May 20th, 2007

Whimsical Kevin

They're Out to Get Us, I Tell You!

Next weekend, BayCon will be held in the San Mateo Marriott, its first new hotel since its founding 25 years ago. Some people, including me, expect that there will be fans turning up at the San Jose Doubletree (formerly the Red Lion), the convention's original venue, because they will have not got the word of the convention having moved. If they do, they'll discover that the convention has been replaced by ConspiracyCon, and perhaps some people will walk away convinced that it was indeed a conspiracy to kill BayCon or something like that.

Thanks to Raven O'Neill (who, alas, will not adding color to BayCon this year as she won't be in the Bay Area) for pointing this out to me.
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Match Game SF

BayCon Meeting

Cheryl and I went over to the San Mateo Marriott, and she sat in the lobby working while I dealt with Match Game issues with the various people who with whom I needed to talk.

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I also clarified for those people who have set their search engines to watch for mentions of "BayCon" that my nerves over how the show will go technically have nothing to do with them personally. I fret about stuff like this every time we do the show, including Westercon and L.A.con IV, and if MARCon asks me to do the show there, I'll fret over it there, too. I always worry over these details. Generally everything works out, but I think it's because I sweat the small stuff that we usually do okay. (I'm one of those people who thinks that if you get the details right, the big picture will appear in focus.)

Also, when I step on stage, it's completely different than my pre-con Producer role. Ideally, there would be other people who could produce the show and I'd just have to host it, but we do what we can.