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Report on Albacon

From:Tim Smith <timsmith@...>
Date:Friday, October 16, 1998, 1:06
I had a great time at Albacon.  The high point was finally getting to meet
Sally Caves, after several months of corresponding on this list and
elsewhere.  Our two-hour panel on conlanging (which, in addition to me and
Sally, included Melissa Scott, Brenda Clough, and, as "guest moderator" for
the second half, my wife, Billie Aul) went very well, even though it went
off in some unexpected dirrections.  (At least it didn't get bogged down in
arguing about the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, unlike some similar panels I've
been on at other cons.) But our off-panel conversations were far better,
though all too brief.

Still, it would have been nice to have seen some of the rest of you there.
But we're doing it again next year (although the exact date and place are
still uncertain), so you'll have another chance!
Tim Smith

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."
-- The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939)