Feb. 28th, 2017

luckykaa: (Wolf)
So, the Sunday of Redemption.

Went to the card games through the ages panel. It turned out, for reasons that didn't make sense, that this was swapped with a talk on historical documentaries. The guest giving the talk (Dr Lynette Nusbacher) was brilliant so was quite happy to listen. I now know more than I need to know about how historical documentaries are made. Not much of this is too surprising. The History channel does stuff because it's cheap. The talking heads are given a list of leading questions in advance. Research tends to be sending an intern to buy some coffee table books.

Time commanders, on the other hand, was different. That was BBC enterntainment. They had access to a budget, and could have set designers and costume people!

Closing ceremony was fun. Every attendee got a mention in the closing credits. KlingonRoy got mentioned for his role in propping up the bar.

More panels after. Found myself helping deal with drunk person drama at another point. Said drama pissed a lot of people off. People involved dealt with it well, although I suspect there will be a specific rule next time for this sort of situation. Then things got back on track. I am impressed just how knowledgable, intelligent and downright fascinating [livejournal.com profile] sweetheartwhale can be. She knows a lot about wizards! Wish she had the full length of the talk.

Discussion about Western Tropes in Sci-fi got a little side-tracked into causes of the American Civil War. People seem to know their stuff here.

Did make it to [livejournal.com profile] blazingskies party. Was only a fleeting visit because it was late and I was tired.

Turns out having a hire-car made me pretty popular. Lots of things needed to be transported from one place to another. This included shopping from Tesco, speakers to friends' flat, and a friend to his home.

It's a shame a lot of people couldn't mnake it. Also worried about how much Redemption is shrinking and how few new attendees we have. Also feel sad I missed a few items. Would have liked to have gone to the robot cool wall. And I wish I'd gone to [livejournal.com profile] flickums' dystopia panel since she was all alone on that, and I could probably have contributed to that one.

But I refuse to end on a negative note. It was wonderful to see friends. The panels were great! Friends were there! The hotel was lovely! Looking forward to 2019.
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