PiCon on August 22-24

Steve Pomeroy steve at staticfree.info
Fri Jul 25 01:46:35 BST 2008

I've thrown up a wiki page to coordinate our efforts at Pi-Con. Y'all
should come!


On Sun, Jul 13, 2008 at 01:32 -0400, Steve Pomeroy wrote:
> Hello folks!
> I've been talking with the fine folks over at http://pi-con.org/ - "a
> weekend-long convention where fans and creators of science fiction
> gather to interact. There will be three days of panels, games, readings,
> debates, events, interviews, conversation, parties, and socializing.
> Come join us for a weekend of fun!"
> I figure that a number of these guests would be very receptive to a
> friendly introduction to Ubuntu with a free disc to play with, if they
> don't already use and love it at home :-)
> I've been talking with the organizers and they sem incredibly receptive
> toward the idea of us putting up a table and showing off our stuff. 
> We can put up some demo stations, with some Ubuntu MA volunteers to hand
> out discs and show stuff off and maybe sell a few t-shirts. If you're
> interested, great! If we get enough folks to volunteer, we can take
> turns going to the convention itself and manning the booth. I'm going
> to be a panelist there, so I won't be able to do the whole thing myself.
> What we need:
> 1) you! Sign up for the con and look into either booking accommodations.
> It's in Springfield, MA, so if you happen to live nearby, the easier.
> If you do sign up and are interested, post to this list or contact me
> immediately.
> I haven't yet had the chance to discuss it with the folks in our group
> who control the money, but perhaps there can be a use of the club's
> funds to help out members who can't cover it themselves. Let's work with
> this on a case-by-case basis.
> 2) Demo stations. Preferably laptops running Ubuntu. I can provide one
> or two, but they won't be configured particularly well for openGL shiny
> stuff.
> 3) CDs. I have the club's CDs and will be bringing them with me.
> 4) stickers. We'll be needing a bunch for this.
> 5) If there's more than a few folks interested, we should start a
> timesheet and start taking hours.
> -- 
> Steve Pomeroy
> http://staticfree.info/

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