January 16th, 2007

Mama Deb

Modern communication!

I'm back in the world as it is.

And I just got the funniest email - I think it really *isn't* a spam, but I'm not sure.

It's from the producers of "Wife Swap" who are, apparently, looking for filkers. I'm not eligible for this show because we don't have kids (and they've already done Orthodox Jews) but if anyone on my flist wants to be on on a reality show that will make them look weirder than they are - email me and I'll forward it to you. She did say "spread the word."
Mama Deb

Arisia Report

To get it out of the way:

The Arisia concom lost their longtime hotel through no fault of their own. They had eleven months to scramble for a new one in a tight and expensive market. They found one that almost worked and did their best with it. They deserve much credit.

Yes, we broke the elevators, and yes, the elevators were inadequate for the job at hand but they weren't designed for that job - transporting 2,000 people to their rooms and to the upper floors 24 hours/day. Cons always break elevators (except for places like the Rye Town Hilton, where elevators are only necessary for people who can't physically climb any stairs or for transporting cargo, since nothing is more than three floors away.) but this was a bit worse than usual.

And here both the hotel staff and the con staff also deserve much credit for keeping things moving anyway.

I can't speak to the rest of the problems.

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