Couple of things to talk about:
First and most important: Bristol. I’ve already written what might laughingly be called a report on the convention for Ninth Art. You can find it here. The article more or less entirely fails to mention the bits I did like about the convention, mostly because they’re of no interest to the general public. So, of course, I’ll talk about them here.
I like the quiet bits, when the noise and the crowd and the heat go away. I like sitting around tables in restaurants and bars with my friends, old and new, and talking. I never get to spend enough time with everyone I want to talk to, which is always upsetting. Still thanks to the people at pizza on the Saturday night, who rescued me from total collapse and gave me something to do besides a dinner and awards ceremony I would surely not have survived. Likewise, thanks to the Sunday night mob for a very pleasant evening when I had expected only brain-death and exhaustion.
Two lots of special thanks as well:
Firstly, to Andrew, Andrea and Ryan, for putting up with my company longer than any sane human should have to, and for not killing me for some of the choices on that tape I made for the car. I tried to make it as listener friendly as possible, but my brain slipped in a few places. I realise this. Sorry.
Secondly to the various people, who know who they are, who heard me kvetch about things I’m sure they’d rather not have at various points throughout the convention. I’m extremely grateful to you for letting me get things off my chest on a few subjects. If I can ever return the favour, you know where to find me.