Satellite 1
Saturday 6th October, 2007        The Campanile Hotel, Tunnel Street, Glasgow

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Quite unexpectedly, Satellite 1 made a (small) profit. We were therefore very pleased to be able to donate £...

That was Satellite 1, that was.

As far as I could see, people were having a good time, enjoying the panels, talks and games. (Anyone who was not hid it well.) They were certainly enjoying the real ale, which was drunk by the closing ceremony. Thanks to everyone who came, to everyone who took part in the programme, helped out with gophering and stewarding, and in particular to Ken MacLeod, who was a superb Guest of Honour.

No plan survives contact with the enemy, of course, and there were things which did not go to plan. The most serious of these was that at 07:30 we received the news that At The Sign Of The Dragon would not be with us since Marion van der Voort had been taken to hospital. We still have no more information about how serious this is, but we send our best wishes to her and Richard at this time.

Initial indications are that the con did better than break even. That's not, for us, the major indicator of whether or not it was a success, but it is A Good Thing. What really matters was whether or not it was a good day with interesting and enjoyable programme items. We hope it was.

Thanks again to everyone who made the day what it was.


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Satellite 1 is a one day convention being held in Glasgow to commemorate 50 years since the Space Age dawned with the launching of Sputnik 1. Starting at 10:00, there will be panels on science (what has been achieved and where do we go from here?) and on science fiction (how did man actually making steps into space affect SF, and what does the future hold?), fun panels and serious panels. The day will be rounded off with a Dead Laika Party and quiz, from 20:45 til late.
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