Lee Justice who wrote the Guide to Robert rankins Brentford has agreed to give a virtual tour of the borough, usimng photographs that even Robert Rankin couldn't believe.
The Talk will be part of a one day event, called Plokta.conm pi the Dangercon. Details of teh overall event are bellow.
WE may print some of teh original paper guide for teh talk, but teh feature will be the various photos and knowledge that has made Lee Justice a considerable epxpert on the subject.
Flick and James present... pi: The Dangercon.
Date: Saturday 27 May 2006.
Time: 12 noon to 12 midnight.
Place: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP.
Price: £3 entry fee (£2.50 for students).
This will be a one-day mini-con in aid of the League of Fan Funds,
combining the best of the ideas, atmosphere and spirit of previous
plokta.con and Dangercon events.
The event is timed to coincide with the close of voting in the 2006 race
for the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF), giving attendees in the UK a
last opportunity to vote as well as hearing the winner announced on the
night. There will be a selection of science fictional discussions on
various subjects, as well as more light-hearted items, and a sprinkling
of fun throughout. Guest speakers will be announced later. We have
booked both indoor and outdoor space at the venue for our exclusive use
for the day; there is also a public bar to which we will have normal
TAFF was created in 1953 for the purpose of providing funds to bring
well-known and popular fans, familiar to those on both sides of the
ocean, across the Atlantic. It exists solely through the support of
science fiction fandom. The current race will send a European delegate
to the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, LACon IV; the candidates
are Bug (Bridget Bradshaw), (1/2r) Arthur Cruttenden and Sparks (Mike
Rennie). Some of the funds raised from the 27 May event will go directly
to TAFF, as well as all the fees from votes cast in this race.
Dangercon has been run by too many different committees to credit, at
irregular intervals for longer than we care to remember, often in
Croydon mostly by Robert Newman. There have been three previous
conventions, run by the Plokta Cabal who are sure you
haven't forgotten that their fanzine _Plokta_ has won a Hugo Award as
well as some Novas. The League of Fan Funds (LFF) is the unofficial
umbrella organisation for fan funds operating in the UK (including
TAFF); its current members are Alison Scott, Claire Brialey and Flick.
The LFF, the Plokta Cabal and the organisers of previous Dangercons
disclaim all responsibility for James Bacon, who is the current European
administrator of TAFF which therefore can't help it.
The Horseshoe Inn is a short walk from London Bridge station (which is
served by the Northern and Jubilee Underground lines as well as national
and local rail services). It has a good selection of beers, including
draught Leffe (£2 per glass) and Bombardier (£2.50 per pint). The pub
also serves a good selection of food, cooked on site and averaging about
£6 for a main course, with five vegetarian options on the regular menu.
Food will be available from noon until 10pm.
Fans may already be familiar with the pub: the League of the Non-Aligned
(LOTNA) and the English Music Session meet there regularly; it was once
the venue for monthly meetings of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, although it has
been nicely refurbished since then.
More information about organisations mentioned:
League of Fan Funds: www.astralpole.org