• Conventions

    Easter weekend

    Maundy Thursday coincided with the First Thursday London Fandom Zoom meetup, so it was bustling. What should have been excited anticipation for Eastercon was mostly annoyed grumbling, which is what what happens when pre-con communications are sparse/terrible. Still, having made my decision to attend Norwescon instead I tried my best not to get too worked up. John and I had gotten Vibrant Forest delivered earlier in the day, so we were drinking a nice porter, and later we had Unikebab for dinner, a nice drunken start to the weekend. Norwescon had opted for a platform called Airmeet, reminiscent of Accelevents,…

  • Conventions

    You can’t go home again

    As if the current bout of nostalgia I mentioned in my last post wasn’t enough, my old roommate Palle just moved out of the place we shared for nearly a decade, and which was my homebase when visiting San Francisco…

  • Family,  Fandom,  Food and Drink

    Memories

    I’ve been going through the old posts to clean up links, fortmatting, and even finding the odd missing report, like Silicon 2006, that’s slipped through the cracks. At the same time I’m scanning old family photos, so I’ve experienced a…

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    Shiny and new

    Website updates done for the most part, still need to go through and tidy up content and links, but I’m happy with the new theme and functionality. Next projects are probably is finally scanning the family album I meant to…

  • Updates

    Spring cleaning

    The sun is out, Hugo reading has been done, convention season is starting up, and it even looks like making vague plans for activities in the nearish term is something one might do unironically. So I figured I’d give the…

  • Food and Drink,  Updates

    Birthday, etc

    My birthday fell on a Sunday, so I made pancakes like I usually do but with bananas and chocolate chips. John made me a Victoria sponge birthday cake, and for dinner he made roast chicken – the original plan called…

  • Updates

    March!

    February gave us a handful of sunny days, which meant a bit of garden tidying up. The cats enjoyed it, with Quentin escaping multiple times and forcing me to chase him between fences. We had really good Korean fried chicken…

  • Conventions

    Picocon

    This was my first Picocon, I figured a one day convention might suit going virtual pretty well plus several folks I know were excited for it. They kicked things off by opening up the Discord channels, and encouraging people to…

  • Conventions,  Updates

    Boskone/Gally/Valentine’s

    I ended up only using the social space at Boskone. They had a Zoom Consuite going most of the day, which I applaud. Initially I had trouble finding it, although it looks like they added a more obvious link later…

  • Conventions

    Capricorn

    Capricorn was this past weekend, obviously CST isn’t the ideal timezone for me, but paying just $10 for a convention allows a certain casual approach to it, so I figured why not. It started Thursday, but as this was also…

  • Updates

    February

    It’s been very cold, a few days of frost and even a brief bit of snow – though nothing like elsewhere in the country. It’s a bit harder to stay productive in the January doldrums, but I’ve been doing okay…