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I worked a lot on the Costume-Con 26 online scheduling tools this weekend, and the result is now available online.

Select "Program and Exhibits" from the top menu and you'll find "Prelimnary Program Schedule" offered near the top of the left menu.

If you want to refer someone there, you can use this link: http://www.cc26.info/show_prelim_schedule.php which actually redirects to the correct page.*

The schedule is still subject to massive changes, of course, but the online view is generated directly from the latest input to the program db, so it's always fresh.
Kevin

*(Geekery: the redirect gets around the issues the secure server has with drilling down directly into the secure part of the site)
kproche: (Default)
I worked a lot on the Costume-Con 26 online scheduling tools this weekend, and the result is now available online.

Select "Program and Exhibits" from the top menu and you'll find "Prelimnary Program Schedule" offered near the top of the left menu.

If you want to refer someone there, you can use this link: http://www.cc26.info/show_prelim_schedule.php which actually redirects to the correct page.*

The schedule is still subject to massive changes, of course, but the online view is generated directly from the latest input to the program db, so it's always fresh.
Kevin

*(Geekery: the redirect gets around the issues the secure server has with drilling down directly into the secure part of the site)
kproche: (Default)
The rough cut of the Costume-Con 26 educational program is now available for viewing at this online program listing page

It's got some gaps and a duplicate or two, but all the data is now in the online database, so you'll see it maturing quickly as we continue to update it with participant responses.
kproche: (Default)
The rough cut of the Costume-Con 26 educational program is now available for viewing at this online program listing page

It's got some gaps and a duplicate or two, but all the data is now in the online database, so you'll see it maturing quickly as we continue to update it with participant responses.
kproche: (Default)
After about 5 abortive attempts to write the Letter from the Chair for the Costume-Con 26 program book, I finally ended up with something I'm not embarrassed to have my byline on For All Eternity, and it has been duly forwarded to [livejournal.com profile] trystbat. And then re-sent, as I realized there was a sentence missing. Such sturm and drang over less than 500 words!
(And, yes, [livejournal.com profile] jaylake, I'm fully aware how much harder short writing actually can be ;-) )

The accompanying photo is more difficult, since my good head shots are 4 years and 3.5 hairstyles ago.

[livejournal.com profile] didjiman, did you get anything at IRLM Coronation that would be useful?
kproche: (Default)
After about 5 abortive attempts to write the Letter from the Chair for the Costume-Con 26 program book, I finally ended up with something I'm not embarrassed to have my byline on For All Eternity, and it has been duly forwarded to [livejournal.com profile] trystbat. And then re-sent, as I realized there was a sentence missing. Such sturm and drang over less than 500 words!
(And, yes, [livejournal.com profile] jaylake, I'm fully aware how much harder short writing actually can be ;-) )

The accompanying photo is more difficult, since my good head shots are 4 years and 3.5 hairstyles ago.

[livejournal.com profile] didjiman, did you get anything at IRLM Coronation that would be useful?
kproche: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I made the long drive down last night, leaving San Jose about 8.

On the advice of [livejournal.com profile] lisa_marli, we finally tried the 25-156-152 route to Pacheco Pass, so as to avoid the idiots-stop at the 152-156 junction (where, as it turns out, CHP had someone directing traffic). It's definitely a better route in general, and we got to Casa de Fruta for dinner before 9.

I drove us as far as the second rest stop on I-5, and Andy took over and drove the rest of the way. We got here about 3:30am and slept in this morning. Lunch in the cafe, and then we helped hang some art show panels and provided a touch of Evil Genius mood lighting (from our decorating supplies ) for the consuite, since the room had the candelabra sconces on the wall and we had 3 full strings of candle flicker bulbs in our kit.

I'm about to go get in a workout, [livejournal.com profile] bovil is hanging out making himself useful, and plans for this evening include building the CC26 fashion show reservation tables, sending out a couple of CC26 broadcast notices and fashion show announcements, and then the big orphan's Thanksgiving dinner here for the early arrivals at the hotel.

Evil Genius Hall of Fame party Saturday night!
kproche: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I made the long drive down last night, leaving San Jose about 8.

