wombat_socho (wombat_socho) wrote,
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Short week

Spent the afternoon yesterday at the Diversicon meeting. Pre-registrations are up to 85, which is encouraging, but only 6 rooms got booked, which led to the hotel trying to pull a fast one with the function space in the short term and the committee talking about finding other space for next year in the long term. Much discussion of hotel issues, but the bottom line is that Diversicon (like Arcana) has always been too small to do more than just pay for the function space and give its handful of ootie/partying members a price break on the room. Diversicon is changing slowly - it used to be mainly a sercon literary/film-oriented convention, but it has been expanding somewhat into anime and filk the last couple of years so that it resembles a smaller version of Minicon. There's talk about three-four room parties at Diversicon this year, which will be something not seen for a few years, and this could be a sign that things are on the upswing.

After the meeting I took the console boxes down to the storage area and dropped the back seats in the Kia. Too bad they don't lay flat, but you can't have everything...it'll make loading everything out for Diversicon easier, if nothing else. After that, I picked up some groceries at Sam's Club and headed home, where I poked around online looking for Traveller stuff and then burned a 100% Canadian Content CD (my first remix CD) before turning in.

I'm thinking Friday is going to be a pain in the butt. I have ten cases of soda, a refrigerator, and a couple large boxes of T-shirts that I need to lug over to the hotel (and that's not even talking about the AD room party stuff or personal gear), so Melody better get her butt home from the farm by Thursday night. I don't fancy trying to do all this by myself, even with a big bottle of ibuprofen on hand. Meanwhile, New Guy Alex is in FOCUS training today, so I'll actually have something to do today. Time to get up and get rolling.
Tags: diversicon, music
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