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24th-Sep-2006 05:35 pm
Bloody poxy London Underground. Still no weekend service between Camden Town and East Finchley - instead, the joys of replacement bus services. Been like this since before I went off to Manila. Must ask exactly how long these engineering works will be going on for... Bloody Hell, it's almost enough to make me nostalgic for Manila!

Anyway, decided to pass on the Essex's display in Covent Garden as I wouldn't be able to get down in time to catch the drill displays so I headed straight to the Shakespeare Head.

The pub meet was a somewhat smaller affair than usual - much more of an attendee bash than a staff one. Rather amused that we'd collectively omitted to mention the gathering to Sean Harry... Nonetheless, usual enjoyable activities of food, pear cider (plus some Dragon Slayer) and geeky discussion including more prodding, especially by burntcopper and lissy111, about going to SG-11.

The meeting broke up earlier than usual as various people had theatre performances to get to and relatives to pick up so I decided to pop over to London Bridge for the LOTNA pub meet (my, numbers have expanded enormously) for more of the same, just a shame I missed the cross-London treasure hunt. This included the likes of Corrine pressing me about both SG-11 and Redemption. Apparently SG-11 is going to be their last hurrah, SG con-wise. Hmm... James once said he'd even wear MARPAT if I agreed to go. Maybe I should take him up on that ;-)

The evening's activities also included an extremely tough Trek quiz, of which I was able to answer about 3-4 questions and must confess, actually nodded off at one point... Did make me think it's about time I got going on that military SF quiz I mentioned doing.

Ah well, so, leaving aside SG-11, things are potentially looking a tad busy on con front next year - Galactica 3, Redemption, Decalogy, possibly another Serenity event. Oh boy... Then again, only been to one this year so far.
24th-Sep-2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
24th-Sep-2006 10:01 pm (UTC)
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25th-Sep-2006 11:27 am (UTC)
Just to add to Caz's comment - they're at least as loud and mad (and more numerous) than the Shakespeare Head crowd. Only snag is one of their two meetings each month invariably clashes with the SH meets.
24th-Sep-2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
This Starfury pub meet of which you speak, is it a regular occurrence?
25th-Sep-2006 07:37 am (UTC)
More or less. Typically takes place on a Saturday in the middle of the month but we generally wait on a text from Jo Walton (from the tech crew) with the exact date - this month we just decided we'd go ahead anyway. If you like, I can let you know next time we set a date.
26th-Sep-2006 12:17 pm (UTC)
That'd be cool, although I wouldn't want to gatecrash. I can hang around with other geeks, or I can go to the pub, but it's surprisingly rare that I get to do both at once.
26th-Sep-2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
No worries. I shudder to think what you'd have to do/be to be considered a gatecrasher!
18th-Oct-2006 10:38 am (UTC)
Just in case you haven't seen it on my LJ yet (couldn't find an email addy on your profile), there'll be a pub meet on Sat at the Shakespeare Head from noon onwards...
18th-Oct-2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
Cool. Despite being on the wrong side of pay day, I may well be able to make it. Is that the Shakespeare's Head near Carnaby Street?
18th-Oct-2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Excellent. Go to Holborn Station, come out of main entrance, turn left; it's at end of first block. If in doubt, call me on 07976-876271.
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