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September 01, 2004

Running very fast to stay in place

Hi all. Leslie Turek here. As mentioned earlier, I am the poor sucker, er volunteer, who is running First Night tomorrow (Thursday) night. So today my job was to try to make sure everything was set up, which took much, much longer than you might think. (Or maybe not, depending on whether you've worked on a big convention before.) I knew my boxes of supplies had been loaded on the truck last night, which was anticipated to arrive this morning, but it took until mid-afternoon before the boxes started coming on the frieght elevator. I anxiously watched as first 4 First Night boxes appeared, then 6 more, and about an hour later the last one. I tucked them all away for the night, and heaved a big sigh of relief.

Another job for today was going over the physical setup and checking that everything was correct. This was complicated by the fact that some of the items are being provided by the decorator and others are coming from the Hynes, so I had two different coordinators to deal with. And of course, in spite of the fact that we provided very detailed plans, the setup did not match what we asked for. So I am hoping that we'll still be able to make some corrections tomorrow. There's a lot of other stuff going on right now, and First Night isn't the highest priority, because some of the areas need to open at noon tomorrow. So I'm going to try to relax and get to bed early tonight. Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, and, hopefully, a lot more interesting.

(If you'd like to help with First Night setup, stop by the Midway after Opening Ceremonies. We'll need people to blow up balloons, crack glow sticks, set up signs, and help decorate from 2-5 in the afternoon.)

Posted by Noreascon 4 at 07:50 PM in 2-Wednesday | Permalink


LESLIE!!!!!! I'm going nuts out here! I had not realized quite how much I'd miss being at Worldcon this year! DAMN I miss you guys!

And would someone PLEASE say hi to Dal and Edie, especially Edie, from her old friend.


Posted by: Andi Shechter | September 2, 2004 11:23 PM

Aw, Andi, I wish you were here, too. Nice to hear from you, and to know that you're reading this and keeping up with us.

Posted by: Leslie Turek | September 3, 2004 01:12 PM

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