The second half of my No Brand Con 2009 coverage shows a bit more of the stranger side of No Brand Con. Behold some odd moments from the No Brand Con Variety Show. Witness the Cosplayer who won't get off the stage (no matter how hard Duct Tape Boy and I try to usher her off). In the end, a 100% successful convention. Footage provided kindly by Cheesus. (You Can See Part 1 Here)
Music in this entry is the OTHER 1337Band remix I did (and the first one I did). "Loud Guy on a Train" is always a 1337Band classic and I felt it was the best choice.
Right now I'm actually sitting in Milwaukee, as I'm down here to take care of issues with the Big Red Van of Doom (more recently named Space Ship 3). Right now it's at the mechanic, getting repaired, and hopefully it will pass its emissions test this time around.
I'm crossing my fingers at least.
It's bizarre, as these are my last days as Convention Director for No Brand Con. I'm leaving the position, and not running for re-election, because I don't think I'll have the time to do the job this year. Part of me is reluctant to let it go, which is hilarious once you consider that I had to be begged to TAKE the job in the first place. I feel confident that my likely successors will do a good job though, so there's no better time than now to move to a lower position.
It will be nice to sit back in the gallery and not have to run everything though. It will be interesting to see how the votes play out too. I'm sure that No Brand Con 2010 will be in safe hands no matter what happens, as we have qualified people running for everything, but the exact shape of the con will depend on what happens on Thursday.
It's mildly exciting.
We've announced our 2010 date as April 30-May 2, 2010. The funny thing is a few of my staff are all worried about it being on Beltane. There are several of us Wiccans on staff, and we aren't actually worried about it. It's all of the NON-Wiccans who are paranoid about it. Honestly, it's hilarious. They're all paranoid about Wiccans not coming to the con... as if we were a large group of our attendees, and as the Wiccans on staff are constantly telling them that no one will have a problem with it.
We had to take this date because Anime Detour decided to move to our weekend next year, and we either had to be a week after Detour or move to a different time of year. The latter is just not acceptable, so the former it was. I have no idea what inspired Detour to move from March to April, but its frustrating trying to make sure we're not putting the attendees in an awkward position.