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This weekend [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I attended Westercon 64 in San Jose.

Due to a confluence of happy circumstances with the Fairmont we acquired a free upgrade of our room to a suite, so we asked that it be put on the party floor so the London in 2014 Worldcon bid could use our parlor one night for a bid party.

Three weeks ago, on the way back from my parents' in Redding, we stopped for lunch at Granzella's and realized we could stage a hoax bid party to host Westercon 66 (2013) at Granzella's. (This would make as much sense as attempting to have a Worldcon at Casa de Fruta, which was the hoax bid we perpetrated at the LACon IV Worldcon in 2006.)

When we announced our "bid" one week before Westercon 64, the response was huge; the single filed, real bid, for Portland, Oregon, had not been doing any promotion at all, and our joke fired up all the frustration around the issue. By the time this weekend rolled around we suspected that the joke might actually defeat the Portland bid in the balloting, which would throw the decision to the Westercon business meeting. [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I had several serious discussions about what to do in that event and decided that we would accept a nomination to actually run Westercon 66 if the membership actually asked us to do so in the business meeting. There were a number of hurried conversations to make sure we had the key people available if that happened.

It did, in fact, happen )

So: Andy and I will be running Westercon 66 in 2013!

We're looking (first) at venues in Sacramento, in alignment with the Olive Country beginnings of this string of events. Registration, etc., will begin as soon as the necessary legal paperwork is in place to allow us to accept money (ficticious business name, etc).

Right now the "ZellaCon" Facebook group is our only web presence; we'll be using that temporarily as a communications medium if you want to volunteer/ask questions.

Edited to correct some minor errors on my part about the parliamentary details of reconsideration; thanks to [livejournal.com profile] kevin_standlee for the corrections
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There is still a bit of time (34 hours and a bit) for you to file your Hugo Award nominations if you haven't done so. I just did mine!

If you were a member of Aussiecon IV (last year's Worldcon) or Renovation (this year's Worldcon) as of January 31, 2011, you are entitled to nominate.


Information about the process is available here:
http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo-intro.php

The online nomination form is here:
http://hugos.renovationsf.org/nominations.php

If you have lost the email with your nomination PIN you still have time to request a new one. Information on doing so is available at the nomination form page.

_________________________________________

And yes, Yipe! The Costume Fanzine of Record IS eligible for nomination for Best Fanzine this year. If you enjoy our 'zine, I hope you will include it for consideration while making your nominations.
kproche: (Default)
There is still a bit of time (34 hours and a bit) for you to file your Hugo Award nominations if you haven't done so. I just did mine!

If you were a member of Aussiecon IV (last year's Worldcon) or Renovation (this year's Worldcon) as of January 31, 2011, you are entitled to nominate.


Information about the process is available here:
http://www.renovationsf.org/hugo-intro.php

The online nomination form is here:
http://hugos.renovationsf.org/nominations.php

If you have lost the email with your nomination PIN you still have time to request a new one. Information on doing so is available at the nomination form page.

_________________________________________

And yes, Yipe! The Costume Fanzine of Record IS eligible for nomination for Best Fanzine this year. If you enjoy our 'zine, I hope you will include it for consideration while making your nominations.
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aka the Internet Archive to download inflight entertainment from the archive of the Moving Image...

Currently have a bit more than half of a Tales of Tomorrow episode on the harddrive.

Have Phantom From Space, The Amazing Transparent Man, and Planet Outlaws cued up too.

Our flight home from Westercon boards in about half an hour... think I'm going to switch to the lower data rate versoins, since I'll be watching on the iPod anyway.
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aka the Internet Archive to download inflight entertainment from the archive of the Moving Image...

Currently have a bit more than half of a Tales of Tomorrow episode on the harddrive.

Have Phantom From Space, The Amazing Transparent Man, and Planet Outlaws cued up too.

Our flight home from Westercon boards in about half an hour... think I'm going to switch to the lower data rate versoins, since I'll be watching on the iPod anyway.
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Very high squee factor...

The Radiophonatron.

Warning: it makes noise. You'll recognize the noise. You may also giggle a lot. Clicking on the stop button will cancel the noise that isn't you giggling.
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Very high squee factor...

The Radiophonatron.

Warning: it makes noise. You'll recognize the noise. You may also giggle a lot. Clicking on the stop button will cancel the noise that isn't you giggling.
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I admit to still being a Trekkie, and especially with Further Confusion coming up, there is just so much right about
this Cartoon )
Major snerkage :-)
kproche: (Default)
I admit to still being a Trekkie, and especially with Further Confusion coming up, there is just so much right about
this Cartoon )
Major snerkage :-)
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We're still waiting for the New Year's Day double-feature Torchwood to transfer.

In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I watched the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

A very nice addition to the Dr Who universe indeed!

Tonight we'll join the hardy souls who turn up for the [livejournal.com profile] basfa meeting. Then tomorrow it's back to work!
kproche: (Default)
We're still waiting for the New Year's Day double-feature Torchwood to transfer.

In the meantime, [livejournal.com profile] bovil and I watched the pilot episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.

A very nice addition to the Dr Who universe indeed!

Tonight we'll join the hardy souls who turn up for the [livejournal.com profile] basfa meeting. Then tomorrow it's back to work!
kproche: (Default)
No spoiler warnings required...


What a ride. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I'll let [livejournal.com profile] bovil attempt a real review.

I just know I had a lot of fun :-)
kproche: (Default)
No spoiler warnings required...


What a ride. Wheeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I'll let [livejournal.com profile] bovil attempt a real review.

I just know I had a lot of fun :-)
kproche: (Default)


Kevin Roche

 Friday, October 6th, 2006
 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Donnor Pass Ballroom: Meet TheGuests

 Saturday, October 7th, 2006
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in Monterey Room: Make it Shiny

 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm in San Juan Room: Costumers HardwareStore

 Sunday, October 8th, 2006
 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in Carmel Room: Science Worth WritingAbout


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Kevin Roche

 Friday, October 6th, 2006
 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm in Donnor Pass Ballroom: Meet TheGuests

 Saturday, October 7th, 2006
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm in Monterey Room: Make it Shiny

 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm in San Juan Room: Costumers HardwareStore

 Sunday, October 8th, 2006
 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm in Carmel Room: Science Worth WritingAbout


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