FC North: Attending Info Center

Welcome to the members-only area!

This is where the folks who have committed to the con can come together and make it as awesome as possible in the ways that we want. Because, hey, it's our con.

Please do not share the username/password. If folks want in on this goodness, they can register. (Booyah.)

This page will host a wealth of information between now and the con. I will try to email the list of attending members to let you know when important things go live here so you won't miss it, but it's good to check back from time to time.

**NEW items below -- go look!**

NEW! Meals at the Con

We want to help minimize your costs at the con, because we know it's already a really pricey trip. Plus, when we all eat meals together, it gives us more time to make connections with each other. So, we will be buying pizza dinner in the Party Room on Friday night! We'll vote at lunch time for what kind you want and order based on that. (We'll probably get some salad, too.)

On Saturday, we'll set out menus in the afternoon and let you pre-order dinner that will be delivered during the meal break. This saves you the trouble of having to go fetch something yourself. You cover the menu cost, and we'll take care of tax and tip!

The hotel is connected to a mini mall that has many restaurants in it, though we've been warned that they close at 7 (for some reason), so just know that. But there's a multitude of eating options, so don't worry.

NEW: What Episode to Watch?

It's time to vote! We took your nominations on the message board, and now there's a simple poll. Go do the thing, lest the choice be made for you!

Your "Don't Forget" List:

Just a few friendly reminders as you're packing for the con...

  • If you're new to FaberryCon, bring your ID to registration: You'll need it to pick up your packet! (Returning attendees, having previously checked your ID, we know none of you are Tatiana Maslany and therefore can be trusted to remain the same person you were last time.)
  • Follow us on Twitter: We'll be updating officially at @FaberryConNorth with any schedule changes or announcements, like when we're opening the party rooms or when meals are coming. We'll also be using the @FaberryConLive account to livetweet our own hilarity, so you can follow that, too!
  • Bring cash in small bills: We will be selling things like art, bound fic, FaberryCon flash drives, extra con swag, and who knows what else at the con. You will definitely see something you want! And we will quite possibly not be able to break your $20s! Come prepared, por favor.
  • Exchange roommate information beforehand: There's nothing quite like getting to a con and not having the real names and phone numbers and pictures of the people you're rooming with, and then you can't get into your room and you don't know what they look like and you're sitting in the lobby all embarrassed and trying to guess which random strangers look like they might be fangirls. Not that that's ever happened to me before or anything.
  • Booze and/or groceries for your room: If you're driving in, I recommend packing your booze/snacks of choice in your luggage so you won't have to venture out from the con to track some down.
  • Prepare for NYC: If you're going on the Thursday Excursion into the city, wear good walking shoes. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses and a water bottle, and your camera if you want it!
  • Accessorize the ladies: Saturday morning, we'll have a challenge to decorate the Rachel and Quinn cardboard cutouts, so bring any fun items from home that you like!
  • Dress to impress: If you like, wear something swanky to the Awesome Jamz Party on Saturday night! Many of us will be rollin in style.

Thursday NYC Excursion

We'll update this with details as it gets closer, but for now, Karyn & Kayla have confirmed that the trip should run from around noon to six. If you plan on going, please be at the hotel Thursday and ready for a noon departure!

Hotel Parking & Wifi

As awesome as our hotel is in many ways, it has its downfalls, as all locations do. Unfortunately, it will cost $21/night to park. It wasn't negotiable as part of our contract; I apologize. (I'm stuck paying it, too.) Those of you who are driving in, please plan for this. We're very sorry. :-(

Also, the wifi situation isn't clean cut, either. We have paid for wifi in the con space so you can tweet to your heart's content, but you'll have to pay for wifi in your sleeping room. We have acquired a hotspot for the party rooms that we can all share, otherwise we get charged per individual device that accesses the party room wifi ($13/person per day), and no thank you. We'll get you more information on this at the con. Be forewarned that it can only host a handful of people at a time, so we hope many of you will be able to access your regular mobile network. Professorspork visited the hotel in March and was able to stream video on her phone through AT&T, so that's hopeful! At the very least, you can wifi free in the con space and lobby, but we recognize that's a pain/bummer. Thanks for your patience with this.

Raffle & Vendor Items:

We do a raffle at the con as a fun way of giving away cool items/swag you have (Glee-related or not!) We are collecting items! Bring them to the con and give them to jarrow. Things like posters, CDs, magazines, DVDs, fanart, gift cards, etc. are great for this. Anything with value that you don't want anymore. It's a great chance to get rid of excess fannish crap in your closet. Please try to bring 1 thing to donate!

We also like to give people the chance to sell their various works at the con. If you've got bound copies of your own fic, original art, original music, crafts, t-shirts you made, or whatever else that's yours, bring it! You can set up shop on Saturday afternoon and sell to other attendees. Doesn't have to be a large supply, just something you deserve to be paid for. Please let jarrow know you have interest in selling by email us at faberrycon@gmail.com. The current list of what's for sale is on the message board. Thanks!

