Tadao A Flat-Out Success at ConQuest 45

Tadao at ConQuest 45. Photo by Jon Mohning. #whereistadao

Tadao at ConQuest 45. Photo by Jon Mohning. #whereistadao

The skinny on Tadao's appearance at the ConQuest 45 benefit auction. Photo by Ruth Lichtwardt.

The real skinny on Tadao’s appearance at the ConQuest 45 benefit auction. Photo by Ruth Lichtwardt.

They couldn’t bear to hold ConQuest 45 without Tadao Tomomatsu. The con’s original choice for toastmaster was forced to cancel early this year because of family needs. Fans have found a way to let him preside over the weekend’s events anyway. Now that’s true love.

(Comparable tributes have been paid to popular fans from time to time. I remember friends of Vin¢ Clarke made a life-sized icon of him and took it to conventions in 1986.)


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3 thoughts on “Tadao A Flat-Out Success at ConQuest 45

  1. We wouldn’t have been able to have Tadao at ConQuesT if it weren’t for the awesomeness of Demicon, the Des Moines SF convention. It was the Demicon crew that got this cardboard Tadao made, and they generously agreed to let ConQuesT use him. Thank you to Demicon for allowing ConQuesT to have Tadao present in a somewhat more flattened form.

    –Jesi Pershing, ConQuesT 45 Chair

  2. Was it a Readercon at which we were all signing a life-sized cardboard image of Scott Edelman?

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