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For his 263rd column, Steve revisits and rewrites one of his first “new” columns for Amazing, six years ago. If you missed it, now's your chance to catch up!
I have to confess, reporting on a convention is usually crazy fun for me. It's an occasion for legitimate name-dropping of all the new...
A con report from deep in the heart of Rustycon 31
I found out just yesterday from the Internet Speculative Fiction Database that November 1979 marks the first fan column I ever published in Amazing magazine, the print version. My column was titled “Fans, Prose and Cons”—a somewhat obvious three-way pun. That means it’s been 34 years since I started writing for this magazine.
Fans, publishers, art directors, and collectors expected Worldcon art shows to display the best-of-the-best art being created in the field, and top artists looked forward to meeting their expections. NO MORE.
A preliminary scouting report on LoneStarCon3 - including a report on the winners of the Chesley Awards for fantastic art.
I must confess, when it comes to SF/F the more you see of it, the easier it is to become innured to its novelty. Familiarity with dragons, wizards, and flying saucers can breed not contempt - but worse: indifference and inattention.