Posted by jukkahoo
No, not Invader Zim, nor a Swecon report. Yet. My computation machine has been highly cantankerous recently (after a brief lull of behaving good) again and I'm afraid some drastic measures are in order in the near future. That means that I haven't been able to pound my thoughts about Conceive 2005 into a decent reportage.
Short and sweet take on it, though: A GREAT con, but as has been more than once mentioned, miles ahead of any other convention when competing in the "Worst organisation" -category. Which in the end didn't matter diddly-squat, as people more or less just came in and had a con, despite the chaos taking place. By the time everybody was having their second beer, it was just as it should've been: a nice, cozy gathering of fen.
I must apologise for the quite-over-the-top percentage of jukkahoo material in latest ish of Tähtivaeltaja (2/2005). Not going to happen again soon. If ever. And truth to be told, the Waldrop article is at least 90 percent Jan's doing. (Unless you all think it's the bestest thing ever, or at least since the invention of sliced bread, in which case I'm going to claim at least 15 percent of the credit for me.) Order the magazine NOW or go and buy yourself a copy at the nearest shoppe that has a copy. It's good value for €5.90, be it this or any other issue. Tähtivaeltaja säännöt!
And do not forget the September 10th and the Tähtivaeltaja Day with M. John Harrison. A good, decent Finnish minicon with one of the most interesting sf-guests you could possibly think of.