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Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 20 2011, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Mercedes Lackey

Thank you!
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Sep 14 2011, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Mercedes Lackey

I'm re-reading the Urban Elves aka Elves on the Road books and wanted to know if anyone knows of a recommended reading order/chronological order list?
I've already reread the Elizabethan ones, and...
Forum: Café Archives Oct 3 2010, 05:23 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Well, I'm on my way to Tipperary.....nah, Warrnambool

Did I mention my dad's family is from Terang...and my dad's cousin used to own one of the Port Fairy pubs (in the 80's)?
Forum: Café Archives Sep 14 2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By Kesal
Re: Anyone having trouble accessing AMCF?

Is definitely the home internet ;) Turns out someone left there compy on overnight on a download heave web page and ate up all our downloads.

Dial-up speeds to end of month
Forum: Café Archives Sep 9 2010, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Anyone having trouble accessing AMCF?

OK for me now, pretty sure it was the home internet having a slow down. Strange how it was only particular sites!
Forum: Café Archives Sep 8 2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,993
Posted By Kesal
Re: Anyone having trouble accessing AMCF?

Ok, connected now, but still veeeerrrrryyyy slow - took hours for any page with more than 10 posts on it to load last night!

Not having the same trouble with any other pages I tried.
Forum: Café Archives Sep 8 2010, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Anyone having trouble accessing AMCF?

Is AMCF down?

Or is it just my internet connection?

Was having major trouble with getting thread pages to load last night, but this morning I can't connect to the server!
Forum: Exhibit Hall Sep 8 2010, 09:19 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussiecon 4 (Worldcon) photos

Actually, my cheeks are usually that red too, and even more so if I have anything containing sulphites or nitrates, but I was pale through my entire sinus infection - except the night of the...
Forum: Exhibit Hall Sep 8 2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,773
Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussiecon 4 (Worldcon) photos

Thanks for the great photos, Jube!
No photos from me, I only have the iPhone for a camera, and the photos I took really aren't worth posting.

It was a mega busy weekend, and I was ill for the...
Forum: Events Board Aug 26 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,265
Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

When I planned my leave a year ago, I did not know at the time that Joss Whedon would be in Melbourne to give a talk for the Melbourne Writer's Festival (tonight), or when I volunteered for Can't...
Forum: Events Board Aug 24 2010, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Someone suggested I try a costume hire place and hire a wig. Actually, think there may be a kids one near the fabric shop I want to visit. Considering kids hats fit me better than adults, maybe a...
Forum: Events Board Aug 24 2010, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Ah if you're using it, don't worry ;)
Forum: Events Board Aug 24 2010, 08:58 AM
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Views: 8,265
Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Anyone planning to join the Wednesday night Pub Crawl (http://community.livejournal.com/australia2010/51410.html)? I'm definitely up for at least the first venue.
Forum: Events Board Aug 24 2010, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

There's a very expensive but droolworthy dress fabric shop not far from where I live, as well as a cheapy one that often gets in interesting stuff ;) I'm hoping to get in to them first thing Monday....
Forum: Events Board Aug 23 2010, 05:53 PM
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Views: 8,265
Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Sorry if my previous post came across a bit "short", I think that was the moment exhaustion hit me last night.

I'm still hunting the op shops for my costume for the Nightmare Ball. I know exactly...
Forum: Events Board Aug 23 2010, 08:33 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

Saturday night's masquerade is not a ball, just a costume parade. I've had it confirmed by the programmer.
Forum: Events Board Aug 22 2010, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

I will probably be wearing a variety of Jinx (http://www.jinx.com/member/kesal) t-shirts, or Firefly/Serenity t-shirts. I will also be knitting or spinning most of the time ;)

I may be found at...
Forum: Events Board Aug 14 2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,265
Posted By Kesal
Re: Aussie gathers including Worldcon....

On the Thursday I'm going to be working at the rego desk in the morning, then have a launch for a book I helped edit in the afternoon. I'm likely to be working the rego desk most of the days leading...
Forum: Events Board Jul 28 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,101
Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

:) At the moment, the weather doesn't know what it's doing.

It's been icy cold in the morning, and highs of around 13-16C in the afternoon, whether it's raining or dry.

1st September is the...
Forum: Events Board May 31 2010, 07:20 AM
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Views: 7,101
Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

They are all good, and Jennifer is fun to talk to ;) She recently moved to New Zealand, so Aussiecon and/or Supanova are good chances to catch up with her in Australia.
Forum: Events Board May 30 2010, 06:43 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

Supanova is a completely different kind of con, I don't think they are really comparable! However, I do think it's a good idea to start out on smaller cons if possible. A little less...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room May 26 2010, 10:07 AM
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Views: 9,697
Posted By Kesal
Re: Question: e-books and electronic carrying device - WHEN?

also look at Webscriptions (http://www.webscription.net/s-75-anne-mccaffrey.aspx)

The link goes directly to those of Anne's books available there.

