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Swancon XXX1 - Friday

I packed the tailbox of the trike with my gear for the weekend and went off to work Friday morning. At the end of the day I pedalled onwards into Northbridge. My planned route down Robinson street was scotched when I found that the portion east of William street had been converted to west-bound one-way. The opposite direction to what I wanted. After touring some backstreets an negotiating a breatalyzer trap I eventually made it to the Shiralee Hostel. The single room was clean, fairly new, and somewhat spartan. I unpacked and headed off to the convention hotel. After registration and a quick check of the programme I headed up to Rob & Leece's room. Rob, Leece, and Poss were present and waiting to do their Saturday night viewing. We ordered food from room service and watched an episode of Kolchak while we waited for it to arrive. Then we watched an episode of Rah-Xephon while we waited for dessert. Then it was off to the anime panel but the panelist's voices were so quiet and the sweaty fan smell so strong that I retreated. I then sat around chatting with people until the filk panel at 23:00. I sat an listened for an hour and we were all inducted into the WOOOO game by Larry and Mercedes. At Midnight I made like a pumpkin and went back to my room to sleep.

Posted on 06 March 2006 at 05:42 PM by Stephen Gunnell