My friend Rebecca and I drove from Birmingham, AL to ConCarolinas: DSC 48 in Charlotte, NC, this past weekend. The occasion was to attend DeepSouthCon 48 to cast our vote for our friends’ bid for DSC 50 to be held in Huntsville AL in 2012. Our “Moon Princess” bid won handily. The Moon Princesses are our friends Linda, Julie and Toni, all Science Fiction fans like Rebecca and me.
The ConCarolina part of the convention was much more varied that just science fiction. There was Star Wars fandom, the Ghostbustermobile and crew on the patio, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a Paranormal Society, and even some female authors hawking their Erotic Fantasy books. The dealers’ room included many books by the writer guests, Jerry Pournelle and John Ringo. Media guests included Richard Hatch and Claudia Christian.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and got my camera out. There were so many photo ops!
Above, me and the Ghostbusters; at right two of the Moon Princesses, Linda and Toni.
Below, assorted costumers, from Steam Punk to Star Wars to Furry Fandom.