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Eastercon

Had an excellent time at Eastercon. These are the sessions I went to:

Death of the internet (tweets at 11)
The art of the movie poster - 100 posters in 50 minutes
Pushing the boundaries of genre
Our new alien masters: The markets
Opening ceremony
Cory Doctorow interview
The SF video game canon
Cory Doctorow reading
Non-Anglophone SF
Gender parity on panels at conventions
Stevie Carroll reading
Shorts from Sci-Fi London
The fantastic landscape
The war on terror (How ten years of conflict has shaped SF)
Hugo nominations
Occupy the metaverse
20-odd years of CGI
Comics outside the mainstream
Writing The Rapture of the Nerds
Has Misfits lost the plot?
You got your robot elf sex in my SF
The future of ebooks
(Also saw the art show, the dealers' room, a maze of twisty corridors that all look alike, the disco, a Klingon, a superhero or two, and Hounslow bus station.)

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Yes, I also saw you in the audience, but not really outside of them! Any particular stand out panels that you went to? I really enjoyed the Cory Doctorow reading, the Fantastic landscapes panel, and oh, others! I can't think of any I really hated.

Now I just want to buy more books and write more stuff, and watch more things, and so on. Wish I had taken today off work though, as am exhausted!

So, has Misfits lost the plot?

There was only one Klingon, according to the Guardian, so you were lucky to see him.

There was a panel about gender disparity on panels? Was it parate?

Edited at 2012-04-09 10:48 pm (UTC)

I actually haven't managed to watch all of the latest series of Misfits as I got bored, but after going to the panel on Misfits, I am now convinced to finish watching the rest.

There was some discussion on how so many people have died in suspicious circumstances, but no-one has noticed, as it all seems to take place in a bubble, the estate being separate from the outside world, and perhaps no-one cares about it or knows it is there.

The panel about gender parity had something like 4 women and 1 man.

I went to several of those but didn't see you - indeed I didn't even realise you were at the con! Glad you enjoyed it too - I thought it was one of the best I've been to.

Ah, I thought I saw you in the distance at one point, but wasn't quite sure! But it must have been you then if you were in some of the same panels that I was. :)

This time there weren't really many celebrities that I was particularly interested in seeing, but I enjoyed the panels I went to anyway, so I think in future, I will be less concerned about who the guests of honour are and just go anyway.

Good to see you there!

I doubt that anything in the 'Dystopias in YA fiction' has anything on Hounslow bus station after midnight. Or before.

I admit I did buy some pussy in Hounslow.

The Fantastic Landscapes panel made me really want to visit Lewisham High Street again. "A mecca", I remember it being described as.

Thank you for providing the link: some things are best left ungoogled.

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