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Sarah Connor Con 2011

Over at savethescc, we've talked off and on for several months about organizing a TSCC con. The Freaking Big Push took priority, though, and we're now trying to get more going on Push 2: The Resurrection. So any con talk is still saved for later, but we all really want to plan one.

Anyway, I'm just talking off the top of my head on this, nothing official and no planning committee is working on it yet...

I want a Sarah Connor Con on April 21, 2011. Judgment day. Actually, let's make it April 19-21, 2011 (if we can manage a three-day event). There's probably not enough time to plan anything for that date and even if there was, it might amount to little more than a big meet-up/party, but I really want us all to do it. I want to hang out with all my fellow TSCC fans and have nerdy fun. So let's start talking ideas. Where should it be? What would we do at this con? Any ideas floating around out there? Lemme hear 'em.



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gega_cai
Mar. 25th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
My gawd I would go. I would give serious thought to overcome my fear of flying to be there in a jiffy :D

I've never been to a con, so I'm not sure what would be expected. However, it would be nice to have QnA with any of the actors there, lead or supporting, writers, Mr Friedman, cosplay contest?, tables for vendors, artist, and pancakes

I've seen talent shows at these things too on youtube. Interpretive dances are always a bonus at any event, right?
roxybisquaint
Mar. 25th, 2010 06:49 am (UTC)
I would give serious thought to overcome my fear of flying to be there in a jiffy

Hee. Sometimes a strong desire to be someplace can get you on a plane when you fear flying. That's how I flew from east coast to west last year... Comic Con!


I've never been to a con, so I'm not sure what would be expected.

I'm still pretty new to cons myself. I've been to the biggie, Comic Con San Diego and also to Dragon*Con. but I've only been to one small con and I was only there for a couple hours. The typical things are panels/Q&As, autographs/photo ops, social activities and vendors. So you're already thinking along the right lines.


and pancakes

Pancakes! Yes. That was actually an idea we'd talked about before - a pancake breakfast or pancake cook-off contest.

cosplay contest?

Y'know, I don't think a con can exist without costumes, even if it's a con for a show like TSCC where everyone looks pretty normal.

talent shows

Maybe people performing scenes? That could be fun. Or maybe parodies of scenes or musical renditions of scenes.


I'm trying to remember what other ideas we'd thrown around before... trivia contest comes to mind. That's all I can think of at the moment.
indiefic
Mar. 25th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome! I am all in favor of J-Day con!!
roxybisquaint
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
yay :)
castellan_craft
Mar. 25th, 2010 01:37 pm (UTC)
You guys still have my contact if you want Con help. I've gotten involved with a Single Fandom con recently for one year, and it's certainly been an informative learning experience. If you guys ever start seriously discussing a convention again, just hollar.
roxybisquaint
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
Awesome. When we finally get around to actually planning, I'm sure your skillz will be in demand.
cj2017
Mar. 25th, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
Y'know, if you Yanks made proper pancakes, you could have a pancake tossing contest (not as rude as it sounds!)

You should definitely get the Comicals blown up for an overhead projector...

The biggest obstacle tends to be the likes of Fox and WB getting pissy and possessive about the show (y'know, despite the fact they axed it) and not wanting anyone daring to make profit from it (even though fan things tend not to be profit making ventures anyways.) Way back in my XF days, we held a fan con in Manchester, it was great fun but the main organisers were threatened with legal action by Fox *shrugs* we did it anyways and no-one got sued!

I remember the screening room with a highly unofficial (read: illegal) gag tape being very popular, but then TXF gag tapes were a thing of beauty, and not the sanitised for DVD drek that tends to be issued these days! Would be good to make a reel of all the fan vids, interviews, campaign vids and behind the scenes stuff.

I think you should definitely have it in Manchester then I can come ;-)
tackdriver56
Mar. 25th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Proper Pancakes?
I'll put MY scratch pancakes up against ANYbody's.
Plain, banana, blueberry, chocolate chip, pure Maple Syrup, etc.

And please don't mention tossing food. It's been a rough couple of days with a stomach virus. My chest and back are still sore from the muscles I pulled tossing a chicken dinner.
roxybisquaint
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: Proper Pancakes?
You've got a stomach virus and you touched my LJ?!!!!

