Oxford Geek Night 11 is tomorrow, starting at the earlier time of 8pm. The PA chap is booked---for those of you who mentioned sound problems in the past---and the venue paid for by my bosses at Torchbox, so as far as the most important organization is concerned we're ready to go.
We've also got more books than we know what to do with from Pearson: you've got a roughly 1 in 14 chances of walking home with a book if you come along and dump a business card in our raffle. And I think it's fair to say that this month's selection is very fine indeed.
However, my own preparation of the fiddly bits and pieces is decidedly on the late side. We've finally got an animal in place for OGN11, though, despite my worst efforts: thanks to Wes for sorting it out. But I'm still working out how to get printouts done, who has sent me their slides, what cables I need and where the hell I put the Blu-tack after OGN10. And I still haven't got a new OGN/Oxford Geeks website sorted, which I more or less wanted to surprise people with.
Still. Geek Nights always end up far more fun than I could ever plan for, mostly because all the geeks bring the fun with them, and that's nothing to do with me. So don't think my own tardiness will do anything except send one single, solitary person (me) into a complete tailspin if anything starts to unravel. OGN11 will carry on; people will drink and chat; the speakers will speak; and the projector will almost certainly, more or less, project.
Frankly, if the mic's in place, and the lights are up, you can always start without me. Save me a seat, though.