Issue 21 - 2003-02-15

Hi all,

This year is a busy year for events, and we here at sproutlore will be endeavouring to get to some, to support Robert and promote Sproutlore.

We have a link to the relevant events website and a brief description.

Robert hopes to be appearing at:


05 Sep 2003 - 07 Sep 2003, Stockholm, Sweden.
Three days of forteana, fannishness, foolishness, festivities and fun. GoH: Robert Rankin. Venue: Tre Backar, Stockholm, Sweden. Rates: 200 SEK, 20 EUR or 14 GBP. Contact: Rancon c/o Ylva Spångberg, Disponentgatan 3, SE11262, STOCKHOLM Sweden. email: URL:

They came and Shaved Us
24 Oct 2003 - 26 Oct 2003: They Came and Shaved Us Dundalk, Ireland.
Details at end of this mail.

PLEASE NOTE: Robert was due to appear at ACTION REPLAY, but this event has been cancelled because their sponsor pulled out.

Here at Sproutlore we intend to be getting about, so here are some events we hope to get to:

Fri 7th Mar 2003 - Sun 9th Mar 2003 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention.
Contact MeCon 6, 30 Bendigo Street, Belfast, BT6 8GD. email: URL

Fri 28th Mar 2003 - Sun 30th Mar 2003 Maynooth, Ireland

Seacon 03 - 2003 Eastercon
18 Apr 2003 - 21 Apr 2003, Hinckley, England.
Contact: Seacon 03, 8 The Orchard, Tonwell, Herts, SG12 0HR, UK. email: URL:

Finally, if you havent joined TCASU, why not?

They Came and Shaved Us
24 Oct 2003 - 26 Oct 2003, Dundalk, Ireland.
It's a convention run by some of the guys who brought you Aliens Stole My Handbag and Damn Fine Convention. They Came and Shaved Us will be running literally non-stop from Friday the 24th of October 2003 until Sunday night the 26th. It will be a feast of all things fun, weird and wondrous. Our Master of Ceremonies is Robert Rankin, and we intend to celebrate our tenth anniversary with serious style and huge quantities of Large.

Robert will be doing a number of 'Show and Tell's', there will be a Sproutlore Auction, raffle and birthday party with free presents for all.

Venue: Fairways Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland. Rates: Eur45/£30 up to the 22 April 2003 cheques made payable to They Came and Shaved Us.

13A Bridge Rd, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2QW, England.
123 Carnlough Rd, Cabra West, Dublin 7, Ireland.
email: URL:

If you intend going to any of these events please let us know, and we can arrange to meet up, otherwise keep a look out for guys with Sproutlore/TCASU flyers, acting a bit manic.

See you there!

James and James

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