Ad Astra Con Report

written by Kate Heartfield

Attending a convention with a four-year-old is a surreal experience.

One moment you’re just hoping to make it to the sweets table at the TARDIS tea party before the next meltdown; the next (after you’ve put the toddler to bed) you’re watching a podcast panel discuss the underrated charms of The Temple of Doom in X-rated language.

Ad Astra, held in Toronto, is one of Canada’s major annual conventions, with a literary bent. It has been around since 1980. This was my second time there, and like last year, I went with my partner and our son.

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