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#1 2009-11-05 12:44:31

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The Travelling DoOF Cover

I figured we have enough pictures of this to start a thread to list them all.

Vienna, February 2009
Vienna 1 St. Stephen’s (sisterdew, xavie, Magpie, Aan`allein)
Vienna 2 in the bookshop (sisterdew, xavie, Aan`allein)

SAGE/Castlefest, August 2009
SAGE at Castlefest 1 (Tina, Libra-in-a-rondabout-way, Magpie, Sahi, xavie)
SAGE at Castlefest 2 (Aan`allein, Libra-in-a-rondabout-way, Magpie, Sahi, xavie)

World Fantasy Convention San Jose, October/November 2009
World Fantasy Convention 1 (Libra-in-a-rondabout-way, Sir Tessa, cyan, strangeshe)
World Fantasy Convention 2 (Gigi, Marian, Barbara)

WorldCon Melbourne, August 2010
Catelin, mabinogi, Sahi, Sir Tessa, Rajan

And now the cover is off to a third continent - we expect pictures! [edit - picture has been added]

Last edited by Magpie (2009-11-05 12:56:03)


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#2 2009-11-05 12:54:39

Em
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Well done, Magpie.

Thank you.


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#3 2009-11-05 14:43:25

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Great pics!


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#4 2009-11-06 00:46:10

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Awesome!

 

#5 2009-11-06 22:25:29

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Magpie, you rock!  This is exactly what the traveling DoOF with traveling doofs need!  ;-)


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#6 2009-11-07 01:52:24

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Haha, the horse that tried to get into the picture by way of bending his head:D
and does anyone remember which book we used to wrap the DoOF cover around to make it look more like a book?:D


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#7 2013-11-10 11:28:27

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Have we mentioned yet that the DoOF cover has resurfaced? I'm still not sure how it ended up with Rajan, but it is back! And we even took pictures, although I don't know who has them.

Oh, and Aan and Sahi? Any chance you can put your pictures back online?


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#8 2013-11-10 11:57:10

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

I've added a picture for Vienna and I've added a picture for WorldCon 2010 (which is when the cover went to Rajan).


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#9 2013-11-10 12:06:54

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Thanks!


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#10 2013-11-10 12:41:02

Aan`allein
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Magpie wrote:

Oh, and Aan and Sahi? Any chance you can put your pictures back online?

I've been sitting at 80% done with the rebuild of my photography site ever since August. Current project ends next month - hopefully afterward I can find some motivation to get around to that!


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#11 2013-11-10 12:44:52

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

So we just have to remember to bug you again in a couple of weeks? (I have nothing to do in December but sit around and bug people on Smarch, so excellent timing.)


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#12 2013-11-11 07:07:50

ylvs
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Will put the ones from Brighton online as soon as I have created a flickr account as soon as Brighton cold gets better ...


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#13 2013-11-12 01:34:32

ylvs
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

And here they are:

wfc2013 Brighton No1, Sahi, Magpie, Libra, Cyan and

wfc2013 Brighton No2, Cyan, Ylvs, Magpie, Sahi


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#14 2013-11-12 09:37:50

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Pictures, yay!

Also, I noticed - that colour-coordinated thing we had going on - it matches the background/header here on Smarch! Maybe that's why we all subconsciously picked clothes in that colour (except for Libra, who hadn't been here for a while, so her subconscious forgot about it.)


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#15 2013-11-12 09:56:35

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

The color thing is hilarious, now that you point it out, Magpie!

I'll have to remember it for next WFC!


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#16 2013-11-12 11:20:46

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

And the funny thing is, I think we were wearing the same colour at Stuttgart, too.

I feel like we should conduct a scientific study of Smarchmoot pictures.


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#17 2013-11-12 19:01:38

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Magpie wrote:

Also, I noticed - that colour-coordinated thing we had going on - it matches the background/header here on Smarch! Maybe that's why we all subconsciously picked clothes in that colour (except for Libra, who hadn't been here for a while, so her subconscious forgot about it.)

I had carefully packed so as to not clash with my jade green coat, but I like your reason better. ;-)


Then again.... maybe you're all subconsciously thinking of me!  *giggles*  (And Libra is immune by virtue of having the same first name as me.)


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#18 2013-11-12 22:22:17

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Magpie wrote:

And the funny thing is, I think we were wearing the same colour at Stuttgart, too.

I feel like we should conduct a scientific study of Smarchmoot pictures.

Indeed. Indeed, my esteemed colleague. In fact, I shall now propose a seven-year clinical study of Smarchmoot pictures. We'll analyze every photo we can find using the latest color recognition technologies. Then we'll use pictures of pre-Smarch TWMB moots, circa 1998, as a double-blind test. If the results are conclusive, we can then publish our data in a well-respected scholarly scientific journal that happens to study unexplained moot color-coordination phenomena!


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#19 2013-11-12 23:37:32

ylvs
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Another two days in crappy old job and you're already your witty funny self again, Firsfron.

I'm sooo glad reading stuff like that again from you!

And I'm sure new job will turn out best - karma credit plan, remember?


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#20 2013-11-12 23:47:31

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Well, I don't know about 'witty'... ;)


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#21 2013-11-12 23:49:43

ylvs
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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Did I say witty?

Sorry, meant silly. I always mix up these words with i and y.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA.


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#22 2014-11-19 00:00:28

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

I was thinking today... this is possibly the world's most well-travelled book cover...

So let's post some pictures from the last few weeks (all except the group picture at WFC, because I still have to hide Firs' face in that):

Lincoln Memorial
The little cover, all alone in that big room...

Back for a little visit with Tad and Deb (and a whole lot of other people)

The DoOF cover goes hiking

But of course it also has to visit another iconic place
with RedNathalie and me.


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#23 2014-11-19 11:41:58

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Cyan and I were talking about this last night - the history of the DoOF cover, for the ones who don't know the story yet, or have forgotten it.


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#24 2016-10-20 04:30:18

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

Since we're talking about Worldcon - who has the cover now? Because obviously it also has to come to Helsinki.


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#25 2016-10-20 05:00:15

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Re: The Travelling DoOF Cover

RedNat?


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