The 2009 World Science Fiction Convention (Anticipation) in Montreal this past weekend was terrific. I saw lots of friends and took some time to walk around old Montreal, eat some great food, and enjoy a few cocktails.
The highlight of the con for me was re-meeting Robert Silverberg, who bought my first story in 1992 for Universe 2. The guy is amazing: he actually remembered me! We had a great long chat together, and then we participated in a panel that I moderated where I basically kept him talking for an hour. It was worth every minute!
I didn’t take very many pictures over the weekend (and didn’t get much sleep), but here are a few shots that will give you a taste of my visit.
Just about all of the bars and restaurants looked as inviting as the Mondavi jazz club, where I enjoyed a fine dinner with great friends.
Liz, Robert J. Sawyer, and Bev (left to right) at the Mondavi.
Me, Carolyn, and Hayden.
The architecture in Montreal is amazing; here’s the Notre-Dame basilica, just down the street from our hotel.
The party suites at the Delta (the official con hotel) were terrific: all very nice upstairs/downstairs affairs with tall windows and great views of Montreal. But of course, there was never enough room! Here are a few shots of some of the parties and the people.
The convention was fantastic with lots of late nights and over-indulging, but it’s good to be home. Man, I’m exhausted!
Of further interest…
The 2010 World Science Fiction Con will be in Melbourne, Australia. Aussiecon Four, the 68th Worldcon, Thursday 2 September – Monday 6 September 2010.