Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Totally astonished

I go to as many sf/ conventions as I can afford, which is actually not half as many as I'd like. I do without stuff to get there.

Last year I attended my second Worldcon, this one in Denver. I had a ball. Frankly, I always do, no matter how small or how large the con is. I go with that expectation, and I have never been disappointed. The little things that could have been done better are hugely outweighed by the things that are done right.

Today I received a lovely letter from Denvention with thanks for my contribution to making the con a success by my voluntary services - and a refund! Ohmigod.

Denvention, thank you. And in the interests of making sure the money is put to a good sf/f community cause, I am looking around for the next convention I can attend and volunteer for.

And all you readers, writers and sf/f folk out there - remember you don't want to miss out on Aussiecon in Melbourne next year.

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8 comments:

kesalemma said...

It would be great if you could come along to Continuum 5 (www.continuum.org.au) later this year in Melbourne!
To what degree are you thinking of volunteering?

Joanna said...

Come to Conflux in Canberra. 'Cos I'm going to be there and it will be my first ever con!

kesalemma said...

:) I usually go to Conflux too, but my sister decided to get married that weekend this year, so can't do it! You should enjoy it.

Jo said...

Oh if only. But way to go with Denvention sending you a refund. Just shows, good deeds do get rewarded.

Glenda Larke said...

Hmmm...somehow I don't think the refund was quite enough to pay an airfare anywhere without some additional savings (which I have not got together yet)!!

My other problem this year is that I have a book to write. Book 3 of the new trilogy is due early next year, and I haven't started it yet.

Much as I would love to go to a con this year...

Jo said...

Sorry to hear the refund wasn't big enough to take you far.

By the way, did you catch my blog today, about Penguins?

Satima Flavell said...

And it's Swancon over Easter. if the funds for a fare should suddenly manifest we'd love to see you there!

If not, maybe next year!

glenda larke said...

I shall definitely work on next year's cons, I promise. But the trilogy has to get finished first...