Issue 48 - 2007-02-04

Issue 45 has been posted to all members.

The delay for this issue was two fold - first things were on a go slow at Sprout
Central - then Robert came up trumps which mean we had to totally redo the
Mercury.

This issue has 29 pages of Roberts own writings - his current news and a trip
report about his recent visit to Egypt, what he saw and what he got up to. We
have reproduced this whole piece as we thought it very special.

There is some other news, not much, and some upcomming events. The next few
events are listed below, and a follow-up email with details of the next
Sproutlore event will follow soon.

Members should expect their issue to land with them within a few days - feel
free to contact us if you haven't had it by the 8th of Feb.

Again we apologise for the delay.

James


IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Piccocon - 17th Febuary
Picocon is being held on Saturday, February 17th, from 10am, at Imperial College
Student Union, London. Entry is £8. details here:
http://www.union.ic.ac.uk/scc/icsf/frameset.php?warp=picocon
Good fun, with London sproutlore members going along for the cheap beer.

Russel The Railwayman's Railway Tour and Count Danté's Ball. 17th March 2007.
Venues: Bluebell Railway – Sheffield Park Station and Hare and Hound Pub Brighton.
This is a sproutlore event and we'll have more details in a follow up email.

Contemplation
Eastercon 2007 - April 6th to 9th - Chester UK
The Big one. This is the national SF convention attended by hundreds of book
readers and the like. The close proximity to Ireland will have Irish members
over, as well as quite a large amount from the UK.
http://contemplation.conventions.org.uk/

Day of the Teledu 20-22th of June. Leicester
A fun convention - like sproutlore organize - and in this case members of
Sproutlore are already doing items for the convention. Its a collective event -
with everyone and anyone contributing to the programme.
http://www.yearoftheteledu.org

Robert Rankin Book Launch, Museum Opening, celebration, ceremony and Large.
27th - 29th June
Its going to be a mental weekend in west London. Starting at Gunnersby Park and
working down to Brentford this is the clubs biggest event. More details of this
event in The next issue of the Brentford Mercury.

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