On September 26, The Land of Madmen, Australia’s inaugural Wheel of Time convention, took place in Sydney. Russell Dady, a member of the Land of Madmen staff, has written up a convention report for all of the fans who were unable to make it!
The inaugural 2015 Land of Madmen con was small but almost perfectly formed. Although there were nearly as many organisers as there were guests, a great time was had by all, and everyone is very much looking forward to next year.
Those of us on the organising committee arrived from across the country at 8 a.m. to set up. For those of you who, like me, had forgotten there is an eight o’clock in the morning, there is, and apparently it’s possible to decorate a small venue adequately at that time in the morning. And it was a great venue for a con of this size—a room about the size of a basketball court with an optional divider in the centre, which we put across so we could run both panels and workshops at the same time.