Newk's I wish T shirt

Registered by newk of Adelaide, South Australia Australia on 5/27/2005
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12 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Friday, May 27, 2005
My first Australian convention in Sydney last year was marked by, amongst many other things, the birth of Skyring's Convention Journal.

Non-competitive Newk has been searching his brain for an idea to rival that of his mate Skyring. Something to have a bit of fun with.

ALSO in Sydney there was a name on everyone's lips....."where is Grooble?" and "I wish Grooble was here".

Combine the two thoughts and you have (drum roll please)

"Newk's I wish ............... was here" T shirt

Here is the opportunity to put into print/photograph/journal entry form the thoughts of this year's conventioneers.

Maybe, just maybe, the shirt can travel and perform at other meetings.

I have in mind some sort of prize for the bxer most missed.

Indeed I have enlisted an anonymous sponsor who has offered to pay (australian) capital city to capital city air fares to the next Australian convention to the winner of the I wish competition.

The rules?

RULE A1: basically what newk says goes BUT also:

1) all entries to be made by journal entry for this BCID, which is on the T shirt.

2) all entries must have a photograph of the nominator wearing the T shirt with the name of the nominee clearly visible. See example photograph below.

3) multiple entries are allowed but see 1) and 2) above.

4) you can vote for as many bxers as you like but only one at a time.

etc, etc. I will make up rules as necessary to be fair.

Journal Entry 2 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, June 7, 2005
In Survivor and Big Brother people are voted off. Here people are voted IN.

OK OK the writing needs to be bigger but you get the picture.


Click on the piccy to enlarge


please note newk is currently having a T shirt phase so be prepared to be photographed in more than one!

Journal Entry 3 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, June 26, 2005
I spent some time discussing the proper rules of etiquette for this t-shirt - please note that my vote was cast in a very secret ballot, and I voted once only. I feel that a vote for more than one person should ensue in the vote's worth being split - if I was running the competition, there would be none of this sluttish behaviour!
The recipient of my vote will have to remain unknown until I get home and convince Keith to upload the picture!

Journal Entry 4 by Amjoco from Golden Beach, Queensland Australia on Sunday, June 26, 2005
I caught this t-shirt on Friday night at registration. I was not the first nor the last to enjoy its embrace. Sluttish indeed, Puppymummy.

To comply with competition rules, I did have my photograph taken, but will have to wait for Futurecat to give me the image before uploading it and revealing who got my vote. Watch this space, I'll come back and edit it.

Later ... Futurecat gave me the photo, so here it is! I voted for Boreal because she's been lovely - though I'm not sure if the prize will cover a trip over the Tasman.

Journal Entry 5 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, June 27, 2005
I'm being remotely prodded at the moment to post my journal entry. While I accept that my little journal might have prodded Newk into action, I stress that it's only famous because of everyone OTHER than me. It'd only have one entry from me if it hadn't been enthusuastically embraced by all the other Merry BookCrossers.

Most of the convention attendees turned up with one arm longer than the other from lugging bags of books around. Newk was the only one who brought more clothing than books. He changed his shirt - no, I'm not making this up - two dozen times on the first night. To a different one each time. I got to wear one or two of them as well. ShirtCrossing.

Anyway, here's a picture of me, the shirt, and the person I most missed.

Journal Entry 6 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, June 27, 2005
No, wait. That's not me! I have a wedding ring on my left hand. Not sure who it is.

I'm waiting for whoever took a picture of me to stand up and send me a copy.

Me, I voted for Littlemave.

As instructed.

Journal Entry 7 by fushmush from Sydney CBD, New South Wales Australia on Monday, June 27, 2005
I completely ignored the rules (a true FuSHie always does) and have voted for my two favourite expat BookCrossers Hawkette and Kuju. They can't win the competition but I wished they were there to share in the fun in Brisvegas. They would have enjoyed learning the international gesture for BXer and maybe we would have won the trivia with them on our team (*g* it's all about winning right!).

Love you girls!

Journal Entry 8 by TramGirl from Ballarat, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Well I may as well just write everything that fushmush did, since we were roomies on the weekend we spent a lot of time together and obviously weren't allowed to have individual thoughts. :)

I too voted for Hawkette and Kuju even though they're on the other side of the world, maybe they'll make it back for next years convention...

Journal Entry 9 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 1, 2005
Ok, so I know TopKat isn't eligible to win the prize, not being an Australian, but she is the person I most wish could have made it to Brisbane!

Hope the tooth gets better soon Mum.

