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04 August 2008 @ 10:41 pm
August Cons  
Ooops, it's august. I should really decide if i'm going to DragonCon, PAX, or none of the above. Of course i should have _really_ figured this ought and bought tickets and such already last week, or perhaps last month =P

Hey, akiko and kirinn, i remember you saying that the room you guys are sharing with people is already full, but i vaguely remember the possibility of a second room that wasn't full yet? Was that/is that still the case?

Con Pros vs Con Pros :)

PAX is somewhat closer, though i don't know if that would be affected in ticket prices or anything. More importantly 2gouda4u really wants me to come and visit since (she says) she keep getting weirder the closer she gets to term, or something like that(?)

Also, given all the people i know in the area i could certainly find someplace to crash if i didn't want to get a hotel room.

As far as guests go, according to their (not very clearly organized website) PAX has Jonathan Coulton and Freezepop (awesome!!!) and the Minibosses and OneUps (potentially interesting.) And, uh, that's it as far as people i have any particular reason to think i'd be interested in. PAX doesn't seem to be that big on guests, or they're not that great on organization, or both.

On the other hand, DragonCon:

I wouldn't get to see as many people, but i would get to see people that i don't normally get to see as often, plus i've already been there so i know what to expect. I would have to worry about a hotel room though, for at least one or two nights.

As for guests: the list of people i'm at least potentially interested in is:

Authors: Peter S. Beagle (but i've already seen him at two other cons) Laurell K. Hamilton, Katherine Kurtz (though it's been awhile since i've read any of her stuff,) and Tamora Pierce .

Actors: Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin (will he actually show up this year? =) Walter Koenig, Katee Sackhoff, Jewel Staite and George Takei. (And possibly others, there are a _lot_ of actors who will be there, and i'm bad at remembering names =P)

Artists: Pete Abrams, Jennie Breeden and Kittyhawk

Music: Emerald Rose, Mindless Self Indulgence(!) and Voltaire. What, no Brodingnagian Bards or Tom Smith this year? =/

Edit: John Scalzi!!! How could they not put him on the front page??? He hasn't won yet, but he's gotten four Hugo nominations already i think =P Also, Jerry Doyle! And Robert Llewellyn! And Paul and Storm!!!! (I never realized before that they used to be part of Da Vinci’s Notebook.)

So it's Jonathan Coulton at one con or Paul and Storm at the other :)
Current Mood: rushedrushed
Pavajmpava on August 5th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
Oh, PAX. When is that? I was thinking of going, but totally forgot. I suppose I can actually, you know, look this stuff up myself...
Pava: Osaka Sez!jmpava on August 5th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
Hrm, for what it's worth, the last pax news item (29 Jul - or last tuesday) said the schedule would be published in about a week. So probably you can find out whats going on very shortly if that's for real.
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 5th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, but DragonCon has had most of their details published for... months i think. Two weeks before the event is not the right time to be trying to wow people with your lineup. Clearly PAX is running on past credentials rather than future promises, which works better if you've actually been there before or know someone who has :)
Pava: OsakaHurahijmpava on August 5th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)
Oh, sure. That wasn't, you know, a value judgment. More just letting you know that if you wanted to find out the info, supposedly it'll be available soon ;->
Kirin: Pirate-noisykirinn on August 5th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Well, DragonCon's been going on for over twenty years now, and PAX for like... a few? So it's not terribly surprising that DC has the guest list out a little earlier, though it's often being adjusted right up to the end.

I'll ask around here to see if anyone else I know has a room that's not packed full yet, but I wouldn't count on it at this point. Be happy to see you if you can make it and find someplace to stay, though. ^_^;
Brie2gouda4u on August 5th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Weirder? Can I get any weirder? No, my words were more along the lines of "bigger" and "easier to laugh at" :-) Anyway, I think you should visit because I'm your sister, and given that I think you should move to Seattle, it stands to reason that I think you should visit, too :-) But in fairness, I'll see you in December, so my preference is lower priority. Or something. You know what I mean. Not to mention that you should do what *you* want to do, obviously :-)
Brie2gouda4u on August 5th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)
Also, the "easier to laugh at" inducement is more along the lines of a "and I'll bake you cookies if you come!" bribe. Though, come to think of it, cookies would probably be more enjoyable for you. Okay, I'll bake you cookies and you can laugh at me. How can you possibly refuse? ;-)

(Just teasing, if that's not perfectly clear. You should still do whatever you prefer.)
DonAithnendonaithnen on August 5th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
"Just teasing, if that's not perfectly clear."

Has anyone ever mentioned to you that you worry too much? ;)
Brie2gouda4u on August 6th, 2008 04:34 pm (UTC)
Me? Worry too much? Never! :-)

I've found, particularly with online communication, that it's easy to unintentionally offend/upset/have some negative impact on someone, so I go out of my way to avoid that. Plus, I get the impression that you can put other people's wants ahead of your own more than you should, so I wanted to prevent you from feeling guilty about doing what you want to do (whatever that may be).
Prof. Gregprofgreg on August 8th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
This just reminded me... I have cookies sitting on my desk (like, right in front of me) that I've been forgetting about for 4 days now. I think I'll have one now. Thanks!