The organisers of the Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum would be extremely grateful for your opinions and comments on the convention. It helps us to work out if we did the right thing and if not, how we (or future organisers) could do it better or differently next time.


All questions are optional and all information is submitted anonymously. Please leave blank any questions that are not applicable or which you don't wish to answer.


Statistics gathered may be posted (in aggregated form to protect respondents' anonymity) on this site and/or The Kraken, the public Yahoo newsgroup/Russell Hoban Online Community.


This form is intended for those who attended the convention. If you did not attend but are interested in the Some-Poasyum and future Russell Hoban events, we would like to hear from you. Please click here to give us your thoughts.




Where did you first hear about the convention?


Please briefly state the main reasons you attended the convention:


What was your favourite Some-Poasyum moment/experience?


What was your least favourite Some-Poasyum moment/experience?


Please rate your experience/opinion of the following:


Some-Poasyum organisation and planning


Amount of notice given


Advance promotion










The Celebratory Booklet




Other welcome pack surprises






What was your opinion of the quality, choice, running order and time allocation of the various activities? (There is a separate question specifically about food and drink below.)


The Friend at Hand meeting


Il Fornello group dinner


The Tour of Hoban's London


The Punch & Judy Show at Nomad Books


Russell Hoban's appearance at Nomad Books


The Canterbury coach trip


The tour of Canterbury Cathedral


Eli Bishop's Riddley Walker reading


The Troubadour group dinner







Please rate the quality of the following as Some-Poasyum venues, taking into account atmosphere, location, facilities, accessibility etc (there is a separate question specifically about food and drink below):


The Friend at Hand


Il Fornello


Nomad Books


Gaby's Deli


The Troubadour






Did you find the accommodation suggestions on the website helpful?


If you attended a future Russell Hoban convention, would you prefer to stay in the same hotel as all the other participants?


If so, what is the minimum level of accommodation you would consider?






Please rate the quality and value for money of the following:


Biting the wheel is not enough t-shirt


Trust me with the idea of you t-shirt


Riddley Walker cartoon mug


Merchandise ordering/customer service/after-sales service






Please rate the quality of the food and drink at the following:


The Friend at Hand


Il Fornello


Gaby's Deli (lunch stop on London tour)


The Troubadour







How has your feedback been to your friends, family and other Hoban fans about the Some-Poasyum?


Please rate your experience of the following:


Enjoyment level


Value for money


Wow! factor


How could the organisers have improved the convention, or your experience of it?




Would you attend another Russell Hoban convention?


If so, what is the maximum price you would consider paying for a ticket? (GBP)


When do you think the next one should take place?


Which month(s) of the year would you most likely be able to take part? (Select multiple months by holding down CTRL when clicking)


If you have any suggestions for the following, please enter them in the respective boxes:


Locations (not confined to London/UK!)








Any other general comments on the Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum:




This demographic information is entirely voluntary and as with all data here will be submitted anonymously. It helps us to establish a picture of the participants and may be useful to organisers of future Russell Hoban conventions, especially if they decide to approach public funding bodies or corporate sponsors. They may not do this, and the information gathered will only be used for these reasons, if used at all.










Are you a member of The Kraken?


Interests (apart from Russell Hoban)


That's it! Thank you very much for completing this questionnaire - the information gathered will be enormously appreciated. Should you wish to further discuss the Russell Hoban Some-Poasyum, please do so on The Kraken, the public Yahoo newsgroup/Russell Hoban Online Community. If you would like to feed back to us privately about this questionnaire, please email nexovollma @





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