Lunacon!

Mar. 13th, 2012 05:01 am
sdelmonte: (Me at 41)
Hey all. So I will be at Lunacon. Alas, because Batya is still in her mourning period, she will not be joining me. It's going to be really weird to be there without her, but we agreed that I needed a break after a particularly long stretch of insanity at work. I have not attended a con from start to finish in close to two years, and I miss it. Thus off to the con I go.

Where can you find me? Try these panels...

• What is Filk? An introduction to the music of Science Fiction Fandom. (Panel), Fri 17:00 - 18:00, Halsted I

• Morning People Support Group (Kaffeeklatch), Sat 09:00 - 10:00, Gazebo

• Early Bird Filking (Filk), Sat 10:00 - 11:00, Halsted I

• Ecumenifilk, Sat 11:00 - 12:00, Halstead I

• DC Comics Redux (Panel), Sat 13:00 - 14:00, Elijah Budd

• Attending your first filk convention. Which one is right for you? (Panel), Sun 12:00 - 13:00, Halsted I

• Comics to Films (Panel), Sun 14:00 - 15:00, Westchester Ballroom A2

I will also look to see if there are any other panels in need of help on Saturday afternoon. But you can also look in the filk room, especially at night. And if you are a panelist as well, there is the Green Room.

Also, as I am helping run the ecumenifilk, I need some suggestions from fellow filkers for Jewish-themed filk that would fit the topic.

If you are going, I hope to see you there.
sdelmonte: (HURM)
As some of you know, Lunacon overlaps with Purim. While I suspect that it's possible to do everything we need to for Purim at a con, it would require a bit of jumping through hoops, especially in terms of arranging for services Sunday morning. So Batya and I will be skipping Lunacon.

And alas we will also miss OVFF, as it takes place the same weekend as the final leg of the fall Jewish holidays. And since the holiday starts Wednesday night and runs three days, it would be pretty close to impossible to attend that con and observe the holidays the way we usually do.

So this year is a bit of a bummer. We will be at Contata - we better be since we are on concom - and are considering Balticon. But otherwise, I am in the middle of a long, long stretch between cons. I miss it.
sdelmonte: (Default)
- Saw The Three Doctors in its entirety for the first time. Once you get past how little sense it makes, it is a total hoot. Pertwee and Troughton seem to be having a lot of fun, and it carries the show a long way. I can also see bits of both Two and Three in the more recent Doctors. Now I need to see more of Two, assuming there is much out there.

- I heard a term I want to help spread: to be Thundercatted. The context was a man noting his SO loved the 1970s remake of King Kong as a kid and was shocked to see just how bad it really was when she saw it as an adult. He said that she had been Thundercatted. Thundercats being the prime example of something that is really lame but that you thought was cool when you were young. I like this term. Feel free to use it and share it.

- Sunday's filk produced many high points. Including Tom Smith singing the phone book. And doing it well. All we needed was Dick Button and Dot Warner provided commentary. (The rest of Mr Smith's concert was awesome, including a rare performance of Starlight and Saxophones with a real sax, played by a talented lady named Hope.)

- Another highlight was hearing Dandelion Wine perform The Witch of the Westmereland, which is always a treat. This was followed by Talis Kimberly debuting a song that shows the events from the witch's PoV.

- Kudos to Duckon security for helping evacuate the hotel Saturday night during fire alarm 1.

- I didn't get to talk to many filkers over the weekend, but when I did, I felt like I was home, like always. I don't know when I will see you again, as I will have to miss OVFF due to Houdini, but it was good to see you, if briefly.

- Duckon will never be on my list of regular cons. It's too far away for that. But if I had the money and time, I would be there again and again. Thanks to everyone there for making it happen, especially the filk track.
sdelmonte: (Default)
Am home from Duckon and Chicago. Tired now. More to come.

Duckon

Jun. 20th, 2010 09:25 am
sdelmonte: (Daffy)
This would be a totally awesome con...

...if it weren't for the fire alarms at 1 am and 8 am. Really.

Otherwise, am having a great time. Best moment so far was Rand Bellavia playing his band Ookla the Mok's song about the late Gary Coleman, "A.M. Suicide." Many other awesome monents in the filk room, and finally saw the two Robot Chicken Star Wars specials in all their warped glory.

More to come when I am not so tired.

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