Ah, conventions… and nametags—they go together like ham & swiss cheese! I’ve bookended my convention experiences in a way by showing a 38-year-old Spokon nametag and a new Spocon 2022 tag! Read the column to find out more.
Forty years ago, Steve (with more than A Little Help From His Friends) created MosCon. And It Was Good. But like the Living Dead, MosCon Returned! Is it Still Good? Read and find out! (Hint: You betcha!)
This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something.
(Ed’s inside joke: No orcas yet…)
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.
For the last of his NaNoWriMo “redux“ columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!
Steve reviews the current F&SF. It’s still a great magazine! Get it now while it’s still on the stands!
Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he’s done: meet Jerry Sohl!
MosCon was a Northwest Fannish Legend (perhaps in its own mind), and Steve takes you back to those “thrilling days of yesteryear,” as The Lone Ranger used to say.
This week Steve reviews books by Walter Mosley and Robert Charles Wilson. Good books!
Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!
This week’s piece covers the remainder of the main ACE Doubles cover artists and illustrators.
Steve takes us through the pages of Spacemen, Warren Publications second film-centered magazine helmed by the late, great, missed and lamented Forrest J. Ackerman.
Egoboo can be found in all kinds of strange places – including science fiction conventions!
Every con has a name badge, and most of them are well designed, like a little piece of art. Badge collecting is a great way to save convention memories
Fanzines: What the heck is a ‘zine, anyhow? Well, ‘zine (usually abbreviated without the apostrophe) is short for fanzine, which should be self-explanatory. Unless I’m very much mistaken, SF fans were the first ones to […]