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Nine Worlds 2015: Day Two

August 8th, 2015 (10:17 pm)

Technology problems mean that this is being written on a phone rather than a laptop... But it's all wonderful, despite my not being able to get into a panel this evening on the fantasy of white history - I've come across a black West Indian Anglican clergyman in Bath and Wells diocese in the 1690s and would have liked to have thrown him into the mix. Instead, I attended a Star Trek novels panel, which was informative and fun though I'm not familiar with very many of the characters post-TNG so didn't get all the Garak jokes. Earlier, the Doctor Who panels were huge successes, particularly that on transhumanism where I think every seat was filled, and also the earlier session on Peter Capaldi's Doctor, or Lord Peter as two of the panellists chose to call him... The historical movies panel was good, too, with much to reflect on about what a historical film is and how 'period' drama can be read, but presented in a way which could in no way be considered dry... Oh, and I took photographs for some witches.

Tomorrow, much more including a panel which I've been specifically asked go attend...

Also posted at http://sir-guinglain.dreamwidth.org/2015/08/08/nine-worlds-2015-day-two.html.


Posted by: White Hart (white_hart)
Posted at: August 8th, 2015 09:28 pm (UTC)

The fantasy of white history panel was pretty good (I got there early as I wanted to sit down somewhere and eat my sandwich!), though there ended up not being any time for questions as the panellists were all really engaged in their discussion.

It was good to see you briefly!

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 8th, 2015 09:42 pm (UTC)

That's good to know... And it was good to see you!

Posted by: heliopausa (heliopausa)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 06:38 am (UTC)

The 1690s cleric sounds interesting! I'm sorry you didn't get to tell the story in that session. The historical films session, too. It's great hearing about it, even! :)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 10:23 pm (UTC)

I'd like to do some research about him; I only know him as a footnote in the battle between Richard Kidder, bishop of Bath and Wells in the 1690s, and those of his clergy who were still loyal to his deprived predecessor, Thomas Ken.

Posted by: heliopausa (heliopausa)
Posted at: August 11th, 2015 11:16 am (UTC)

I know these things take time, but I'd very much like to hear what you turn up! :)

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 08:00 am (UTC)

Perhaps you could do a post or news story about him? He sounds interesting!

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 08:33 am (UTC)


Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 10:26 pm (UTC)

I will see what I can do! (See comments to heliopausa and bunn)

Edited at 2015-08-09 10:26 pm (UTC)

Posted by: wellinghall (wellinghall)
Posted at: August 10th, 2015 10:40 am (UTC)


Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: August 9th, 2015 10:25 pm (UTC)

Yes, I think he was, but I've not found out any more beyond a footnote so far, which places his detractors as supporters of the nonjuring bishop of Bath and Wells, Thomas Ken, against the incumbent 'supplanter' Richard Kidder, who was thought to be too close to Presbyterians.