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February 8th, 2017
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Loc on OASFiS Event Horizon 350 & 351 (Juan Sanmiguel, ed.)
Dear OASFiSians:

Many thanks for issues 350 and 351 of the Event Horizon; time to comment on all, and get myself caught up!

350…Juan, you are getting so busy! Editing this newsletter, being the president of the club, and chairing the annual convention next year. Don’t burn yourself out! It’s so easy to do.

That’s an impressive list of conventions coming up in Florida. We don’t have as many up here, but some of us wonder aloud if we have too many cons in Ontario. I’d wonder if some conrunners and con attendees in Florida think the same thing.

My letter…cons may be reacting to inflation, but where once the money for going to cons came out of your pocket, now we have to save for them. Just this past weekend, we vended at a convention in the town of Guelph, just to the northwest of Toronto, and sales were very poor. Makes me wonder if for us, cons are not the way to go, but craft shows are. We have costume jewelry that the average person has never seen, but the average con-goer may have seen too much of. I hope there will be another Worldcon for us to go to, but where we are, and given how Worldcon cities certainly are now around the world, I doubt it will happen.

351…please give Pat Sims a hug for us. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen her. For me, something strange has happened…Peter Capaldi, the current Doctor Who, who said as a child, he always wanted to be the Doctor, has announced he will be leaving the show. Can anyone explain to me why? He made a dream come true, why would he want to leave? Perhaps dreams are better dreamt then realized?

I know that CostumeCon has been in Florida at least several times, but this year, it’s our turn, again! CostumeCon 35 comes up April 20-24 in nearby Mississauga, Ontario. Anyone planning to come up and join us? Penney’s Steampunk General Store will be in the dealers’ room.

Time to go, get this going, and get on to the long list of things to do. I like making these long lists, but I’ve got to find someone to do the things on the list while I relax… Take care, and see you next issue.

                                                                                               Yours, Lloyd Penney.

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