MattArnold, ChristineBender, JoeBender, RonBlanchett, SteveCampbell, ChuckChild, DanDeSloover, GeraldGentry, SusanHarris, BillKolasa, JohnMatthews, AnneMurphy, BillPutt, ClarkRodeffer, RachelSherman, AaronThul, RachelWeisenfeld
MattArnold is taking minutes.
Welcome and introductions.
ConFusion room party got 13 registrations
Flyer about to go out
Let's put a link to the tentative programming page from the wiki and main page
Let's make some template e-mail tailored for different types of interests
Let's push back the registration deadline by a month, to Feb. 28, because the mailer didn't go out
SharonLee and SteveMiller
AndyLooney, KristinLooney, AlisonLooney
in the rooms there will be wired internet free
there will be a wireless hub in the computer lounge
we can't get coverage out to the atrium
we might put a webcam on the chaos machine, as long as we're doing that, maybe attach a wireless point there
since the physical jacks are locked down unless they open them, Kiosk placement is going to be a royal pain
Need to have a programming meeting
Need to get a Tech programming schedule
Need to talk about Nifties
Programming will start at 10 AM and go until 2 or 3 in the morning
Hour and a half programming blocks
Rooms by the atrium are loud. We will have a quiet floor elsewhere.
Nifty Guests: John Scalzi, Luke Ski, Tom Smith, Karl Schroeder, Will Neibling, William Neibling, Eric Raymond, Kathy Raymond, Clif Flynt
we have to wait to publicize Howard Tayler, Rob Balder, Rob Malda, and Peter Salus until we're sure.
LogFest 2006 will use two or three tables in the BrewStreet cafe dining area, with gaming
LogFest needs a dry-erase board or flipchart on a stand
ConFusion 2006 report
MarCon last year was really successful
CapriCon February 10-12– Aaron is going and has reserved a room
be sure to send flyers with BillPutt to MarsCon
try to send PenguiCon flyers with JohnScalzi to Boskone
FrancineRossi wants to wrap up the dealers room in the next few weeks.
ChuckFirment will be auctioneer
we had been thinking about going to be an effort to increase readership for science fiction by donating books to school libraries and help students establish clubs
the list that SteveLee sent AnneMurphy was: Clarion, EFF, SFWA medical emergency fund, supporting library collections of SF
ConCom chose ProjectGutenberg as our charity for this year's auction
it's important to not schedule charity auction during big events
SteveGutterman has all info for last year's auction
we will make sure to have a photo printer at the con for the charity auction
what contributors of items to the auction is a mention at the auction and in the program book
prizes go to masquerade, web design contest, room party contest, any other events that ask for prizes
we will send out requests for items to all GoHs and previous GoHs
RonBlanchett has eliminated the bad search engine from the wiki and the good wiki search is still there in a tab
JoeBender would consider doing a panel about antennas and wireless networking in general
JoeBender needs to know what stuff we have for him for JunkPileWars, and please run donations by him so that he can tell you if you should not bring something. Otherwise there will be too much unnecessary junk to transport.