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Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014, 03:09 pm
Oh, Look -- Tom's 2014 Schedule

I haven't yet posted my schedule for 2014. Here 'tis, as of today. Anything marked with an asterisk (*) is not yet finalized but pretty darn likely.

March 14-16: Millennicon, Cincinnati, OH ( http://www.millennicon.org/ )
April 25-27: Midwest Media Expo*, Detroit, MI ( http://www.midwestmediaexpo.com/ )
May 2-4: PenguiCon*, Southfield, MI ( http://www.penguicon.org/ )
June 6-8: DucKon, Wheeling, IL ( http://www.duckon.org/ )
June 20-22: FuMPFest, Wheeling, IL ( http://fumpfest.com/ )
June 26-29: LibertyCon*, Chattanooga, TN ( http://www.libertycon.org/ )
July 4-6: InConJunction*, Indianapolis, IN ( http://www.inconjunction.org/ )
July 17-20: DetCon 1, Detroit, MI ( http://detcon1.org/ )
Aug. 1: private function
Aug. 14-17: Gen Con Indy*, Indianapolis, IN ( http://www.gencon.com/ )
Aug. 29-Sept. 1: Dragon Con*, Atlanta, GA ( http://www.dragoncon.org/ )
Sept. 26-28: FenCon*, Addison, TX ( http://www.fencon.org/ )
Oct. 3-5: ContraFlow, New Orleans, LA ( http://contraflowscifi.org/ )
Oct. 24-26: Ohio Valley Filk Festival, Columbus, OH ( http://www.ovff.org/ )
Nov. 14-16: WindyCon, Lombard, IL ( http://www.windycon.org/ )
Nov. 28-30: ChessieCon, Baltimore, MD ( http://chessiecon.org/ )

This entry was originally posted at http://filkertom.dreamwidth.org/1649183.html. You may comment there or here, although LJ tends to have a livelier conversation at this time.

Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)

DucKon is NOT in Wheaton. I wish to FSM it was because that's where I live, but sadly it's in Wheeling 20+ miles north. It's in the same hotel as FumpFest in fact.

Edited at 2014-03-07 08:29 pm (UTC)

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)

Whoops. Fixed.

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)


FYI I checked google and Wheaton has zero hotels. It could be our size or the not being near an interstate. But it could be that Wheaton was a dry town for so long when Chicago's burbs grew up the hotels went to more booze friendly places. I'm not even sure where we can put a hotel which is too bad because we have two colleges nearby.

Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)

You left off Detcon1 the Detroit North American Science Fiction conventionhttp://detcon1.org/coming/program-participants/!

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:14 pm (UTC)

Just fixed that.

Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)

I only share one convention with you, and that's DragonCon, so I won't get to see you. Will you be coming out to ChessieCon? I seem to remember your name on the flyer - but I've seen a lot of flyers lately.

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:41 pm (UTC)

Yep, I'm a guest out there. :)

Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014 10:05 pm (UTC)

July 17-20: Detcon1 (2014 NASFiC), Detroit, MI (http://www.detcon1.org)

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:15 pm (UTC)

Got it.

Fri, Mar. 7th, 2014 10:24 pm (UTC)

Chessiecon Thanksgiving weekend?

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)

Yep. Slipped my mind completely, but on the schedule now.

Sat, Mar. 8th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC)

Along with the folks above, at least 1 of Chessiecon's cochairs is also convinced you're showing up. In fact, she's asked me to be your liaison. That's right, I'm yours to command -- for that weekend, anyway.

Edited for clarity.

Edited at 2014-03-08 06:47 am (UTC)

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)

Heh heh heh. ;) Yep, it just slipped my mind. We'll have to get in contact about stuff soon!

Sun, Mar. 9th, 2014 11:58 pm (UTC)

Edmonton AB: left out in the cold again. Ah well, perhaps I'll catch you in Detroit.

Mon, Mar. 10th, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)

I looked up some of those places and driving times and I don't know how you do it. My longest drive was about 4 hours from my parents home to Urbana for Chabamacon last Thanksgiving. I felt like a zombie going into the hotel and doubt I could have made it much further. Now I see driving times of 6 hours and I wonder how the hell can I go to them.

You know what convention sites need? Well first some of them need better designers. But apart from that they need a message board to help carpoolers. Something like "I'm in X going to FunCon, does anyone want to ride with me and do some of the driving?" Something like that will make friends and bring more people to the con.

Mon, Mar. 10th, 2014 02:12 pm (UTC)

That's a seriously good idea, especially for the regionals. Tell you what -- I'll talk to DetCon, FenCon, and DragonCon, you hook up with Windy and maybe Duck, and we'll start there. Anybody out there want to talk to Kage or Giza about AnthroCon?

Fri, Mar. 14th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)

I refined the idea a bit more. The con would just post on their site a list of cities where people need a ride live. Then those who have registered (so we know who they are) can tell the con, "I'm in/passing through [city] and I have room for X people who [can drive/help pay for gas/whatever]." The con would be the go-between and let the people work out the details. I'm not sure what sort of legal responsibilities the con would have though, it could be why no one has done it before.