The best part of this site is the Free Library...
Forum: Elizabeth Kerner May 25 2010, 07:01 AM
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Views: 7,088
Posted By Kesal
Re: That's book 1 done!

Oh, wonderful!

I originally had to get the first trilogy ordered in, they weren't available anywhere in Melbourne when I first bought them. I now see at least one book out of the three in most...
Forum: Events Board May 23 2010, 11:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,101
Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

There's a Coles at Southern Cross Station, too.

Jube, not a problem - I gave those timelines for the Great Ocean Road because last time I went it took more than an hour just to get through...
Forum: Events Board May 23 2010, 12:52 AM
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Views: 7,101
Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

Sure is ;) I usually share with a friend - it doesn't look like much, but two people will struggle to finish it! Usually get it with a hot choc or iced choc or coffee each.
Forum: Events Board May 22 2010, 09:18 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

Oh there's plenty of corner store places around, from independent groceries to seven-elevens, that sort of thing.

I have a few days off before, so depending on my rego desk duties, maybe those of...
Forum: Events Board May 22 2010, 07:24 PM
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Views: 7,101
Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

The convention is right on the edge of the CBD. It's a short tram ride to one of the chain grocery stores (we call them supermarkets), which has a chemist and newsagent next door. You're about a 15...
Forum: Games and Miscellany May 3 2010, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: The Last Letter - Word Game

Can you hold a note for long?
Forum: Events Board May 3 2010, 08:56 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Worldcon in Australia

I've volunteered to help out on the rego desk ;) I'll be helping out for a couple of days before the con too - I'm also staying at one of the hotels on the other side of the river (near the station)....
Forum: Games and Miscellany Apr 9 2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By Kesal
Re: Man discovers long-lost brother

Oh wow. My mum was adopted, and while we now know her mother's family, and her brother who was also adopted out, we haven't been able to find out much about her father except a name. And I have...
Forum: Events Board Mar 22 2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,771
Posted By Kesal
Re: 2010 Conventions

Yup, I'm definitely going - I've had my membership since the week they went on sale, but now I even have a room booked.

I had originally thought since it would be cheaper to get a taxi home, I'd...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Mar 12 2010, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Events Board Feb 12 2010, 05:17 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Continuum 6 Melbourne, February 2010

2 weeks to go! Program items are up, and we're still looking for a few people to fill panel spots. If you are in Melbourne that weekend, and think you can talk on one of our topics, please let us...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Feb 4 2010, 12:53 AM
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Views: 2,145
Posted By Kesal
Re: Mike Shepherd: the Kris Longknife books

This is one of my favourite series currently ;) My bookseller knows to let me know when they are coming in.
(And I'm currently reading the ARC of the latest Honor Harrington book, Mission of Honor.)
Forum: Games and Miscellany Feb 2 2010, 07:00 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

And go for miles and miles!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 31 2010, 03:23 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

At least he's not there to deal!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 29 2010, 09:24 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

I'll gladly lend you mine.
Well, only if I really don't like you.
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 29 2010, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: The Last Letter - Word Game

*sigh* Emma's got the stupids
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 29 2010, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 28 2010, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 27 2010, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: The Last Letter - Word Game

Every stupid lout was out there. Just lately I haven't been so proud to be Australian
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 27 2010, 04:17 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

Wrong sex!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 27 2010, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 26 2010, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

A swing dancing Dentist?
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 26 2010, 04:16 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 26 2010, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Re: The Last Letter - Word Game

It was a day for young yobboes. When will they learn that wearing the flag does not prove you are patriotic? Often they end up dragging it on the ground, which is terribly disrespectful.
Forum: Events Board Jan 25 2010, 10:48 PM
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Views: 1,434
Posted By Kesal
Continuum 6 Melbourne, February 2010

Just one month to go until Continuum 6 (http://www.continuum.org.au), in Melbourne, Australia February 26-28 2010.

Our guests are Kim Westwood (http://www.kimwestwood.com/) and Mark Pesce...
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 25 2010, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Kesal
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 25 2010, 10:41 PM
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Views: 264,988
Posted By Kesal
Re: The Last Letter - Word Game

Don't eat the soup!
Forum: Games and Miscellany Jan 25 2010, 10:39 PM
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Views: 379,178
Posted By Kesal
Re: Change a letter

I sometimes think I'd rather be strung up than go to the dentist...particularly when I was working as a dental nurse.
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