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Vidshow I: the minor fall, the major lift [Oct. 8th, 2018|09:58 pm]
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maudlinrose
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1. Star Wars - Let's Get It Started by bessyboo

2. Rivers of London - Put A Lid On It by odessie

3. Atomic Blonde - Blonde by cupidsbow

4. Harry Potter - Runner by astolat

5. Rome - Virgin by obsessive24 (you have to scroll but GET EVERYTHING)

6. Arrival - The Scientist by violace

7. Sense & Sensibility - All This And Heaven Too by SillyCleo

8. Tango & Cash - A Man With A Gun by franzeska

9. The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls In Love - This Love by AurumCalendula

10. Three Men And A Baby - Don't Stop Me Now by Sholio

11. A Tribute to Jackie Chan - I Don't Feel Like Dancin' by jetpackmonkey

12. America - Battle Cry by absternr

Some of these videos are only available streaming on vimeo; I had to do weird shenanigans with a dubious Chrome extension (that I then immediately deleted from my computer) to get a copy. But I can hook you up next time I see you if there's something you particularly want.
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Timetable we'll totally follow to the letter... ;-p [Oct. 4th, 2018|10:08 pm]
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arysteia
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As usual, time stamps are indicative, and some leeway has been built in in places to allow for inevitable overrun. (Version 1.0)

Friday

11am: Brunch
-- Elements Cafe

4pm: Cocktails
-- Library Bar

7pm: Dinner
-- Oaks Noodle House

Saturday

10am: Doors Open/Set-up of Hall
10.15: House Rules/Safety Briefing
10.30: Slash Pictionary (shihadchick)
-- second fourteenth verse, same as the first
11.30: Black Sails (arysteia)
-- Incredibly angry queers, and a surprising amount of intersectionality for a show about pirates
12.30: LUNCH
1.30: Miss Sherlock (stickmarionette)
-- Everything's better with more ladies
2pm: Lucifer (dewey3067)
-- xxx
2.30: So you want to PRINT that fic as a book/zine (tyellas)
-- xxx
3pm: Panel I (china_shop)
-- How do you fandom crush?
4pm: AFTERNOON TEA
4.15: Critical Role (labellementeuse)
-- The new campaign
4.30: Cagney and Lacey (arysteia)
-- and a bunch of random 80s nostalgia
5.15: Set Up for Dinner and Quiz (tables and teams)
5.30: Pizza and Pub Quiz (china_shop)
-- Tonight we dine in Hell!
7pm: Vid Show I (maudlinrose)
-- the minor fall, the major lift
7.45: Quick Clean Up
8pm: Doors Close

Sunday

10am: Doors Open
10.15: The D and D Renaissance (labellementeuse)
-- Was it inevitable?
10.30: Morgoth is why we can't have nice things: the endless suffering of the Silmarillion (jocondite)
-- In conclusion, cousins
11.30: Buzzfeed: Unsolved (shihadchick)
-- IDK, spooky stuff? A BU investigation.
12noon: Stephen Universe (chruskit)
-- xxx
12.30: LUNCH
1.30: Star Trek Retrospective (mab_browne)
-- xxx
2pm: Points Novels (kiwisue)
-- xxx
2.30: So we're going to have Worldcon in Wellington in 2020 (tyellas)
-- xxx
3pm: Jurassic Park III (blademistress)
-- Billy, don't be a hero
3.30: Riptide (tinx_r)
-- They share a room!
3.45: Open Doors (meelie)
4pm: Panel II (arysteia)
-- platforms etc
5pm: Vid Show II (meelie)
-- She'd tell us but then she'd have to kill us
5.30pm: Thorough Tidy Up
6pm: Doors Close
7pm: Dinner
-- Siam Thai

Monday

11am: Brunch
-- Fidel's
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Food Options [Sep. 24th, 2018|10:45 pm]
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arysteia
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Friday:

Elements does a traditional brunch menu as well as some nice lunch options, tea and coffee and cakes.

The Library does fantastic cocktails, and some cool finger food if you're feeling peckish.

The Oaks does an eclectic mix of non-specific Asian cuisines, from tom yum to roti to Hawaiian fried rice.

Saturday and Sunday:

We usually have a one hour (tbc) lunch break scheduled on both days. The Dundas Street shops are fairly rudimentary -- the Four Square is definitely a superette rather than a supermarket, so good for snacks/sundries but not great for food shopping. There is a fish and chip shop (very nice, also does excellent burgers), and a cafe (good but slightly pricey) in the immediate vicinity. I'm told the dairy opposite the Four Square is branching out into hot food, but cannot confirm by personal experience.

If you're up for a ten minute walk then it's an easy stroll back to Strathmore (just through the tunnel) where there is a bakery/cafe, another fish and chip shop (more run of the mill, does a fairly good souvlaki though), a Chinese takeaway, and an Indian place. Obviously you can also bring a packed lunch from home if that is your preference, and we will have our usual assortment of snacks (chips and dips, crudites, biscuits, soft drinks and juices, tea and coffee) available throughout the day.

Everyone's made their Hell pizza order by now, so that's Saturday night taken care of, and we'll be following last year's innovation of setting up tables properly rather than perching.

Siam Thai has a large menu and does all the usual faves, some less common dishes, and excellent banana fritters for dessert.

Monday:

Fidel's does all the usual brunches, cafe style lunches, counter food, coffee and cake, good milkshakes, and a decent bloody mary.

NOT THAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT FOOD OR ANYTHING.
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Venues [Sep. 24th, 2018|10:10 pm]
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arysteia
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Where to go and when. All brunches, dinners, drinks, etc are optional, of course, so feel free to attend as many or as few as you feel like.

[Minor edits to follow when I figure out the new bus routes.]

1) Main venue for weekend festivities:

Seatoun Village Hall: 10am – 8pm Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sunday
22 Forres Street, Seatoun

Previously known as the Saint Christopher's Parish Hall, but still the same place. The church (no longer yellow stickered but sadly deconsecrated) is on the corner of Forres and Ventnor Streets, the hall is next door. There's plenty of parking in the street outside for anyone driving. Anyone getting the bus from town should get the Seatoun 11, and get out at the Dundas Street shops.

2) Leisurely brunch on Friday, which often involves first and second breakfast for some of us hobbit types as successive waves of people drift in from the airport/elsewhere:

Elements Cafe: 11am Friday
144 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay

Get the number 3 bus from town, or walk down Onepu Road from Kilbirnie.

3) Cocktails, where we will again start early and wait for other poor souls to finish work:

Library Bar: 4pm Friday
53 Courtenay Place, Wellington (upstairs)

Join us for after work/after flight/pre dinner cocktails. Roll up as and when you prefer. We'll head out again about 6.30.

