By James H. Burns: In this gigantic New York fantasy extravaganza convention weekend–
Try getting a hotel room anywhere in Manhattan (even the YMCAs, I’m told, were sold out!)
I can’t help think what, for those of us of different generations, would comprise the perfect convention?
I know that I’d want at least a few lovely programming tracks (with one, hopefully on science), a dealers room with items I had somehow never known of, and most importantly, the chance to converse with a bevy of the bright and curious, under encouraging circumstances!
(Somehow, didn’t hotel-bound conventions make the latter all the more accessible and amenable?)
Most of all, I’d love the chance to see comics and science fiction convention friends from decades past, whose destinies I’ve always wondered, and had faith and optimism about…
And, of course, to some degree, that’s all simply a desire to return to all the joys of one’s youth!
And, I realize, or trust, that today’s youth are having their own amazement and fascinations in abundance, if in a different way, at this season’s New York Comic Con.
But what would be the recipe for YOUR perfect get-together, if the sky, and the stars, were the limit?