Posted by jukkahoo
So, it's that time of the year: no more ice hockey (until the World Championships begin), sf-co/op-meeting happened and there's still time before Åcon begins the summer. Looking forward to that last one. A lot.
And the unfilmable was filmed and its apparently good. Some say very good, some say good enough. Having not seen it yet (was working while the rest of the humanity went and saw it), so no review here (and let's not give any spoilers in the comment section, OK people!).
I was planning on writing something about the co-operation meeting earlier, but somehow I never managed to. It was good fun, but somehow the co-operation part felt a bit, what's the word I'm looking...? Un-co-operative? There were few announcements of simultaneous sf-related activities, which somehow felt arkward, since this was supposedly one of the most important things this whole co-operation meeting was founded for.
There was also a bit of a blase feeling at times, with different clubs and cons and magazines telling their respective future plans, and quite a few people were just minding their own business, not really that keen on following the whole enchilada. I admit, I was well unprepared for my part with the Finncon/Animecon 2009. Sorry about that. I had great news and more to say, but I managed a mere "Ask me, if you want to know something". Sad.
However, despite these little misgivings, I was well pleased with many things. I applaud SPEKTRE for the tiresome work they've done for this event for so many years now. Kudos! I loved Horst-rap! I enjoyed the auction and felt really pumped up after that. Thank you all for the generosity, the buyers as well as the donors. Much appreciated! Special note to Tero Norkola and BTJ, as well as Jeffster. You gave to a good cause, man! I mean, men.
A real treat was the morning smof, which I hope to be a regular feature from now on. Kudos to Tero for inventing it. Must find a better place next time, though this one was well OK.
So, good meeting in all, but hopefully next time will be even better! And with sauna, too! We need to cut down the size of the general meeting of Finncon Corp., even if it means that people would have to be at the locale earlier. Smoffing is FUN!
So, what about "Quis custodiet" and that jazz? Well, I just wanted to spread the love and these couple of links:
The "Watchmen" Lie: Hollywood Sends More Depravity Your Kids' Way Costumed as "Superhero" Flick
I've been a PVP fan for years and years, but this ”Ombudsmen”-thing is really great (though if you haven't read Watchmen you'll miss 90% of why it's so great).
Posted by: Ben | March 09, 2009 at 09:10
Dr. Pasinen claimed to know a better place for the morning smof, so we know who to ask next year.
Posted by: Tero | March 09, 2009 at 12:44