Off to Newcastle

Tomorrow I’ll be off to a conference in Newcastle: “Feminism & Popular Culture” (and it looks as if they have invited only female speakers …). Initially, I thought Newcastle was this big, ugly industrial city and thus, was extremely happy when I found out last week that this is not the case. They’ve got a medieval part (complete with castle) (well, with a name like “Newcastle” I should have expected a castle — duh! *head desk*) and are not too far from the sea, which means I’m going to spent a day on the beach (probably not sunbathing, though *g*). If possible, I’ll also visit Alnwick Castle, which is nearby: I based the library of Troy’s estate in THE LILY BRAND on Alnwick Castle, so of course I have visit it this week!

Another lovely thing about this trip to Newcastle: I’m going to meet LauraV from Teach Me Tonight for the very first time! Yay!

So, all in all, I’m faintly optimistic that it’s going to be a wonderful trip. (But I’m sure I’ve already mentioned that things tend to go wrong when I travel … urghs … at the moment I worry that it might be the hotel, that the reservation hasn’t come through or that the hotel is downright horrible) (And I’ll be all alone!!!! Waaaaaargh!) (No, no, it’s going to be good. I’m sure. Yes, indeed!)

3 thoughts on “Off to Newcastle

  1. Laura Vivanco

    I’m looking forward to it too, though I’ve had a cold and ended up losing my voice. I hope I can find it by Saturday, which is when I’ll be in Newcastle. I should have got in touch earlier, but now I’ll have to scrutinise the new photos on your webpage and then try and spot you on the day 😉

  2. Sandra Schwab

    Seeley/Jenn, I will, I will! I also plan to do some audio clips from Newcastle for the podcast. 🙂

    Laura, I’ll go to the Queer Television panel Saturday morning, so maybe we can narrow down the search this way. And don’t worry, should your voice fail you, you can always hand me the notes for your paper and I’ll do it for you. Or you’ll just have to pour endless litres of hot tea down your throat. It really works wonders. Try the Aryuvedan “Throat Comfort Tea”, if you can find it!

    I’m so looking forward to finally meeting you in Newcastle!

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