News & Notes – 7/03/2021

July 3, 2021 News & Notes 2

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2 Responses to “News & Notes – 7/03/2021”

  1. Nicole @ BookWyrm Knits

    I’ll be curious to see if the ComicCon (and other convention) decisions on how to move forward make it more or less likely that I will attend. I’ve always “wanted to want to” go to ComicCon, but it was too packed for my tastes even before you take the pandemic into account. I’m not sure what would make me finally decide to go vs. accept that I will never go, but I’m still going to be curious to see what they decide on.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’m glad that I got to go to some SF cons when I was young (mostly Balticon and Unicon, a Silver Spring/Washington DC-based con in the ’70s and ’80s.) Back then, I had the energy to deal with staying up 3/4 of the night, and several tall, staunch male friends to protect me from unwanted attentions and preserve some personal space around me if I was having trouble with the crowds. (I don’t handle crowds well.) These days, I don’t think I could handle the crowds or muster the energy for a full day of wandering the venue, so I will probably never go to Comic Con. I might try a standard SF con if it’s ever safe to be in crowds again. (I’m vaccinated, but not liking what I am reading about the Delta varient outbreak in widely-vaccinated Israel, nor what I am beginning to hear about fully-vaccinated people here getting it.)