June 29th, 2011
|11:58 am - SFF 'Masterclass' weekend|
Despite all my complaining in the last (f-locked) post about having no time, I am going to attend the Science Fiction Foundation Masterclass at Middlesex University this weekend. It's in Hendon.
I just feel I have been slogging myself, or flogging myself or something, for weeks, and I have won this three day pause in my bloody schedule. I am also fairly skint but I am going to stay with my brother in Epsom for the weekend, so I can afford it.
However there was masses of pre-reading you were supposed to do and - gosh I am not sure if I should be admitting this - but I have done none of it. As I say, something has to give, and I'm afraid it was that. I have not had any time. I've not been reading anything else either, apart from The Young Visiters which took half an hour.
For the last couple of weeks I have been thinking, perhaps I should drop out of the class (I have paid the fee, so I wouldn't be hurting anyone) because it isn't fair on the other attendees and the people leading the course to show up so utterly unprepared.
However, I have decided to just go, to explain if appropriate, and if I am really a waste of space I'll make myself scarce. But assuming I do not annoy everyone else too much I will enjoy myself.
(I have read quite a lot of the pre-reading, just because I had already read it, but I haven't done any extra.)
|Date:||June 29th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)|| |
Looking forward to meeting you this weekend!
Oh, good. Yes, see you soon.
You always come over as very knowledgeable about science fiction. It sounds like they've given too much reading -- I suspect half the people who turn up won't have found time.
That sounds awfully likely to me!
Gosh I bet they have all read more than me.
Don't worry, in the two years I've attended there have always been people who didn't finish all the reading. (I only managed it one time out of two.) It depends a bit how the instructors approach the material, but I think you should still get a lot out of it. Hope you enjoy it!
Thanks coalescent. 'Finish all the reading'! I bet there isn't anyone else who hasn't even started it. Ah well, it will be OK.
If you've already read some of it, I'm sure that will be good enough. I hope you enjoy it because it certainly sounds like you need the break.
I would like a friendly unpressured couple of days. Guess that's up to me to be that way.
As SC would say to me 'You don't always need to be a girlie swot!'. :-) Go and have a fab, well-deserved time indulging in one of your passions!
That sounds like a splendid way to relax. I actually find EMWA Conferences relaxing, even though they involve workshops for credit, just because I'm around likeminded people the entire time.