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Lee Justices Virtual Tour Of Brentford
04 Apr 2006

Lee Justice who wrote the Guide to Robert rankins Brentford has agreed to give a virtual tour of the borough, usimng photographs that even Robert Rankin couldn't believe.

The Talk will be part of a one day event, called Plokta.conm pi the Dangercon. Details of teh overall event are bellow.

WE may print some of teh original paper guide for teh talk, but teh feature will be the various photos and knowledge that has made Lee Justice a considerable epxpert on the subject.

Flick and James present... pi: The Dangercon.

Date: Saturday 27 May 2006.

Time: 12 noon to 12 midnight.

Place: The Horseshoe Inn, 26 Melior Street, London SE1 3QP.

Price: 3 entry fee (2.50 for students).

This will be a one-day mini-con in aid of the League of Fan Funds,

combining the best of the ideas, atmosphere and spirit of previous

plokta.con and Dangercon events.

The event is timed to coincide with the close of voting in the 2006 race

for the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund (TAFF), giving attendees in the UK a

last opportunity to vote as well as hearing the winner announced on the

night. There will be a selection of science fictional discussions on

various subjects, as well as more light-hearted items, and a sprinkling

of fun throughout. Guest speakers will be announced later. We have

booked both indoor and outdoor space at the venue for our exclusive use

for the day; there is also a public bar to which we will have normal

access.

TAFF was created in 1953 for the purpose of providing funds to bring

well-known and popular fans, familiar to those on both sides of the

ocean, across the Atlantic. It exists solely through the support of

science fiction fandom. The current race will send a European delegate

to the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, LACon IV; the candidates

are Bug (Bridget Bradshaw), (1/2r) Arthur Cruttenden and Sparks (Mike

Rennie). Some of the funds raised from the 27 May event will go directly

to TAFF, as well as all the fees from votes cast in this race.

Dangercon has been run by too many different committees to credit, at

irregular intervals for longer than we care to remember, often in

Croydon mostly by Robert Newman. There have been three previous

conventions, run by the Plokta Cabal who are sure you

haven't forgotten that their fanzine _Plokta_ has won a Hugo Award as

well as some Novas. The League of Fan Funds (LFF) is the unofficial

umbrella organisation for fan funds operating in the UK (including

TAFF); its current members are Alison Scott, Claire Brialey and Flick.

The LFF, the Plokta Cabal and the organisers of previous Dangercons

disclaim all responsibility for James Bacon, who is the current European

administrator of TAFF which therefore can't help it.

The Horseshoe Inn is a short walk from London Bridge station (which is

served by the Northern and Jubilee Underground lines as well as national

and local rail services). It has a good selection of beers, including

draught Leffe (2 per glass) and Bombardier (2.50 per pint). The pub

also serves a good selection of food, cooked on site and averaging about

6 for a main course, with five vegetarian options on the regular menu.

Food will be available from noon until 10pm.

Fans may already be familiar with the pub: the League of the Non-Aligned

(LOTNA) and the English Music Session meet there regularly; it was once

the venue for monthly meetings of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha, although it has

been nicely refurbished since then.

More information about organisations mentioned:

TAFF: www.taff.org.uk

League of Fan Funds: www.astralpole.org

Plokta: www.plokta.com


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