[Nov 13-15, 1998: TGN, Schaumburg, IL] “WindyCon XXV” was great as ever. Met old con friends (10 Forward crew), current con friends (Voyager crew), and new con friends (Babylon 5 crew). I invited friends around here and from Michigan. There were 1200+ attendees and the place was packed. As usual, there were major room parties, 10 or so each on Friday and Saturday nights. Stayed up till 3:00am both nights! The official eZine-TGN Con Rating is in: 9.0 out of 10.0.
WindyCon XXV 1998
[Sept 26 – Oct 3, 1998: TGN, Cayman Islands] The coolest thing I did on this cruise was to do the Atlantis submarine tour. We were 100 feet under the surface for about 35 minutes. I took more pictures of the submarine than the fish swimming outside… The official eZine-TGN Cruise Rating is in: 6.0 out of 10.0.
Carnival Cruise 1998
[June 12-14, 1998: TGN, Rosemont, IL] “Duckon VII” was okay. There were 500+ attendees but hardly saw more than small groups at a time. Again, there was a major lack of room parties, only 1 on Friday and 1 on Saturday. There was a furry track, so there were a lot of animal costumes. Also, medieval and renaissance costumed people were about, including Nero types. And, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is in: 3.0 out of 10.0.
Duckon VII 1998
[February 6-8, 1998: TGN, Rosemont, IL] “Capricon XVIII” was fun! Yours truly won the best costume of Capricon (as Borg, of course)! You can click on the mini-Borg picture above to get a full size photo… There were 600+ attendees putting the con in the “well attended” category. However, there seems to be a major lack of room parties, only 5 on Friday and 3 on Saturday.
There seemed to be a preponderance medieval and renaissance costumed people, a trend which does not seem to be diminishing. Well, I didn’t bring my camera (yes, I am a moron), so I don’t have any pictures. Hopefully, someone will submit some to me and I will post them. And, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is in: 5.0 out of 10.
Capricon XVIII 1998
[December 31, 1997: TGN, Des Plaines, IL] “The 16th Annual New Year’s Eve Party (NYEP) and Costumes Of Course” was a smashing success. There were 40 attendees making the party rather festive. Partygoers were treated to drumming of the Japanese taiko by Patty Adachi and the African djembe by John Yost.
At midnight, we had a phenomenal dry ice effect throughout the house. The first wave left around 2:30am and the rest of the crew went around 4:30am. And, the official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 9.0 out of 10! This is a real good rating which we haven’t seen in many years.