September 24th, 2006


Maximum geekery

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.
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