I said I'm sorry. I've made mistakes, but fear was never one of them.

Lilah ,'Conviction (1)'


F2F5: I forget that everyone isn't us

Plan what to do, what to wear (you can never go wrong with a corset), and get ready for the next BuffistaCon.


Dana - Oct 03, 2008 9:31:11 am PDT #21 of 12513
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

Otherwise we get a million threads or something.

That was pretty awesome, though.


SailAweigh - Oct 03, 2008 11:22:35 am PDT #22 of 12513
Nana korobi, ya oki. (Fall down seven times, stand up eight.) ~Yuzuru Hanyu/Japanese proverb

Who are you guys, again? I forgot.


Pix - Oct 03, 2008 12:16:42 pm PDT #23 of 12513
"Our lives are like little bebe crows carried upon a curious wind and all we can wish is for that wind place us on solid ground." -Moira Rose

Whee!

t not here


Java cat - Oct 03, 2008 4:33:18 pm PDT #24 of 12513
Not javachik

F2F 2009: Bangkok. Who's with me?
I would so do this!

Do we have a plan for 2009 yet, though? It's West Coast again, right?
That's the idea.

Fay, you, me, Kristen, Plei, ND, Laura, IIRC, have chimed in with thoughts about the 2009 F2F so far.

The current thinking is that the Pacific Northwest, by which I am including everything from the Washington State Border down to, well, just north of the Golden Gate Bridge, has cool enough weather in the summer that we can wait to hold the F2F sometime in July. Or, if not July, in late June or early August, so that those who teach and/or have kids in school can more easily take time off to attend.

There's other, parallel train of thought which is that perhaps instead of choosing an urban center/city for the F2F, we might choose a smaller city or town or even tourist destination instead, possibly one that has a variety of lodging, ranging from hotel rooms or suites to hostel-type dorms or even camping.

Starting here: Java cat "F2F 4: Too Much Candy, Never Enough Mojitos." Sep 22, 2008 7:50:46 pm PDT are listed possibilities for Washington, Oregon, and Northern California.

Somewhere else it was mentioned that someone had been talking about Portland (was it cass? memfault) but I haven't seen anything other than the above posted.

If there is interest in a destination vacation/F2F, such as one of the retreat centers near Port Townsend, or on San Juan Island, for example, we need to get our act together and get a reservation.

Obviously, I don't mind doing some work on this, and perhaps Fay, too. I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time. I believe I heard that Vortex offered to work on it too. Anyone else?


juliana - Oct 03, 2008 4:45:45 pm PDT #25 of 12513
Tell me the ghost in the machine is real

Fay, you, me, Kristen, Plei, ND, Laura, IIRC, have chimed in with thoughts about the 2009 F2F so far.

I also suggested Seattle, and am more than happy to organize (it is very close to what I do for living, so).

Personally, I'm not wild about the idea of a resort F2F.


Fay - Oct 03, 2008 10:39:23 pm PDT #26 of 12513
"Fuck Western ideologically-motivated gender identification!" Sulu gasped, and came.

Obviously, I don't mind doing some work on this, and perhaps Fay, too.

? Dude, if people voted for Bangkok as the destination of choice, I'll definitely be Point Girl. Startled (and absofuckinglutely THRILLED), but Point Girl.

Outwith that, though, I'm not sure what I can offer in terms of logistics assitance. But as a wannabe-attendee, I'll be chiming in to vote for the F2F to happen at a time when I stand a chance in hell of getting there - preferably once my Summer holiday has started. I really can't, in conscience, participate if it falls during term time.

(Er...I realise that the F2F isn't actually All About Me. But for me, the date is far and away the main priority, and [other than money, but I'll start saving now] it's the only deciding factor in whether or not I can participate.)

fwiw, I'd prefer a city to a resort/camp/whatever (....although the prospect of Camp Buffista is suddenly cracking me the hell up), but it's the date that's my priority.


NoiseDesign - Oct 03, 2008 11:58:36 pm PDT #27 of 12513
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year. 2008 has kicked my ass and I have my two largest projects of the year running and those take me into the beginning of January. I'm looking forward to seeing my Buffistas, but I need to just be in attendance, not in planning. It's also a bit of an emotional spot for me right now as it was while I was setting up the sound system for prom this year that I got the initial call that my Dad had gone into the hospital for what turned out to be his terminal cancer diagnosis. I lost him about 3 weeks later.


NoiseDesign - Oct 03, 2008 11:58:46 pm PDT #28 of 12513
"You'd think a house full of crazy people would be fun. It's actually really depressing." --Bart Simpson

I expect Kristen and ND would if either of them had a minute of free time.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year. 2008 has kicked my ass and I have my two largest projects of the year running and those take me into the beginning of January. I'm looking forward to seeing my Buffistas, but I need to just be in attendance, not in planning. It's also a bit of an emotional spot for me right now as it was while I was setting up the sound system for prom this year that I got the initial call that my Dad had gone into the hospital for what turned out to be his terminal cancer diagnosis. I lost him about 3 weeks later.


Jessica - Oct 04, 2008 5:59:47 am PDT #29 of 12513
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Personally, I'm not wild about the idea of a resort F2F.

With the price of travel these days, I really think we should stick to urban centers that are easy to fly into so people can comparison shop for airfares. My main reasons for not attending the past 2 F2Fs have been financial, and I would hate to impose any more of a burden on people's wallets than we absolutely have to.

Seattle would ROCK.


Steph L. - Oct 04, 2008 6:48:44 am PDT #30 of 12513
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

I know that for me I'll do whatever I can to attend, but I just don't have it in me to lend any aid this year.

Dude. You and Kristin get a pass on having to do ANYTHING other than the necessities for your own lives. Jesus.

Outwith that, though, I'm not sure what I can offer in terms of logistics assitance.

Gosh, Fay. You're a Brit living in Thailand; you mean to say you AREN'T familiar with all major west-coast American cities? Lame excuse.

(I kid; I hope that was obvious.)