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LoneStarCon2 · The 55th World Science Fiction Convention · Monday, September 1, 1997

Fashion Notes: Best Hat

David G. Hartwell, Sartorial Theorist

Issue Nine

Thanks Y'all

Sunday Night's Parties

Fashion Notes: Best Hat

Pretty Confused, After All These Years

Art, People and Chili

All Knowledge Hypothesis Founders
in Subterranean Investigation

Why Domino?

WSFS Business Completed Saturday

Remembering the Alamo in SF


I have had a number of days to observe the general population of this WorldCon wandering through the hotels and the convention center, and, while admitting the possibility of some transcendent achievement I simply didn't see, feel that I can point out two significant achievements in fannish fashion. The best fashion understatement in the hat category is the Moshe Feder baseball cap embroidered with the rubric "Fandom Prime." It represents a significant moment in the evolution of fannish consciousness and deserves applause. The polar opposite, a remarkable piece of headgear that turns all heads, is the horned Viking hat with propeller, surpassingly silly up close or from a distance. I have not yet gotten close enough to read the badge of the inventor, and so cannot give personal credit to the wearer. But your con should not be complete without spotting this expression of fannish retro-avant garde.

We continue the search for excellence.

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