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Westercon 66 Con Report by Jacqueline Lichtenberg - 09/24/2013
Westercon 66 Con Report by Jacqueline Lichtenberg Westercon 66 (2013) was held (as with most all Westercons) over the 4th of July weekend, the weekend of the big plane crash in San Francisco, and several other disruptive bits of news. But my trip from Phoenix to Sacramento was absolutely nominal. Except for the addition of the TSA checkpoint hassle, and the chisseling away of passenger seat and overhead space, the trip could have been typical of the 1970's (during which I did a lot of flying, so, yes, disruptions were less of a problem then.) The plane was full the whole way, and the Phoenix airport (both ways) was absolutely jammed to capacity -- yet staff was on hand and the passengers moved smoothly through the airport.  My rides to and from the airport on both ends were likewise on time and on light traffic moments. By the time I was on the way back home, the problem at the San Francisco airport was being resolved, and only 3 of the 5 flights on the board from Sacramento to San Francisco were still showing cancelled.  You have to admire the emergency crews that worked through the disruption.  We have so many great folks in this world!  I got the feeling that the world is waking up at last from the doldrums of the last few years. The convention was filled with laughter, high spirits, good parties, and busy, lively crowds with the usual level of knowledge one finds at science fiction conventions. In fact, it was so boisterous that there were people who t...

Westercon 66 Con Report by Jacqueline Lichtenberg



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