It’s *so* sad to leave a con and head back out to normal life. I’m looking forward to seeing my family, of course, but I miss the warm buzz of fun and friendship.
The closing ceremony consisted of gaming awards, short speeches by the guests of honour, Anthony Peacey, Kylie Chan and I’m not sure if John Scalzi got to say anything or was just tortured with Tim Tams.
Belinda Morris and I watched the closing ceremony together. Belinda is a wonderful illustrator. Check out her work on Etsy.
In the last hours of the con I watched a bit of Ludicrous Cogs, by Raez. It comes in a normal board game size too!
Contact Convenor Aimee Lindorf and I attended the Natcon meeting for a progress report on Contact 2016, the next Natcon. She reported that our website was up and memberships are on sale, and that Jill Pantozzi from The Mary Sue and Keri Arthur are two of our guests.
Aimee and I enjoyed discussions about Natcons with past committee members and we are enormously excited to be doing Contact in Brisbane next year!
Thanks for everything Swancon. It was wonderful to hang out with your community for four days. Can’t wait to do it again!