As I continue to delve into internet records of BLT, I keep coming across all sorts of neat things. The site Zine Wiki uses a Wikipedia sort of interface to cover all sorts of zinester history. Topics range from zinester stalwarts like Aaron Cometbus to the less expected Billie Joe Armstrong…( Read more )
(Image Courtesy of Blue Blood)
I was very active in East Coast fandom from the time I was very underage (but old enough to get into mischief), until I moved to California. It was a lot of fun. I tended to spell shirt L-I-N-G-E-R-I-E and regularly get in trouble with con security over my (lack of) attire and non-peacebonded weapons. This also meant I got photographed a lot. So I’ve seen a fair amount of convention photography, even if that meant more viewing portfolios on the front end, more than ever actually getting to see the pictures of me at cons. (Except for Kim from Virginia who rules.) Once I started selling a lot of fiction and publishing first BLT and then Blue Blood, I got hassled less, but it was still super fun. I sort of thought that they allowed for more bad behavior when I was a guest or exhibitor, except that my friend author Shariann Lewitt always got grief for her leather-jacketed ways.</p>
West Coast fandom is just different. Please, nobody start yapping about Comic Con right . . .
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