4) Traditional "cheap and cheerful" introductory dinner:

Oaks Noodle House: 7pm Friday
71 Cuba Street, Wellington (upstairs)

Newbies be warned, this place has no ambiance, but we've been going here for fourteen years now. The food is good, and lightning fast, and they happily put up with a racket.

5) Closing dinner, another old haunt and the winner by popular (ie twitter) vote:

Siam Thai Restaurant: 7pm Sunday
64 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie

6) Farewell brunch for those still in town and/or avoiding work:

Fidel's: 11am Monday
234 Cuba Street, Wellington

We'll malinger here until all the out of towners have wended their weary way to the airport or train station, and then that's it for another year. Remember to wear a jumper, it can be windy outside!
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Registration and Sign Ups 2018 [Sep. 4th, 2018|04:35 pm]
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arysteia
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Welcome, one and all. It's time to register for g/t 2018. Hopefully a speedy and streamlined process, though with one important addition this year.

1) As with last year, please just make a top level comment to this post rather than an individual post to the community. If you kept your livejournal you can comment logged in, if you've got a dreamwidth you can use open id (but include your lj name if there's any chance I won't recognise it), if you have neither, or you prefer not to log in for any reason, then anon commenting is fine, but please include a pseudonymous tag so I can tell who it is.

2) It's pizza party time! Well, not really, but in the interests of avoiding hell on earth over the phone Saturday night (you see what I did there) I am going to order and pay in advance, on Friday 5 October. In the morning, before I go to brunch. That means there's going to be a hard cut off for registrations and subs this year! No retroactive signups. Not that I'm looking at any perpetual latecomers in particular. You can edit your order between now and then, obviously, but when I call a hard close I'm gonna mean it. :D

Please go directly to hell, I mean visit the Hell Pizza website and check out the menu. Please also make a note of the price of your order. Don't worry about factoring in delivery, I'll sort that out. Can I please suggest that you try to order off the menu if you can, as things start to go awry if there are too many substitutions on a giant order. If you have allergies/intolerances please all caps or bold those so I can make those absolutely clear when I go in.

3) If you didn't do it last year, can you please fill out this google form with contact details (confidential). If you don't want to include a cell number you don't have to, but especially if you don't have a twitter account I can ping it might be useful to be able to text in case of short notice issues.

Registration Template 2018

Try to pick ONE answer, maybe two, if you can, not your entire fannish history. And don't overthink some of the questions. Treat it like word association. It's only for a couple of games on the day.

First Fandom and/or OTP:

Is there a fandom you didn't know was a fandom when you were tiny, but it totally was?

Current Top Fandom and/or OTP:

One True Undying, Always Returning, Forever Fandom and/or OTP:

Favourite Trope:

Most Hated Trope:

Three Characters That Represent You In Some Way (no explanations, let us figure it out):

If Only One Fic Survived the Apocalypse It Would Be:

More crudites, more chips, or more biscuits?

Hummus or sour cream dips?

Coke or juice?

I said coke and my preferred version is:

I said juice and I prefer apple/orange/other:

I drink water, I'm not a barbarian like you.

Coffee or tea?

Whole fat, half, or trim milk?

My Hell order is (please bold or all caps any allergies/intolerances):

It costs this much, which I will add to my subs when that post goes up:

I haven't worked out my Hell order yet but I was super keen to sign up anyway, and I will totally comment to this comment with an update very soon, and you have my permission to heckle when I don't.

I'm going to bring my own dinner and take my chances on the kitchen.
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What's that? Some new fandoms at last? Let's hear about them! [Sep. 4th, 2018|12:14 pm]
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arysteia
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Word on the street is a few of you are very excited about your new fandoms. I hope that means you've got follow through and are going to pimp them to the crowd. Now is your chance to volunteer!

As always, reminiscing about old fandoms is also welcome. Got your own version of my Inevitable Smallville Renaissance?

Got a hot topic to discuss? Mod a discussion yourself if you want to, demand suggest someone else do so if you prefer. Feel free to just brainstorm topics too, as I will allocate more time if there's a lot people want to cover.

Got a character that everyone would love if they only knew them? Or someone we already love but would enjoy being reminded about? Got a vaguely fannish game to play?

Please volunteer in comments to this post, or @ or DM me on twitter.

Last year we experimented with "two minute pimps", ie low pressure starter pimps, maybe for first timers who've never presented before, or for little tidbits you want to introduce but don't think you can put together a whole presentation on. Please do think seriously about whether your two minutes is going to morph into ten or fifteen, in which case you should snag a proper slot, but if you've got something that's around five, say, then let me know and I'll measure the slot needed for the hors d'oeuvre platter.

Please also feel free to think outside the box – we've had a couple of quite "different" presentations the last couple of years, in the form of historical/literary primers, art and audio presentations, etc, all of which were wonderful, and warmly received. The official g/t definition of fannish content is "friends and fellow fans will be interested in seeing/hearing this", so if you're not sure please do ask.

*****

Pictionary -- shihadchick
Pub Quiz -- china_shop
Black Sails -- arysteia
Cagney and Lacey (and a touch of 80s nostalgia) -- arysteia
Critical Role (the new campaign) -- labellementeuse
The DnD Renaissance (was it inevitable? ;-p) -- labellementeuse
The Silmarillion -- jocondite
Miss Sherlock -- stickmarionette
Saturday night vidshow -- maudlinrose
Sunday night vidshow -- meelie
Steven Universe -- chruskit
Star Trek Retrospective -- mab_browne
Buzzfeed: Unsolved -- shihadchick
Lucifer -- dewey3067
Points Novels -- kiwisue
So you want to PRINT that fic as a book/zine -- tyellas
So we're going to have Worldcon in Wellington in 2020 -- tyellas
Jurassic Park 3 -- blademistress

*****

Potential Discussion Topics:

Early days on pillowfort from early adopters
How do you fandom crush? -- china_shop
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Housekeeping and Preliminary Updates [Sep. 4th, 2018|09:51 am]
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arysteia
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Five weeks (okay, four and a half) to go, which puts me a full fortnight ahead of last year. *\o/*

1) I realise now that I tweeted out the confirmed dates for this year, congratulated myself on booking early, and then forgot to ever post them here. Apologies to anyone who's been waiting in anticipation. This year's get/together will, of course, be the weekend of October 6 and 7, with Friday 5 and Monday 8 as always for those who can make it.

