Take the train an hour north of Frankfurt and you end up in Wetzlar, a small city largely known for being the seat of the Holy Roman Empire’s Imperial Supreme Court. Go there last weekend and you would have ended up at a small, homey SFF convention celebrating the 60th anniversary of the German Science Fiction Club.
As has become my habit, I photographed the t-shirts of as many attendees as I could. I missed a lot, and there were a few who preferred not to have their faces on the ‘net. Why t-shirts? Well, during LonCon I found myself fascinated by the (probably) hundreds of geeky t-shirts people were wearing. Geeks, more than many other social groups, seem to enjoy expressing their identity via screen printed cotton. Photographing the t-shirts feels a little like capturing some of the essence of tastes churning in convention attendance. Now that it is becoming A Thing That I Do, I’m also finding it makes for an easy conversation starter and a nice souvenir to remind me of the experience.
Now, *dramatic music*, the t-shirts of WetzKonII. Click ’em twice to make ’em bigger.
Which is your favorite?