2271Yuricon 2002 events/site/plans/notes (ok, it's long)
- Dec 28, 2001Greetings all -
On this eve of yet another New Year, the ALC First Lady and myself
would like to wish you all a happy, health New Year. I myself received
a cold for Christmas, so the next site update is running a little
The original ALC list was born Jan.4, 2001, so we're using that date
as our birthday - we're almost a year old and much larger and more
enthusiastic and energetic than I could ever have expected.
Here's some upcoming update news:
First and foremost, the Poster Contest winners announcement - all the
submissions will go up on a special poster art gallery. The winner's
poster will be printed up and sold through our goddies page -
you'll be able to get you and all your friends an official ALC
New Shrines for 2002 - I'm not giving away the who, but rest assured,
they're cool and interesting. And at least one will be a revelation.
Events - Here's an idea...ALC is franchising Yuricon events! LOL If
you're a yuri/shoujoai fan and you want to meet and hang with other
fans, either at a con or on your own, the ALC staff will assist you in
setting up an event in your area. Got a favorite bar or club? See if
you can take over for the night. We'll provide tapes/DVDs of good
shoujoai and yuri anime, music vids, etc, we'll even research the
local spots for PR and calendar mentions - YOU host and act cool, and
get the credit. We'd like to see as many events as possible - even if
it's just having people over for a video night - spread the word,
recruit the children! LOL
We'll also be setting up a formal list of cons where ALC/Yuricon will
be present and what we'll be doing - party, table, informal hanging
Now, on to the important administration stuff. We'd all like to see
ALC/Yuricon 2003 happen. That takes three things - people, time and
money, not in that order. Right now, I've got a great staff - but
we're not enough to do a con. And we don't have much money, either.
SO, we have a few solutions:
1) ebay auctions - It's become traditional for cons to run fundraising
through this non-intrusive method. First Lady Pattie has said that she
will take on the job of organizing and arranging any ebay auctions.
What we need from you is good stuff to auction! We have stuff we pick
up here and there, good strong chicks with weapons stuff, or yuri
manga and the like - but we need more! Got a doujin you don't read
much? Or a Japanese manga you can't translate? Art or toys you've
grown out of, etc? We'll be glad to take that pesky stuff off your
hands and turn it into financial support for ALC.
Of course, flat out donations are welcome too! Feel free to get a
second job to support our anime habit. :-)
If you think you have a lead for a sponsorship, either of our Yuri
manga, "Yuri Monogatari" or any event or project, drop us a line and
let us know.
2) People - Yep, we need you! We have 18 months to make ALC happen and
I believe, with all my heart, that we can do it. But without people to
make it work, it won't become reality. Now, here's the problem - while
I, personally, am always pleased by the enthusiasm of the many
volunteers I've worked with, I've noted a small trend...you college
folks are awfully busy and hard to reach - plus you move about
alot...therefore, I'm asking that anyone who would like to be on the
*organizing committee*, that is, to head a committee, of ALC 2003 be
over 21 years of age. It's agism - pure and simple. I need folks who
won't flake out on me and my staff and leave us lurching about to
cover for you.
IF you are under 21 and REALLY want to help, write one of the folks
below and offer assistance to them on their committees - we do want
your help, really!
If you are interested in helping us out, contact the relevant people
and offer your undying devotion. :-)
Here's what we have:
Entertainment: cheebs! is our entertainment chair and she's great,
having seen first hand how easy it is to go wrong. :-)
Artist's Liason: Kathryn Williams, duh. :-) Could *anyone* else do
Fundraising: Pattie and myself, because we simply don't trust anyone
else and I've got a ton of experience, sadly.
Advertising: Me again. If someone wants to co-chair the PR committee
with me, I'd love the help! anilesbocon01@...
Here's what we need right now: Email me at anilesbocon01@...
with offers of assistance.
Hotel Liason/Researcher - Any experience in booking hotel space a huge
Guest Liason - We have some leads, you'll need to be able to follow up
with them and contact possible guests
Dealer's Liason - We have got a load of leads...we need someone to
pursue them. (This person will be working on sponsorships and manga
Folks we'll need down the road:
If these are commitees that interest you, hang about - we'll be
looking for them sometime next summer. Watch the website for
Here's my vision - the world's first con where everyone has a chance
to be involved in some way - this way it's really *your* con.
And last, but not at all least, I want to mention our very next
(indeed, imminent) project deadline. "Yuri Monogatari" our original
yuri/shoujoai manga is accepting submissions until January 31, 2002.
So you have a little more than a month to send those babies in!
I'll be making what is called a "rate card" for advertising in
YM...rates will be very reasonable, trust me. If you have a fave comic
store or manga shop, or GLBT store, or club, we'd LOVE to have them
advertise with us! Even cash-strapped stores should find our
advertising rates affordable. Plus we guarantee a relevant audience.
If you think you'd like to help us out by selling an ad, email us at
anilesbocon01@... with the subject line: Rate Card
You'll be able to print it out and bring it with you. Any support you
can give us is greatly appreciated.
One more thing...a note to my Staff: cheebs!, Stacy, Kun, Sparkle,
Philip, Charlene, Kat, Sarahmonster - thank you all for everything.
Your efforts have been many and your rewards few, so let me once again
say thank you and offer my great appreciation and affection for your
support of ALC.
Last note - to Pattie. I can't tell you often enough, but I could not
have done any of this without you. I love you.
And that's about it. For the moment. Let me thank all of you for your
interest and support for ALC/Yuricon, and offer my wish that 2002 blow
us ALL out of the water!
Founder/Webmistress/Dosgbody/sick puppy <sneeze>
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