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You -- yes, YOU! -- are invited to a WorldCon Party!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:13 pm

It has come to my attention (thanks, austinDM!) that we have danced around this topic, but not made it clear here on the forum. So here's the announcement...

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Party at WorldCon!

WorldCon attendees, look for the Writers and Illustrators of the Future (WAIOTF) room party! Writers judge David Farland will be dropping by for at least part of the night. Our hosts include former WOTF winner Bill Ledbetter and this year's Golden Pen winner, Tina Smith (a.k.a Tina Gower)! Our other hosts are Dantzel Cherry and myself. Forum regulars and writer winners Marina Lostetter and Andrea Stewart will also be there, and I'm fairly sure we'll see Kevin Ikenberry, Austin, and a bunch of other forumites. And we hope this includes you! Come by and hang out with other WAIOTF folks. Eat, drink and be Merry!

This is an official WAIOTF party sponsored by Author Services to promote the contest, but it's also a chance to meet your forum buddies. A few of us managed to have dinner last year, but we wanted an easier way to find each other this year. Besides this, there's also a WAIOTF panel on Friday at 2, so this will be a great chance to learn inside tips about the contest.

The party will be on Friday night. Look for the fliers/announcements at the party hotel, hopefully as early as Thursday afternoon, for time and room number. We will also try to post that information here, in the Forum and the WotF Facebook site as soon as we have it.

Hope to see you all there!

(And who knows who else might make an appearance? wotf013 )
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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:47 pm

sniff sniff
I never wanted to go to any old dumb party anyway!
sniff sniff

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Seriously, have a blast for me since I cannot. On the plus side I have a new job and while I had thought it to be a purely temp thing, that's looking less and less the case.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:11 pm

bobsandiego wrote:sniff sniff
I never wanted to go to any old dumb party anyway!
sniff sniff

-----

Seriously, have a blast for me since I cannot. On the plus side I have a new job and while I had thought it to be a purely temp thing, that's looking less and less the case.


Yeeeeeehaaaaa!!!!! That's a reason for a party all by itself! Congratulations!
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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:22 pm

Thanks Martin and I tend to agree. It looks like the temp position has a path open to a full time union position with great benefits, a pension (my god I never thought I'd see one of those), and doing a public good to boot.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:34 am

bobsandiego wrote:Thanks Martin and I tend to agree. It looks like the temp position has a path open to a full time union position with great benefits, a pension (my god I never thought I'd see one of those), and doing a public good to boot.


WOOHOO!!!
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Postby austinDm » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:58 am

bobsandiego wrote:Thanks Martin and I tend to agree. It looks like the temp position has a path open to a full time union position with great benefits, a pension (my god I never thought I'd see one of those), and doing a public good to boot.

Congrats on the job, Bob! I'm glad you're liking it.

And thanks for the official invite, Martin!

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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:47 pm

bobsandiego wrote:sniff sniff
I never wanted to go to any old dumb party anyway!
sniff sniff

-----

Seriously, have a blast for me since I cannot. On the plus side I have a new job and while I had thought it to be a purely temp thing, that's looking less and less the case.



I was thinking of saying I agree with your statement.

But hey, that second part is Good News/ Good working there.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:47 pm

And no I won't be there as usual it's too far away.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:01 am

This will be in London next year, so now's the time...
For those of us in the states, anyway.
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Postby gower21 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:39 pm

Wooohoo! I can't wait to see all of you!

Hoping we get a lot of WOTF forum members and lurkers at the party, so we can hang out.

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Postby J. Scott Marlatt » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:34 pm

I've got atleast one panel i want/need to go to after 6:00

But keep the party going and I'll see ya there.

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:20 pm

I don't even know where the thing is. wotf001

'grats on the likely job acquisition, Bob!
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Postby MJNL » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:11 pm

I will also have a few copies of vol. 29 for sale at the con, so if you would like to buy one (for less than list price) and get it signed, there will be an opportunity. I can only get so many books into my luggage though, so if you want one be sure to catch me early.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:15 pm

s_c_baker wrote:I don't even know where the thing is. wotf001


San Antonio. Maybe our California contingent can sneak you in their luggage.
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Postby usbergo » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:39 am

Whaaaat?! Awesome! I'm totally there. San Antonio or bust! wotf022
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Postby jdbrink » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:46 pm

bobsandiego wrote:Thanks Martin and I tend to agree. It looks like the temp position has a path open to a full time union position with great benefits, a pension (my god I never thought I'd see one of those), and doing a public good to boot.



Congrats, Bob!
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Postby jdbrink » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:48 pm

Martin, I see your name on the Hugo new authors' nominee list! Congratulations! wotf010
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:15 pm

jdbrink wrote:Martin, I see your name on the Hugo new authors' nominee list! Congratulations! wotf010


Not that I had even a glimmer of a chance of being nominated with my three stories at the time (two in an obscure and now defunct anthology), but thank you!
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Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
jdbrink wrote:Martin, I see your name on the Hugo new authors' nominee list! Congratulations! wotf010


Not that I had even a glimmer of a chance of being nominated with my three stories at the time (two in an obscure and now defunct anthology), but thank you!



Seems like it's nice to be on the list at least. Better to be chosen but still as I said nice.


So a nice congrats.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:27 am

Party details!

Marriott Rivercenter
Room #3536
Starts: 9:00 p.m.
Ends: The Future!
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Postby bobsandiego » Sat Aug 31, 2013 12:59 pm

Have fun and remember us fallen
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