On the advice of [livejournal.com profile] lisa_marli, we finally tried the 25-156-152 route to Pacheco Pass, so as to avoid the idiots-stop at the 152-156 junction (where, as it turns out, CHP had someone directing traffic). It's definitely a better route in general, and we got to Casa de Fruta for dinner before 9.

I drove us as far as the second rest stop on I-5, and Andy took over and drove the rest of the way. We got here about 3:30am and slept in this morning. Lunch in the cafe, and then we helped hang some art show panels and provided a touch of Evil Genius mood lighting (from our decorating supplies ) for the consuite, since the room had the candelabra sconces on the wall and we had 3 full strings of candle flicker bulbs in our kit.

I'm about to go get in a workout, [livejournal.com profile] bovil is hanging out making himself useful, and plans for this evening include building the CC26 fashion show reservation tables, sending out a couple of CC26 broadcast notices and fashion show announcements, and then the big orphan's Thanksgiving dinner here for the early arrivals at the hotel.

Evil Genius Hall of Fame party Saturday night!
kproche: (Default)
<Soapbox mode>

If you have an idea for the Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio, sketch it out! DO NOT worry that you are not a brilliant fashion artist.

The jury for the Folio is NOT judging artistic talent -- they are looking at the design concepts.

We have had crayon drawings from a 4-year-old published, and one of those designs was made and modelled in the fashion show.

SO -- scribble, daub, sketch, doodle, twist string into the right shape and photocopy it, but get your design idea onto paper (or into a file) and submit it!

You won't be sorry!

</Soapbox mode>
kproche: (Default)
<Soapbox mode>

If you have an idea for the Costume-Con 26 Future Fashion Folio, sketch it out! DO NOT worry that you are not a brilliant fashion artist.

The jury for the Folio is NOT judging artistic talent -- they are looking at the design concepts.

We have had crayon drawings from a 4-year-old published, and one of those designs was made and modelled in the fashion show.

SO -- scribble, daub, sketch, doodle, twist string into the right shape and photocopy it, but get your design idea onto paper (or into a file) and submit it!

You won't be sorry!

</Soapbox mode>
kproche: (Default)

The second edition of the Costume-Con 26 Progress Report, *Seams To Me* (PDF), is on its way to registered members, which means it's now available to download from www.cc26.info!

Get the latest on our comfy hotel, our fabulous dealers' room, our stunning exhibits, and the eagerly-awaited Fashion Folio rules! Download the PR now, but beware – it’s so full of goodies it may take a little while to load!

You'll need the free Acrobat reader to view the downloadable version.

Of course, CC26 members receive a copy in the mail – if you’re not a member, you can register online and be sure of getting the next PR delivered directly to your door, as well as being able to get in on the education, competition, art, and pleasure of spending a weekend with fellow costumers and costume lovers!

Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, share, and socialize. CC-26 takes place April 25-28, 2008 in San Jose, CA. Stay up to date with Costume-Con 26! Write us at info@cc26.info if you have questions or want to volunteer.

Please forward freely.

Costume-Con is a registered service mark of Karen Dick, used by permission.
CC26! Adventures in the Costume Continuum is a project of The Unconventional Foundation.

kproche: (Default)

The second edition of the Costume-Con 26 Progress Report, *Seams To Me* (PDF), is on its way to registered members, which means it's now available to download from www.cc26.info!

Get the latest on our comfy hotel, our fabulous dealers' room, our stunning exhibits, and the eagerly-awaited Fashion Folio rules! Download the PR now, but beware – it’s so full of goodies it may take a little while to load!

You'll need the free Acrobat reader to view the downloadable version.

Of course, CC26 members receive a copy in the mail – if you’re not a member, you can register online and be sure of getting the next PR delivered directly to your door, as well as being able to get in on the education, competition, art, and pleasure of spending a weekend with fellow costumers and costume lovers!

Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, share, and socialize. CC-26 takes place April 25-28, 2008 in San Jose, CA. Stay up to date with Costume-Con 26! Write us at info@cc26.info if you have questions or want to volunteer.

