Everyone Expects the Fannish Inquisition
The external AC power supply for my camera being one of the things in the Missing Box, I had to make due with batteries. Thanks to Cheryl for picking up a 12-pack and to everyone else who offered to do so as well. I ended up using only four batteries, but would have needed another two had we gone much longer. (Chairman Karen Meschke graciously held proceedings up for a minute when I had to change batteries.) And thank goodness that Lisa's tripod did
arrive, and it worked well. I did give Lisa's regards and have told people this weekend that she and travelswithkuma
wish they had been able to make the trip.
I ended up acting as de facto
timekeeper for the requested ten-minute limit on presentations and questions per group/year because I had the time-elapsed display in the camera. I recorded all of the Worldcon, NASFiC, and bid presentations, followed by the presentation by San Jose to host the 2010 SMOFCon. SFSFC's bid was the only one left standing, and thus we'll host SMOFCon 28
in downtown San Jose the first weekend of December of next year. Buy your memberships early -- the web site is up and we're selling memberships (currently $50) now.
I have all of the presentation video, but because my primary computer is offline at least until I get back to Oregon next weekend, I have no convenient way to manipulate the files, so I won't be able to upload the videos until then. Ben Yalow used a memory-card reader to get copies of the raw files off the camera's card, and I'll offer the file to anyone here at SMOFCon who also wants them, but getting the files edited, titles added, etc. will have to wait.