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Eastercon [Mar. 17th, 2008|10:30 am]
Douglas Spencer
[New readers start here -- Eastercon is The British National Science Fiction Convention, and takes place every year over the Easter weekend.]

It's that time of year, and the number of posts about Eastercon on my friends list is beginning to climb. I'm expecting to see quite a few "where to find me during Eastercon" posts over the next couple of days.

I've been to Eastercons in 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. However circumstances have dictated that I have to miss the 2008 Eastercon, which would otherwise have been my 37th convention, my first convention of 2008, my tenth Eastercon, and my sixth Eastercon in succession. But I can't be there. Oh well.

So my movements over Easter are as follows:

On Tuesday 18th it will be julia_winolj's birthday, but I won't be in a position to celebrate it with her because...
On Wednesday 19th I have an hour in the dentist's chair in the morning, and I'm at a client's in Clapham all afternoon. In the evening I should be at the monthly ZZ9 Pub Meeting, in The George Inn, just off Borough High Street.
On Thursday 20th I'm heading up to Sheffield, where I'll be spending the late afternoon onwards with Julia, where we can catch up with activities deferred from Tuesday.
On Good Friday I'm bundling her into the car and driving her off to a hotel by a river in a historic and scenic city in the north of England, where we'll be doing weekend-away-together type stuff.
On Monday 24th I'm driving her back home to Sheffield.
On Tuesday 25th I'm heading back home again because...
On Wednesday 26th I'm back at the dentist's again.

I hope and trust that you will all have Eastercon experiences which are as pleasant and complete as can be achieved in my absence.

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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-03-17 12:02 pm (UTC)
The full schedule is here. Fortunately this dentist seems to be quite competent, and she's making all this work rather less dreadful than it might have been -- although most of her verbal ticks seem to mirror those of David Tennant's Doctor.
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[User Picture]From: alex_holden
2008-03-17 12:57 pm (UTC)
Will she be holding opening and closing ceremonies?

"Open wide and say aaaarrggghhh"
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2008-03-17 02:19 pm (UTC)
She only does the "open wide" bit. I do the "aaaarrggghhh" bit without being prompted.
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[User Picture]From: fishlifter
2008-03-17 12:17 pm (UTC)
I was contemplating a reply that said 'Maybe I won't compare my Eastercon preparation to pulling teeth, then...'
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From: ladytg
2008-03-17 06:09 pm (UTC)
My Easter movements are along the lines of
mud mud mud river mud mud river hot chocolate mud mud mud

Hope it's not too painful for you!
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