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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby annebn » Mon Jun 11, 2018 03:25 pm

Yay, I got a ticket to the con! I'm going! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Fred » Mon Jun 11, 2018 08:53 pm

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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Nonny Mouse » Mon Jun 11, 2018 09:22 pm

Woot woot! I'll see you there!
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby felixkitten » Sun Jun 24, 2018 03:32 am

Yey tickets got!! So excited!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby chrisboote » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:10 am

I need a helpful assistant for a 15 minute slot for one of the con programmes
Literally all that's needed is to pull on some strings
(I have to do the building work too so any bright ideas would be welcome :) )
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Librarians Apprentice » Sun Jul 08, 2018 06:17 am

Oook!

For no particular reason whatsoever :roll: , I was just wondering if our favorite wisequacker would be MC-ing* the Maskerade again

* or whatever you call it when you stand to one side of the stage and call on each act
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby AgnesNitt » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:11 pm

Hi all... I haven't been around for a while but I thought I'd stop in and say hi.

I thought there'd be more activity on the run up, but hope to see some of you there! :D
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Pat » Tue Jul 31, 2018 08:49 am

Librarians Apprentice wrote:* or whatever you call it when you stand to one side of the stage and call on each act

I don't know what to call it either but I'll be doing it - assuming I get packed! Bit hectic here ;-)
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Pat » Wed Aug 01, 2018 02:48 pm

Pat wrote:[Stares at calendar]

Where can you buy one of those movie calendars where the pages fly off and suddenly it's the future?

Has anyone got a calendar where you can stick the pages back on? I need more preparation time!!!
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Aug 01, 2018 03:44 pm

Pat wrote:
Pat wrote:[Stares at calendar]

Where can you buy one of those movie calendars where the pages fly off and suddenly it's the future?

Has anyone got a calendar where you can stick the pages back on? I need more preparation time!!!
:lol: good luck with that, as there's never enough!
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby chrisboote » Wed Aug 01, 2018 07:04 pm

19:47 Packing started
19:54 Packing completed

Beth and Julia are not talking to me any more
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby phalarope » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:52 pm

chrisboote wrote:19:47 Packing started
19:54 Packing completed

Beth and Julia are not talking to me any more

:lol: :lol: I'll miss you lot this weekend! :( Please lift a glass on my behalf for the Toast to Terry! :wink:
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby Grace Speaker » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:12 pm

So, did you all have fun storming the Don'tgonearthe castle? :wink:
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby AgnesNitt » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 pm

Yes it was a great weekend! :bounce:
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Re: DWCon 2018

Postby chrisboote » Wed Aug 08, 2018 08:50 am

I usually wait a week before commenting, just so any minor delights and niggles fade to nothing, and only the big things remain

But this time, why wait

I didn't bother going to the ConCom "So you think you can do better" this year because ...
No
I couldn't
Nobody could

The only negatives (heat, humidity, inexperienced bar staff, limited breakfast items, giant fire-breathing hornets of doom) were nothing concom could have fixed (well, the sight of Jelmer Graafstra hoovering up a GF-BHoD will last for the rest of my life) and everything within their control was bloody fantastic!

From rewriting the entire Saturday program to avoid some 'big ticket' clashes, to putting on the smoothest, best organised, best menu-ed, gala dinner I've seen in 22 years of DW conventions, everything they did was perfect

I have so much love and respect for them all
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