This is the section of the website in which you'll find all the stuff that doesn't
easily fit in any of the other sections.
Badges! Yes! Badges! Sculpted by the legendary Anne Stokes, these ultra-rare
They Came and Shaved Us badges are now available. Measuring approximately 35mm by 20mm, and
forged from solid pewter, with a nice hand-painted red drippy bloody bit, they can be yours for
only €5.00 (plus €2.50 P&P) or £3.50 (plus £1.50 p&p) each.
Please send cheques/postal orders made payable to 'They Came and Shaved Us' to:
TC&SU, 13A Bridge Rd, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2QW, England.
If you have any jokes that you think we ought to include, please feel free to send
them to us. We can't guarantee that we'll use all the jokes sent to us, but
you never know...
2003 03 28 - A note from the webmaster: Apologies to everyone who e-mailed to let me know
that the "Bad Joke of the Day" hasn't been working these past few days. This was due more to
forgetfulness than to technical error: I did have jokes prepared but I forgot to upload
the files. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who donated
jokes to the site: without their generous help, we'd have three fewer jokes!
This was a popular event at Damn Fine Con:
64 celebrity names are drawn, in pairs, out of a hat, and the audience
votes on each pair. This leaves 32 winners, who enter the second round, and so
on. Silly, yes, but it's a lot of fun! For They Came and Shaved Us, you can
nominate the candidates: the 64 most popular nominees will then enter the
Arena of Death (or, in other words, the woolly hat). So if you're a member of the convention,
please feel free to send us your top five favourite characters. (real or fictional, whatever you
like). Click here for a report on the first Celebrity Deathmatch,
which took place at Damn Fine Con.
Alex the droog
Bill, the Galactic Hero
Captain Jonathan Archer
Dennis The Menace
Diana Princess of Wales
Druss the Legend
Faith the Vampire Slayer
George W. Bush
Hong Kong Fooey
Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrue, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grub
Ivor the Engine
Mister Croup & Mister Vandemar
Paddington the Bear
Randle Patrick McMurphy
Sir Henry Rawlinson
The Great Cthulhu
Thomas the Tank Engine
Head-honcho of Sproutlore (the now-official Robert Rankin appreciation society),
veteran of many, many conventions, administrator of the annual James White Award short story
competition, and a whole bunch of other stuff, James is the brains behind, well, pretty much
everything. Incredibly intelligent, loved by everyone in the universe, he is also very big
and strong and did not in any way force me to write this.
Thirty-seven. Going bald. Happily married. No kids. Seven cats. Superhero fixation. Able to
waggle nostrils. Writes books. Designs websites. Devout atheist. Alcohol-free since 1986.
Organiser extraordinaire, Stef is, to put it bluntly, bad as a mat. No, wait, that should be
"mad as a bat". Aside from being a sex god with a strange fascination for PVC,
he is a former the president of ZZ9 (the Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Fanclub), he is a big
fan of dark horror, comics and serious music.
|Bill Tyler - Chairman|
This will be Bill's first convention on this side of the Atlantic, so he's starting off
with a bang! At the ripe old age of nearly forty, Bill's been involved in dozens of conventions
and fetish workshops in his native America. A founder member of the original West Missouri Star
Trek Depreciation Society, Bill is also a budding writer; his first SF novel, Where Eagles
Daren't, is scheduled for publication in early 2004.
The committee are indebted to the following wonderful people: Alix Langridge, Leonia Carroll and
Katie Tyler (for unwavering support amidst all the madness), Sally and Robert Rankin, James Peart,
James Shields, James Brophy... And lots and lots of other people - you know who you are! We should
of course also be thanking a few Certain Important People here, but that would give away too