THIS SHOULD BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THE CURRENT YEAR, IT HAS BEEN ARCHIVED
RachelWeisenfeld, aka Mistress of Midnight Mischief Management, has volunteered to handle room parties for Penguicon 5.0.
Before the convention, this involves keeping a record of who has contacted PenguiCon to register their room parties. She will ask them if they want to provide ads for free placement in the program book, and will either get a descriptive blurb of their room party or write it herself for the schedule. This information will involve what times their parties are open. She will help them co-ordinate what rooms they wish to use, liaise with the convention staff and hotel to arrange that, and include the room numbers in the blurbs. She will also run the room party contest.
The following are some ideas for how room parties might be managed this year (from Penguicon 4.0):
-have a panel with people who are throwing room parties to attract judges for a room party contest - Approved by ConCom
-have prepared ballots and ribbons to equip and identify all volunteer judges - Approved by ConCom
-comments from judges will be compiled and sent to those running room parties for future party excellence. - Approved by ConCom
-give kits to those throwing room parties with helpful information/equipment such as doorstops, tylenol, nice little gift like candy or something, other room party info, alcohol wrist bands, etc. - Approved by ConCom
-all parties that have given notification by March will be listed in program and have access to dedicated rooms - Approved by ConCom
Questions to be answered:
-What are possible prizes for the Room Party Contest? - ConCom: Grand Prize of one free membership approved. Suggested several lesser prizes.
-Will we be able to have specific rooms set aside for Room Parties? - ConCom: Yes. A Room Party Block is an advantage beacuse it means that room parties do not need to be told to close by a specific time.
-What sort of resources are available to those who wish to throw room parties? For example, if someone runs out of cups or snacks, or drinks, where should I go to help them out? Or if someone needs help getting those things, is there anything I can do for them?
-How do those having room parties Check-In at the Hotel, and how does payment work for the room?
Answer: Those throwing RoomParties at the con make their own reservation and request to be in the room party section of the [Hotel]. They also inform RachelWeisenfeld that they have reserved a room and would like to be in the room party section of the [Hotel]. They check in as any guest would, and are required to reserve their room with a credit card as any other guest would.
This section is for those who want to have room parties, but can't think of a theme .. . . And those who have Great Themes and Ideas, but can not throw a room party, for one reason or another. Please feel free to Add your Ideas as Comments, or Comment indicating that you will be using that idea. We will edit the page from time to time, to tidy things up.
Ideas: Possible Callahan's Room Party with huge garbage can labeled Fireplace and $1 drinks with a box for dollars, and Toasts.
The parties I am aware of and what I know about them as of 3/31/06.
|Party Name||Brief Description||Web Site(s)||Contact Name(s)||Day/Time||Room Type||Room #|
|Home Star Runner||Don't get Baleeted, get Burninated! Enjoy episodes from the popular animated website while drinking a Cold One. (strictly non-alcoholic)||http://www.homestarrunner.com/||Gerald Gentry||Friday, 8pm - ?||2 double beds, non-smoking||108|
|Kingdom of Laothing||An Adventurer Is You! Clear out the denizens of Cobb's Knob and Degrassi Knoll with Muscle, Mysticality and Moxie. This party centers
on a browser-based MMORPG with state of the art stick figure art and twisted popular culture references.
|http://www5.kingdomofloathing.com/login.php||Gerald Gentry||Saturday, 8pm - ?||2 double beds, non-smoking||108|
|Heinlein Centennial||Celebrate this infamous sci-fi author's hundredth with the rest of us fans!||http://www.heinleincentennial.com||Barbara "kitten" Trumpinski-Roberts||Friday, 8pm - ?||King bed, non-smoking||114|
|ConClave||Less than 6 months away, it's a good time to preregister. This year's theme will be Irish Goth, due to filk guest Emerald Rose and Artist Guest Voltaire. Catherine Asaro as Science guest.||http://www.conclavesf.org||Mike Thelen||Saturday||King bed, non-smoking||116|
|ClubFusion||Always a good time! Never too early to pre-register, right? alt.coffee (Eric McGlohon) discussion Saturday around noon.||http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion.html||Roxanne King, Tammy Coxen||Friday and Saturday||2 double beds, non-smoking (118) / King bed, non-smoking (120)||118/120|
|GT Room||Right next to ClubFusion, A room for Techies to hang out and geek about programming, coffee, dessert, or whatever we can find for Show and Tell.||Roxanne King||24/7 throughout con||2 double beds, non-smoking (118) / King bed, non-smoking (120)||118/120|
|alt.coffee||Do you enjoy *really good* coffee and espresso? Are you interested in hacking your coffee equipment? Come on in and see what we're talking about!||news://alt.coffee||Eric McGlohon||Probably both||GT room||118/120|
|Firefly Shindig||Dress up in your favourite Firefly costumes and come watch the Big Damn Heroes with us. We bring you the very best episodes. We will have fruity oaty bars and snacks. Bring your own Mudders’ Milk.||Silvia Stalzer / Jason Weirauch||Friday||2 double beds, non-smoking||174|
|Hafla||Bring your drums, zills and hipscarves for an evening of drumming and bellydancing. The hafla will start at 8:00 PM and go until we start wandering the halls like the nomads we are.||Silvia Stalzer / Jason Weirauch||Saturday||2 double beds, non-smoking||174|
|ConverStation||Karaoke, food, fun! Preregister for ConVersation, a cool new RelaxaCon, or just hang out and enjoy a good time.||http://www.con-versation.com||Bill Putt||Friday and Saturday||2nd floor suite||214|
|Pirates!||This is not a room party, but the pirates WILL be roaming the halls, crashing ALL the parties, so keep your ears open!||Pirate Pictures from ConFusion 2006 are here and here.||Joe Saul||Saturday||no room needed||NA|
|Elven Toast||Get there early if you want to participate in this recently renewed tradtion! All are welcome.||Bill Hobbel||Saturday 9pm - 10pm||room TBA. look for the flyers!||NA|
|UHACC||Unix Hobbyists',Administrators', and Coders' Club||http://www.uhacc.org/||Joe Reda||Friday and Saturday||2 double beds, non-smoking||112|
Please emailwith any questions or concerns.