What made me feel that things were on a downward slide even in the early to mid 80s were two things:
Well, I can't say that my recollections are the same as yours, at least not in the 80s. The later 90s, maybe. Were you con-going in the US or the UK?
Delta Vega wrote:
I have never been to a convention, nor probably would I ever, even at that I cannot remember one in or near Glasgow, Scotland.
There were some cons in Glasgow, in the 90s, called Silvercon. I think there were at least 2 and there have probably been more. I can't recall the guests, but I can remember enjoying them.