Monday, October 1, 2012

Pandoracon 2012 Summation

On the whole, Pandoracon 2012 was a lot of fun. It's been many years since I'd been to a small convention and in some ways I'd forgotten what they were like.

The high points for me were hearing Jason Carter speak, and talking for several hours with Muffy Morrigan.

Jason Carter, of Babylon 5 fame, is an absolute pleasure to hear.  He deftly manages to be friendly, eccentric, charming, hilarious, and maybe even a bit shy all at once - the perfect showman.  If you ever have a chance to meet him, jump at it.

Muffy Morrigan is one of those people who I seem to click with, even though we have very different backgrounds.  We both had seminars where no one showed up and ended up in those long, rambling conversations that hit all sorts of subjects (e.g. medieval medicine, old science fiction, stuffed animals, etc.).

My own seminars were a mixed success.  The first one on medieval cooking had a large audience and was well received.  Two of the others ("World Building - Food" and "World Building - Language") were the no-shows, and the remaining one ("World Building - Geography") had three people (but was fun anyways).  On the whole, that's pretty good considering the schedule wasn't published until the day before the convention, and it didn't include any description of the seminars.

It looks like there will be a Pandoracon 2013.  If so, then I'll happily attend.

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