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January 24th, 2002

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09:30 am - Conventions
For thoose interested in running a convention.


I am miffed right now.


Cause i was just called dick, and insulted in other way by person B because i sent a private email to person A.

My email seams to have been taken wrong.

*** letter start ***
Hey Kave,

How to be polite while explaining a point of view....


Its just you had the informal meeting at the con. And were saying how we were going to be having a meeting relatively soon so we can sit down and start making decisions.

Next thing i know Adam is posting on the anivasion list how he and you i assume were goinig down saturday to sign a hotel contract.

then i talked with adam about how things were being layed out for doing the con at the hyatt.

Now its the Hilton.

While yes the tables is a very persuasive point.
Cosplay isn't really the point. We had enough room for cosplay this year with 750.

We were short on the other spaces. Video rooms. Panel rooms. Art and game rooms.

And the dealers room.

Its just i don't know. Yes you are the con chair and scott is the vice con chair.
That is fine but when you start saying stuff like the line
"This was made by Scott, Adam, Aaron, Dommi, and myself."

Its very elitist? Its the con-chairs, hotel relations which makes sense in the decision making.
But why Guest Relations and not Live Events, Dealer, or game rooms, etc.

I know this is probably still hell time with you at work and in the end i'm glad we have a hotel that we are going to be at.
And as i said before the Hilton does sound like it is the better deal.

Just that the email came accross a tad bit strong.

Here's looking forward to 2003.


**end letter ***

I send this and so far haven't gotten a reply from him. though It looks as if he has shared my email with other people.

The response pissed me off largely in the first paragraph.

"And especially you Godai, no offese but
Jon isn't an "elitist" because he let the people who actuall EFFECT the
con decide where the con is being held. You run the gophers section, last
I checked all that was needed as far as space goes for the "gopher king"
is Con Ops and Registration, and that's all taken care of.

Yes i was head of gophers this year. but what happened at the con.
I freaking worked my ass of to keep things going.
No one ran Registration. I'm there at 10 or so trying to get my gophers that have shown up and found out there was no one to run registration.

So i ended up doing part of registration. Fortunately Dan was there. Dan is the cons accountant and ended up running registration. and getting it better organized then i could at the time.

but i spent the entire con running back and forth trying to keep everything working.
Making sure volunteers were where they were supposed to.

And here i am getting criticized by basically saying what i did doesn't affect the con by the VIDEO GAME GUY WHO YELLED AT ATTENDEES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HALL. TELLING ME WE SHOULD ALL BE MORE PROFFESSIONAL.


Of course i can't write back to the list pointing this out cause its playing childish games which as one of the con-chairs pointed out is bad.

But of course this leaves me frustrated.
Current Mood: angryangry

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Date:January 24th, 2002 09:24 am (UTC)
From what I've seen from friends who have run cons, you have to have a really thick skin to do it and not go insane. Anyone organizing anything will get abuse from someone eventually. I hope it all works out for you and the con goes well!
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Date:January 24th, 2002 09:29 am (UTC)
Yeah i had already planned on stepping down as "Gopher King" and was going to try my hand at registration.

Since we didn't have someone handling registration until friday of the con.

But we will see how it plays out.
Date:January 29th, 2002 09:50 am (UTC)

Hmm..this seems so familiar....

Hmmm...it's like deja vu...

I have this strange feeling I was part of an anime orginization.....
And that part of this organization split off and formed a close core of people who pretty much did things that affected the organization whithout consulting the rest of the members...
And that when I mentioned something about this I was labeled not very usefull..... (despite hundreds of hours of work and money)
And they denied that their closed group that felt they that they were more important than the rest was in any way "elite"....
Oh yeah, and rather than replying to my questions they sent my message around behind my back....
And then got rid of me....


It's nice to know that 5 guys and their egos can run a con all by themselves.
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Date:January 31st, 2002 12:23 am (UTC)

Zen Hugs and Love

Godai, No matter what anyone says I think you did a Kick ass job at ohayo this year.

You have every right to be miffed with Kave. I know I am, about other issues aside from the hotel. I've discovered that Kave dislikes confrontation and is an excellent person for getting others to champion his causes while he works in the background.

I hope you stay with the con. Cause I like you and respect you.

Gods know I might be leaving after the shit people are trying to pull on me. I am just not happy with some of the lack of consideration for other staffers that is occuring.
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Date:January 31st, 2002 07:59 am (UTC)

Re: Zen Hugs and Love

Thanks. I think you had done a good job as well.
Course I wasn't sure who you were until i noticed you usual tag line in the user info. :)

The whole thing thats been bugging me is communication. The hotel getting signed.
And though it does look like it is better for us then downtown.
It would of been nice to hear about it.
But that has all cleared over.
Oh well hopefully things will turn out for the best.

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