With the coming of a Foundation series on Apple TV a whole new generation is going to Google Isaac Asimov and discover how creepy he was. Asimov made a lot of predictions that have more or less come to pass–robots taking jobs for instance–but what he never foresaw was an early twenty-first century culture intolerant […]Read more "Asimov Got His Ass Pinched"
In the first part of this two part series I took a look at my favourite British convention’s, erm… conventions about venue, programme running and the dealer hall accessibility. This time we finish off where all con’s finish off: the bar! The heart of any convention is the bar and–much like a time lord–Mooncon has two: a […]Read more "Mooncon: Britain’s Best Science Fiction convention (Part 2: Bars)"
I’ve been convention-going for–bloody hell!–more than a decade now so I guess I can claim to be something of a, er, well… con-noisseur (sorry). Eastercon, Novacon, Fantasycon: you name it I’ve loitered about in it making a nuisance of myself. All the aforementioned have their individual charms. But by far my favourite is a little-known […]Read more "MOONCON: Britain’s Best Science Fiction Convention"
Hello my beautiful babies! This month the James Worrad juggernaut HITS THE ROAD FOR A TOUR OF THE EMERALD ISLE!!! Well, certainly a few of its hotel lobbies and conference rooms at any rate. Why? Because I’m in Dublin for Worldcon and Belfast for Titancon. Here’s the line-up: WORLDCON: Erm… just hanging out really. Lot’s […]Read more "Worldcon & Titancon: Where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing in Ireland this month…"