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DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:36 am
by DominoFalling
Hi, as we are now in the year of the Spinning Mouse with only approx 20 months to go until the next DW Con, do any of you wonderful people know when registration will open please? I have been telling pals what a fun event it is and now they are wanting to know more about the 2016 Con and the website still has the 2014 details.

I know it takes a BS Johnson size bucket-load of time/ effort/ organisation/ blood-sweat-and whatnots to arrange a Con, and I am sure the Excellent ConCom are working their socks off prepping an amazing Con for us, but my deferred gratification muscle is worn out and I wanna know I am booked to attend the next DWcon now. And to have something fabulous to look forward to on these dark and stormy winter nights would give me a happy. :sunny:

Thanks muchly for any smidgen of tittle-tattle, rumour, speculation or downright lie you can tell me.

Hugs
Kare :bounce:

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 09:29 pm
by Whos Wee Dug
if the withdrawal symptoms get too much there are three other DWCons this year all in europe.
http://dutchdwcon.nl/ - Holland
http://www.scheibenwelt-convention.de/news.php? - Germany
http://idwcon.org/ Cork Ireland

Or if your feeling adventurous the NADWCon in the States. :mrgreen:

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:33 pm
by chrisboote
DominoFalling wrote:Thanks muchly for any smidgen of tittle-tattle, rumour, speculation or downright lie you can tell me.

Due to the infeasibly high cost of providing the necessary alcohol to fuel a concom, there will be no 2016 convention
Instead, we're all going to go to a local pub with good wifi, and connect by skype, and talk bollocks until 3 in the morning

(You said downright lies were OK, yes? :mrgreen: )

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:34 pm
by chrisboote
Whos Wee Dug wrote:if the withdrawal symptoms get too much there are three other DWCons this year all in europe.
http://dutchdwcon.nl/ - Holland
http://www.scheibenwelt-convention.de/news.php? - Germany
http://idwcon.org/ Cork Ireland

Or if your feeling adventurous the NADWCon in the States. :mrgreen:

Also, two in Poland (I'll post dates when I have them)

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 09:42 am
by DominoFalling
chrisboote wrote:
DominoFalling wrote:Thanks muchly for any smidgen of tittle-tattle, rumour, speculation or downright lie you can tell me.

Due to the infeasibly high cost of providing the necessary alcohol to fuel a concom, there will be no 2016 convention
Instead, we're all going to go to a local pub with good wifi, and connect by skype, and talk bollocks until 3 in the morning

(You said downright lies were OK, yes? :mrgreen: )


Sounds like a very viable alternative, count me in! Especially as I only just realised the new place I am moving to has a pub next door - un-observant or what! I might get chucked out of CAMRA for this.

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 09:47 am
by DominoFalling
Whos Wee Dug wrote:if the withdrawal symptoms get too much there are three other DWCons this year all in europe.
http://dutchdwcon.nl/ - Holland
http://www.scheibenwelt-convention.de/news.php? - Germany
http://idwcon.org/ Cork Ireland

Or if your feeling adventurous the NADWCon in the States. :mrgreen:


Boohoo! I would looove to go to all these Cons but I am still paying for the last one. Gone are the bygone days when I used to attend 3 Star Trek conventions a year. .. thinks, "Must write that best seller and get rich."

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 08:13 pm
by Endril
For a moment I got as scared as can I possible be! Phew, I really need glasses to see the small print faster. And I'm hoping for registration around April, if it is to follow the pattern of the last two conventions. Fingers crossed. But with the current committee you never know :)

Meantime I am rereading my DWCon blog posts (this would be shameless auto-advertising, if I'd only gain something from it :p) and wondering: how tired was I to make so many spelling mistakes, to eat so many whole words and to be so incoherent at one time or another? If I ever forget which post is from which day of the convention, I only have to count the mistakes, as the were more and more as Tuesday came closer :D.

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 08:29 pm
by Endril
As a thought for the next convention:

Maybe there should be a place on the DWCon website where could post when you could be available for Watch and/or Gophering duty. Nothing fancy, just to let you select a time interval, the type of the job you're "applying" for and eventually to let you say where (or how) you can be contacted.
And the posts only visible to the poor lost souls of the committee?

I have no idea if it would be a practical idea or not, but maybe it could help?

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 09:08 pm
by Molokov
There's also one this year in Australia: http://ausdwcon.org - We'd love some more international visitors...

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:34 am
by Endril
Molokov wrote:There's also one this year in Australia: http://ausdwcon.org - We'd love some more international visitors...


Oh, how I'd love for Australia to be closer... Or a plane ticket to AusDWCon to be 100 Euros :p.

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 08:48 pm
by Molokov
Endril wrote:
Molokov wrote:There's also one this year in Australia: http://ausdwcon.org - We'd love some more international visitors...


Oh, how I'd love for Australia to be closer... Or a plane ticket to AusDWCon to be 100 Euros :p.


Oh well. Start saving for 2017 then :D

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 09:13 pm
by phazedout
In 2017 I *might* be able to afford to go there but I am, if that is possible, even FURTHER away than I Was, being in Finland.

no I can, sadly only afford one con every two years and I have plumbed (appropriate metaphor given the constant precipitation in the PRC*) for the Irish con this October.

So sadly no other cons, possibly no higswatch either.

*'tis the People's Republic of Cork. boy! sure 'tis massive!!!!!

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:58 am
by Pat
Whos Wee Dug wrote:Or if your feeling adventurous the NADWCon in the States. :mrgreen:

AFAIK there's no NADWCON this year. There's a sort of "Special Interest Group" meeting inside World Con/Sasquan 2015

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 04:33 pm
by Nonny Mouse
Yes, but it should still be fun. A bunch of us here on the forum are staying in the same hotel even.

Re: DWCon 2016?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 09:29 pm
by Whos Wee Dug
Pat wrote:
Whos Wee Dug wrote:Or if your feeling adventurous the NADWCon in the States. :mrgreen:

AFAIK there's no NADWCON this year. There's a sort of "Special Interest Group" meeting inside World Con/Sasquan 2015

There is a DWCon within the Worldcon as they could not afford to put a full blown con on their own but you have to have a Wcon membership to attend it, :D I'm looking forward to it. :mrgreen: