1. Andy Taylor
    3 September 2013 @ 10:06 am

    Glad you enjoyed your first Worldcon. My first was in 2003 in Toronto. I attended last year’s con in Chicago and had mixed feelings about the panels as well. I was lucky enough to hit WFC in November last year in Toronto and it was by far the best con experience I’ve ever had both as a writer and as a fan.

    As for the lack of awards for YA, I understand there was a motion made to add one, but it was either voted down or withdrawn at this year’s meeting.

    You know about NASFiC in Detroit next summer as an altrrnative to Worldcon, right?

    • Eric
      3 September 2013 @ 10:22 am

      I’m sure there’re are some rules about adding a Hugo category, some procedures that I don’t understand. I just hope they consider it seriously.

      I’ve heard of Nasfic, but I have no idea what it’s all about. I’ll have to check it out. Detroit is probably a 30-40 minute flight from Milwaukee! Thanks for the tip.

  2. Benjamin Blattberg
    3 September 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    Yeah, I largely agree with your post-portem of the con, Eric. The thing that I’m left with is that, even though I really like Robert E. Howard and even though we were in Texas where Howard was from, I didn’t make it to any of those panels because they didn’t completely interest me. I’d like to see more panels on YA, self-/indie-publishing, and more recent trends in publishing.

    And now I’ve got to write up my post-mortem.

    • Eric
      3 September 2013 @ 8:12 pm

      So that’s why all that Robert E. Howard stuff was there! I look forward to reading your report.

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