18 October 2008

Events We Did Attend

The New Yorker website offers a baldly factual report on last weekend's Int'l Wizard of Oz Club convention in Fayetteville, Manlius, and Syracuse, New York. This blog entry won't appear in the printed magazine.

There was also a documentary filmmaker there, so footage might surface on the Smithsonian Channel next year. (I didn't even know there was a Smithsonian Channel.)

Because this convention fell during the school year, the attendance was all grown-up, as the NYer's correspondent noted. Kids often come to Oz Club events in summer. Indeed, I attended my first club gatherings as a young teenager, and they were my first experience of interacting with adults who treated me as a peer, for which I'll always be grateful. So I'm sorry young people couldn't have such experiences at this month's convention, but it was fun for me and other "considerably older" folks.


Nathan said...

I went to the Munchkin Convention pretty regularly when I was in high school, but haven't had as much of a chance since then. I considered going to the Fayetteville convention, but I didn't really want to make the drive all the way up there. Is there going to be a Munchkin Convention in 2009?

J. L. Bell said...

There is a Munchkin Convention planned in 2009, in greater Syracuse rather than (as until a few years ago) greater Philadelphia. It will take place on the first weekend in August.