Few minutes later, I was the proud owner of the ensemble of dead trees and colored ink, which is known as issue 14 of Dreams at Aspamia. I bought also three old issues, which were missing from my collection. Now my collection of Dreams at Aspamia is complete, or will be complete as soon as I get back issues, which I loaned to certain dear souls.
One thing which I noticed was the gender parity in the booths’ area. Apparently, women became interested in SciFi in a big way once it was combined with Fantasy, and several SciFi stories moved from the “thus it will happen so and so” category to the “thus it may have happened so and so”.
Upon reviewing in my mind the SciFi fans among my personal acquaintances, with whom I keep reasonably frequent contact, I found that the women among them outnumber the men.