Back in 1998 DarkoverCon was an active, happening convention which attracted hundreds of people as well as well-known authors and artists. Even though she was in poor health, Marion Zimmer Bradley managed to attend this convention (she died in 1999). Instead of the vast emptiness I saw last weekend, the atrium was filled with dealers, Christmas decorations, and people. The hotel has been through a few changes of ownership, and there is less and less quality with each round. The same is true of the convention, now called "Chessiecon." There is talk of 2019 being the last performance of this venerable event. I think maybe it's time.
Black tech pen on sketchbook page, 8" x 6 1/2", November 28, 1998.