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.
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.
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!
Just a few friendly reminders as you're packing for the con...
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!
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.
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 email@example.com. The current list of what's for sale is on the message board. Thanks!
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.
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.
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:
Please let us know if we can call on you to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to jarrow directly.
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.
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 email@example.com, thanks!
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!
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|Angel||angelffxmaniac||yes||name is fine|
|Jordan||Callie1121||yes||name is fine|
|Krizten||captainzook||yes||name is fine|
|herky||cheekyanon||yes||name is fine|
|Chels||chelseablu44||no||AJ||CommanderDennu||yes||name is fine|
|Alex||emilyfreakingstark||yes||name is fine|
|Ami||FlyingFleshEater||yes||name is fine|
|Terry||gleekterry||yes||name is fine|
|Kelsey||goneawayawhile/KelseyO||yes||name is fine|
|Gnome||Gorshenin||yes||name is fine|
|Lara||halfabagoffritos||yes||name is fine|
|Dee||headphones_D / shippity||yes||name is fine|
|Lissa||iponderofsomethingterrifyingg||yes||name is fine|
|Jay Rease||j-rease||yes||name is fine|
|John||jarrow||yes||name is fine|
|Trish||justcdntrish||yes||name is fine|
|kben||kabensi||yes||name is fine|
|Alicia||LDFreedomTB||yes||name is fine|
|Kendra||Marry-Me-Naya||yes||name is fine|
|Mike||MisterMag00||yes||name is fine|
|Kristine||MonkeyDance78||yes||name is fine|
|Jess||mrsbeaverton||yes||name is fine|
|Nicole||nicolegarramone||yes||name is fine|
|Pouty||prettylittlepoutymouth||yes||name is fine|
|Leah||ProfessorSpork||yes||name is fine|
|Dak||ridakulous||yes||name is fine|
|Pooh/rqficrecs||rqficrecs/poohlikeaboss||yes||name is fine|
|Bia||Sleepywriter08||yes||name is fine|
|Bridget||stix04||yes||name is fine|
|Diana||texican||yes||name is fine|
|Kaylie||thebubblyterror||yes||name is fine|
|Whitney||TheFaberryQueen||yes||name is fine|
|Anna||up1ndcloudz||yes||name is fine|
|Kristine||wicked-dreamer||yes||name is fine|
Note: Please allow 24 hours to have your name added if you have just registered. Thanks!
Page last updated: July 18, 2014