Jun. 19th, 2008 12:42 pm
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My abstract got accepted to the Whoniverse Conference!

I'm on the technology panel, which rocks.

This means I'm a) officially an A-1 nerd and b) officially an academic!  I might also be c) officially insane, because the conference is in Cardiff.  But I'm also d) looking for flights to Wales, and they're not that pricy.

I've got months and months to prepare, and to figure out what the heck one does when one presents* at a conference ([personal profile] thucyken , [profile] piratefanatic : expect many emails), and plan another day of standing in line at the RSC to buy tickets to see David Tennant in Love's Labours Lost on the tail-end of its run.  Hey, a girl can dream.

[profile] whoniverse_conf  has updates about the conference.

I'm going to run around and tell everyone at the office now.  :D

*about the convergence of avant-garde and commercial forms of electronic music in the early days of the medium; more accurately the way the work of the BBC's Radiophonic Workshop (peopled by innovators and then-cutting-edge sound artists) reached a large audience through being the ambient noise and background music of classic Doctor Who episodes...

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Date: 2008-06-19 05:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wicked-g.livejournal.com

My friends go to school in Cardiff, and there are actually road signs with Daleks on them...tres amusant, non?

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Date: 2008-06-19 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
No wai. That is too cool! Funny thing is I'm going to be in Cardiff exactly one month from today... I'll have to do Dalek road sign hunting when I'm there. :D

And yes: excitement! I've been bouncing around the office all afternoon.


Date: 2008-06-19 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryandv.livejournal.com
you madam are on a roll. I knew that faint echo of a squee came from a york office vicinity...if only i can see the flailing...


Date: 2008-06-19 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
On something, anyway. :D

There is flailing, and moderate happy-dancing. I'm starting my academic career with this. Still not getting over the fact that it all might actually happen. Whee!

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Date: 2008-06-19 08:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serrico.livejournal.com
YAY, YOU! \o/ That is excellent. I wish I could go see you present! (You may have to come visit me and give a private pre-conference presentation. Ooo, I can be your dress rehearsal!)

I have the smartest friends in the WORLD! *twirls*

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Date: 2008-06-20 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Thanks! I wish you could come too... though I don't see why not, I mean, it's just in Wales.

I would be more than happy to inflict practice my presentation on/for you. If the conference is in November, I should have something pulled together by... Halloween-ish? Pencil me in?

*twirls, too* Watch out: it's the unstoppable horde (monstrous regiment?) of dangerously overeducated fangirls! :D

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Date: 2008-06-21 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Found out more info about the conference: there will be a walking tour of the locations (hee!) and both Paul Cornell and Robert Shearman will reportedly be on panels.

Are you suuuuuure you can't come along? (Yes, I know, now I'm just being cruel.)

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Date: 2008-06-20 12:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hoskie.livejournal.com

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Date: 2008-06-20 02:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com

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Date: 2008-06-20 12:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] piratefanatic.livejournal.com

Bring on the questions and editing and whatever you need. I'm happy to help!

And I'll bet you could snag one of the reserved tickets before hand, since November isn't exactly prime tourist season.


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Date: 2008-06-20 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Actually, they're all sold out. Crazy how casting someone famous will do that to your sales...

And my first reaction was, "COOL" and the second reaction was "OMG NEW THING HOW DO I DO THIS?"

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Date: 2008-06-21 12:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] guitarromantic.livejournal.com
Congrats!! I bestow upon thee the official crown of nerddom.

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Date: 2008-06-21 01:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naturelf.livejournal.com
Hee! Thanks! (It's funnier than you think because I've just finished reading a mediocre* version of the Arthur stories...)

Also, if you're going to be around London July 20-24th-ish, we could totally hang out.

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