We Are Not Alone


This afternoon.

Convention Centre, Dublin

Registration ahead of the opening tomorrow of the 77th convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) known as Worldcon .

Home of the Hugo Awards, the gathering, usually held in the USA, attracts thousands of Science Fiction fans from across the world: some in elaborate cosplay and most with ‘fannish‘ nicknames.

Will Hugo?

You go?

Never mind.

Pic via Omegar


4 thoughts on “We Are Not Alone

  1. Slightly Bemused

    Ireland has a long and rich history with regard to science fiction. It is great to see conventions like this coming here, and I include the resent comic con so beautifully captured here on the ‘Sheet.

    1. Rosette of Sirius

      And fantasy to boot. Although American by birth, Anne McCaffrey lived and wrote in herWicklow for 40 years or so until her death. Most interestingly she was the first woman to be awarded the Hugo prize.

      1. Slightly Bemused

        Granted. Her book, The White Dragon, got me interested in her writings, although it was The Hobbit got me interested in reading.She wove a lot of Irish mythology into her books as well. I was not aware that she was the first woman to win the Hugo, though. Thank you for that nugget.

        I know other authors moved to Ireland also, including James Hogan, who wrote the incredibly prophetic Two Faces of Tomorrow (if you have not read it, I recommend it), And the prolific Diane Duane, although she did marry Peter Morwood, so that made sense.

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