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Forum: The Library Café Today, 05:11 AM
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Forum: The Library Café Dec 7 2018, 09:55 AM
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Re: What is happening

Hahaha... you've been busy Zelandeth. And that's good :) I am not surprised at all with the Mercedes quality service, virtually all Merc dealers are top notch ans the brand itself is, noblesse obige...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 2 2018, 04:12 PM
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Re: What is happening

Wow what a story Zelandeth. Glad it turned out relatively well but what a red tape hassle, I would have gone NUTS! My admiration goes out to you and your husband and also my best wishes for his...
Forum: The Library Café Nov 1 2018, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Kibby 23!????
GEEZ, time does fly indeed.


It's already 11 years ago since we surprised Anne at Eurocon in Copenhagen with the book, 16 years ago since we first went to Dragonhold by invitation...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 3 2018, 01:43 PM
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Re: 77th World SF Convention, Dublin - MoM attendants

It'll be so nice to see you again!
And you already know that Steven and Elizabeth are coming.
We'll be staying in an apartment not too far away from the convention centre. I've also arranged we'll...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 22 2018, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

I'll let the tech dept. know :)
Forum: The Library Café Sep 15 2018, 07:02 AM
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Posted By Hans
77th World SF Convention, Dublin - MoM attendants

Well, I just booked an apartment in Dublin and paid the membership fee for the convention. Already excited even though it is still almost a year away :)


From a Pern facebookgroup I know about...
Forum: The Library Café Sep 15 2018, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Are you and your family okay, Michelle?
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Sep 8 2018, 11:24 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Todd McCaffrey books

I wouldn't know, Allen, I stay as far away from Windows as is possible :)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Sep 7 2018, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Todd McCaffrey books

I think it can be played on a Windows computer, need not be Win98. besides, it was introduced in1999, so... :)
Forum: The Library Café Sep 7 2018, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

The British people would disagree with you :) I don't!
Forum: The Library Café Aug 23 2018, 12:46 PM
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Re: What is happening

It's looking great Zelandeth. Consider me jealous! :)
Forum: The Library Café Aug 12 2018, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Yes, Simon put it up on his page. Bobbsy died due to complicaions after knee surgery.
Such a needless and sad way to go... So sad.
Forum: The Library Café Jul 23 2018, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

But of course :)
Forum: The Library Café Jul 22 2018, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Wow, even I can remember her as a young girl and we're not even related :)
Forum: The Library Café Jul 21 2018, 04:59 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

There were indeed some problems with MoM and it wasn't accessible for a few days. Solved now.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 25 2018, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

I'm with Granath on mums (although I'd love to have her alive still) and good to hear Kibby got a job so easily and the one she wanted at that!
Forum: The Library Café Jun 14 2018, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Belated good luck Allen!
Forum: The Library Café Jun 12 2018, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

I admire your perseverance. My old Lada (I think I traded it in 25 years ago) was exported back to Russia an might still be on duty there :)

In 2014 I saw its brother on a curb in St. Petersburg...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 24 2018, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Margatta of Fort Weyr

I don't think it is mentioned that Margatta came forward with the oldtimers. So, if it is not mentioned we should assume she was not an oldtimer?
Her dragon Ludeth is called Luduth in the UK and US...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 24 2018, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Pern Map (Cross stitch)

Nope, never seen Pern cross stitch in all my years searching high and low for everything Pern :)
Forum: The Library Café May 19 2018, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Here we have warm days, unseasonably warm up to 26 C degrees. But then, the next day it's 13 degrees C... We had unseasonalby hot days before but the big differences within a day are rare.
Forum: The Library Café May 13 2018, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Still here, too. But in monitoring mode :)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Apr 20 2018, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Todd McCaffrey books

After the Fall is Over is not a book by Todd. It was the working title of the last manuscript Anne herself wrote. It was not accepted by publisher DelRey and I hope it will never be published. It...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 16 2018, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Read the facebook message that said you were safe. Of course it wasn't even televised here in Europe as our news never reaches your state :) But glad you are safe! My family in South-Dakota don't...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 11 2018, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Help!

Good job and worthy of the year, being 100 years after the end of the Great War.
Forum: The Library Café Apr 10 2018, 04:43 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Help!

