|With Kristina Lloyd|
To show those Steampunk ladies how a thoroughly MODERN young woman dresses...
|With Miss Emily Ladybird|
and to feel superior to the rest of the human race ...
Hand on heart, I thought Nine Worlds was a whole heap of fun. Even though this was its very first year it was REALLY well organised (half-hour breaks between sessions! YES!!), and they had pulled out the stops to make it feel inclusive and safe. The female attendance must have been up around the 50% mark, there were dedicated feminism and LGBT streams, and plenty of cross-dressing cosplayers enjoying themselves. And unlike Eastercon, I went as a punter and steered clear of doing readings or appearing on panels, so it was much more relaxed experience for me!
Especially, it must be said, after this gentleman's workshop:
|Mr Kit Cox: gourmet gin-tasting|
Other educational highlights - the mathematical secrets of The Simpsons:
|Simon Singh, mathematician|
- And how to kill someone with a wooden sword:
|SQWEEEEE!! Game of Thrones fan moment! It's Syrio! (Miltos Yerolemou)|
Life-lessons we could all benefit from, I feel...
I'm definitely hoping to go back next year. I still didn't get round to the Brony Q&A :-)