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Offline SailorNaboo

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« on: October 10, 2004, 05:28:56 pm »
I'm on my way back from the General Meeting in Portland and I'm very excited about how the programming director position was voted on.  One of us needed to be designated as the director of programming (Nathan), but there are three of us that agreed to take on certain roles decided upon before the vote took place and presented to the attendees.

It was somewhat ironic that once he heard of the background and experience (along with inovation planned), Nathan was going to step down, but we asked him to join with us becuase of his gaming background and he ended up with the title and is the main Programming contact.  Guy is focusing on non-interactive programming like AMVs and the Video Rooms as well as using his scheduling expertise.  Still to be decided upon is which person will be focusing on Panels and the Dance.

The position that was agreed upon in advance of the elections for me is Live Programming.  I will be handling all of the details of these events, setting deadlines and making sure to keep Nathan informed of the progress in these events.  

With this in mind, I have a few positions to fill.  Cosplay and Fan Fic are already taken care of and I look forward to working with Ande from the Portland Costumer's guild.  Since our actual cosplay "Show" is already quite impressive, she will be focusing on making it be the best experience for the actual contrestants and she has great things in store for 2005.  Ellen, aka RemSaverem, is back for bigger and better Fan Fiction events!  She continues to show inovation in this area of programming and I look forward to working with her.

The other two areas that are directly under me are Hall Cosplay and Karaoke.    (I will focus on running these four catagories and keep Nathan informed as we solidify the rules and plans for these events.

For Hall Cosplay, I am looking for a coordinator who loves costuming that also have orginizational skills.  They will be scheduling teams of two to go out and search the halls and events for great costumes.  The reason this will be in groups of twos is because one of the people will be taking pictures of the people in costume and recording their names, the costume makers names and the character (and any other relevent information.)

For Karaoke, I'm looking for a few people because I'd like to see Karaoke expand this year.  I've already heard from one person who would like to run a Karaoke event, but unless this person wants to eat, breathe and sleep Karaoke the whole convention, I'm looking for several coordinators here.  I'd like to see different kinds of Karaoke events throughout the weekend and if you have ideas for this, also feel free to let me know!

I am so excited about being able to focus on this area of programming and think that this division that we presennted prior to the election uses the skills and talents of each of us in the best way.  I'm looking forward to working directly with Andie, Ellen, and hopefully some great people in Karaoke and Hall Cosplay.

I'm also so excited about the ideas Guy has for AMVs and the Video Rooms and with Nathan's Gaming experience and his easygoing personality, I'm sure the three of us are going to do very well focusing on areas that suit our strengths.  Being able to come to decisions like this before the General Election took place shows we are already a very cohesive team!
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2004, 09:42:23 pm »
Yes, Nathan Hansen, last year the go-to guy for gaming, was elected to be the main contact for people in programming; we're all looking forward to working with him more directly now that he's in a more visible position. ^__^

We were actually really lucky to have had three in my opinion well-qualified candidates running for this position, however, each having a different area of specialty and different skills to bring to what is arguably the heart and soul of con. It was somewhat reassuring to hear that even before the vote was taken, everything was done in the understanding that all three would be working together afterward to make Kumoricon '05  the best con it can be, and that they could form a cohesive team. This makes me happy and excited for the coming year.

Beth's specialty is live programming (because she has that special caring touch in taking care of the needs of congoers - speaking as someone who worked in live programming last year), and Guy has more that adequately displayed his skills at making sure things like AMVs and videos are programmed properly, run on time, and you can't beat his enthusiasm about what he's good at. He is always on top of what he's doing and is a real asset. Nathan was the cool head behind gaming last year, and from very little managed to pull it together and run an awesome gaming area. I'm sooo happy. We have a managing person and yet we're still having everyone do what they are best at doing and what they should be doing.

When it comes to puttiing on the real stuff that's happening at con, that's always the goal. :D

But yes, we still need people in many little programming niches, so whatever your area of interest, let us know if you want to help out!

- Arlene Penrose
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2004, 11:19:37 pm »
congratulations to all 4 of you (beth, nathan, guy and arlene). i love that we are working towards maintaining and expanding the ways in which we, as a con, can emphasize collaboration. thank you to everyone who assisted me to be re-appointed as chair of fanfic. as with programming overall, the fanfic niche has several really talented and dedicated people involved, without whom it just wouldn't be the same. love to you all! :)
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004, 12:04:51 am »
Yes, congratulations to you all. I'll support Beth and Arlene and the others as much as I can manage.  I know you've already got a great head start.

