Sixteen Cons

ttto: “Sixteen Tons”, by Merle Travis.  Use covered by parody provision of Fair Use doctrine.

by Harlock

 

Chorus: You run sixteen cons, and what do you get?

A lot of gray hairs and a few bad checks.

Don’t invite me to the next one ’cause I cain’t go:

I’m still recov’ring from a con ago.

 

I was born one morning when the sun didn’t shine.

Picked up some Tolkein, started reading Heinlein.

Went to my first con, worked se-cur-i-ty

And the Con Comm said “Well now, who is he?

 

Chorus

 

Well, those noon-to-noon hours were a-gettin’ to me,

So the next time I worked hospitality.

Had those six free hours in the dead of the night,

So I started campaignin’ for the con’s new site!

 

Chorus

 

Well, the first con I ran was BizarroCon 3.

It wasn’t too long ’til the troubles hit me.

Had the Artist storm off, and the Author came late,

but I made Con Comm at DisasterCon 8!

 

You run sixteen cons, and what do you get?

A lot of gray hairs and a few bad checks.

Don’t invite me to the next one ’cause I cain’t go….

As a Fan GOH? How could I say no?

 

 

Disclaimer:  I have not actually volunteered at a convention, although I did once get dragooned into a “filk 101” panel at RadCon.