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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Wed May 22, 2013 3:51 pm

greenroom wrote:I'll be there as well. It'll be my first WorldCon (first ever con for that matter).

Worldcon are great. I am heartbroken I will not be attended this one.
That said, smaller con have a flavor and advantage all their own. IT was at a smaller con that I sat in the bar for 90 minutes with Gregory Benford talking writing.
If you live in SoCaL you might wanna check out LosCon (Los Angeles) in November, Conjecture (San Diego) in October. In NorCal there's Baycon and a bunch of other smaller and mid-sized cons to attend.
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Postby Kevin Ikenberry » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:03 pm

I'm late to the thread, but I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting all of you!
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Mike Resnick » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:15 pm

Sorry to report that a number of your WotF judges -- me, Kevin Anderson, Rob Sawyer, Larry Niven -- will be at DragonCon the same weekend, but that shouldn't stop you from having a wonderful time and hopefully doing some business.

A year ago I ran an article on my web page -- one I've been running and updating in various venues for well over a decade -- on how to enjoy your first worldcon. Here's the link if anyone's interested:
http://mikeresnick.com/?p=1217

I'll definitely be at London next year. Can't miss the opportunity to twist 30 or 40 foreign editors' arms. :-)

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:19 am

wotf006 Dragon*Con for the win! 31 days . . .

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby austinDm » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:00 am

Anyone interested in sharing a hotel room in San Antonio and saving a few bucks? I promise, I don't take up a lot of space and am just as comfortable sleeping on the chair in the corner as on a bed.

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby J. Scott Marlatt » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:09 am

I'll be at Worldcon this year as well.
Hope to see some of you there!

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Postby bobsandiego » Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:09 am

Just a reminder in case it help someone out --
Due to sudden unemployment I will not be attending WorldCon this year. That has left me and my sweetie-wife with two memberships were are unable to use.
We are offering them for sale for the price we paid -- $180 -- so if you plan to attended and you have not yet gotten your membership(s) we can save you some coin.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby klaatu » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:00 pm

I wish I was going to worldcon. Good luck and safe travels to those who are.

If you happen to see a big Australian there named David McDonald, say hi. He's my friend and crit buddy.


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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby gower21 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:42 pm

FYI,

Details on the WorldCon WIOTF room party here:


viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1796

And everyone, yes, everyone is invited. We don't discriminate. Come hang out with us!

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:30 am

Party details!

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Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:25 am

I had a blast at WorldCon this year, and a huge part of that was meeting all the wonderful WotF people--forum members, lurkers, etc.

Everyone I met was friendly, interesting, and truly wonderful to hang out with. I'm looking forward to seeing them all at future cons.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:05 pm

AlistairKimble wrote:I had a blast at WorldCon this year, and a huge part of that was meeting all the wonderful WotF people--forum members, lurkers, etc.

Everyone I met was friendly, interesting, and truly wonderful to hang out with. I'm looking forward to seeing them all at future cons.


Ladies and gentlemen, if you're looking for the ultimate convention experience with a con-goer who really knows the ropes, hang with the mystery man in the hat! He knows conventions. Thanks, Alistair!
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:37 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
AlistairKimble wrote:I had a blast at WorldCon this year, and a huge part of that was meeting all the wonderful WotF people--forum members, lurkers, etc.

Everyone I met was friendly, interesting, and truly wonderful to hang out with. I'm looking forward to seeing them all at future cons.


Ladies and gentlemen, if you're looking for the ultimate convention experience with a con-goer who really knows the ropes, hang with the mystery man in the hat! He knows conventions. Thanks, Alistair!


Thank you, Martin. One of the things I love is the "paying it forward" attitude in the science fiction and fantasy community. The WotF forumites are a special crowd, and I want all of us to have successful careers. Having said that, hanging out with all of you was educational and entertaining. I also managed to get Tina and Marina to sign my copies of Galaxy's Edge. wotf013

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby gower21 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:39 pm

WorldCon was awesome. So nice to meet people face to face--it's a much better way to interact. I'm hoping to meet a lot more WOTFers in London next year.

And don't believe anything Marina, Martin, or the others say about me....

Unless it's good ;)

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:51 pm

NO CHOCOLATE FOR TINA!!!!!

If you've ever seen the film "Blind Date", imagine Kim Basinger from that film, only smarter!
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Postby gower21 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:32 am

Oh jeez....I'm not that bad.

Am I?

*except instead of mumbling "Party" -- like in the movie Blind Date I was whining "Tina hungry" or "hot" every so often*

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby austinDm » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:46 pm

I tried getting her to eat more, Martin, but Tina simply has too much self control.

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:23 pm

My bet is that, just like in the movie, Tyler laced her cupcakes with cocoa when she got home.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby KbRy » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Well, I'm late to the party, but I'm so glad I met you guys at WorldCon last week! You're a great bunch and thanks for putting up with me. wotf013
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:59 pm

KbRy wrote:Well, I'm late to the party, but I'm so glad I met you guys at WorldCon last week! You're a great bunch and thanks for putting up with me. wotf013


We were glad to meet you, too, Karen! And no "putting up" was required. I hope we'll see your stories in the contest soon!
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Postby tmaulhardt » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:45 pm

I'm jealous of all who got to go this year. What a great way to meet other WotF people. I hope they do this again next year, maybe I'll get to go!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:42 am

It's time once again for the WorldCon Roll Call, Sasquan edition! WorldCon in 2015 will be in Spokane WA, August 19-23.

If you're planning to go but haven't got your tickets yet, buy now. The price goes up tomorrow!

Also, some cons don't open hotel reservations until the start of the year, but Sasquan has them open already. In fact, the main hotels are all booked, so they're into overflow hotels already.

So who's planning to be there? Besides me, that is. I'm hoping to see lots of WIotFers there!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:56 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:So who's planning to be there? Besides me, that is. I'm hoping to see lots of WIotFers there!


*Jumps up and down*

Me! Me-me-me! I finally get to go to a WorldCon!
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:21 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:It's time once again for the WorldCon Roll Call, Sasquan edition! WorldCon in 2015 will be in Spokane WA, August 19-23.

If you're planning to go but haven't got your tickets yet, buy now. The price goes up tomorrow!

Also, some cons don't open hotel reservations until the start of the year, but Sasquan has them open already. In fact, the main hotels are all booked, so they're into overflow hotels already.

So who's planning to be there? Besides me, that is. I'm hoping to see lots of WotFers there!


Thanks for the reminder! I'm signed up. Looking forward to seeing old and new friends!
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby izanobu » Wed Dec 31, 2014 1:17 pm

I'll be there. Got my hotel booked and everything.

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Postby katsincommand » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:49 pm

Have fun you guys. :) I can't join you :( as I'm on the "every other year" for travel plan. I'll hold down the fort here.
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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:08 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:So who's planning to be there? Besides me, that is. I'm hoping to see lots of WIotFers there!


*Jumps up and down*

Me! Me-me-me! I finally get to go to a WorldCon!

I'm going!!
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Postby Alex Kane » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:47 am

Haven't bought my membership yet, but yes, totally going this year! wotf007
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Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:07 pm

I really wish I was going! For one thing, I spent my high school years in eastern WA (Wilbur, to be precise), and I love that whole area.

Now...2017...if Japan gets it, I might be able to go!

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Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Postby austinDm » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:57 pm

The girlfriend and I will be there. Hotel and memberships are all in order, and I plan on booking my flight in a couple months.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!


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