2) This livejournal is going to stay the archival repository of all information posts. Everything is going to be mirrored at pillowfort if you've got one, and if it takes off as a fandom platform that might become the main hub next year. The best way to get up to the minute updates is of course the twitter feed. I'm going to send out a wakeup email once I've got all the ducks in a row, and will probably continue to do this for a while for people that have deleted or abandoned their ljs and don't get updates anymore. Feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might not have got it and would be interested.

3) Signups will be taken as top level comments to the registration post rather than as individual posts, as we did last year. Open ID or (pseudonymously) signed anonymous comments are fine.

4) We're sticking with the extended hours on Saturday, which seemed to work well last year. One obvious fine tune I thought of almost immediately during the chaos is that Hell orders for the pizza party will have to be finalised and paid for together with your registration and subs. Sorry if this kills spontaneity, but phoning in the order last year almost killed me. Also, china_shop will be running Pub Quiz this year, which will both be awesomely entertaining, and take some of the evening pressure off me. Huzzah.

5) Subs will be the same as last year, ie $33. I know that's a stupid sum, but it's a fine line between covering costs and not wanting to make a profit. If there is any change, I will be dumping it in the heating gold coin cup.

The rest of the posts you're champing at the bit for (and jocondite so charmingly asked for) will be going up over the course of the day, mirrored shortly thereafter, and tweeted out as and when.
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Rivers of London short story links [Oct. 18th, 2017|07:25 pm]
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sixth_light
IIRC a couple of people were interested, so here are the links to the other RoL short stories:

The Home Crowd Advantage (legal! and everything!), set between the first and second books, no spoilers: http://temporarilysignificant.blogspot.co.nz/2014/10/the-home-crowd-advantage.html

The Domestic, short story included with the third book, set sometime during the first and second books, no spoilers: http://thebaconsandwichofregret.tumblr.com/post/158676426830/whispers-under-ground-the-domestic

King of the Rats, short story included with the sixth book, provisionally set between the fifth and sixth books (no spoilers but includes a character introduced in book 3): http://maple-clef.tumblr.com/post/115253969952/king-of-the-rats-transcription

The other two short stories are "The Cockpit", set sometime during the third or fourth book (light spoilers for the second book), and "The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Granny", an immediate follow-on to the fifth book (and spoilery for it). 
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Timetable (WIP) [Oct. 6th, 2017|10:13 am]
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arysteia
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All addresses for venues/restaurants/cafes can be found on the Venues post.

This timetable is even more a work in progress than usual, so frankly, friends, if you're looking at it right now don't expect much. It'll trickle in this afternoon and evening. ;-p

As usual, these time stamps are indicative, and some leeway has been built in in places to allow for inevitable overrun.

Friday

11.30am: Brunch
-- Maranui Surf Club Cafe

4pm: Cocktails
-- Library Bar

7pm: Dinner
-- Oaks Noodle House

[8.30: Dessert
-- Olive]

Saturday

10am: Doors Open/Set-up of Hall
10.15: House Rules/Safety Briefing
10.30: Slash Pictionary (shihadchick)
-- second thirteenth verse, same as the first
11.30: Dirk Gently (blademistress)
-- xxx
12noon: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (maudlinrose)
-- Females are strong as hell
12.30: LUNCH
1.30: Pod Save America (jocondite)
-- The Obama Boy Band
2pm: Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (china_shop)
-- The slash side of an OTV
2.30: Panel I (arysteia)
-- The state of the fannish union
4pm: AFTERNOON TEA
4.15: Battle Creek (cross_stitchery)
-- xxx
4.30: Rivers of London (sixth_light)
-- Now with actual official visual content because comics!
5pm: Supergirl (erilyn)
--
5.15: Set Up for Dinner (Tables and Ordering)
5.30: Pizza and Pub Quiz (arysteia and china_shop)
-- Tonight we dine in Hell!
7.15: Vid Show I (maudlinrose)
-- The policy underpinning this screening has not yet been clearly articulated
7.45: Quick Clean Up
8pm: Doors Close

Sunday

10am: Doors Open
10.15: Quantum Break (blademistress)
-- xxx
10.30: Cozy British TV Murder Mysteries (sixth_light)
-- Why Watching White Brits Die In Unusual Ways Will Make You Feel Better
11am: The Adventure Zone (aworldinside and stickmarionette)
-- xxx
11.30: Smallville (erilyn)
-- Inevitable Renaissance is Inevitable
12noon: LUNCH
1pm: SKAM (jocondite)
-- [cries in Norwegian]
1.30: Wonder Woman (arysteia and stickmarionette)
-- In your satin tights, fighting for our rights...
2.30: Stardew Valley (labellementeuse)
-- Some people only hoard virtually
3pm: The Good Place (shihadchick)
-- Seventh time's the charm?
3.30: Dark Matter (kiwisue)
-- Seventh time's the charm?
4pm: Panel II (arysteia)
-- Identity
4.45: Heads Down Bums Up (erilyn)
-- How well do you know your tags?
5pm: Vid Show II (meelie)
-- She'd tell us but then she'd have to kill us
5.30pm: Thorough Tidy Up
6pm: Doors Close
7pm: Dinner
-- Siam Thai

Monday

11am: Brunch
-- Fidel's
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Venues [Oct. 6th, 2017|09:57 am]
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arysteia
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Hi team, for the record this is where and when everything's happening:

1) The main venue remains unchanged, though operational hours are different:

Seatoun Village Hall: 10am – 8pm Saturday, 10am – 6pm Sunday
22 Forres Street, Seatoun

Previously known as the Saint Christopher's Parish Hall, but still the same place. The church (yellow stickered) is on the corner of Forres and Ventnor Streets, the hall is next door. There's plenty of parking in the street outside for anyone driving. Anyone getting the bus from town should get the Seatoun 11, and get out at the Dundas Street shops.

2) Leisurely brunch on Friday, which will probably still involve hobbit types having first and second breakfast as successive waves of people drift in from the airport/elsewhere. We're trying somewhere new:

Maranui Surf Club Cafe: 11.30am Friday
7 Lyall Parade, Lyall Bay

Get the number 3 bus from town, or walk down Onepu Road from Kilbirnie.

3) Leisurely cocktails (noticing a theme?) where we will start early and again wait as other poor souls finish work (or critical Critical Role updates):

Library Bar: 4pm Friday
53 Courtenay Place, Wellington (upstairs)

Join us for after work/after flight/pre dinner cocktails. Drift in as and when you prefer. We'll head out again about 6.30.

4) We toyed, as we sometimes do, with a change here, but a chorus shouted TRADITION and I could not defy them:

Oaks Noodle House: 7pm Friday
71 Cuba Street, Wellington (upstairs)

From the sublime to the ridiculous, our "cheap and cheerful" mainstay of thirteen years' counting. The ambiance is terrible but the food is good, lightning fast, and they happily put up with the racket of fifteen to twenty fangirls who haven't seen each other in months.

