March 24th, 2008

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

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Mm.

Dilemma.

Was going to go a midnight panel, but seem to have ended up not bothering, not least because the preceding panel (a rather hysterical discussion about discussing about Doctor Who companions featuring Paul Cornell and calapine amongst others) overran a tad.

Now in two minds - go up to the disco, or head to my hotel and bed?

Fortunately, Sarah's going to give me a lift home tomorrow. I'm looking forward to seeing her. I'm less looking forward to the convention ending.

Anyway, idle musings. Future conventions to which I hope to go:

Bad Wolf: 12th - 13th July
DiscWorld: 22nd - 25th August
BiCon: 28th - 31st August
Connotations: 3rd - 5th October
ArmadaCon: 7th - 9th November
Dimensions: 15th - 16th November
Redemption: 20th - 22nd February 2009
EasterCon LX: 10th - 13th April 2009
ECG: 14th - 19th April 2009

Realistically, I doubt I'll make it to all of them, but whatever happens I'd like to be able to make it to at least half of them, with Sarah for one or two. But we shall see what happens...

David.
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Well, thanks to cu_sith I have a number of fun and geeky badges, which shall now be weighing my shirt down quite considerably. *g* And thanks to entorien I have what looks like rather an interesting (first in a trilogy of) novel(s) to read when I get back home, as well as some thoughts about the possibility of self-publishing when/if I eventually finish one of my own novels.

And about half an hour until the next panel I'm going to, so that's half an hour I can spend writing. :o)

David.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

By next year's EasterCon...

...I hope to have a laptop (ideally an Eee PC - I've seen a couple around this weekend, and boy they're *lovely*), to hook up to hotel wireless instead of accessing at the internet lobby, and ideally to be liveblogging some of the panels.

However, in the meantime, a couple of choice Neil Gaiman comments.

On the H2G2 TV series: "There were moments where Hitch-Hiker's fans were thinking, 'she's horribly miscast...'" *

On Mostly Harmless: "On a sentence by sentence basis, it was wonderful; on a paragraph by paragraph basis, it was good; on a page by page basis, it was okay; reading it as a whole, and expecting to get a great novelistic experience and a great Hitch-Hiker's experience, it was a complete waste of time." **

I've just bought a convention T-shirt (my last visit to the dealer's room this weekend) and am off to McDonald's for lunch before the last panel ("Darker than Potter") and the closing ceremony.

David.

* Oh, I think Sandra Dickinson is horribly underrated. But even so, I thought this was funny.

** I think Mostly Harmless is justifiably underrated.
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

One other bit of good news...

...at the Blake's 7 panel yesterday, Jim Swallow confirmed that there are moves afoot for a new TV series - a retooling/reboot rather than a continuation (a la BSG, but with a footnote to the effect that you can't really get much darker than the original B7; I disagree with that somewhat, but hey ho), possibly - depending on availability - involving some of the cast from the recent audio reworking (which I must check out).

Sounds exciting.

David.