All that aside, WorldCon was very enjoyable. This was Mary's and my second WorldCon -- our first was in Denver in 2008. I think what I love best about science fiction conventions is the sense of humor of the organizers and attendees. It's delightfully off-kilter. For example, take a look at this grass-skirted Dalek:
|For those who are not Doctor Who fans (and why aren't you?), Daleks are the good Doctor's most traditional villain. However, I've never seen one in a grass skirt before.|
|Discworld, according to Terry Pratchett, who authors the books set there, is a flat world that sits on the back of four elephants perched on the back of a turtle which swims through the universe.|
|Here's a better view of Discworld itself. The fringe is the water perpetually falling off of the edge of the planet.|
All in all, a very good opening day.