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Cons, Watching, Reading


This will be a busy Con year for me.

Among other bits of news, I've recently heard that tickets for the amazing, the fantastic, the unbelievable TitanCon have just gone on sale. If you love Game of Thrones, or Belfast, or Science Fiction, or goats, then this is as groovy a con as you can expect to find. Buy your tickets now and make sure you're in Belfast on September 12th.

But the next Con I'll be attending is a brand new one for me and everybody else involved. I absolutely can't wait to hie myself over to Luxembourg -- yes, you heard me correctly -- Luxembourg, for the first ever LuxCon. I plan to make a fool of myself in French and English and bits and pieces of other things. This should be something really special. It's all happening in an old shoe factory on 29-30 March.


The Vikings raided TV screens in the US last year, so, it's a shame it took Irish channels so long to bring the series to the country in which it was made! It's solid Norse entertainment with a few lovely touches and great atmosphere. I'm only halfway through the series, so, spoilers will result in berserker behaviour on my part.

House of Cards, like Gandalf, always appears precisely when it means to. That is the joy of Netflix! I had to do a rewatch of season one in order to remember what was going on. I enjoyed it very much, especially the final episode that had left me so cold first time around. And then... holy moly! The first episode of season 2 was a real stormer! Can't wait to watch the rest.

Up next, will be True Detective. Episode 1 just aired here the other night. I have recorded it...


First Man in Rome by Colleen McCoullagh has been on my radar forever. Now, that I've finally got around to reading it, I'm finding it very enjoyable. My only quibble is that some of the plotting seems rather too convenient.

Nothing Else.

Honestly, life is quiet here, with much cowering from vengeful storms and starving Norks. I will return soon with some very entertaining posts on the nature of meaning and enlightenment and stuff.


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Feb. 24th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
I think House of Cards season 2 was even better than the fist, and True Detective? Holy Moley, get ready. I can hardly stand the tension in this one, one of the best ever.
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
I'm up to episode 6 of HoC season 2. Great so far! I think I'll save True Detective until I've reached the end. It is possible to have too much of a good thing :)
Feb. 25th, 2014 02:19 am (UTC)
Indeed. Don't spoil yourself with quality entertainment.
Feb. 25th, 2014 08:49 am (UTC)
Heaven forbid! :-D
Feb. 24th, 2014 07:08 pm (UTC)
Apparently, it's a different House of Cards, so...
I couldn't possibly comment.
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:26 pm (UTC)
I saw that one too :) I have to say, I think the US version is the superior of the two, although both were great.
Feb. 24th, 2014 09:46 pm (UTC)
see you at luxcon!
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
Excellent! My French has deteriorated again :(
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:17 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that things are going well and are peaceful, notwithstanding starving Norks. How many languages do you speak, anyway?
Feb. 24th, 2014 11:24 pm (UTC)
Four. But they weaken constantly unless maintained!
Feb. 25th, 2014 06:11 am (UTC)
Vikings was grand! Although discovering it after the USA, at least I was aware of it before Ireland and promptly watched the entire first season in the span of 5 days!
Feb. 25th, 2014 08:49 am (UTC)
You glutton!

And good to see you again, sort of ;)
Feb. 25th, 2014 08:03 pm (UTC)
I hate you for going to many cons...

But that's ok, because I have once again contracted to have you killed in an embarrassing way at one. This time, my killer robots will not fail.
Feb. 25th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Robots? Ah, so that's what those were. I think I stood on them...
Feb. 26th, 2014 01:16 pm (UTC)
Drat, I should have listened to the guy when he told me to super-size.
Feb. 26th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Believe me, even after super-sized robots I still feel hungry ;)
Feb. 25th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Not coming to Norcon 27? Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Feb. 25th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)
Sadly not :(
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:55 am (UTC)
Will you be at EasterCon, or at least ShamroKon? ;-)
Feb. 27th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
I will definitely be at Shamrokon. EasterCon is unlikely, I'm afraid :(
Mar. 11th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
Aw, what a pity you can't go to EasterCon. :-(

I'll be at Norcon 27 this week end, can't wait! I have even taken a day off work to go. :-D
Mar. 11th, 2014 09:27 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoy it! LuxCon should be my first of the year in a very big year!
Mar. 11th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)
And you will write us full reports from all cons, aye?
Mar. 11th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)
I am not as diligent as you are. I will write small reports :)
Mar. 12th, 2014 07:59 pm (UTC)
But! But! But!
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