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... or If I Don't Write Something Now I Never Will.

This was a very different convention for me personally. I was definitely far more a participant than a consumer. Oh, and I actually got about 7 hours sleep, and only drank 3 pints, each night. Unheard of!

To begin with I was on 4 programme items. No wait. 5. Oh and that. 6 then. The 2 on comics went reasonable well I felt. The panellists largely had some overlapping experience, but some things that were new to each of us. And sufficient audience participation to show that they were involved with our discussions. For the two on the future of Eastercons, I largely sat back and listened to what the other people in the discussion were saying. Think I learned a lot, and hope I did manage to get my perspective across when I did speak.

The "Star Wars: A Small Hope" cabaret was great fun to do, and seemed to be well received. It did take a large chunk out of Saturday, as we only managed to start rehearsals a few hours before the show, and needed much repetition to get it tight. Hats off to [ profile] adelhied for pulling together a top notch script and props collection in the weeks pre-con. [ profile] fuzz57, [ profile] frankiemouses you were magnificent. Thanks to [ profile] j_lj for lending us the lightsabers, one of which was found under the stage after he'd left the con. And to C for pinning me into a Leia dress without complaining :D
{ETA: And big thanks to the mighty tech crew for the Madonna headsets, and to the Cabaret organisers, and to our two sheet holding gophers, and the c ConCom, and everyone else who helped make Odyssey happen!}

The last other programmed item I was on was the Eastercon Bid Session. It was interesting. In short I'm now Head of Programme at Illustiorous, Eastercon 2011. Eep. The other news from that session is that Olympus 2012 will be the subsequent Eastercon.

The rest of the con was largely taken up with: Illustrious work (committee meetings, ticket sales, and programme idea discussions), Programme Ops / unofficial Ops Rover work, occasional gophering, dances, and seeing one or two programme items a day. Distressingly little left over for socialising, so I apologise if we didn't get to chat, or if I left after too little time.
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Bah, I'm so not going to have time to write up a ZombieCon report this week.

Hmm, maybe I should take time next week and do a proper one and offer it to some fanzines. Or finish up my write up of True Names and G.E.B., and the Cthulhu hat knitting pattern (including lessons learned, rather than the actual one), and the Fan Art for [ profile] purplecthulhu's story, and print my own' zine. Hmm. Probably wouldn't happen.

Some other LJ posts on ZombieCon 1, 2, 3, and 4. Am I missing any?

I've got about 180 photos and 10 videos to sort through!

Still too busy to write detailed, what I've been up to things. ZombieCon last weekend. Last minute trip to south coast on Monday. A forgotten will-fix-PC-for-food / catch-up on Tuesday. Curry last night. Bosses birthday drinks tonight, probably followed by a trip to the Cock. A Pratchett signing on Saturday (I've given up on the idea of of going to Brighton). Games afternoon on Sunday.

Detailed ZombieCon timeline )

And another report
{Edit 2}
Forgot to add that the fire alarm sounded once each day, driving all us zombies out into the daylight.
Friday = Smoke machine
Saturday = Very steamy shower
Sunday's cause, unknown.
{Edit 3}
Con report from an infrequent conventioneer.
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Eastercon write up coming tonight, hopefully. Quick preview:

There was a bit of recurring phrase going around:
"It's coming, and we need to be ready for it."

In one of Cory's panels It was ebook readers.
In [ profile] autopope's case It is your grandchildren discovering everything you've ever written online.
And several people thought It would be the forthcoming Zombie apocalypse.

I was thinking that it would make an interesting panel on what is coming, that will change the world, and that we need to start preparing for...

... when I had a flash of inspiration for what to do with my black and too dark green wool.


While a Portal Scarf would be neat, it would probably be out of date by the time I finished it. Whereas Cthulu's powers seems to have endured vast trackless eons that the human mind cowers in terror from.

Thinking about doing a pattern on a scarf, I was worried that it would turn on my neck and face the wrong way. This way I can do a tube on my little circular needles, with tentacles running up it. Maybe I could even stuff the end, to make a head. I won't even have to count stitches, because tentacles should waver. Ooh, and I can use the cable cross over thing I've been practising to make them cross over each other.

{edit: s/Cuthulu/Cthulu/g}


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