Re: New York Meeting? (was: Re: New England Meeting? )
|From:||Tim Smith <timsmith@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 17, 2000, 3:02|
At 06:31 PM 3/16/2000 -0500, Steg Belsky wrote:
>Or how about a New York meeting?
>If we make a get-together in Albany or so, it'll probably be more central
>for everyone involved....NYC Metro Area, Boston/Providence, Rochester,
>Ithaca, Binghamton...it'd probably involve more people, too.
I'll gladly second this suggestion (in fact, I've suggested it myself in
the past -- but then, I'm biased because I live in Albany). If people are
interested, I'd be willing to do some kind of organizing (or host something
at my house if there aren't too many people).
But, as I've already said to Kenji off-list, I'd also be willing to go to
Boston if there's a gathering there, assuming that the timing is right (or
anyplace else within a few hours' driving time from here).
Yet another idea is for a bunch of conlangers to go to a pre-existing
science fiction convention and have a conlang-con-within-the-con. For
October 6-8 (Columbus Day Weekend)
Ramada Inn, Schenectady, NY (rooms $73 single, $78 for 2-4)
Guest of Honor: Glen Cook
Artist Guest of Honor: Joe DeVito
Fan Guest of Honor: The Wombat
Memberships: $38 until 9/28/2000 or $45 at the door
Gaming-only memberships: $10 until 9/28/2000 or $15 at the door
One-day memberships: Friday $20, Saturday $25, Sunday $20
Further information available at <http://www.albacon.org>
or Albacon 2000
PO Box 2085
Albany, NY 12220-0085
There's also Worldcon, which is in Chicago this year, August 31 through
September 4 (info at <http://www.chicon.org>). And next year it's in
Philadelphia (the Millennium Philcon), at about the same time (an extended
Labor Day weekend -- a bit late for the tenth anniversary celebration that
people have been talking about lately, but maybe not too far off).
Of course, none of these ideas are mutually exclusive.