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I went to a meeting last week about scheduling for the Time of Chaos that happens every spring around Commencement sign-up, and as I looked at the dates when I had to do important, mission-critical stuff, I had the sinking feeling that it might coincide with Corflu Glitter next year. I finally checked today, and sure enough Corflu is happening right smack in the middle of the time when I'll be needing to run test extractions and then the actual extraction. I suppose I could pop down to Las Vegas Friday night after work and return on Sunday, but my gut reaction to this idea is not good, no fun, ixnay. I think Corflu will be a no-go for me next year.

Ugh. And fuck.

Well, maybe another reason to go to Novacon then.

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wrdnrd
Nov. 15th, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Irony! I'd just been looking at my Corflu Zed report and thinking, "That was fun. I should get to another Corflu one of these days." Tho' admittedly Las Vegas wouldn't be my preferred venue, so 2012 wasn't high on my list.
randy_byers
Nov. 15th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
Looks like 2013 will be in Portland, so mark your calendar now! (Actually, I don't think they've announced dates yet.)
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fishlifter
Nov. 15th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
I think Corflu will be a no-go for me next year.

Oh no!

Well, maybe another reason to go to Novacon then.

Oh YES.

(And of course if you want to stay for longer -- although doubtless there are lots of other places you'd want to visit the next time -- you'd be very welcome to stay with us again.)
randy_byers
Nov. 15th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! Christina and Doug have urged me to visit them in Cornwall, which I would love to do, but Croydon might still make a good landing and decompression place. I'd have to fit Belgium in somehow too, of course. Maybe I could go to Cornwall after the convention. Well, I really haven't thought about this at all yet, let alone ask people where I might fit into their plans, so who knows what will happen, if anything? It's possible that next year will be an odd combination of conventions for me, because it looks as though I've agreed to help out with a London in 2014 party at the Seattle Westercon. I can't remember the last Westercon I went to!
stevegreen
Nov. 15th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
It would be great if you could make Novacon next year. If it helps, I promise not to drag you into the spotlight.
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fishlifter
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
This time we should try to come to Belgium too... But I agree that going to visit Christina and Doug sounds like a splendid thing generally, after talking to them quite a lot this weekend.

We shall keep making enthusiastic noises at you about this!
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holyoutlaw
Nov. 15th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
Well, that sucks. I've been hoping to live Corflu vicariously through your memories. At least the Time of Chaos seems to come at a relatively slack time of movie releases.

But Portland: better than Las Vegas, as has been said. And I'm not surprised that a mere mention of the possibility of going to another Novacon has already resulted in people saying YES YES. People on the receiving end of such a visit, even. ;>

Good thing I used the emoticon so you knew I was kidding.
randy_byers
Nov. 15th, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
What can I say? If people encourage me to come over, they have no one to blame but themselves!
cpt_buggernuts
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:09 pm (UTC)
Come to Novacon! Novacon, come to it!
randy_byers
Nov. 15th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
You'll have to promise to teach me to talk like a pirate.
cpt_buggernuts
Nov. 16th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Arrrrrr.
ron_drummond
Nov. 16th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
Yes, this definitely calls for treating yourself to something even cooler, tough as it may be to find anything cooler than Corflu.
randy_byers
Nov. 16th, 2011 05:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, well, I could just go for a long walk in Seattle instead. Lao Tzu would probably approve. Or as my grandmother used to say, "You haven't seen everything in Oregon! Why travel somewhere else?"
johncoxon
Nov. 19th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
COME TO NOVACON
randy_byers
Nov. 19th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
SIR YES SIR!
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