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27 July 2008 @ 07:30 pm
Upcoming Icon  

Anybody been to an Icon lately? It's been a long, long time for us. I see from the flyer that our old friend Tanya Huff will be the Author Guest this year and, of course, it's always great to see Rusty. But in examining the flyer closely, it also looks as if Icon these days is perhaps, hm, "targeted" at a number of segments of fandom none of which appear to be the segment I know and love best. So I'm thinking and wondering what the chances are that we'd have a good time there. Any thoughts or opinions? Thanks.

Current Mood: curiouscurious
guppiecatguppiecat on July 28th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
It's been several years since I've bothered to make the drive from Des Moines to Iowa City / Cedar Rapids for that con. When I stopped going, it was trying really hard to be fun and not quite making it.

It is a younger (and drunker) con than the ones I tend to prefer.

The last time I was there the music circle was hugely disappointing. That's likely the main factor that I stopped going.
Mspiritdance on July 28th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
Well, since we've moved the the CR/IC area, I suspect we'll at least try to make a day trip of it (probably not much more than that, as we've got 2 kids under 3 years). And it is the weekend after OVFF, so we're likely to be a bit conned-out (or at least, the boys will be).
dd-bdd_b on July 28th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
We haven't been down for a couple of years ourselves. Started with Convivial being too close to Icon one year, and we stayed here. We seemed to spend most of the time with Minn-StF people anyway, at the last couple of Icons, though I remember some good talks late at night in the consuite with Joe Haldeman.