Found on the Yahoo news site today
Door decorating is part of the con, and it covers all sorts of fandoms and can be incredibly elaborate (see B7’s below) and I should have taken photos in years past, but duh, didn’t, or don’t know where the prints are, but it’s the only con I know of that really does that. The programming runs from 9am till midnight (but usually starts at 10 a.m.) and four panels across, not including videos, so there’s lots to do. I’d say the big fandoms were Supernatural and Stargate Atlantis. Amazingly, very few SG1 panels were suggested this year, which I think is indicative of the slowdown of the fandom and transference to other fans. Heck, I must report with deep regret, that several really great SGA fanfic writers have been writing Supernatural fanfic now (yes, they were hiding in the back corner during the well-attended Shep whump panel). The McKay panel was full of fans who love that character, and the Save Carson Beckett panel (for lack of a better title) had lots of folks too. We still don’t know why they did what they did on ‘Sunday’ but that’s a spoiler till Friday, so…. And the now annual “Whose Line is It Anyway?” fan version of the show had a lot of attendees and will be done again at the 2008 con and I promise to make a fool of myself then as I was too tired out from doing too many SGA panels to attend that one.
Of course, I didn’t really take notes, but did take photos of people, but won’t put those up without permission, but can put up photos of things (aka doors) so will stick up a few… Oh wait, yes, I DO have photos of some attendees and will now plaster their images ALL OVER THE NET!
Fans bring their pets – big ones, small ones, furry ones, scaly ones (didn’t see any snakes this year). The cats were available at the ‘cat house’, as I recall, where you could just enter the room and get your kitty fix by petting one of several very, very friendly cats. I saw a Great Dane that looked like a pony and it wasn’t even a year old, a little black dog that growled and snarled at me every time he saw me (did that last year too but then he did that with everyone but was totally harmless, really) and lots of Shelties and Samoyeds.
My Stargate Atlantis motivational poster door, which attracted lots of fans who were busy taking pictures or wondering if I would sell them, so I promised to put them all online on my LJ. The door won "Best humor" !!
B7kerravon’s incredible musical flashing-light Stargate door, with both SG1 and SGA. This photo is sorta crappy but it was incredible.
My luggage makes it home. With being so bright green, how can it not? It’s easy to find, even from a mile away ;)
The biggest problem with the con is it’s too darn short! I mean, the con is officially 3 days (Fri noon-Mon noon) but fans are coming in as early as Wednesday now just to relax and hang out, and zines can sell out before the con even starts sometimes. Ah, just one more year till MW*C 28.
And that’s it for now! Anybody else who attended want to add to it?