4a) Depending on energy levels (mine have been known to flag of late):

Olive: 8.30pm Friday TBC!!!
170 Cuba Street, Wellington

TBC, but night owls/late arrivals have been known to go on for dessert and more drinks after dinner. Play this one by ear!


5) Back to an old faithful, and chosen by popular vote the evening of the not so popular vote:

Siam Thai Restaurant: 7pm Sunday
64 Kilbirnie Crescent, Kilbirnie

A return to Kilbirnie haunts of old.

6) And finally, a farewell brunch for those still in town and/or avoiding work and/or before venturing to D & D:

Fidel's: 11am Monday
234 Cuba Street, Wellington

We'll malinger here as always, but remember to wear a jumper, it can be windy outside!
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Registration and Sign Ups 2017 [Sep. 26th, 2017|10:40 pm]
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arysteia
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We're going to try something slightly different here from past years. Partly because we're in a liminal space where I couldn't quite cut the lj cord fast enough but it's clearly time to say goodbye, and partly because many of us have been coming for a really long time and it's starting to feel silly to gather much of the same information over and over, fun though it is sometimes to look back in nostalgia and/or bewilderment.

Therefore:

1) Please register in a comment to this post rather than as an individual post to the community. If you still have a live lj then obviously you can use that as usual, if you have a dw feel free to use open id, if you are momentarily amnesiac of all your passwords (or undercover fleeing Russians) then go ahead and comment anon, just make sure to stick one of your recognisable pseuds in your comment so we know who you are.

Use this template if you've been coming for 100 years, including last year:

First Fandom and/or OTP:
Current Top Fandom and/or OTP:
One True Undying Always Returning Fandom and/or OTP:
Three Characters That Represent You In Some Way:
If Only One Fic Survived the Apocalypse It Would Be:

Use this template if you've only come once and/or haven't come for several years:

Reader, Writer, Artist, Vidder, Gamer, Lurker, All of the Above:
Definition of "Fandom":
How You "Discovered" Fandom:
First Fandom and/or OTP:
Current Top Fandom and/or OTP:
One True Undying Always Returning Fandom and/or OTP:
Favourite Trope:
Most Hated Trope:
Three Characters That Represent You In Some Way:
If Only One Fic Survived the Apocalypse It Would Be:

2) Can you please fill out this google form with contact details that I can work with moving forward (confidential). If you don't want to include a cell number you don't have to, but especially if you don't have a twitter account I can ping it might be useful to be able to text in case of short notice issues.
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We haven't had anything but maggoty bread for three stinking days! [Sep. 24th, 2017|11:04 am]
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arysteia
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Not that I'm calling us a band of ravening orcs or anything...

But food is a serious business.

One traditional fixture that will never change: welcome dinner at the Oaks on Friday night.

Saturday night: by popular acclaim, we will again be holding a pizza party at the hall, though with minor adjustments to timing and the setting up of tables. In the interests of smooth running, can everyone please acquaint themselves before Saturday with the Hell Pizza menu and think about what they are likely to want, so we can phone in an order during the afternoon tea break. It would also be great if you could bring something approximating the correct money.

Obviously if you're a late eater and you'd rather wait till 8pm and eat after, feel free to do so. Also, there are some kitchen facilities available, so if you would prefer to bring something from home that's fine too.

On Sunday we will be returning to our old haunts, at this stage 98% likelihood of the Thai restaurant in Kilbirnie (tbc once I've booked).

As far as lunches go, we have a one hour lunch break scheduled on both days. The Dundas Street shops are fairly rudimentary -- the Four Square is definitely a superette rather than a supermarket, so good for snacks/sundries but not great for food shopping. There is a fish and chip shop (very nice), and a cafe (good but slightly pricey) in the immediate vicinity.

ETA 2017: I'm told the dairy opposite the Four Square is branching out into hot food, but cannot confirm by personal experience.

If you're up for a ten minute walk then it's an easy stroll back to Strathmore (just through the tunnel) where there is a bakery/cafe, another fish and chip shop (more run of the mill), a Chinese takeaway, and an Indian place.

Obviously you can also bring a packed lunch from home if that is your preference, and we will have our usual assortment of snacks available throughout the day.

Locations for Friday and Monday brunches tbc very shortly.
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Let's get this party started! [Sep. 24th, 2017|10:32 am]
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arysteia
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By saying in my last post that I was technically on schedule I jinxed myself and am now, by four days, officially the latest ever in terms of organisation. BUT. You all know what you're doing. So. Expect a barrage of updates today. And then do your part. :D

First up, please, pretty please, on this post 1) confirm your attendance 100% for reals, and 2) let me know what time you're arriving in town (if you're from out of town), or whether you've got Friday and Monday off work (if you're local). I need to know this not for stalking purposes, but so that I can plan brunch/lunch both days as appropriate, and book restaurants for dinner.

So... In a comment below please:

Arrival Time
Brunch Friday Y/N
Dinner Friday Y/N
Dinner Sunday Y/N
Brunch Monday Y/N
DnD Monday Y/N (this is full up at this point)

(If you need to anon comment this for lj shenanigans reasons please do so, just remember to leave me a clue as to your identity, *g*.)
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Be like Steve! Volunteer here! [Sep. 10th, 2017|06:36 pm]
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arysteia
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Got a new fandom to pimp? (Someone must, surely...)

Got an old fandom to reminisce about? (Inevitable Smallville Renaissance anyone???)

Got a hot topic to discuss? (Mod it yourself if you want, demand suggest someone else do so if you prefer.)

Got a character that everyone would love if they only knew them? (Or someone we already love but would enjoy being reminded about?)

Got a vaguely fannish game to play?

Please volunteer in comments to this post, or @ or DM me on twitter.

THE MORE THE MERRIER!

Also, shihadchick has asked me to draw your attention to this Pictionary Farming poll: https://t.co/vzr8PT16du, so please go forth and submit.

Lastly, a reminder that there was considerable interest expressed last year in "two minute pimps" (which in practice, I think, means "single digit minute pimps" at your own discretion). So if you've never presented before but would like to try in the most low-pressure way imaginable, or you have several small things you'd like to introduce but not bother doing a full presentation on, then please put your hand up for as many or as few as you'd like, and I will sort them into some kind of thematic structure.

Please also feel free to think outside the box -- last year we had a couple of quite "different" presentations, in the form of historical/literary primers, art and audio presentations, etc. The official g/t17 definition of fannish content (by V fiat) is "friends and fellow fangirls will be interested in seeing/hearing this". So seriously, go wild.

