|Sandy Auden being stalked by Harvey|
Now as a newbie to this whole SF/Fantasy convention lark I suppose it’s a bit cheeky of me to criticise but having in recent years gone through similar experiences with the jazz fraternity I’m starting to see a lot of eerie and quite disturbing similarities.
Let’s get back to first principles. What are the objectives of conventions like EasterCon? To my mind these are threefold:
• To provide a time and a place where like-minded people with similar interests can get together, have a good time, exchange gossip, get pissed and generally hangout;
• To provide a platform where those – especially the young – who have an interest, albeit possibly nascent, in SF/Fantasy can be inculcated into the brother/sisterhood;
• To give an event where new ideas/developments can be aired and tested.
|The queue for the cash machine|
|Authors debate |
the extinction of the species
|Jo Fletcher and Peter Coleborn discuss |
how they could have spent
£450 on one round of drinks
Maybe I’m missing the point and maybe EasterCon has a purpose I just don’t get. But having been once, I’m not sure I’ll go again. EasterCon is the same age as me and I think we’re both a little too set in our ways to change.