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Postby gower21 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:09 pm

If you're sad and don't get to go to World Con this year this is the place for you.

Post your jealous rage disguised as well wishes to the attendees here.

I'm so jealous of all the meet ups. I'd love to meet everyone on here. So we need some more winners from her for Q3 and Q4 to fulfill my fantasy.

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Here here! wotf024 (toasting smiley was replaced with Mr. Writer...I smell Evil Martin or Evil Brad)
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Postby MJNL » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:28 pm

My twitter feed is full of WorlCon fun. wotf005

Can everyone bring back virtual swag for us? Please??? (Preferably in the form of awesome pics.)
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:37 pm

MJNL wrote:Can everyone bring back virtual swag for us? Please??? (Preferably in the form of awesome pics.)


I second this idea. Can't wait until I get to meet you all, either at the WotF workshop some day, or maybe another WorldCon in another year.
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Postby gower21 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:20 pm

MJNL wrote:
Can everyone bring back virtual swag for us? Please??? (Preferably in the form of awesome pics.)


I feel like a kid with her parents on vacation. I'm now hoping they bring me back something cool from their fun trip. AND not a "Mom and Dad Went to WorldCon and All I Got Was This Lousy Shirt"

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I second this idea. Can't wait until I get to meet you all, either at the WotF workshop some day, or maybe another WorldCon in another year.


I second that motion.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:27 pm

Back in 2009 or 2010 (I forget which year exactly), a bunch of us software geeks were disappointed we couldn't attend the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. Everyone on Twitter was posting their status as #AtPDC. So what did we do? On half a day's notice, we organized a virtual conference, NotAtPDC, complete with online presentations and Q&As.

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Postby gower21 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:41 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Back in 2009 or 2010 (I forget which year exactly), a bunch of us software geeks were disappointed we couldn't attend the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. Everyone on Twitter was posting their status as #AtPDC. So what did we do? On half a day's notice, we organized a virtual conference, NotAtPDC, complete with online presentations and Q&As.

Just a thought...


My husband and I used to attend some sort of National Microsoft event. We went to the one in Denver in 2007 and the one in Boston in 2006. Tyler went to a few more without me.

We were talking about a getting a Skype or Facebook chat set up for some of us not there.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:22 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Back in 2009 or 2010 (I forget which year exactly), a bunch of us software geeks were disappointed we couldn't attend the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. Everyone on Twitter was posting their status as #AtPDC. So what did we do? On half a day's notice, we organized a virtual conference, NotAtPDC, complete with online presentations and Q&As.

Just a thought...


This is what I'm waiting for. It could be done so easily on Second Life. As it is they have classes and educational areas for building/programming. I've been to a lot of classes, they are fun. Most are just run through text chat, though voice is used too.
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Postby AMcCarter » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:16 am

Some of us on Facebook were talking about doing a NotAtWorldCon Facebook chat this weekend. Any takers?

One third of my friend's feed is WorldCon. Another third is DragonCon. And pretty much the rest of it is people oblivious to either con or insanely jealous. What I'm really mad about is about half of my online writing group are meeting up all over the place. I have yet to meet most of them in person.

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:22 am

I'd like to, Amanda, but it will depend on when. It appears I will be going to an air show tomorrow. I would like to state for the record that I HATE airplanes. They make me nervous, they make me airsick, they make me bored when I'm just standing around looking at them. I am hoping to find something write-able out of it, at least. My excitement level is not off the charts.

Ah well, I get to go to my writer's group afterwards and get my last story-in-a-day story shredded, so that should be good. Only one of them is at WorldCon...
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Postby gower21 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:06 pm

What day, what time. I can do tonight at 7 or 8ish (Pacific time). Tomorrow I'd probably do an evening too. What works for everyone?

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Postby AMcCarter » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:21 pm

I could do 9 central (that's 7 pacific) tomorrow. Stupid time zones...
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:27 pm

I think I could do tomorrow at 7 pacific.
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Postby gower21 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:53 pm

Me too. That's three people we have a lock on! Now what do we need to do next? Advertise. Did we decide on Facebook or Skype or something else?

