Issue 7 - 2001-08-11

SPROUTLORE NEWS

Welcome to Sproutlore's semi- regular email newsletter where we bring you
updates between issues of the Brentford Mercury.


ROBERT RANKIN CONFIRMED GUEST AT DAMN FINE CON

Robert is now a guest at next year's big Sproutlore event, Damn Fine
Convention. Although the convention is looking to David Lynch's Twin Peaks as a
source of Material, it is going to be a pretty weird and entertaining weekend.

Robert said 'I really loved Twin Peaks, its is quite insane, and I look forward
to contributing to the madness, should be a real hoot.'

For more information, please see the Damn Fine Convention website,
www.damnfinecon.org.uk.


FIRST BARBIES PRESENTED

The "Brentford Award to Recognise Brilliance Ingenuity and Excellence for
Sproutlore" were awarded this year at The Mornington Crescent event, by Robert
Rankin and James Bacon.
This year's winners were:

Padraig O'Mealoid founder of the club.
Micheal carroll, for his writing over the last 12 months.
James Shields for his work on The Brentford Mercury and the Sproutlore website.
Lee Justice for best external item, The Sproutlore Guide to Brentford.
Stef Lancaster, most support with events.
Alix Langridge, most supportive to the club.

Next years award titles are yet to be decided and perhaps a voting system will
be put in place. The award ceremony will take place at Sproutlore's next major
event, Damn Fine Convention.

More details will appear in a forthcoming issue of The Brentford Mercury.


ISSUE 25 SOLD OUT, ISSUE 26 OUT SHORTLY

We have run out of copies of the current issue of The Brentford Mercury, number
25. This was caused by the sudden surge in new members following the Mornington
Crescent event.
Any new joiners will now commence their membership with issue 26, which is due
on the 7th of September, closing date for submissions is the 30th of august.


ROBERT RANKIN - BOOK TOUR 2001

Confirmed dates for Robert's signing tour in October/November can now be found
on the Sproutlore website. These include a visit to New Zealand and many
bookstores around the UK. More dates to be confirmed, so check back for updates.


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