|Treatment for DWCon Withdrawal
||[Sep. 6th, 2008|10:28 am]
Discworld Convention 2008 - UK
|||||Chantz - Uptight (Everything's Alright)||]|
A few of us - mainly me and the Glingle Feegle at this stage - have been pondering a few ideas for easing the traditional post-Con withdrawal symptoms. There's the Wincanton thing, of course, but not everyone can get there (I certainly can't), which at least means there are people left over for other things...
It's all up in the air at the moment - really just a "wouldn't it be fun if" scheme for now - but basically we were thinking of a sort of DWCon08NostalgiaMeetMicroCon thing. Nothing of the scale or ambition of a real Con, of course, really just getting some fun people in one place for the weekend.
The current ideas basically involve finding a suitable weekend - perhaps a three-day weekend if people are sufficiently interested, but probably not - and getting a few people (perhaps a couple of dozen, or however many are interested, but not too many) up to Galloway. Oh, alright, it doesn't have to be Galloway, but I like to show off the area and everyone's already seen the Midlands.
There won't be programme items, or anything complicated; after all, there's a reason the Cons are only every two years. The closest to a programme item that we've thought of is a trip over to Wigtown ("Scotland's Book Town", known for its numerous bookshops... and the nearby Bladnoch distillery. And yes, they do tours.) and possibly a visit to Cream O'Galloway, the local (and extremely good) ice cream farm.
We have had one idea for a main event, if it can be called that. Hogswatch dinner (or, in my language, "excuse for heavily pork-based meal with lots of roast potatoes"). The problem with that is of course that it of necessity clashes with Wincanton, or at least ends up in the same general neighbourhood. So perhaps it'll be further into December, or something.
Anyway, nothing's set in stone yet; it's not even certain, after all, that there'll be anything. (Oh, and obviously a key aim will be to keep costs as far down as they can possibly go.) But it would be interesting to see what interest's like - is there anyone who thinks it could be fun, feasible or, ideally, both? I'll bring my Just A Minute bells and my complete set of Mornington Crescent Stovold Mk 2 ferrocheminators.