The Logical Language Group made a last-minute announcement of Logfest 2005. The Philadelphia science fiction convention Philcon set aside a room in which to hold the intermittently-recurring celebration of the Lojban language, December 9 through 11, 2005.
In attendance were:
Robin Lee Powell; camgusmis
Matt Arnold; epkat
Mark Shoulson; clsn
Stephen Weeks; tenes
Adam Cooper; komfo,amonan
Bob LeChevalier; lojbab
A lot of recordings were made for the Lojban podcast, jbocradi. Lojban's main currently-active organizer, Robin Lee Powell, endured many trials and tribulations making it to Logfest, which he told us entirely in Lojban for about 45 minutes. This is serialized in the podcast.
We played Nanofictionary. Matt Arnold used Lojban to describe how to play the games of Navia Dratp and Emergo. We put a whiteboard on a chair on the table and Mark Shoulson taught Philcon attendees in two beginner's classes.
There occurred the historic meeting between Bob LeChevalier and Lawrence Schoen, the Director of the KLI, with general friendliness and conviviality, somewhat to the surprise or even disappointment (apparently) of some of the onlooking fans.
Also present was Keith Lynch, former Lojban supporter, though he did not participate in the LogFest.