Sarah Glidden and Mimi Pond, chaired by Sarah Laing, at NZF 2018.

Outside the Sarah Glidden and Mimi Pond talk I met two men who were worrying about getting in.

“Do we need a ticket?” Said one.

“I have a ticket.” Said the other. “I think you need a ticket.”

“But we’re the husbands.” Said the first, mock-plaintively. We then had a discussion about whether their accent would gain them entry. I don’t think there really was any doubt he would get in but it was adorable.