Worldcon and Cascadiacon

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by lizzienewell, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    The thread may be old, but the topic is current...and they happen to be speaking of MY neck of the woods...I am glad it came back up...almost forgot.
  2. Chthulhu

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    I have a relative in Littlerock; never been there, though ...
  3. cgutzmer

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    Jeez, I wasnt blasting the guy for postingin an old thread, I just like it when oldies come back up again.
    Chris
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  5. lizzienewell

    lizzienewell Member

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    It's fun seeing this come up again. I couldn't go to any conventions last year but I'm making plans for this summer. I'll be going or Archon in Collinsville Illinois. It's the North American Science-fiction and Fantasy convention. Whenever the world convention is off the continent there is a North American convetion for those who can't afford the airfare.
    I'll be entering the artshow again. Woops! better get to work so that I have something to show.
    Are any of the rest of you going? It would be nice to have a cardmodeling presence at SF conventions.

    --Lizzie
  6. thewoodengraver

    thewoodengraver Active Member

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    Mike, Make up with your relative (lol) and come 4 miles east and say HI !
  7. deltic03

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    Arghhhh I feel like Frankenstine......Waht have I done?????:-D
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    Looks like a good thing to me! (Thought I was gone, didn't you all?:twisted: )
  9. Amazyah

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    I've been wondering about you, Rick!
    You disappeared on us for a while.
    Good to see you stop in!

    Russell
  10. deltic03

    deltic03 New Member

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    Ahhhh some good did come of it!!!!:-D
  11. panzer

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    That's exactly what I think about that kind of "fandom" but my English isn't good enough to say it like you did. I have never visited a convention, but the photos I have seen and the discussions I have read in some forums are enough for me. Small...well...let's say full figured:roll: ladies with tight-fitting jumpsuits who are taking themselves for Counselor Troi, linnets with thick glasses who are pretending to be 7 ft. high Klingon warriors (and of course, still are wearing their glasses:) )... This is really strange.

    I really love Star Trek, but I'm just a fan of all the series, not a "Trekkie". I don't tax my brain about every little scene whether it is an inconsistence or not, and I don't check every decision of a captain for a violation of the "Holy Federation's Holy Book Of Holy Laws" (or something like that...:grin:).
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    deltic03 New Member

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    I have to admit that you have hit the nail on the head, some do take it to far.
  13. lizzienewell

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    I think the Trekkie phenomena has died down a bit. Fantasy seems to be on the rise over science-fiction. The pirates may be outnumbering the Klingons.

    --Lizzie
  14. davelant

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    I just wanted to put in another good word about Wonderfest in Louisville

    http://www.wonderfest.com

    Paper models are welcome in the model competition. I can't prove it, but I may have entered the first paper model to appear at Wonderfest, in 2005. I won a small prize, the equivalent of honorable mention, in 2005 with a "Go-Go Yubari" (designed by Pikapyon), and the same award in 2006 with a Pristontale Archer. That year, there were actually two Archers entered in the show!

    It's a relaxed show, centered around SF/Fantasy/Horror models and media fiction, without the "weird" or "scary" vibe. All modeling media are accepted, but primarily you will see a lot of beautifully crafted plastic. It may be too late to make plans for this Memorial Day show, but I've been there every year since 1999, and only my daughter's high school graduation prevents my attendance this year.