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A few brief snippets from Eastercon

I only knew people with cats. Fortunately, Neil Gaiman has a dog.
Tech was generally excellent, but I would have enjoyed China Mieville's talk more had they not been whispering continuously through the whole thing.
My favorite panel of the weekend was one in which five people roleplayed being a book jury.
Tanith Lee is wonderfully enthusiastic.
A recent panto and the Lancashire Hotpots convinced me that I was finally coming to understand enough British culture to get the humor. A concert with Mitch Benn makes me think I haven't been here very long after all.
The academic track was very well attended.
At the end, the con swore fealty to a giant stuffed pig doll. At the time, it made sense.

Over the weekend it snowed, hailed, rain, slushed, and the sun shone brightly.


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Mar. 25th, 2008 12:55 am (UTC)
Ooh. Lucky you, getting to go and hear Neil Gaiman and co. Sounds like fun!
Mar. 25th, 2008 11:14 am (UTC)
I neglected to mention that Charlie Stross was a GoH too. The con hit a complete home run when it came to GoHs this year. They invited four of them, hoping to get at least one, and all four accepted. It was a very good weekend.
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Mar. 25th, 2008 11:23 am (UTC)
Hello! No wonder we couldn't easily figure it out at the time. They're all people with SFnal interests, but not the most high profile when at-con. I quite enjoyed the infinities panel, especially since it was funny and had good audience participation. (I crept out a few minutes early when I was struck with a last-minute book buying compulsion.)
Mar. 25th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
You have another link! S and I were at York at the same time...
Mar. 25th, 2008 10:22 am (UTC)
I thought I saw you there. But the convention was simultaneously so large and so dispersed that finding anyone for a second time unless one had their mobile phone number was almost impossible.
Mar. 25th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC)
I glimpsed you deep in conversation with a group of people in the lobby. I had a decent chat with head_gardener though. Having five bars, let alone all the other places one could loiter, did indeed make it rather challenging to see people. I had a good time, but far fewer long, satisfying conversations than usual at such an event, in part because it was so dispersed.
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