Hmm... Nathan was actually gaming coordinator? Whenever I went down there on business I was usually in a hurry (plus it was dark...) so I didn't ever look at badges beyond checking for "who's staff."

By the way, Ellen, isn't the head of fanfic a "coordinator?"  I think we only call one position "chair." Just wanted to get the term right; it's not like your position has changed at all (and I hope you're enjoying it as much as you appear to be :)).
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004, 10:26:45 am »
Hm, I suppose it could be kind of confusing within our system, although it's technically a correct term for what Ellen does: she basically chairs a committee (who communicates through their Yahoo group), and together they decide what sort of fanfic programming to run. Ellen is the representative of the group of fanfic-interested people; she is the one of them that is on staff. For our (Kumoricon's organizational) purposes, Rem-chan is technically a "coordinator," yes.

But then again, if we were going to start having to be clear on things like that, the Karaoke and Cosplay event people really aren't "directors," either, in the sense that we, organizationally, use the term. The term was being used last year in more of a "director of a show" sort of feel, but in the grand scheme of things there's only one director for each entire department, whose job it is to make sure everything's running smooth and to provide the point of contact for the other directors, the chair, and their own people. Directors are the basically the infogurus of our organization; it's their responsibility to know everything that's going on in their department.

But yeah, it's not really something to worry about, Ellen always makes it clear that she's fanfic specific. Official titles just delineate the hierarchy on paper. As I keep telling people, programming stuff will function, on the ground, however it needs to in order to best meet its unique needs. :D
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004, 02:02:38 pm »
*giggles at thought of folks beta-reading her signature/ title*

hi, everyone! i love you! (*waves and glomps*)

as per her usual, arlene has understood and encapsulated perfectly my understanding of why "chair" was a logical term for me with regard to fanfic. though some  of the innovations are my own, and the judging of contest entries and selection of award categories is my solo effort (or at least was this year), virtually all the other nuances involved in planning fanfiction programming are a collaborative effort amongst several people in our kumoricon_fanfiction yahoo group. i'm simply the primary mover & shaker of that group, and the person who represents and advocates for that group's interests within the formal and informal networks of kumoricon staff, and, when needed, to alto nimbus. so in that way, i've felt more like a 'chair of a committee' than a 'director'. 'coordinator' would work, and if it becomes important to staff, i'd be more than happy to accomodate any change in diction. so long as the understanding of how we collaboratively function doesn't change.

thanks, again, for the honor extended to me and our ever-burgeoning fanfic community :)

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2004, 05:47:24 pm »
Yeah...congratulations again on getting the job!  I'm sure you'll be a great fanfic "director/chairperson/blah" again this year!

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2004, 12:10:28 am »
thanks, max! and with you helping, fanfic theatre will be so much fun! thanks for your enthusiasm!
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« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2004, 08:50:27 am »
Will there be an Art Show/Sale/Auction next year?
If so, would the (yet undetermined) Panel coordinator be able to include managing the Art Show?

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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2004, 08:56:08 am »
ill just say wohoo
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Re: Panels & Art Show Coordinator?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2004, 04:20:44 pm »
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Will there be an Art Show/Sale/Auction next year?
If so, would the (yet undetermined) Panel coordinator be able to include managing the Art Show?

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2004, 11:19:04 am »
I really don't mind eating, sleeping, and breathing kareoke... :D
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2005, 06:17:57 pm »
Hi, my name is Morgan. (I tried to register but my verification hasn't come yet o.O; ) This all sounds very exciting! I'm interested in being part of the Hall Cosplay. Either as a coordinater or as one of the two that goes out and grabs people in great costumes. Is there someone I should contact directly? Thanks! ^_^

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2005, 06:30:08 pm »
Hi Morgan. We will be having a general meeting this weekend, Saturday,June  18th, at the Portland Central Library in downtown Portland at 12:30. All are free to attend, and you can especially dive into whatever role you want to take on by meeting the Programming and Cosplay staff there.

You can also register on the forums to contact SailorNaboo, who is in charge of Hall Cosplay. She can point you in the right direction at least. And someone else might be able to reply with more information.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2005, 01:13:22 pm »
im bred and stuff but anyways, can Ichigo help out in any way!/? *raises right hand in air vigourasly*
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