My wife Leah and I went to Noreascon 4--the World Science Fiction Convention in Boston--we were joined later by Daughter Renata, Son-in-law Joshua, and Grandson Benjamin O'Connor-Rose
This isn't Renata, Josh and Ben--It's the Lens Family--Mascots(?) of Noreascon 4
Terry Pratchett, Author Guest of Honor
T-shirt reads: Tolkien's Dead, J K Rowling said no, Philip Pullman couldn't make it,
Hi I'm Terry Pratchett
The legendary Forrest J. Ackerman--the Fan's Fan
The Dealers' Room
First Night Noreascon -- You expected, maybe, a solemn ceremony???
P. J. O'Connor--Receiving my copy of the Retro Hugo Trophy from Bob Eggleton
Son and daughter of James Blish accepting his two Hugos
UK representatives accepting James White's Hugo on behalf of Irish fandom
Bob Tucker's Retro Hugo--on behalf of Illinois fandom
Winners at The 2004 Hugo Award Ceremony the following night
Scott Lefton--the other designer--and Glasgow Convention Chairs for next year
Phil Klass, A.K.A. William Tenn--Writer Guest of Honor
Left to Right: Jack Speer--Fan Guest of Honor, and his wife--and Peter Weston, the other Fan Guest of Honor, who is also the manufacturer of the metal 'rocket' part of the Hugo Awards
Three-time Hugo Award winning Author George R. R. Martin--but not this night...
MC Neil Gaiman and Big Heart Award Winner Erwin "Filthy Pierre" Strauss--
Neil Gaiman--The Emcee--gets his Own Hugo
"Bobzilla" --Bob Eggleton--Best Artist--Once Again--
Allen Steele--author of the Coyote stories and one of my personal favorites
Allen Steele and myself--with one of my "craft projects"
Hugo Trophies exhibited at ConCourse
Space Telescope Science Institute display
Dr. Deb Geisler--Chair for the Convention
Where Did the Hugo I made for Werner von Braun end up? (NASA Exhibit)
Freebies and the Voodoo Board
More Dealers' Room
Leah and I were at the "Lord of the Rings" Exhibit at Boston Science Museum
Leah and I taking the Boston Harbor Cruise
Handy sandwich place across from Hynes Convention Center entrance
Constitution-class Starship--oops!--that's "Sparship"
Touring the Constitution--"Old Ironsides"
A place to eat--and if you're gonna eat, it might as well be Legal
And a place to get a drink, too...
NASA took the cover off and let me pose with von Braun's trophy
The "Other" Hugo Award and mine, side-by-side
Grandson Benjamin is not intimidated by claws and antennas
Leah and I Getting ready for the Masquerade
Son-in-Law Joshua and Grandson Ben
Last day in Boston, Ben woke up asking "Gramma, Grand-Dad: Swimming Pool!"
Boston Harbor from the Kennedy Library grounds
NASA reconstruction of Robert Goddard's first liquid-fuel rocket--model is somewhat 'hors de combat' after 5 days at the Convention
3 out of 4 Guest of Honor posters at the Dead Dog Party following closing ceremonies
(Nobody knows where Jack Speer's poster went)
Cheesecake Factory--decor somehow reminiscent of the Eye of Sauron from 'Lord of the Rings'