Worldcon 2019 (Dublin): An Accounting of Events with a Side of Bacon!

I am on my way home from Dublin OR have already arrived. Like science fiction, my future is fundamentally about the present. Naturally, that means Worldcon has ended along with my sadly short vacation in Dublin, Ireland, a quaint little city... Oh, who the hell am I kidding? Dublin is really cool, y'all. And since "recaps of adventures" are a thing in the science fiction community, I'm here to, well, recap my adventures. This one will be a long one, y'all. So here...we...go! The Dublin Worldcon was a bit like a dream. I pre-supported (or whatever it’s called) fairly early in the game AND bought an upgrade for my badge at the Worldcon in Finland (2017). I really wanted to go to a Worldcon in Dublin. More importantly, I wanted to support strong bids for non-U.S. Worldcons because, well, I actually take the “world” part of the name literally, and I don’t think you can have a “Worldcon” that doesn’t make an attempt to occur in various parts of the world. Read More