[DWJ] Convention panel

Ellen Willcox eawil3 at email.wm.edu
Tue Apr 26 11:12:07 EDT 2011


Wait - there was a play of His Dark Materials in London?  Why does England
have everything awesome that we do not?!  :P

- Nic




On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 8:26 AM, Gili Bar-Hillel
<gbhillel at netvision.net.il>wrote:

> I'm so glad it went well. I've suggested a similar panel for the World
> Fantasy Convention to be held in San Diego in the fall, hoping it makes it
> into the program.
>
> As to flying to England for the listmeet, true I did that, but in fairness,
> Israel is not all that far away and I was looking for excuses to take a
> weekend in London! We have in the past twice flown to London with the
> excuse
> of wanting to see a play at the National (once for Stoppard's Coast of
> Utopia, once for Pullman's Dark Materials), and once to buy the last Harry
> Potter book in London. If this sounds extravagant, keep in mind I have an
> aunt in London whom I love to visit, so if I get a cheap airline ticket
> it's
> not really more expensive than a domestic vacation would be... unless one
> counts shopping, in which case, yes I return with suitcases laden with
> books!
>
> It's been far too long since my last UK visit, I am aching to go back. I
> think the last time was actually DWJcon in 2009, if one discounts a ten
> hour
> layover in Heathrow on the way back from WFC 2009, during which I was
> hoping
> to hop into the city but ended up huddled miserably in the BritishAir
> lounge
> suffering from what was very likely to have been swine flu (several
> con-goers came down with it).
>
> Gili
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 2:25 PM, Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >
> > >
> > > Gene is a really good friend of mine. Glad you had fn
> > > Farah
> > >
> >
> > He seems to be a really nice guy.  He offered to lend me a copy of your
> > book
> > Farah, which would have involved posting it from Sydney.  But I told him
> I
> > planned to buy a copy of my own.
> >
> > Kylie
> >
> >
> >
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