Just one week to go, kids! I’m working my ass off on finishing touches, but the Skepchick Spaceship is mostly go for launch! I’m very much looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there. You’re in for a fantastic weekend.
Once again, all the relevant info on the weekend’s skeptical activities is available here.
Be sure to look for Surly Amy in the Dealers’ Room for all your Surly-Ramics needs.
Also, if you’re looking for some entertainment on Thursday night around 10:00, check out Tim3P0’s band, Cantankerous Folk, and The Lovely Creatures Cabaret. They’ll be putting on a special burlesque show just for Convergence (whose theme this year is “Bring on the Bad Guys”), called “The Vaude-Villains Variety Show“. I will totally forgive you for skipping out of our party for a little while to go see them ;)
Don’t forget about the really cool collaborative media project with Pamela Gay and Kelly McCullough.
Random Con Stuff You Should Know That Comes to Mind as I Type This:
It’s way fun. Bring your party shoes. Or hat. Or whatever.
Be prepared to geek out.
Learn about skepticisming.
There is also a cof2e2. And it’s free. (But you should really tip the nice volunteers.)
The Cake is not a lie! We’ll be serving Celebration Generation cake in our party room on Friday night. Watch our flyers and posters for more details.
Wear your costumes! This year it’s all about the villains. And Space. (Marvin the Martian? Is he even really a villain?)
Holy crap. Paul Cornell is going to be there! (That is me geeking out about it now, because more than likely I will have exactly zero time to do it in his presence.)
Aside: I’d expected to be laid off a month ago, and able to focus on this con full time. I wound up getting an unexpected but entirely welcome job offer, so I’ve been doing all this in my sparse free time and am incredibly exhausted. This is about as loopily unfiltered as I get. Enjoy it while it lasts :p
So, basically I’m very excited to see it all come together, and mostly to see all of you. It’s gonna be a blast.
The Geeks and Nerds of Minnesota are epic in their awesome-itude, and the skeptical guests, well, converging on Convergence will not disappoint.
SEE YOU THERE!!!111