Eurocon 2009 - Memories of day 1

Posted on Sat 18 April 2009 in Eurocon 2009

Already it is Saturday morning. It's been lots of fun. Shortly, we'll be off to see a nearby Fort. That is, those of us that awoke this morning. For some, the liquid experience of last night may mean they'll need a few more hours to sleep it off.

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I've taken some of my photos of the camera now. If you remember reading last years postings you might recall about a player from Monaco that reduces his PC to only the essential items in order to save weight. Carrying a PC case on a plane is very expensive. It is almost a regular feature of Eurocon - Ninja and his naked PC.

Another regular feature is late nights and lots of conversation. It was 3am local time when the last 10 of us left the con room for the night. We must be getting old, last year we were up to 4am!

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I delivered Dhyran's amplifier as promissed. and every so often he and others have been putting out a little tune. One of the things I'd forgotten about Eurocon from last year is the atmosphere created by music. Not dhyran playing, but the ongoing selection of songs played over the PA system. I can't recall hearing a bad track.

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Speaking of music, the indoor ski slope had a sound system too. Listening to the latest pop music while going up the chair lift was very pleasant. Going down the noise of the skis was too loud to hear the music.

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This year I also brought a little present for my euro friends. Being that beer is a popular beverage at the con, I brought some from the local Faversham brewery appropriately called "Spitfire". One of the players, Sweepy, has always created pictures of the event and put humour speach bubbles on them. I thought his take on the Spitfire drinking was hilarious so I've put the picture here too. Maybe it's an aquired humour though. Click on the picture to see the full size version so you can read the text.