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Geekschedule [Jul. 11th, 2005|02:38 pm]
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Further events to be added in when I receive them.

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Who We Are [Mar. 2nd, 2005|03:38 pm]
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Tom explains:
The Geekstalt (the true and original Geekstalt, anyway) is the four of us who hang out in London: Geneva, Andrew and myself, who live in London, and Niall, who lives close enough that he pops down pretty often. Liz is a recurring extra, added recently in an attempt to boost ratings.

The Third Row is the group of us who do real fanac, like going to cons, London circle / BSFA meetings, writing fanzines, etc. The Third Row in its widest sense includes the Geekstalt, plus several of the Oxford crowd. Plus, by historical accident and purely in a technical sense, a couple of teenyfilkers we ran into at Eastercon. In a narrower sense, requiring significant levels of fanac, it includes Niall and Geneva, possibly Andrew and Liz, probably not me (i don't read fanzines, follow other channels of fannish communication - except the Ansible, of course - pay attention to awards or go to fannish gatherings much) and perhaps a few of the Oxford crowd.

Fandom 2.0 is a name which many groups may have claimed for themselves, but which none have ever truly lived up to. Ultimately, these groups become part of the great stream of being that is Fandom 1, and as such are no more than fandom 1.23 or whatever. Fandom 2.0 will arrive one day, but by the time you notice, it will be too late.
I almost feel that I should add this to the community info.
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Possible geekstalt event [Jan. 5th, 2005|03:56 pm]
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ICA At The Planetarium: Our Future In The Cosmos
A revolution is sweeping through the world of physics. Parallel worlds, alternative universes, notions of infinity, Big Freeze, the possibility of escape - as fantastic as these concepts may sound, they appear to be consistent with the laws of physics.

In this unique collaboration between the ICA and the London Planetarium, two internationally respected science communicators meet to explore the implications of the new science for our future on the planet. The event will be preceded by a brief Planetarium dome show.

Speakers: Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York and author of Parallel Worlds, John Barrow, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge and author of The Infinite Book.

Tussauds London Planetarium

Mon 31 Jan 19:30 Cinema 1
Full Price : £8.
Concession : £7.
ICA Members : £6.
Anyone interested?
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Attention! [Aug. 18th, 2004|10:07 am]
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Niall: Got you Argosy 2, New Worlds didn't have the Interzones you wanted though. Also, we need to find out how to pronounce Live Without A Net as I've got it.

More importantly to the 'stalt, nutty found an ICA flyer mentioning this:
Also being shown will be a preview screening of Rogue Farm, the first adult animation film to be commissioned in the style of Japanese anime by a UK broadcaster and film body. It's a 24-minute science-fiction drama based on a short story by Nebula Award-winning sci-fi writer Charles Stross. Co-director Garry Marshall will introduce the film at 1.30pm.
JINGS! We going then?
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A New Enemy [Aug. 13th, 2004|06:40 pm]
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As tom correctly points out, we have a list, and I think that Ms Alison Rowat should be on it.

Does anyone second the nomination?
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Hinckley Tat [Jun. 1st, 2004|10:32 pm]
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For those members of the geekstalt who haven't been to the Hanover International Hotel in Hinckley (frequent venue of Eastercons and venue for next year's Paragon2) swisstone's fanzine The Convertible Bus 5 has a list of descriptions of some of the extraordinary and alarming tat that appears in the faux-shop-windows that line the corridors there.
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[FX: Waves] [May. 13th, 2004|02:36 pm]
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[mood |helpful]

Thought I might find you people here... :D

I have e-mailed Geneva (now I know what your idea is) so if she would like to co-ordinate with me I am happy to bring a couple of 'examples' on shirts for you next week. The material I use comes in two forms: the simple 'bung it through a printer and apply using heat' variety, and a more subtle 'cut it on a plotter' type material that when heat-pressed in place looks remarkably like screen print, ergo very professional shirts. I'd surmise that your idea would work either way, but the plotter-cut stuff would look more professional.

I am, as they say, at your disposal.
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(no subject) [May. 8th, 2004|02:29 pm]
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NotCon '04

Interested? Too geeky? Too techy?
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Why am I doing this? [May. 1st, 2004|12:34 am]
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I should be in bed. But I'm reading Ansibles written before I was born. From here:
Something Completely Different: a look into fannish etymology. I have written elsewhere about the high history of the fannish term `blog', supposedly invented in the mid-50s in that taped production `The March of Slime'. Blog was a universal panacea like Beachcomber`s Snibbo: `Blog's the stuff for work, Blog's the stuff for play, / Blog's the stuff, when you feel rough, to chase the blues away....'My footnote to fan history is the Beachcomber extract below:

`... His capillaries, set end to end, wouldn't circle the earth more than once.'

`Phugh! That's dreadful, Sir Harry. Poor blighter! Is there no hope?'

`Oh yes, Sir George; BLOGGO. A year ago my capillaries, set end to end, would barely have reached China. Today they would circle the earth three times....'

(from Captain Foulenough and Company, 1944)
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*ahem* [Apr. 25th, 2004|03:15 am]
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[music |La Femme d'Argent - Air]

After telling Tom about this blog and it's interesting contributors, we decided we need to do a half hour weekly TV show where we interview SF authors about bridesmaids.

"So Mr Clute, where did bridesmaids come from?"
"Well, you have to go to the deep sources..."

"Charlie's here to explain how bridesmaids are a plot by the Government and Big Media to keep us all under control."

"So Cory, tell us your views on bridesmaids."
"Well, we need to share them. The one user policy on bridesmaids has been stifling creativity."
"So you're saying everyone gets married and no-one pays taxes?"

Best quote of the day: "My mental map of Fandom has joined up!"
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