|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] Check out the badlands of Alberta
|Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
> You should have seen this place. Calgary itself was the sleekest more
> modern city I'd ever seen and the museum is absolutely the greatest
> collection of fossils I'd ever seen.
Deirdre and I were in Calgary in July 2005 for the annual Westercon
(western region literary science fiction convention), that year's
convention (Westercon 58) being called Due North.
I somehow expected Alberta to have more residual British culture, and
was feeling a bit nostalgic for the colonial Hong Kong of my youth, and
man, it sure didn't feel even a particle British. It seemed a bit more
like Denver with a slightly odd accent. But I did like the place.
Speaking of Colorado, next year's Westercon will be in Westminster, CO
(near Denver). You should come. Initial Web site (not much on it,
This year's (ConALope) is in Tempe, AZ (near Phoenix):
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