Making Hay While the Sun Shines
JO WALTON & EMMET O'BRIEN chose one of the loveliest days of summer to get married. Dozens of fans joined them to spend the weekend hanging around Hay on Wye, punctuating pleasant meals and conversations with the odd bout of bookshopping. The Swan Hotel was the perfect backdrop, and all in all, it was very reminiscent of Brecons in the mid-eighties. However, the Plokta cabal were the only people who remembered that.
The denizens of rec.arts.sf.fandom had appeared, blinking, from all over the world.
James Nicoll met with no accidents whatsoever while at the wedding, but did attempt to persuade us all of the merits of lakeside property many miles north of Toronto, in a community whose main claim to fame, apart from the spent uranium mine, is giant radioactive man-eating flies.
Unlike most weddings, this one had programme items. Mary Kay Kare appears here at the "What I bought in Hay" panel, while Paul, Maureen and Jordin look on.
Sasha took his responsibilities as Best Man very seriously, giving a fine speech after dinner.
Tom Womack decided to show us all how we should dress for the occasion.