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Well, I made it to Dublin. My hotel does not have a business center, so I am typing this at an internet cafe on the banks of the Liffey. BWB dinner tomorrow night, and Octocon this weekend.

The trip was gruelling, as ever. Where are the rocket planes I was promised in my youth?

Glad I'm here.


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Oct. 13th, 2010 10:18 am (UTC)
Welcome to Dublin. Hope you enjoy the say and Octocon.
Peter Dunne
Oct. 13th, 2010 10:24 am (UTC)
Welcome to Dublin!
Welcome George, hope you have a great time!
Oct. 13th, 2010 10:28 am (UTC)
Hi There,

At one point you thought you were going to make a brief foray into London and perhaps other cities in the UK. Is that still on your to-do list, or have the other destinations been dropped?

Would love to get a chance to meet you if you happen to be sticking around for a bit! But, given everything that's been going on, I know I - and the rest of your fans in the UK - will understand if you are no longer able to make it.


Oct. 13th, 2010 10:34 am (UTC)
"Where are the rocket planes I was promised in my youth?"

Here, but it'll cost you a pretty penny ($200,000 round trip), and I don't think they've yet opened a route to Dublin... ;)
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
Welcome to Paradise! Hope to see you (and everybody!) at the dinner tomorrow evening.
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
We had rocket planes, sorta, but the Concorde wasn't able to make enough money.

On the other hand, we've got voice-activated personal communicators that were the stuff of those stories you read. One technology at a time.

Besides - I'm not sure I want flying cars. Rush hour traffic is already bad enough in two dimensions - I'm not quite ready to be run off the side of the sky by someone not trying to talk, eat and *fly* at the same time.
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Rocket planes are still in design
But we do have laptops today :P
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
You should add another tag to that - "time-travel".
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
NASA crashed your rocket plane!
Oct. 13th, 2010 11:48 am (UTC)
The trip was gruelling, as ever. Where are the rocket planes I was promised in my youth?

Well, Robert Langdon used Lockheed Martin X-33 in "Angels and Demons" so you might try that next time :)

PS. Visit the Jameson distillery if you're into whisky.
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Well, since you're posting from November 12, a month in the future, I'd guess your plane traveled a bit faster than you maybe thought. If faster than sound travel is supersonic, would faster than time travel be superchronic?

Cripes, we just finished celebrating (Canadian) thanksgiving, and you're already a day past Remembrance Day!

Anyhow, enough about date glitches in the system - enjoy your trip & I hope you make it back from the future safely.

PS. They finally aired the new "Raven" teaser on HBO Canada last Sunday (first time I saw it anyhow) and wow, I thought I was already completely stoked...
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:41 pm (UTC)
November the 12th?
And you managed to travel to the future!, tell us, what can we expect at that time?
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:43 pm (UTC)
Apparently going to Dublin put you 1 month into the future. Wild.
Oct. 13th, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
I left Dublin yesterday! I saw you were going to the Con and I am sad I missed it :( Dublin's weather was fantastic, I hope you enjoy your stay and taste some good Irish Stew!!! :D
Oct. 13th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy your stay. Maybe Jules Verne pushed our hopes way too high :P.

P.D: Seems you put "November" instead of "October" in the date.
Oct. 13th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
So glad you've made it safely, and I hope without too much trouble, too. Looking forward to seeing you and peadarog and everyone else (fingers still crossed that that will include Parris!) tomorrow night.
Oct. 13th, 2010 01:26 pm (UTC)
Your rocket plane is with _my_ flying car
Oct. 13th, 2010 01:40 pm (UTC)
Forget the rocket planes - where's my jet pack??
Oct. 13th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
My little sis demanded her jet pack last week lol! Google is working on cars that drive themselves. The future is finally here!

Have fun at Octocon!
Oct. 13th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
I suppose it would be wrong to check all the internet cafes along the river :-)

Oct. 13th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
The rocket planes are kept in the same warehouse as the flying cars, jetpacks, and the cure for cancer.
Oct. 13th, 2010 03:56 pm (UTC)
We loved Dublin on our one trip there. Our trip over was also exciting - an Aerlingus jet (with five across the middle of couch - I was, of course, in the middle seat). Since we had a 3 hour delay, this huge group of guys who seemed to be from South Boston had had an extra 3 hours in the airport bar...
Oct. 13th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
There may be no rocket planes because the concord is gone... But...
You seem to have warped yourself one month into the future as per your post date :P
Oct. 13th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
Beutiful city, and an interesting week. So the rockets are not very important (Uhm, the Houston Rockets are important...
Do you like basketball?)
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