Illumination: Eastercon '92
British National Science Fiction Convention
17-20 April 1992, Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool
GoHs: Geoff Ryman,
Paul J. McAuley
(fan) Pam Wells
The main excitement was before the con even started: the Norbeck Castle
Hotel (sort of castle-shaped, in a concretey sort of way) went into
voluntary receivership in February. But it was 'refinanced' successfully,
and everything was okay for Easter.
The Wizard of Oz
(including his new
Golden Oldies of Filk
(aka John Grant): The
Clute Encyclopedia. A talk on the current status of
The Encyclopedia of Science
--- including the promise of a CD-ROM version.
Firework display. 'Illumination' lives up to its name.
Build an Alien
. An interactive attempt to
create intelligent life, with the audience shouting advice: "Nuke
Travails of a Mad Inventor
. Some of his,
and other, inventions that could work --- power generation and weather
control over the North Sea, anyone?
Build Your Own Religion
. Nothing that new; mainly a
fun fight between the Christians and the Pagans.
. It takes a
time --- hundreds of thousands of years.