InterAction, 63 Worldcon 4-8 August, Glasgow
by Vincent Docherty and Colin (Co-Chairs)
Review by John Berlyne
Date: August 2005 / Show Official Info /
Worldcon was a blast - the perfect embodiment of the adage that if you can actually remember it, you weren't really there! Thanks to Ernest and his loan of the Sfrevu camera, here are a few snaps of the goings on that I managed to capture in between drinking sessions. Digital cameras are great, aren't they? But dammit, using one has not improved my photography skills! Apologies all round.
It's been ten years since we Brits last had a Worldcon on our soil, and back then, before I even knew such events existed; Fandom invaded the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (a wonderful appropriate spacey looking venue) much as it did last week. Many who were there ten years ago returned and were treated once again to a fantastic programme of well-organised events, pints of free-flowing ale and a veritable galaxy of SF stars. Photo: The Armadillo at the SECC, Glasow. It took off when the convention ended! Photo by Russell Wilcox.
It was great to have a chance to meet many authors who rarely make it to these shores. Amongst those I didn't manage to snap were Jeffrey Ford, Martha Wells, Andy Duncan, Kelly Link, Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, Carol Berg, Terry Brooks, Cecelia Dart-Thornton, Laura Ann Gilman, Katherine Kurtz, Elizabeth Moon, Ian Irvine, Tanya Huff, Robin Hobb, Kim Stanley Robinson and Benjamin Rosenbaum. And, being a UK Worldcon, there were many UK based authors present including. Peter F. Hamilton, Justina Robson, Geoff Ryman, Ian R. Macleod, Ken Macleod, Iain Banks, Paul McAuley, Paul Cornell. Jessica Rydill, Charles Stross, Pat Cardigan, Ian Watson, Jay Caselberg, Martin Sketchley, Liz Williams, Steph Swainston, Susannah Clarke, Mark Chadbourne, Chaz Brenchley, Stan Nicholls, James Barclay, James Lovegrove, Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter -- you get the idea.
Signings by Greg Bear, Michael Cobley, and Hal Duncan.