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Because of the nature of my smoffing, my participation in fandom is not always very visible, but it continues. I am proud to have been part of the bidcom for the next North American Science Fiction Convention.

Early this year I had to ratchet that participation way down due to other things in life, but I was still the person holding the webhosting account where the website was, so last week Pablo contacted me about helping move the website to being under a new domain name, in case we won. I already had a busy week coming up --Rosie's 6th birthday, my sister coming to visit, painting and cleaning yet to do in the new house to get ready, but there is family, and there is familia de corazon, so I stayed up late friday night completing the migration to http://northamericon17.com

I'd never migrated a Wordpress install to a new URL before. For Detcon1 we just created a new site from scratch. Thankfully Dreamhost had a page of instructions, and I'd gotten the 'this info takes time to propogate' steps done earlier. I hit a couple snags, but their online chat accessible support folk were terrific, and I got it done. Just a small cog in the wheel, but it's still nice to do my part.

I'm very pleased the convention is going to Puerto Rico and I'm proud of our guests of honor. It was both a disapointing yet also cool moment to realize we had to take Nalo Hopkinson off the long list of prospective GoHs because *she was already a Worldcon Guest of Honor* for next year. Go Helsinki. :) Despite that, our Guest list is really rockin' and I know it will be a great con.

Pablo and I are also hoping this will be a good opportunity to finally get the Latin American Fan Fund rolling, so if you're interested in helping with that, please let me know.

Date: 2016-08-21 06:48 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-24 12:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beamjockey.livejournal.com
Was astonished, but pleased, to see my friend Paula Smith among the guests.

(And Brother Guy was ecstatic about being invited.)

Date: 2016-08-24 06:31 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] netmouse.livejournal.com
Yay!

Since you know them both, please consider whether or not you have any programming suggestions for us!

Paula as GoH was a conscious decision to be inclusive of fanfic fandom and recognize it in a way that it hasn't been at the Worldcon/NASFiC level. I am also very excited to see she is a professor at my alma mater...

:)

Date: 2016-08-25 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brainwane (from livejournal.com)
Thank you and congrats!

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