Octothorpe
35: It’s Coming Home

35: It’s Coming Home

July 8, 2021

John likes carrot cake, Alison is not resigning, and Liz is coming home.

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34: We Are All Filing Cabinet

34: We Are All Filing Cabinet

June 24, 2021

John, Alison, and Liz are live from Punctuation 2.

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33: Jigsaw Psychoanalysis

33: Jigsaw Psychoanalysis

June 10, 2021

John can’t cope with any, Alison can cope with one, and Liz has excellent mental health.

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32: Maybe This Conversation Can Go Down a Vortex

32: Maybe This Conversation Can Go Down a Vortex

May 27, 2021

John is insidious, Alison is simmering, and Liz was on committees.

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31: If I Set Fire to Alison

31: If I Set Fire to Alison

May 13, 2021

John has bad Internet, Alison is monologuing, and Liz is the long-suffering one.

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(We know Alison sounds a bit unusual during the first eight minutes or so, but she was very happy in her cave and we felt like it would be mean to make her come out before she was ready.)

30: Try to Always Use Chaps in a Gender-Neutral Way

30: Try to Always Use Chaps in a Gender-Neutral Way

April 29, 2021

John can’t make a poll, Alison knows the religious forms, and Liz has one more games thing (sorry).

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29: Ode to Badger

29: Ode to Badger

April 15, 2021

John is not Chris Garcia, Alison is full of beans, and Liz is T. S. Eliot.

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28: Literally the Best Thing You’ve Ever Said About Me

28: Literally the Best Thing You’ve Ever Said About Me

April 1, 2021

John is communicating, Alison’s head is spinning, and Liz is a programme operator.

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  • Letters of comment

    • Claire Brialey
    • Chris Garcia
    • Mark Plummer
  • Confusion 2021
    • Fan Fund Auction (7pm-9pm Sunday)

      • There will be some cool things like unique dice and one of Esther’s shawls, and there is probably just time to donate something if you would like to (get in touch with Alison).
      • One of the items will be “Make the Octothorpe cast say whatever you want as long as it’s under a minute long (we get a veto on grounds of taste, offensiveness and legality)” – thanks to Crazy Dave for the idea!
    • Octothorpe Live! (10am on Monday)
      • We will read your minute-long thing LIVE AT EASTERCON.
    • Volunteering
      • Alison and John are volunteering on newsletter. Watch out for the newsletter (Happy Daze) being published daily and distributed around the con and on the smeeds.
      • Liz is on programme ops.
    • Programme items
      • Beer/cider
      • Baking
      • The Dark Room
      • Alison is on panels about bad technology where she’s going to tell you that the solution is to stop buying non-Apple products; and on pandemic pastimes
      • John on panels about games and Star Wars, and moderating a panel about AI
    • Liz is in the bar
    • Alex Storer is providing “design and music” for Confusion’s Gather.town environment
  • Eastercon 2022
    • Phil Dyson will be telling all at Confusion
  • Eastercon 2023
    • There have been some whispers since we recorded but we don’t know anything
  • Eastercon 2024
    • John is heading up their communications
  • First Thursday Facebook group
  • Alison went to Gillian’s Passover Seder
  • The seven words you can’t say on television (of which I bleeped five and hope we don’t get arrested)
  • Music credits
27: Eeyore of Eastercon

27: Eeyore of Eastercon

March 18, 2021

John is excited, Alison is oh boy oh boy oh boy, and Liz… isn’t.

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26: I’m Not Even a Single-Tasker

26: I’m Not Even a Single-Tasker

March 4, 2021

John is an annoying prick, Alison is not sure she’s staying sane, and Liz is going to a beach.

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