Meetup at WisCon 43
posted April 15, 2019 12:41 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun May 26 at 2:30 PM, HopCat
222 W Gorham St, Madison, WI, USA (Map & Directions)
WisCon, May 24-27, is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are G. Willow Wilson and Charlie Jane Anders. Registrations start at $55 for adult memberships but single-day rates are also available. Many informative links at the IRL pages for 2018 and 2016.
In case you'd like to skim some guidance to reassure first-time participants, Alexandra Erin posted "So, you want to go to WisCon?" and "So You Want To Go To WisCon, Part II: Expectations". There's usually a first-timers' dinner (small group expeditions to local restaurants, I think), and orientation sessions, early in the con, to help first-time attendees and first-time panelists (tips) and first-time moderators (tips). If you feel better showing up someplace for the first time if you're being useful, you can volunteer for a few hours.

I am again the comedy auctioneer for the Tiptree Auction on Saturday night.

MeFi meetup: Sunday afternoon at HopCat. But also feel free to say hi if you see me around the con!
posted by brainwane to Meetup (13 comments total)

As for a MeFi meetup - how about Sunday afternoon at The Great Dane?
Tentative yes! I will be at the convention but may be staffing a vendor booth. I won't know my availability during the convention proper until fairly soon before it happens.
posted by yomimono at 7:09 AM on April 16, 2019

Adding “Sunday at Dane” to my diary. Where it will, sadly, compete with at least five panels.
posted by Jesse the K at 12:13 PM on April 17, 2019

I'll be @Wiscon, am free after I get my art setup in the Art Show, which usually takes me through most of the gathering time. How far is Great Dane from Concourse?
posted by dreamling at 12:25 PM on April 22, 2019

Oh yeah, the Great Dane feels too far from the Concourse. Switching to HopCat.
posted by brainwane at 6:48 AM on May 20, 2019

Grar! I have sewing circle that day at 3pm, otherwise I'd totally swing by!
posted by rocketman at 6:45 AM on May 21, 2019

rocketman, consider buying a one-day pass at the door for Saturday and coming to the con? I try to put on a good show for the auction on Saturday night -- no need to buy anything at the auction to enjoy the performance.
posted by brainwane at 7:16 AM on May 21, 2019

Hooray for the HopCat switch.
posted by Jesse the K at 4:25 PM on May 22, 2019

Great, looking forward to seeing folks Sunday afternoon!
posted by brainwane at 10:44 PM on May 25, 2019

Did we decide on a time for hopcat?

Ps, my hair is bright and easy to find this weekend!

posted by dreamling at 12:44 AM on May 26, 2019

Ok, so I'm at Hopcat now, sitting near a window. :) I have comics to read and things to write, so I'll just hang out here for a while ;)
posted by dreamling at 10:49 AM on May 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

The time is 2:30pm (as listed on this event near the map). See you then!
posted by brainwane at 11:34 AM on May 26, 2019

Glad I got to chat with you all!

And I appreciate the flexibility of HopCat's servers and hosts in seating our fluctuating number. :-)
posted by brainwane at 3:16 PM on May 26, 2019 [1 favorite]

Thanks for organizing this, brainwane. Meeting people From The Internet is a singular pleasure.
posted by eirias at 3:19 PM on May 26, 2019

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