Game Instructions

On Sunday we'll be playing 2 games that have detailed instructions. You can read through them in advance here to feel more prepared. We'll go over the directions again at the start of the game, too.

Fandom Documentary

One of our terrific attendees of West and North, Alex (emilyfreakingstark) is working on her own documentary about the impact of fandom on lives, specifically in our corner of it. Watch her video about it here and check out her list of questions. If you are interested in being interviewed / participating, please let her know at the con! Thanks so much.

Open Mic Night!

We set aside 90 minutes Sunday night to entertain each other. At West, we had everything from live fic reading, mad libs, and haikus to acoustic guitars and rap. There are no rules, friends -- just come and have fun. Start thinking about what you might want to showcase for your new friends :-) We'll have a sign-up at the con, so you've got time to prepare.

NEW! There WILL be an acoustic guitar present that you're welcome to use! There will also be a laptop with speakers and a projector set up, in case you require any technology.


FaberryCon is run completely on the efforts of volunteers, staff included, and we'll need YOUR help to keep it running smooth! In particular, we'll ask for some helpers to move chairs between scheduled events. The more helping hands, the faster it goes.

We'll also need extra help at certain other times during the con:

  • Friday morning: It takes about 5 people to set up the con space (chairs, projector screen, supplies, banner, laptops, etc.) from 9-10am. We still need helpers for this!
  • Registration will be open Friday from 9-10am as well, and we'll need someone to hold down that fort. -- EDIT: Claimed! Thanks, Terry! :-)
  • Party rooms: At the end of each night, we do a 5-minute sweep to throw out trash and tidy up. Remember, people are living there.
  • Sunday night: All hands on deck, as we have to completely take down the con space before midnight.

Please let us know if we can call on you to help! Email us at faberrycon@gmail.com or talk to jarrow directly.

Open Discussion Groups

This has evolved over the course of planning -- We won't be having actual tables. We'll let you circle up in chairs (more flexible for size, anyway) and have a conversation up to 25 minutes long on your set topic. Then, we'll announce a switch and let others lead a talk for the next 25 minutes. You're welcome to come and go as you please during these times, and you can lead a group during both time blocks if you like. The point is to just give you some structured time to get to know each other better by discussing awesome things.

Think about if you'd like to establish a particular topic for discussion. This does not mean you have to lead the group like a presenter or facilitator, just that you are creating the group. It will exist because you said for it to. It's totally fine if you just want to sit and quietly listen to others discuss the thing. If you build it, they will come.

To create a group for discussion, go claim a spot on the Sign-Up Genius page. If you change your mind later, we can delete/edit it, no problem. There will absolutely be the opportunity to create your own group on the fly when you're there, too, if you don't feel inspired until then.

Hotel Roommate Sign-Up:

Okay, the hotel booking is done! Woohoo!

If you need to change your reservation and you booked directly through jarrow, you need to contact him immediately at faberrycon@gmail.com, thanks!

Attending Members Consent/Confidentiality:

Privacy and safety are very important to us, and we get that not everyone is "out" in fandom and wants their name and/or face spread all over the internet. So, we've made this space to let you know where those of us at the con fall in terms of photos being posted after the con. Please come check this list carefully after the con if you are posting pictures. (Members are listed alphabetically by online name.) If you want to change your designation between now and then, or if something below is incorrect or misspelled, just let us know.

This is also a great way to get to know each other before the con. Click a link and read a fic/blog!

# of Attendees to date: 50

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Angelangelffxmaniacyesname is fine
JordanCallie1121yesname is fine
Kriztencaptainzookyesname is fine
herkycheekyanonyesname is fine
AJCommanderDennuyesname is fine
Alexemilyfreakingstarkyesname is fine
AmiFlyingFleshEateryesname is fine
Terrygleekterryyesname is fine
Kelseygoneawayawhile/KelseyOyesname is fine
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Larahalfabagoffritosyesname is fine
Deeheadphones_D / shippityyesname is fine
Lissaiponderofsomethingterrifyinggyesname is fine
Jay Reasej-reaseyesname is fine
Johnjarrowyesname is fine
Trishjustcdntrishyesname is fine
kbenkabensiyesname is fine
AliciaLDFreedomTByesname is fine
KendraMarry-Me-Nayayesname is fine
MikeMisterMag00yesname is fine
KristineMonkeyDance78yesname is fine
Jessmrsbeavertonyesname is fine
Nicolenicolegarramoneyesname is fine
Poutyprettylittlepoutymouthyesname is fine
LeahProfessorSporkyesname is fine
Dakridakulousyesname is fine
Pooh/rqficrecsrqficrecs/poohlikeabossyesname is fine
BiaSleepywriter08yesname is fine
Bridgetstix04yesname is fine
Dianatexicanyesname is fine
Kayliethebubblyterroryesname is fine
WhitneyTheFaberryQueenyesname is fine
Annaup1ndcloudzyesname is fine
Kristinewicked-dreameryesname is fine

Note: Please allow 24 hours to have your name added if you have just registered. Thanks!

Page last updated: July 18, 2014