August 2nd, 2006


The Adelphi, again.

Today, I read this. I suppose it's worth noting that I've still had no response to this email, a whole week since the story broke and nearly as long since I sent the email. I appreciate that the Convoy committee are doing this in their spare time, but every day that passes without any statement is another day during which the reputation of the venue and, by association, the reputation of Convoy and of Eastercon as a whole, is further damaged. It shouldn't be left to third parties to explain the actions of the Convoy committee.

Great British Beer Festival

I've managed to escape the Great British Beer Festival having sampled only six different glasses of stuff.

Kelburn's Red Smiddy. This was the brewery we had at the Glasgow Worldcon and Eastercon. A nice pint.
Oakham's Bishops Farewell. Pale. Didn't like it much. Drank it anyway.
Delvin End's Smiling Moose. A cider, quite dry, 7%. Nice. From Essex.

At this point I took a bit of a break. I had a pork and pickle pie from (mmm, pie) and a random selection of olives from "Olives and Things". Back to the alcohol.

Hobsons' Town Crier. Darker than the Oakham: "straw-coloured". Not bad, but not a first choice.
Holder's Butt, from Gloucestershire, another Cider/Perry.
Ringwood's Boondoggle. I'd already decided I'd had enough, and then I won a beer token in a tombola. This was the result: another "summer beer", quite light, but not as offensive as "Bishops Farewell", passim.

I don't think I have a career as a beer critic waiting for me.

It's worth mentioning that I bumped into several Tun attendees including ½r, and suaveswede.