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The Minicon PR2s are mailed, and I got ours today. They'll probably show up by today or tomorrow, but there may be a few stragglers into next week for those of you in the far reaches of the universe (Canada or Iowa).

There is an electronic version at http://www.dreamspell.net/transfer/MiniCon/MiniCon47-PR2-Final-C.pdf

There is information in the PR about the Pool Party tomorrow. The annual Pool Party and is Sat Feb 18 at the same hotel that Minicon will be at. The current, proper name for this hotel is “Double-Tree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South.” This hotel was previously known as the Sheraton Bloomington, and more previously known as the Radisson South. This hotel is now affectionately known as the RadiSh Tree.

The RadiSh Tree is located at 7800 Normandale Boulevard, Bloomington, Minnesota, 55439.

There will be a concomm meeting at 2:00PM, everyone is welcome. The party itself is after the concomm meeting, and probably starts around fourish.

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scotia_girl
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
My PR-2 arrived today. I LOVE THAT YOUR PUBLICATION CALLS IT THE RADISHTREE!!!!! THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY I CAN'T HELP BUT CAPS-LOCK!!!!!!!!
mle292
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:57 pm (UTC)
Yay!

I honestly don't know who came up with that name, but it's really clever. I first heard it at a MnStf party a few months ago.

Damn hotel better not change their name again, or it'll throw everything off.
scotia_girl
Feb. 17th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
We've been using it pretty consistently, further back than that. Fest at least, if I had to guess. I'm glad it's catching on. :)
dd_b
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)
The hotel name could be one of those things multiple people came up with independently; that sometimes makes it very hard to pin down the origin of something :-) .

In the Old Days, exec members and trouble-shooters got a stylized embroidered "R" logo thingy to go on their badge that marked them to hotel staff as having authority for the convention to talk to the hotel. This emblem was called (by the hotel people, and then by us) a "radish". So I like having that embedded in the new humorous version of the name. (That may not be the source of it appearing in the name, but that's why I like it.)
mle292
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
I expect that you're right about multiple people coming up with it. There are lots of clever people in our big, messy fan community.

I'm especially impressed that the name is in chronological order.
magentamn
Feb. 17th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
We got our PR-2 today. We're planning to get there in time for the Minicon meeting.
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