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Re: Chicon 7

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:51 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I feel like an IDIOT! wotf016
At WorldCon, at least as recently as last year, there is a thing called the VooDoo board. It's a corkboard witha listing of all the registered memebrs and a set of car catalog type boxes, slips of paper, and push-pins. You can leave message for each other by slipping a noted into the right part of catalog (based on names) and then sticking a push pin into the board next to the person's name so that they can see that they have a waiting message.
It's how con goers did things before cell phones....


Ha! I was about to say, I'm sure I recall similar systems at events I've been to back in the Cretaceous era. That is so typical of science fiction. After all, the top-selling magazine in our field is still called Analog! Ha! wotf019
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:49 pm

izanobu wrote:I think Tom has my phone #. I know Brad does. So hopefully I can find peoples.

I'll be pretty easy to spot, I think. Look for the fat girl in mostly black with a blue and purple mohawk? wotf008


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And my cellphone # is (636) 328-4142 for anyone who would like it. Feel free to prank me during the Con. wotf007
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:55 pm

if they have fan names on the badges mine will be bobsandiego.
my cell is 619.206-6410 feel free to text. (I suspect reception will be quite spotty and I'll be in silent mode mostly.)
later dinner Friday or Breakfast Saturday?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:57 pm

Don't feel like an idiot. I know about it too, but since everyone knows me under my maiden/writing name, no one knows my real name except for a select few.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby dantzel » Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:54 pm

I say breakfast on Saturday.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:47 am

If it is on Sat, I won't be able to make it (already have breakfast plans...).

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:49 am

dantzel wrote:I say breakfast on Saturday.


It looks like the Codex group is meeting Saturday. Let's do it Friday morning then. That way we can all meet up earlier and have more people we know. Would a 10am or 9am breakfast be preferred?
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Postby dantzel » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:07 am

9AM for me, I think. 10 would be okay too, but I'd like to get an early start.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Alex Kane » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:16 am

I could do breakfast at 9 or 10 on Friday. Will miss out on the Philip K. Dick panel, but no biggie. It's not like Dick--or his android simulacrum--will be there taking questions. Probably.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:34 am

Let's call it 9am then. That shouldn't be too early. Once we get there on Thursday we can figure out where we want to meet and post it in this thread.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:33 am

The con has not yet confirmed it, but it is likely that the hotel will have a breakfast buffet for the convention and that will make a pretty good spot in my opinion.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:23 am

My workshop section is at 10am on Friday, so 9am is better for me, too. I'll probably have to just drop by and say hello before running off, but it would be cool to put faces to names wotf008

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:50 am

Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am.

What about dinner?

- Friday night 730pm?
- Saturday night dinner? 6pm?

If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. Like, we keep the Thursday night one, and then add a Sunday breakfast or something or the dinner...?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AMcCarter » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:01 am

katsincommand wrote:Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am.

What about dinner?

- Friday night 730pm?
- Saturday night dinner? 6pm?

If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. Like, we keep the Thursday night one, and then add a Sunday breakfast or something or the dinner...?


Though I'm not going, two meetings would probably be better. Organizing writers is like herding cats.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Isto » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:53 am

AMcCarter wrote:
katsincommand wrote:Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am.

What about dinner?

- Friday night 730pm?
- Saturday night dinner? 6pm?

If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. Like, we keep the Thursday night one, and then add a Sunday breakfast or something or the dinner...?


Though I'm not going, two meetings would probably be better. Organizing writers is like herding cats.


I'll probably not be able to make any meals. I've a husband wandering around Chicago for three days (F,S,S) just so I can come to this, so I think I ought to (at the very least) eat with him. Though I suppose I could eat twice wotf019 . I agree that one meeting time is impossible. Something very late night may work as well on Fri or Sat. What's Martin got to do on Friday after he gets in other than sleep?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:18 am

Isto wrote:
AMcCarter wrote:
katsincommand wrote:Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am.

What about dinner?

- Friday night 730pm?
- Saturday night dinner? 6pm?

If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. Like, we keep the Thursday night one, and then add a Sunday breakfast or something or the dinner...?


Though I'm not going, two meetings would probably be better. Organizing writers is like herding cats.


I'll probably not be able to make any meals. I've a husband wandering around Chicago for three days (F,S,S) just so I can come to this, so I think I ought to (at the very least) eat with him. Though I suppose I could eat twice wotf019 . I agree that one meeting time is impossible. Something very late night may work as well on Fri or Sat. What's Martin got to do on Friday after he gets in other than sleep?


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Re: Chicon 7

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:33 am

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Isto wrote:What's Martin got to do on Friday after he gets in other than sleep?


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Somehow, I doubt much writing gets done at worldcon. wotf040
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 am

They'd have to make it a little more boring and relaxing for that, I think...

Although with all those panels, it is possible that inspiration may strike?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:04 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Isto wrote:What's Martin got to do on Friday after he gets in other than sleep?


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Somehow, I doubt much writing gets done at worldcon. wotf040


Ben Bova tells of a writing conference / cruise one time with a lot of big names back in the day. Festivities all day and all night. But in the morning if you walked down the writers' hall, you heard typewriters working from every room except one. That was Asimov's room, and Isaac was writing in longhand.

I also swear I heard the story from Mike Resnick, Sarah Hoyt, and Dean Wesley Smith of writing being done at major cons.

In my case, I have a deep space murder mystery to finish. When Stan asks, "Do you have anything new to look at?" I want to answer "Yes!" So if I don't finish it by then, I'll be writing. And if I DO finish it by then, I've already figured out a prequel that's even better!
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:50 pm

Inspiration is one of the major reason I go to worldon as much as I can. I hardly write there, but my notefile come back with all sorts of ideas to work on.
I too like the two meet ups, thought I like the idea of one breakfast and one dinner.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:49 pm

So how's this:

Meetup Option 1: Thursday 7:30pm after the Short Story as Testing Ground (Brad & Annie's) Panel. Suggesting meeting by the room - schedule shows it to be McCormick. Meet then make a plan for dinner.

Meeting Option 2: Breakfast. I wont' be able to make this one due to morning committments, so whoever is interested, make a suggestion, however based on people's comments Sunday is looking to be be better than Saturday for workshop/other breakfast meetings.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:23 pm

I am not on that panel (I'm on one with Brad on Sat), but I'll totally come to the panel and be around afterward on Thurs (I get into the Con around 5:30-6pm on Thurs).

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Postby katsincommand » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:34 pm

Sorry Annie. It's tough keeping things straight in here, especially with 2 worldcon threads going!
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Postby dantzel » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:19 pm

I'll try to make it to the Thursday one. Sunday's no good for me - the morning that doesn't work for me.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:19 am

Well I'm about to shut down my desktop and in 30 min I'll be off for the airport. See you at Chicago!
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:06 am

And so it begins. Today I try to do 3 days worth of work at the job so I can take off Thurs/Fri.. *squeak*
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:55 am

katsincommand wrote:And so it begins. Today I try to do 3 days worth of work at the job so I can take off Thurs/Fri.. *squeak*


I can't get Thursday off at all; but if I can get some hours ahead, I could conceivably make Chicago by 12:30 Friday!
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:28 am

Man this is a full schudle. Theres somuch i wanna do including thursaday at 7:30 with the apollo 13 presentation
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:08 am

I'm still at home. I'm getting my train in 2 hours. I'm itching to be there... but the kids need clothes for the next 5 days and clean dishes... lol I am going on this trip GUILT FREE.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:14 am

bobsandiego wrote:Man this is a full schudle. Theres somuch i wanna do including thursaday at 7:30 with the apollo 13 presentation
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