Blackpool, England for a Babylon 5
June 8 and 9, 1996
Babylon 5 Convention
Great, the British in Blackpool were even friendly! Seriously, it took us
aback when the people actually smiled and talked to us. This helped us think
that there might be some hope for the British after all and that London
must just be isolated and have a big city attitude.
Also, the chips (french fries) were tasty.
We think we'll go back sometime in the fall to see the thousands of lights
they put up along the boardwalk.
Wolf 359 - Babylon 5 and Star Trek Convention
This was a cool convention, if not a bit expensive. Tara didn't realize
how geeky her badge really was. The true geeks looking at this page will
recognize Tara's badge number as the same as the original Star Trek Enterprise.
Tara's Americanism came to the rescue after we stood in line for nearly
3 hours to get autographs and they tried to close the doors on us. As the
rest of the Brits lamely walked away grumbling, Tara confronted one of the
organizers asking for her money back or a priority number for the next signing
(which never happened). She made enough noise that several others joined
in and they let a few more of us who had stuck around in. We got to see
several of the B5 stars, tired from jet lag and autograph signing, but still
Seth Plays Videogames
Tara Explores the Town
I found out why this Soul Edge was so cheap. One of the buttons didn't work.
Of course I didn't figure this out until about 4 games later. Still very
fun and cheap.
Fun on an old Starblade machine. Not bad - 4 plays for a pound.
Another arcade. Another chance to master Soul Edge.
While Seth played videogames, Tara walked up and down the boardwalk. I've
decided that the English do the BEST beach towns. The tower in the background
is a small replica of the Eiffel tower in Paris.
These were the trams that ran up and down the boardwalk. They were colorful
and fun. What a great idea.