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Howdy, campers! This will be our last info post to the old con comm. If you STILL haven't friended the new one, please go here and add us to your flist and memberize yourself.

Registration is up and ready to go here in the new comm profile. This year's tickets are going for:

October 23, 2009 - November 30, 2009: $85 check, money order or Paypal
December 1, 2009 - May 31, 2010: $100 check, money order or Paypal
June 1, 2010 - September 23, 2010: $125 check, money order or Paypal

Our Hotel for 2010 is the Double Tree Chicago (Oakbrook). They aren't quite ready for us to start making our reservations yet, but they will be by the end of next week. Stay tuned for details on that. In the meantime, here's some info about them:

The rate for a king or a double will be $99 a night. The rate will extend 3 days before and after the convention. This rate includes up to 4 breakfast buffet vouchers per room/day based on occupancy. The hotels amenities include, restaurants and room service, 24 hour gym, FREE WIRELESS in public areas AND guest rooms, a 5 mile radius shuttle service, indoor pools, and lots of other awesome stuff. There's also a giant mall right across the street (even closer than the one in Denver) that will have tons for you to do too.

Airport Shuttle service. The Double Tree does not provide airport shuttle service for it's guests. We are currently working with a local shuttle company that will provide everyone with a reasonably priced ride to and from both Midway and O'Hare airports ($9-13 each way). As soon as we have more information about it, we'll let y'all know.

Ok! Get to the clickity click! As always, if you have any questions, please email us at winconhq at gmail dot com. We can't wait to see all your beautiful faces next year.
19 October 2009 @ 06:18 pm
Dates have been announced here! When reg and hotel reservations go live later this week, we will no longer be posting new con info over here. So if you haven't yet, high tail it over there and get to friending!

18 October 2009 @ 12:07 pm
Another year, another awesome gathering. There is nothing quite like a fangirl pajama party. Can’t wait for next year!

As always, the Vid Show was one of the great highlights for me. Thanks again to all of you amazingly talented people for contributing your work.

We were not able to burn DVDs of the show this year, but we do have permission to post links to all of the full-length vids, so click away and give the artists some love. Vids Vids Vids Vids...Collapse )

In addition to the individual links, I've got the 2.7gb ISO file available for DL if you’d like to see the show in toto.

First, I compressed it down as a single 833mb file, but I also split it into two uncompressed parts in case your technology doesn’t play well with .RAR files. All are loaded on ADrive, and are easily reactivated if you find the files have expired – just comment and I’ll re-share. If you'd like to burn your own DVD of the complete vid show, this is the only way to get it. See below the cut for directions. OMG, will this DL ever finish...Collapse )

17 October 2009 @ 02:55 pm
Some new posts are up on the new comm here. Don't forget to memberize yourself to the new comm and spread the word about it.
16 October 2009 @ 08:37 pm
Hey y'all.

We have a winner for next year: Chicago.

I know half of your (the people who wanted Orlando or New Orleans or NYC or Spain) are disappointed, but don't get down yet!

The hotel is amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing and they want to put a ring on it, ok? We have standards now. Gone are the days of one too many Cosmos and crashing wherever we didn't puke, you know? Denver taught us valuable life lessons, such as that we can expect better (just like Mama said). So we did. And Chicago delivered.

We hope to have hotel reg set up by next Thursday. As soon as we have that sorted, you are in. Come early, come often, and remember our names (we have long memories).

15 October 2009 @ 03:15 pm
So we're making phone calls and narrowing down some things. We've got the first group of three possible locations making bids for us and we thought we'd poll you and see your reactions to our choices. The results are locked, but every vote counts towards our consideration.

Poll #1471738 2010 first three options
This poll is closed.

Where would you like to see us next year?

New Jersey (very close to NYC)
Chicago (central to so many of you)
Orlando (fangirls at Disneyland!)
14 October 2009 @ 04:52 pm
So I want to post all the bad fic entries here in the comm, but thought I'd ask permission first. There were 8 entries total and one of them was hand-written and never made it back to me for saving, so I won't be able to do that one, but the others I'd love to publish. Let me know if that's ok.

ETA: Most of you have already done my work for me! If you posted your badfic elsewhere, link in comments here plzkthx.
14 October 2009 @ 02:28 pm
Howdy, ladies!

So the hotel in Denver was awesome, no? Kassie and I are drafting letters of thanks to them this week and we thought you guys might want to as well. Here's some info for you:

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, Colorado 80207

Colin Grice - Hotel Manager

John Wagner - General Manager

Regan Robertson was our account manager and Raya Roll the event manager.

If you want to send something to their corporate bosses, you can send a letter to:

Pyramid Hotel Group LLC
One Post Office Square
Suite 3100
Boston, MA 02109

If you do draft something, remember to use all the letter writing rules and etiquette you probably learned in 4th grade. Also, be sure to specifically mention anyone who may have helped you or anyone else by name, it will benefit them greatly. If you want to identify what group you were with, we're on their books as "Winchester Writer's Convention."
14 October 2009 @ 01:27 am
Like it says above! Everyone wants to share!

I miss you all already.

13 October 2009 @ 09:57 pm
If you'd like to give everyone permission to post your photos re: the email I sent earlier, just post your 'ok' or 'not ok' here so we can avoid the mass emailing. Thanks!

(This post brought to you by Jared's mouth.)