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Post by Steve Whatley » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 17:25:03

Dear Charles,

30 October is better for Jean and me.[font=Courier New] [/font]

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Post by duncanpaul17 » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 18:38:14

Charles,

At the moment, because of possible work commitments, I would have to go for the 30th October as a preference.

All the best as always

Duncan

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Post by ken68 » Fri 11 Jun, 2010 20:51:42

Hello Charles. Either would be ok for us but Halloween seems very apt.
Ken

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Post by Charles » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 10:35:41

Dear All,

Many thanks for your feedback !

I haven't heard from Iwan or the Gallachers yet, but otherwise all our 'regulars' can do the 30th October, while a few can't do the September date.

I've therefore rung the hotel this morning and given them a provisional booking for 30th October.

Nick, Steve W and I are working hard on an Agenda, but we don't have a monopoly on ideas ... all ideas very much welcomed !

Very best as always !
Charles

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Post by ken68 » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 19:37:49

Sorry Charles but the above ken is ken gallacher.just in case there is a hiccup with the booking,wouldn't want to miss it.
Is it to early to ask about booking for the Friday night as well?
Ken and Mary

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Post by Charles » Mon 14 Jun, 2010 21:32:49

Dear Ken and Mary,

Sorry about that !

Delighted our purveyor of fine cigars (no - you're not expected to do that twice !) can make it.

Only two more replies and we're there. "The incomplete reunion" may be a classic DW chapter heading, but I'd rather our reunion was complete - although if it wasn't, I suppose we could drop by our absent friend, eat their food and drink their booze and then kidnap them back to the Edgewarebury for a late night movie ...

Sorry, I ramble !

Anyway, great you can come, and I've noted you down as a 'Friday plus Saturday'.

As soon as they send me the booking form I'll be back to get everyone to confirm details.

Best to all in the meantime !
Charles

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Post by ken68 » Tue 15 Jun, 2010 19:47:58

No problem charles. Look forward to seeing everyone again.

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Post by Cibator » Wed 16 Jun, 2010 11:49:10

Now, now Charles – you should know the correct way to complete your reunion is as follows:

1. Lug out the four little bronze bowls with legs shaped like portions of the male anatomy.
2. Fill one with earth, one with water, one with brandy (or something else inflammable, which you then ignite), leaving the last one empty.
3. Burn something having a link with the person(s) whose presence you desire (nail clippings would be ideal, but can be hard to get hold of).
4. Pronounce the requisite incantation in a ringing voice that startles any companions who happen to be with you.
5. Put away all impedimenta, not forgetting to douse the flame in bowl no.3.
6. Wait! And the missing ones will arrive after half an hour or so.

Guaranteed to work (see Strange Conflict).
Fas est et ab hoste doceri

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Post by Steve Whatley » Wed 16 Jun, 2010 17:37:16

Cibator, are there any bits of you we could burn to ensure your presence at the Convention?

Thinking about it, couldn't we have some sort of e-link on the day so that those of us in foreign parts who are unable to attend in person could be part of the Convention? Then it would be a truly international event. Perhaps Nick could rig something to that effect?[font=Courier New] [/font]

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Post by Charles » Wed 16 Jun, 2010 21:58:43

Dear Cibator,

A quote from my favourite novel ..... I LOVE IT !!!

Steve's right ... it would be great if you and our other overseas members could be there ... we all have so much to enjoy together ...

Best as always !
Charles

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Post by Stevie P » Fri 18 Jun, 2010 10:14:33

I agree - great stuff Cibator.

I also like the Latin inscription (Very G.D ish). 'It is right for the host to instruct'.

Stevie P

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Post by Charles » Wed 23 Jun, 2010 22:05:35

Dear all,

I thought you might like an account of "work in progress".

So far, following a suggestion from one of our 'regulars', we've got Nick lined up to lead a discussion on "Astral Projection - Fact or Fiction", and John Runter has agreed to give another talk to follow last year's 'hit', this time entitled "DW - How others saw him".

We'll obviously show "The Lost Continent" as that's the only other 'proper film' that is outstanding (I hope you'll all agree you don't want to watch 'To The Devil a Daughter' !).

We're working on other attractions and I'll keep you posted as we arrange them.

All ideas still very much welcome !

Best as always !
Charles

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Post by duncanpaul17 » Sun 31 Oct, 2010 20:32:36

Charles,

Once again congratulations on another great convention.

Like everyone I missed Iwan and Nick, and send my best wishes to them both and to their wives.

I would also like to thank and congratulate everyone who stood in to fill gaps left by the above two gentlemen, both have big shoes to fill.

It was also nice to meet Garnet, Elizabeth and Bill and hope next year we can all be there, plus other new faces ?

All the best

Duncan

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Post by CharlesAdmin » Sun 31 Oct, 2010 23:02:33

Dear Duncan,

You're most kind - thank you.

I absolutely agree it was a great Convention, and my thanks in turn to all our wonderful delegates - I hope everyone got home (or to Claridges !) safely.

I too was enormously sorry that Nick and Iwan couldn't make it, and look forward to seeing them next time, but didn't everyone "muck in" beautifully ! And as for Ken's aperitif and dessert wine, and Steve's skill with the programmes and bookmarks, what can I say ... (other Steve - I'm looking forward to saying thank you for another great review shortly !)

All in all, again thank you to everyone for making it such a marvellous event, thank you to our new arrivals (Bill - do please bring your banjo next time !), and Nat and I can't wait until next time !

Best to all as always

Charles

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Post by Charles » Mon 1 Nov, 2010 13:03:51

Dear All,

Just a quick update. Nick gave me a call this morning and I'm delighted to hear that Mally is on the mend.

All best to all as always !
Charles

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