NOTE: This flyer will serve as a means of identifying members of the
FORKNI-L mailing list and EFNET:#foreverknight IRC channel at Syndi-Con until
such period of time as buttons can be distributed.
Everyone should meet in the main lobby of the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. The time of this meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6:00 PM.
There will be a costume pageant, but we are unsure what time it will start.
We will trade room information and decide as a group what to do about supper -- whether to go as a group after the pageant, or whether to go in two groups, one before, and one after.
Advance-ordered FORKNI-L and EFNET:#foreverknight badges will be available
from Jennifer Rayburn and Laurie Schlagel. Part of the cost for these buttons
will be donated to the Forever Knight charities -- either Casey House
or Children's Hospital. Pre-ordered buttons will be distributed at this time and
at our various meetings throughout the weekends.
Con events Saturday and Sunday begin at 9:00AM. We should meet at our
respective hotels for breakfast some time between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM,
depending upon the hotel (earlier at the Embassy and Courtyard, later at the
Marriott), aiming to meet at the Marriott Hunt Valley's main entrance to the con
shortly before 9:00 AM.
Given the difficulty of finding good seats mid-day, we will head directly to
the main auditorium and grab seats. We will need to take turns guarding these
seats while the rest of us shop, do panels, and so on. The general idea is that
nobody should have to sit through a presentation s/he does not want to see for
more than an hour or two.
Depending upon how the con deals with the autograph issue -- whether it will be done by badge number, preferred day, or whoever-wants-one-get-in-line, we will hold seats in the auditorium for those in autograph lines. If some of the actors are signing both days, it would work best if we let people leaving early Sunday get in Saturday's line, while people who can get autographs on Sunday watch the seats.
that the autograph lines may be 2-3 hours long, no saving space for your friends
who are doing something else.
We will decide sometime Saturday whether we want to meet for Saturday
dinner or not.
During most of the convention, either Brenda Bell or Frank Warren should be
reachable by 2m amateur radio or by cell phone; those with amateur radios and
cell phones are encouraged to join in to form a communications network. Further
information will be disseminated on site. Since the cellphones are not cheap,
they should be considered only as a last resort.
A second flyer will be available for download and printing to use as a room
sign during the con. This will have room for some customization (name, e-mail,
factions, etc.). Please feel free to post this, along with any other signs you
wish to add, on your room door, with the following stipulations: Scotch
(cellophane) tape can ruin the finish on doors and walls. Please use only the
friendly stuff that looks like (but is not!) used chewing gum.
Please bear in mind that hotel security does not always like room signs, and may tear them down. Do NOT put up anything that you cannot afford to lose. DO bring extras to put up more if some get torn down.
Lisa and Brenda remind everyone to bring their Syndicon registration confirmation receipts and letters to the con; they will be needed in order to pick up your con badges. If you did not receive written confirmation of registration, bring either the canceled check or its stub, or a credit card receipt, to prove that you did in fact preregister for the con. They also remind everyone to bring some form of identification, which may be needed at registration and/or the hotel. (A picture-signature driver's license or non-driver's ID will do.)
Pre-con questions regarding this flyer should be addressed to Lisa Hobbs (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brenda Bell (email@example.com)