ApolloCon 2007, a speculative fiction convention in Houston, Texas: opening ceremony
The ApolloCon 2007 opening ceremony was short and simple. The convention chair, Mark Hall said they started ApolloCon because they wanted to have a con in Houston they wanted to go to. After 2 years of being the ApolloCon chair he will take the next two decades off, because this is a con he wants to go to. He added: “at least I think there’s a con going on out there. Let me know if there isn’t.”
Left to right: Mark B. Hall, editor Guest of Honor David Hartwell, and writer Guest of Honor C. S. Friedman at the opening ceremony
Introducing David Hartwell, Mark said: “if David is wearing a tie, and you’re an epileptic, you should truly try not to stare at it.”
I don’t know if Hartwell’s tie made anyone sick, but his voice must have soothed the audience’s brain waves when he sang a song “Teen Angel”. Then the filk Guests of Honor Graham and Becca Leathers sang another song.
Left to right: Fan Guest AT and filk Guests Of Honor Graham and Becca Leathers
Filk Guests of Honor Graham and Becca Leathers sing at the opening ceremony