dalekboy (dalekboy) wrote,

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Swancon was good. My health picked up dramatically in the last two days, so I actually got to a few things and had a good time. It was kind of funny actually - everyone else was slowing down and I was getting better.

The vibe for the con was good, too. Last year's con drew in many new people who came came back again this year, so a fine result there. The masquerade was fabulous. Lots of costumes, most of very high quality.

Lots of folks disappointed that there wasn't a Continuum this year, and really hoping for one next year. I was getting asked if they could give me membership money! So it's nice to know we're wanted.

Lots of cons announced at the closing - there are 5 radically different styles of con running in Perth over the next 12 months. There was an awkward moment when they got to the end of all the con announcements and I realised no-one was going to speak for the NatCon in Melbourne, so I stood up and did my best to give it a good push. Thank heavens strangedave had a flyer handy to read out from because I couldn't remember all the guests! People were very enthusiastic about the names, so hopefully between Dave and I, we got them a few more interested people. I am embarrassed to admit that I forgot about ConFlux though, until just after the closing. Bugger! Really, really sorry guys!

Next year's con is shaping up to be another good one (For DW fans, Paul Cornell is one of the guests) so it looks like Swancon is continuing its steady climb after a few rough years.
Tags: conventions, swancon, travel

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