The 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

  • Sept. 2-6, 2004
  • Boston, MA

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February 04, 2003

Storming Brains, Noreascon Style

On Saturday, February 1st, Noreascon 4 held an open brainstorming meeting at the home of Chairman Deb Geisler (and the 28 wild turkey tenants).

We discussed sponsorships, commercial exhibits, and how to educate our members about the 1953 Retrospective Hugos. About twenty people attended.

We talked over policies for accepting outside sponsorship of convention activities, including everything from cool film studio offerings to special ways for local businesses and remote fannish organizations to get involved.

Another issue was how to get interesting outside exhibits, including making connections with the local museums, NASA, and the MIT media and computer labs.

Finally, we talked over our ideas to enhance fannish awareness of the material which will be the subject of the 2004 Retro Hugo awards, including pre-nomination publications, material in our Progress Reports, and harnessing the "power of the Web."

Our brainstorming sessions are open to anyone with an interest in the topic. The next one will look at all of that lovely space we have in the Hynes Convention Center and the Sheraton Boston.