Hey Look! The Chicon 7 Opening Ceremonies!

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In which I played talk show host! I had my own house band and everything! If you’re interested in just my opening monologue, it starts at about 2:50. But honestly, if you have the time and you’re a science fiction fan, it’s worth it to watch the whole thing, because the interviews with Mike Resnick, Peggy Rae Sapienza, Dave McCarty and more! Seriously, it was a lot of fun, and looking at it now I am immensely relieved I didn’t make an ass of myself.

Thanks to Kevin Standlee for posting this and keeping the camera steady for 78 minutes.

9 Comments on “Hey Look! The Chicon 7 Opening Ceremonies!”

  1. Thanks for posting! It’s making great back ground study noise and brining giggles.

    Also, whhhhhhy were you awake at this hour to be posting?

  2. jesilipp – I'm a college student at the University of Kansas and after I graduate will be going to seminary to become an elder in the United Methodist Church. I am also a writer of science fiction and fantasy and a lover of theatre.
    Jesi Pershing

    Yay! I wish I could have been there to watch it live – but teen lounges don’t supervise themselves, I guess.

  3. Was in the front row for this, at my very first con. Are you telling me that they are not normally this cool and entertaining?? The Hugo was epic.

  4. kastandlee – Fernley NV USA – Chair of Westercon 74 in Tonopah, Nevada. One of the administrators of TheHugoAwards.org and Westercon.org. Inveterate SF/F genre convention organizer.
    Kevin Standlee

    The real thanks go to my wife, Lisa, who operated the camera under the supervision of her constant companion, Kuma Bear. Chicon 7 was unable to produce official video for hotel-related reasons, but graciously gave our video-production company, Tsuki Systems LLC, access to shoot video in our personal capacities. I’m only sorry that I was unable to get this posted sooner or to include any of the “insert” shots that I took during the ceremony.

    In case anyone wonders, the fade in the middle of the ceremony is because of having to stop briefly to change recording media, since we were recording at the camera’s highest resolution and ran out of room on the first memory stick.

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