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The adventure of Conflux

Conflux was great fun (as you may have guessed). I woke up at 4am Friday morning to get there, only to have my plane delayed by an hour and a half. The pain... the pain... I then arrived in Canberra, only to wonder where all the traffic was. Apparently, there is none.

The launch was great, the food from the banquet divine. My co-panellists were often wittier and more interesting than myself, but there was no competition (that they knew of...)

I launched Voices, with much help, and sold around 26 copies of the book. 

tombicknell managed to drink himself into a state of inebriation and after admiring one of the many adorable infants at the con, asked if we could 'have one'. (I don't think he remembers).

The plane flight home was also delayed - go budget airlines - and I managed to get home without incident, before I passed out from lack of sleep.

All in all, I didn't die, I didn't kill anyone and I didn't manage to make too much of a fool out of myself. Successful Con!

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amandapillar
7th Oct, 2008 11:56 (UTC)
You is lying. I remember telling you that you couldn't have one of the ones there and you said you wanted one of your own...
gillpolack
7th Oct, 2008 12:45 (UTC)
You wanted Caitlin, who is exceptionally cute and also an Evil Overlord-in-Training? Amanda and she could conspire against you.
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gillpolack
7th Oct, 2008 12:55 (UTC)
I bet Caitlin looked like that when she was tiny. In fact, I bet all the under 12 crowd zapping people with daleks and getting sugar highs did. The up-side is that when they're of an age to zap people with fullsize blow-up daleks, they aren't wearing nappies and you won't have to change them.
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gillpolack
7th Oct, 2008 13:07 (UTC)
That's good. Cats don't need daleks to exterminate - they have claws.
ex_benpayne119
7th Oct, 2008 12:17 (UTC)
it was nice meeting you.
amandapillar
8th Oct, 2008 05:03 (UTC)
Nice to meet you too!
gillpolack
7th Oct, 2008 12:48 (UTC)
There is traffic here. It exists for a half hour at morning peak 5 minutes and a half hour at evening peak five minutes (when I moved they were genuinely 5 minutes, but our city is sadly disintegrating or something and we get half hour). On long weekends all the traffic migrates to the coast.
wedschilde
7th Oct, 2008 13:22 (UTC)
why make one when you can just steal one? :::grins::: pick out the one you want! okay they probably don't like that. :::nods:: you'd have to make your own and hope for the best. kind of like cooking dinner with sea urchin and goat meat.

i am happy you had fun. divine food is always good. :::cheers:::
wild_heart
7th Oct, 2008 13:24 (UTC)
Wait . . . flight delays aren't common in Australia?

*jealous*

Babies are overrated. They turn into toddlers, then develop MOUTH at age 10, and it's all downhill from there. That is, unless they turn into wonderful young adults with a flair for geekdom and a good heart. It's a crap shoot.
eneit
7th Oct, 2008 14:18 (UTC)
apparently not, you should visit to compare *innocent smile*
eneit
7th Oct, 2008 14:21 (UTC)
on the subject of cute kids, I have a photo of your little man at the Culcairn show, dwarfed by inflable bat, and trying desperately to reach his brothers so he could hit them with it.

It was good to see you again kiddo *hugs*
amandapillar
8th Oct, 2008 05:04 (UTC)
*hugs*

Sure was! Email me the piccie?
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