August 21st, 2009


Worldcon Chairs Photo Session 2009

The traditional Worldcon Chairs Photo Session this year was right after the WSFS Business Meeting, the better to catch past, present, and future Worldcon chairs in their native environment and before they scattered to the winds on Sunday. (Besides, there's rarely been sufficient room at the Old Pharts Party for the photo.) After everyone took photos, Lisa took this video, asking the Chairs to give their names and conventions for the historical record.

In answer to a question raised on one of the still photos of this session I saw, note that Tim Illingworth was co-chairman of Intersection for a time, although he was not one of the co-chairs at the convention itself. This is explained in a footnote to the Long List of Worldcons.

Feel free to pass the link to this video on to anyone think might be interested.
Kevin and Lisa

That Darn Roof Again

Lisa spent a lot of time on That Darn Roof today, and I've taken plenty of footage of her work, but haven't had the time to edit it all together. She got two large strips of polyester roof-patch fabric stapled to the roof covering the worst of the damaged sections during the afternoon. As the light began to fade, she applied two gallons of roof-sealing goop. The instructions said that should have been enough, but the instructions lie, and we ran out with only about 70% covered. We'd intended to spend tomorrow morning putting ladders away, but it looks like we'll need to be up and at the hardware store first thing tomorrow morning to buy two more cans of goop to make sure the holes are covered.

After Lisa climbed down from the roof, I helped her out of her safety harness, and she sent me over to the Gingerbread House for elk-burgers. While I collected the food, Lisa refueled my van from the household fuel tank and put the boxes of Match Game SF material into the van, which will help tomorrow as I pack up. Also, I'm only going as far as Central Point OR tomorrow, but that's still a couple hundred miles, so I can't stay here on the computer all night trying to get caught up again.