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15 hours ago, Silk said:

Yeah, no problem! Please do and I’ll submit as soon as I have ‘em.

@Mandamon @Robinski

I have a bio, but not (yet) a short bio tagline. How short is short?

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4 hours ago, Robinski said:

How short is short?

I think I did one sentence?

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Yeah, I think 1 sentence is good. They should also have whatever bios we provide them when we filled out our 'request to be a programme participant' forms, so I think it's good to keep it short...

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Sorry for being out of the loop! I (gasp) forgot to check the site for a couple days since there were no submissions. 

I just talked to the Dublin organizers table but they just directed me back to the site, so not much help there.

I love the description you put together, and think that really covers everything. Honestly, at this point, I think they're just looking for ideas, so we should be way ahead of the game with such a thorough description. 

Has everyone submitted their name to be a panelist yet? If so, I'd just note on the full writeup who we all are and say we've all submitted to be on the program (rather than doing bios). They can cross reference our names. Whoever submits would need to use the names we submitted under, so that's probably a better subject for a DM.

I'll keep checking while I'm here and see if I can find anyone who will be an organizer for next year. 

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5 hours ago, Mandamon said:

Sorry for being out of the loop! I (gasp) forgot to check the site for a couple days since there were no submissions. 

I just talked to the Dublin organizers table but they just directed me back to the site, so not much help there.

I love the description you put together, and think that really covers everything. Honestly, at this point, I think they're just looking for ideas, so we should be way ahead of the game with such a thorough description. 

Has everyone submitted their name to be a panelist yet? If so, I'd just note on the full writeup who we all are and say we've all submitted to be on the program (rather than doing bios). They can cross reference our names. Whoever submits would need to use the names we submitted under, so that's probably a better subject for a DM.

I'll keep checking while I'm here and see if I can find anyone who will be an organizer for next year. 

...Why do they have a booth if that's all they're doing?

I haven't submitted my name yet; figured I'd do that when I submit the panel, since it's not like I'm planning on being on any other panels (and can't imagine why I would be asked). I agree that we should note on the panel submission who we are; I still like the idea of the one-sentence bio just to give them an idea of who we are without having to cross-reference first. Then they'll have access to the full ones as they want/need. Just trying to make it easy for them to say yes. ;)

I've offered to do the submission as I know @kais is out of town--and I believe you are too!

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The booth is mainly to raise awareness that the WorldCon is in Ireland. I don't think they're doing any panel planning yet.

Sounds good about the one-line bio. Can you do a DM with those of us who are participating so we can send you the bios with more personal information? Also the DM will send me an email so I know when people reply if I'm running around (since yes, I'm across the US from home at the moment).

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All right, folks, we're all submitted!

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3 hours ago, Silk said:

All right, folks, we're all submitted!

Yay! Thanks you Silk.

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11 hours ago, Robinski said:

Yay! Thanks you Silk.

Happy to! I'm really curious to see what kind of response we get.

Edited by Silk
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On 8/11/2018 at 8:09 PM, Silk said:

Critique Groups: Writing Your Way Out of the Echo Chamber

I like this title. It's straightforward and catchy. 

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I've been skimming this thread on and off, and while part of me wishes I kind of jumped in, I didn't because I'm too new to the group, don't have a passport, and don't know if I could actually be in a plane for long enough to get from the US to Ireland if the plane was anything remotely close to full. 

It does sound like you are all putting an awesome panel together, and I hope you get to present! 

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@shatteredsmooth if you do want to go, we have some resources to help you plan.

 

for @kais, @Robinski, and @Silk, I've been talking with the other WX alumni here at WorldCon and there's some others who do in-person critiques. One of them was interested in a panel as well. I told him to submit to the form online, and maybe we can set up sister panels with critiquing online vs. in person.

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Well, I just happened to stumble on a panel to submit ideas for Dublin, so I told them our ideas and they wrote them down. Still not guaranteed we'll get in, but hopefully it will help. 

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On 8/18/2018 at 11:49 PM, Mandamon said:

@shatteredsmooth if you do want to go, we have some resources to help you plan.

 

for @kais, @Robinski, and @Silk, I've been talking with the other WX alumni here at WorldCon and there's some others who do in-person critiques. One of them was interested in a panel as well. I told him to submit to the form online, and maybe we can set up sister panels with critiquing online vs. in person.

Oooh, that could be valuable.

On 8/19/2018 at 4:26 PM, Mandamon said:

Well, I just happened to stumble on a panel to submit ideas for Dublin, so I told them our ideas and they wrote them down. Still not guaranteed we'll get in, but hopefully it will help. 

Awesome. Thanks! At the very least, they'll know we've done our homework. ;)

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Where can I find information on this? 

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51 minutes ago, mrwizard70 said:

Where can I find information on this? 

 

Worldcon Dublin: https://dublin2019.com/

Worldcon Dublin panel FAQ: https://dublin2019.com/programmetipsheet/

Worldcon Dublin panel submission form: https://dublin2019.com/things-to-do/programming/program-ideas/

Worldcon Dublin panel volunteer signup form: https://dublin2019.com/things-to-do/programming/volunteer-programme-participant/

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6 minutes ago, industrialistDragon said:

 

Worldcon Dublin: https://dublin2019.com/

Worldcon Dublin panel FAQ: https://dublin2019.com/programmetipsheet/

Worldcon Dublin panel submission form: https://dublin2019.com/things-to-do/programming/program-ideas/

Worldcon Dublin panel volunteer signup form: https://dublin2019.com/things-to-do/programming/volunteer-programme-participant/

TY

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Just got my programming survey! Anyone else?

 

Edit: Just finished filling out the LOOOONG form. I reminded them in a few places of our crit panel, and listed wanting to be on it with the lot of you. Here's hoping!!

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Fingers crossed! Good to know that it is long--sounds like I had the right idea when I tried not to do it tonight. I'll aim for tomorrow after work.

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8 hours ago, Silk said:

Fingers crossed! Good to know that it is long--sounds like I had the right idea when I tried not to do it tonight.

Same here. I got mine last night, so I'm going to look at it today.

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Holy crap that was long...

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6 hours ago, Mandamon said:

Holy crap that was long...

I KNOW. I wasn't expecting to write a dissertation!

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No kidding. I'm trying to work my way through it now and yeah, they're... thorough.

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Yeah, I got mine. I'm slightly nervous now that there is some small chance that they might 'use' (some of) us on something completely different, and not what we wanted to do!

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26 minutes ago, Robinski said:

Yeah, I got mine. I'm slightly nervous now that there is some small chance that they might 'use' (some of) us on something completely different, and not what we wanted to do!

Getting on any panel will be fun. I was on three at the last WorldCon. As long as you generally know about the topic, and provide some entertainment while not hogging other presenters' time, you'll be fine.

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