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I needed that

I took the day off yesterday to attend contract negotiations for Anime Detour 2006/2007 (I want to get 2007 nailed down so my successor has one less thing to worry about) and just decompress in general. The decompression went okay, the contract negotiations also okay but not in the way I originally expected - we had somehow fallen off Dave Anderson's calendar and he was off meeting with the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau instead of talking to us about the terms for the two-year deal we want. So Rick, Ron, and I sat around talking about NoBrandCon until drunkenphlower showed up, at which point we talked about stuff we wanted done differently in the new contract. We also were fortunate enough to have Mark, the T-bird's chief engineer, wander by. He had a lot of good ideas, especially on someplace to rent the UHF walkie-talkies we were looking at so we wouldn't have to pay a couple of kilobucks to buy radios, license and train people. Dave eventually showed up and we got to talk to him for a few minutes before a staff meeting, during which we re-scheduled for next Wednesday night. He did give us some useful advice on dealing with the Sheraton, which I'm going to put to good use.

After that, I went home, did laundry, played a lot of C2P, and just chilled out. All in all, a good day off.


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Apr. 23rd, 2005 01:18 am (UTC)
You seem to involved in a LOT of anime conventions. And I've just been to one so far: I-CON in my university. Well, I did volunteer to get free pass (saves $45), but so did everyone in the anime club. I was involved in doing some of the anime showings. I did Slayers (yay!).
Apr. 23rd, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Well, just two, really - Anime Detour and Anime Iowa. The other conventions are all SF with anime content, with the exception of Arcana, which is horror and dark fantasy.
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