August 11th, 2011

Business Meeting

More Business Posted

New proposals have been posted to the Business Meeting Page on the Renovation web site, including the two competing proposals to "fix" the Fanzine category (the "Podcast Problem") and the YA Hugo proposal. As Colin Harris said when he announced this on The List That Shall Not Be Named, it looks like a busy year at the Business Meeting. And I expect more proposals to be submitted. We may well end up using a significant portion of the three hours at the first two meetings, and I wouldn't be that surprised if substantive business overflows to the third meeting on Saturday.
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Secret SMOFS Are Secret

daveon asks in a comment to an earlier post of mine:
I honestly, with the exception of Kevin, couldn't name another individual involved in the [WSFS Mark Protection Committee or Hugo Awards Marketing Committee] - I didn't even know Cheryl had been.

Maybe I'm ill-informed but I'd be interested to conduct a straw poll on this and see who can name the officers.
He has a point. Aside from those of you who follow this LJ who are members (such as lindadee) and without going to look it up in the reports on the Renovation web site, how many people can you name who are members of the MPC or HAMC? (I just gave you one, and you already know me.) There are 14 MPC members including me and 6 HAMC members (membership overlaps; some people are on both, and I'm including the chairman of the MPC who is ex officio a member of HAMC and any other MPC subcommittee).
No Naked Visitors

Cashing In

Lisa and I will end up needing to spend at least one hotel night on the road during the shuffling back and forth between Reno/Fernley and Mehama. On the way from Reno to Mehama the day after Worldcon, we hope to get as far as Klamath Falls. I'm considering using some of that pile of Priority Club points I've earned there at K-Falls, since I don't need to earn any more this year; I'm already Platinumized through the end of next year.

Driving south, we'll be in convoy, with me driving the 24-foot rental truck with a couple of tons (literally, according to our calculations) of stuff in it and Lisa pulling the trailer with the Big Orange Van. She's done some test pulls of the trailer, and it seems to be moving properly. The brakes work, which is good. We'd hoped to get the trailer up to Camping World for a brake/bearing service just in case, but they're backed up badly and wouldn't be able to get to it before Lisa has to leave for Reno this weekend. We probably won't need a hotel night on the way south, since we should be able to stop somewhere (either a rest area or an RV park) in the K-Falls area and sleep in the trailer before continuing on to Fernley.

The schedule is still pretty tight, though. Lots of things have to happen and not slip.