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Friday, June 22, 2012

NEWS: DeepSouthCon 50 - Report

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Some of my friends and readers will have already gotten a taste of the fun and frivolity that was DeepSouthCon #50 held this past weekend in Huntsville, AL.  DeepSouthCon, or DSC, is a Science Fiction convention that is normally held in conjunction with regular annual convention - thus "Stellarcon", held in Greensboro/High Point in March each year can bid (and win) the right to be "DSC' for that year.  For the fiftieth DSC, a group of southern fans (boosted by Baen Books publisher Toni Weisskopf - herself quite active in southern fandom for years before joining Baen) decided to bid for an independent one-time convention to be held in Huntsville, site of the very first DSC 49 years ago.  When I contacteed the convention organizers about participating on panels at DSC, I was surprised and pleased to receive a reply from Toni Weisskopf, who promptly set up a schedule for me and later conspired with me regarding video recordings and eventual publication of panel videos.