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message 2: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28263 comments Me, me, me! :D I wish! Let us know how it was, if you do go. :D


message 3: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23497 comments Go Ames, so we can bask in the reflected glory and be super envious :D


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Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments I've bought my ticket to WorldCon. That's why I've just added 70 books (if you count the 14 books in The Wheel of Time omnibus) to my GR shelves - all e-freebies related to the Hugo Awards! Buying just half of those (the ones over 240 pages) would've cost more than the ticket.

Geekfest looked awesome but I couldn't justify the travel time to the awkward location (near Heathrow airport).


message 5: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28263 comments Makes sense. Let us know how WorldCon goes. We missed ComicCon in San Diego again! Super bummed because this year we would've been able to go. I've set an early reminder for next year in case we're still in the area.


message 6: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Oh...I was given the Wheel of Time series and haven't read it yet...hardback. (Oops...need to add to TBR! Otherwise I'll never get to it. I tend to check my list on GR, then go find the book...which leads me to overlooking that row of HBs...which actually baffles me when I consider it!)

And...how WAS WorldCon??


message 7: by Literary Ames (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments I had a great time! I saw lots of authors at the panels I attended like Kelley Armstrong, Carrie Vaughn, a very well dressed Gail Carriger, Suzanne McLeod, Tanya Huff, Seanan McGuire, Patrick Rothfuss (who had a rockin' beard), Simon R Green, Joe Abercrombie who had swoon-worthy biceps, Peter F Hamilton, Cory Doctorow, Karen Miller, Kate Elliott, Liesel Schwarz, Robin Hobb, Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J Maas, Todd McCaffrey (Anne's son), Sarah Rees Brennan, Laura Lam, Audrey Niffenegger and many others.

There were lots of people I've never heard of that I'm eager to find out more about.

Here are some of my write ups, mostly on the panels I attended:

#1: Overview
#2: Hugo Awards Voter Pack
#3: Attendee Demographics – Are there no black sci-fi fans?
#4: English PEN lecture on H.G. Wells by Audrey Niffenegger
#5: Reimagining Families – where’s the diversity?
#6: Generation Starship – Would you sign up?
#7: The Changing Face of the Urban Fantastic
#8: Occupy SF – Inequality on Screen
#9: The Exceptional Girl Warrior
#10: In a Proprietary World Who Owns Your Body?
#11: Kill the Parents (young adult)
#12: Sympathy for the Zombie
#13: Fantasy and Medievalism
#14: Decontextualizing Steampunk
#15: Beyond Bechdel (feminism)
#16: Welcome to Clone Club (Orphan Black)
#17: Moving Shelves – Famous Adult Writers Who Have Written YA
#18: The Daughters of Buffy
#19: Where is the YA (and adult) humour?
#20: YA on the Big Screen
#21: Gender and Genre
#22: Saving the World. All of it.
#23: On The Blogs – Bloggers Discuss their Roles in the World of YA
#24: Authors Accept, Encourage, and Create Fan Works Too
#25: Diversity Within Young Adult Science Fiction

I still have a handful to post which when I post them can be found here.


message 8: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments Wow!!! Great time! I'm looking forward to reading your write-ups, too!


message 9: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23497 comments Wow is right! Way to go Ames!!!!

You've put a lot of work into the Con and you were just an attendee. Amazed and delighted :))))

I'll be reading the posts at my leisure as well, thanks Ames.


message 10: by AH (new)

AH | 2271 comments Thanks for doing this. I'm looking forward to reading your posts.


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