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Loncon bench plaques

I'm back from my trip, and I'll probably write about it later. In the meantime I'm posting pictures of the memorial plaques that Seattle Vanguardians sponsored for the benches at Loncon 3. Due to a logistical cock-up typical of conventions, especially an enormously complicated one like Loncon, these plaques weren't deployed until Sunday, but it was still an immensely moving experience to finally sit on the bench and remember old friends. I'm not sure how many other benches there were, but there were a lot more familiar names on the rest.

I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures, but the plaques are currently in possession of Jerry and Suzle, who will be bringing them back to Seattle for all to see. The current idea is that we'll permanently attach them to a new bench that will live at Andy and Carrie's house, since they host so many fannish parties these days. However, this is a matter that's still up for discussion.

In case it's too hard to read, the names on these memorial plaques are: Anita Rowland, Anna Vargo, F.M. 'Buz' Busby, Chris Bates, Dave Clements, Heather Wright, Joanna Russ, Michael Scanlon, Octavia S. Butler, Sharon Baker, Scott Scidmore, Sharma Oliver, and Bob Doyle.

Many thanks to Farah Mendlesohn for organizing the sponsored benches for the convention.

Loncon Plaque 1

Loncon Plaque 2

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holyoutlaw
Aug. 19th, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
That's a fine picture. Also, I think Andy and Carrie's house is a great place for the bench.
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