Please forward freely.

Costume-Con is a registered service mark of Karen Dick, used by permission.
CC26! Adventures in the Costume Continuum is a project of The Unconventional Foundation.

kproche: (Default)
These are sort of random thoughts and notes (not to be confused with Random's thoughts, which... oh, never mind :-)

[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I had a really good time. Minor bad travel-fu on the way east; our Seattle flight was delayed while they repaired the first class lavatory.

We picked up our car and made it to the hotel despite the error in the published directions. Said hi, got dinner at Ruby Tuesdays (which I saw the inside of *too many times* during the weekend).

Loved the concourse, banners, and kiosk, and have notes and photos for reference. The DoubleTree function areas are split into several areas, so we're definitely going to be installing some onsite navigational aids in that spirit.

The original location for the CC26 table was a bit problematic, because it was on the end of the Concourse opposite from reg, and there were a) the Now and Then display and b) the giant lattice partition hiding us from traffic. When we moved into the front half of the concourse things were much easier.

In general, I was impressed by the organization of everything, with one complaint -- the one-hour-on-the-hour program slots. Inevitably, the panel before mine would run up to if not over the hour and we'd get a late start. This was especially bad for the cross-dressing panel, as the ironing demonstration ran over, their equipment had to be broken down and our AV set up. Fortunately, ours was the last panel of the day and our audience was willing to stay a little late so we could cover the points we wanted to.

The Friday social was, well, nicely social. It was also nice of the hotel to make sure later on that CC26 guests could get into "Generations" (the main hotel bar) without paying a cover if we wanted to buy a drink and bring it back to the con suite. The hotel location was also great when I had to do my shopping run for the Evil Genius party.

I spent most of my non-panel time at the CC26 table for obvious reasons, but I always seemed to have good company there; we sold a number of memberships.

It was great fun being in the "hunk of the month" chair for Match Game CC. Sidebar: if you didn't watch the original, each of the six panel positions on "Match Game" acquired certain personalities. As I've come to know it, Seat 1 was for the current male hot TV property, Seat 4 the equivalent female star (and both of them tended to be bimbos). Seat 2 was Brett Somers (Jack Klugman's wife and one of the sharpest wits on the series), Seat 3 was Charles Nelson Riley, Seat 5 was Richard Dawson and Seat 6 was Betty White or Fanny Flagg.
I usually get cast in the Seat 3 position, so it was fun mental gymnastics being in Seat 1. Hope y'all enjoyed it, too.

I used to dread being an auctioneer; it's fun, however, when it's an occasional gig and I was happy to help out Betsy and the Archives. Thanks for playing along.

I was pleasantly gobsmacked to receive the LAA; there isn't much I can say about it that I didn't say on the spot!

There is apparently voodoo about hosting an Evil Genius party at Holiday Inns. Every time we do it, we get a noise complaint. Must be doing something right. Glad everybodyl liked the wine, and happy to share it with CC27 for the Sunday party, too.

Sunday morning came wayyyy too early, but judging the Fashion Show was not a hardship. Back to the table for the rest of the day.

Monday, after two nights of going to bed at 4AM, Andy and I opted to sleep in and skip the field trips. Dinner out at Las Margaritas was lovely, as was the dead dog and the Mousekerade.

One note on that, however -- I remember when it was all spur-of-the-moment and all the critters received an award (and most of them read "Most Humorous"). Bearemy was a bit let down to be one of he
only entries to receive no award at all. It was sweet of one of the mice to present him with their medal as a Miss Congeniality-type thank you backstage afterwards.

So, there you have it -- less a con report and more an assortment of impressions. I had a great time, and I'm still tired and loopy.

Kevin
(see you in April 2008!)
kproche: (Default)
These are sort of random thoughts and notes (not to be confused with Random's thoughts, which... oh, never mind :-)

[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I had a really good time. Minor bad travel-fu on the way east; our Seattle flight was delayed while they repaired the first class lavatory.

We picked up our car and made it to the hotel despite the error in the published directions. Said hi, got dinner at Ruby Tuesdays (which I saw the inside of *too many times* during the weekend).

