Sadly Worldcon Gets No Love from the Mass Media…

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 11, 2009 in Fandom |

Above is author Neil Gaiman at the opening of Worldcon 2009 in Montreal. What’s a Worldcon you ask? Well for those of you not in the know Worldcon is the world science fiction convention which has been held every year since 1939 except during World War II (because most of the fanboys were being drafted). As someone who was active in fandom going back a bit I can tell you that once upon a time Worldcon was THE place where Hollywood would show their latest.

While it’s true that it always been a literary con if you are a media or comic book fan you wouldn’t be disappointed with the show one bit. But alas sadly the San Diego Comic Con seems to have eclipsed Worldcon — which is sad as the con actually travels all over the world instead of being in California each year. Here’s Canadian author Julie E. Czerneda opening the con (you see I told you it was international):

And here’s Cory Doctorow talking about new media (I can’t believe he’s implemented a concurrent versioning system to track his own writing — uber geeky!):

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