Florida Fandom went to TROPICON XVI. It was on November 13 - 15, 1998 at the Sheraton Suites at Cypress Creek on Cypress Creek Road in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Guest of Honor: NEIL GAIMAN

Artist Guest of Honor: CHARLES VASS.

Other Guest: Lynn Abby, Hal Clement, Charles Fontenay, Joseph Green, Gaitlin R. Kiernan, Holly Lisle, and Mike Resnick.

This was our second Tropic Con and we would love to go to another, even now that we are located in Tennessee.  It’s one of the nicest cons I have been to.  It small enough that you get to meet the guest, not just get an autograph.

Ruth with Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman had his young daughter, Maddie with him.  She was James age, so the tow played together most of the Con.  James has an autographed book that says “To James, From Maddie’s Daddy, Neil Gaiman”

Charles Vass

Hal Clement with Emily and Amy

Laurie Sutton and Lynn Abby

Neil Gaiman and Charles Vass signing autographs.