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Monday, 9 July 2018

COW2018: Sunday interim report

I was still feeling very tired when my alarm clock went off at 7.30am. A quick shower and a drink restored me somewhat, and by breakfast I had dressed, got most of my clothes packed, and had got together the stuff I needed for the session I was going to run later in the morning.

After breakfast I attended the IDEAS EXCHANGE session in the Panelled Room. This was a feature of COW some years ago, and was reintroduced quite recently. It is an excellent forum for attendees to exchange all sorts of ideas that they have come across, whether it be where to obtain a cheap source of 1:300th-scale buildings, how to create a wooded area that looks like a wood rather than just a coup of stands of trees shoved together, or the advisability of checking charity shops for board games and figures.

I stayed in the Panelled Room after the morning coffee break, and gave my presentations about self-publishing entitled PUBLISH AND BE DAMNED! There were several other people attending who had self-published and they were more than willing to share their experiences. I felt that the session went very well indeed, and this was borne out by the comments I received afterwards.

As it was Sunday, lunch was roast beef, and in spite of the heat, it was most welcome. There were several sessions on immediately after the meal, but I spent the time finalising details for COW2019 and loading my car ready to leave after the Annual General Meeting. The latter took place at 3.00pm, and by 4.00pm I had taken numerous booking for next year's conference and said my goodbyes to everyone who was still at Knuston hall. The drive home was somewhat less eventful than the the drive to the conference, and by a little after 6.00pm I was home and the car was unpacked.

COW2018 was over ... and I can hardly wait for COW2019 to start!

4 comments:

  1. Bob,
    All sounds excellent- pleased your Publishing Presentation went well. Knustson Hall sounds a great venue- ideal for the members of COW. Well, time doesn't stand still and soon you will be enjoying COW 2019. Great report. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev Robertson,

      Cheers! It was a great conference and both my sessions went better than I had hoped for.

      WD has used Knuston Hall as a venue since 1981, and has served our needs well. It is located in the Midlands, and is reasonably accessible from most parts of England.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Nothing quite like the happy exhaustion at the end of such a wargaming weekend among friends.

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    1. Ross Mac,

      It is a kind of ecstatic lack of energy that is difficult to describe. You feel both knackered and elated at the same time!

      All the best,

      Bob

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