Nov 11, 2011

I’m back. Did you miss me?


shot_1320968608266Well that was a nice little jaunt to Brisbane. I have a really cute nephew – who despite his parents warnings to the contrary, never woke me up.  I slept, as they say, like a baby1.

Highlights of the trip were of course, said nephew and his parents (haven’t seen my sister since she got married 3 years ago) and Supanova.



To say that I was overwhelmed by Supanova is a little of an understatement.  Perhaps it’s living rurally for 3 years, where a crowded street is another person walking toward you on the footpath.

At its peak the pressing crowd was stifling and oppressive.  Talking to the authors at the Dymocks stand though, I was informed that it would have been impossible to move in the exhibition hall if they hadn't already held a Supanova earlier in the year.


Movie stars from afar

I thought about lining up for signatures at the Movie/TV star pavilion but to things put me off

  1. The price – $30 each for a signature
  2. The Line – continually 100 metres long for about 4 hours.

I did see Val Kilmer and Billy Boyd from afar and really that was enough.


Authors are cooler than movie stars

I preferred to hang about the Dymocks stand where

  1. The authors actually engage you in conversation
  2. The authors sign your books for free

I met a number of authors in person

They were all much cooler than Val Kilmer. 

1.  My brother in law’s home brew may have had some influence here.
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