As has already been stated - the real pleasure of events like this is not the spending of vast amounts of money, but the meeting of and talking to people you're only familiar with online - though in Dem's case I'm not sure whether it's wise for him to be seen out in public! Met up again with Nigel Taylor, Anna Taborska, H.P. Saucecraft and the disreputable one - and met Indiana Jones look-a-like CroMagnonMan for the first time. Luckily for us Dem knew of Richard's usual attire so I was able to undertake a reconnaissance mission to find him - successfully as it turned out.
Unfortunately I ignored the sage advice of Dem - "the DISCIPLINED approach. QUALITY over quantity" - and went completely berserk and shattered last years haul of fifteen by a further ten!! Won't post a list because I'll be here all night.
Hopefully the fair was a raging success and they'll be another before the end of the year, and the no-shows from this one can possibly attend - the more the merrier.
I'm holding on by a fingernail and my right bollock!