London in 2014

A bid is in for London to host the world science fiction convention in 2014. This would be 9 years after the UK’s last worldcon outing in 2005, which itself was 10 years after the previous in 1995. So, the cycle is about right and I intend to support it. (If Best Beloved reads this at work, it will be the first she’s heard of it: well, I would have told you this evening, my love …)
Here’s the official site, and here’s the excellent promo video. Geeky points increase for identifying every programme or movie used. (Excluding possibly generic aerial shots and combining multiple scenes from one show, I score 18 known [with a lot of Dr Who] vs probably 14 unknown and a couple of guesses.) It’s astonishing how badly Big Ben comes out of all this …

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