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:19 am

I poked around on Facebook a bit. It looks like it has video calling capability. Not sure if it can do video conferencing, though. Maybe there could be separate chat windows open?

Or we could do the standard typing chat thing. I'm flexy.
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Postby AMcCarter » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:34 am

Okay, created the even on Facebook and sent invites. I set it to where only guests can invite people and it's only visible to invitees so if there's anyone else that wants to have a pity party, we can invite them.
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Postby morshana » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:35 am

It sounds so fun... Last one I went to was in DC in 2002 and I didn't know anyone. Still, I had a blast.

I can't do video chat. None currently set up. Though my husband could probably get it to work. I probably could, too. But I need to write while he's out with the kids! =)
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Postby AMcCarter » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:40 am

I only have video capabilities on my netbook and phone. We don't have to do video. If I knew how to set up a team speak server and had a headset capable, I would do that.
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Postby gower21 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:02 pm

Hooray! I was invited. So I can go invite others who are not at WorldCon to come chat too?

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Postby AMcCarter » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:51 pm

gower21 wrote:Hooray! I was invited. So I can go invite others who are not at WorldCon to come chat too?


Yes, sorry I'm so late getting back to this. If you have any problems, let me know.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:17 am

Wow, finally I come back here and find all types of plans. The Facebook thing sounds like Google+ they have ways to meet too.


I came back because I wouldn't mind whining about not being able to go. Never get to go to any cons, used to be a small one here but it faded years ago. The closest one is the Comic Con in San Diego.


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Postby AMcCarter » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:44 am

LDWriter2 wrote:Wow, finally I come back here and find all types of plans. The Facebook thing sounds like Google+ they have ways to meet too.


I came back because I wouldn't mind whining about not being able to go. Never get to go to any cons, used to be a small one here but it faded years ago. The closest one is the Comic Con in San Diego.


Always fun to have a pity party and/or discussing different aspects of writing.


We're going to try more online meetups down the road.
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AMcCarter wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Wow, finally I come back here and find all types of plans. The Facebook thing sounds like Google+ they have ways to meet too.


I came back because I wouldn't mind whining about not being able to go. Never get to go to any cons, used to be a small one here but it faded years ago. The closest one is the Comic Con in San Diego.


Always fun to have a pity party and/or discussing different aspects of writing.


We're going to try more online meetups down the road.


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I came back because I wouldn't mind whining about not being able to go. Never get to go to any cons, used to be a small one here but it faded years ago. The closest one is the Comic Con in San Diego.


There's always LosCon in LA, but a lot of people can't make that one because it is thanksgiving weekend. (I however never miss LosCon, and WotF always has a presence.)
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Postby Alex Kane » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:05 pm

Z0MG U GUYZ WORLDCON WAS SO AWEZUM.

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Alex Kane wrote:Z0MG U GUYZ WORLDCON WAS SO AWEZUM.

Oh, wrong thread? Sorry. wotf011


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Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Pssst! Alex, don't mention the meat...

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bobsandiego wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Pssst! Alex, don't mention the meat...

Or the intrpretuve dance wotf015


Oh, god, no! Don't mention the dance! Everyone will be envious they missed Dantzel's amazing work!
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Postby gower21 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:28 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
bobsandiego wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Pssst! Alex, don't mention the meat...

Or the intrpretuve dance wotf015


Oh, god, no! Don't mention the dance! Everyone will be envious they missed Dantzel's amazing work!


:(

I'm jealous and envious and all things mentioned.

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I was happy to be able to come to at least part of the chat and to get to talk to Amanda on the phone while we tried to figure out why my computer was not working in the talk-y thing-y. Maybe because I refer to it as a talk-y thing-y and not its real name. We all decided more scheduled chats should be in order. Maybe next time I wont have so many technical issues all in a row. AKA: Next time I'll do the chat when I know my husband will be home to help me figure out why the internet keeps kicking me off or talk-y thing-y wont work.

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