Hope you're feeling better soon.

tackdriver56
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Proper Pancakes?
Luckily I only touched your LJ electo-photonically!

We're still debating whether we got this from our home-cooked chicken (food poisoning), a weekend restaurant meal, or possibly from weapon-sharing last week at archery class.

Who knew Purell should be part of weapons cleaning?

Much better, Thanks.
roxybisquaint
Mar. 26th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
You should definitely get the Comicals blown up for an overhead projector...

Yeah, maybe I should even finish the Comicals... before then :P


The biggest obstacle tends to be the likes of Fox and WB getting pissy

Can they actually do anything legally about fans holding a con that celebrates the show? I wouldn't think so.


I think you should definitely have it in Manchester then I can come ;-)

Oh damn, I forgot about you not liking flying. I did pretty good on my flight to California and back for Comic Con, but I still don't know if I could do a flight over the ocean. I'm already nervous about flying to Atlanta in Sept. heh.
cj2017
Mar. 27th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, maybe I should even finish the Comicals... before then :P

You are totally right. You absolutely should ;-)

Can they actually do anything legally about fans holding a con that celebrates the show? I wouldn't think so.

All I know is they tried with the XF one, but then the show was a huge commercial cash-cow for them at the time and they were terribly possessive! I think it would depend on how big the thing got. They get a whiff of someone making a potential profit off of it and they might well come around stamping their tiny feet.

Oh damn, I forgot about you not liking flying.

Sad but true; I am not very brave.
tackdriver56
Mar. 25th, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
Mid week?
I like the idea that April 19 is Patriot's Day, and the 21st is Judgement Day, but thinking logically, won't mid-week Tu-Th be a problem for a lot of folks?

Any interest in including a real firing range in the venues?
castellan_craft
Mar. 26th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
Considering all the regulations that need to be met to have a firing range plus the accommodations needed to run a convention of this scale well are rarely found in the same building? No. If it'll help though, I'll make print offs with directions to the closest firing range to the hotel so people can run off and make things go boom if they're interested. LOL.
tackdriver56
Mar. 26th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
I honestly don't know the realistic scale of a single show, TSCC convention. Or would it be a Terminator convention?

I'm imagining anything from a few dozen, like the recumbent cycling "convention" I attended, to a few hundred, like a Star Trek: OS mini-convention at UConn around 1980. With the internet as an organizing tool, I guess it could be something larger.

How many attendees might you expect?
castellan_craft
Mar. 27th, 2010 03:41 am (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
We wouldn't know how many to expect right now as this is still nothing but a concept. A Single Interest convention I'm helping out right now on their low end get 30 people and on their high gets 200, but it's a smaller fandom. Point is, any convention from the size of 20 up through a couple thousand works best in a hotel. It's only when you hit San Diego Comic Con proportions that you need to start thinking of a convention center instead.
roxybisquaint
Mar. 26th, 2010 03:58 am (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
won't mid-week Tu-Th be a problem for a lot of folks?

You're right. A weekends is a much better choice. Judgement day, though, man! Judgement day!!!!


Any interest in including a real firing range in the venues?

I don't see that happening.

Edited at 2010-03-26 03:58 am (UTC)
tackdriver56
Mar. 26th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
You're right about the firing range. Anything more than about a dozen would be too nuts for me to take responsibility for.

What pushed me in that direction was an invitation from my paddling buddy, to a paintball party.

With Judgement Day as a theme, Laser Tag or paintball might be fun, but certainly not for everyone. Terminators versus resistance Laser Tag.

Any cast members willing to appear could be put to work as team captains.

Who wouldn't want a post-match team photo with a hot, sweaty, cast member? (oh. yeah. the cast member wouldn't.)
roxybisquaint
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
Re: Mid week?
I've never played laser tag, but that might be a fun thing to do and it could totally fit with the theme. We'll could just call it plasma tag ;)
drenkrelar
Mar. 30th, 2010 01:24 am (UTC)
This sounds like it could be awesome.

The problem would be coming up with programming and getting guests.

Getting guests I really know nothing about, but having organized 22 hours worth of sci-fi programming at a local convention this past weekend I can probably help you in that regard.
roxybisquaint
Mar. 30th, 2010 06:03 am (UTC)
Oh awesome. When some actual planning gets underway, I will no doubt be tapping you for help.
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