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Monday, August 24th, 2009
9:29 am
ontd_startrek Dragon*Con meetup planning - final(ish) post!
DRAGON*CON APPROACHES!!  Y'all, we are just too GQ for a single meetup, so I instead suggest FOUR so that hopefully everyone can participate in something.  Here are my ideas:

Meetup #1 -- the Friday 10AM Nimoy and Shatner panel of epicness.  I can't go to this one as I'll be working the 'con, so someone else will need to coordinate it (wanna volunteer? leave a comment below!).  HEY SUNNYREA, THIS PANEL HAS BEEN MOVED TO THE CENTENNIAL BALLROOM IN THE HYATT

Meetup #2 -- the general Star Trek costuming photoshoot on Saturday at the Pulse Bar (Marriott) moved to the 10th floor (a.k.a Skyline Level) of the Marriott after the parade (11am-ish).  Again, I'll be working so I can't make it, but I know our GQMFs will represent!  It's being coordinated by someone else and the details are here and also hereWant a photo of you in costume?  http://starlady42.livejournal.com/921.html?thread=37273#t37273

Meetup #3 -- the Saturday 4PM Nimoy panel.  This got the most votes in the poll so it seems like a good bet.  The line will begin forming at 2:30; cutting in and/or reserving seats are generally frowned upon, so I suggest we meet up elsewhere and then all get in line together.  Let's say we meet up at the Pulse Bar (Marriott) at 2:45 with an eye toward getting in line no later than 3.  I'll have some sort of "GQMF" sign or something.  SEE BELOW

Meetup #4 -- drinks, movie screening, and general shenanigans chez starlady42 (in my room in the Hyatt) after the Nimoy panel -- so starting around 5:30ish.  Anyone who wants to can just walk over from the Nimoy panel with me; if people want to meet up at my room without going to the panel, I'll need a cell phone number so that I can call or text you the room number once I know it (email me at my LJ name at gmail dot com -- I don't know whether I'll be able to check email after Wednesday the 2nd, though, so email before then!).  I'll provide Green-Blooded Hobgoblins (alcoholic shots) and light snacks; if you want to drink or eat something else, please bring it!  We can fill the tub with ice to keep stuff cool and I'll have a small microwave if you want to bring something a little more substantial to have for dinner.  Hopefully this is a good time so that you can eat if you want to or still have time to go out for dinner afterward if that's your preference.  FYI, I will be booting everyone out no later than 9 so that I can get ready for the Colonial Day party and the Shindig. ;)

How does that sound?  If you have other ideas or anything, let's hear 'em in the comments!  I'm excited to meet you all!!!! :)

Side note: If anyone needs to find me at any point, the good folks in TechOps (Hyatt room 219) should be able to track me down.  Just ask for starlady.

PS: Can someone please message lordstarfish, morluna, phbtonyou, and yawmin to let them know about this post?  I ran out of messages (didn't even know LJ had a limit) and I don't really want to upgrade.  thanks :)

Edit: The Pocket Program is up -- get out your highlighters and start planning!  Note especially that the Nimoy/Shatner panel will be rebroadcast on Dragon*Con TV on Friday at 1pm if you can't make it in time to see it live at 10am.  Both Saturday panels (TrekTrak Show with Stewart and Mulgrew, and the 4pm Nimoy panel) will be rebroadcast later that day, at 6pm and 9pm respectively.  Sunday's Nimoy panel will be rebroadcast at 3pm and Mulgrew's panel will be shown at 6pm.

ALERT ALERT ALERT: The Daily Dragon is reporting that Nimoy's 4PM Saturday panel has been cancelled -- it has been replaced with a Kate Mulgrew panel. Much as I love Her Kateitude, I'm not really interested in that panel... the only other Nimoy panel is 10AM Sunday which I can't go to, so someone else needs to organize for that if y'all decide we should meet up. 5:30 shenanigans in my room are still on, though!
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
5:13 pm
The ontd_startrek Dragon*Con Meetup Poll of Epicness!
OK, "epicness" is definitely overselling it, but here we go!  Other suggestions and such are of course welcome in the comments!  Also, it may be easier, especially as it gets closer, to coordinate stuff by email, so please send me your email address (mine is my LJ name at gmail) so that we can keep up with each other.

