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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.)

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From:owlfish
Date:June 29th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
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Looking forward to meeting you this weekend!
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From:communicator
Date:June 29th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Oh, good. Yes, see you soon.
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From:espresso_addict
Date:June 29th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:kalypso_v
Date:June 29th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
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That sounds awfully likely to me!
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From:communicator
Date:June 29th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Gosh I bet they have all read more than me.
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From:coalescent
Date:June 29th, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
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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!
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From:communicator
Date:June 29th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:katlinel
Date:June 29th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
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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.
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From:communicator
Date:June 29th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC)
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I would like a friendly unpressured couple of days. Guess that's up to me to be that way.
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From:happytune
Date:June 29th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
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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!
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From:pinkdormouse
Date:June 30th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
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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.

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