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From: sierra@dataweb.nl (Kimberley Verburg)
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [F] Leiden B'Day Mini-Meet Report
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 21:09:10 GMT
Message-ID: <35a08cd3.27761678@news.lspace.org>

Attendees: Jeremy Stark (The Birthday Boy), Jos Dingjan and myself.
Jeroen "Labrat" Metselaar was missing, presumed cheesed.

Last Saturday evening, I found Jeremy at an Irish pub in Leiden, which
was surprisingly uncrowded considering that the Belgium/Netherlands
match was a mere hour and a half away. After the experience of Utrecht
2.0, I brought along a large, orange, inflatable hammer to subdue any
rowdy spectators. Jos arrived later wearing an orange bow tie without
any apparent embarrassment.

The following was talked about when fans' yelling didn't drown us out:

Yo-yos - it was revealed that Jeremy took part in the World Yo-yo
Championships of 1975 and did rather well.

AFP DWCon Badges - would this be a good idea, keeping in mind things
like meet-challenged people?

Horoscopes - You can never remember all twelve signs at once.

Shaving beards and legs - when does stubble become scruffy and scratchy?

Constellations - there are eighty-eight and Jeremy can tell you the
Latin names of twenty of them after three Guinnesses.

Asthma - medication was taken out and compared


Casting Thread - the referee bore an uncanny resemblance to Death.

Spam and spammers - <insert favourite excruciatingly painful torture>

-- 
Kimberley Verburg
sierra@dataweb.nl

From: Jos Dingjan <jos@tuatha.org>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: Re: [F] Leiden B'Day Mini-Meet Report
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 23:44:45 +0200
Message-ID: <358595CD.2CB5@tuatha.org>

Kimberley Verburg wrote:
<snip>
> Last Saturday evening, I found Jeremy at an Irish pub in Leiden, which

Wasn't it an English Pub? My mind's a bit hazy about this, but ISTR
seeing "English Pub" somewhere this weekend. Hmm..

> was surprisingly uncrowded considering that the Belgium/Netherlands
> match was a mere hour and a half away. After the experience of Utrecht
> 2.0, I brought along a large, orange, inflatable hammer to subdue any
> rowdy spectators. 

Huh, it got mainly used for:

Waving with
Hitting people over the head instead of forcing 'em to cough up 20p or
an equivalent thereof after a particularly bad pun or a Monthy
Python-quote
Mimicking bits of "The Wall" (well, half of bits, really. Next time we
want *two* hammers)
Hitting people on spots-with-hair-we-want-on-the-other-side, trying to
fix shaving and spot-baldness in one go.

> Jos arrived later wearing an orange bow tie without any apparent 
> embarrassment.

And a nice bow tie it was too. Not a real one, though, and I think I
should be lucky for that. The first thing Jeremy tried after spotting my
orange tie was janking the two ends. He then told us about him wearing a
*proper* bow tie once and having to re-tie it a gazillion times in one
evening, thanks to inquisitive people..

> The following was talked about when fans' yelling didn't drown us out:

<snip>

> AFP DWCon Badges - would this be a good idea, keeping in mind things
> like meet-challenged people?

It would make it easier to recognise fellow AFPers you haven't met in
person and/or haven't seen pictures of..

> Horoscopes - You can never remember all twelve signs at once.

..and when you manage to you run into trouble mapping the "English"
names to Dutch ones..

<snip>

> Constellations - there are eighty-eight and Jeremy can tell you the
> Latin names of twenty of them after three Guinnesses.

And we were helping him by throwing in the English names for some.. or
the Englerised version of a Dutch name <:-)

<snip>

TTFN, Jos
-- 
To the engineer, the world is a toy box full of sub-optimized and
feature-poor toys.

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