*****

Pictionary -- shihadchick
Pub Quiz -- arysteia china_shop
Saturday night vidshow -- maudlinrose
Sunday night vidshow -- meelie
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt -- maudlinrose
That Superhero Thing I've Been Threatening for Three Years -- arysteia
Rivers of London -- sixth_light
Cozy British TV Murder Mysteries -- sixth_light
Supergirl -- erilyn
Smallville Nostalgia -- erilyn
Bright Sessions -- labellementeuse ???
Stardew Valley -- labellementeuse
Adventure Zone -- aworldinside stickmarionette
Wonder Woman -- arysteia stickmarionette
Quantum Break -- blademistress
Dirk Gently -- blademistress
Star Trek Retrospective -- mab_browne
K-Drama -- china_shop
Pod Save America -- jocondite
SKAM -- jocondite
Battle Creek -- cross_stitchery
The Good Place -- shihadchick
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Housekeeping and Updates [Sep. 10th, 2017|05:52 pm]
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arysteia
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Well, we're at three weeks out so I think this is officially the latest I've ever left this. Sorry, team! Otoh, I also kinda feel like we're such a well oiled machine by now that we'll get by. *crosses fingers and knocks on wood*

Anyway:

1) I know livejournal is less and less viable as a platform, but I neither want nor have time to think about it now. If you've deleted your journal or for any other reason can't use it, then please feel free to contact me directly by whatever means you prefer and I will make the magic happen. I'm going to direct message or email anyone who I'm not in regular contact with to make sure they're in the loop, and if you have friends who may fall into that category can you please do the same.

2) I'm going to be considerably streamlining signups for longtime attendees, as I feel like we're kinda reinventing the wheel these days. If you're brand new/have attended just once before I'd still like a wee bit more info, just so I can make sure I've got you covered for pub quiz/discussion topics/general icebreakers etc.

3) We've got extended hours this year, by popular request, so for the love of God, Montresor, please don't brick me up in a cellar of having to listen to myself talk forever. Volunteer whatever crazy ideas you may have for presentations, discussions, art/vid/son et lumiere shows, or make suggestions for anything you'd like to see some other poor sucker another talented comrade do. A post for this will be going up very shortly, but feel free to @ me on twitter or otherwise if preferred.

4) Subs will be the same as last year, ie $33. I know that is a stupid sum, but it's a fine line between covering costs and not wanting to make a profit. Hall hireage has gone up slightly, but I think we'll be fine. If there is any change, I will be dumping it in the heating gold coin cup.

5) Unless I hear back from anyone else (if you're the only one who's commented you may be the deciding vote!) then I am just going to make arbitrary decisions on restaurants for dinners. I will be making a food post in fairly short order, and there will still be some wiggle room, but not much, and not for long.

I think that's all for now, which almost certainly means I will think of something else as soon as I hit post.
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2017 Dates and (Incredibly Belated) Response to 2016 Feedback [Mar. 29th, 2017|05:32 pm]
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Hey guys,

It's not really quite that time yet, but I have been devilishly organised -- WORSHIP ME -- and started making bookings. So can confirm at this early juncture that the dates for this year's get/together will be the weekend of 7 and 8 October, and as always the bracketting 6 and 9 for those who are in town/can take leave/would like to make a long weekend of it.

I do strongly recommend out-of-towners make accommodation plans as quickly as they reasonably can, as the World of Wearable Arts complication seems to be multiplying with each passing year.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to offer feedback on last year's g/t, and apologies for never quite getting around to responding. I did hugely appreciate it all, and fortunately totally agreed too. Love it when that happens!

Extended Hours Saturday:

"I really enjoyed the longer run time on Saturday. It made my day feel less pressured, and I felt positive about being able to have more breaks between scheduled items instead of rushing." -- arysteia

"I too really enjoyed the longer runtime on Saturday this year. THOUGH I AM DOOMED TO NEVER BE ABLE TO FINISH MY VIDSHOWS. DDD: Maybe book the hall until even later - not so we'd necessarily plan on using it, but so the time's there if we need it." -- maudlinrose

"Saturday! I liked it long, too, and pub quiz & vids are actually pretty fun to have later. (I would have happily stuck around for the last five vids, personally.)" -- labellementeuse

"In principle I think the longer Saturday is a good idea. This year it was just a problem of me not listening to my body telling me to take it easy *g*." -- kiwisue

"Obviously I don't have previous years to compare to, but I really enjoyed the long Saturday. It felt like just the right length, with enough time to get lots of content in, but still have breaks and not feel rushed." -- owlishfun

I feel like there's a quorum here for keeping extended hours. Obviously self care something to bear in mind.

Pizza Party:

"I also thought the 'pizza party' went very smoothly, and I want to take this opportunity to give a big thumbs up to everyone's ordering and cashing up skills." -- arysteia

"Next year I'd suggest we move some tables into the main hall for pizza/quiz, and that way people can eat while quizzing; I think that'd work well." -- maudlinrose

I think the only thing I didn't like was pub quiz being broken up by dinner/eating off non-plates in the room. (This is because I am a nut who hates lap dinner.) I think I would have preferred it if a 30-minute dinner break had been scheduled in before or after pub quiz instead of in the middle just so I could stretch my legs a little bit, sit at the table and eat, etc. -- labellementeuse

The idea of tables for pizza is a great one! I liked the pizza quiz and thought it fit nicely in the evening time slot. -- dewey3067

"I really loved the Saturday format & agree that pizza while playing pub quiz would be A+." -- blademistress

Can I get some follow up/additional opinions on the 'set up tables for pizza during quiz' vs 'dinner first, quiz second' suggestions?

Reduced Hours Sunday:

"Sunday was less good for me; we were up against the clock, and we made the best of it, but it felt like a little bit of an anti climax. I would return to a full day here for preference." -- arysteia

"For Sunday, I think you're right, and a return to the traditional 5-6pm finish would be better." -- maudlinrose

"Sunday I agree, it was a tad wee bit rushed..." -- labellementeuse

"I agree that the Sunday did end somewhat anticlimactically (though it was still a brilliant day!), and I really regret not being able to attend the dinner but my ankle was killing me by the then and I was ready to head home." -- owlishfun

Again, I think there's a quorum here for returning to standard hours. Self care still a good thing!

