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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:53 am

Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:58 am

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.


Which state? Are you in Kansas or Missouri? We might have need of Kansans to help on the Space Bus. We'll take any help (and any passengers) we can get, but Kansans in particular might be helpful.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:17 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.


Which state? Are you in Kansas or Missouri? We might have need of Kansans to help on the Space Bus. We'll take any help (and any passengers) we can get, but Kansans in particular might be helpful.


I'm in Missouri. I live in St. Louis.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:13 am

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.

Sweet! I have family in the Tulsa and Chicago areas. I think I should start making plans for summer 2016...
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:49 pm

I got my rooms and my time off so there's no doubt I'll be at worldcon this year!

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Postby hazlett » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:19 pm

I will be there as well.

I'm hoping the more popular kids (ahem...Martin) introduce me to editors so I can pitch my novel to them.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:29 pm

hazlett wrote:I will be there as well.

I'm hoping the more popular kids (ahem...Martin) introduce me to editors so I can pitch my novel to them.


Oh, Sean, I feel awful... Last night I learned of some essential, unexpected home repairs that may consume all of my discretionary funds for the year. Up until then, I was confident I was going to Sasquan. Now I have to examine the numbers VERY carefully.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby austinDm » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:11 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
hazlett wrote:I will be there as well.

I'm hoping the more popular kids (ahem...Martin) introduce me to editors so I can pitch my novel to them.


Oh, Sean, I feel awful... Last night I learned of some essential, unexpected home repairs that may consume all of my discretionary funds for the year. Up until then, I was confident I was going to Sasquan. Now I have to examine the numbers VERY carefully.


This saddens me to hear. I was looking forward to seeing you and introducing you to my girlfriend.

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby hazlett » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:18 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
hazlett wrote:I will be there as well.

I'm hoping the more popular kids (ahem...Martin) introduce me to editors so I can pitch my novel to them.


Oh, Sean, I feel awful... Last night I learned of some essential, unexpected home repairs that may consume all of my discretionary funds for the year. Up until then, I was confident I was going to Sasquan. Now I have to examine the numbers VERY carefully.


Noooooo!

Here's to hoping you sell that novel to Baen this year!
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Kary English » Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:12 pm

I'll be at Sasquan.
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Postby bobsandiego » Wed May 27, 2015 9:12 pm

Rooms are had, membership is had, flights next, but I will be there
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:24 am

Okay I've voted for the hugos.
I gotta say I had more emotional commitment to this ballot then to any recent presidential election.
Are we going to organize a dinner or something at WorldCon?
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:21 am

Worldcon's next week.

Who's still in?

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:06 pm

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby izanobu » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:06 am

I'll be there.

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:23 pm

Not only will I be there, but somebody drugged my lemonade! Somehow I have... volunteered... to be the official Procession Leader. Twice a day, I'll be leading themed Processions through Riverfront Park. It would be great to see some of you there!

(Note to self: Do NOT call it the Geek Parade... nor the Spokane Freak Show... nor Let's Scare the Norms... nor...)
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:57 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Not only will I be there, but somebody drugged my lemonade! Somehow I have... volunteered... to be the official Procession Leader. Twice a day, I'll be leading themed Processions through Riverfront Park. It would be great to see some of you there!

(Note to self: Do NOT call it the Geek Parade... nor the Spokane Freak Show... nor Let's Scare the Norms... nor...)


Processions? There are processions?
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:23 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Not only will I be there, but somebody drugged my lemonade! Somehow I have... volunteered... to be the official Procession Leader. Twice a day, I'll be leading themed Processions through Riverfront Park. It would be great to see some of you there!

(Note to self: Do NOT call it the Geek Parade... nor the Spokane Freak Show... nor Let's Scare the Norms... nor...)


Processions? There are processions?


There are now that I've foolishly volunteered to lead them! The conversation went something like this (abridged):

ME: What's this Profession Leader job? Does it take special skills?

THEM: You're hired!


In fact, let me here make the first public announcement of the almost-official Procession Schedule!

