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emilly ([personal profile] emilly) wrote2012-06-14 09:49 pm

i ran a con!

oh my god it's over!

it's mostly over. we had an issue with the trophies so i still have to post them out when they get here. plus, i should send out one last newsletter - thank everyone & let people know about the open committee meeting for next year's con. oh, and i gotta add some resources to the website!

i've been getting messages from various people telling me what a great time they had, but to be honest all i can really think about is the stuff that got messed up. i now have an extensive & incredibly comprehensive list of all the stuff that one should really have had for the registration desk, which is to say all the many things i forgot to bring.

i was really worried about the venue ending up too small - which it was! and the bar closing too early - which it did! but i guess in the scheme of things these are not such bad things.

I didn't end up getting to any panels that i wasn't on but i did get to meet a bunch of new people, which is cool, and hang out with some people i knew a little but hadn't really made friends with. also i bought all the books.

continuum 9 is on the way, we have guests and a chair and even flyers; continuum 10 exists in the vaguest of ways and yet has been selected as the natcon! somehow i am now the natcon standing committee representative for two separate conventions - 2012 and 2014. which means i am on the committee until the business meeting of 2015 at the very least. i should say i volunteered for this: i have things i want to do.

i have a real conreport, i guess, with how/why natcon worked, and notes towards more underconstruction reports, but first i have a lot of books to read and food to eat.
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[personal profile] brainwane 2012-06-14 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I just ran a mere 100-person event, and this:

i've been getting messages from various people telling me what a great time they had, but to be honest all i can really think about is the stuff that got messed up.

speaks to my heart and blood and bones.

Thank you for running events.
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[personal profile] danni 2012-06-15 03:47 am (UTC)(link)
When people's worst feedback was that the bar closed too early, that's a pretty damned good success.

Besides, Carlton is not exactly lacking for bars.