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Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (---.range86-177.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 30, 2010 06:15PM

We had a wonderful time at the 1985 Fforde Ffiesta.

Thank you to everyone who came new and old friends alike - who made it fun to be at.

I missed you Mr & Mrs Skids and Wheelbent.

There were many lobsters hiding around the hotel.

Strontium Goat did their pre union gig at the Gala Dinner

Taj Mahals were built

Lobster Space Invaders were pelted with water bombs

Hamlet defeated the Zombies with the help of the Legion of Danvers who themselves held a cracking marching display.

Frankie Savloy wowed us with Name that Fruit.

The Hamlet Soliloquy was recited in 37 seconds with a group reading in German.
Grey Angst poems were lamented.

Two chapters of One of Our Thursdays is Missing was read by Jasper.

We even started to plot the next one!

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Ptolemy (---.range86-150.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 30, 2010 08:00PM

I think the 23 marching Mrs Danvers clones set a new world record, didn't it? The bearded ones looked particularly fetching, I thought.

The 1985-themed village fete was popular as well, especially the Extreme Knitting.

The Gala Dinner was a highlight of the weekend for me - the hotel seemed to really pull the stops out for that one. Great value for money, I thought, when you consider it was included as part of the overall ticket price. All the hotel staff (a.k.a. "Greys") throughout the weekend were worthy of praise, but the waitress who recommended the mushroom stroganoff as an accompaniment for the chilli-con-carne and rice was especially noteworthy, particularly when she topped it off with a Jaffa Cake. Brilliant.

Strontium Goat's performance was just awful. Sorry, did I say awful? Awesome - that's it.

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (---.range86-177.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 30, 2010 08:20PM

I thought the drummer was especially good

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: May 30, 2010 08:36PM

Pictures here:
[www.youtube.com]

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: steeljam (---.range86-147.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 30, 2010 10:07PM

Got home OK. As I was on a motorbike I was very pleased the forecast rain didn't appear however the wind was very string and I found myself fighting hard to keep the bike straight.
The whole event was brilliant. I applaude the Fforganisers and the other attendees.
I felt it was like a wedding or funeral - bit of a far flung family getting together remaking aquaintances.
I was very pleased to regain my Feeding the Dodo crown (well a knitted Dodo and marshmallows and to win the Mycroft's Shed award.
Truely a wonderful weekend. I have already booked for next year (and even Tuesday Next).
Photos to follow (I took over 1000).

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Joint winner Colouring Competition 2007
and outright winner of the 3 time winner of the Ffestival Dodo Feeding competition.
Fforde Ffiesta Ffotos are here - [www.flickr.com]

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: rentawitch (---.client.stsn.net)
Date: May 30, 2010 11:17PM

Great weekend!! Not quite over yet. The Dead Dodo party continues.

Thank you to all for a fabuloso weekend!!!

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: rentawitch (---.client.stsn.net)
Date: May 31, 2010 07:07AM

Great weekend!! Not quite over yet. The Dead Dodo party continues.

Thank you to all for a fabuloso weekend!!!

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Ptolemy (---.range86-150.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 31, 2010 08:01AM

Geg, those photos are fabulous! Is there more of your work available on Flickr?

Missing the DeVere's breakfasts right now. Rentawitch, have some of their gorgeous black pudding for me, would you?

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (---.range86-177.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 31, 2010 10:48AM

I agree with Ptoly, the pictures are brilliant and it was good to put a face to a name Geg

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Bickaxe (---.range86-129.btcentralplus.com)
Date: May 31, 2010 02:29PM

What a great weekend. Really enjoyed the Lego, not played with that stuff ffor years.

And now I have a whole year of listening to that soliloquy as Nathalie tries to beat her time...joy! <----insert sarcasm here.

Can't wait for next year.

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: rentawitch (91.104.35.---)
Date: May 31, 2010 07:09PM

The whole weekend was great.
There are already ideas for a piece of Shakespeare..... heh heh..

I must come up with thinner costumes if I am to get more in one case :)

And I might just try and learn that sililoquy........

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: rentawitch (---.dsl.easynet.co.uk)
Date: June 02, 2010 10:43AM

[www.filmsite.org]

Check this out.... Inspiration for the Ffiesta

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: SteveCluck (---.lightspeed.dybhfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 03, 2010 01:28AM

Hey all,
Just a quick note. I've survived the rest of my trip across London. Managed three shows in two nights (Love Never Dies, 39 Steps, and Priscella). Quite a trip, thanks for the memories. Looking forward to the next Ffiesta.
Steve Cluck

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: rentawitch (---.dsl.easynet.co.uk)
Date: June 03, 2010 02:11PM

How was Priscilla? I still haven't seen that.
Have a safe trip home. See you next year!
Kris

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: steeljam (---.range86-141.btcentralplus.com)
Date: June 06, 2010 04:48PM

Finally edited my photos.
THey are based on the Shades of Grey book.
[www.flickr.com]

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Joint winner Colouring Competition 2007
and outright winner of the 3 time winner of the Ffestival Dodo Feeding competition.
Fforde Ffiesta Ffotos are here - [www.flickr.com]

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: August 31, 2010 12:57PM

So, will there be another Ffiesta? And if so, where will it be and in what year? I vote that it take place in the colour blue and in the year of the Wombat.

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (---.range86-179.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 19, 2010 10:37PM

Egon - the next one will be 28-29 May 2011 at the De Vere (will be revamped and renamed under the Village group of hotels) in Swindon. It will take place in 1968. The tickets will be on sale at the end of October

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: September 20, 2010 09:15AM

Hmm. Highly dependent on my softballing woman's plans...

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: Lycanthra Pod (---.range86-179.btcentralplus.com)
Date: September 24, 2010 12:27AM

Tell her Johnny Depp/Brad Pitt will be there, that might work

Re: Post Fforde Ffiesta 2010
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: September 24, 2010 10:22AM

I'll try DiCaprio too. It would be a relief from the grind of thesis-writing.

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