My Convention Career: 1981
- Westercon, Sacramento -- This con report starts out by being shocked, shocked at the $25 at-the-door registration fee... A pretty boring con other than the bid party featuring the famous "Scahn-di-nahvia Eigh-tee Sree" stomp. It was so boring that Mike Glyer (with whom I'd gotten a ride up) and I went to San Francisco (my first visit) where we managed to find a place called "Earthquake McGoon's" advertising a UFO exhibit and "3-D alien replicas," plus a seafood restaurant right on the bay serving *sigh* frozen fish.
- Denvention, Denver -- This was the worldcon where I helped talk up "Jerucon," a proposed large regional in Jerusalem that never came off. I also was charged with delivering postcards to various notables asking for highlight reports of the con for File 770, since Glyer couldn't attend. And the highlight? Who could forget Ed Bryant on roller skates on the slanted stage at the Hugo Ceremony (which I attended as a guest of nominee Arthur Hlavaty).
- Loscon, Pasadena
- WindyCon, Chicago -- I got to attend this con thanks to a grant to promote Jerucon (see above). I also got to see my old boyfriend from Israel (and future husband, although I of course didn't know it at the time) who was sent from Israel to promote the con. A pretty laid back convention, livened up by my being able to freak out Midwestern fans who didn't expect me to be there.
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