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From: Guitar Huw <ghusenet@ntlworld.com>
Newsgroups: alt.fan.pratchett
Subject: [F] Nottingham Meet Report - 29/30 June
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 11:22:53 +0100

Well, it's Monday morning and I'm still alive....

Here are the ramblings of a first time meet organiser - a small tale I 
will call "Giving Supermouse A Break" (or Mouse to Mouse Resuscitation)

Saturday 29 June
----------------

Wake at 6 am.  Panic.  Drink coffee.  Panic more.
Check checklist.
Panic.
Recheck checklist.
Go to #afp to wibble for a while.
Get told off for wibbling when I should have been hoovering.

10am Go into town...

The meet was due to start at 5pm.  In true afp style people started 
arriving from 2pm, and I travelled the city in search of afpers.

Having met Andrea, Dell and Roy at the railway station, we then found an 
Oli, Charlotte and Ryo-chan.  Closely followed by a Peterneko...

People went off shopping and geeking and I went to the Salutation to make 
sure all was ok.

People arrived.  People ate.  People waved light-sabres around.  People 
drank. People drank more (although noone drank more than Gid)

Mad phone call received from Tony "Grumbledook" Sheppard - "I'm in a 
Police Station in Northampton, trying to get some kids arrested.  See you 
soon..."  He never turned up...

Attendees
Me :)
Ladylark
Barry R
P5YCHO
Supermouse
Pol
Kincaid
Jester
George
Jen Herbert + her SO
Ben Hutchings
Nattie
Adrian Ogden
Gid
Suzi
Liz "Pink" Ashton
Oliver
Charlotte
C Cooke
Ingvar
Mark "Hippo" Datko
Andrea Rason
Dell
Roy "Kaiserdad"
Paul Kennedy + Jo
Tenticle
Ryo-chan
Jen Birren
Peterneko

People went and crashed (apart from at my house where amplifiers got 
plugged in, loud noise was made by myself and Gid, with others singing)

Sunday 30 June
--------------
Wake up at 9am.  Put the kettle on.  Wander to shop to get stuff for 
crashing afpers.  Make tea and coffee.  Chat.  Walk to bus stop.

Arrive at Red Lion for 11am.  Order breakfasts for lots people.  Iskander 
turned up.

Lots of eating happened. Some afpers had two breakfasts because they 
enjoyed the first one so much.  People chatted, geeked 4D chess and spare 
computers.  Kincaid was given a printer, Gid was given lots of things.

At 12noon the bar opened. Drinking took place.  Gid and I seem to agree 
that the natural habitat for a Welshman is in the bar, and the natural 
position is stood at the bar, with pint in hand.

People started to depart at 1.30 or so.  Some home, some to the fencing 
meet.

By 2.30 everyone had gone.  Supermouse seems to think I did a good job...

Go home.

Sleep

A quotefile was created, so if you like quotefiles, go here.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/guitar_huw/29JuneAfpQuotes.txt

I'm hoping other views and photos will follow

-- 
Huw
The Doctor told me to cut down on the .sigs



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