RadCon At Its Toxic Best

Those of you who thought you knew RadCon in Washington’s Tri Cities, think again. This weekend just past it had a few people short of 2,000. Harry Turtledove was the writer GoH, and the whole deal was smoothly run by Bob Brown and crew. A good time, and no fire alarms went off in the middle of the night.

Why, you might ask, is RadCon toxic? Because they want to be. They are celebrating the Hanford nuclear reservation and Richland (one of the tri in Tri Cities) –the city with the most PhD’s per capita in the nation, and the sheer grit of local fans who are not afraid to hoist a tot of toxic waste in celebration of science fiction. Bring it on. And hey, city folk, suck itup and get in the spirit! You, too, have a chance to win the John Dalmas award, but no sissies, you hear?

The big news in Eastern Washington (aside from the fact that former Tri Cities native Patty Briggs is regularly hitting the NY Times best seller list,) is that a new con is coming to our neck of the woods. SpoCon. That’s right, those that have mourned the passing of InCon, take heart! Now there’ll be two E. WA sf/f cons.


Patty Briggs and me


Janna Silverstein


Bob Brown and the Secret Squirrel Con-Com


Kay and Alma Alexander at the book signing

7 Responses

  1. corvidophile says:

    i am so so jealous! we never get any good con’s like that here 🙁

  2. tbclone47 says:

    Radcon was a gaming and party con years ago, but in the last 5+ years, Bob Brown and company have made it a “don’t miss” convention for me. I talk it up whenever I can.

    Great to see you this weekend, Kay. It was nice to sit down to lunch with you for a while, and sit on a panel with you!

  3. scarlettina says:

    Great pictures! Mine will certainly not be so dignified. ANd it was wonderful to see you this weekend. I’m only sorry we don’t so it more often.

  4. lmarley says:

    Great post, Blondie! I will totally rethink RadCon.

  5. Kay says:

    Yes,nice to see you too! I’m really glad the W.Wa folks turn out for this con; it’s a bit of a drive–geez, 4-5 hours.

  6. Kay says:

    Oh dear, not Undignified sf con photos! (And,I thought that party said “no cameras.”)

  7. Kay says:

    Yes, and you can bring your horse!

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