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#dwcon Friday @MitchBenn

Well, I’ve just seen Mitch Benn perform live for the first time. It was fun, and I would never have guessed that he’d also written a world-wide blockbusting bestseller of Science Fiction, and he hardly ever plugged his latest book at all, because that is not the kind of guy he is. I mean, who would misuse an event such as this to plug his new book?

He gave us a bit of a cross-section of the two shows he does: “The 37th Beatle” and his show “Don’t believe a word” dealing with Atheist themes. This went over quite well with the Discworld crowd, godless heathens that they are.

The Boy is being very good. I kept him up way past his bedtime, first in the Toast and Jam and then in Mitch’ set. Though I’m afraid that he slept through the second half of it and I had to carry him out of the Dysk. So I’m afraid that the second half of the Toast & Jam got a rather hasty treatment from me. Will make amends by bringing my guitar into the bar and noodling away at it. For the same reason, I didn’t get the chance to talk to Mitch. Oh well… In the unlikely event that he reads this, I was the guy hollering for the Boris Johnson Blues, which is a song Mitch wrote in a purple caffeine-fueled haze of charity where he wrote and produced a whole album of songs in 24 hours. It’s amazing just what a Brit will do for charity.

Now, of course, The Boy is happily tapping away at his tablet rewinding his favourite bits of the Lego Movie. I give it ten minutes, and then I’ll gently pry the tablets out of his sleeping little fingers.