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Mercury, America, Bottles of Large...
27 Feb 2006

HI All,

just some quick news,

WE have been delayed with the latest issue of the Brentford Mercury, so apologies if you are waiting on it, we hope to have an issue out fairly soon. WE will have some interesting bits and pieces therein, but due, mostly to my move to the UK, we are finding production more difficult than usual.

Meanwhile Robert Rankin will shortly be leaving the UK for a Road Trip across America.

Full details will be in the next Brentford Mercury, but suffice to say that Robert will be writing one hell of a travel book, as he visits a most magnificent selection of weird and wonderful places.

There should be a Sproutlore contingent at this years Eastercon, in Glasgow, its on the Easter weekend and full details can be found here: http://www.eastercon2006.org/

The 2006 Eastercon - 57th British National Science Fiction Convention

April 14-17, 2006 - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland

Guests include: M. John Harrison - Brian Froud - Elizabeth Hand - Justina Robson

If anyone is going along, and fancies helping with the Sproutlore Table, please email us here! WE need help again, and last year was a real success, so please contact us.

now From Andi Evans:

This Years "Large" event is to be held at The Alexandra Hotel in Derby on the 18th March 2006.

For the first time ever we are able to get an official bottling of the beer.

It would be helpful if we could gather some pre-orders for bottles & people can then collect them on the day.

The expected price is to be £2.20 per bottle or £15.95 for a case of 8. They will be in 500ml bottles and will be bottle conditioned.

Anyone interested in getting their hands on some bottles should email me at:


Please state your name & how many bottles you would like you reserve, you can then pick them up from the pub.

"I don't mind who wins any of these things so long as everyone just had a really great time "

Below follows some information about enlarged also from Andi:


Just a few words for you about the 3rd annual “Large” event. It will once again be held at The Alexandra Hotel (which will again be renamed “The Flying Swan”) in Derby on Saturday March the 18th 2006. We have a few ideas in mind for the main event including, of course, the 3rd time genuine “Large” will be available on tap. At last years event the chance to help brew this years Large was up for grabs in the Raffle, the winner was Chris, and he will be attending the brewing at The Castle Rock Brewery along with myself. Of course if any of you have any ideas for what you’d like to see at next years event please do let me know, you can e-mail me on deeplack23@hotmail.com

Although the main “Large” event will be held on the Saturday (throughout the day from opening time till closing), as last year, we will be having a Brentford themed pub crawl round Derby on Friday the 17th of March, so maybe plan to book an extra day off work if you can. Both days will be Free Attendance, this event is a totally informal fun gathering of like minded people, it is not a convention, so come along for a relaxed drink with some cool people.

The website Forum:

There has been some difficulties with the website forum, and we recognize this, and James Shields has some plans. Of course the priority of the club is producing the Magazine for members and running events, followed by general information on the website, so the Forum, despite being active has been somewhat neglected. James Shields who has run the website for the last ten years, has plans though and will be letting regular users know, soon.

Thats about it from us


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