Buy Your BayCon '98 Memberships Now
Today is your last chance to buy BayCon '98 memberships for the low, low price of only $25. Prices go up to $30 after the con ends, and only get more expensive later. Do yourself a favor and buy your membership for next year now. BayCon '98 memberships are available at Registration today until closing time, so buy early and often.
Art Show Awards
Best of Show: "Fire Horse," Bob Eggleton
Best Artist: Patricia Davis
Best Use of Technology: "Water Ring," Bob Keck
Best Black and White: "The Unholy Grail," Elaine Cole
Best Three Dimensional: "Green Man in Autumn," Lydia Ropp
Best Humorous: "King Wrecks," Selina Phanara
Best of Show: "Stained Glass Dragon," Fred and Arlene Fulton
Best Artist: Jackie Boutin
Best Use of Technology: "Twisted," Joshua Heuer
Best Black and White: "Carnivore," David Falk
Best Three Dimensional: 'Brother Wolf with Moon," Elizabeth Treat
Best Humorous: "Twisted," Joshua Heuer
Enjoy Fandom Every Week - Join BASFA!
If you enjoyed getting together with fans and talking about science fiction here at BayCon, you should know that the Bay Area Science Fiction Association (BASFA) wants you to join! BASFA meets every Monday night (even tonight) to play games, discuss SF and Fantasy books and movies, and generally socialize.
Note that BASFA recently moved from its longtime meeting location on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Santa Clara, and now meets at the Round Table Pizza in the Town & Country Village shopping center in Sunnyvale, off Mathilda Avenue at the corner of Washington and Frances. Official meeting time is every Monday night at 8pm, with members drifting in as early at 6pm and many usually staying until they kick us out at 10pm.
For more information about BASFA and directions to meetings, see their web page at http://www.wallis.com/basfa.
203-205 the Internet Cafe, 9pm - online web-cruising and the quietest party, anywhere. "You can tell we're enjoying it. You can't hear us." Overheard - "I don't care if they DO call it a cafe, you can't get coffee from your monitor!"
249 Yarf! party 2-6pm - had great air-conditioning and began the afternoon of videos by showing the film "Watership Down". Go bunnies! THEN, from 8pm-1am the chill in the outside air explained why furfans wear fur. (It's warmer!) Donuts, Twinkies, white Snowballs, soda and chips.
"Yarf, yerf, growlf and meep!"
253 The LosCon/PENSFA party - This party wins the "Best Bribe Given to This Reviewer Award" - so yes, it WAS the best party of the NIGHT! Go to LosCon. Enjoy LA! The 'cheap marketing ploy' badges showed great consumer savvy, too. Five types of crackers, cheese, dip, 3 types of chips, cheetos, goldfish, salsa, red vines, turkish delight, carrots, brocolli and party mix were offered to attendees. Thanks to Heather for driving suggestions!
254 Hawaii in 2000 Westercon bid party - featured gummi octopi, Oreos, 5 flavors of macadamia nuts, Starburst, M&Ms, pretzels, chips, Maui onion dip mix, pineapple, carrots, flower leis, sea-shell decorations, cute fish decals and maps with travel brochures to promote this Westercon bid. Support the bid - you can’t get any MORE "west" than this!
257 Mara's bar: the evil sock puppet party - the 3rd night of and final winner of the "Best Decorated Room" award! Banners everywhere but under the beds and even more weapons than that! (And yes, there may have been weapons under the bed, if you knew where to look.) Fur rugs added a warm and fuzzy element to the party (furries, be warned!) and the open bar could help the fuzzy feeling migrate on up to your head. Soda, gummi bears, chips, M&Ms, gummi GoGH (I knew they weren't just worms!) and a LOT of visitors from Babylon 5 tonight as many attendees played with evil sock puppets (many of whom sounded suspiciously like Zathras).
258-260 The Nexxus/Con suite - (some artwork in the room done by artist Frank Lurz). Music to pilot the UFOs behind the Hale-Bopp comet played through the night as Carl Boiteux, Corey Rosen, Mystik, Brand Eks… and Bob tended bar. Tonight (with a Star Wars theme) they offered Bespin Bubble Juice, blue milk, Imperial wine, Dagobagh sludge, Corellian ale and Hoth chocolate. Meanwhile, as games of the Great Dalmuti were played at the tables, the yummies were various candies, party mix, pretzels, chips, salsa, goldfish, cookies and red licorice whips.
