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The SofaCON recording is here!

Did you miss SofaCON? Or would you like to relive it? Now you can see it after the fact!

This video includes, in order, the introduction by Peter Watts, my "Looking Back At Genre History" multimedia presentation (beginning at approximately 0:18:30 on the video), a reading by author Ted Kosmatka, my "One to One" interview with the great Lois McMaster Bujold (beginning at approximately 1:35:00), a reading by author Gregory Frost, a discussion of SF fandom by the gentlemen of Amazing Stories, the SF Quiz featuring SF Signal vs. Geeks Guide to the Galaxy (with questions/officiating by yours truly), the keynote talk by Peter Watts, and the conclusion by StarShipSofa's fearless leader, the incomparable Tony C. Smith. I do hope you enjoy it.


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Sep. 3rd, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
I admit the talk about "carbon footprints" at the very opening put me off. I had to forward to your history of science fiction talk.

How fascinating! Obviously I know that SF has been written for hundreds of years, but I had no idea it existed as an actual fandom and in an incarnation not so different than what we know today! I think sometimes we assume that people who lived years ago were entirely different than we are today. But people are just people, and it seems the similarities are greater than the differences.

It's always seemed that sci-fi fans are of a different sort than those of other genres. There seems to be more interaction between fans and creators. But I assumed this was mainly popular in recent years through the internet! (Though I realize there have been things like fanzines and fan get-togethers for a long time as well.)

But to learn that this goes back so early and that it was done intentionally was just amazing! I wish time machines were possible, so that we could bring those early people to our present day. They would be astounded by what they began!

And I have no relevant icons. Sigh..
Sep. 7th, 2013 10:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so delighted that my talk worked for you! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. I wholeheartedly second your wish for a dependable time machine.

It was such tragic news to learn of Frederik Pohl's death on the 2nd. He helped make the very first Worldcon happen in 1939, he lived his life in the genre, and he won his last Hugo Award in 2010. What a record!

Thanks again for watching/listening and for your kind words.
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