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19 May 2006

With a talk about Brentford and the rerelease of teh fabled GUIDE TO BRENTFORD, by Lee Justice, we would hope that Sproutlore members would find this interesting enough to come along to and have a laugh at.

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 access.

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.

Subject to change...

The Programme for Plokta.con.pi The Dangercon is as follows. SUBJECT to change.

12.00 Subverting sex roles in Dangermouse Fandom

13.00 Virtual Guide to a Literary Brentford by Lee Justice and Graham Hill

14.30 ConFounding Tales presents "Death in the Air" The Spine-Chilling tale of the Heisenburg Disaster...

Simon McRory, Dougs Spencer

16:00 Alternative Londons, with Kim Newman, Paul McAuley and Paul Cornell

17.30 Comics one should read, but not by Alan Moore

Jim de Liscard and Co.

19.00 Year of the Teledu Fanny Family Fortune Ashes.

20.30 The influences on The Doctor as a character.

Paul Cornell, Paul McAuley and Kim Newman.

(voting will close at 9pm)

22.00 Fan Fund Auction, which will break for the announcement of the TAFF winner.

Alternative Programme, on the roof.

13:30 How to Kung Fu with instructor Jess Bennett.

15:00 D.I.Y. Artist Trading Cards with Flick.


Plokta.con. pi: The Dangercon on Saturday 27 May 2006.

12 noon to 12 midnight in The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP.


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