SASQUAN PROCESSIONS

Here’s your chance to enjoy the amazing summer weather of the Pacific Northwest in Spokane’s beautiful Riverfront Park. Come spend a half hour in the fresh air, and let’s show Spokane what science fiction and fantasy are all about! Each Procession will have a theme, as described below. You are encouraged (though not required) to dress for the theme.

All Processions will start from and end at the statue near the breezeway between the convention center and the INB. The First Night and Last Night Processions are for all ages. The rest are for adults and free range kids. Younger kids with parents or guardians are welcome.

Wednesday
• Afternoon (4:00 p.m.) – The First Night Procession. Immediately after the Opening Ceremonies, join the con staff and your friends as we discover the park: food, games, culture, people, and beautiful scenic views.
Before the Procession, the Children’s Program will have a special workshop where kids can make capes, crowns, and other costumes to wear on their trip through the park. Let’s see them get creative!

Thursday
• Morning (10:10 a.m.) – The Doctor Who Procession. 13 Doctors. 50 Companions. Millions of Daleks. 8 Masters. And 2 robot dogs. That’s a complex universe! Following the Doctor Who fan film (CC 205, 9:30 – 9:59 a.m.), come for a walk as your favorite Doctor, Companion, Ally, or Adversary from over 50 years of Time Lords!
• Afternoon (2:00 p.m.) – The Mad Scientist Procession. Mad, am I? Or just misunderstood? From Victor Frankenstein to Agatha Heterodyne, from Steampunk to Japanese monster movies, science fiction loves its mad scientists – and their creations! Come for a walk as your favorite mad scientist or science experiment gone wrong.

Friday
• Morning (10:00 a.m.) – The Saturday Morning Cartoons/Anime Procession. Yes, this is Friday morning; but in the 21st century, every day is Saturday morning. With Netflix, Hulu, Cartoon Network, and Tivo, you can watch cartoons 24 hours a day and never run out! Come for a walk as your favorite cartoon or anime character, from superheroes to ninjas to funny animals.
• Afternoon (2:00 p.m.) – The Quest Procession.
Kings and queens. Knights and rogues. Prophecies and portents. Giants and goblins and castles and caves. And of course, dragons! Many of our favorite fantasies revolve around a quest, full of danger and mystery and romance. And treasure! Come for a walk as your favorite hero, monster, or mysterious traveler from your favorite quest.

Saturday
• Morning (10:00 a.m.) – The Costume Procession. Just in case you didn’t see enough great costumes at the Masquerade on Friday, we’re going to give you another chance to show off your costuming artistry – this time to all of Spokane! Come for a walk in the costume of your choice. This is a great chance to get photos of you in your costume in the natural settings of Riverfront Park!
• Afternoon (2:00 p.m.) – The Firefly Procession. Time for some thrilling heroics. The Unification War lasted 5 years. That means you dedicated Firefly fans have kept the dream alive for twice as long as the Independent Faction did, and you show no signs of giving up. So put on your Browncoat, your Jayne hat, or your best fancy dress and come for a shiny walk in the park!

Sunday
• Afternoon (11:15 a.m.) – The Star Trek Procession. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Spinoffs! Star Trek covers it all: five TV series, an animated series, over a dozen movies, fan films, audio theater, books, comic books, games, action figures… and don’t forget tribbles! Come for a walk as your favorite Trek character or creature, and show us why your Trek is the best Trek. (Join us afterwards for the Leonard Nimoy Memorial at noon in Integra Ballroom 100B.)
• Afternoon (4:00 p.m.) – The Last Night Procession. Immediately after the Closing Ceremonies, drag your weary body out into the afternoon light and discover that yes, the real world is still there, waiting to pounce on you and bury you in mundane matters… until the next convention! Come walk with your friends and say your final farewells before returning home
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:13 am

Shall we plan a time for a WotF meetup?
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:04 pm

We (My sweetie-wife and I) have arrived, gotten badges, eaten dinner, and checked into out hotel, The Davenport *Grand*. (There are two Davenports.)
The Grand has a second floor, rooftop bar that would be perfect for a casual, but no dining, meet up.
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