Sunday Dinner/Drinks:

"It was a bit of a marathon for me coming up with a way for us to spend Sunday afternoon together; I was very conscious that transport is an issue, as well as finding a venue that can handle a large boisterous group, and there really aren't a lot of combined restaurant/bars that are happy for people to sit around all afternoon. I actually thought the Cutting did the job well, given our limitations, and I quite enjoyed being able to have a couple of drinks before dinner. I know it's not the most salubrious of venues, however, and I'm open to all suggestions re preferences for Sunday dinner next year." -- arysteia

"I did really enjoy spending a couple of hours drinking cider in a pub." -- maudlinrose

"I quite liked the drink before dinner and I thought the food was very nice! (Although food is my 11th priority on g/t weekend.) So not all bad, and it did mean that people who were on their last legs/had trains and planes to catch could make it. I didn't even mind the Cutting - hilariously out of our usual scene but it was warm and dry and the drinks were very, very cheap. (On the other hand: somewhere slightly more central would have made staying later a bit more comfortable for me.)" -- labellementeuse

Can I especially ask for further comments/suggestions here? The way I see it we have a few options: a) straight to Kilbirnie at ~7pm as in years past, choice of the Indian or the Thai based on majority vote; b) drinks at the Cutting, stay there for dinner (ie as last year but starting later); c) quick drink at the Cutting (or alternatively Gasworks in Miramar?) then to Kilbirnie for dinner. Otoh that's probably pushing dinner a bit late for some, otoh it may suit early leavers to come for a drink but skip dinner? Please make your voice heard here if nowhere else.

Content:

"There was some mention of maybe making the art segment a regular feature the way we do vids and I am very much in favour of that. I think if we have a full day on Sunday like we used to, that I'd also like another discussion panel." -- dewey3067

"I always enjoy the discussion sessions, any chance of another on Sunday if the program is expanded? Apart from talking about stuff, I enjoyed all the presentations with a special shout-out to the history ones, and both the art and podfic ones." -- kiwisue

"Thirding - I loved the shit out of the art presentation especially, and would greatly enjoy that becoming a regular event." -- maudlinrose

"An opportunity for 2 minute informal mini pimps." -- blademistress

Yes to all these things, but if you have any other ideas let's be having them.
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GT friends in the shaky zone [Nov. 16th, 2016|04:56 pm]
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mific
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I just wanted to say hi to friends from Get Together down in the upper South Island or lower North Island. I hope you're all hanging in there and are OK. I wasn't directly affected up in Auckland but I spent a lot of time in past years in ChCh with my parents so I know how tough it is in the aftermath, with aftershocks and all the effects on infrastructure. Hugs to you all. 
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get together 2016 Sunday vid show [Oct. 6th, 2016|09:17 pm]
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cross posting from dw to lj and then also to g_t comm!

Hope everyone enjoyed the Sunday vid show!

Entrees:
"I want a moister, tastier turkey": State Farm® - Eat, Fry, Love A Cautionary Remix (here is the original non-remixed version it is just as epic yet less singable - "I loved you...but you only brought me PAIN" an actual line)

"he'll save children, but not the British children": George Washington by Brad Neely

Mains:
1 - "But I really, really wanna thank you/For dancing 'til the end/You found a way to break out": Dance Apocalyptic by eruthros and thingswithwings multifandom, apocalypses and dystopias

2 - "Celebrate your oddities, your art, your own insanity": All In Together by Odessie The Great British Bakeoff

3 - "It's in my head, darling I hope/That you'll be here, when I need you the most": Don't Let Me Down by Nestor Xena Warrior Princess (Xena/Gabrielle)

4 - "Boys only want love if it's torture": Blank Space by jetpack monkey MacGyver (MacGyver/Murdoc)

5 - uh "grunt grunt punch?": Bucky Barnes || the failing one by voordeel Captain America

6 - "I never, never want to go home/Because I haven't got one/Oh, I haven't got one": There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by ohvienna Star Wars (Han/Leia)

7 - "So the hearts keep breaking, and the heads just roll/You know that's how the story goes": Ex's and Oh's by roarkshop Supernatural

8 - "Have a baby by me, baby! Be a millionaire": Baby By Me by sisabet Smallville/Superman Comics
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Art Show and Audiofandom [Oct. 6th, 2016|10:03 am]
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mific
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Hi all - I had a ball at Get Together, and here are the two sessions as promised.

They're zipped, so once downloaded, extract each one's files into a folder and run the ppt from there, so the embedded vids or audio clips will work.

If there's just one specific vid you wanted feel free to let me know and I'll link you up with it as these are both fairly large downloads, esp. the Art show. Similarly with the full podfics - if you want to hear all of any of them and can't locate them, I can send you a link.

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GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS: vidshow #1 [Oct. 3rd, 2016|10:57 pm]
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"Contrary to popular opinion the very best things in life are for free"
Pushing Daisies - Angel with an Attitute by Charmax

"Clock strikes upon the hour and the band begins to play..."
Glee - I Wanna Dance (With Somebody Who Loves Me) by Jarrow

"I just met a girl called--"
Labyrinth - Blue Jean by Mary Crawford

"My momma told me I should never venture into space but I did, I did, I did"
Multifandom - Space Girl by Charmax

"You're so so sick, can't handle it"
Battlestar Galactica - Cuz I Can by dualbunny

"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?"
The Tudors - Young and Beautiful by obsessive24

"She's the salt of the earth and she's dangerous"
Multifandom - She's a Rebel by Kaydee Falls

"So she said, 'What's the problem, baby?'"
Charlie's Angels - Accidentally in Love by tallulah71 (Note: the original host site seems to be lost to the mists of time and server bills; it's been reupped by someone on youtube.)

"Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer"
Ashes to Ashes - The Look by theanonsisters

"Give me good, good times around the bend"
Multifandom - Bend by danegan

"She's the stains on the pages of a top-shelf magazine"
Alias - This Girl by killa
(Note: this is a useless link. I have NO IDEA how to find this. Hit me up and I'll try to figure out how to get you a copy.)

"And I walk around like this because I can"
Bend it like Beckham - Do My Thing by such_heights

Last, but not least, WE'RE ON THE EDGE OF GLORY
Leverage - Edge of Glory by jmtorres
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Seeking feedback re timings, food, etc... [Oct. 3rd, 2016|08:55 pm]
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arysteia
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Thanks for another brilliant year, everyone. While there were a few small hitches, technical and otherwise, I'm pretty pleased with how things turned out. I had a great time catching up with everyone, and meeting new friends. Thanks also for being so great at cleaning up and packing out -- women get stuff done!

Obviously we had a couple of major changes this year, and while they were forced upon us this time, I think it's a good opportunity to look at new ideas and ways of doing things.

