>And then there’s the resort-style convention, where you may not be able to secure an adequately sized hall, or it may be held in a rural area where reserved lodging is an absolute necessity. In those cases, an entire lodge is rented out for everyone, and the convention is held right there. Those can be weekend events, and the late nights always turn into massive drinking parties. You need stamina for those cons. But that’s why many people say that these are the only true sci-fi conventions.
>"A real convention is when everyone gets together in some little crowded room and just talks, nothing but sci-fi.”
>In the sci-fi world the distinction between fan and author is a relatively small one, and many professional writers participate right alongside the fans. An event like that would be unthinkable in other genres.
>Since professional authors are themselves enthusiastic fans, many attend simply to meet like-minded people to socialize with. It’s very common for the Conventions to feature recreational times when authors, editors, and fans all casually sit together, drinking sake and conversing. It’s difficult to imagine something like that happening under any other circumstances.
Reminds me of r/a/dio.
Today's themes are, in no particular order:
Loli, Sci-Fi, Samurai, Rome, Happy Hardcore, and Video Games.
Today's idols are:
Momoi, Lynn Minmei, Kobayashi Sachiko, and perhaps some Noriko Sakai.
Today's bakas are:
OH FUCK I JUST REMEMBERED I FORGOT MY MILK.