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Back from Diacon Alley after a day of sleep, and with a heavy heart because it was awesome, and it's already over.

I got to meet so many wonderful people again or for the first time, and I treasure every moment of it! I'll probably have to sneak around and friend a few unsuspecting souls in the near future :).

It was the perfect con really - a *lot* of Potter fandomers, but small enough not to feel overwhelming, one strand of programming so you didn't have to make hard choices, with a venue close enough together not to scatter people too badly. Plus, I just love staying in student accommodations because you get a *desk*. Everything in life is easier with a desk!

The programming itself was excellent. I particularly loved the women- and fandom specific panels, which gave me a lot of things to think about and quite a few insistent plot bunnies.

We got to go see DH2 by Knight Bus, and it is a pretty damn good movie, although I think I liked the first part a bit better. And we had the victory ball where everything from costumes to dinner to atmosphere was just perfect.

And best of all, there was a fifth column of Alex Rider fans among the crowd, so we got to have a meetup and lots of chatting about my two favourite fandoms ever all at once :).

I spent the Monday wandering around Canterbury, visiting their great Roman Museum, sitting in a street cafe writing Minerva/Alecto 7th year fic, and got back to E-Town at midnight after finally finished my long-term WiP on the train.

Still exhausted now, but very happy and grateful!

Date: 2011-07-27 11:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ariadneelda
I liked the first part of DH a lot better, too.

But most importantly, it was awesome seeing you again. :D *squishes you through the internet* (I did get your comment to my post but can't reply since stupid LJ is down for me - again. Can't go friend all the people I want to either, argh.)

Date: 2011-07-27 06:04 pm (UTC)
lokifan: Diacon Alley icon (Diacon)
From: [personal profile] lokifan
:DDDD

I am so, so happy that you had such a good time! Both because OMG WE ACTUALLY DID IT AND PEOPLE LIKED IT, and because you specifically enjoyed yourself ♥

Also, Minerva/Alecto 7th-year fic from you?! *yeeeearns*

Congrats on finishing the WiP!

Date: 2011-07-27 08:23 pm (UTC)
lokifan: black Converse against a black background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lokifan
The atmosphere was genuinely the best bit - I love our members. And actually, beyond some moments of stress, it was miraculously actually a really fun weekend for everyone on the committee. :D

Date: 2011-07-27 06:46 pm (UTC)
tuawahine: Tuawahine (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuawahine
Well done on finding the Roman Museum. Daisee and I went round in circles until we gave up last week. :P

It was great finally meeting you. And everybody else. (And damn you LJ, I have people to friend. *growl*)

Yay for completed WIP! Also, Minerva/Alecto 7th year fic? *wants*

Date: 2011-07-29 12:20 am (UTC)
inkweaver: Baby Harry in Philosopher's Stone (Just_Harry)
From: [personal profile] inkweaver
Diacon was great!! I'm so happy I got to have it as my 'first con'. It was so friendly and cosy and interesting all at the same time.

The Alex Rider meetup was fantastic! AR people rule ;-)

I also prefer DH part 1, I think, but then I never was a big fan of book 7 in its whole.

I'm so happy to have met you :-)

PS I just read your 'A Fragile Thing', old Harry/Lucius story and I thought it was AMAZING!!! More elaborate review later, I think :-)

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