The very first science fiction convention I every volunteered for was RustyCon 1, in Seattle. I had a blast and went on to volunteer at the next one and a few other local area conventions. Well, time moves on, life moves on, and I moved on to a new job down in Portland, Oregon. Unfortunately, the nature of the job prevented me from attending any more RustyCons. Time moved on a bit more, and I decided to retire on December 31st, 2019. Yay! I was now free to go back to RustyCon after all those years!
The good news! All members of our household have now received all three shots, and, while we couldn’t go to 38 this year, we were looking forward to going to RustyCon 39 next year!
Now, the final bad news: It was revealed today by the Chair that RustyCon 38 was, due to sparse attendance and incredible cost, the last RustyCon. Between the low turnout(needed 400 to break even, got under 250), the entire IT department not allowed across the border from Canada, and various other problems, they say they have to finally throw in the towel.
What have you waited too long to do?