From my perspective, I really enjoyed the longer run time on Saturday. It made my day feel less pressured, and I felt positive about being able to have more breaks between scheduled items instead of rushing. I also thought the "pizza party" went very smoothly, and I want to take this opportunity to give a big thumbs up to everyone's ordering and cashing up skills. Sunday was less good for me; we were up against the clock, and we made the best of it, but it felt like a little bit of an anti climax. I would return to a full day here for preference. So my initial thought, then, is that I'd like to keep the long Saturday and return to normal Sunday, with a ~6pm finish and a closing dinner in the old style.

It was a bit of a marathon for me coming up with a way for us to spend Sunday afternoon together; I was very conscious that transport is an issue, as well as finding a venue that can handle a large boisterous group, and there really aren't a lot of combined restaurant/bars that are happy for people to sit around all afternoon. I actually thought the Cutting did the job well, given our limitations, and I quite enjoyed being able to have a couple of drinks before dinner. I know it's not the most salubrious of venues, however, and I'm open to all suggestions re preferences for Sunday dinner next year. Happy to crowdsource this sucker!

Any other genius ideas you might have, feel free to toss those in here too. Onwards and upwards!
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Where to start with Critical Role! [Oct. 1st, 2016|09:29 pm]
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labellementeuse
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For anyone who thought they might want to give Critical Role a go after our talk on Saturday, hi! So glad you think our beloved fucked-up found family show might be for you! If you want to get into it, here's some advice.

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Not last, but only just... [Sep. 30th, 2016|03:12 pm]
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What handles do you go by, and where are we most likely to find you? Mermaid on AO3, @mermaidnz on Twitter, Meredith in real life.

Are you a reader, a writer, an artist, a vidder, a gamer, a lurker, all of the above, or something else entirely? Mostly a lurker now, but I still read some and I (try to) write.

Wax lyrical about your current fandoms and OTPs: I'm back in hockey fandom in the non-RPF sense (and now cheering against the Blackhawks), and I also enjoy watching gymnastics. Otherwise, Leverage and its OT3 forever!

Reminisce with one perfect crystal emo tear for the ship that sank or the fandom that finally faded away: What happened with Root/Shaw was... less satisfying than I had hoped, as was the final season of Person of Interest overall.

Any squicks or kinks (be clear which is which, *g*): Squicks: eye trauma, A/B/O, relationships with a huge power differential.
Kinks: friends => lovers, pining, D/s, secret powers, and happy endings.

Fannish highlight of your year: the entire saga of Chuck Tingle being nominated for a Hugo award was a delight.

Favourite new show/movie/comic/book/source text since last year: No new media fandoms, really, though I've been enjoying The Expanse (new ~SyFy~ series).

Favourite AO3/tumblr/twitter tag: 'Nonnies Made Me Do It' on AO3, #nailpolishfandom and #dogefandom on Twitter.

Where do you do the bulk of your fannish interaction? Is there a hotbed of awesome out there that someone might be missing out on? Any specific comms or tumblrs or rec sites or tags we should be following? Twitter and FFA

Are you taking part in Yuletide or Festivids this year? Are there any other fantastic exchanges we should all know about? Nope

Any thoughts/comments/memories you’d like to add to last year’s anniversary reminiscences? Nope

Tea, Coffee, Homogenised Milk, Calci Trim? Coffee and Calci Trim

Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Lemonade, Juice? Juice

Crudités or Junk? Crudités

Sour cream dips or hummus? Hummus

Favourite chip flavour: Sour cream & chives
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This is me (Saturday girl, again) [Sep. 29th, 2016|03:27 pm]
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Registration form 2016 [Sep. 28th, 2016|06:42 pm]
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What handles do you go by, and where are we most likely to find you?
Kiwisue on lj/dw, kwsci5 on tumblr, diplomaticimmunity on twitter. I've been hibernating/lurking most of this year for work reasons, although I did grab an imzy account as kiwisue.
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Food, glorious food, but where next is the question? [Sep. 28th, 2016|09:02 pm]
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arysteia
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The biggest and most significant change to note here is that as we are pushing on into the evening on Saturday, instead of breaking up at 6pm and heading out to dinner, we've decided to have a "pizza party" of sorts during Pub Quiz. I have no compunction about using my school marm skillset to make myself heard while the wild masses eat, so it should still work out. Make sure you study your fandom vocabulary, history, and statistics. ;-p

In the interests of smooth running, can everyone please acquaint themselves before Saturday with the Hell Pizza menu and think about what they are likely to want, so we can phone in an order during the afternoon tea break. It would also be great if you could bring something approximating the correct money, and I'll make sure to stop off at the Four Square on my way to get some small change. (Meelie, remind me to do this!)

Obviously if you're a late eater and you'd rather wait till 8pm and eat after, feel free to do so. Also, there are some kitchen facilities available, so if you would prefer to bring something from home that's fine too.

On Sunday you are of course free to head off about your own business after we've put the hall to rights, but most of us will be making our way down to Miramar Cutting (which I shamefully only figured out six months ago is called that because they cut through the hill range) to have drinks and nibbles at the Cutting Bar, and then eventually dinner at the Long Thai. Again, stay for as little or as long as you'd like.

As far as lunches go, we have a one hour lunch break scheduled on both days. The Dundas Street shops are fairly rudimentary -- the Four Square is definitely a superette rather than a supermarket, so good for snacks/sundries but not great for food shopping. There is a fish and chip shop (very nice), and a cafe (okay but slightly pricey) in the immediate vicinity.

If you're up for a ten minute walk then it's an easy stroll back to Strathmore (just through the tunnel) where there is a bakery/cafe, another fish and chip shop (more run of the mill), a Chinese takeaway, and an Indian place.

Obviously you can also bring a packed lunch from home if that is your preference, and we will have our usual assortment of snacks available throughout the day.
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Venues [Sep. 28th, 2016|08:55 pm]
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arysteia
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A couple of changes this year, to match the changes to the timetable. We'll be seeking feedback as to how these compare to previous staples, and revising accordingly next year. Thanks for your cooperation and enthusiasm as we try new things!

1) The main venue remains unchanged, though operational hours are different:

Seatoun Village Hall: 10am – 8pm Saturday, 10am – 2pm Sunday
22 Forres Street, Seatoun

Previously known as the Saint Christopher's Parish Hall, but still the same place. The church (yellow stickered) is on the corner of Forres and Ventnor Streets, the hall is next door. There's plenty of parking in the street outside for anyone driving. Anyone getting the bus from town should get the Seatoun 11, and get out at the Dundas Street shops.

