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The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

Committee News Introduction

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August 24, 2004

Note from Chairman Deb

This is a brief note to thank everyone who was involved in the series of work sessions we had over the weekend at the NESFA Clubhouse. As a result of your many hard labors:

  • We have all but one Saturn ready to go -- and more paper coming to finish the job this week.

  • The knee wall that Hobbit was working on is complete.

  • Nearly all of the pre-registration badges are all laminated, alphabetized, and ready to rock. Additional laminating of special badges will continue tomorrow evening and Saturday as needed.

  • The Convention Schedule is at the printer and is current as of *yesterday* noon. This was a mammoth effort, andeveryone involved did great work.

  • More stuff is labeled and ready to move to the convention.
We will be at the NESFA Clubhouse working tomorrow and again on Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, we load a truck, which will head out Monday. Truck loadings will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday at NESFA and at N4 storage in Waltham.

This is so cool. And you all rock. We had a number of very, very helpful volunteers show up, and they made things run smoothly. With luck, many of them can come back this week!



August 23, 2004

Partial update on the Convention Guide crew (from Priscilla): I left the clubhouse at 11:30, having written all the corrections I had (4 more on email when I got home, alas....!). Mark followed about 20 minutes later. I don't know yet if work continued with Deb-Geri in the clubhouse or at Deb's house until the early morning......But: it should be going to the press later today - I'll be driving Geri to Worcester, so she won't nod off in the car....

August 22, 2004

August 21 worksession, day 2. We continue to work on the name badges; today we're doing the dailies and the blank badges for at-the-door memberships. The Convention Guide production team has moved into the Blue Room. And in between, we're working on signs, including island signs for the Dealer's Room. Trying to come up with science-fictional place names, like "A" is for Ankh-Morpork, "B" is for Beetlejuice, etc...

SeparatingBadgesFirst step in badge production is separating the badges printed on perforated sheets.

StuffingBadgesStep 2, stuff the card stock into the laminate pouch.

LaminatingBadgesStep 3, Run them through the laminators.

PunchingBadges Step 4, Punch a hole in the top.

AlphabetizingBadgesLast step, sort them into alphabetical order.

ConventionGuide2And here's the Convention Guide staff working away.

SamuraiGeriSamurai Geri

August 21, 2004

Today's work session broke up around 7:30, after laminating all of the full membership badges, and alphabetizing about half of them. We've printed all the Saturday one-days, but haven't started any of that lamination yet. So the bulk of the work is done, but there will still be more to do tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who helped - you guys were awsome!

UptotheMs And the work goes on.... We're up to the M's now...

more_saturnsThe August 21 work session has begun. In addition to the usual work of producing signs and building Saturn's rings...

dotting_badges... the main goal for today is to laminate badges. Here we're marking the program participant's badges with blue dots ...

... before they go into the lamination production line.