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RECon 2019 (aka WorldCon 2019)

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Uh, everyone? Registration is open!!

If you're new, we maybe sort of decided to do an in-person get together at WorldCon 2019 in Dublin. It will certainly be nothing like the first meetup of The Guild. Everyone is welcome. 

I AM SO EXCITED!

ETA: SO EXCITED AND NOW OFFICIALLY REGISTERED!

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...AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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Wait--already? I just signed up for 2018 a couple months ago!

Not that I'm not going to register, just hopefully they won't sell out in the next few months or anything...

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Woop, woop!! Just signed up. Yes haw. Roll on 2019 :) 

1 hour ago, Mandamon said:

hopefully they won't sell out in the next few months or anything...

Presently, there are some 1520 members, however 568 of these are supporting members so, presumably, not attending.

Ahhhh... and then there are 13 subscribers; 28 Superfriends; 360 Friends; 9 Young Friends; 770 Pre-supporting; 70 Backers. So.....

That's 2770 individuals with 568 subscribers only, but I guess somer of the pre-supporters and backers may not turn up. Dunno. I have no idea how many register for these things. The blurb on the website says they reckon they can accommodate 4,500 to 5,000 members.

And yes, I have started planning already :D 

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I haven't heard of a WorldCon selling out before, so hopefully not a problem. I don't know if they had to cap the one in London, but I know they had more people than they expected in Helsinki and had to cap the days sales to locals.

I guess I'll sign up soon...

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4 minutes ago, Mandamon said:

I guess I'll sign up soon

Cool. I'll make a space on my shelf for my copy of Seeds ;) 

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Cool! I have no idea yet whether I'd be able to pull this off so I probably shouldn't sign up just yet...

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2 hours ago, Silk said:

Cool! I have no idea yet whether I'd be able to pull this off so I probably shouldn't sign up just yet...

@Silk you have to come! You’re our fearless leader! 

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1 hour ago, kais said:

@Silk you have to come! You’re our fearless leader! 

Plus I'm the one who accidentally named our little sub-convention, if memory serves...

I'm definitely more likely to go than not! I can probably get the vacation time if I assure my boss I'm not going for three months this time. ;)

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If any of you are looking to stay longer than the con, I used to live in Ireland so would be happy to provide tourism suggestions. 

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1 hour ago, kais said:

I used to live in Ireland so would be happy to provide tourism suggestions.

Sounds amazing!

I know I'll be doing some sightseeing while I'm there. We'll stay a few days either before or after the con.

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I'll definitely be looking for some tourism suggestions if I make it out there!

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Hey Silk, seeing as we're getting close to WorldCon 2019 *cough*, I wondered if we might pin this thread for the next 14 months until REcon #1. What do you think?

Then, I thought it might be easier for peeps to find it, and we might post up a 'sign-up' sheet (unofficial, of course).

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You know what I realised earlier this evening, apropos of absolutely nothing?

I'm pretty sure Reading Excuses was founded in Nov/December 2009. Which means that when we get together for Worldcon 2019  Recon 1, those of us who are able, we'll also have the opportunity to celebrate 10 years as a writing and critique group.

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32 minutes ago, Silk said:

You know what I realised earlier this evening, apropos of absolutely nothing?

I'm pretty sure Reading Excuses was founded in Nov/December 2009. Which means that when we get together for Worldcon 2019  Recon 1, those of us who are able, we'll also have the opportunity to celebrate 10 years as a writing and critique group.

:o Wow, no way!! That's awesome :D 

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6 hours ago, Silk said:

You know what I realised earlier this evening, apropos of absolutely nothing?

I'm pretty sure Reading Excuses was founded in Nov/December 2009. Which means that when we get together for Worldcon 2019  Recon 1, those of us who are able, we'll also have the opportunity to celebrate 10 years as a writing and critique group.

Very apropos!

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Wait, how many have been here for the full ten years?? You should get a badge or something!

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23 minutes ago, kais said:

Wait, how many have been here for the full ten years?? You should get a badge or something!

I've only got 5 years.

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3 hours ago, kais said:

Wait, how many have been here for the full ten years?? You should get a badge or something!

*raises hand*

3 hours ago, Robinski said:

I've only got 5 years.

5 years is nothing to sneeze at!

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