EDIT: OK I DON'T KNOW WHEN SHATNER'S PANELS WILL BE BUT I WILL ADD THEM AS SOON AS I CAN. HE WILL PROBABLY BE ON AT LEAST ONE PANEL WITH NIMOY OMG.
EDITED AGAIN: SHATNER WILL BE ON THE 10AM FRIDAY PANEL WITH NIMOY. HE DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE A PANEL ON SATURDAY.  They may add a Saturday panel at the last minute (though I don't know where unless they scheduled it during the parade, as that's the only timeslot in a big room we've got open). If this changes your vote, let me know in the comments!!


Poll #1443569 ontd_startrek dragoncon meetup

Which of the following panels is your FIRST choice of meetup?

Nimoy's 10AM Friday panel
4(21.1%)
Nimoy's 4PM Saturday panel
12(63.2%)
Nimoy's 10AM Sunday panel
1(5.3%)
Stewart and Mulgrew's 1PM Saturday panel
0(0.0%)
Stewart's 1PM Sunday panel
0(0.0%)
I don't care, I want to see them all!
2(10.5%)

OK, what's your SECOND choice?

Nimoy's 10AM Friday panel
4(22.2%)
Nimoy's 4PM Saturday panel
2(11.1%)
Nimoy's 10AM Sunday panel
8(44.4%)
Stewart and Mulgrew's 1PM Saturday panel
1(5.6%)
Stewart's 1PM Sunday panel
1(5.6%)
I don't care, I want to see them all!
2(11.1%)

In addition to one or more panels, I'm interested in...

Lunch one day
0(0.0%)
Dinner one day
1(5.6%)
DRIIIIIIINKS
1(5.6%)
Catching a rebroadcast of a panel on DCTV in a hotel room
0(0.0%)
Watching the movie in a hotel room
2(11.1%)
Doing a costumed meetup for a photo
1(5.6%)
Other (see my comment below)
0(0.0%)
Tickybox!
1(5.6%)



Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
4:57 pm
ontd_startrek Dragon*Con Meetup Post
I think someone else started a post about doing some sort of improv-everywhere thing at 'con, but this is a more general "hey let's have a drink or some lensflare cookies or something" meetup post.  So, comment with your thoughts!  Simple meetup?  Dinner?  Drinks?  Foodcourt shenanigans?

I'll be there all four days, plus loading-in on Thursday as I work for the Technical Operations staff.  My staff shifts will be in the mornings and early afternoons, but I'll be available evenings.  I can acquire quantities of the infamous Dragon*Con Apple Pie, the drink that tastes like apple pie! (and then you fall down).  I'm up for just about anything!

ETA: Would anyone be interested in a bootleg screening of the movie?   I have a room in the Hyatt and could hook up my laptop to the TV.

ETA2: HOLY CRAP a lot of comments since yesterday.  This is going to be so fun!

SON OF ETA: OK, it looks like there's a general consensus that we should try to meet up for a panel.  Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy will each have panels on Saturday and Sunday (one each).  The schedule that TrekTrak has posted on their site is wrong, so I'm not sure of the times and locations at the moment, but they'll probably be in the late mornings or afternoons in the Marriott Atrium or Hyatt Centennial II-III.

MORE ETA THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT: Nimoy will now be there Friday as well.  Here is the latest I've seen:
  • Nimoy: 10AM Friday, 4pm Saturday, 10am Sunday
  • Stewart: 1PM Saturday (with Kate Mulgrew), 1PM Sunday
There are other Trek guests, of course, but those are the biggies.  They are all in the Marriott Atrium so they will not be live broadcast on Dragon*Con TV (we don't have live capability out of that room) -- but they'll be recorded and at least some will be rebroadcast later.  So we could try to catch one of them live as a group and the other one in a hotel room on DCTV if we wanted to try for both but couldn't physically make it to both.  The 10AM Friday Nimoy panel would for sure be the best bet in terms of a smaller crowd, but I don't know whether everyone will be there by then.

I'm going to let this post stand for another week's worth of meetup posts in ONTD_ST and then we can start really getting down to brass tacks.  I'll probably make another post with some polls and such so we can start planning.

By the way, if you've never been to the Miss Klingon Empire pageant -- GO. ;)


EDIT THE BILLIONTH: GO HERE AND MAKE WITH THE VOTING ALREADY SO WE CAN DECIDE ON THE MOST GQ WAY TO REPRESENT AT D*C!!
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