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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 01:39    Post subject: Uncon 2009 - the "official" suggestions thread Reply with quote

Well, someone had to do it Smile

So, any ideas?
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 07:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

More opportunities to meet up and socialise, because the lecture's don't leave lot's of time for socializing.

It would be nice if things didn't just stop dead at 5'o'clock in the evening, on the Saturday night. a longer bar, movies and the like, as a possibility, so that we don't all have to disappear into the night and go our separate ways.

And a 'Fortean Times Message Board Message Board', of some description, where we could all meet up, too. I met some great FTMB'ers this year, but I'm sure I missed loads, too.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 08:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, we looked at doing an evening event this year, but it proved impossible to organise in time.

Would people be interested in a distinct, ticketed evening event? This would cost money both for us to put on and for you to attend, so we would have to be sure of interest in advance. We were thinking of something far looser and more sociable than UnCon proper - perhaps live music, screenings, cabaret acts and so on in a venue with food and drink and a more pubby/clubby atmosphere.

If there appears to be enough support for this sort of idea we will look into it for next time.

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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 09:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please, not a disco. Laughing
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 09:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
Please, not a disco. Laughing

I once went to a Comics & SF Convention, where they showed films and rare TV series all night. That was good. Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors, at 3'o'clock, in the morning. But, there was rather less of a rigorous lecture schedule. Smile
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 10:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have it in Australia. Wink
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the above, with cheap food and cheap drink. I think screenings of cult films and TV series sound good, I'll never get around to watching these sorts of things otherwise and it sounds fun to catch up on these things with fellow forteans.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

A separately ticketed event would probably be best for people who might have partners that aren't attending the Con proper, but might want to come for movies/performances/whatever. Include it in the cost of the weekend ticket, but sell it separately for day ticket holders, and non attendees.

This would be a good place to put things like the Burlesque, or the Cthulhu film from 2006.

As I said on the other thread, WiFi access for attendees would be good. And some kind of forum for announcements and chatting.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 15:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

10-15 mins between lectures would be good. Less of a scramble and less chair-scraping and footsteps for the the first 10 mins of a presentation.

As mentioned elsewhere, more stalls or an event of some kind (eg the psychic olympics of a few years back) would be a welcome break from all the lectures.

And get Jan "sticky clouds" back. He funny.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 16:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be in favour of an evening event. As Anomie says, this might be a good setting for theburlesque shows and whatnot.

An 10-15 minute break in mid-morning and mid-afternoon, so people can grab a cup of tea or empty their bladders, would also definitely be great.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 17:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

At some previous UnCons there were films at the end of the Saturday session,something similar would be a good start for an evening session, possibly with some carbaret style acts.
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 18:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

comfy seats would be nice, rather than those awful plastic things

can we go back to posting out the wristband passes as well, or at least have seperate ones for the two days again
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PostPosted: 05-11-2008 23:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

zarathustraspake wrote:
As Anomie says

This has been bugging me.

There is no "I" in me. There is a "me" in me, but no "I".

Carry on.
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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 18:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

SoundDust wrote:
comfy seats would be nice, rather than those awful plastic things

can we go back to posting out the wristband passes as well, or at least have seperate ones for the two days again


Amen to both those requests. I got frowned at because I'd taken my orange wristband off on Saturday night. It just seems... unhygienic to wear it two days running Shocked

(Or, to be honest, I'd put it on too tight and it got uncomfortable)
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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 18:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people actually bathed while still wearing their wristband.

I, of course, accessorised it quite smartly, and received compliments for my style and ingenuity.
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