Sunday 1300: Books Based on Other Media (YA)
Niall Harrison (M)
I don't know whether to laugh or cry every time I see this.
Do you want me to get his autograph for you?
No, but I would love to see you mod a discussion ON MY SPECIALIST SUBJECT about which you know piss-all :-p
Hey, I read my share of Trek/Games Workshop/D&D/Star Wars tie-in novels in my teenage years, though if you want to loan me any pearls of wisdom feel free. But you said it: I'm the moderator. I don't have to know anything, I just have to make sure that the panellists don't end up brawling. :p
Cornell/Travis DEATHMATCH! FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!
Games Workshop/D&D/Star Wars tie-in novels
Christ. I take it all back. You really are King Nerd.
I know nothing about anime and manga, if that helps.
You read Games Workshop tie-in novels. Nothing can help you now.
Be fair. I read the Ian Watson GW tie-in novels, which isn't quite the same thing.
That doesn't make it better. Not even slightly.
You were employed by GW. You = Professional Nerd!
Even better, come and heckle from the sidelines ...
Unfortunately, I've been bagsied already this weekend to go visit the in-laws. And ALL THEIR RELATIVES.
Cornell/Harrison deathmatch sounds like it'd be more exciting, if I'm being honest.
Uh, Worldcon isn't this weekend, it's the first weekend in August.
And I won't bring up 'Father's Day' as long as he doesn't. :p
Have you even considered reading those books I lent you yet, btw?
I was always planning to read them. I just need to clear the rest of the queue first ...
Sunday 1200: "The British Boffin: An SF Stereotype Dissected"
Stephen Baxter (M)
I think you're missing something from here.
That hardly seems fair. It is her birthday, after all.
BLAME is her gift.</Primal>
But blame leads to hate, and hate is a path to the dark side of the dork.
We've had quite enough Star Wars references today, thank you kindly.
So what, now you're starting in with the Due South references?
*stares out of window while some girly man sings*
The effect is somewhat ruined by the blazing sunshine.
Have emailed you with my schedule details.
Edited in. Reactions: I hadn't realised you were scheduled against sandwiches. Boo! And ARG, they used the word mundanes!
It's not like I haven't heard all of you and your sandwich rants before. ;) Besides, this means we hit them with a double-pronged attack on the very first day - two competing panels with third-rowers on them!
More importantly: you have a Kaffeeklatsch. That means you're officially a Name.
I don't have a Kaffeeklatsch, Brian Aldiss and Ellen Datlow do. I'm assuming I'm facilitating/chairing it, as I did agree to do that at one point.
Though I had been under the impression that a Kaffeeklatsch was with just one author and the facilitator, so maybe it's a panel about kaffeeklatsches, or something, since a couple of people are involved. I dunno. Hopefully all will become clear.
2005-07-11 03:55 pm (UTC)
Thursday 2:00pm Fandom 101 -- Enjoying a British Worldcon (1.5 hrs)
Chris O'Shea (M)
Not been to a Worldcon before? Or a con before? Or a British con
before? Our crack team of experts show you how to have a good time.
Yes, you read that right, I am a crack expert who shows people how to have a good time.
Above comment = me, obviously.
You're an expert on crack? Or are you an expert on cracks?
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