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The Con's not officially open 
18th-Aug-2006 01:04 pm
knitting sketch


yet but already there are people in costume.





It's all going rather well, although I knew there was a reason I shouldn't have volunteered to do things - people expect you to know about stuff. Like 'which guild am I in? Where do I get tickets for the book signings? Why is ImBruce threatening to cut Hesadevil's head off when I gave him your message that the online Guild Membership lists haven't been updated since April?

Still, it's all great fun. And there's a wi-fi signal in The Hub, which is just outside the corridor where my room is.


She wasn't in costume then. She designed and made the costume herself for an original (her own creation) Discworld character - a member of The Seamstress Guild.



The first banner to appear what's all that Latin stuff about ? answers on a postcard.

I was disappointed no one went to breakfast in character. bendy1, there's no sign of The Luggage yet, perhaps it's lost among those 10,000 bags? And there's no fresh fruit available, except at breakfast - no apples though so I can't put one in the backpack for later.

I've just finished lunch and am having a coffee in Costa - £2.95 for a cappuccino! I asked for some fresh fruit and the manager fetched me an apple from the kitchen - on the house this time. He says he'll try to arrange for fruit to be available for sale throughout the day from now on at various places. There is cheaper coffee, tea, and sandwiches to be had for Con attendees in The Hub but no fruit there either.

Comments 
18th-Aug-2006 01:06 pm (UTC)
I love the latin " How much is that doggie in the window?" banner

You lost luggage?

I missed that, hope it turns up soon

carry on having fun
18th-Aug-2006 01:43 pm (UTC)
Hee - no lost luggage, it was a response to Bendy's comment about the lack if rabid Fen arguments about whether the Luggage has a soul.

18th-Aug-2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Of course it has a soul... or is that soles? depending on how many pairs of shoes you packed
18th-Aug-2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Groan.

I doubt that Luggage would allow anyone close enough to put shoes on him, he'd swallow anyone whose name wasn't Rincewind.
18th-Aug-2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
I love that fan that seamstress has.
18th-Aug-2006 06:22 pm (UTC)
She made that herself, too.
18th-Aug-2006 10:08 pm (UTC)
Her original character's name might interest you - it's Latin for 'The Black Widow'.
18th-Aug-2006 10:29 pm (UTC)
Ha!
18th-Aug-2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
You know that 'no good deed goes unpunished.'

I forget who said this first, but the ferengi say it often, and they are a practical people.
19th-Aug-2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't call it 'punishment', my Chronicle Reporter badge is getting me front seats at events that don't have 'limited ticket' entry, such as the Kaffee Klatches which are allocated by draw.
18th-Aug-2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
Grr, no luggage. But did anyone get accused of trying to sleep with Pratchett yet?????

Are there fen with boobies throwing themselves at Rincewind lookalikes and trying to blag their way in with the ladies of negotiable virtue? Did anyone buy the librarian a guitar/pony/house yet?

Gossip! I want proper con gossip :)
19th-Aug-2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
All the ladies with boobies tend to throw themselves at Terry - and they are the ladies of negotiable virtue tend to be members of The Seamstress Guild.

Mind you, he's probably too tired to do anything about their advances, even if he wanted, he breakfasts early, works most of the day's events and retires to his room long after the bar closes.
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