It was Pam Wells' fault. She came back from Corflu determined to bring Gary Farber, Usenet BNF and ex-Worldcon eminence grizzly, to Novacon. So on July 21st we're holding a garden fête at 13, Lindfield Gardens, Hampstead as a fund-raising event. More details of this momentous event follow. If you're in the area, why not drop in and make a fool of yourself for a good cause? And if you're in the US, isn't it worth a small donation to get rid of Gary for a while? If you want to send us a dollar cheque, please make it payable to Roger Robinson.
Felix mine, I'll lick his...
Raising Funds to Bring Gary Farber to Novacon. Sunday July 21, 13 Lindfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3, 2pm till Dusk. Our exciting games and activities will include:
...And Many More!!!!!!
Full report with pictures in the next issue of Plokta...
Indoors if wet
Q. So who is Gary Farber, anyway?
A. He's a US fan and denizen of the Usenet newsgroups rec.arts.sf.fandom and alt.fandom.cons.
He's also done loads of fanzines, been vice chair of a Worldcon and is a really cool
bloke; but he doesn't have enough money to finance a trip over here.
Q. So, who's behind Farber Day?
A. The entire "Bring Gary Farber to Novacon" campaign is being
orchestrated by Bridget Hardcastle, Alison Scott and Pam Wells.
A. Because as well as all that other stuff, he's also a terrific flirt.
Q. Isn't this what TAFF's supposed to be for?
A. Yes, but we don't see a problem with a bit of free enterprise fund
raising as well. Besides, Gary lost a TAFF race before any of us were born.
Q. How do you plan to make money if admission to the fête is free?
A. Because we intend to charge you for everything else, of course. Bring lots of spare change.
Q. How much money do you need?
A. Quite a lot -- about £500. Bring large notes.
Q. So how do I get there?
A. Tube to Hampstead or Finchley Road, then use an A-Z or the maps on the station wall.
If coming by car, you can park on the street, ignoring what
it says about residents' parking - this only applies Monday to Saturday.
Sue also did us a picture involving erotic use of a cucumber, but it was too
tasteless even for Plokta.
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