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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby hansolobiker » Wed Jul 30, 2014 07:58 am

Nonny said'
Okay, I just checked the weather in Manchester and Derbyshire and is that really what you guys call SUMMER?!?! It's hardly breaking 70!

You got to remember dear, that Manchester is on the same latitude as Hudson Bay-This is the balmy North! You'll have to watch out for the Polar Bears and dog sleds!!! :D :shock: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Basement » Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:13 am

chrisboote wrote:
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Catch-up wrote:So many wonderful things on the programme! :D I probably won't sleep much, but that's okay.


What's sleep? Oh yes, I know, that magical thing that my body tried to catch-up (no pun intended) on, on the drive home from the last Con.

That must have been rough for the stretches where you were the driver


Should have clarified; I drive, Mr Slant does not. We were the only people in the car.

Incidentally, I can trace my first coffee back to the first service station on the M1, south of the M6. I NEEDED caffeine!
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby chrisboote » Wed Jul 30, 2014 01:28 pm

OK, funnies aside, tiredness kills folks.
Do NOT drive home unless you are well rested
Caffeine doesn't do it
As a rough guide, you need at least as many hours good sleep the night before as the drive is going to take
So if I see someone I know has an eight hour drive ahead of them still in the bar Monday night after 01:00, I will send them to bed with a stern voice and looking-over-the-glasses expression
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Basement » Wed Jul 30, 2014 02:08 pm

chrisboote wrote:OK, funnies aside, tiredness kills folks.
Do NOT drive home unless you are well rested
Caffeine doesn't do it
As a rough guide, you need at least as many hours good sleep the night before as the drive is going to take
So if I see someone I know has an eight hour drive ahead of them still in the bar Monday night after 01:00, I will send them to bed with a stern voice and looking-over-the-glasses expression


He is right. I would say that I would NOT have finished driving home if I hadn't felt able to. I would NOT risk my life, Mr Slant's life or any other motorist's life on getting home quickly.

As for still being up gone 1am at the Dead Monkey Party, bwahahahahahaha! I've been photographed asleep in the bar at about 10.30pm!
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jul 30, 2014 04:34 pm

Hudson bay, wow. :shock:
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby demdike » Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:15 pm

Don't let them scare you, we have the gulf stream warming us, thats what brings the damp :D
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:23 pm

No, I'm looking forward to it. It'll be a nice break from the heat here. A quick week of winter weather will be awesome :D
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Wed Jul 30, 2014 08:38 pm

I think I can put up with the heat in Machester for a long weekend. :lol:
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Nonny Mouse » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:45 pm

Another benefit, since I'm not using my winter clothes now I can pack them without it interfering with what I need to wear between now and then. :lol: I can pack about 90% right now!
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Endril » Thu Jul 31, 2014 06:33 pm

20 degrees (that's Celsius for you! :) ) looks like heaven for me, dampness not so much, but I think I'll survive, especially considering I'll come from 30 degrees and a bit damp.
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Sun Aug 03, 2014 03:58 pm

Oook!

I gave the programme a quick look-through, and I don't seem to see any stamp-related activities (I don't think the Diary and Atlas panel or the Klatches with various Emporiumites count).

So should I leave my (excessively luggage-space-taking) stamp spares at home, or will there be a chance for some official, or even semi-official, face-to-face collector trades?*

I need to know if there's any point in breaking my head over which to bring and how to pack them.... :shock:

Aaahhhh, only five more days to go!!!!! :bounce: :shock: :bounce: :shock: :bounce:

* I'd even be happy to host such an even in my hotel room, but I'm not sure if there would be enough flat surfaces available
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby DavidAHarvey » Thu Aug 21, 2014 01:10 am

phazedout wrote:At cons I follow the Mur Lafferty 1,2, 3 rule.
Every day have 1 shower, 2 meals and 3 hours sleep.


That sounds like a variation on the 5/2/1 rule
"in any 24 hour period ensure that you have a minimum of:
5 hours sleep
2 proper meals
and for the good of everyone else
1 bath or shower"
and thanks Phazedout :D you've just reminded me of the story Neil Gaiman told, at Eastercon, on that very subject.
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Aug 21, 2014 03:20 am

I'm grouchy if I don't get somewhere between 6 and 7 hours. Fortunately I crashed at a reasonable hour each night. Jet lag helped.
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby chrisboote » Thu Aug 21, 2014 09:21 am

Nonny Mouse wrote:Fortunately I crashed at a reasonable hour each night.

01:00 = reasonable? :)
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Re: My first impressions on DWCon 2014 programme

Postby Nonny Mouse » Thu Aug 21, 2014 05:18 pm

For a Con? Yes! :P
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