Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:57 pm

It was ever so slightly damp... :shifty: :lol: Most things happened, but we were at the wrong end of town for most of it (but I brought the housemate with me this time to chauffeur me so that was OK ;) ). It was like a convention so far as ambience goes but condensed? :P

The Secret Hogfather ceremony was held in a tea shoppe which ordinarily hold about 50 people - about 200 shoe-horned in there so they ran out of tea and chairs and were sending would-be customers around to collect cups and glasses. The Elves screamed out names and people had to push their way forward to receive their gift so it was a bit like being in the shove of a foot-the-ball game :mrgreen:

The Miss/Mister/It Discworld contest was great fun and the barbarian who got my Hogswatch gift (a nifty green woolly hat with knitted in hogs) wore it with the rest of his cossie complete with massive war hammer and came 5th! :lol: Very good impromptu-ish fan entertainment last night but we left after breakfast so don't know what today was like.

Met WWD briefly in the tea shoppe and shared a table with him and 2 local grannies who go there every week, but are not Pratchett-fans particularly. One of the ladies (72 years young) went to the same primary school as I did in Plymouth - what a small disc! :violin:

Word on the street is that the 2014 convention will likely not be at the Hilton again - there'll be news on that coming out soon and John Hicks was in fine fettle for the Saturday entertainment. I got Turtle Recall, the new Compleat Ankh- Morprok City Guide and Folklore of the Discworld and we'll probably do Hogswatch again next year :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Dotsie » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:35 pm

Glad you enjoyed yourselves :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby michelanCello » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:31 pm

HAPPY - just a bit belated - HOGSWATCH EVERYONE! :D

I got a very personal present from my not-so-secret-Hogfather, which was a HUGE black and white picture of Sjoerd & Me at the DW Convention :D
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Only need to find the place to put it now :lol:
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby pip » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:58 am

Harry and His Hogswatch Hat :D :D :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:40 am

That's so cute! :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby michelanCello » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:25 am

Awwwwwww :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:34 am

Love the way Harry is doing an impression of the OMG cat in that second picture. :lol:
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Selkie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:45 am

Cuter than a very cute thingy!
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Seimimac » Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:33 pm

Mine hasn't arrived yet, but the Hogfather's little helper informs me that it should be here soon. Can't wait! :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Batty » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Harry's also got his finger on the laptop. What a smart little chap he is! :think:
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby pip » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:06 pm

Its not a laptop. Its a pottery wall plaque that we keep on the table (it looks better off the wall) :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:30 pm

What a happy little porker he is! :P

Harry looks good in the hat as well ;)
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Dotsie » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:41 pm

How impossibly cute! :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:32 pm

Cute! :D
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Re: Hogswatch 2012 - Secret Hogfather

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:10 pm

I've had a friend staying for a few days so only just opened my Hogfather gift. Thank you very much

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The turtle moves :D
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