[LMB] Worldcon 76, and a bit more on Re: Cheddar Cheese (WAS OT:- Points that simmer to the surface....)

Brad Jones brad at kazrak.com
Mon May 21 05:01:51 BST 2018


This will be my first Worldcon.  It's local for us, so going seemed a
no-brainer.

On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 7:54 PM Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm kind of off Worldcon, and would be even if I had the money to go.
>
> The last two Worldcons I made it to were both awfully lonely for me, and
> I...disliked...some things that went on at Sasquan in particular.
>
> On Sun, May 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM, Cally Perry <cally.perry at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >  Is there a "Who's going to Worldcon?" thread somewhere?  I know travel
> to
> > the states isn't popular just now with a lot of the usual suspects, but
> we
> > would love to see whoever is coming!  (We have plane tickets for just the
> > con, so no road trips to Oregon for us, alas.)
> >
> > Once, in a discussion of a maple syrup host(ess) gift to our friends
> > Bridget and Michael in St. Ives, late of Huntingdonshire, we digressed to
> > the topic of all things Vermont, mostly milk and honey.  I said I liked
> > Vermont cheddar.  Bridget said, Well, I'm from Cheddar...
> >
> > *waves*
> > Cally
> >
> > On Sat, May 19, 2018 at 7:03 AM James M. BRYANT G4CLF <james at jbryant.eu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Fred laments that he'll probably never travel there
> > > to get it himself, and would:-
> > >
> > >  >.... like to have a sample of some real Cheddar,
> > >  >i.e.actually from Cheddar.
> > >
> > > Will you be at WorldCon in San Jose, Fred?
> > >
> > > Cheddar cheese traditionally must be made within
> > > 30 mi (48 km) of <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wells_Cathedral>Wells
> > > Cathedral. My grandparents
> > > and aunt qualified for many years and won prizes,
> > > but have all been dead for nearly half a century
> > > so I haven't any of theirs left. But my cousin the
> > > accountant did the books of half the cheesemakers
> > > in this area before he retired, and another
> > > cousin's son-in-law is one of 'em.
> > >
> > > So if reminded at the beginning of August, and it's
> > > not confiscated by the Department of Agriculture,
> > > I'll bring some with me. After all I took 5kg to
> > > Doug and Claudia in Tajikistan last year.
> > >
> > > James
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