted $1200!!!
- Armadillocon -- I mainly attended this convention to help with the Boston in 2004 party. It also provided a convenient pick-up point for the art Brad Foster and Teddy Harvia did for my DUFF report.
- Chicon 2000 -- I helped run the Fan Lounge this time around. Highlights were dinner at a gourmet kosher restaurant and the acquisition of a cool blue LED teeny flashlight. Lowlights were the typo-ridden Hugo program and the fact that my newly acquired cell phone wouldn't work where I was stationed most of the con.
- Orycon, Portland -- I had my usual fun time at Orycon and helped with the Boston in 2004 party.
- SMOFcon, Cocoa Beach -- The organizers intelligently scheduled the con around a scheduled nearby shuttle launch, which was spectacularly cool. (Check out the photos.) The convention itself was the usual fun time of going out to dinner with buddies, including local friend Eve Ackerman who drove in for the occasion.
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