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Live From LibertyCon 28!

Libertycon 28

This is Cedar, coming live to you from the beautiful metropolis of Chattanooga, where the Choo-Choo hotel has been taken over by swarms of Fans, and the chatter is all about science fiction, books, fantasy, and just plain science!

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Registration, where all the badges were pre-sold out.

The day started out beautiful, with a little science project in the consuite, although it was later moved out of the way. James Schardt demonstrated his 3D printer and fascinated passerby with the little machine (photos to come later). People began to gather in conversational groups, and talk about mutual interests.

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Howard Tayler emceeing opening Cermonies and introducing David Weber

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A group of like-minded fans

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The Dealer Room

L Jagi Lamplighter and John C Wright at the autograph table with fans.

L Jagi Lamplighter and John C Wright at the autograph table with fans.

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The Wedding Reception room party. So many people it spilled into the hall and outside.

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Our own Kilted Dave and the family, looking spiffy.

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Our own Kate Paulk and Sarah Hoyt on a panel discussing Social Justice for the Undead.

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There seemed to be a drinking game every time the word ‘privilege” was used. Mad Mike won…

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Subspike and his family were there in the audience.

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The audience was having a lot of fun with the ‘transvital’ concept for the undead. Or is it differently living?

So for today as I am running around the con, what do you all think? Should those souls who are made up of many different body parts be called Assembled Americans? Do films discriminate against vampires, as they cannot be caught on camera? For that matter, should the DMV hire sketch artists to make ID pictures? And if they do, they should be psychic sketch artists for the Noncorporeal Americans. Free Ghouls from the horror of Baths!!

That’s all for now, folks, I will see you next week, hopefully with some sleep to restart my brainnnnzzzzzzz

28 Comments
  1. Timid1 #

    Comfy seats? A convention where there are comfy seats? Outrageous! Why, at ours we have uncomfy seats, and still fall asleep.

    June 27, 2015
    • the only one I’ve ever been to had folding chairs, and dang few of those.

      June 27, 2015
  2. Paul (Drak Bibliophile) Howard #

    WeeDave looked like he wasn’t sure about “what’s going on”. [Smile]

    June 27, 2015
  3. Luke #

    While you’re there, make sure to hit some of the local restaurants. There’s no place in the country that has better food.

    Of course, I haven’t lived there for over a decade. So I can’t remember the names of some of my old haunts (like the dive Italian restaurant that served fresh baked rolls in bowls of melted butter). And those I can remember may no longer be around. But if you’re eating from chain restaurants, you’re really missing out.

    June 27, 2015
  4. Wee Dave looks just like dad. 🙂

    SJ for zombies!! Damn! I thought I had that idea cornered. shooda knowed betta. Please please please, a full report!

    June 27, 2015
  5. This sounds like a winner, and I’m penciling it in for next year.

    Are there any other libertarian-friendly cons right now? Or at least cons where the trigger-warning crowd doesn’t completely dominate the program?

    June 27, 2015
    • Christopher M. Chupik #

      Well, Libertycon seems to fit that description. 🙂

      June 27, 2015
    • Jonna Hayden #

      Jeff, this is THE convention to go to…I drove from Oregon to attend, and the only triggers are on the heavily armed guests and at the Friday morning trip to the range. The panels are amazing (VERY science heavy, tons of authors doing readings, etc.) I’m permanently putting this one on my convention schedule.

      June 28, 2015
      • Timid1 #

        Ooh. Any skeet shooting at the range?

        June 28, 2015
      • Tony Thompson #

        Waitjustaminute! There was a range trip! How does one get invited? This was my first LibertyCon but it will NOT be my last!

        July 2, 2015
  6. Draven #

    *sighs*

    June 27, 2015
    • I know! I can’t believe I missed a panel on zombie rights.
      I don’t suppose they tape those things?

      June 27, 2015
  7. Albert #

    And there was weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth from those of us stuck here in the outer darkness of non-Liberty Con.

    (Do they still have strict 500-people only limit? How quickly do tickets sell out, if that’s the case?)

    June 27, 2015
    • I know they sold out weeks ago, although I don’t know the total number.

      June 27, 2015
      • snelson134 #

        They bumped it to 700 this year because they combined it with a 1632 mini-con with David Weber and Eric Flint. 500 is the norm.

        June 27, 2015
        • Timid1 #

          So . . . it’s the 700 Club? 😉
          – Ducking and running

          June 28, 2015
          • Christopher M. Chupik #

            At least it’s not the 770 Club.

            June 28, 2015
    • 700 and some.

      June 27, 2015
  8. aAlabamaDill #

    Next year in Chattanooga! Congrats to all the newly weds.

    June 27, 2015
  9. I’m jealous! No, actually happy for you: glad that you’re all having a blast.

    June 27, 2015
  10. Sarah looks good! She must be feeling better. Must be the atmosphere there.

    June 27, 2015
  11. That settles it, I’ve gotta go. Next year, my daughter will be off to college, so maybe then. Looks like great fun.

    June 27, 2015
  12. Sounds like it was a lot of fun. Hope I have a chance to go sometime. Cedar, get some sleep!

    June 28, 2015
  13. amiegibbons15 #

    There should’ve been an award for the freaking funniest panel at the conference, the Social Justice for the Undead would’ve won hands down. *Mad Mike for the win!* 🙂

    June 29, 2015
  14. Social Justice for the Undead? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE tell me there is video of that panel posted online someplace!

    July 1, 2015

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