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Windycon Report [Nov. 16th, 2008|01:05 am]
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At Fannish Feud Friday night, the question was "Other than a guitar, name an instrument found at a filksing." Tom Smith: "pass".

Saturday, the convention managed to schedule a panel with six participants, including one of the Guests of Honor, into a room that the Fire Marshall limited to 15 people.
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[User Picture]From: qnofhrt
2008-11-16 01:33 pm (UTC)
I normally would tell you that sometimes it's really hard to figure out which panels will have a gazillion attendees and which ones will not. OTOH, I don't think I would schedule anything in a room that only held 15 people unless I knew that's all that were showing up. (Like something that had a pre-reg.) I've also learned panels with more than 4 people are not a good thing.

This sounds as stupid as Convergence a few years back scheduling something with Larry Dixon in a room that held 12 people and was also on the 22nd floor.
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From: sethb
2008-11-17 02:03 am (UTC)
I'd guess that most readings could fit in that size room. That's about all, though.

And it's easy to guess that any panel with the GoH on it will have some attendance.
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[User Picture]From: pyropyga
2008-11-19 01:39 am (UTC)
I was on one of the Friday panels scheduled for Walnut, and we basically balked when we saw the room and made them place us elsewhere. I couldn't believe it when I saw that they first moved everything out of Walnut, and then bounced one item back into it. Yowch.
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From: sethb
2008-11-19 01:53 am (UTC)
There were at least two panels there Saturday evening. The one I was at tried to leave, but they claimed they had no available rooms.

The next panel I went to was next door (airwall) to a loud band, and there were no microphones.
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[User Picture]From: pyropyga
2008-11-19 02:09 am (UTC)
Ouch. I'd thought most of the major location/operations issues were confined to Friday. I suppose they really must have been out of space on Saturday if they accommodated our fleeing Friday and not your panel doing likewise on Saturday.
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