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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)
alverant

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)
filkertom

Whoops. Fixed.

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

Thanks.

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)
jeffreyab

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

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

Just fixed that.

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

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)
filkertom

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

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

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

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

Got it.

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

Chessiecon Thanksgiving weekend?

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

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

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

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)
filkertom

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)
pseud0sapien

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)
alverant

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)
filkertom

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)
alverant

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.

Wed, Apr. 23rd, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
arakasi1: Is Midwest Media Expo confirmed?

And if so, when will you be playing? I've been a fan of yours since Plugged came out, but I've never been in the same part of the country that you've been performing before. Now my job has me working in Sterling Heights, MI for the next couple of months, so I plan on taking advantage of the opportunity.