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Journal Entry 10 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 1, 2005
We were allowed to vote more than once, right? Who cares, I'm going to anyway!

How can you have an Australian Bookcrossing Convention without Australia's most prolific Bookcrosser?

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Journal Entry 11 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 1, 2005
I don't know why, but something kept telling me all weekend that I should vote [1] Littlemave... maybe it was the promise of chocolate ;-)

I did miss Littlemave though - it just doesn't seem like an antipodean convention without her!

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Journal Entry 12 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, July 1, 2005
I promise this is my last vote. And I'd like to point out that:
(a) I DO NOT WANT MY BOTTOM GROPED IF LIBERTINE101 WINS!!!!
(b) The fact that I had to photoshop this picture to get her name in is absolutely no reflection of the fact that I kind of forgot to get a genuine photo taken of me voting for her.

Right, now that that's cleared up...

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Journal Entry 13 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, July 3, 2005
Thanks to all those who have contributed to the fun. MMMMM photoshopping entries. MMMM Ok only for futurecat! :) Happy birthday for last week by the way.

Entries are a bit slow. Oh well. Maybe I can understand why. I am slowly sorting all my photographs and putting them to journal entries. Will take another week or two I think. I know that heaps more photographs of wishers were taken.
Here is my first real effort. Ron obviously cannot make it.

Journal Entry 14 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, July 3, 2005
And I DO want my bottom groped if libertine wins

Journal Entry 15 by Skyring from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, July 3, 2005
Well, uh, OK, Newk! Anything to oblige a mate.

Pete, wondering if a bottomgroper is maybe some sort of creature you might find in an aquarium

Journal Entry 16 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, July 4, 2005
Met the T-shirt at the Brisbane convention and a great time was had by both of us.

Journal Entry 17 by winglytteltonwitchwing from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, July 4, 2005
This is on behalf of Steelman

Journal Entry 18 by wombles from Caboolture, Queensland Australia on Monday, July 4, 2005
I have a photo of me wearing this shirt with I wish skinglist was here written on it, but buggered if i can get it small enough to put it in here,...grrrr!

Journal Entry 19 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I thought I was at the Bookcrossing convention, ... or maybe even the fruit and vegie convention.. but in fact I must have been at the T-shirt convention! Here I am fashionably attired in the latest model - comes in all sizes and colours as long as it's XL and white.

Journal Entry 20 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, July 21, 2005
Thanks MeganH. How did the poverty pack go?

I know there were a few more intrepid bxers who ran away with this shirt and a camera. I better follow em up....puppymummy where are you?

Journal Entry 21 by wingmeganhwing from Preston, Victoria Australia on Thursday, July 21, 2005
"I wish" for future reference : all Poverty packs supplied for Passion Palace stayers - the addition of a nice thick towel, a pillow and earmuffs ..and also plumbing supplies for cleaning hair out of shower drains.
"I wish" for this one-time (only!)resident of the Passion Palace :- Five star accommodation in Dundedin, Adelaide, Canberra and any future conventions.
"I wish" the T-shirt hadn't been worn by so many BXers or it might have been stolen for use as a towel.

Journal Entry 22 by charbono from Creswick, Victoria Australia on Sunday, July 24, 2005
Well well. I voted for grooble, Mundoo and aussie-rose. BUT as all three live in S.A., and Adelaide will be hosting the 2006 Convention, there seems little point to posting the pics on here now! Yay, all 3 of my wishes will be granted :) Perhaps for future "I Wish" competitions there could be a rule that you're not allowed to vote for more than 1 BCer from each state? Thanks again to the wonderful anon donor, you rock!

Journal Entry 23 by puppymummy from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, August 1, 2005
OK, redguard has helped and I believe I can now cast my vote. And the recipient is...... (drumroll)

Journal Entry 24 by k-j-h from Geelong, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Well, almost 6 months late to get around to submitting my vote.

I wore the t-shirt for to vote for grooble, libertine101, and littlemave. Since the conference is being held in Adelaide, grooble doesn't need to fly in.
And litlemave's bribes and coercions have already garnered many votes (besides, the photo was unreadable).

Thus my vote for libertine101...

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I did have to sharpen the vote part of the image to make it more readable, but it is still genuine (which newk could attest, as he took the photo)

Journal Entry 25 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, December 7, 2005
I knew there was more to come!

Journal Entry 26 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, March 16, 2006
The winner has been chosen and will not surprise some!
She is booked to come to Adelaide for the convention and it will be her first Australian convention. I reckon that she will liven things up a bit!


Hint: I do like my bottom being groped

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