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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:45 pm

GoughFest 2005 was great fun, even though BLF goons tragically failed to show up. Diverse crowd: academics, lawyers, students, former lefties, soldiers, writers, Brits, Americans, editors, straights, gays, youngsters, oldsters, the tall, etc. One highlight (well, one highlight I can remember; it was a big night): an animated conversation between economics philosopher Rafe Champion and Australia’s Funniest Home Videos executive producer Bryan Cockerill. You don’t get those sort of meetings at just any blog bash, you know.

We should do this more often.

Posted by Tim B. on 11/12/2005 at 12:45 PM
    1. re ‘the tall” – it is time that ‘aussiejim’ was outed as David Williamson, who writes very tough scripts

      Posted by percypup on 2005 11 12 at 01:56 PM • permalink


    1. What, no brawl?  What kind of blogfest is that?

      Seriously though, glad you all had fun and good conversation, and we would like some details please, as well as more pictures.  You know, for those of us who could only be there in spirits spirit.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 11 12 at 02:57 PM • permalink


    1. Whathisname wasn’t there?  Oh, I wouldn’t have been soooooooo pissed if I travelled completely around the world to where ever Australia is just to whoop some ass and he not even showing up.  Of course, I guess I could join Rebecca and PW and ski some on those beautiful Australian alps and drink some of that famous Australian hot chocolate.  I’d also like to visit Innsbruck and Vienna and some other Australian cities.  You Aussies are very lucky to have such cultural treasures.

      Posted by wronwright on 2005 11 12 at 04:21 PM • permalink


    1. Oh, I mean I would have.  Oh crap.


      Posted by wronwright on 2005 11 12 at 04:22 PM • permalink


    1. Heh, truth to tell the BLF membership probably voted for anyone but Gough at the subsequent election, so weren’t interested in a bit of biff when they basically agree with the RWDBs (although the reasons may not entirely overlap).

      Speaking of which, perhaps another gough fest should be held on the 30th anniverary of the actual ‘hit Gough with multiple baseball bats’ election night?

      Posted by entropy on 2005 11 12 at 05:53 PM • permalink


    1. What about the strong artistic representation that was there?

      Posted by Rafe on 2005 11 12 at 06:17 PM • permalink


    1. Wow.  Lovely illustrations, Rafe.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2005 11 12 at 07:16 PM • permalink


    1. Thanks RebeccaH. Actually Tim, as you would have expected, we were talking VFL and especially the Tasmanians like Royce Hart, signed up for a suit and five shirts!

      Posted by Rafe on 2005 11 12 at 08:43 PM • permalink


    1. Candy canes(lovely illustrations) NOT ALLOWED. signed the thought police…

      Posted by crash on 2005 11 13 at 12:18 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks for organising drinks, Tim.

      That was fun.

      Posted by SB on 2005 11 13 at 03:33 AM • permalink


    1. I especially like the paintings on that site, the leopard print one in particular. The fact that each one has a little story to go with it is a nice touch too.

      Posted by Vexorg on 2005 11 13 at 04:44 AM • permalink


    1. Thanks for organizing the bash, (or lack of it, due to BLF no show) Tim.

      Posted by gubbaboy on 2005 11 13 at 06:10 AM • permalink


    1. Great work for organising Goughfest2005. Of course I only made the pilgrimage based on the premise that some ass whoopin’ of BLF members would be in the offing but had to settle for a night of alcohol consumption and good conversation.

      Nice to meet everybody that made it along.

      Posted by Hank Reardon on 2005 11 13 at 07:10 AM • permalink


    1. Yes Tim, thank you for organising Goughfest.

      It was a pleasure to meet everyone.

      Posted by Renate on 2005 11 13 at 05:58 PM • permalink


  1. Wron of Wright

    Oh, I wouldn’t have been soooooooo pissed if I travelled completely around the world to where ever Australia is just to whoop some ass and he not even showing up.

    You weren’t there?  Oh shit!  Whose jacket is this, then?

    Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2005 11 14 at 06:14 PM • permalink