Just back from Bristolcon, in the early hours of the morning. The friendliest con in the world. Da committee wuz wunderful: huge thanks to MEG, Jo Hall and Cheryl Morgan for putting on such a great event.

It was great to meet Mark Robinson (who gave me an idea for something I should put up on the website), fellow writers Michaela, Gareth D. Jones, Mike Powell, and listen to the talented singing of Talis Kimberley. We caught up with a bunch of old friends, including Alastair Reynolds, Jon Weir, Joe Abercrombie, Vince Doherty, Simon S, Andy Biglow, said quick hellos to Colin Harvey and Eugene Byrne, and loads more.

Juliet McKenna and I did a fight demo thing, with poor Joe (GoH-cum-crash test dummy) Abercrombie manfully holding the impact pad for me to whack kicks into, and to be Juliet's bendy toy, which was a far more painful experience. Joe is my hero. Juliet could whup Stephen Seagal's bottom. And thanks to Kevin (also a 2nd dan black belt) for being the 'randomly chosen' audience member who just happened to be able to whip powerful roundhouse kicks into the pad at any height.

Also, a fantastic way to finish my seventh year of blogging. This means I'm no longer made of the same atoms that were me during that first post. Is that cool, or what?


Anonymous Jo Hall said...

Thanks for coming! It was a brilliant day!

November 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM  
Anonymous Gareth L Powell said...

Good to see you again, John.

November 7, 2010 at 3:59 PM  
Blogger Gareth D Jones said...

Sadly, I left before the fighting, but I enjoyed the rest of the day. Great chatting with you too.

November 7, 2010 at 5:25 PM  
Blogger John Meaney said...

It was great hanging around with you guys! Cheers...

November 10, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

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