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4th St. 2011! [May. 16th, 2011|05:58 pm]
Marissa Lingen
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I want to remind everybody that there is still plenty of time to register for Fourth Street Fantasy Convention. It's here, it's fabulous, and you should totally come. Consider yourself personally invited! People at past 4th St.s have thought I was on the concom, and I am not on the concom, not in the least. I am just an enthusiast. Great fun for the whole family! At least the parts of the family that like fantasy geekery and good conversation and related cool stuff. (Or the parts of the family who can shout, "AUNT MARISSA! I AM IN THE POOL!" when Aunt mrissa steps out of programming to use the bathroom. Those parts of the family apparently also like 4th St. Also Aunt Marissa is apparently not entirely capable of observing who is and is not in the pool; this is why we help her.)

If you register now, you get this amazing...um...okay, there is no promotional item for registering now. But membership fees go up June 1, and if you register now you will get a concom that can plan for a larger attendance! Also if you are an interesting person who could talk on panels, then registering now will let the programming people know that you can be put on the said panels. Which is useful for planning and stuff.

There will be new cool people this year! Sherwood Smith and Doris Egan and...okay, I don't entirely remember who I've seen at 4th St. before, so I'm not sure who I can claim as new. But there will also be some familiar faces of great interest. Hurrah for 4th St.! Buy one today! Or something.
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[User Picture]From: cadithial
2011-05-17 01:24 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, the first day is the day that I both sell and buy a house. Whee, paperwork, super cleaning, and painting during the rest of the weekend.
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From: dsgood
2011-05-17 02:08 am (UTC)
At the second 4th St., I overheard someone explaining that it wasn't as good as in the Good Old Days.

CONvergence beat that record -- apparently, people complained that the FIRST one wasn't as good as in the Good Old Days. The concom had said it would be like the Good Old Minicons (not to be confused with the Minicon concom's Good Old Minicons), and some people thought this was a promise to have everything in exactly the same place and otherwise exactly alike.
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[User Picture]From: aedifica
2011-05-17 02:26 am (UTC)
Were these the Good Old Days of the 2009 4th Street, or the Good Old Days of 4th Street in the 90s? (I wasn't at the ones in the 90s. I did think the 2009 convention was better than the 2010, but I'll be at the 2011 one regardless!)

And lo, I use my icon which is titled "Fourth Street 09".
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From: dsgood
2011-05-17 04:05 am (UTC)
The Good Old Days of the original, very first 4th St.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2011-05-17 03:36 am (UTC)
You're adorable. :D

I would like to go, but you know how it is. Enjoy it extra for me! Make somebody do a really horrible raunchy joke in my honour.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 03:42 am (UTC)
I can think of possibly one or two people who might be willing to make a joke that was not entirely on-color. I mean. Maybe.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2011-05-17 03:48 am (UTC)
See? You're so resourceful! ;)
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[User Picture]From: braddr
2011-05-17 03:43 am (UTC)
Ya know.. if you'd be interested in being on the concom, I know people who know people.. :)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 03:44 am (UTC)
Mrissas Don't Con-Run.
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[User Picture]From: moiread
2011-05-17 03:53 am (UTC)
I suspect that this is pretty much exactly the same as the Chelles Don't Run Roleplaying Games rule I made a few years back.

(The kind of games to which I'm referring are the ones that run online, 24/7, and involve a lot of world-building, directing other volunteer staff, secretarial duties, web design duties, and herding/moderating/managing/babysitting about a hundred players.)

Edited at 2011-05-17 03:58 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 11:32 am (UTC)
Very similar rule, yes.

I am extremely grateful to conrunners, and I am willing to be helpful to them in carefully specified detail when I am able, because circumscribed help is possible. But commitment to larger/less carefully circumscribed sets of duties is beyond my abilities just now.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 11:32 am (UTC)
Good deal; we will hope there is one and hope to see you there.
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2011-05-17 07:47 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the timing just doesn't work for me this year, alas and woe is me.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 01:32 pm (UTC)
It's a bit of a trek for you!
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[User Picture]From: oursin
2011-05-17 07:15 pm (UTC)
I was hoping that it would fit in with an academic conference I'm attending, but it's just not going to work.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 01:31 pm (UTC)
We'll miss you. (Although I personally will only miss you until September, if I have my calendar right, and then I'll be glad to see you again.)
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[User Picture]From: bad_latin
2011-05-19 03:10 am (UTC)
Oh no, I will miss you and your lovely outfits and lovely perspectives so much! They were my favorite part of last year's (my first) 4th Street.
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[User Picture]From: sksperry
2011-05-17 04:44 pm (UTC)
I just thought I should let you know that even after seeing Thor and the movies this weekend (or especially after seeing Thor this weekend) you are still my favorite Valkyrie.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-17 08:12 pm (UTC)
Whew!
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[User Picture]From: swords_and_pens
2011-05-18 03:13 am (UTC)
It look likes we have a go, Houston! (I just need to register.)

Thanks for poking me about it. :)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2011-05-18 03:19 am (UTC)
Yay!
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