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UK Discworld Convention Report, Part IV (Monday) - Walking on the Edge
I don't really have a plan...
UK Discworld Convention Report, Part IV (Monday)
Might as well keep on truckin', right?

Monday was checkout, so after another grooooaning rise from my bed, I ran around and got dressed and packed things and Erica kindly brought me a banana and a muffin from breakfast, or I fear I wouldn't have eaten anything at all! After we checked out we stowed our things in Anna's room and I went to say a quick hello-goodbye to Barrie and Bernard in the Dealer's Room, since I had a feeling I wouldn't have any time to later in the day (and I was right). Then I headed off to Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen's KaffeeKlatch about The Science of Discworld books. The Klatch was very fun and interesting and both of them are quite nice. Sadly I had to leave a few minutes before the end so I could get to the "News from Forn Parts" panel that Lee and Anna and I were on, along with Pat Allan of the Australian Discworld Convention, at 3. The panel was to let people know a bit more about the North American Convention and the Australian Convention. We did have a decent number show up, but there weren't too many because the Reduced Discworld Play ran way overtime. But that was ok. We talked about our con and answered questions and got some good suggestions.

After the panel it was time for the Closing Ceremony, at which Terry talked while Bruce took a nap. But just a short one. Then he got up and he, Terry, and The Shend (who played the Hogfather in the movie) presented various awards and prizes to people. And then...it was over. *SNIFF*

Well, not quite. We went and changed and then had some dinner at the pub, talked a bit more with people, and THEN...it was over. Erica and I had to catch the 8:30 bus to London, so with sad hugs we departed for new adventures in Londontown.

And now...I can't wait for SEPTEMBER OF 2009! Hurrah!

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addygryff From: addygryff Date: September 5th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) (current file)
Heh, sounds like you had a really great time. ;D I'm really looking forward to that interview being online.

Conventions are so fun, the next time there's a Disc!con in the UK I'll totally be there. *g*

(How did Terry react to Horace, by the way? ;D)

(Memo to self: Addy, get a Discworld icon already, you know you want to.)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 5th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC) (current file)
I have to transcribe the whooooole thing. Eeee. I'd better get on that. Heh.

Forget UK - you should come to the US for ours! Hee. We could totally get together and bond (well, when I wasn't running around making sure things were working right, which I assume I will be doing some or most of the time).

He thanked me and seemed pleased! Either that or he's just a good actor. :)

I had some good DW icons and they got shuffled off to make room for...well, probably all the C&DP ones. But I have some good ones on my computer at home. I need to put them back up. :)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: September 5th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC) (current file)
Heh, I'm thinking about it, I've been wanting to go see the US of A someday, anyway. :)
If I'll be able to afford it and overcome my fear of flying, that is. *g*
(I'm a wuss. D;)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 5th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC) (current file)
YOU SHOULD DO IT. Not only is there the con, but if you extended your trip a bit (you can get the special hotel rates for 3 days before and after the con, or I'm sure could find a decent-priced other place to stay) you could go see Tombstone, and/or Benson, and/or wander around Phoenix (you WON'T have time during the con, there will be a lot of activities) which should have a light rail system up and running by then (and also the hotel is in a main shopping area and stuff).

Oh, I sympathize - the trick with flying is DON'T THINK ABOUT IT. :) Also: booze.

Hah, if we could get gestalt1 to come too, we could have a C&DP party. Hee.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: September 6th, 2008 12:31 am (UTC) (current file)
I just marked the date of the con on my calendar, so, I'll try. ;D

Heh, yes, I hear booze helps to solve problems like this *g*, sleep does too, apparently. Maybe I'll just try to convince someone to come with me, so I will at least have some company. ;)

Oh, that would be so totally cool. <3
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 6th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC) (current file)
And, after all, there is a year to be saving up for it. :)

What about your friend who was slightly horrified by C&DP? Is he a fan? Get him to come!

Alright, I totally promise that if you and gestalt1 both come, I will make time in what I'm sure will be a crazy, running-around event to sit down with y'all and a bottle of wine and talk excitedly about now Nate + Wade = TWOO WUV 4EVA. Also there may be ficcing.
addygryff From: addygryff Date: September 6th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC) (current file)
He's a huge fan, but I fear he will just be starting his last year in school around the time of the convention, I'll ask him, though, him and everyone else I know who's read the books.

Heh, just think of all the collaborative awesome that could ensue. ;D
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 6th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC) (current file)

Make sure you send him over to the website if he is interested, because it's got lots of neat information. Also, if you want, you (and/or he) can be added to the newsletter list for e-newsletter updates. (Just email and let me know.) Those are also posted to the nadwcon community, so you could alternatively just add that to your friends. :)
addygryff From: addygryff Date: September 6th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC) (current file)
Added. :)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 9th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC) (current file)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: September 5th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh, and I totally forgot to tell him the turtle's name is Horace. Perhaps next time I talk to him I'll remember. It *is* integral to the nature of the turtle, after all.
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