July 6th, 2005

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Westercon observation (well, okay, it's a whinge)

Being the only gay couple at a convention is, well, boring. We had a lovely time with many fannish friends, but being the token gay couple surrounded by young straight fans in their breeding frenzy becomes, shall we say, somewhat tedious? Who were *we* supposed to flirt with?

Westercon was the same weekend as the Calgary Gay Rodeo, so all the Canadians (even if they *knew* about Westercon) were out camping at the Rodeo Grounds all weekend.

Plus, Gaylaxicon was the same weekend as Westercon this year.

Sigh.

So, note to the Gaylaxians: Booking "the annual national gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & friends Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Gaming Convention" the same weekend as a major mainstream SF convention makes the other convention far less fabulous. Can we avoid doing that again?