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Dancing and Joking

fanwriting by John Hertz, Fan Guest of Honor at Westercon LVII, Phoenix
published November 2005

My World and Welcome To It

Westercon LVII, "ConKopelli"

Two Classics of Science Fiction
The Glass Bead Game, The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet

Four Moments
"Diamonds and Rust", the Magic Castle, dinner with Glyer, the Sun and Schnabel

Forward to the Basics

I Thought I Had a Pumpkin Bomb

It Seemed the Fannish Thing to Do
a column from 2004

Two Good Playgrounds


Bruce Pelz

Eighty Years is for Strength
The African-American Firefighter Museum, Griffith Park, Len Moffatt, Tai Chen on Mencius

The 2003 Worldcon

Within Us, Without Us
Declare, Chuck Jones, Hamilton at the Getty, R.A. Lafferty, The Bear Comes Home, Heinie Manush, Dr. Seuss, Ray Charles, The Best of "Xero"

The Millennium Philcon Masquerade

Interview with Hanville Svetz
(with Larry Niven)

237 Talking Statues, Etc.
remarks from Vanamonde

Merry-making I
Introduce most any time
Touches on a comic side
Heaven must have given us.

with cover art by Ray Nelson, and drawing by

Jae Leslie Adams
John Berry
Bob Eggleton
Frank Kelly Freas
Connor Freff Cochran
Brad Foster
Alexis Gilliland
Teddy Harvia
Terry Jeeves
Steve Jeffery
Sue Jones
Trinlay Khadro

Sue Mason
Joe Mayhew
Franz Miklis
Julia Morgan-Scott
Ulrika O'Brien
Andrew Porter
Tim Powers
Marie Rengstorff
Bill Rotsler
Marc Schirmeister
Stu Shiffman
Taral Wayne

Dancing and Joking is published by Westernsfa, Inc., an Arizona non-profit corporation, producers of Westercon LVII. "Westercon" is a service mark of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc.; "World Science Fiction Society" & "Worldcon" of the World Science Fiction Society, an unincorporated literary society.

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