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2.5 Things I Learned at Orycon

2.5 Things I Learned at Orycon

Published November 13, 2013 | By Shawna

OK, so I was going to do the long, obligatory con report, but then I figured, no. Most of my readers know about cons. (For those of you who don’t, short version, cons are fun and full of cool people. Go to one.)

Instead, I thought I’d share with you the 2.5 things I learned at Orycon this year.

1) BBC did not deliberately destroy the film for the lost early episodes of classic Doctor Who. They were stored in the same room as old newsreels legitimately slated to be recycled, and unfortunately there was a mix-up.

Not that it makes the lost episodes any less lost, but at least I feel better knowing that they weren’t lost due to deliberate disregard for one of the best TV shows in existence.

2) Someone has managed to create an actual sonic screwdriver. It is reportedly ear-shatteringly loud and only works in one direction, but yes, it is possible to drive a screw into a hole using only sound vibrations.

Which leads to 2.5), an extrapolation from 2): At least one Doctor Who fan has entirely too much time on his hands.

Just as a final Orycon note: I only day-tripped this year. I was gone for less than 24 hours. Sheesh. Pay no attention to Samhain-kitty’s claims of neglect and abandonment.

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