Username Post: The Conventions as Asimov Sees Them        (Topic#2797)
PatrickD 
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PatrickD
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Reg: 12-07-06

12-22-12 02:46 AM - Post#11695    

Here's an interesting article from Starlog Magazine issue #1 (August 1976). Isaac Asimov wrote an article on his view of conventions:
http://archive.org/stream/starlog_magazi ne-001/001#page/n41/mode/ 2up

Also interesting to note is you can read a lot of old Starlog issues on Archive.org!
-PatrickD
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vrmlbasic 
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Reg: 02-23-12

02-07-13 04:59 PM - Post#11916    
    In response to PatrickD

How times have changed: I don't think anyone thinks that Star Trek conventions are rife with effervescent pre-teen girls these days. The writers of the Big Bang Theory sitcom certainly don't lol.

Though remembering the yellow journalism that went on in Baltimore back in 2011, I think it was, where the paper interviewed a teenaged Madoka cosplayer and tried to portray the older gent seeking her picture as some sort of exploiting lech I'm not sure what the prevailing thought on anime con attendees in the public at large is any longer.

 
vrmlbasic 
Con Regular

Reg: 02-23-12

02-09-13 01:48 AM - Post#11930    
    In response to vrmlbasic

  • vrmlbasic Said:
How times have changed: I don't think anyone thinks that Star Trek conventions are rife with effervescent pre-teen girls these days. The writers of the Big Bang Theory sitcom certainly don't lol.

Though remembering the yellow journalism that went on in Baltimore back in 2011, I think it was, where the paper interviewed a teenaged Madoka cosplayer and tried to portray the older gent seeking her picture as some sort of exploiting lech I'm not sure what the prevailing thought on anime con attendees in the public at large is any longer.

Edit: Paper was the Washington Post. Link just for completion: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/awkward-moments -at-baltimore-anime-conve ntio...




 
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