Peter,

O.V. stands for Oorlogs Vrijwilliger which litterally translates into War Volunteer, so he was a volunteer soldier (not conscripted).
You are correct as the snd class is concerned, 2e...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 30 2018, 03:32 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Good news, Brenda. And good luck at the new station!
Forum: The Library Café Mar 25 2018, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Whoa, VERY nice, Zelandeth!
I'm off to Florence, Italy in the near future and hope it'll be a littel warmer there than at home :)
Forum: The Library Café Mar 20 2018, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

She's a Ming Chun Dragon and calls herself Belora Dan Winters
I think she appears (appeared) on several European conventions and fairs.

https://www.facebook.com/MingchunDragon/
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

But if I could have been a judge and award prizes, these would have been first! (Jenn and skeksis from the Jim Henson movie 'The Dark Crystal'.
...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 04:24 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

This one's good too but not my style.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4359/36673076281_aaf033f8cf_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XSF6UD)IMG_6484a (https://flic.kr/p/XSF6UD) by Hans van der Boom...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 19 2018, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

How about these then, Zelandeth?

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36812727175_b0351504d0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Y61RfF)IMG_9236b (https://flic.kr/p/Y61RfF) by Hans van der Boom...
Forum: The Library Café Mar 3 2018, 09:27 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Welcome back!

You were the one with the full body fur cosplay stuff and such, weren't you? I made some pics of fantastic costumes you'd love at last year's Elf Fantasy Fair.
Forum: The Library Café Feb 20 2018, 04:23 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Whoa, how time flies. I hope she'll be happy there.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Feb 18 2018, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Pern Lives on

No, the idea and manuscript never circulated as far as I know. Ten years ago Anne talked about the manuscript with some fans.
All I will say about it is that it brought Terra and Pern in contact...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 18 2018, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

The house of the owner is being renovated. The MoM server resides there so we could experience difficulties now and then as maybe power goes off and other things. We'll just have to bear with it and...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 18 2018, 03:15 PM
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Forum: The Library Café Feb 17 2018, 05:03 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Pratchett the plagarist

Wyrmberg is the "Dragon Home" featured in The Colour of Magic (https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Book:The_Colour_of_Magic), a magic-infested area where dragons can be created from pure thought....
Forum: The Library Café Feb 9 2018, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

That must have been a great visit, Vyon. I've seen several good documentairies on Weta and what is involved in making a movie but to visit and handle things, even without being allowed to make...
Forum: The Library Café Feb 4 2018, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Hope you'll have further difficulties or troubles, Peter, and be able to search for otter poo for many a year to come, if you were so inclined.
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 24 2018, 08:39 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Pern Lives on

I understood that Todd and Gigi could and would both write Pern but not in the Ninth Pass, so our familiar characters won't be involved.

That was the reason Todd went Third Pass.

I sure as hell...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 22 2018, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: Pern Lives on

Same here, I don't think I'm interested.
Todd more or less spoiled Pern for me.
I'll stick with Anne's stories, thank you.
Forum: Exhibit Hall Jan 21 2018, 10:13 AM
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Fanfic: Weyr Search
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Posted By Hans
Re: Weyr Search

Done, Brenda.
Forum: The Library Café Jan 19 2018, 06:13 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Good luck Brenda. I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 16 2018, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Oh no! I hope you will get it back.
Brings back bad memories of Copenhagen, were they got your wallet and my handheld computer. That was actually the only time in my life abroad or at home that...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 9 2018, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

Argh... I hope chemo will be something positive for him and will do some good, Mara, so you can have some more time together. Sterkte!
Forum: The Library Café Jan 8 2018, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

But Peter's observation is true nonetheless... it's quiet.

Video killed the radio star :)
Facebook killed the forum board culture.

I see it happening everywhere, not only in fandom but with...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 8 2018, 12:22 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

there is no subscription. Cheryl bought the VB program and it's running from one of their own servers. The board might not be updated to the latest version but it'll be here as long as Cheryl doesn't...
Forum: The Library Café Jan 7 2018, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Hans
Re: What is happening

I'm here regularly but do not always post. I think I am the only admin still attending the board for years now. Although it sure was nice to see Anneli post a few days ago!
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