Loved the concourse, banners, and kiosk, and have notes and photos for reference. The DoubleTree function areas are split into several areas, so we're definitely going to be installing some onsite navigational aids in that spirit.

The original location for the CC26 table was a bit problematic, because it was on the end of the Concourse opposite from reg, and there were a) the Now and Then display and b) the giant lattice partition hiding us from traffic. When we moved into the front half of the concourse things were much easier.

In general, I was impressed by the organization of everything, with one complaint -- the one-hour-on-the-hour program slots. Inevitably, the panel before mine would run up to if not over the hour and we'd get a late start. This was especially bad for the cross-dressing panel, as the ironing demonstration ran over, their equipment had to be broken down and our AV set up. Fortunately, ours was the last panel of the day and our audience was willing to stay a little late so we could cover the points we wanted to.

The Friday social was, well, nicely social. It was also nice of the hotel to make sure later on that CC26 guests could get into "Generations" (the main hotel bar) without paying a cover if we wanted to buy a drink and bring it back to the con suite. The hotel location was also great when I had to do my shopping run for the Evil Genius party.

I spent most of my non-panel time at the CC26 table for obvious reasons, but I always seemed to have good company there; we sold a number of memberships.

It was great fun being in the "hunk of the month" chair for Match Game CC. Sidebar: if you didn't watch the original, each of the six panel positions on "Match Game" acquired certain personalities. As I've come to know it, Seat 1 was for the current male hot TV property, Seat 4 the equivalent female star (and both of them tended to be bimbos). Seat 2 was Brett Somers (Jack Klugman's wife and one of the sharpest wits on the series), Seat 3 was Charles Nelson Riley, Seat 5 was Richard Dawson and Seat 6 was Betty White or Fanny Flagg.
I usually get cast in the Seat 3 position, so it was fun mental gymnastics being in Seat 1. Hope y'all enjoyed it, too.

I used to dread being an auctioneer; it's fun, however, when it's an occasional gig and I was happy to help out Betsy and the Archives. Thanks for playing along.

I was pleasantly gobsmacked to receive the LAA; there isn't much I can say about it that I didn't say on the spot!

There is apparently voodoo about hosting an Evil Genius party at Holiday Inns. Every time we do it, we get a noise complaint. Must be doing something right. Glad everybodyl liked the wine, and happy to share it with CC27 for the Sunday party, too.

Sunday morning came wayyyy too early, but judging the Fashion Show was not a hardship. Back to the table for the rest of the day.

Monday, after two nights of going to bed at 4AM, Andy and I opted to sleep in and skip the field trips. Dinner out at Las Margaritas was lovely, as was the dead dog and the Mousekerade.

One note on that, however -- I remember when it was all spur-of-the-moment and all the critters received an award (and most of them read "Most Humorous"). Bearemy was a bit let down to be one of he
only entries to receive no award at all. It was sweet of one of the mice to present him with their medal as a Miss Congeniality-type thank you backstage afterwards.

So, there you have it -- less a con report and more an assortment of impressions. I had a great time, and I'm still tired and loopy.

Kevin
(see you in April 2008!)
kproche: (Default)
Gallifrey One has sorted out the glitch in online reservations for their convention.

We will be throwing an Evil Genius/CC26 party there!
kproche: (Default)
Gallifrey One has sorted out the glitch in online reservations for their convention.

We will be throwing an Evil Genius/CC26 party there!
kproche: (Default)
A major part of my life right now is working as the chair of Costume-Con 26, to be held in April 2008. If you've never heard of it, here's a bit of information. Feel free to re-post the following if you like:



Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, share, and socialize.

Costume-Con 26 (www.CC26.info) in San Jose, April 25-28, 2008, welcomes space cadets, living history afficianados, reenactors, textile designers, theater designers, fursuiters, mascots, cosplayers, fantasy costumers, costume professionals and folks who just like to dress up! We look forward to mixing it up with all types of costumers (and those who appreciate costumes, such as photographers and artists).

