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72 Letters T-shirts [Apr. 22nd, 2004|03:14 pm]
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OK, I found some Hebrew fonts on the web and have typed up some of the T-shirt designs. Typed up, they all look thinner and taller than when I wrote them out by hand. I'll have a play around and bring some print-outs next Wednesday.

Are we still thinking of getting some iron-on transfer things to use on T-shirts we buy ourselves? Does anyone know how these things work and where to get them from? Does it limit us to black text?

And if we're going for 72 letters at the back of the neck, do we want something on the front?
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Clouds of ringing balloons [Apr. 16th, 2004|11:23 am]
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Is this something that the rest of the geekstalt would be interested in checking out?
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72 Letters [Apr. 6th, 2004|02:53 pm]
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I thought I might try to put together a 72 Letter design that uses some of the text from Genesis 11 - the Tower of Babel story, along with the transliteration for 'geekstalt' and each of our names, making a double Chiang reference. What think you?

UPDATE: I've now put together 72 Hebrew letters made up of the following: transliterations of 'Ted Chiang' 'Niall' 'Andrew' 'Tom' 'Liz' 'Geneva', a translation/transliteration of the phrase 'Do not scorn the geekstalt' and a line from Genesis 11:4 meaning 'And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven'. I've tried them out in two configurations: 7 letters in 10 lines (plus 2) and 10 letters in 7 lines (plus 2). I prefer the latter myself, but will present both when I see you all at Eastercon.
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Secret State [Apr. 1st, 2004|10:08 am]
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Following on from the chicken-warmed nuclear landmine, (and can I say I just love the phrase nuclear landmine. It makes me think of one guy accidentally stepping on it) I noticed the exhibition it's from sounds interesting.
A chilling behind-the-scenes picture of the corridors of power at a time when the world teetered on the brink of disaster, this exhibition looks at different aspects of government processes in the Cold War.
It runs until October and it's pretty near Kew Gardens, so it might an idea for a nice sunny day out.
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Eastercon Programme Note [Mar. 29th, 2004|06:53 pm]
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Sunday, 9pm, the Baronial Room: 'The Future of Fandom'.

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Tin-tin! [Mar. 29th, 2004|04:57 pm]
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Tin-tin at Sea.
The exhibition
'The Adventures of Tintin at Sea' exhibition commemorates the 75th anniversary of the comic strip reporter's first adventure. Exhibits include the oldest existing drawing of Tintin and a painting of Tintin's creator Georges Remi (Hergé) by Andy Warhol. This is on public display in the UK for the first time
Dunno how interesting this'd actually be but it's just down the hill from the Royal Observatory.

Edit: It's a fiver. Sod that.
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Superhero Power Update [Mar. 29th, 2004|03:07 pm]
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Niall: Captain Wronghead (allegedly)
Andrew: Captain Concise
Tom: Captain Pedant

We need one more; then we can combine to achieve our mega-power of delaying the bill in true Penny Arcade style.
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Sites to Watch [Mar. 25th, 2004|03:00 pm]
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Tom started compiling a list of sources for geekstalt-friendly events; we should add to it.

- The Dana Centre
- The Institute of Ideas
- Cafe Scientifique
- The Institute of Contemporary Arts
- Ansible

Any others? I'll try to add them as a geekstalt linklist later on.
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Enemies of the Genre List [Mar. 24th, 2004|12:33 am]
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This evening we decided:
a) Mariella Frostrup should go on our 'Enemies of the Genre' List.
Then we realised:
b) We don't yet have an 'Enemies of the Genre' List.
I propose:
c) We should start an 'Enemies of the Genre' List.

Here it is so far:

Enemies of the Genre

Mariella Frostrup
Any suggestions for additions? Should Margaret Atwood go on the list?
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Pred First Post [Mar. 22nd, 2004|01:20 pm]
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So, now what?
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