FOGcon

Mon, Feb. 7th, 2011 01:53 pm
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[personal profile] oyceter
I am trying to organize a FOGcon POC meetup, a la the ones at Wiscon!

Poll #5861 FOGCon POC meetup!
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 12


I am going to FOGCon

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Yes
4 (33.3%)

No
8 (66.7%)

I would come to a POC meetup

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Yes, and I am going to FOGcon
2 (33.3%)

Yes, and I am not going to FOGcon
2 (33.3%)

Yes, and I am undecided about FOGcon
0 (0.0%)

No
2 (33.3%)

Something else I will say in comments
0 (0.0%)

What are good meet up times?

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Friday 3/11 before 1:30 PM
0 (0.0%)

Friday 3/11 night, possibly after a bit of the Take-off party
3 (100.0%)

Saturday 3/12 morning
1 (33.3%)

Saturday 3/12 afternoon
1 (33.3%)

Saturday 3/12 evening
2 (66.7%)

Sunday 3/13 morning
2 (66.7%)

Sunday 3/13 afternoon
3 (100.0%)

Sunday 3/13 evening
3 (100.0%)

Something else I will put in comments
0 (0.0%)



Current planning ideas: I want to see if there is a convenient space around the hotel that is easily accessible and not a restaurant, since a) splitting the check between 20+ people gives me a headache, b) it's hard to talk like that, and c) maybe some people going to the meet do not want to buy dinner? Any suggestions re: good spaces would be awesome. If someone has a room and is willing to host, that would also be awesome!

Also, once there is a date/time, I want to make flyers and pass them out! I will probably be fine making the flyers and putting them on tables, but I am terrible at approaching people I do not already know, so may put out a call for volunteers to help spread the word, both online and at the con.

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Mon, Feb. 7th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
kalmn: (laughing)
Posted by [personal profile] kalmn
i mean, i would. but it seems kinda tacky.

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Mon, Feb. 7th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
kalmn: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] kalmn
(although, yay! more people i know going to fogcon!)

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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2011 12:32 am (UTC)
via_ostiense: Eun Chan eating, yellow background (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] via_ostiense
If an outdoor location is okay, Lafayette Park is four flat-ish blocks away. map

I won't be able to make it, sadly, because that's the weekend we're celebrating my mom's birthday.

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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
via_ostiense: Eun Chan eating, yellow background (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] via_ostiense
There are also two starbucks within a block, one north at van ness & california, and one south at van ness & bush.

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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: White woman with glasses laughing under large straw hat (JK 52 happy hat)
Posted by [personal profile] jesse_the_k
OK, I was going to post what [personal profile] kalmn did but she beat me to it. However! More people I know at FOGcon! It's the happening thing!

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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
ladyjax: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] ladyjax
The Trek show is the same weekend and since I'm working it, FOGCon is out for me.

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Tue, Feb. 8th, 2011 03:11 am (UTC)
lovepeaceohana: Four young lady clowns, waving happily and invitingly to the viewer. (girlfriends)
Posted by [personal profile] lovepeaceohana
If I'd known about this in time to have planned for it, I'd absolutely be going, and I'd love a POC meetup :3

Sigh. Maybe next year.

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Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
lovepeaceohana: Eggman doing the evil laugh, complete with evilly shining glasses. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] lovepeaceohana
I am in the area-ish, in that, I am south about eight to ten hours' by car :\ If it weren't for the hotel rates, I could probably afford to take a train up there and actually attend the con, but, hotel rates :P

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Thu, Feb. 10th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
lovepeaceohana: a princess against a vague backround. text reads "here's where lost wishes are granted." (lost wishes)
Posted by [personal profile] lovepeaceohana
...that's, very generous of you! Thank you!

/takes into serious consideration

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Wed, Feb. 9th, 2011 12:41 am (UTC)
wordweaverlynn: the Golden Gate Bridge in fog; instead of cables, the uprights are book spines (FOGcon)
Posted by [personal profile] wordweaverlynn
Would you like me to mention this on the FOGcon site, the various online communities, and our Twitter feed? "No" is an OK answer.

This really is going to be a great con.

POC

Sat, Feb. 12th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] emilyjiang.blogspot.com
Hi! I think this is great that you're organizing a POC meetup at FogCon! I'm Chinese-American, and I'm writing mostly Asian/Asian-American characters and/or settings. Happy to meet you on your blog!

1) Spreading the word at the con: I'm happy to hand out flyers! I am a little shy, but I'm totally fine with giving strangers a flyer, esp. if I know it's something that would be of interest! Also, I will be speaking on 2 panels (one Friday afternoon & one Saturday morning), and I can mention the POC meet-up to the audience (like maybe 2 other people that show up?). Also, I can mention it at my reading Friday night @ 9:30 pm. You and all your friends are totally welcome to attend!

2) Location suggestions: Sorry, b/c I'm local, I don't have a hotel room. When I was at World Fantasy in San Jose, I joined a late-night POC gathering in the hotel lobby's bar, and we had a blast. I think somewhere public like that would be great because those people who are interested in POC issues can just join, and there's no obligation to buy anything.

That's it for now. Good luck and see you at FogCon!

Sincerely,
Emily

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