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May 26th, 2004
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Penguicon Report online in Emerald City
Cheryl has posted this month's edition of Emerald City, which includes my penguicon con report. It's a diary-style con report, but I tried to include items of general interest.

... hope you like it.

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From:mgaiman
Date:May 26th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Yay, very nice. It was a very fun time.
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From:renniekins
Date:May 27th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
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Yup, I liked it! Fun to relive the con again... (:
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From:dreadpiratesiri
Date:May 28th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
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damnit, i was totally going to say that. well, i was going to add "fun to relive the gigglefit that Just. Wouldn't. End. but same basic principle.

great writeup though. maybe we should make you do con reports... ;-)
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From:matt_arnold
Date:May 27th, 2004 07:00 am (UTC)
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There are items of interest both general and specific! Best of all, there's stuff I didn't know about but now I do.

I have a question. Above this report there's a story, "Conventional Piracy," about a convention involving lots of technology, which seems to be fictionalized or dramatized with obvious comedic fantasy. However, it includes just enough real names and places to make me wonder if there's a grain of truth to it.

I quote: "Ever keen to reduce the cost of conventions, the Plokta Cabal had instituted a system of virtual panels. Roughly 80% of the programming at the convention took place entirely in cyberspace, largely through the medium of IRC chat forums. This solved an awful lot of scheduling problems and allowed us to manage with a hotel with rather less function space than might otherwise have been required." If this article is based ever so loosely on a real event, I want to know what on earth this is all about and how they managed it.
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