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Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014, 11:35 am
ConFusion Next Weekend!
The ConFusion Programming Schedule
is up, and I am in a daunting position. I can deal with 6:00 p.m. Saturday, that's fine. But whose bright idea was it that I
go right after the Heather Dale Band (Heather, Ben Deschamps, probably S. J. Tucker, and who knows who else will show up)!? I'm doomed
Or else we'll all have a great time. One of the two.
Oh, and markbernstein
is the Fan GOH! He gets inducted into that worthy office at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, then has his own concert at 3:00. And there's howardtayler
and other artists doing stuff, and lots of Maker panels, and Anime all weekend (if you're up at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, they're running an ep of the marvelous Code Geass
), and more writer panels than you can shake a Selectric at, and gaming, and costuming, and and and.
If, for whatever reason, you have never been to ConFusion, this is a really great year to start.
So, who's planning to be there?This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1646493.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 05:25 pm (UTC)
But whose bright idea was it that I go right after the Heather Dale Band? I'm doomed.
You know, that situation would make a good song to sing at conventions. You could cover all the mishaps, screw-ups and disasters that should
have ruined your show, but fandom being fandom, a good time was still
had by all.
Sat, Jan. 11th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
I still remember fondly the convention where an unscrupulous hotel manager double-booked us and an antique auction. After much mayhem and confusion things settled down and a herd of little old lady antiquers bought a ton of stuff in the dealers room while a gaggle of con-goers (many in costume) scored some great old stuff that just needed a little work to become awesome steampunk artifacts. Only in fandom.
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 05:36 pm (UTC)
If anyone can follow those folks, it's you. And maybe write an instafilk parody of one of their songs. If SJ is there, Salad of Doom might be a good choice.
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wish I could, but alas...
And don't worry, you'll be fine. Heather and Ben will be in the front row cheering you on. :)
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 06:01 pm (UTC)
Hey Tom, me & Devo are try to find someone we can ship some of the 4x6 FuMPFeST cards to, so they can be placed on the con flier tables at ConFusion. Can you ask your readers if someone who will be attending ConFusion would be willing to let me ship them an envelope and place them on the tables there for us? If so tell them to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . :)
Tue, Jan. 14th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
LUUUKE! Dude, ME! You've got the address. Yeesh.
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 07:27 pm (UTC)
I'll be there, as always, running around like crazy running ProgramOps. :)
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
Clearly you are doomed to have a great time. Just like the rest of us who are planning to show up at the con.
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Gee - two-thirds of a Conjecture 2013 / Conchord 25 reunion :-).
I almost wish I could be there. I have enough mid-west friends from being a Chicago area fan for many years that I'd like to get back there once and a while.
On the other hand, Michigan in January vs. San Diego in January....
(Alas, Detcon is out. Too close to Westercon, Comic-Con - yes, I'm slightly insane - and Loncon 3).
Fri, Jan. 10th, 2014 10:16 pm (UTC)
I'm a bit iffy about traveling to a convention. I had enough problems driving four hours to Chambanacon and ConFusion is further away. Plus I'm not sure about the condition of my car. I also have a conflict. I'd rather spend some time at home or run errands to catch up on things.
OT, I had to find a new home for a cat I took in back in August. The good news is that her new home is perfect for her. She's an only cat again and doesn't have to worry about other cats harassing her. She's adapting well and getting all the love and attention she wants. I got very lucky to find such a perfect home for her so soon.
Sat, Jan. 11th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)