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Time-tripping in the New Year

On New Year's Eve, Rob Hansen posted his Corflu 6 report online. Corflu 6, aka the Minneapolis Corflu.* Complete with photos of 20-year-younger versions of several people who are likely reading these very words I type.

There's a lot of other neat stuff at Rob's Fan Stuff. I especially recommend The Reaffirmation if you're not already familiar with it, or if it's been a long time since you read it.

* On the Sunday of his (and my) first Corflu -- Corflu 3 in Tyson's Corner, VA -- fredcritter first mentioned his liking of the idea of running a Corflu in Minneapolis, that it would be a way of his paying it back, his way of saying thanks to the fanzine community, and, knowing Fred, there was probably a comment about paying it forward, too. Reading Rob's report again these 20 years after Corflu 6, I am most keenly aware of just how much Fred did, in fact and deed, pay it forward both by encouraging me to go to Corflu in the first place and then by running Corflu 6 three years later.

Crank: fredcritter
Waver Rollers: jonsinger
Silkscreen: moi
retooned, were you the ink gun? Or was that Susan? I'm still missing a mimeo part...ah, since Susan ran the consuite, it seems very likely that she might have been the paper feed or feed tray.....

And spikeiowa edited CHASM, the Chuch Harris Appreciation Society Magazine, for us.

As Nero Wolfe would say, it was satisfactory. Quite satisfactory.


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Jan. 1st, 2010 10:40 am (UTC)
I can honestly say that Corflu 6 changed my life more than any convention before or since.

Also, although it's a cliche to say someone "hasn't changed a bit" that certainly applied to Art Widner. Holy cow!
Jan. 1st, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Elaborate? (If you're comfortable doing so, of course.)

I don't think I have a single convention that fits that description, though events at and related to Corflu 6 were certainly enormous forces of good in mine.
Jan. 1st, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC)
Corflu 6 was where Jane Hawkins and I hooked up (as the kids say these days), which lead to my moving to Seattle, whereat I still am. (Although no longer having any contact with Jane.)
Jan. 1st, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
If I'm guessing right I'm in the photo of "various fans" (white cap, dark shirt, jeans, and standing opposite Dave Romm).

According to my mental calculations this was taken about five months before my first big depressive smackdown.
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
If memory serves, I do believe that was the convention that I officially dubbed "Faanish as hell!"
Jan. 1st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Complete with photos of 20-year-younger versions of several people who are likely reading these very words I type.

I've been trying to think of something appropriate to say, and failing. "Don't we look young" comes to mind -- except that I wasn't there. (We were at the 1988 Corflu in Seattle and the 1990 one in New York.)
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