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Did you go to JournalCon this year or last year? What did you think?

If I put in a bid to have JournalCon in San Francisco next year would you want to attend or help out?

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001


Oh, you forgot the part where I showed up at the bar and was immediately accosted by you, informing me that we'd be karaoke singing "Pop" by *NSync.

Yes, I would totally attend in San Fran, if only to see your stunning face again.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

I didn't forget, I just haven't gotten to that part yet! There are many more wacky Emily JournalCon adventures still to be recounted!

I just posted over on the JC forum that I think the strongest argument for having it in SF next year is the fact that there are 18 Jamba Juice locations in the city. Austin only has 3. Las Vegas only has 1! Ha!

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Jen, I'm not sure how much I could do from here, but I would be willing to help with a SF bid. Actually, that's the wrong way to put it. I wouldn't be able to help put the bid itself together -- that's going to have to be someone who is more familiar with local San Francisco stuff than I am -- but if you do get the bid, I'm probably close enough to be on a local planning committee. And I would be willing to do that.

Would you be specifically thinking about San Francisco, or would you scout locations in other parts of the Bay Area? SF is the most fun, but probably also the most expensive. (I'd still vote for SF over, say, Berkeley.)

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

The 416 boys are cool with Journalcon in San Francisco. We're all for it. The only thing is we'd have to go for over week, there's so much cool stuff we have to see out there.

This year's journalcon was amazing. Better than last year. I can't even wait for the next one.

By the way, what's a Jamba Juice?

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Yes, just a jumble of names...none of which were mine! Apparently, I was not there, or at least, not to Jen Wade. O woe!

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Beth, I was thinking in SF. This is a tourist city, and hotel rates are actually pretty reasonable--comparable to Chicago, certainly. Also, I'm thinking that we'll probably have a big group this year, and SF has the most big hotels that will be able to accomodate us conference-room-wise.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

I'm wicked jealous I couldnt' be there this year, razzinfratzin' airline cancelled all flights to Chicago, and to add insult to injury refunded my $$ on Friday October 12th, that's just salt in the wound really. I'll be there with bells on for the West Coast one, don't know I could be a lot of help planning, being on the other side of the country, but I think it's definitely a fair thing to have it West Coast as it's been East and Middle Bit so far.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Good points, Jen, and transportation is definitely easier there.

And see, this way I'll feel better about my Chicago plane fare that I didn't use this year. A train ride to San Francisco is something like $15.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Beth, does that mean you're planning on cancelling at the last minute again next year?

Just kidding!

And Kymm--I'm getting to you! Just wait! I'm only up to Friday night so far!

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Why, yes, that's exactly what it means, but this time I'll only be out $15. See?

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

San Francisco is okay, but it's not exactly within walking distance from here.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Cory: Ryan and Jolene and some other people are putting together a Las Vegas bid. I'm sure they'd be happy to have your help.

-- Anonymous, October 18, 2001

Yeah, wasn't it a failed bid for this time? Didn't you opt to get SF picked also?

I wonder if people would be up for a weekend scavenger hunt with a prize for the winner at the end. Here I'd send them around to pick up word clues, (like Sig&Roys White tiger exhibit, or the rollercoaster on the top of the Stratosphere, or the door of one of the raunchy triple X clubs, or the replicated sphinx at the Luxor for a riddle, etc. -- all places that can be reached by trams, walking or bus.

Would there be enough time and incentive for partying/drinking participants to take part in such a thing in the off time?

Oh, wait I don't even have a journal.

Well, you know I wouldn't mind seeing it in SF anyway.

-- Anonymous, October 19, 2001

Hey Miss Wade, I can kick down assistance for a SF JournalCon bid.

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2001

you should have known from the start that starting a not-sushi group would result in pain and misfortune.

if the next journal thing is in SF i'll help out with finding the sushi places.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2001

"But nobody takes notes at JournalCon. That would be dorky." The first thing I think about when someone brings up JournalCon is how not-dorky it is. However, I don't think you should let the inherent chic of it prevent you from learning something. Next time, bring your palm pilot, laptop, clipboard, and a big fat pocket protector stuffed with a vast array of writing instruments. Take notes! Heck, take minutes.

Anyway, yeah, if you have it in San Francisco I'd want to show up in San Francisco and take advantage of ambient journal-person presence but not pay the $50 registration fee. That's the truth.

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2001

"The first thing I think about when someone brings up JournalCon is how not-dorky it is."

Bahah! Me too.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

Now you finally mention me, but only to talk about what a big fat mouth I have! And trust me, it's not a deaf thing, it really is because I learned to support my voice at such a young age that, unless I am actually whispering, I can be heard from a block away.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

Thanks, Destro! Coming from a cool guy like you, I'm sure that means a lot to all of us.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

I'd go to SF in a prematurely ejaculating minute! Not really. See, that's how I'm better than Beth. At least I don't say I'm gonna do something and then not. How utterly droll of her. I swear, if she weren't pretty, smart and pretty smart I wouldn't give her the time of day. Seriously. She'd be like, "Excuse me hunk of man, do you know what the time is?" And I'd be like, "Hmph. Most certainly I do not." And with a shooshing gesture of my hand I'd say, "Now be gone with you."

And then she'd kick my ass.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

And then you'd beg me to do it again, and then you'd be all, "I'm sorry I said I was better than you, because I am not actually better than you in any way, and could you please kick my ass yet another time?" And then I would, because I'm just a really giving sort of person.

-- Anonymous, October 26, 2001

"Coming from a cool guy like you, I'm sure that means a lot to all of us."

I didn't say it, but thanks for the compliment, Jen Wade!

-- Anonymous, October 28, 2001

I couldn't make it to JournalCon One in Pittsburgh because registration deadline was too early given possible conflicting business travel and I couldn't make it to JournalCon Two in Chicago because I had to be in Pittsburgh on business. I'd really like to attend JournalCon Three and I'd like to visit San Francisco but I can't say for sure this far ahead.

-- Anonymous, November 03, 2001

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