Presentation on theme: "1 Denvention3 August 6 – 10, 2008 Con Report. 2 August 5, 2008 Day of arrival. Arrived about 10 am at the Hyatt Regency and they had my room ready without."— Presentation transcript:
2 August 5, 2008 Day of arrival. Arrived about 10 am at the Hyatt Regency and they had my room ready without any extra charge! Went to the 16 th Street Mall – a mile long street loaded with gift shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafes, you name it. Then to the Convention Centre for pre-reg. The Centre was enormous and pre-reg tables were way, way back, a hike of at least one and a half city blocks! And it has a Blue Bear Standing guard outside! The Convention Centres Blue Bear looking in The Blue Bear from the outside
3 Outside the Con CentreInside the Centre Another beary pictureNano people climbing up the wall of the Hyatt Regency?
4 First day of World Con – August 6, 2008! (Dont let the date on the pics fool you. The camera was in a time warp) Long line-up for registration! Nancy Kress and Star standing in line and long faces about the long wait (nearly 1 hour!) Nancy Kress and Star!Nancy and me (who got the badge already the previous day)
5 Day 1 of Convention. At our fan table, giving out freebies and posing for fans. What we lacked was a sign for the Other*Worlds*Cafe
6 Exhibits in the dealers room THE FLAG! Double-click on this short video clip to see John Picaccio in action
7 Evening of August 6 – first ever WorldCon I attended where it rained! Memorable signs at the Bubba Gump Restaurant (that Star first thought was a shop selling bubble gum) where we had supper
8 Day 2, August 7 Ballerinas doing their stuff at the Sheraton (the party hotel) 16 th Street Mall at night
9 PARTEEEES Seattle and Reno in competition for 2011
10 Day 3, August 8 (camera is still in time warp) Walking with the Stars assembly by the Blue Bear and the walk Group photo after the walk Our nearly empty fan table Friday morning
11 Day 4, August 9 Joe Haldeman after the Saturday morning walk (it was hot) Bujold signing A dinosaur wandered in and ate some fans...?
Day 5, August 18, 2008 12 More exhibits in the dealers room
In Memoriam Arthur C. Clarke Panel with Frederick Pohl and Stephen Baxter (camera has found the present time) 13
Goodbye, until we meet again 14 Star at OWC fan table with what was left OWC Dinner on the patio (we went to see The Mummy afterwards) The free shuttle bus for the 16 th Mall Street But, the horse aint free