Howdy! I thought you might be interested in hearing about my trip to Chattacon. This is a little piddly-#ss con, a 'literary con' with NO celebrity guests whatsoever. Unless of course you count authors & artists as celebrities (I don't). They had a TEENY dealer's room (the only thing I bought was a Dragon Con magnet, now THERE'S a con for ya!). There were a couple of mildly interesting panels, the authors bragged about their books (big whoop, so ya wrote a book) & the local fans talked about sci-fi tv shows. Yawn. The masquerade was small but fun, with live music by the 'Molly McQuires.' The costumes were for the most part, unexceptional. The room parties were good & the hospitality suite was fun, the place was packed on Saturday night. Free snacks & drinks, yum! We watched several fan-films, most of which were pretty bad. The only exceptions were 'Pink Five' & 'Ryan vs Dorkman.' At the end of the con, they held a panel where con officials asked how they could improve the con. They wanted to know how they could get more young people to attend. I suggested they book celebrity guests. They didn't care for my suggestion. One of 'em said, 'We'll have to raise the admission price if we book celebs!' Another guy stuck his nose in the air & said, 'We're a literary con, that's not what we're about.' Well, la-de-DAH! Pardon me all to h#ll. It's nice to have a con to go to in January, I just wish it was a better con than this one.