2) We're officially having lunch rather than brunch on Friday, though in practice it will still involve me having first and second breakfast as successive waves of people drift in from the airport/elsewhere. We're trying somewhere new:

Basque: 12 noon Friday
8 Courtenay Place, Wellington

After our discovery of what a fantastic Build a Brunch menu Basque does during our #fataugust shenanigans, there was a unanimous call to hold g/t brunch here. They open at noon, which should give everyone coming from morning flights time to get into town. Almost any bus from Kilbirnie will get you to Courtenay Place, and we'll be lingering quite a while over our giant platters.

3) I think we met for cocktails for the first time last year, and that seemed to go pretty well, so we're doing that again:

Library Bar: 4pm Friday
53 Courtenay Place, Wellington (upstairs)

Join us for after work/after flight/pre dinner cocktails. meelie and I will be heading down early, but drift in as and when you prefer. We'll head out again about 6.30.

4) We toyed, as we sometimes do, with a change here, but a chorus shouted TRADITION and I could not defy them:

Oaks Noodle House: 7pm Friday
71 Cuba Street, Wellington (upstairs)

From the sublime to the ridiculous, our "cheap and cheerful" mainstay of twelve years' counting. The ambiance is terrible but the food is good, lightning fast, and they happily put up with the racket of fifteen to twenty fangirls who haven't seen each other in months.

4a) Depending on energy levels (mine have been known to flag of late):

Olive: 8.30pm Friday
170 Cuba Street, Wellington

TBC, but night owls/late arrivals have been known to go on for dessert and more drinks after dinner. Play this one by ear!

5) The major change this year; since we'll be finishing early on Sunday, we're going to go for drinks, snacks, and more conversation before dinner:

The Cutting Café and Bar/Long Thai Restaurant: 3pm Sunday
32 Miramar Avenue, Miramar (bar downstairs, restaurant upstairs)

This amusing hybrid establishment hides a great Thai restaurant above a somewhat rustic bar. We'll hang out downstairs for a while, then venture on upstairs for dinner. Join us for either or both.

6) And finally, a farewell brunch for those still in town and/or avoiding work:

Fidel's: 11am Monday
234 Cuba Street, Wellington

We'll malinger here as always, but remember to wear a jumper, it can be windy outside!
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Timetable v1.0 (as always subject to change) [Sep. 28th, 2016|08:52 pm]
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arysteia
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All addresses for venues/restaurants/cafes can be found on the Venues post.

Please note one major change to proceedings this year: Due to circumstances beyond our control, and for reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, we were unable to secure the hall for the full day on Sunday. As rescheduling was impossible we have elected to try out a different approach, and are running extended hours on Saturday instead. At the moment we plan to return to "normal procedure" next year, but we will also be seeking feedback, and if anyone particularly enjoys this year's timings we will take that into account in future planning.

As usual, these time stamps are indicative, and some leeway has been built in in places to allow for inevitable overrun.

Friday

12noon: Lunch
-- Basque

4pm: Cocktails
-- Library Bar

7pm: Dinner
-- Oaks Noodle House

[8.30: Dessert
-- Olive]

Saturday

10am: Doors Open/Set-up of Hall
10.15: House Rules/Safety Briefing
10.30: Slash Pictionary (shihadchick)
-- second twelfth verse, same as the first
11.30: Unreal (blademistress)
-- xxx
12noon: Art Show (mific)
-- xxx
12.30: LUNCH
1.30: Life is Strange (blademistress)
-- xxx
2.pm: Critical Role (labellementeuse and aworldinside)
-- xxx
2.30: Panel I (arysteia)
-- xxx
4pm: AFTERNOON TEA
4.15: Versailles (jocondite)
5.45: Pizza and Pub Quiz (arysteia)
-- xxx
7.15: Vid Show I (maudlinrose)
-- xxx
7.45: Quick Clean Up
8pm: Doors Close

Sunday

10am: Doors Open
10.15: Victor Frankenstein (blademistress)
-- xxx
10.30: Audiofic (mific)
-- xxx
11am: Hamilton (stickmarionette)
-- xxx
11.30: Bloomsbury/Cambridge (jocondite)
-- xxx
12noon: LUNCH
1.30: Vid Show II (meelie)
-- xxx
2pm: Thorough Tidy Up
3pm: Doors Close
3.15: Drinks followed by Dinner
-- The Cutting Café and Bar/Long Thai

Monday

11am: Brunch
-- Fidel's
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2016 Registration Form [Sep. 28th, 2016|07:48 pm]
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tamarillow
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Registration Form 2016

What handles do you go by, and where are we most likely to find you?
tamarillow on lj, dw, tumblr and twitter, and willowberry on AO3 and pinboard, although I just bookmark on AO3. I've been thinking about getting an Imzy, but I have been to lazy so far.

Are you a reader, a writer, an artist, a vidder, a gamer, a lurker, all of the above, or something else entirely?
I read and lurk pretty much.

Wax lyrical about your current fandoms and OTPs:
I keep going back to marvel, naruto, star wars and harry potter lately. But can still be lured into most fandoms by a really good fic.

Reminisce with one perfect crystal emo tear for the ship that sank or the fandom that finally faded away:
I still really miss giant uber fandoms; will we ever get another Stargate Atlantis?

Any squicks or kinks (be clear which is which, *g*):
Hate noncon, can be persuaded on most kinks with the right fic.

Fannish highlight of your year:
For once get together has competition as my fannish highlight! 2Fast2Forty was pretty great.

Favourite new show/movie/comic/book/source text since last year:
I'm enjoying Ursula Vernon's new serial novel so far: http://www.redwombatstudio.com/portfolio/summer-in-orcus/. And http://the-comfortable-courtesan.dreamwidth.org/ remains awesome.

Favourite AO3/tumblr/twitter tag:
#lawschoolruinslives is pretty great!

Where do you do the bulk of your fannish interaction? Is there a hotbed of awesome out there that someone might be missing out on? Any specific comms or tumblrs or rec sites or tags we should be following?
In person, AO3, pinboard, twitter, tumblr *shrugs*

Are you taking part in Yuletide or Festivids this year? Are there any other fantastic exchanges we should all know about?
No.

Any thoughts/comments/memories you’d like to add to last year’s anniversary reminiscences?
I'm really glad we found out about Get Together. The bowling club was quite fun too - to wander over to the windows and watch the bowls between presentations. Very cold though!

Tea, Coffee, Homogenised Milk, Calci Trim?
Tea, Coffee and Homogenised milk please.

Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Lemonade, Juice?
Juice.

Crudités or Junk?
I have to pick?

Sour cream dips or hummus?
Hummus.

Favourite chip flavour:
Salt and vinegar is the only chip.
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Registration From 2016 [Sep. 28th, 2016|12:36 am]
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