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Yeak, okay, add me to the ranks of the shattered.

I had a mrmmarc staying with me on Friday night for pizza and chats before the early start for this years Dragonmeet.

The morning got off to a late start when both Marc and I shared confusion about the bathroom. I'd already showered before going to wake Marc up and then went up to my room to get the last few things ready whilst he used the bathroom. He thought I'd gone to the bathroom so when I headed back downstairs he was still sitting there with a cup of coffee waiting for the bathroom to become free. Usually this wouldn't have been so bad but we were supposed to be meeting missycressy at the tube station about 5 minutes later!!! Thus much rushing on The Torleys part and a poor frozen little girl kept waiting for almost half an hour.

Anyway, we all headed to the show and managed to set up the booths in good time. Marc was helping me out on the Cubicle 7 stall which we were sharing with _grimtales_ and kostika under their Post Mortem Studio guise, whilst Cressida was helping out on the Leisure Games stand with Mike and actualsean.

Apart from selling the SLA books I was also repping for a number of other UK small press companies as well as show casing many of the Indy Press games (such as Dogs in the Vineyard and My Life With Master) the Fantasy Games Unlimited range and the HPLHS range of Cthulhu items - including the brilliant Call of Cthulhu silent movie. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect from the day as it was a bit of an experiment for me to try out a different form of convention sales than I'm used to doing under my Leisure Games guise. All I can say is WOW - it certainly worked. We sold out of many of the Indy Press lines and I've not counted the remaining stock of the Cthulhu DVD but it sold incredibly well. I am very happy with the days takings and when I wake up tomorrow I'll play Scrouge and count up my ill-gotten gains :p

It was great seeing so many LJers at the show and catching up with many, many people I've not seen in ages or have just spoken to on the web in various Forums, Mailing Lists, etc.

I've now bathed, eaten and almost fell asleep whilst watching a movie (Enigma - loved the book but the film is decidedly so-so). It is now time for sleep (something which was incredibly lacking last night). Not sure if I'm going to be at the shop tomorrow or not. I think I deserve to take the Sunday off to recover, plus there are plenty of things for me to try and do tomorrow at home in anycase.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello, to the organisers of the show and to everyone who brought something from me :D


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Dec. 4th, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Just watched the Cthulhu film, it's fantastic. I love old style horror films and pulps and this one is spot on. The cheap sets and ropey effects don't deter at all from the enjoyment because at that time, the effects were ropey, too.
They even included "faults" in the film and specks of debris.
Dec. 4th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Congratulations -- it sounds excellent! I wish I could have come, but I'd left it a bit late to buy a train ticket, and it'd have been about 70-80 pounds for a day return to London, which was a little rich for my taste.

I'm glad that it went well.
Dec. 4th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
Wish I had have been there... other obligations and all that. Next year I might offer to be your obedient little gopher... see how that goes.

I take payment in book tokens ;-)

If you are about this week I might pop to the shop and say "Hi"
Dec. 4th, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
I will make it my solemn vow to get there next year. It's been too long!

And good work with the indy press stuff - so, if our printer had got his act together do you think Dead of Night would have done ok?
Dec. 4th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
We actually got asked for Dead of Night a couple of times on the Leisure Games stand.
Dec. 4th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
Dammit! That's yet more lost opportunities as a result of my damned UK printers. Boo to them!
Dec. 4th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
A fun time was indeed had.
The Indy stuff sold like crazy dude!

Oh yeah- me and Tam left some stuff behind the booth (stuff she brought of grim and stuff I had been given).
Any chance you picked it up amigo?
Or should I be bothering Kensington Town Hall?
Dec. 4th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
I believe I have some of it at the shop. Also, did you/Tam leave a Waterstones bag wih a couple of wrapped presents in it?
Dec. 5th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Xmas pressies from Tracey.
Me stoopid!
Dec. 5th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
**Me stoopid!**

Tell me something I don't know.
Dec. 5th, 2005 04:24 pm (UTC)
Nice to finally meet you face to face. Next time I'm in London for mooching about purposes I'll be sure to let you know.
Dec. 8th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
Same here. Be a pleasure to meet you 'outside of a Con' next time you're down this way!
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