Traditional(ish) fandom

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Wikipedia has this to say about fandom: “Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is a community or fandom of people actively interested in science fiction and fantasy and in contact with one another based upon that interest.”

Welcome to the fan programme stream. We are Carrie and Jim Mowatt and we will be instigating all manner of hoopy happenings. We’ve run various silly games and Beeblebear picnics at Eastercons and ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha events. We very much enjoy getting people involved and trying to create extraordinary moments. We want to make this programme stream enticing for both established fans and those who are still getting to know the fannish community, with a leaning towards activities where everyone can get involved. Some of our initial ideas include dramatisation of great fannish events (first con/first Worldcon) and a snakes and ladders floor tile game that will simulate your progress through fandom. We want to feature fanartists talking about their work and fans discussing topics like fanzines and the various fan awards. It would be wonderful to demonstrate duplicator technology such as the hecto duplicator and a hand cranked enchanted duplicator. We’d like to feature small fan groups and get them to show us some of the exciting and unusual things that make them unique and remarkable. We are looking for ideas/suggestions and offers of help to make our Loncon 3 fan programming stream truly extraordinary.

Please contact us at fanprog@loncon3.org with your thoughts.

Carrie & Jim Mowatt