kproche: (Jungleboy Transparent)
Carla Meyer did a very nice job on this interview, especially considering she couldn't always tell whether it was Andy or me answering her questions!

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/06/28/5527085/time-to-suit-up-for-westercon.html
kproche: (Jungleboy Transparent)
It's probably worth mentioning that I managed to build a Westercon 66 merchandise store via Zazzle.

You can check it out here: http://www.westercon66.org/westercon-66-merchandise/

The shirts with Eric Shanower's "Secret Agents in Oz" artwork are amazing.
kproche: (Default)

While researching website upgrade possibilities for another group, I came across a Wordpress theme that had a nifty little feature -- a featured articles "slider".

While that theme doesn't work for the Westercon 66 website, it encouraged me to find a way to accomplish the same thing.

Go have a look!
kproche: (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] bovil and I got to Seattle without incident and are checked into the SeaTac Doubletree.

More important, we have ALL our pre-con errands run: ThinBot collected from FedEx, all our share of the party shopping done. This means we can do whatever we want for the Fourth!
kproche: (Default)


Featuring, of course, ThinBot, our perfectly ordinary robot bartender

And the day before (Friday), you can Go Underground with London in 2014 and Westercon 66, sharing hosting duties.

Same suite, 8ish.
kproche: (Default)
I'll be a panelist at Westercon this weekend.

Here's my schedule:

  • The Modern Fanzine -- Thursday 4:30 PM

  • Spintronics -- Friday 1:00 PM

  • Match Game -- Friday 8:00 PM

  • Match Game -- Saturday 3:00 PM

kproche: (Default)
I'll be a panelist at Westercon this weekend.

Here's my schedule:

  • The Modern Fanzine -- Thursday 4:30 PM

  • Spintronics -- Friday 1:00 PM

  • Match Game -- Friday 8:00 PM

  • Match Game -- Saturday 3:00 PM

kproche: (Default)
©July 5, 2008, Kevin Roche

Ev'rything I need
to know about hosting I
learned from Auntie Mame.



The rest is a lie:
pretentious martinis have
no place at parties.
kproche: (Default)
©July 5, 2008, Kevin Roche

Ev'rything I need
to know about hosting I
learned from Auntie Mame.



The rest is a lie:
pretentious martinis have
no place at parties.
kproche: (Default)
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.
kproche: (Default)
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.
kproche: (Default)
The West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (aka WesterCon 60, aka "Gnomeward Bound,") is being held this weekend (June 30-July 3) at the San Mateo Marriott here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday night (because the convention actually starts on Saturday, so Sunday is the second night) Andy Trembley ([livejournal.com profile] bovil) and I are directing the Masquerade competition. We're using the same process we've used at Anime Los Angeles and Baycon, which means:

  • Things start on time,

  • End on time, and

  • Everybody has a good time.



(Using rules based, of course, on the ICG Fairness in Competition guidelines.)

We have great panels of judges for both on-stage (presentation) and the optional up-close (workmanship) judging, with a healthy mix of veteran judges and fresh faces.
We have lights and sound.
We have a erudite and entertaining Master of Ceremonies.
We have space for an audience.
We have an amazing live-action half-time presentation to keep the audience enthralled while the judges deliberate.

What's missing? You! A masquerade is just an empty stage without the costumers.

If you are attending Westercon 60, are you planning to enter the Masquerade?
If you are attending but not entering, would you like to help?

In either case, come visit the Masquerade desk (Saturday 12-6, Sunday 9-12:45) and we'll sign you up!

Kevin

P.S. If you'd care to drop a note to chair (at ) cc26.info expressing your intentions, it will help me plan how many munchies I need to have for contestants, etc.!)

P.P.S. Feel free to link to or forward this post (in its entirety) to appropriate recipients.
kproche: (Default)
The West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (aka WesterCon 60, aka "Gnomeward Bound,") is being held this weekend (June 30-July 3) at the San Mateo Marriott here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday night (because the convention actually starts on Saturday, so Sunday is the second night) Andy Trembley ([livejournal.com profile] bovil) and I are directing the Masquerade competition. We're using the same process we've used at Anime Los Angeles and Baycon, which means:

  • Things start on time,

  • End on time, and

  • Everybody has a good time.



(Using rules based, of course, on the ICG Fairness in Competition guidelines.)

We have great panels of judges for both on-stage (presentation) and the optional up-close (workmanship) judging, with a healthy mix of veteran judges and fresh faces.
We have lights and sound.
We have a erudite and entertaining Master of Ceremonies.
We have space for an audience.
We have an amazing live-action half-time presentation to keep the audience enthralled while the judges deliberate.

What's missing? You! A masquerade is just an empty stage without the costumers.

If you are attending Westercon 60, are you planning to enter the Masquerade?
If you are attending but not entering, would you like to help?

In either case, come visit the Masquerade desk (Saturday 12-6, Sunday 9-12:45) and we'll sign you up!

Kevin

P.S. If you'd care to drop a note to chair (at ) cc26.info expressing your intentions, it will help me plan how many munchies I need to have for contestants, etc.!)

P.P.S. Feel free to link to or forward this post (in its entirety) to appropriate recipients.
kproche: (Default)
Starting on the Conzilla costume project:

I have as raw materials


  • One (1) White hard hat in my size

  • Cans of 3 different formulation 3M Scotch brand spray adhesives

  • A 4x22x36 inch cushion foam slab

  • A brand new Oster electric carving knife

  • Two (2) rolls of holographic lizard-skin spandex, one teal and one black

  • Two silicone-rubber footballs (fluorescent yellow and fluorescent pink)

  • Two glow-in-the-dark eyeball superballs

  • A brand-new pack of Microtex sharp machine needles

  • (on order) a full-size sheet of Wonderflex



The goal (before leaving for the Moulin Rouge party this afternoon) is to end up with a reasonable costume facscimile of a carnosaur skull built on the hardhat. The WonderFlex will become the lower jaw, but I have to carve the big part first.

Thanks in advance to [livejournal.com profile] furtech for the little design confab we did at Costume-Con 24!
kproche: (Default)
Starting on the Conzilla costume project:

I have as raw materials


  • One (1) White hard hat in my size

  • Cans of 3 different formulation 3M Scotch brand spray adhesives

  • A 4x22x36 inch cushion foam slab

  • A brand new Oster electric carving knife

  • Two (2) rolls of holographic lizard-skin spandex, one teal and one black

  • Two silicone-rubber footballs (fluorescent yellow and fluorescent pink)

  • Two glow-in-the-dark eyeball superballs

  • A brand-new pack of Microtex sharp machine needles

  • (on order) a full-size sheet of Wonderflex



The goal (before leaving for the Moulin Rouge party this afternoon) is to end up with a reasonable costume facscimile of a carnosaur skull built on the hardhat. The WonderFlex will become the lower jaw, but I have to carve the big part first.

Thanks in advance to [livejournal.com profile] furtech for the little design confab we did at Costume-Con 24!

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