Fogcon: cozy, Wiscon-style San Francisco science fiction convention


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#2

So is James Tiptree, Jr. going to appear late or is he deceased like the proverbial parrot?


#3

the Guests of Honor are Seanan McGuire, Tim Powers, and the late James Tiptree, Jr.

That seems...problematic.


#4

Hopefully it will not have Wiscon-style norovirus.


#5

No sweat; we'll just boot up a hologram from the memory engram backup.


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Other cons have a tradition of a "memorial GOH". Also, Tiptree was the pen name of Alice Sheldon, who, as far as I know, self identified as "she".


#7

Oh, no, same time as Consonance! And we'll have to share Seanan with them, instead of keeping her for ourselves!


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Just sayin... nothing about San Fran seems very cozy these days.


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Rooms for FOGconners at the Marriott at Walnut Creek are only $99 per night +tax ... sort of cozy? And Walnut Creek's on the BART, so if you want to come for the Con but throw in some sight-seeing, it's maybe an hour from San Francisco.


#10

Walnut Creek counting as part of San Francisco is perfectly in keeping with a theme of wildly speculative fiction.


#11

This is the convention where I first got to know anyyyyyone local in the SF Bay Area geekdom. It is great fun.


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