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I haven't used this icon in a while...

...mostly because I haven't been chairman of anything for a while and the SSuiseiseki icon seemed more appropriate for my role in conventions since AD 2006. However, I'm going to put the Douglas MacArthur metamask on again for this post, because it seems appropriate for all the elephant shit I'm about to ladle out. Anyway, this seems a good time to note (apropos of yesterday's post about gossip) that whatever other anime fans in Minnesota might think, the official policy of ATC and Anime Detour was that other local conventions were a Good Thing, and we wished them all the best. Not that we were going to provide seed money or membership lists or anything like that, but if they asked for advice we'd be happy to set a spell and talk.

So if I have anything to say about KakkoiCon or Otaku Takeover or Not AnokA-Kon*, keep two things in mind. First, I'm not speaking for anybody but myself any more. I happily passed the ATC Secretary torch to willow_one this year**, am not currently on the staff of AD 2008, and my status as Wombat Without Portfolio is an inside joke that in no way reflects any relationship I might have with Detour, Convergence, or any other convention out there in the Great Plains. Second, as the Russians say, I sell it to you for what I bought it. I can't guarantee the truth or falsity of anything going on out there in Minneapolis or St. Paul***, and suggest that if you really want to know, you should call around/fire off an e-mail and find out when the next meeting is.

No, no gossip today.

*Stop looking. That one's not for real.
**As soon as I get moved into an apartment of my own next month and get unpacked, I swear I'll find that ZIP disk and send it to you. No, really!
***Much less the suburbs and exurbs.


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Nov. 7th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
The next meeting of Anime Detour is this 17th. As for other cons, I don't remember saying anything in an official capacity either, and the policy remains that we have no animosity to any other con in the Twin Cities. How did this rumor start?

Edited at 2007-11-07 11:56 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
God only knows. People get ideas stuck in their heads and you can't get them out with a fusion bomb.
Nov. 8th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Although I can't speak for anyone, I know that a few other Detour staff and I met and spoke with the Kakkoi Con people at AnimeIowa, and the conversation was pleasant. This just sounds like a rumor started by some congoers (i.e. non-staff) that need new hobbies.
Nov. 8th, 2007 10:53 pm (UTC)
This just sounds like a rumor started by some congoers (i.e. non-staff) that need new hobbies.
More than likely. Certainly anyone who actually, you know, asked anyone on the AD staff would know better.
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