These images were taken at the January 1998 Vanguard, using my Sony Mavica camera. I took most of them, and a few were taken by other people. The thumbnails here are linked to larger versions.
This was the Vanguard where we were supposed to decorate nametags and wear them. Here Debbie Schwarz and Tom Lawrence are working on theirs.
Carrie Root and Cliff Wind stamping, cutting, caligraphy-ing, etc. to decorate their nametags.
One of the hosts, Jane Hawkins, decorated hers early, before many people were there. (I was there, of course, because of my neurotic promptness syndrome.)
Jon Singer deserves a section to himself, since he's so photogenic! People like to take pictures of him.
The downstairs at Jane, Luke and Vonda's place is the smoking section when Vanguard is held there. Even though I don't smoke, I usually spend part of the evening kippering myself down there.
In the January 1998 Vanguard, we had dueling digital cameras. Someone once called this photgraphing-the-photographer act "a Rowland thing to do." But it seems perfectly natural to me!
Victor also held court with Tami Vining.
The new futons in Jane and Luke's living room are very popular. Victor and Lesley Reece on the left; Michael Hoffman, Michael Hoffman, Molly Blades and Frank Weyerich in the center; Ron Drummond and Tom Lawrence on the right.
In the perennial way people like to cram into the smallest possible space, there was lots of good chat in the doorways and the tiny kitchen.
Also in the downstairs kitchen, Jane Hawkins confirms the rumor that she has prehensile toes. Are fans an advanced subspecies of humanity, or atavistic?
Vonda's kitchen is also a popular place.
Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Andy Hooper, Ian Haggeman, and Lesley Reese
Vonda and Marilyn on Vonda's denim couch.
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Written by Anita Rowland, Wednesday, January 28, 1998.