Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
heleninwales

I'm home from Dublin

I really enjoyed Worldcon and I'll be posting more over the next few days. I spent 4 days at the convention, then skipped the final day to go sightseeing and I'd added an extra day to my trip as well, so I got to see a bit more of Dublin. G also survived without me and there were no disasters while I was away, so that was a relief.

The journey home yesterday was slow but steady. I indulged in a taxi from the hotel to Dublin Port. I had intended to get the Morton's bus, but when I received a text from Stena about road works and delays, advising people to allow extra time for the journey, I decided that it was better to pay the extra for a taxi than risk arriving too late for check in. That would have meant not only having to pay for another ferry ticket but also running the risk of arriving in Bangor after the last bus home had gone. In fact I didn't notice any road works, but there was a big tanker lorry overturned at a junction causing chaos! Perhaps that's what they meant? But anyway the taxi got me to the port in good time, the crossing was smooth and the stopping train got me to Bangor where I didn't have to wait long for the bus.

I really enjoyed Worldcon. It may be the last Worldcon I attend, unless there's another one in or very near the UK in the next few years. I can't justify the expense of a trip to New Zealand and America is decidedly unappealing at the moment. If the Nice bid wins, that might be possible and there could be another Glasgow Worldcon, but we'll just have to wait and see.

Worldcon 2019 Dublin
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