I’m not much of one for con reports these days, partly because the pictures tell the thousand words, etc etc, but mostly because all the really entertaining stuff that went down over the Easter long weekend is far too rude, crude and generally offensive to repeat without hurting feelings, naming names and pointing fingers. So I’m not gonna. The con itself had a few comedy of errors aspects to it. The absolute highlight of it all for me was GOH Rob Shearman. About 10 of us fell completely in love with him. I believe
actually kidnapped him this afternoon. She and I would have had a scragfight over him for sure if my dragon and I didn’t have to fly back home to the classy side of the continent at 1am this morning. Full set of photos here. And oh yeah, I won a Ditmar for my novella ‘A Lady of Adestan’ which was originally published in Orb magazine. My acceptance speech was classy (I grinned and shouted out I beat Garth Nix!). Physically, the award itself is rather dowdy. Come on guys, normally you get the winner’s names engraved on statues. You don’t print them out on itty bits of cardboard, cut them out & make the winners glue them on to the plaques themselves fer fuck’s sake…
Tehani Wessely, Rob Shearman, Kathryn Linge & Alisa Krasnostein.
Karl Schraeder, Robin Pen, Ken Macleod, Sean Williams & Jonathan Strahan
The Ditmars are now unofficially known as the Krazzies. Seeing as Alisa wins most of them.
yeah, I really do have a dragon!