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Below are the 18 most recent journal entries recorded in The LJ Linucon Community's LiveJournal:

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
8:30 am
MP3s of Linucon panels
I have finally transfered all Linucon panel tape recordings that I went to, to MP3s. They can be found here:


The panels I recorded are these:

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Eric Raymond Road Show
Authors We Gave Up On
Pros and Cons of the GPL
Guilty Pleasures

and some part of "Adventures in Costuming" (first 15 or 20 minutes, since I had to leave early).
Saturday, October 15th, 2005
6:27 pm
A small suggestion for next year....
I found a new product in a local convenience store; Orange Cream Milk!

First I thought, "Oh boy, yet another product for my burgeoning list of Things That Should Not Exist."

Then I thought, "Wouldn't this stuff be a great ingredient for Orange Creamsicle LN2 Ice Cream?"

At that point, I was enlightened. We need to get some of the stuff for Linucon 3.0 just to make ice cream with.

Current Mood: intrigued
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
1:41 pm
Just wanted to let you guys know that I have posted detailed summaries of Linucon discussion panels I went to, in my LiveJournal. Of course, I went to very few of them, compared with the total number of panels; still, I hope there may be something interesting to some of you. If you are mentioned in one of those reports and you see that I have distorted or misunderstood something you said, please correct me, I will appreciate it.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
3:34 pm
Linucon 2.0 thoughts
I really enjoyed Linucon, despite all the problems and the fact that the con was...very small. Though I don't want to gripe, I wanted to set down some comments and suggestions that might help with planning for next year.

Con Suite--First rate, despite everything. There was always plenty of food and drink, and it was a good move not to discourage the guy with the guitar from hanging out there. My only comment about the food is that it would have been good to have a few more kinds of food that weren't extremely sweet, but since most of the con suite regulars wanted really sweet stuff, that's a microquibble. I'd also suggest scheduling a few more events in Con Suite--it might have been a good location for the Eye of Argon reading, for example.

Anime--I didn't find out there *was* an anime room until after the con. I know that was because of the hotel's about-face on whether we could tape signs to the walls, but if we have to put anime in an out-of-the-way place we need to clue everybody in on where it is. (Maybe a big sandwich board sign or easel by con registration?)

Gaming--The way I've seen gaming done at most conventions is that you ask some friend who's into gaming to bring 50-60 of his favorite games to the con (in boxes labeled with his name, of course), and have him/her and his/her friends babysit the gaming area. If you have a gaming GOH with his own gaming company, you can have him bring a bunch of games to the gaming area to hook people on... ur, plug. Either way, gaming usually works better if the only stuff you have to sign up for in advance is RPGs.

CosPlay--Went surprisingly well, considering the small field of competitors. Get One Hour Productions back next year! :-)

Panels--I thought there was a decent mix of SF-nal to technical stuff. What you could have used more of was panelists. Those will be easier to supply once you all succeed in nailing down a hotel early and advertising early, but it's important. Some panel ideas work okay if you have only one "panelist", but a lot of really good ideas need a mix of panelists in order to gel properly.

Dealer's Room--A nice mix of vendors, considering the small size. It would be nice to have another book dealer or two, though.

I'm really looking forward to 3.0!

Current Mood: thoughtful
Sunday, October 2nd, 2005
3:42 pm
Linucon Report

(The fake cut to my lj for a report :D)

I had a great weekend. :D I cosplayed as Ushiko/the cowgirl person on Saturday. I think a huge thank you is in order for the Linucon staff. ^_^

Current Mood: geeky
Monday, September 26th, 2005
6:57 am
So close!
Friday, my friends, Friday. :D
Friday, September 23rd, 2005
11:21 am
Linucon in a week
OK, well things have been a might nutty for the last few months but (in spite of impending natural DOOM) the con will go on. We're getting down to the wire at this point and I just wanted to say hello to everyone and remind you all that Linucon will be exciting and it'll happen in just under 7 days now. Let's show everyone that geeks don't care about weather and know how to have fun, eh?

So tell a friend.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
8:42 pm
Mail in registration
Any of y'all know who I can contact about a mail-in registration? 'S been over a month since I mailed it in and the check hasn't been cashed yet.

Last year was such a blast I'm really looking forward to it!

Current Mood: hopeful
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
12:09 am
Website Is Updated
The website is updated...

Go hog wild, kids.
Sunday, June 12th, 2005
10:59 pm
Okay, a few things.

1) The website will soon be changing. If you have any design skill, we'd love to hear from you.
2) We need volunteers, spread the word.
3) Our guests are so cool and froody that we can't tell you who they are yet. Tell your friends. It will be the social event of the season.
4) Attendees are good. Encourage people to register.

Flier art
Monday, April 25th, 2005
9:06 pm
Two things:

1) If you haven't hit linucon.org recently, new con details are up.

