|Fit the First
When I first
bid for Noreascon [I] I had no idea what I was getting into.
1980 Noreascon 2, 1989 Noreascon 3, and now Noreascon 4 in 2004.
There were people attending N4 who were not born when N1 took
place. If a fannish generation is 4 years it has been 35 years,
or almost 9 generations since we won the N1 bid. If you figure
the average mundane generation to be 25 years that would take us
from the Revolution in 1776 to the year 2001 imagine the
U.S. today with Geo. Washington, Th. Jefferson, etc. still
alive. It gives me to think.
I wonder how many of us four
timers (or four-flushers) will be around for N5 assuming
anyone is foolish enough to run one.
|I kind of worked on Noreascon
I I was dating the Treasurer and got dragged into
working. I have no one to blame for Noreascon II I agreed
to run that one and deserved everything I got. (Actually, it was
fun, really.) At N3 I edited the Mad 3 Party and
worked as Chairman's Staff which means I got to do a
little of everything. And here at N4 I'm the weblog editor and
am running First Night (a sort of mini-convention in itself).
And I hope I'll still be around to do something on Noreascon
||I'm still smarting from the
failure of the Boston in 1967 bid!
||28 Aug 04
|Charles N. Brown
||Ah yes, I remember it
All of them
||Yet one more what a
||My first four-timer!
||Looking forward to Noreascon
||N1 my first
||4 times, that's not too
||been there, done that,
probably still have the T-shirts
||All 4 and counting!
KaffeeKlatsches (we almost called them
Assistant Treasurer for N1 or N2
||Worked on all 4
volunteer to staff on #1, my third Worldcon Ops on 2
too much fun stuff on 3 and various bits on 4. I'm
proud to have gotten to all!
||Yet more proof that some
people never learn. I guess we just have to keep doing it until
we get it right.
||My first convention
worked the next 3 Noreascons.
||What Ruth Sachter said above.
2nd floor division N3
||God. I was young. Once.
||My first convention was N1.
The week after, there were these people in the MITSFS Library,
acting like they'd run the convention they had. They
dragged me along to House of Roy
||My first Worldcon. I got up
Tuesday morning and went off to start college.
|A. Joseph Ross
||I've been to all 4 of them. My
first Worldcon was Tricon in 1966.
||Bring back the Cat and
|Mary and Bill Burns
||We spent our honeymoon at
Still together 33 years later.
||4 Noreascons, 2 marriages
the current marriage works, but all four Noreascons were
|Jacob M. Waldman
|Carol and John Roberts
||26 Worldcons since 1974,
including 4 Noreascons.
|I remember when Ellison said
that lying down he was in some ways taller than Asimov.
||I helped out at Noreascon 2 in
registration. Enjoyed it and all other Noreascons
|Wendy Joseph Glasser
||I've worked all four
Noreascons Gopher to Committee to Gopher. Missed meeting my
husband there. It had to wait until Tuesday when I went to
college. Looking forward to working the next 4.
||Boston has the best Worldcons.
Think about making it the permanent location!
||My goodness, is it four
already? Time already.
||I bid, we won, I paid. And I
keep on doing it! I don't even remember what I did for N1
for N2 I ran special exhibits we had 13 of them, a
significant number and I got Bruce's Tarot published and
did the Memory Book. For N3 I ran the Masquerade and edited the
videotape. For this one I'm only doing a few things like the
Regency Event, directing the Filkado, a few program items,
tours... oh yes and the Restaurant Guide with Tony ... and
Falling Free .... does this mean I'm GAFIAting?
keep getting better ... !
|Becky D. Peters
|The only string of conventions
I have kept unbroken. I worked II, III, and will work IV. Great
people, great fun in a great city.
||Here's to another good
||Here's to the 4th! After
running Registration at Noreascon 1, VIP Relations at 2, I
forgot at 3, and working registration at 4, I keep saying I'll
attend a worldcon and not work. Yeah.
||Have another one and I'll come
||My 4th and I hope to
get to a few more!
|Evelyn C. Leeper
||Four of the best organized
Worldcons I have been to.
|David J. Wyatt
|Muriel W. Kanter
||Thank you for all the
|Mark Roth (the
||One wife per Noreascon -1
(she's in jail). S'pose y'all will need to do it again
||Perpetual fringe fan
but have been to half of all worldcons
||Each one got older.
2 ran info booth wrote play (Bar is
3 Crutches torn ankle
software only afford 1 day
|Frank Johnson from
||1971 was my first
|Joe and Gay Haldeman
||(1109 N-1) (1778
||How come all you people are
||It seems like yesterday.
|Ann A. Broomhead
||My very first Worldcon! It was
||Well, it was more fun when I
was 22 with a beautiful girlfriend. But I'm already waiting for
||Noreascon One was my first
con. Noreascon Two was my husband's first con. Now we believe
we're doomed to all future Noreascons!
You have a great track
record keep up the good work!
||#4 this year!
Services for 2
Chairman's Staff for 3
DH Exhibits for
Looking forward to attending another one someday.
|Donald E. Eastlake III
Peggy Rae Sapienza
|George R. R. Martin
||Tom Hanlon reports: "George
reminisced that the first Boston Worldcon he was lucky to find
floor space and the next he was fortunate to win Hugos."