Anyway, the party was good. I took tabouli salad and bread, the last of our candy corn, juice, and cups. Most everyone else brought deserts or pop, but there was some cider and someone eventually brought a veggie platter. I don't think I had too many cookies considering I stayed until nearly midnight.
The speachifying for 2004 ConFusion GoHs went a little long but Krysta did a great job of keeping it moving. BJ removed himself from the ballot (he was a fan GoH nominee). Everyone agreed Concom meetings count as business meetings, so I could vote. Krysta and Tammy and I tallied the ballots. Krysta read votes out loud while tammy and I made marks by names. two marks for a first-place choice, one mark for a second-place. I can't say who won, obviously, because we still have to invite people, but I think it's safe to note that there definitely seemed to be a high impact of having someone there at the meeting to speak for the nominee, show examples of why they were cool, etc. I think at least two of the people selected had more than one person speak up during the speech time to comment on them as nominees. For each nominee Krysta invited the person who nominated them to speak first, and then other people were welcome to comment.
Jeff Beeler wasn't feeling well and didn't come. We tried and I think did a fairly good job of representing why he had nominated his nominees, since either Krysta or Tammy or I knew them all well. There were, however, a few nominees who had just about nothing said about them, because the nominator wasn't there and other people didn't know them.
A couple of the nominees were local and obviously known personally by the people nominating them. We tried to encourage that contact info be sent to Programming whether or not they got elected.
My costume was a mixed success. That is to say, it was quite popular, but I always had to explain the idea behind it. A few people had trouble recognizing me without my glasses. It was interesting. I stayed a bit too late, playing a game called Outburst and afterwards swapping stories with Tammy, Eric, Jennifer, Seth, Hope, and Robyn. I was too tired to be quick enough for Outburst, and besides our team ended up with a fairly high number of categories where you're supposed to name people or bands and I'm not good at that sort of thing.
But anyway, the whole thing was fun.