WisCon 42
posted February 6, 2018 5:09 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri May 25 at 12:00 PM, Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W Dayton St, Madison, WI, USA (Map & Directions)
May 25-28, 2018: WisCon is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are Saladin Ahmed and Tananarive Due. WisCon features smart, funny conversations, interesting sessions you can sign up to participate in, great accessibility and affordability, and more; here's more on the environs, the con, the crowd, other attractions, etc. There are discussion panels, structured activities, parties and events, $1 childcare, gaming, readings, poetry, a dealer's room to buy stuff, a Con Suite with an array of snacks, a Member Assistance Fund for people who need financial help to attend, safer spaces for people of color and for trans/genderqueer people, and a dedicated Quiet Place where you can catch your breath and decompress.
I'll be the comedy auctioneer for the Tiptree Auction to benefit the Tiptree Award. That's probably Saturday night the 26th. It's totally fine to come enjoy the show and not bid on anything.

Maybe MeFi folks who are at the con could meet up at the Gathering on Friday so we can keep an eye out for each other throughout the weekend? I'll be mostly at the Tiptree booth with jaunts towards the Clothing Swap.

Madison folks who aren't planning on going to the con: I infer from past IRL events that the most successful Memorial Day weekend meetup not-at-the-con was a Sunday afternoon at the Great Dane. Would that be good again?
posted by brainwane to Etc (3 comments total)

The Tiptree Auction will indeed be Saturday night the 26th.
posted by brainwane at 6:53 AM on May 22, 2018

I failed to sign up for Wiscon in a timely fashion. I have an almost six year old who likes stories and games. I know childcare requires preregistration - is it worth dropping in tomorrow and seeing if there might be events we could enjoy together?
posted by eirias at 7:14 PM on May 24, 2018

I'm sorry I didn't see this in time to respond, eirias! I hope you will consider coming next year -- you can register now, including pre-reg for childcare!
posted by brainwane at 1:14 PM on May 31, 2018

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