This weekend, many CJers will be introduced to Coupling, the BBC sitcom that gave us Commander Norrington. Those who do not avail themselves of the opportunity to watch the show on DVD will likely be utterly mystified by the stickers we are handing out that say, “I’m Giselle!” “No, I’M Giselle!”
And they won’t understand why Team Vegetarian Spank Inferno has the Best. Name. Ever.
I’d like to give a shout-out to all our friends on the starwars.com boards who wouldn’t/couldn’t come. See what you guys are missing??
Also, Dunc (whose name I first typed as “Drunk”) is way drunker than I am. I will work on rectifying that.
It’s night one of JadeCon and we’re all wound up. We just got back from Games Night, where my team kicked ASS at Naboo (Taboo.) In what other crowd could I say “She’s dead, we hate her!” and people’s first guess is Callista? Who isn’t dead! Great fun was had by all. I love Naboo.
Profound I’m not, but I try. I just downed one of Mary’s drinks in five minutes. I’d like to see you blog half as well, when this drunk you reach.
Tomorrow is the Galactic Games. GO LUSERS! We will prevail; we are legion.
BREAKING NEWS: Not only is James (Sithspit) attending his first GenCon, he has just fetched his first bucket of ice. Life is good. Pass me another drink.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden posts Semi-random bits of advice for writers attending their first SF convention. It focuses on WorldCon, but there’s a lot of good general advice.
Two weeks until JadeCon!
I saw this over on TFN, but I’ve discovered I look forward to seeing it every year.
It seems that Russia has an amazing Star Wars fan community. Each year, they gather in Saint Petersburg for StarCon to share costumes, fan art, lightsaber training and various seminars.
The summary of the most recent event is now online. (Yes, it’s in English.) The next time you’re whining about having to stay in a crowded hotel room at a con, just imagine sleeping on the floor of a kindergarten classroom!
And they just have a lot of heart. Star Wars isn’t all that well known in Russia, yet these folks found each other. Pretty cool.