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marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Thursday, February 11th, 2010 10:30 am

[Written 2010-02-04, but delayed due to difficulty with jlj; sorry for the resulting late warning.]

I have two events that are important to me on the same weekend. I hate when that happens. This year:

NonCon is 2010-02-19/2010-02-21.

The Regency Tea Dance in Boston is 2010-02-21. [Note the new location convenient to the red line]

I haven't decided what I'm going to do about this, although I think I'm leaning toward the dance.

In any case, consider this a reminder to those of you interested in either event that they'll be occurring.

marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Friday, February 20th, 2009 02:52 pm
I'm off to Noncon at Vassar again. If anybody wants to make a slightly more spur-of-the-moment decision than I have and show up, it would be cool to see you there.
Planning to go, recent conversation, recent posts by [livejournal.com profile] soulchanger and [livejournal.com profile] amyamy, and recent events in my life all have me thinking about how much I miss all you Vassar folk (and non-Vassar folk who were part of my social circle while I was there). I may post about that more when I get back; I'm trying to get out the door relatively soon. But I really miss you all.
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marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Friday, January 26th, 2007 01:25 pm

There's a discussion going on in a locked post of a dear friend of mine regarding Noncon. She has several legitimate gripes regarding the way the convention committee has acted in (mis)communicating with her in the past. The topic is resurfacing in fairly general terms for a good reason. What surprised me is some of the other people who posted in response also expressing their dissatisfaction with Noncon. For some of these people I don't know what they're unhappy about. I'd like to.

So I'm opening the floor. Please, if you have any issues with things which have been done regarding Noncon in the past, tell me. I'm no longer involved with the convention. I won't pass it to anybody else if you don't want me to. But I expect there will come a time when I'm involved in organizing this event again, and I'd like an opportunity to learn from our collective mistakes.

This post is public so people who aren't on my friends list can see it and respond. If you want to reply but aren't comfortable doing so publicly, send me an email or IM. (Same username as here at AIM or gmail)

I especially encourage responses regarding things I, personally, have done, but I want to know about anything which has happened which might discourage someone from coming back. I also welcome any reasons you may have had for considering attending Noncon but ultimately deciding not to. Discussions of these sorts of issues seem to keep cropping up around me, and more information is definitely better.

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marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Saturday, February 18th, 2006 10:35 pm
It's been a week. If I don't write this soon, it won't get written, and I'd rather like to write it. Ubercon was last weekend. I decided to go with a couple of days before the evnet itself. We had a blizzard. I played a lot of great games. More under the cut.

Ubercon )
marcmagus: Me playing cribbage in regency attire (Default)
Friday, February 17th, 2006 06:38 pm
Confirmed!

Regency Ball at Noncon
March 4, 8pm-12am, Vassar College "UpCDC"

Formal early 19th-century ball prompted by Susan de Guardiola to live music by the Walkers. Period costume encouraged but not required. Note that Regency events at conventions will generally not involve anything but Regency dance figures - steps are left out to simplify teaching to beginners.

(text from http://www.elegantarts.org/events.html; it'll hopefully hit the Noncon website soon)

P.S. Looks from the prior comments like we'll go with Friday, March 4 for the NSO Reunion Dinner. I'm going to talk to Saigon Cafe about whether we can reserve space there...it looks like we'll be a good size for that space (that is, small enough that we'll fit in there).
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Thursday, February 9th, 2006 07:55 pm
So, somehow, after posting twice cryptically about the convention last October, I seem never to have followed up with the announcement here. At this point, plenty of people have heard it, but...

Looney Labs are coming to NonCon VI!

Andy, Kristin, and Alison will be here to talk about stuff, show off their games, and play some games with us.

Also, in the interest of not annoying everybody with tons of NonCon posts, it seems we're going to have some sort of historical dance event on Saturday night, March 4, as part of the convention. Since dance is my new toy this year, I'm really excited about that.
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Friday, October 28th, 2005 03:38 pm
I've just received exceedingly good news regarding the topic of my somewhat cryptic earlier entry, "Dance".

That one was cryptic primarily because I was liking the poetry of putting it that way. This one is cryptic because the news isn't good enough for me to make an announcement, but it's good enough that I'm excited enough that I want to say something.
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Tuesday, October 4th, 2005 08:43 pm
The intricate dance begins. It feels like I'm getting my steps right so far; my partner and I seem to be working together. If I can just make it through the next few tricky steps without stumbling, things could start heading in a very exciting direction.
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