[DWJ] Diana Wynne Jones conference in Newcastle - important news!

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Wed May 7 11:48:53 EDT 2014


Thanks, Lucy.  I've now received the mail you forwarded from your other 
account.

You are not alone - the last wedding I went to was in London and 
inadvertently scheduled for the day before the London Marathon.

Eleanor

On 07/05/14 16:00, Lucy Pearson wrote:
> Eleanor - I'll check up and get back to you from the conference account! It
> looks like one message bounced so that may have been you.
>
> Lucy
>
>
> On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 2:36 PM, Eleanor Joslin <eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk>wrote:
>
>> Thank you, Lucy.
>>
>> And now I'm a little worried, because I registered for the conference
>> sometime on Easter weekend, but haven't been contacted about this (or
>> anything except receipt of payment, I think).  Have I fallen through a
>> crack?
>>
>> Eleanor
>>
>>
>> On 07/05/14 12:16, Lucy Pearson wrote:
>>
>>> Dear all,
>>>
>>> If you've registered for the upcoming Diana Wynne Jones conference in
>>> Newcastle already, or have submitted a paper, you'll have already received
>>> this news. However, I wanted to hit the list as well as I know quite a few
>>> people were hoping to come and haven't yet decided, and there is somewhat
>>> time sensitive news. If you know people who are pondering attending but
>>> won't have seen this message do let them know about this.
>>>
>>> Very unexpectedly, the Great North Run turns out to be taking place the
>>> day
>>> after the conference. This is a bit of a nightmare as the GNR is a big
>>> event and hotels in  Newcastle tend to get very booked up. It's normally
>>> two weeks later (and the early date hadn't been announced when we set the
>>> conference date) so this is a shock.
>>>
>>> So - if you are planning to come to the conference, we recommend booking
>>> accommodation asap! We're looking into some solutions and will let people
>>> know if and when we get a better deal somewhere, but wanted to give as
>>> many
>>> people as possible a heads-up in advance.
>>>
>>> The main conference will start at 9.30 on Friday 5th September and run to
>>> c. 6pm on Saturday 6th September (hopefully more like 5, but we're
>>> building
>>> in some slack). There is a screening of Howl's Moving Castle at the
>>> Tyneside Cinema on Sunday which will finish no later than 4pm, hosted by
>>> Junko Nishimura (Diana's Japanese translator) and Akie Kishino.
>>>
>>> The hotels will be more or less normal on the Thursday and Friday, so if
>>> you aren't planning to stay for the Sunday you may wish to head out
>>> straight after the end of the conference on Saturday night. If you do want
>>> Saturday night accommodation and are finding it difficult to find
>>> something
>>> affordable in Newcastle, Durham is only a ten minute train ride away and
>>> is
>>> a very nice place to visit.
>>>
>>> On a positive note we have had some GREAT paper submissions - sadly more
>>> than we could fit in - and it should be a brilliant event.
>>>
>>> Yours in some mortification.
>>>
>>>
>>> Lucy
>>>    http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/dwj/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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