Monday, August 04, 2008

and a good time was had by all...

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DIVERSICON 16 WAS AWESOME!




I was so worried about readings and panels and making a total fool out of myself that it never occurred to me that I might actually ENJOY Diversicon. It was a blast. I went last year for a few hours, but a few hours wasn't enough to give me a feel of the convention. You really have to attend the opening ceremony and the auction and hang out in the hospitality suite. A lot of times even the panel events felt like a group of people just hanging out talking about books and movies. I loved the way the...can't call them audience... loved the way they participated in the discussions. The con was small. I think maybe 100 attendees. They would like to have around 150 next year. The auction alone would be reason to go. Donations of cool, collectible stuff. First edition books and comics. Movies.

The other guest is an absolutely amazing writer, not to mention a lovely person.

Check out her website here:

Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu

4 comments:

Jeff said...

I'm glad you had a nice time, Anne. Welcome back!
Photos?

anne frasier said...

thanks, jeff! i have to confess that as soon as i got caught up in the rapid pace of the con i didn't take any pics! :( i had such good intentions, but i should know better. my only pic is from my hotel room window. :D

angie said...

From a woman who isn't a big fan o' cons, that's high praise! Glad to hear you had fun & got to visit Minneapolis when it wasn't, y'know, freezing...

anne frasier said...

angie -- i never thought about that. it IS high praise coming from me. :D