Worldcon Day 4: Emergency Holographic Secretary
[Backdated entry because I was much too busy on Sunday to write anything.]
As Lisa and I trudged toward the ExCel on Sunday morning to get set up for the third and final WSFS Business Meeting, I got a call from Linda Deneroff, the Secretary. Her roommate had fallen and badly cut her head, and they were off to hospital to get her stitched. Could I please help with the Business Meeting? Good thing I was carrying my computer with me.( Activate the Emergency Holographic SecretaryCollapse )
Fortunately, Sunday's business was pro-forma. The only really substantive business was the formal announcement of 2016 Worldcon Site Selection. The key figures were Kansas City 651, Beijing 70. (With scatterings of votes for oddball write-ins and none of the above.) The original is a PDF that I'm not going to retype right now.
Kansas City announced MidAmeriCon II
and their guests with an initial video. I'm glad that I'd figured out on the first day's meeting what the preset buttons on the room lighting controls did; it made it easy to lower the lights to appropriate level for the presentations.( Grousing About Question TimeCollapse )
After the Business Meeting adjourned sine die
(a Latin phrase meaning "See you next year", as I put it for the con newsletter), I asked the folks in the room to quickly reset the head platform for the Worldcon Chairs photo shoot by moving the tables away and putting chairs for the Chairs. With relatively little mess (partially because people are starting to get used to the drill), we got things reset, Lisa shot the video of everyone giving their names and conventions, and people got a chance to take photos. Lisa has lots of photos, and they're on my computer now as well, but I've not had time to upload them, so that's why they're not there.
Lisa took the camera gear and returned to the hotel, as she wasn't needed at (nor did she want to attend) the Mark Protection Committee meeting.( MPC Mini-ReportCollapse )
After dealing with some policy issues that needed straightening out and mapping out the general course of action for the coming year, the MPC adjourned and I had most of the rest of the afternoon to myself prior to needing to get ready for the Hugo Awards ceremony. Current Mood: accomplished