Monday, 7 October 2013

Blythecon UK 2013

I had the absolute pleasure of being in Glasgow this Saturday for Blythecon UK - after a few super stressful months where it was still up in the air whether or not I would make it. I did make it, in the end, after a very early start and a lot of sneezing. (When in doubt, just assume I'm ill. I'm always ill. The rhinovirus has been my near constant companion since my thyroid took early retirement. I am so sorry if I sneezed on you!)

I bought myself a new DSLR at the start of 2013, which can take videos (whereas my old one couldn't.) Seeing as how my 2011 BCUK video was apparently quite well received - I am not linking to that embarrassment of a video, it still exists on the internet if you are bothered enough to hunt it down - I thought I'd give it another go, but with my DSLR instead of my phone.

I hope you guys like it! I was basically wandering round all day sneezing and shaking, so I'm amazed the footage is watchable. I wasn't prepared for the intricacies of manually focusing a video, or how heavy DSLRs are when you've got the ill sweats and things keep slipping out your fingers. (I know, so attractive.) Thank you so much to everyone who let me point my camera at them ominously! You're all adorable.

When I got home and tried to move the files from my camera to laptop, something happened (we have no idea what) and they all disappeared. I could've cried! Thankfully, magic Gavin magicked it better because he is magical. I was far too feverish to understand what he was doing but he managed to restore nearly everything, and I was able to put this video together in-between my pitiful swan queen sneezing and moaning yesterday. (I don't like being ill. I'm really bad at it.)

Anyway, here it is! Thank you everyone for a really lovely day and a thousand million apologies for spreading my lergy. It was a really cute, cosy con and I 'm so glad I managed to make it. Hope to see you all next year!

alice xox

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