265 The "Rule 6" party - is assumed to have been a delight; run by Aahz from 11pm on. However, rule 7 was that the party reviewer was taken home at 11pm Sunday and so could not attend it.
273 Ladyhawke Party #2 - the 'come and help us eat the leftovers' special boxed edition. Recapturing the magic that was last night, the party hosts repeated the refrain, "Eat!" Munchies offered were fresh veggies (radishes, celery, carrots, broccoli), salsa, chips, cubes of cheese, dip, crackers and party mix.
"Windows '95 - it's not just a computer system, it's a VIRUS! Drink your juice or you'll catch it."
317 Redubbed Anime Video party, 7pm-2am - more anime-hem on the screen, enlivened by quotes from the viewing audience. No Coke. Pepsi… with chips and cookies.
318 Auntie M party - had a fair showing of fans watching the Sunday night B-5 episode as they enjoyed lots of fresh veggies (fresh mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, carrots, broccoli), suspicious green stuff (wasabi), ginger, sashimi, salsa and chips, sliced cheeses, string cheese, potato chips, dip, crackers, party mix, soda, Yoo-Hoo(!), grapes and tons of different candy (including Pixie Sticks).
"I love it! Men are leaving with my clothes!"
325 Leather Tea party - leather and black (or both) seemed the dress code as conversation, massages and tea were enjoyed. The well attended room guests munched on cookies, chips, dip and drank tea (mainly Irish Breakfast tea). One person voiced the hope that they could do the Masquerade next year with either the air-conditioning on 'Arctic', or give the fans in masks some alternative to sweating horribly as they hopped around.
358 Coffee party - Big time caffeine! Board games (Scrabble, Uno, etc) were available for play as individual cheesecakes, with Newtons and Snackwells were consumed along with the coffee.
"It should be called SETI and other obscene phone calls. The first thing we do is tell the aliens where we live and our sexual practices. If the aliens DO show up, it's going to be to bust us!"
362 X-Files party - What party last night? Never happened! You have proof? Then it was just a coincidence that we were all there, having a great time. Agents Bynum, Kahwaty and Costa made it clear that any party with more than 5 people in attendance wearing ties couldn't be all that bad. The lighting was still varied shades of red, green and blue, as classified maps and pictures adorned the walls, while UFO video played on the TV. LOUD music was offered, along with butter cookies, soda, red licorice, chips, cheezits and M&Ms. Many of the other party attendees were fang "gifted" (but it was probably a dental coincidence).
515 Kid's-Safe party - had to be cancelled because they found they weren't on a "party floor".
The Procrastinators' Anonymous BoF has been postponed to Monday at 4:30 pm in the in the Terminal B departure lounge of San Jose International Airport. *Sigh*
Copies of all seven issues of Makin' BayCon should be available at the Info Desk and Registration until they run out. We have a small number of issues available at the Newsletter Office. If you want to complete the set, get your copies early.
There is a Web version of Makin' BayCon at the convention web site, http://www.baycon.org/MakinBayCon/. The Web edition contains additional photos and graphics we didn't have room to run in the paper edition.
Makin' BayCon is the newsletter of BayCon '97. Number 7, Monday Morning, May 26, 1997. ©1997 by Artistic Solutions, Inc. on behalf of the contributors, with all rights reverting upon publication. Editor: Kevin Standlee. Perky Girl: Lisa Hayes. Webmeister/Picmiester: Rick Hallock. Ace Field Reporter: Barbara Johnson-Haddad. Artist In Residence: Erlinda Hallock. We would like to thank Harry Lime for his assistance in finding Lamont Cranston. He was worth all the money we paid him. Uncredited articles probably were written by the Editor or staff, or were suggested by a cute girl in a cheerleader uniform. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the BayCon '97 Committee, Artistic Solutions, Inc., or anybody but the person who expressed them. Submission Drop Boxes are now closed, for there are no more issues planned. The Newsletter Office was in room 441. So long, Red Lion Hotel. We’ll miss you.