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Minicon Programming Panelist Reminder

This is a friendly reminder that Minicon 47 is still looking for programming participants for our upcoming convention, April 6-8. To see a list of all panel ideas, please go to our Programming Brainstorming Page.


These panels have been culled some already. Panels with only one person signed up have been removed, and panels that could use more people are at the top of the list, arranged by category.

We will be culling further this weekend, and removing many of the panels that only have two people signed up. If you haven't signed up yet, sign up now, or convince your expert friends to sign up for panels that you want to see happen.

We could very much use some people to help with the audio-visual equipment for some of the Guest of Honor events. The items that will need an AV assistant are marked. They are in the section at the bottom with the panels that are already staffed, or only have room for only one or two more panelists.

AV Squad volunteers will get a special badge, because it's SUPER-EXTRA cool to be on the AV Squad for a Science Fiction convention.

Minicon will be April 6-8 in the same location as last year, at the newly renamed Doubletree hotel in Bloomington, MN. Our Guests of Honor will be author Ted Chiang, fanziner Christopher J Garcia, and artist Frank Wu. If you haven’t registered yet, you may pre-register for Minicon until March 15.

Unnecessary, but possibly of interest
If anyone would like to know which panels will probably be at Minicon this year, the secret code for the Minicon Brainstorming Page is as follows:

The top set of panels in the "Need panelists" category currently have two or three people signed up. Those are the panels that are in danger of being cut, though three people is at the bottom of viable. We have three person panels as our schedule allows, and two person panels if the topic is very engaging and we know that the panelists are good speakers.

The bottom set of panels in the "may have room for more" section are fully staffed if they are so marked. The panels that are marked as "full, but may be able to take one or two more people if there are scheduling conflicts," have six or seven people signed up. The panels in that section that are not marked with any explanation have four or five people signed up. All (or nearly all) of the panels in the bottom section will happen at Minicon.


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Feb. 21st, 2012 09:38 pm (UTC)
I am not clear how to let you know what panels I am willing to be on - there is no email address or other way of signing up on the wiki page.
Feb. 21st, 2012 09:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I will fix that.

We have you down for a few, with the caveats that we discussed at the Pool Party. I will send you a separate email right after I fix the Wiki.

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Feb. 22nd, 2012 01:06 am (UTC)
Cool! That would be very helpful!
Feb. 22nd, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
I've signed up for the Futurists and Future panel.

I have -- I suggested it, if my memory is at all correct.
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