After the Book Fair and BeoKon, it happened. Not quite unexpected considering all the excitement and being busy combined with suddenly very cold weather, but I was hoping to avoid it. I didn’t. I got sick. A bug or something, not serious, but tiresome. I’d like to be able to breathe normally. I’d like for my temperature to get a bit lower, and for my brain to work a bit better. It will. After a while.
In the meantime, look at the cute birds. The weather is too cold to be pleasant for them, but they manage. The neighbor keeps scaring them away by banging on the windowsill (they’re apparently too noisy for the neighbor, not that I understand how banging on the windowsill is going to reduce the noise), but, once again, they manage. And they keep coming back. I’m glad they do.
On Saturday, I went to BeoKon again; I’ve skipped Sunday, and all the crazy fun that happened then, like this, or this, or this, or… You get the picture.
I’m not saying that Saturday wasn’t fun; quite the contrary. I loved the “My Movie Is Better Than Your Movie” quiz (it was a Star Wars special, with the contestants giving their suggestions about what they’d like to see improved and what they’d love to see next), and it was interesting to listen to what Steven Erikson had to say about Grimdark and whether it was going to last, about writing, about many things really, not to mention that we got to hear some exclusive news about the next works he’s going to publish. Cons are awesome for that!
There was a lot more going on on Saturday, but I couldn’t clone myself and be everywhere. That’s the trouble with conventions, if you can call it trouble: too much good stuff going on at the same time.
Anyway, here are some pictures (above are Captain America and Jareth the Goblin King), and you can see the rest here (98 photos). I miss BeoKon already, although I’m aware that everyone would drop if there was a convention every few days.
BeoKon is a pop culture convention held in Belgrade; it used to be a (mostly) science fiction convention, then became a science fiction/fantasy/horror convention (all media included, books, movies, comics, games, everything), and now it’s somewhat similar (although obviously much smaller) to Comic-Con: a convention of the global pop culture.
And it’s fun.
On the first day, I listened about Star Trek (from the first series, through the animated series and movies, to the latest series and movies), Game of Thrones (we all kept laughing during that one, they tore the last season apart, the good, the bad, what worked, what didn’t, what was a disaster, what was actually better than the books…), and, at the end, there was the Guest of Honor, Steven Erikson.
I’ll be going again today (the convention ends on Sunday, though I won’t make it tomorrow), and there will be more fun.
On the picture above, you can see some OriCosplay posters for sale, and below are more photos from BeoKon. If you still wish to see more, you can do it here (the album is public, you don’t need a Facebook account to see them). Enjoy!