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Podcast Show Notes: Episode 30 – TetZooCon On Ice

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TetZooCon 2023 is in the bag, and of course, we were there. Join Marc, Natee and Niels as they relay their adventures, the talks, the vendors, the people, the experiences and the catastrophes of the legendary London extravaganza of zoology, palaeontology and palaeoart as it grows ever bigger. Did we all make it to the end? Who was our favourite cosplayer? Have all the Crystal Palace dinosaurs been scanned? Are we finally going to talk video games on here? Are…

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Podcast Show Notes: Episode 22 – Postcards from TetZooCon 2022

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Episode 22 closes off the year 2022. Here is the yearly postcard from TetZooCon, in podcast form! The UK’s biggest event of Our People, organized by that man Naish and presumably other people, was held early December at the Bush House in London. It was a palaeo-heavy conference, with lots of dinosaur and especially pterosaur talks, the yearly palaeoart workshop, lots of attention for the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs and the launches (or re-launches) of some significant books. And this time,…

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TetZooMCon 2021

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It came out of left field: after the first online edition of TetZooCon, named TetZooMCon (this is a Pune or play on words) was a great success in December 2020, Darren Naish announced the next one for early September 2021, well under a year later and on relatively short notice. 3 September was the day we once again sat down at our laptops for a series of interesting talks delivered directly to our homes. Unfortunately, this was the first ever…

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TetZooMCon 2020

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Welcome to TetZooMCon! It’s like TetZooCon, but with more Zoom. For six years, between 2014 and 2019, there has been a TetZooCon gathering in London every year, and for six years, your LITC team was there to report on it. But 2020 is not a normal year, and it was obvious that an in-person gathering wasn’t going to happen. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of Darren Naish, John Conway and Sharon Hill, on december 12 we could all attend…

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TetZooCon 2019 – Day 2

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DAY 2 – 20 october 2019 Day 2 of TetZooCon meant we needed to rise early again, but not unreasonably so. Did we mention how happy we are that the convention now starts at 10 instead of 9? By this time, it had become clear that Marc’s boiler had broken down, so we had to shower cold. Last time I’d visited, he had a broken car battery; we concluded I must be the one who’s cursed! None of that deterred…

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TetZooCon 2019 – Day 1

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Hello everbody! Here’s a new face at LITC. I’ve been a reader and friend of the blog for a while. This year I came over from the Netherlands to attend my first ever TetZooCon, in the company of Marc and Natee. Between Marc and I, the suggestion came up that I should do the write-up this year, for reasons completely unrelated to Marc’s massive hangover. We figured it might be fun to get a fresh perspective from a wide-eyed newbie.…

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TetZooCon 2018 – Day 2

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My second day of TetZooCon 2018 started with me arriving at Warren Street tube station almost an hour early, lurking in a coffee shop for a while, then traipsing over to the (locked) venue where, happily, I had the wonderful Sean Bell to talk to. Once the organisers arrived and got us in, I drank coffee until I felt slightly sick, mumbled incoherently at people and, finally, settled down for the second round of talks. Good thing the opening act…

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TetZooCon 2018 – Day 1

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For the fifth time in as many years, I was obliged to get up early on a Saturday, travel all the way up to London and sit through a day of talks, for TetZooCon was on once again on October 6. And it gets worse – for the first time, the event was spread over two days this year. After a boozy Saturday evening, I had to get a poxy rail replacement bus at six in the ruddy morning. But…

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