DefCon 6, YCPAN

Last weekend was pretty chill, John was freshly back from a work trip to Irkutsk and a little jetlagged so we mostly took it easy. On Sunday we took the train down the road a short distance to Totton and had a look at Defcon 6, a little comic-con which we also visited last year. It’s a one-room affair held in the Empire Hall there. A bunch of dealers selling random stuff, some local groups hosting tables and showing off their dalek and R2-D2 builds and so on.

We bought a couple of small things, checked out some excelled cosplay, and generally enjoyed being nerdy for a couple of hours. Sadly this is their last year, I guess the city council support hasn’t been great.

The rest of the day was chill, John was still pretty jet lagged, and then on Sunday we went to the Festival of the Spoken Nerd: You Can’t Polish a Nerd. It was fun, more science than pop culture – which was very much right for the audience. I enjoyed the recursive video experiments and objects of constant width.

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