Aug. 29 to
Sept. 2, 2002
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Fan Lounge

We Are Our Own Entertainment

by David. D. Levine and Alan Rosenthal

The Fan Lounge is a place for fans to hang around with other fans and talk about fannish things. It's a laid-back continuous room party, a place to find like-minded people for conversation and silliness. Think of it as a low-key convention within the convention. It's the Con Suite without the food and frenzy, Gaming without the dice and cards, Filking without the guitars and songbooks, the Art Show without the art. It's fannish. What is "fannish"? Come in and find out!

The Fan Lounge is the center of fanzine activity at ConJose. That said, be aware that in practice the Fan Lounge has about as much to do with fanzines as science fiction fandom has to do with science fiction. If you know nothing about fanzines, don't worry — you're more than welcome! Come in and browse, ask questions, chat. You might make some new friends.

The Fan Lounge is a place for:

  • Conversation
  • Silly games
  • Reading fanzines
  • Gathering material for fanzines
  • Writing fanzines (We will produce a "one-shot" if enough people are interested)
  • Connecting faces with names
  • Plotting the overthrow of the civilized world
  • General silliness

The ConJose Fan Lounge will be located in the Presidential Suite on the 20th floor of the Fairmont Hotel, just down the hall from the Con Suite, and will be open during the following hours:

Thursday, August 29th: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friday, August 30th: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 31st: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday, September 1st: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Monday, September 2nd: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Volunteers are always welcome. If you would like to spend a couple of hours helping to make the Fan Lounge a great place for fans to hang out, or if you would like to bring or send any fanzines for sale or display in the Fan Lounge, please contact Janice Murray and Alan Rosenthal at



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