I have to say that LX2009 is the best Eastercon I have been to for many years – and that is a comment on the quality of this year’s con, and not putting down previous years at all.
Special mention must be given to the superb music programme, which included some interesting panels and discussions. I was blown away by the main event on Saturday night, which was a 2 hour performance of music (some modern, some classical) used in Science Fiction shows and films, performed by the National Festival Orchestra. Yep, that’s right, a full-blown orchestra playing at a science fiction convention. They gave an amazing performance, and also seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Full marks to co-chairs James Bacon and Peter Harrow, and all their committee and staff who worked so hard to make this an unforgettable convention; and special cheers to Vincent Docherty, for arranging such a fantastic music programme.