Our first Progress Report is available! Check out *It Seams To Me* for all the latest info on Costume-Con 26 at http://www.cc26.info/progress_reports/CC26_PR_1.pdf.

Learn what kind of contests, competitions, shows, and socials will be happening at Costume-Con 26 . Check out our plans for classes, workshops and lectures covering the continuum of the art we call Costume. What's in the works for kids' costuming? Costume-Con 26 is planning a special activity track specifically for youngsters and their parents.

Wondering where to eat while you're in town? Or perhaps just how you can register for the first California Costume-Con in years? You'll find it in the pages of *It Seams to Me*.

(You'll need a copy of the free Acrobat Reader to view the Progress Report. You can get the Reader at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ if you don't have it already.)

If you'd like more information (or to volunteer!), visit us at www.CC26.info, or write us at: info@cc26.info.
(If you've heard enough and are ready to sign up, just click on the 'Register' link in the menu bar to register!)

Join us for the first Costume-Con to return to California in fourteen years!


Costume-Con 26 is a project of the UnConventional Foundation, Inc., a California non-profit corporation
Costume-Con ® is a registered service mark of Karen Dick, used by permission
kproche: (Default)
A major part of my life right now is working as the chair of Costume-Con 26, to be held in April 2008. If you've never heard of it, here's a bit of information. Feel free to re-post the following if you like:



Costume-Con is a premiere venue for professional and hobbyist costumers to meet, compete, share, and socialize.

Costume-Con 26 (www.CC26.info) in San Jose, April 25-28, 2008, welcomes space cadets, living history afficianados, reenactors, textile designers, theater designers, fursuiters, mascots, cosplayers, fantasy costumers, costume professionals and folks who just like to dress up! We look forward to mixing it up with all types of costumers (and those who appreciate costumes, such as photographers and artists).

Our first Progress Report is available! Check out *It Seams To Me* for all the latest info on Costume-Con 26 at http://www.cc26.info/progress_reports/CC26_PR_1.pdf.

Learn what kind of contests, competitions, shows, and socials will be happening at Costume-Con 26 . Check out our plans for classes, workshops and lectures covering the continuum of the art we call Costume. What's in the works for kids' costuming? Costume-Con 26 is planning a special activity track specifically for youngsters and their parents.

Wondering where to eat while you're in town? Or perhaps just how you can register for the first California Costume-Con in years? You'll find it in the pages of *It Seams to Me*.

(You'll need a copy of the free Acrobat Reader to view the Progress Report. You can get the Reader at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/ if you don't have it already.)

If you'd like more information (or to volunteer!), visit us at www.CC26.info, or write us at: info@cc26.info.
(If you've heard enough and are ready to sign up, just click on the 'Register' link in the menu bar to register!)

Join us for the first Costume-Con to return to California in fourteen years!


Costume-Con 26 is a project of the UnConventional Foundation, Inc., a California non-profit corporation
Costume-Con ® is a registered service mark of Karen Dick, used by permission
kproche: (Default)
Remember the plans to start building a carnosaur head?

Well, I've also been working on bring the online registration system up for Costume-Con 26.

Along the way I broke it.

The ENTIRE website.

We finally found the pesky misplaced double-for-single-quotes culprits (and an equally pesky change in the way PHP handles mixed form variables), but I was, as you might imagine, rather focussed on bringing it back online.

You can preview the form at www.cc26.info/interactive/registration_form.php
But it won't actually take you past the second step at this point. I still have to activate the recording and payment gateways, so IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY WORK yet.

But the rest of the website does.
kproche: (Default)
Remember the plans to start building a carnosaur head?

Well, I've also been working on bring the online registration system up for Costume-Con 26.

Along the way I broke it.

The ENTIRE website.

We finally found the pesky misplaced double-for-single-quotes culprits (and an equally pesky change in the way PHP handles mixed form variables), but I was, as you might imagine, rather focussed on bringing it back online.

You can preview the form at www.cc26.info/interactive/registration_form.php
But it won't actually take you past the second step at this point. I still have to activate the recording and payment gateways, so IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY WORK yet.

But the rest of the website does.

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