Sep. 15th, 2012

chthonya: Eagle owl eye icon (Default)
Just a reminder that this is the last weekend to sign up for [ profile] hp_holidaygen. Sign-ups close midnight PST on Sunday.

We have about 15 people signed up at the moment, with a mix of interests so we should have a good selection of fic to enjoy in December. A few more participants would be most welcome!

Clicking on the banner will take you to the sign-up post:

Sign-up banner for hp_holidaygen fest.  Sign-ups end Sept 16

And much to my surprise, in the process of making the banner I seem to have drawn fanart! Not that I'd compare my wee elf to the stunning creations of our talented artists, but we all have to start somewhere, and to be honest I've seen worse.Read more... )


Sep. 15th, 2012 08:41 pm
chthonya: Eagle owl eye icon (Default)
Well, in the end I took the plunge and bought a ticket yesterday.

I don't feel entirely comfortable about that decision, but it feels better than not doing so, which would have effectively put off the decision until February and left me feeling defeated over the dark months. This way I am affirmed my intention to be there and have something to look forward to over the winter. I'm not guaranteeing I'll be there though until I buy my air ticket, and that likely won't be until after Christmas unless the fares start shooting up. (Has anyone any experience as to the liklihood of that?)

So I should probably start doing something about costume, rather than just thinking about it. Those of you who are local, or know the area at that time of year - how cold is it likely to be (indoors and out)? How many layers would you recommend planning for?

Co-incidentally, someone told me today about a graduate trainee librarian position that's local to me. I've tried applying for them before - once back in 2006 when I first started thinking seriously about librarianship as a career, and once last year which got me an interview but sadly not a job at the Bodleian library. I'd come to the conclusion that perhaps I should give up on trying to prepare for library school that way, but I may give this a go - I'd be giving up the job security I have where I am, but it's full time so at least for the next year money would be less strained. Which would make the MISTI-con trip feel less idiotic, and hopefully also enable me to save for study and help me set up home if I manage to move.

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