Having been home a while now I’ve had a chance to reflect on some of my Worldcon experiences.
The most enjoyable parts were catching up with old friends and meeting new people.
Panels and presentations were hit and miss. The good ones were really good, and one even solved a problem I’ve been having with a story I’m working on. But then others just went around in circles or never defined the topic clearly.
I do also feel weird that I’ve now been to Helsinki except I only went to a convention center and a hotel. This was my first overseas Worldcon and I think the next time I will make sure to add some days to the trip so I can do some regular tourist stuff. I guess Dublin will be my next chance.
Key takeaways: Always go to barcon. Develop crystal ball/temporal viewer so I can know which panels to go to.