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Posting from Eastercon

I had a slightly wobbly start to Eastercon, and I'm afraid I wibbled at pennski and then snowking (plus their partners). What an idiot I am, and I apologise to all. I am not used to big cons, and it took me a few hours to get into the groove as it were. However, things then went very well and I realised that my disparate groups of friends, whom I had feared were coming from different directions, were actually all expressing the same thoughts, and wishes, but perhaps in different language, which I misunderstood at first. And the feedback I got from those people I wibbled at helped me to get my head on right - so thanks very much, you might not have realised at the time how helpful you were being, because it took me a while to process. Hope that all makes sense.

I was running a workshop on translating Chinese poetry at 10am on Saturday morning. I genuinely expected nobody to turn up at such a time for such a topic. altariel and glitterboy came, and pleased I was to see them, and then about a dozen other people turned up, one or two of them actually with a background in studying Classical Chinese poetry! Plus professional poets and singers! The workshop was therefore a great success, and I loved it. It just shows what a massive and disparate convention Eastercon is.

The Birmingham Poet Laureate turned up to the workshop, and it turns out he knows my dad, and he actually said to me 'He's a better poet than I am'. I think he may be exaggerating, but it made me feel very warm and happy. I had to give him a kiss (on the forehead I mean, not a big snog).

I'll post this in chunks. Thanks all who helped me get through my wobbly and then made yesterday such a rewarding day.
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