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Conventional grammar

Which is grammatically correct?

at the Eastercon
7(8.8%)
at Eastercon
69(86.2%)
(What is this "Eastercon" you keep going on about?)
4(5.0%)


To keep this poll simpler: take as read that whether or not it needs a definite article for this year, it'll be "an Eastercon" speaking more generally.

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cartesiandaemon
Apr. 18th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)
Hm. I wonder if the usage varies for other cons that sound more like a name or more like a generic descriptor.

(I'd say "did you go to the 2005 Eastercon" but "did you go to Eastercon this year?", but I don't know if I can justify it gramatically.)
tisiphone
Apr. 18th, 2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
Arisia is firmly "at Arisia", never "at the Arisia". (Maaayyyybe "at the 2013 Arisia", but more commonly I've heard "at Arisia in 2013.")