Worldcon 2000

 
 
 

[August 31, 2000 through September 4, 2000: TGN Chicago, IL] Worldcon was five days long. The masquerade (costume) contest was disappointing due to lack of contestants. On the party side of things, there were a lot of room parties; however, they all shut down too early in the night. People were complaining about the noise. Gloom. And, as what’s becoming the norm, there were only a few costumed people running around. Overall, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is: 3.5 out of 10. Bummer.


Worldcon 2000

 
 
 

Duckon IX 2000

 
 
 

[June 16-18, 2000: TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] Well, the con was really close to a relax-a-con. One would hope that it will improve next year… Need much more room parties!!!!! I took a few pictures from the Klingon track. And, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is in: 3.5 out of 10. Oh, maybe I am getting too critical; but the rating stands.


Duckon IX 2000

 
 
 

The General’s 18th Annual New Year’s Eve Party 1999

 
 
 

[December 31, 1999: TGN, Arlington Heights, IL] Well, due to the 1999 computer “hoax”, most of my friends and acquaintances were stuck at work at midnight on December 31, 1999, so only a handful (like 8 people) showed up. But, the party did go on for a while. The live webcam feed was up until 3:30 pm. (Next year’s party, the real turn of the century on December 31, 2000 should be a lot more fun, especially in my new condo I will be getting…) And, the official eZine-TGN Party Rating is in: 4.0 out of 10


18th Annual New Year’s Eve Party 1999

 
 
 

WindyCon XXVI 1999

 
 
 

[November 12-14, 1999: TGN, Schaumburg, IL] “Windycon XXVI” is slipping on the room party scene… There were 1500+ attendees, putting the con in the “super well attended” category. It seems to be a trend where the costumes are now becoming all Rennaissance and Medival with only a handful of Science Fiction themed costumes. However, those that were dressed in SciFi costumes had more intricate work, such as Queen Amadala above. There were a lot of teenagers this time, so have no fear, the science fiction and fantasy genre fan convention will still go strong! And, the official eZine-TGN Con Rating is in: 7.0 out of 10


WindyCon XXVI 1999