[DWJ] Loncon meeting?

Meredith MacArdle meredithxyz at googlemail.com
Fri Jul 25 08:40:13 EDT 2014


I'll be at LonCon so I'll hope to see some of  you there

cheers, Meredith

On 25/07/2014, Gili Bar-Hillel <gbhillel at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> There is now a Facebook event for the Diana Wynne Jones meetup, please feel
> free to join and add others who may be interested:
> https://www.facebook.com/events/1640543696169770/
>
> The event was initiated by Goldeen (Grace) Ogawa who is not a list member,
> but she is a great DWJ fan. She's bringing some books to give away, perhaps
> a book swap could be a nice idea.
>
> In addition, we might hold a smaller, informal meeting by the Diana Wynne
> Jones bench on Saturday, which would have been Diana's 80th birthday. Shana
> has given quite specific instructions on how to find the bench, and I
> quote: "the DWJ bench will be in front of the ISO storage container, all
> the way to the left when you come in the main entrance, door N11.  If all
> goes to plan, there will be geraniums next to it." I suggest 5pm, just
> because one must suggest a time and why not.
>
> Personally, I think the geraniums would benefit from a little flag saying
> "be daffodils in June, you beastly things!"
>
> Looking forward to seeing some of you in person. If not in London, perhaps
> a few weeks later in Newcastle, at the DWJ conference.
>
> Gili
>
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 9:03 AM, Farah Mendlesohn <farah.sf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I can't do Friday but could probably manage other days. I and Shana
>> Worthen
>> will be in the exhibit hall much of the time, which is where the bench
>> will
>> be.
>>
>>
>> On 25 July 2014 04:16, Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Please a picture of the bench sent to the list would be wonderful!
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> > Gin
>> >
>> >
>> > On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 5:54 AM, Jameela Lares <jameela.lares at usm.edu>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > Sorry I will not be there--or in Newcastle! It sounds as though it
>> > > will
>> > be
>> > > marvelous, Babylon candles or no.
>> > >
>> > > Jameela Lares
>> > > Professor of English
>> > > The University of Southern Mississippi
>> > > 118 College Drive, #5037
>> > > Hattiesburg, MS  39406-0001
>> > > 601 266-4319 ofc
>> > > 601 266-5757 fax
>> > > ________________________________________
>> > > From: Dwj [dwj-bounces at suberic.net] on behalf of Eleanor Joslin [
>> > > eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk]
>> > > Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:29 PM
>> > > To: dwj at suberic.net
>> > > Subject: Re: [DWJ] Loncon meeting?
>> > >
>> > > I would like to join in a Witchy Dance. (flick! flick! flick!)
>> > >
>> > > The Saturday would have been her 80th birthday.  I would be tempted to
>> > > cosplay a character if I had any experience in such things.  Alas, I
>> > > don't, and I suspect my glasses (black metal, modern shape, with
>> > > powerful lenses I can't manage without) would spoil any such effort.
>> > >
>> > > Is anyone going to try it?
>> > >
>> > > Eleanor
>> > >
>> > > On 24/07/14 17:37, Gili Bar-Hillel wrote:
>> > > > It turns out that someone has already scheduled a meet-and-greet for
>> > fans
>> > > > of Diana Wynne Jones at Loncon, at 6pm on Sunday:
>> > > > http://guide.loncon3.org/#prog/id:832
>> > > >
>> > > > Is Goldeen Agawa a member of this list? Are we happy with simply
>> > joining
>> > > > the existing event, or do we also want to schedule a meeting for
>> > > > longstanding virtual friends from the mailing list?
>> > > >
>> > > > Gili
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Gili Bar-Hillel <
>> > > gbhillel at netvision.net.il>
>> > > > wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >> So, who else is planning to attend Loncon? Obviously Farah, and I
>> saw
>> > > >> Cathy on the program, and Shana... Kylie? Cheryl. Eleanor?
>> > > >> Meredith?
>> > Who
>> > > >> else?
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Maybe we could plan an informal get together? Maybe for a group
>> > photo-op
>> > > >> next to the DWJ bench?
>> > > >>
>> > > >> For those of you who don't know what I'm on about, it's the
>> > > >> Worldcon
>> > > >> science fiction and fantasy convention, held in mid-August in
>> London:
>> > > >> http://www.loncon3.org/
>> > > >>
>> > > >> Gili
>> > > >>
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