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Windycon + TAFF Auction! - Zer Netmouse
October 26th, 2009
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Windycon + TAFF Auction!
I will be going to Windycon. In fact, I'm on staff as head of Program Ops. How and when I get there will depend in part on whether or not Brian is going. On the one hand, U*Con. On the other, steampunk goodness, the Foglios, and the chance to chat with Chris Garcia about what it's like to be a TAFF delegate.

He's torn.

But *I*, not being the stalwart gamer that Brian is, will be going to Windycon.

We (meaning Renovation) will be having a fan table there, so let me know if you'd like to help staff it. We (meaning ConFusion) *might* be throwing a party. Let me know if you'd like to help with *that*. We (meaning program ops) will most certainly be having a ball. You can find us in the green room. And we (meaning the TAFF candidates) are organizing a TAFF auction. Don't know when yet, but Frank is sending me nifty things care of Erik V. Olson, Brian and I are donating some things, and I've started soliciting donations from others.

I already have on offer a signed set of the Cloudmages trilogy by S.L. Farrell. (*bows to sleigh*).

I am also contemplating entertainment to draw people to the auction.

Um, Fred, I'm looking at *you*. ;)

Perhaps I'll sing "The Awful Truth" (anyone have a small bell?). Or the Chastity Belt song. I wish I knew someone to sing that with me as a duet. Doing all the voices is fun but the chorus does have a lovely harmony. or am I thinking of "A Fairy Story"? Just have to make sure I'm not up against Tom Smith. Hey, maybe I'll ask Tom to plug the gig, once I know when it is.

So come see me make a fool of myself. And auction off cool stuff.

Donations welcome!

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From:ckd
Date:October 27th, 2009 03:40 am (UTC)
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*sigh*. I wish I could make it to Windycon. Nothing on my horizon before Arisia at this point....
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From:foms
Date:October 27th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
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Condemn me no longer to mourn and to weep. I don't remember harmony in this one.

Arisia for me, too.
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From:netmouse
Date:October 27th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
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the chorus does have a harmonic option. I can hear it in my head. It's not as pretty as the harmony in the fairy story, however.
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From:kyril
Date:October 27th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
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I have a small bell, it's reasonably loud but kinda annoying. And I do remember you singing "Fairy Story" quite well--you'd do fine against Tom unless you've gotten amazingly rusty in the past ten years. I'd suggest you come down to a filk circle some time, but you're a morning person and that's a late night kind of thing. If I were singing something in that direction I'd probably have to pull out "Two Guys Kissin' (Ruined My Life)". ('bout time...) Tom also has "The Ballad of Rupert the Swishy", for which I don't have the melody, but it's much more similar to "Fairy Story".

I actually bought a Tom Smith CD from Tom himself at ConClave...he signed it...I'll never wash that CD again. And then I wound up playing Advanced Tom Smith Substitute (cf. Advanced Tea Substitute and Tom Smith) at the filk circles Friday and Saturday nights since he wasn't feeling well enough to actually stay anywhere near that late. As you may know if my LJ post didn't get lost amidst the wash of everyone else's--and if you didn't see it, you now know pretty much everything in it.
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From:netmouse
Date:October 27th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
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I'm looking for a bell that effectively goes "ding".
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From:apostle_of_eris
Date:October 27th, 2009 05:38 am (UTC)
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I may be doing some green room time, depending on synchronization of schedules . . .
I'd be happy to give Confusion some time. Can anything be done here in Chicago in advance?
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From:netmouse
Date:October 27th, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
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well, it's *always time for *that*...
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From:eleri
Date:October 27th, 2009 06:53 am (UTC)
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What have they wrangled you to do for Renovation? Blade and I talked about wanting to do somethign small, like recreating my role as Signage Goddess... but ghu only knows what 2011 will look like for us :(
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From:netmouse
Date:October 27th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
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Go Go Gadget Signage Goddess!

And happy recent birthday, btw.

I am still a person without portfolio. Patty and I didn't really have a chance to talk at Anticipation. When I introduced myself as "Doing whatever Patty tells me to," she smiled though. And seemed to have something in mind.
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From:delta_november
Date:October 27th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
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Ooh. The Windycon lineup looks really good. Am very tempted. If flights are cheap...
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From:cjfringe
Date:October 27th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I will be there in the game room during the day like last year.

I'm also running Elvin Toast on Saturday night, and helping with the Chicago-SF party. Stop by and say hi!
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From:the_leewit
Date:October 28th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
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Trying to convince my friend Lindsey the Booth Babe to come and start the "Hot Girls in Silly Hats" society--- regrettably, I no longer qualify (if I ever did), gettin' old and feeling the ugly is as ugly does, goes clean to the bone and radiates outward from an ugly soul," thing.

Ooh, you know the "175 signed and endoodled deluxe copies of the _Last Unicorn_" thing that Peter S. Beagle is doing?
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From:netmouse
Date:October 28th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC)
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No, I don't know about this 175 delux copies thing Peter is doing. I have actually been waiting on an order of Unicorn stuff from Peter for two months. I hear I'm going to get an extra Unicorn print for waiting. I'm just hoping it gets here in time for the November birthday I ordered it for...
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From:the_leewit
Date:October 28th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)
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Yikes. P'raps this relates to current financial crisis, in some manner...
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From:netmouse
Date:October 28th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
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PS oh stop it about the ugly bit. You have always been a babe, thick ankles or no.
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From:the_leewit
Date:October 28th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
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M'dear, Fufuberry Gaiman himself feels a bit squatty and uncouth next to Lindsey. And say what you will, he is a *total* babe (okay, you'll probably say, "I agree.") So thanks. Want to borrow a silly hat?
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