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Juggling the schedule

Well, this screws things up mightily. I had been under the (mistaken) impression that Valleycon was on the October 29-31 weekend, but phoenixalpha pointed out that it was actually the previous weekend. This poses a problem, since there was supposed to be an AD meeting on October 24, and it'll be a tad hard for me to preside if I'm still in Fargo. So that meeting will probably be rescheduled for the evening of the 21st, unless people want to push it back to the 31st, and that'll have an effect on scheduling the November meetings. Blech.

I picked up the cable modem, associated cables, and the software from TWC in Richfield, and then went to Best Buy with phoenixalpha after dinner (and a futile search for the cable jack I thought was in my room) to buy cables and a router since both of the cable jacks were in the living room and the cable TWC provided wasn't going to reach that far, quite aside from the fact that we needed to hook both desktops up to the cable feed anyway. All of this technologery turned out to be moot since we couldn't get a connection. Apparently there's either a filter on the line (best case) or the jacks aren't hooked up (worst case) and either way TWC is going to send a tech out today to check it out. And that's the way it went.

At least I'm not feeling totally drained this morning. I'm not wheezing any more when I take a deep breath, which means all the gunk is finally gone from my lungs, and I felt rested this morning instead of dog-tired. Maybe phoenixalpha's chicken stir-fry with extra chili (someday I'm going to teach her how to use measuring spoons) helped after all.

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tokenfanboy
Sep. 29th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
I'd vote for the 21st personally. People likely have plans for the 31st(Halloween).
wombat_socho
Sep. 30th, 2004 10:28 am (UTC)
More than likely, which is why I wanted to pop for the 30th if we had to do a weekend meeting. I'm also not sure whether my class this month is on Mondays & Tuesdays or Mondays & Thursdays.
tokenfanboy
Sep. 30th, 2004 10:50 am (UTC)
Did you get my email about the flyers for FallCon?
wombat_socho
Sep. 30th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Not yet...since DSL went out and cable is not yet on, haven't been glued to the PC as much as I usually am. I'll look for it tonight.
tokenfanboy
Sep. 30th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
Basically I just need a budget OK on getting 750 of the 1/2 page flyers printed up to be put into the 750 grab bags they are giving away at the convention. Also they will have a table to set flyers on as well. How many do we want for that?
wombat_socho
Sep. 30th, 2004 12:28 pm (UTC)
I don't honestly know. How many people show up for Fallcon? Is there a lot of overlap between comics fans and anime/manga fans? We should talk about this. Give me a buzz on the cell phone tonight after I get home (~7 PM).
tokenfanboy
Sep. 30th, 2004 01:18 pm (UTC)
FallCon is pretty big. Last year's attendance is listed as 2,200 on their website. It's the biggest comics/cards/gaming convention in the state. Most comic shops carry manga and anime. There should be a fairly good crossover audience. Travis alerted me to their offer. I think it'd be a good investment to do it. Plus they are doing all the bag stuffing. All I'd have to do is drop off the flyers. Plus the attendees would be given the flyer rather than relying on them to pick it up.

I can check a couple of other places to see if they are any cheaper than Kinkos. Kinkos is just close by which is partly why I've been going there. With it being the 1/2 page flyers, it is really just 375 copies being made and then cut in half.
wombat_socho
Sep. 30th, 2004 01:51 pm (UTC)
That being the case, it would be pretty stupid of us not to do a little advertising with them. Go ahead and check around to see if you can find a less expensive print place - it shouldn't be too hard.
drunkenphlower
Oct. 1st, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
I'd vote for the 21st too... 31st is reserved for Rocky. /dp
wombat_socho
Oct. 1st, 2004 09:28 pm (UTC)
I'll kick it out to the staff list and see if any great howling of disagreement ensues.
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