Re: Tech vs. Costumers -- not in St. Louis!
- I was going to jump on here, thinking Sheila couldn't, presently, but I
First of all, Sheila, please don't leave the list. Unless I overlooked
something, you haven't offended anyone by your comments, that I can see.
Remember the (lack) of inflection and facial expression when dealing with
I'm assuming that Susan is drawing her inspiration from Archon. As far as I
know, we've always had a good working relationship here with the crew, with
respect shown from both sides of the aisle. Archon has very graciously
been footing the bill for a party after the Masq for the last (3-4?) years.
The crew has to wrap up after the show, so they wouldn't ordinarily get to
even see the videotape afterwards. So this gives them the opportunity.
Some of our people serve the refreshments, and last year, we paid for pizza
for some of their folks on Saturday because we knew they wouldn't get to
have a proper dinner in the hours before the Masq. It was the least we
In the three years previous to these parties, the Guild was promoting CC16,
and Sheila and the folks were always invited. And they very nicely brought
the video by so everyone could see themselves.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Byron Connell" <BP.Connell@...>
> Usually, tech doesn't want to associate with anyone, either. There often
> a closed tech party for the surviving tech crew members.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Susan Stringer <thesusan@...>
> >Ok, maybe this sound a bit to much like "can't we all just get along..."
> >but, what if a convention through a really large "wrap party" after the
> >Masquerade for the costumers and the tech people? I know that many
> >costumers are hot and tired after the show & just want to go grab a
> >and hit the sheets, but many of us look for parties. Maybe, if the two
> >groups associated with each other more in a more comfortable, and fun
> >atmosphere, both groups would learn from the experience. Possibly even
> >video of the show that was just completed with the ability to stop,
> >and discuss what was good, bad or unavoidable. I know most WorldCons try
> >run a big party for the costumers in the costumer's suite on the day
> >the contest, but I don't think I've ever heard of inviting the tech
> >to attend. (Not to say they were not invited or did not come, I just
> >As someone smarter than me once said, always be nice to the tech crew.
> >you are not, you could find yourself on stage, in the dark with a dead
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- St. Louis is lucky in that there is no divisiveness between the tech and the
performers. Most of the St. Louis tech people are on hiatus for awhile from
being onstage, and some of us currently on-stage fill in backstage from
time-to-time. There is no "us vs. them" that I'm conscious of....
And I'll add my voice to Bruce & Nora's: please stay on the list, Sheila.
Your comments were good and logically presented. There's room for everyone