PICTORIAL: The Worldcon Experience

I’m at the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention, or Worldcon as it’s known in the SF community, to promote Exodus. The Labor Day weekend event is my first science fiction event, and it’s pretty fun!

The weekend is supposed be crazy here in San Antonio with 5000 people coming overall, and masquerade day on Saturday (costumes). Yesterday early arrivals came, and most of us who are exhibiting got set up.

Having attended a ComicCon before, this event has some of the same feel but is a lot less glitzy. It’s definitely a true geek’s event with tons of fun conversations. Anyway, enough blabbing, here are some pictures to give you an idea! I’ll be adding more photos here throughout the weekend.

Elves
The Elves!

Ride the Bull
Ride the bull at WorldCon (oh my!)

Red Fox
Red Fox

Meet the Authors
Book signing

Steam Punk
Steam Punk

Steampunk Exhibit
Steampunk Exhibit

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One of my fellow exhibitors, Linda King

AJ Moore
Another of my fellow exhibitors, AJ Moore

Me at WorldCon
Um, yeah

The Alamo
And of course, scenic San Antonio

SciFi Nerd Dream Come True

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Since this weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, and I already know how my summer will end, let’s talk science fiction.

I registered for the 71st World Science Fiction Convention this coming Labor Day weekend. It will be a nerd dream come true on a few levels.

First, the prestigious Hugo Awards are given out at the event. I plan on reading the five nominees and submitting a ballot by July 31. It will be awesome to see the program, meet science fiction authors, and talk about the craft.

Then there is the costume contest. I went to the Emerald City ComicCon last year during a layover in Seattle. What a crazy event! The costumes were wild and fun, and, well, nerdy! The science fiction convention costumes may be even crazier!

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