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Friday, April 9th, 2010
1:56 pm
Con report
I spent most of the convention checking out the panels, so I've put my thoughts below behind cuts to spare people's flists.

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All in all, it was a great convention and I'm looking at going to Illustrious in 2011
11:09 am
My First EasterCon
Well here it is, my first ever con report.

Arrived on the Thursday and enjoyed a delicious meal and bumped into many of blazingskies friends.

Friday saw the half that didn't arrive on Thursday, turn up. During the Friday I made an eggy Roj Blake, helped on the front desk at registrations, took part in the 'Live Video Game Charades and won with my team mates, 'The Jolly Gophers'. Had fun in the 'Writing Video Games' panel, then took some time to meet up with my friends, inflatablefish, novawulfen and my dear blazingskies and had pizza. After the opening ceremony I went to rest for an hour as my back was starting to play up. Managed to make it to the Blake's 7 drinking game; to which some amusing remarks were made but as the episode was really good(Shadow), most just sat and watched. I arrived to watch the last of the ceilidh then called it a night.

On Saturday I arrived at the gopher hole just in time to realise I was gophering the 2000AD panel and rushed to watch and help out. Helped out on the registration desk for the following hour and then made my way to the autograph signings to help out there. Got dragged away before the second hour started by my beloved blazingskies as I'd forgotten to give myself time for lunch and time to spend with blazingskies. After we decided to go to the "Boobs and Biceps" panel which was brilliant. I then spent the rest of the evening in the Commonwealth room helping out for the cabaret and masquerade rehearsal, watching Doctor Who (very good in my opinion), the cabaret and masquerade and then the New Romantics disco.

I didn't actually get up to much on Sunday, but that was alright as I got to hang out in the gopher hole till the EasterCon bid. The bid was amusing and tense, Illustrious 11 got through on a landslide, while Olympus 12 actually had to have the votes counted. After that I mostly hung out with fellow con-goers till Mitch Benn started. I had never seen Mitch Benn and I was glad I got to see him live, he was awesome! Next came the Steampunk ball, which everyone came out to in their finest. The music was ok, the lead singer did seem to drown the rest of the band out though.

Monday I got up early (or at least tried to) and got my luggage into the quiet room, where I spent most of my time till I had to leave. I had fun at the closing ceremony then enjoyed the snacks and drinks left behind for the gophers and in ops. After the mass of goodbyes I made my way back home.

All in all, a very enjoyable EasterCon. Roll on 2011!

Current Mood: cheerful
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
1:26 pm
Odyssey 2010 - Eastercon write up
Well, it's been a couple of days since the Con and having a) caught up on sleep and b) dealt with over 1,500 e-mails that came in whilst I was away (fortunately most were from groups I'm a member of and were just "skim and delete"!) I decided to write up some of my experiences.

Firstly I have to say that this was definitely a great Convention, I had a really good time, met lots of interesting people and really enjoyed myself.

Some highlights:

Running the Pub Quiz on Thursday night where the winning team got 45 out of 50 which was pretty impressive because some of those questions were fiendishly hard :-)

Attending various fascinating talks and panel discussions.

Repeatedly involuntarily ducking during the pyrotechnics demonstration...!

Being very pleased that my BDSM talk and Rope Bondage Workshops were well attended, ditto for the "panel" (well, two of us!) for Scrabble Tactics.

Watching the SCA beat the proverbial out of each other with various weapons!

Picking up half a dozen old or out of print SF books which I've been after for ages :-)

Not getting lynched for expressing some controversial views on the ethics in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse!!!

Laughing repeatedly at the passages being read out in the "Bad Sex in SF" panel :-)))

Oh and somehow I managed to get assimilated by Tech when all I wanted to do was give someone a hug and say goodbye, but ended up spending an hour and a half helping them sort out a ton of equipment!!

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
5:00 pm
Odyssey 2010 con report at nukapai.net
Here's my Eastercon report :)

Thanks again to Al for the lovely portrait!

And it's lovely to read Billy's Booze Blog covering the whisky tasting (I'm the 'perfumer lady').
4:11 pm
SCA link
Hi, if anyone was at the combat demo and/or the calligraphy workshop on the sunday and missed our flyers, you can find out more by visiting our UK/Ireland/Iceland site here - Insulae Draconis

I enjoyed my first ever con, and am already worknig on getting to Illustrious next year!
4:02 pm
Charity book stall
Enormous thanks to all those who bought and donated books to the charity book stall.

The total was £878.16, which will go to the Alzheimer's Research Trust as part of 'Match it for Pratchett'. (And we'll gift aid it)
2:55 pm
Con report
My personal con report is here. Many thanks to the committee, ops, gophers and all the other people who contributed to the running of a wonderful convention.
2:40 pm
Eastercon Audio fanzines / con reports
I created an audio fanzine of my experiences at Eastercon.
I've finally finished the last one and put them all together on a blog page at http://jimmowatt.blogspot.com/
It was a lot of fun doing it. First few are a bit shaky as I tried to figure out just what it was I wanted to do but as you get to about 6 or 7 onwards I think there's some really nice content.
There's 11 episodes altogether and here are the titles of each one to give you some idea what they might be about.
If you're on itunes you'll find them by searching for eastercon in podcasts.

[Edited to include Jonjo interview]
11:44 am
Whisky tasting write-up
As I claim to be a booze blogger, here's (or on LJ with brokenish formatting) my typically obsessive and wordy writeup of the whisky tasting panel.
12:32 am
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
11:29 pm
Con report
the report what I wrote today can be found at http://elenopa.livejournal.com/111466.html
10:19 pm
Eastercon 2010 mini con report
 Many thanks to all involved.
I had an absolutely splendid time at the convention.
Mini con report, including links to my Eastercon podcasts are  here

7:21 pm
Con report
My initial con report can be found here http://rhionnach.livejournal.com/315121.html. I will probably write some more, once I feel more awake.
6:21 pm
Con reports
It would be nice if people writing con reports could put linkies in this community so people can find them even if they aren't on your flist.

Thank you in advance!
6:13 pm
Blogging EasterCon
Posted my Eastercon blogs - Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Current Mood: sleepy
3:28 pm
Con photos
Uploaded my photos to photobucket.
12:22 pm
Con report
Sort-of con report here.
12:11 pm
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