Month: March 2011

March 17, 2011

I am sure I will go into more detail later, but for the past two evenings, I have had the pleasure of dining with Joey; and boy, does he know how to work his way around (and sometimes off) a menu. I thought last night’s…

March 16, 2011

I’ve been neglecting my blog for the last few days, so this is a catchup. My weekend with Lee and Barry. Friday, we do: La Brea Tar Pits, which I found fascinating. Griffiths Observatory, where we caught a planetarium show, which was great. However, I…

March 16, 2011

Thursday March 10 A lazy day. Check out of hotel, but leave luggage with them, while I take a taxi to a mall in nearby Glendale.  I’ve been travelling with a suitcase and a small backpack, but as I aquire things, and neatly folded clean…

March 16, 2011
March 9, 2011

The Warner Brothers tour office is only 10 minutes from my hotel, and I wander down there at 10, for my tour. Our guide is Thom, who as well as having an encyclopaedic knowledge of Warner Brothers, as you would expect, also seems to particularly…

March 8, 2011

I’m getting a lift towards LA, travelling with Gerry, Sandy and Rhiannon, when Gerry asks if I am interested in stopping off on the way at planet Vulcan. Of course, I say yes. Vasquez Rocks is an area of natural rock formations caused by the…

March 7, 2011

I’m sorry, but I was just having too good a time at Consonance to worry about blogging. So here is a rather concise summary. Friday was very much spent how I normally spend convention Fridays – hanging out and meeting folk. A surprising number of…

March 5, 2011

“I think my necrophilia filk is more tasteful than your necrophilia filk” – Bob Kanefsky

March 4, 2011

Have had a couple of great days at Kathy’s, allowing me to really relax before the con. Came over last night for a meal with members of the concom and other guests, and then booked into the hotel. I’ve been told that the hotel wifi…

March 2, 2011

Picked up from airport by Kathy, who takes me back to her wonderful household. Am made to feel immediately welcome, and enjoy dinner and chatting with folk until I decide to retire at 9:30.

March 2, 2011

So there I was with an 11 hour flight and with a selection of over 30 current films to choose from to bide my time. Except the video controller for my seat was broken and nothing the cabin staff tried would fix it. However, I…