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Conventional grammar

Which is grammatically correct?

at the Eastercon
at Eastercon
(What is this "Eastercon" you keep going on about?)

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.



Apr. 18th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
No, 1983 was just my first Eastercon, so I used it as an example. It was the 34th Eastercon (small print may apply to this number, but it's not relevant), so it was already a venerable institution by that point.
Apr. 18th, 2012 01:37 pm (UTC)
More to the point, the 1983 Eastercon was Albacon II. In any given year, the Eastercon will have a name other than "Eastercon"; talking about "going to Eastercon this year" could be viewed as shorthand for saying "going to the Eastercon this year, the name of which I have forgotten".