The contract with the Plaza has been signed, so now we have a lovely hotel with lots of function space to jump around in and a consuite that is HUEG LIKE XBOX. Now all we need is a couple hundred of our close personal friends to show up, and twenty of them to sign up… Continue reading ON LIKE DONKEY KONG
The post-mortem was very productive and people came up with lots of good ideas for next year, most of which we can get done without blowing fresh holes in the budget. (See previous post.) So, without further ado… Sarah suggested we do a YA short story contest (short stories written by young adults) with prizes,… Continue reading A rather lengthy to-do list
Money makes the world go ’round. Money is the thing we work for so we can do fun stuff like stage conventions so we can have fun with a couple of hundred of our closest friends. Which means that on every convention staff, there’s a guy chewing on his pencil and grinding his teeth when… Continue reading Greasy Budgetary Stuff
As D.J. Butler pointed out to me Sunday morning, we made it happen, and that was the important thing. A few of the salient points, by way of an after-action report… Attendance: 29 paid members (25 attending, 4 supporting) Two attending members didn’t show up for various reasons but warned us ahead of time, so… Continue reading We done good.
Well, we’re about as ready as we’re going to get, I think. The T-shirts are on the way to the hotel, I have a box of our Guest of Honor’s books in my trunk (because I had a momentary brain fart and forgot to tell her to mail them to the hotel), and I finally… Continue reading S-Day Minus 6
Or at least easily confused. See, back in May I signed a contract with the Best Western Plus in Henderson…but I got it wrong when I asked the Staff Artist to do the flyers, so until now all the flyers have had the wrong BWP on them. Turns out the correct hotel is on St,… Continue reading Your Chairman Is An Idiot.
A long time ago in a city far away (Washington D.C., to be precise) there was a convention called Disclave, and one of the many cool things about it was the Interstellar Cookie Conspiracy, where people brought baked goods and other tasty stuff to contribute to the consuite. We think that’s a great idea, one… Continue reading The Dawn Of The Intermountain Cookie Conspiracy
I am happy to announce that David J. Butler, Consulting Editor and author, will be coming down from Utah to stage the Baen Roadshow & Prize Patrol, a wonderful addition to our programming! We’ve also had a suggestion/invitation from authoress Erin Lale to host an outing to the local Renaissance Festival; if there’s enough interest,… Continue reading We got us a Roadshow!
I had thought about promoting the con at Balticon, where I spent the Memorial Day weekend, but after my experience there I decided not to bother since not too many fans are insane like me and prone to cross the continent to attend an SF convention. I had the excuse of seeing friends in the… Continue reading The Post-Balticon Shirts & Site Update
Well, we finally have a home for Son of Silvercon, even if it is in Henderson and not Las Vegas proper, and even though the room rates are pretty heinous ($199 plus tax) since we’re on the same weekend of NASCAR: October 13-15. All our guests are on board with the date change, which is… Continue reading Post-Tax Season Update