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LoneStarCon2 · The 55th World Science Fiction Convention · Thursday, August 28, 1997

The Armadillo Has Landed

Issue Two


The Armadillo Has Landed

el Fanac

Jo Clayton Update

Program Announcements

Review: Bob's Smokehouse

Stuff Opens--Film at Eleven

Illustration by Sherlock! for LSC2

If Karen Meschke, Chair of LoneStarCon2, had been a little less mobile, we'd have a recognizable picture of her officially cutting the ribbon for the Audie Audacious Trading Post (otherwise known as the Hucksters' Room) at twelve noon on Thursday.

The Other Opening Ceremonies

Robt. Sacks

The Opening Ceremonies ran from about 7:07 PM to 8 PM sharp, to a full house.

After the introduction of the convention mascot, Chas the Armadillo, last year's WorldCon Chair Mike Glyer presented the gavel to this year's Chair Karen Meschke.

The professional entertainment followed: Dusty Britches (yodeling and sing along), Doug Whittaker (South Texas humor, gun tricks, accuracy with a bull whip), and Kevin FitzPatrick (rope tricks). Sue Francis was the sacrificial assistant for the roping and whipping demonstrations. Non-Texans were inducted as Honorary Texans. The Chair, Vice-Chairs, and Honored Guests were introduced, and the ceremony closed to "Deep in the Heart of Texas."

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