Eileen Downey cleared of racism.
Separately, I've had a quick chat with Chris WINOLJ, who's been chatting to Eileen about all the stuff the Adelphi is doing to sort out security.
Chris mentioned that lots of people she'd expect to have joined by now haven't. Although part of this is likely to be worries about the Adelphi, I suspect it's mostly that people had got used to a two year cycle and haven't noticed the con's only a few months away. Like, um, me.
The guests are really interesting people: Judith Clute, Peter Dickinson, Robin McKinley and Sharyn November (sdn, who is very very cool indeed).
I'm pretty keen on the idea of an Eastercon in Liverpool, which remains one of my very favourite convention cities, with loads of great restaurants on the doorstep. Cheap rooms (£35pppn) and the Adelphi's classic great cheap food.
Do all come please!