Like Elfia, the F. A. C. T. S. is. in Ghent is one of the highlights of my con year. Fortunately, this time there was not such a short term hiccup, concerning the pocket regulations as in the Spring-F. A. C. T. S., although in the end nobody kept to it, but more about that later.
Since 2016 is a strange year anyway, the powers of the universe had tried to make my visit difficult by all means. At first I didn’t get the press accreditation – it would be nice to have. Then my preferred hotel was booked months in advance. That’s why I had to take a hotel 3 km from the convention. But in retrospect, this proved to be an advantage in terms of transport and cost.
And as the climax of all this, my car had technical problems two days before and had to go to the repair shop. So I was forced to drive with an old (freebie) rental car with a noodled gearbox to Gent. But still better then if I had to cancel the whole thing again. …
When I arrived at the hotel on Friday, the porter asked me when I checked in if I needed a city guide. When I said no and told him that I was only here for the FACTS convention, he laughed and said he almost expected it on my Cthulhu-Fish T-shirt and that he was planning to go on Saturday. Weiterlesen