196LAST MINUTE CHANGES - TERRY PRATCHETT PRESENTATION
- Aug 30, 2004Hallo,
I'm writing to you because you expressed an interest in the upcoming
KFL meetup and Terry Pratchett award presentation at Noreascon in
There have been two big changes: the meetup will be at 5pm, and the
award presentation will be after the 7pm Terry on Trial event.
When Noreascon's final schedule was released this week, I realized
that our KFL meetup would be at the same time as one of Terry
Pratchett's panels. I hate to cancel, since I know the Noreascon
scheduling folks went out of their way to provide us with meeting
space on Thursday as requested.
However, I somehow doubt that, given a choice between eating
cheap potato chips while chatting with fans, and hearing Terry speak
about elf glamour in person, anybody's going to say "The hell with
Terry! I want potato chips!" I know I'd opt for the Terry panel --
even if there were *quality* potato chips involved. As a result, I'm
rescheduling the Thursday KFL gathering to a 5pm dinner meeting.
We'll go ahead and gather outside Liberty C in the Sheraton, our
original scheduled meeting spot, and figure out a nearby location to
eat. The 5pm time doesn't conflict with any known Terry activities,
and will serve the additional purpose of obtaining better nourishment
than cheap potato chips.
The first 10 folks to show up will receive a KFL button bearing the
Obliviscor logo and the inspirational motto, "Join the Klatchian
Foreign Legion, meet interesting people, and get killed by them."
You will also have the chance to offer input into that night's
award presentation -- which brings me to change number two.
The award presentation was originally supposed to kick off Terry's
signing that night, but that signing had to be cancelled, I think due
to schedule conflicts. However, Noreascon administration has very
kindly agreed to allow us to do our thing immediately after the end
of the 7pm Terry on Trial event. This will probably work out even
better than the signing, so all's well that ends well. It should
only take about three and a half minutes, so be sure to devote the
time to watching Shelia and me make complete and utter fools of
ourselves in front of Terry Pratchett -- and maybe help with the
If you would like to see a copy of the planned award script and offer
any input or editing suggestions ahead of time (keeping in mind we're
doing our best to keep this short and sweet, and keeping in mind that
neither Sheila nor I can act our way out of a paper bag), please
email me at annamc@....
We owe a big thanks to the Noreascon committee, particularly Mary Kay
Kare and Priscilla Olson, for helping us make this a reality. I hope
we'll see all of you at the dinner meeting and the award presentation.
KFL Special Events Uncoordinated Coordinator for Noreascon