Great meet-up last night in London, one of our best attended with 30 people there at one point. Good to see faces old and new. I chatted with Lord Jo Favourite Spearwife about some exciting ideas and plans for TitanCon - more on that as and when we can reveal the details.
It was about 9.20 when Laura Pradelska (Qaithe) and Amrita Acharia (Irri) arrived. I'm not sure they knew what they'd let themselves in for and might have been a bit overwhelmed by the reception, but they were lovely and wanted to know all about the BWB, how we met, what we do when we get together. They were interested and interesting as well. And they wanted to meet and chat with everyone, happy to be in photos with us - like this one. It was nice to put a face to Qaithe, see what's beneath the mask. I had a chat with Amrita about our mutual friend in LA Jake Stormoen. But they had an early start the next morning so they left about 10.30, Laura had to drag Amrita away in the end.
It was at this point I found out we had two gatecrashers with us. MC Geek had tweeted Mitch Benn to say our party was the best in town and he should come join us, and he did! Bringing horror writer Sarah Pinborough along with him. They were both lovely and it was really nice to meet them.
About half an hour after Laura and Amrita left us Miltos Yerolemou arrived, exhausted but he made it as promised. He'd just come off stage from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe show where he is appearing as Ginarrbrik, the Ice Queen's evil dwarf henchman, although he plays it as a comic character. He chatted with some fans and did well to stay on his feet because he was really tired after all the wirework and jumping around he does in this production. Miltos left about quarter to midnight and I went soon after, getting home just after 1 am.
Good times and hopefully we'll do it again soon.
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