Held in Long Beach, CA. On one of the days a demonstration was put on. King James attended. Pwyll pen Tyrhon and Rhiannon pen Tyrhon resigned as Baron and Baroness. King James reappointed Uillem Thorken Hardhans as Seneschal for the Isles.
“Ah, the Long Beach Westercon. I think that was the one where James and I put on a live steel demonstration at a wedding, though it may have been a bit later. It is clear that the clutchbutt papers mess took place after this also, since Hardhans was the main one involved in that. I also have this impression that that was the convention where William the Lucky, Jerry Jacks (Mediocrates), and a lady named Barbara Dodge drove down together in my car. I was the only one with a license, so I did all the driving. I had space, but any two in the back were horribly cramped since the car was a Mustang Mach One. We were all pretty psychologically cramped by the time we arrived.” – Steven MacEanruig
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