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One for john_callaghan: The Travellers

Had a good night in London yesterday with andre_powell, kentonuk, laniel, john_callaghan, kowt, meryc and royan, the occasion being the celebration of royan and redshira's impending nuptials. Food at Papageno's near Covent Garden was slightly uninspired pan-Ottoman fare; I've had better Greek/Turkish food elsewhere, and the service left something to be desired, as did the 12.5% service charge automatically added to the bill. Looking at customer reviews here, it seems that I'm not alone. That said, this didn't dampen our spirits; I certainly think that we'd have been hard-pushed to find anything better in central London on a Saturday night at short notice.

Anyway, to carry on from a conversation with JC - Mark Harrison's (not that one) collected Travellers strips from the pages of White Dwarf are available here. They're not complete, and sadly don't include the suburbia finale that we were talking about, which was the conclusion to the third story ("The Travellers in... Shadows"). However, this third story does appear in the Pirata Publications reprint that I mentioned, though the photocopy reproduction is so lousy that it's hard to make out much of the detail.

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Bloody hell - it really is a small world. redshira is someone I've met on numerous occasions...

There are only a dozen people in the world (and half of them are goths).

Thanks for the link! I had a fine time also. After we left there we went for a drink outside the NFT.

Don't be too hard on Papageno's - the decor is almost worth the price alone and starting a six-piece band next to tables when people are having conversations is conversation-worthy in itself. And remember that it wasn't until we'd sent the bill back that they charged us for the food!

The Predator-style icon is used here because the photo was actually taken in Papageno's.

The six-piece band playing Brazil was very nearly the highpoint of the restaurant for me. I was sorely tempted to request Girl from Ipanema, just to see what it sounded like when arranged for guitars and accordions.

Nice to see there's people I know from the old days on LJ. I tried joining newwords many years back but I never seemed to work.

Hello out there to all the old fogies from the early 90's from Chris who never went to Warwick but treated it as a country club.

There's an awful lot of us about...

(besides which, you're as much a Warwicker as the rest of us)

Thanks for the warm thought, hopefully we may meet again in the near future. Perhaps at Game on?

There's a pretty informal and rather excellent biannual weekend gaming event that I've been going to for the past couple of years (I was introduced to it by meryc, who is married to my ex-housemate and Warwick contemporary hsb - Heather). The next one is in the Spring (8th-12th March), and will take place in Belper (Derbyshire).


I may just consider that, is there space in the house or does it require a local hotel?

We've been gradually expanding (currently 30-odd people), and currently fill three houses. There were sufficient beds for everyone this time, but until we know numbers for the spring we won't be able to guarantee this.

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