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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 06:08pm on 01/01/2010 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Another year over, and a new one just begun. It's getting to be a habit.

So, a short (at least by my standards) summary of 2009:
2009 )
So, to summarise: it's been a pretty rough year with deaths and layoffs and things like that, but it could have been much, much worse.

Best wishes for 2010, everyone, and thanks for making 2009 a decent year against all odds!
Music:: Muteual Mortuary: "Hateless Insanity"
Mood:: 'calm' calm
location: Train 245 en route to Stockholm
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:10pm on 01/01/2009 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Music:: Edith Nylon - Electroménager | Powered by Last.fm
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Another new year, and so it's once again time to summarise the old one. So here we go: )
location: Husby
Music:: Klaus Schulze: "No Frets - No Bass"
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 11:27pm on 08/01/2007 under , , , , , , , ,
So we're a week into 2007, and I've managed to find enough empty spaces in my schedule to think about 2006. Behold a not-so-brief summary: )
Mood:: 'pleased' pleased
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 12:16am on 08/08/2005 under , , , , ,
Saturday:

Panels on Harry Potter ("Harry Potter Has Put Children's Fantasy Back Fifty Years"), science and pseudoscience (featuring Guy Consolmagno SJ, the Vatican's own astronomer), and blogging as an author (with an incredible motormouth, who I think was John Scalzi although I was too far back to see his name sign). Also spent four hours chatting with my old friend Jessica and her husband, getting them interested in fandom in the bargain. (More about this elsewhere.)

Back to the hotel to change clothes, and then to the Hilton and the Swedish party. Spent a couple of hours cleaning tables, filling up with more sandwiches, cleaning plastic cups and getting more drinks from the kitchen. Reliable witnesses claim it was probably the best party that night, possibly during the whole con.

Sunday:
Panels:
• Fannish Etiquette: A Primer
• Speculative Evolution of Dinosaurs
• Subverted Elves, Hard Assed Fairies with Attitude, and Dragons Taking Tea
• When I Were A Lad, We Used To Dream of 64K (as [livejournal.com profile] tuwr noted, something is seriously wrong when the panelists start shouting chip numbers at each other and laughing, and half the audience gets it as well)
• Deep in the Heart of Empire

Chatted with people, went out for dinner with Johan, Mårten and Magnus (very nice Asian food — Thai, in my case), back to see the Hugo awards (Susanna Clarke won the award for Best Novel with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell), dropped by the Hilton for the Finnish party, but left after 45 minutes (too tired). Met [livejournal.com profile] corruptedjasper and [livejournal.com profile] filkerdave, among others.

Bought loads of books and a KFC (Kids for Cthulhu (Tentacle Lickin' Good)) t-shirt.
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 08:59am on 06/08/2005 under , , , ,
It's been fun so far. I have been to something like a dozen different panels, some more serious than others, and generally hung out with people. So far I have met [livejournal.com profile] alvekatt, [livejournal.com profile] corruptedjasper, [livejournal.com profile] dominicflandry, [livejournal.com profile] jophan, [livejournal.com profile] jlms, [livejournal.com profile] kjn, [livejournal.com profile] krsfm, [livejournal.com profile] thette, and ran into lots of other non-LJ people.
I don't have the time to write much right now, but here are some pictures. )
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posted by [personal profile] awahlbom at 10:12am on 04/08/2005 under , , ,
Thursday morning at Jury's Inn Glasgow. Just had a shower, connected the computer (£5 for one hour, £10 for 24 hours) and taken a picture of the view from our window.



Maybe not the nicest view, but at least it's a hotel with decent European standard.

More to come.

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