Last night lots and lots and lots of people came to Borders - this is the first time that's happened for a number of months and I promised a name check.
I arrived to meet arkady
. We were joined (and I'm going to get the order wrong) by neonchameleon
, helensaysping fluffymark
came and waved at us from a distance, but didn't stay.
It was really good to see people I don't see very often and lovely to meet ksta
. Lots of lovely conversation. Xenu. Must go and look at Wikipedia. Nine of us (compilerbitch
and me) went to Wagamamas for food. I left them to go on and meet someone elsewhere so I've no idea how the evening actually ended, but everyone seemed to be having a good time when I left them.
For reference, Borders is open invitation if you happen to be reading this or know someone else who comes and are in London on a Tuesday evening. However, there are at least two people who attend regularly who at various times do not want to deal with crowds of people they don't know/crowds of people at all. My compromise is that I will try to let them know when I'm expecting new people or people who don't come very often so that they can then decide whether they are feeling up to dealing with crowds on a particular evening. I can't do this if I don't know that people are coming. So, if you're coming/thinking about coming please let me know - I love getting to meet new people and seeing people I don't see very often, so please don't take this as meaning anything other than what I've actually said. You are very welcome to come, but I'd like to be able to warn the people who don't necessarily like crowds in advance.