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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

FantasyCon

Well I made the trip to Nottingham last weekend to take part in FantasyCon (thanks to Hagelrat) where I had the chance to see some familiar faces from Theakston's Old Peculiar Crime Festival in Harrogate earlier this year.

As happened in Harrogate, I did have a wee bit to drink (though nowhere near as much and not with such dire consequences!) I may still have been the youngest there! But this time I did end up going to a couple of the panels, such as the one where a group of authors discussed crossing genres through their career. Or, as it was put- "being a whore" which was interesting :P

I did also meet a lot of great new people, such as Robert Shearman (who I pretended to be for about half the night using his name tag), Lee Harris,  Suw and a girl called Hollie who works in marketing :) No lush italian boys but well, you can't be that lucky all the time...

Though it was good seeing all of the Un:Bounders, so I can remind myself I'm not the only one suffering as a minion of Adele.

The cat ears made a rather stunning comeback, and we got a few people photographed wearing them! Not that Adele has provided a link to the photos yet. I only have this one of Lee.

It was a lot of fun though, and despite the fact that by the time I was meant to film the award ceremony with Vince I was seriously unsteady on my feet I think I made some friends. I got a great little notebook from Suw though! It's green! and SHINY!

Picked up LOADS of great free books as well, and got a few signings in which helped :)

Also, check out this little guy! So cute! Apparently he's evil... I'll have to read the book Moxyland by Lauren Beukes to find out then! :o

2 comments:

  1. Love the cat ears, lol. Sorry I couldn't come for dinner with you guys, I wish I could have stayed longer. Next year, I think I'll make a weekend of it! x

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  2. They were a little bit epic- and don't worry :) I think I'll do the same- just didn't have the money to ticket both days :P (not that they checked tickets...)

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