Loncon 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention

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    I was doing volunteer work to help set up the convention today. The actual convention starts on Thursday morning.

    Here are a few pictures I took while the set up was in progress.

    The first two photos are of the set up for the dealers room.
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    These next two photos are are of the auditorium.
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    This last photo shows some of the volunteers helping set up the art show.
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    Here's some more photos of the convention centre. image.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
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    Thanks for those photos sci! Quite interesting the amount of work there to set things up. That is a huge auditorium to cater for like minded "scifans":)
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    That makes me wonder: do you have an idea how many people are supposed to take part? Just an estimate will do.

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    Never mind. I found something on the website: more than 8000 people are expected.
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    Just dawned on me where you were! I voted in the Hugos for this convention!

    Small world...

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    That must mean that you're a supporting member of the convention. Congratulations on voting. There was record voter turnout this year. If you want to watch the Hugo awards live, Ustream will be carrying the live program. Details are on the convention website.

    Here's the front cover of the souvenir book you'll be getting in the mail after the convention.
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    Here are some pictures from the start of registration, this morning.
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    Here are photos of the long registration lines, the exhibits, and the dealers room at the convention.
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    Here is a photo of a convention member from Idaho who's attending the convention remotely.image.jpg
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    Is there a special reason why he's not there in person?
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    Here are a few shots of the WSFS business meeting.
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    WSFS stands for the World Science Fiction Society and is concerned with the WSFS constitution and the rules pertaining to the administration of the Hugo awards.
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    I have no idea, but it is a nice exhibition of technology in action.
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    It certainly is.
    Somehow it reminds me of "Big Bang Theory". In one of the episodes Sheldon built a device that looked similar.
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    @scifan57 ... did you bring an extra carry-on bag for all your souvenir goodies?? :)
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    I'll probably have to ship some of my "goodies" home to save weight in my carry on luggage allowance.
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    Here are a few more photos from the convention.
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    The masquerade is due to start in 20 minutes. Here are photos of the audience and the stage.
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    The results of the site selection voting for the 74th World Science Fiction Convention in 2017 have been released. Kansas City has won the bidding. The convention will be known as Midamericon 2 and will take place on August 17th to 21st.
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    Well, you'll be a LOT closer to home! :)

    I've been to Kansas City just once (a medical meeting years ago) - famous for early jazz in the 1930s, e.g. Count Basie, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, and many others - a friend & I went to a 'blues club' one night - Dave :)
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    Here at a few photos I took at the masquerade yesterday evening.
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