2) One of our staffers tried to commit suicide this weekend. Please keep Beth in your prayers.
Thursday, December 9th, 2004
8:53 pm
KT's Linucon cartoon diary
For those of you who aren't familiar with furry cons, my friend Andrew "KinkyTurtle" Mutchler (kinkyturtle) is a furry cartoonist who draws diaries, in cartoon form, of cons he goes to. He just finished posting his Linucon diary. Check it out.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, October 28th, 2004
4:33 pm
Rob's Investment
This isn't really my business, but how did Rob do with the $5,000 he put down for Linucon?  I remember he said it'd be a success if he got it back but didn't expect to.  The hotel had a $1,000 down payment, but wanted several thousands more.  I'm guessing you got maybe $8,000, more or less, from various fees.  How did Rob do in all this?  Is that known yet?

As I say often, it was a great convention, and it's a shame if the main organizer had to suffer unduly to get it in motion.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, October 15th, 2004
4:25 pm
Linucon Post-Mortem Stuff
I want to, again, thank you folks for a really great convention.  I'm still feeling excited about this convention and its possibilities.  I wanted to throw out some ideas that I didn't think of during the feedback session:

  • I think it'd be really good to have a cluster of X-terminals that could run a web browser, a text terminal with SSH/telnet and maybe some low-load games.  The X-terminals could be low-level linux machines, dumb terminals or other machines running X.  I'd take the job of configuring such a cluster.  I won't do a very good job if I don't have help wrangling the machines and keeping them up.
  • I think it'd also be cool to have the Rooster Teeth people (the Red vs. Blue guys) back.  I think their new project, the Strangerhood, (a comedy made from edited footage from Sims 2) is going to be big by this time next year.  We should screen their stuff before we present them (I'm willing to take responsibility for making sure that can happen if I can get a projector).  Red vs. Blue has had over a dozen screenings at the Alamo, all at midnight, and they usually sell out, so I think the event might have a good draw.
  • Speaking of the Alamo, you managed to share two guests with them:  Jay Maynard and Wil Weaton.  If you planned that, damn you're clever.  If not, it's a lucky thing that probably helped you get guests.<>
  • <>I'm sure you get deluged with people's ideas for dream guests, but I'll inflict you with mine:  Randy Milholland, the creator of Something Positive.  He's from Texas, has a con attendance policy I've read somewhere, and he's a big fan of Steve Jackson, so I think he'd be pretty gettable.
  • Regarding the registration crash, maybe we could put any con-related software into CVS?  In my work experience, it's the best antidote to the single point of failure.
Let me know what you think of these ideas.  If I sound like I'm being critical, I'm not.  I fully realize that there's issues here I don't begin to realize, and I'm looking forward to hearing what those are.
Saturday, October 9th, 2004
3:02 pm
Tonight At Linucon: DJ Ket!
DJ Ket a/k/a ketadream, my fiancee, will be spinnin' the dance for all you crazy people at the con. Woohoo!! Look for me, hanging by the DJ booth and dancing. Can't miss me. I'm his number one fan.

Otherwise I'll be in the con suite making nitrogen ice cream for the enjoyment of all, or running around in my red velvet jacket. Nope, not hard to miss with that and now that my badge says (ephemeral) on it. :)

Saturday, October 2nd, 2004
11:10 pm
Anyone want to join me on the Nethack panel?
I played Nethack during the 1980s just like the geeks, but I never got anywhere *near* the Amulet of Yendor. Anyone who did, and is willing and able to be on the Nethack panel at Linucon with me (2:30 to 3:30 pm Sunday Oct 10)! Please send me email:

cathy at thyrsus.com

Saturday, August 28th, 2004
1:51 am
Updating this thing...
Mark promised that patch the linucon news feed thing into this, so that when I update the news on the website, the livejournal community will update.

I should remind him about this...


(Buried under panel suggestions, resurfacing this weekend with an updated list...)

Current Mood: anthropomorphic
Saturday, August 21st, 2004
11:36 pm
This page is haxor pig maintained?
Sorry, just trying to figure out what that means... (Is Reese calling herself a haxor pig? What IS a haxor pig? Related to the guinea pig, perhaps?)

It might be interesting to know that Linucon has a website at www.linucon.org, and a news blog thingy at "http://www.lincon.org/news". Now that Mark's back from europe, he says he can get that mirrored to livejournal, and I was going to create a livejournal community for linucon for that to be on, but as long as there already is one. I'm only a peripheral livejournal user myself. (I've got one, which I remember to update maybe once a week...)

We will be having a livejournal users meetup in the hotel restaurant at some point during the convention, but exactly when is still an open question. (Might be friday.)

Speaking of which, though, I should put links to all the various guest and concom blogs on the "guest" and "contact" pages of the website.

I'm neck-deep in doing the panel schedule right now, which I hope to have up by monday. (Not the actual schedule, but the current proposed panel list, finally integrated into one list...)


Current Mood: amused
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