Octothorpe
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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25: Some of the Rocks Are Going to Be More Interesting Than Others

25: Some of the Rocks Are Going to Be More Interesting Than Others

February 18, 2021

John has cats, Alison has a milkman, and Liz has a gecko.

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HI CLAIRE

24: You May Not Really Be the Target Audience for Television

24: You May Not Really Be the Target Audience for Television

February 4, 2021

John wants Palm Springs to win a Hugo, Alison is lonely, and Liz is not going to buy a Nintendo Switch.

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23: A Lot of Foreshadowing

23: A Lot of Foreshadowing

January 21, 2021

John thinks that arguments should be more nuanced, Alison disagrees in every conceivable way, and Liz summarises.

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A graph of Hugo finalists with more than four names:

A graph of Hugo finalists with more than four names.

22: I Occasionally Bum Anger Off People

22: I Occasionally Bum Anger Off People

January 7, 2021

John edited a podcast, Alison ran all the parties, and Liz programmed a convention.

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21: A Visit from St. Octothorpe

21: A Visit from St. Octothorpe

December 24, 2020

John was on time because he’s stuck at home, Alison was on time because she’s stuck at home, and Liz was late because she was having her toes done.

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20: Mozilla

20: Mozilla

December 10, 2020

John went to bed before Alison, Alison is not at all sleepy or hungover, and Liz had a better offer.

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19: Very Niche Fanzine

19: Very Niche Fanzine

November 26, 2020

John is bathing with Weetabix, Alison is eating a croissant, and Liz has good hearing.

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