Saturday Afternoon at NASFiC
I spent this afternoon wandering around the convention in my WSFS uniform, accompanied by Yeoman Lisa Hayes. For those people who hadn't been at Interaction, I had to repeatedly explain the Interaction theme, the Armadillo
, the capture by pirates, and the Board of Inquiry.
I also had a chance for the first time in many conventions to actually see the Art Show, although there was nothing I saw that caught my buying interest.
Late afternoon, I walked down to the Radisson, where I had a 6 PM Panel entitled "Do You Spend More Time With Your Computer Than With Your Significant Other?" to which the answer in my case is, "Yes," as it was for everyone else on the panel. Perhaps we needed one or more of those Significant Others up on the panel with us.
I had a panel at 8 in the same hotel, and I was interested in the 7 PM panel in the same room anyway: "Generation Gaps in Fandom and Conventions." This panel was very interesting to me, as it's something I think about a lot. Anchoring one end of the panel was David Kyle, who has seen a lot, including the fact that the very room in which the panel was taking place had been the entire
program room (one track) at the 1961 Worldcon.
After that, the 8 PM panel was "Organizing a Fan Group." The Masquerade was going on at the same time, which probably was the main reason only one person (besides those who were fellow-travelers of the panelists) showed up for it. We talked a bit about fan groups, but did not stay near topic that much. After that it was back to the Hilton, where I could dash off this quick summary before I am summoned to appear before my Board of Inquiry. Current Mood: anxious