Despite having very little time overall in the last few weeks I discovered a new obsession. Yay! (This is actually a totally un-ironical 'yay' - I *love* new obsessions. New obsessions are like new loves.)
I'm leaving for Worldcon tomorrow and I still have some packing and preparations to do, so I can't write a long entry about my new obsession now, but I've posted quite a few enthused ravings to various message boards, so I can copy some of those and give you a few links.
First, a rec for the series in German:http://www.sf-community.de/forum/showthread.php?t=5110
Another one in German, but not from yours truly:http://filmtagebuch.blogger.de/stories/247699/
Now, a slightly rambling rec in English:http://hellblazer.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=1928
And another one in English, from a board I cannot link to, so I'm copying it here (it's written by me, anyway):( Read more... )
In other news I had a very nice day today, partly packing, and partly geeking out with Nager, Dune, my roommate and another visiting Scaper from the old farscaped mailing list and the sf-community boards. We watched some Doctor Who and then Dune had to leave and the rest of us later made spaghetti with tomato sauce and ate and talked (before I went back to packing again). Then my laptop broke, but at least that means I won't have to carry it to Britain and back. ;-))
As usual I'm afraid of flying... my plane leaves at 19:50 tomorrow, so think of me then and wish me luck.
I've had recurring nightmares about Worldcon recently, mostly about being unprepared for my panels, but yesterday when I finally read through the whole insanely long (99 pages! 99 pages!!!) programme I finally began to feel properly hyped. There's panels and talks on everything, and I do mean everything. Have a look:http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/sched05.htm
There are very few times when there's less than four simultaneous items I would like to see. Arrgh!
So, anyway, I'm looking forward to it immensely now, though I'm also afraid it will be an absolutely exhausting experience and I may need a holiday afterwards. ;-)