Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Perth!


I'm looking forward to this one -- this just in: hello Aussie fans - any of you in the far, far west? I'll be going to Perth next weekend for the go 3 convention. I can't imagine anywhere further away from, well, anywhere, than Perth. Very much looking forward to it, I just need to remember to bring my official Australian English Interpretation Device along - a smallish device about the size of a key fob - you surreptitiously push the button when you hear: "Aw yia, it'd be chokkers" and within seconds a soft spoken voice translates: "Yes, there's gas in the tank". Very handy to have when renting a car.
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I'll leave you with an interesting fact: many people say that it rains a lot here in Vancouver. Truth is, as demonstrated by the picture, it may be a lot of rain, but it comes all at once.

25 comments:

Falada said...

Sounds great. Hope you have fun!

As a downside, there couldn't be anywhere further away from me (and, I suppose, most of us who read this blog) than Perth.

So, keep us updated, and yes - don't forget your babelfish or whatever you call it...

Jinx said...

Cool! Share lots of pictures. Perth certainly isn't something we hear about often. (Well, unless you're a Tim Minchin fan.)

That is one big raindrop! Bet that would hurt to be fallin' on your head!

Safe home!

Riley said...

Perth!? Why can't it be Melbourne for Armageddon on the 17th/18th? Waah. Well, I hope you have a good time. That's a fair amount of flying you'll be doing!

Kirsten said...

I eat lunch near that raindrop frequently and the first time I saw it I thought, surely, that's not a ginormous raindrop. Oh but it is! Ha ha, thanks, Vancouver gets a lot of rain. Thanks for the reminder artist!! Your picture looks pretty nifty though - kersploosh!

Hope that you have a great time at the Perth convention and look forward to another con report.

D said...

It seems that you'll go to the opposite side of the earth to get away from the rain, won't you? And wouldn't you know, it's raining cats and dogs outside here in Ohio as I'm reading your post. I would love it if you could find your way here some time. Oh well, here's hoping. In the meantime, have fun down under.

Lapis said...

I keep telling you, there's no rain down here in San Diego. Whenever you feel like drying out, come on down! Like for ComicCon, maybe? I might actually be forced to attend (for the first time in years) if you did that.

Rosehawk said...

Hey David,

Have a good time at the convention. Share lots of piccie's if you can!

Hopefully I get to experience the Vancouver rain next year with my daughter!

wraithfodder said...

Have fun at the con! Won't be there (darn) but will be waiting for you to post from it ;)

Great photo of a raindrop, although my mind strayed elsehwere when I saw that cuz well, I've been watching too many medical shows...

Susan the Tartan Turtle said...

I am sitting here in Perth - alas it is the 'wrong' Perth. Scotland is pretty far away from Oz.

Have a great time.

It rains most days in Scotland ;-(

elaran said...

!!! For once, someone's coming to Perth!

*runs around throwing confetti*

Are there any days in particular that you'll be attending? Or all three? *works out when to go*

Misty aka s_aurius said...

Have fun in Australia! I have never been, but my husband and I are hoping to go during our two weeks of R and R next year.

I look forward to pictures and details of the con. :)

Chez said...

Hey! welcome to Australia! I was JUST in Perth! Too bad I'll be missing you, I'm back in Melbourne :D. Don't worry about the slang, you'll get use to it, especially apparently how fast we all talk.. Although you have worked with Hewlett, so you'll be use to it already!

Enjoy Perth, and if you like your beaches you should definately do to Scarbrough beach!

archersangel said...

Falada said...
As a downside, there couldn't be anywhere further away from me (and, I suppose, most of us who read this blog) than Perth.


the north & south poles?

anyway; have fun, stay safe & tell us about it when you get back

strg8g33k said...

Greetings! For the first time ever I am very thankful that I live near Perth (which I refer to as the middle of nowhere) and I shall likely be attending GO3. Will you be there for all three days of the convention? If not, which day will you be there? I think I have worked out the public transport system and have convinced my parents to let me go, so I daresay you will be seeing me there. I hope you have a lovely time here, and I look forward to (hopefully) meeting you next weekend! :)

Rosehawk said...

Just saw 'The Seamstress' - it's available on-line for free! And yeah, I ordered the DVD.

Your role was really small (kind of what I figured that it would be) and I barely recognized you.

Your voice work was perfect for the movie. Really set the connection between Donny and Allie.
Nice work!

RinkRat said...

Perth sounds like an adventure! Would love to go to Australia, someday. Have fun downunder!
Take loads of pictures!

Love the raindrop, is that in Vancouver somewhere? Would like to see it on my next trip West.
Personally, I like snow, so much better for skiing.

MightyMadi said...

Lol I want one of those translators! :) Good to hear you're having fun!

berryblade said...

Oh my gods, you're coming here? I am so excited, no-one ever comes to Perth !

Samara said...

Yay! Saw you yesterday at the convention, hope you had a fun time here in Perth at the con and for the rest of the week that you are here. :)

And archersangel; Australia is actually the closest continent to the south pole.

elaran said...

I was a bit upset at how I couldn't make it to see you or Connor at GO3 [a wedding to attend and work] and one of my friends just surprised me with autographs from both of you!!!

[I doubt you would remember them all but if you do remember signing one that said "Sheeba, Sorry I missed you" that was me :P]

I'm very glad you came to Perth and I hope you enjoy the time you spend here! Feel free to spread the word to other cast members to come visit too! :D

Adrian said...

elaran, the look on your face when I handed you the autographed photos and t-shirt was priceless. :) No serious working-face for you for today!

David, it was great to briefly meet you yesterday and I hope you enjoy Perth. You won't have to drive far to find desert!

Samara said...

Is there youtube evidence of the squeeing?

Mike said...

Hi David, I was at go3 yesterday and was luck enough to see you and Connor. Hopefully you guys had a great time and come back for more conventions, and maybe you can convince your other cast members that Perth isnt such a bad place to visit.

Did you and Connor have a go in those inflatable wrestling suits?

Anyway, again, hope you had a great time here, and have a safe trip home.

Oh and goodluck with the auditions you had before coming down

Rod said...

I thought I would write you a short note to say a few thank yous for attending the GO3 convention. I caught your Q & A session on the Sunday and appreciated your entertaining efforts in what I thought were some difficult circumstances (noise, venue). I was expecting to see greater numbers but think the convention suffered from lack of advertising and identity crisis(scifi?tech?gaming?). I have attended the more scifi dedicated Supanova convention here in Perth which was quite well attended and received. Great job on the day though, I hope you saw the smiles in the crowd.


Thank you for making the effort to travel to Perth for the GO3 convention. Most people from Perth understand that it is an extraordinary long way from anywhere else and you don't get here by accident. I can appreciate the logistics and family issues with traveling so far - thanks for coming. I hope that the city/we treated you well and you had some time outside the convention duties to look around and find something enjoyable more than 'the job'.

(copy sent to your email)
Kind regards,
Rod

Madison said...

Have fun in OZ. Years ago I worked with an Australian woman who was our Japanese specialist. Listening to her talk to people in Japanese with her Aussie accent was really surreal.

Before I moved to Vancouver (from semi-desert country) a friend who grew up on the island said that it didn't rain much here. After two months of being here I phoned him and said, "We have to talk about your definition of much."