Returned from the Novacon SF convention this evening, had a very good time but I've had to catch up on massive amounts of email, livejournal posts, usenet posts, etc. etc., so if I've missed replying to something important, please accept my apologies.
If anyone was wondering, I was in the audience for the great "is Livejournal destroying fanzines?" debate
but I'm too mean to pay hotel prices for WiFi access so I couldn't post at the time.
One of my acquisitions was an unexpected gift - the 1939-40 Army and Navy Stores catalogue, full of wonderful old stuff, given to me by someone whose LJ alias has somehow gone out of my head. murphys_lawyer It's going to be very useful, I suspect, and I may eventually post extracts.