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Local conlangcons (was Re: Yitzik and Basilius met in Kiev)

From:Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 17:23
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From: Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>

> this weekend, Basilius and me (Yitzik) had a bit spontaneous > micro-conlangcon
On that topic, when was the last time we had any kind of discussion about small, local conlangcons in general? If there's a selection of like-minded individuals within easy travelling distance of central North Carolina (either to or from, depending on where interested parties are), I'd love to have some kind of a day or half-day event. Technically, I suppose I could drive to anywhere in mainland North America, but that really makes a whole weekend of it. Possible, but unpreferred.
> That was my first meeing with a conlanger IRL.
Ah, how I remember my first. And Rosta, Lars Henrik Mattiesen (from whom I learned the difference between /a/ and /&/), Fabian, and I strolled around London, taking in Foyle's bookstore, the public gallery at the British Library, and some less-academic locations (including elevensies in a bistro kind of place, lunch in Chinatown, drinks at a pub whose name I don't recall, and dinner in a nearby Caff). The Library were showing a variety of famous British lit at the time, from Beowulf to Shakespeare, and beyond. It was a true joy to gaze on page one of the Nowell Codex, and IIRC an original First Folio.
> We discussed (rather chaoticly) quite many topics of common interest.
That would seem to be the very definition of a conlangcon. I'm glad you had a good time. I'm afraid I can't offer much on the question posed in your post, since I have tended to work straight from the gut on a priori stuff. I'll have a think, though, and see what I can come up with. Paul


Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
And Rosta <and.rosta@...>
David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>