April 6th, 2009

rl - cowgirl up

Six months and a day (or two)!

Denver is coming Winconners! We here at wincon central are working hard behind the scenes to bring you the best con yet. We'll be updating a lot more frequently now that we're on the downhill slide.

The logo contest is going strong. There are so many great entries to choose from already. It's going to be even tougher to pick than last year. Don't forget, the deadline for that is tax day, April 15th. Look in the sidebar for a link to the rules.

Speaking of graphics, you know who gives good graphics? missyjack does. If you're reading this post on your flist, click over and see the great new layout she made for us. We have this crazy thing called a "sidebar" now (as previously mentioned) with all the links to the stuff you need to know for getting to Denver. I hear these sidebars are all the rage with the kiddies these days. Who knew?

brynwulf is our city ambassador this year for Denver. If you don't know her, you have no idea what a treat you are in store for in October. One of the things she's doing for us this year is acting as liason between the con and our charity of the year. A tradition that started in LA with me, continued last year in Baltimore with nilchance and beanside, this is our way of giving back each year to a group that needs it on behalf of our show and awesome peeps like you all. As in years past, there will be a charity raffle on Saturday night as well as an opportunity to bring donations. This year's charity is The Denver Dumb Friends League. Animals are a cause brynwulf is very attached to (ask her what she does for a living) and I hear, perhaps, POSSIBLY, that Jared's kind of fond of them too. So this year, our focus will be on them. Stay tuned for more details on what donations we'll be taking. Since the nature of animal donations is kind of, uh, bulky, we may just be taking cash this year. But we'll let you know as soon as we figure it out.

We've (and by we I mean brynwulf) have created a Photobucket journal for Wincon. It's password protected for viewing and posting so those of us who aren't as ok with our faces on the internet can feel protected. If you do NOT want anyone posting photos of you, please speak now by responding to this post. If you are interested in viewing these photos or posting any of your own, please email us at winconphotos@gmail.com and we will send you the passwords necessary for viewing and/or posting. Please note that if you didn't attend any of the previous cons, you will not be given access. So make sure to include the lj name or name that was on your badge for the year(s) you attended so we can check our lists twice.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, some of you may have noticed that things are tough out there right now for folks financially. Believe us, we know too. Registration is down from years past and honestly, we're a little worried that our minimum numbers won't be met to make the hotel happy with us and even bigger, whether we'll be able to continue doing Wincon. That sounds DIRE, but it's not (yet) and you can help! Please take some time if you can to pimp us out. Wincon has always been a by the fans for the fans operation and as cool as it is to go to the bigger pro cons with celebs and signings and greets and stuff, we're about connecting with your fellow fangirl and supporting our little corner of the internet and keeping us all connected through our fic, vids, purple nurples, and sock puppets. If you know people who are looking for that, tell them! If you make icons and banners like some of us breath air, feel free to make some pimp buttons and we'll post them here. IF you run a comm and have a minute, make a post asking for "This one time, at Wincon..." stories. And if you have any other ideas about getting the word out, please post about them here or email us at winchestercon@gmail.com. Also, if you are pimping us already, link us! We'd love to see what your doing. It'll keep us inspired.

As always, thank you all for your support. You guys are the reason we do this and every year you make it worth doing again, Jerks (and/or Bitches.)