Conucopia

Daily Webzine

Rev. 18-Aug-1999

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Mel. White, webzine@99.nasfic.org

Friday Morning § August 27 § Conucopia § 1999 nasfic § Anaheim, California §


Eat Here. Why Go Anywhere Else?

Ten-Forward BBQ/Bar. The Hotel is operating a hot dog and hamburger bar & grill by the pool each day of the convention from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. (And yes, the hotel came up with the Trek-referential name.)

Gourmet Bean. The hotel Coffee Cart has extended hours during the convention, from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm, or longer if demand warrants.

Café Del Sol operates daily from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

J.W.’s is open from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Pizza Hut is open extended hours from 11:00 am to 2:00 am during the convention.

Glenn Glazer

James White Services.

Note on James White’s funeral: the service will be Friday morning at 10am, the cremation is at 1pm, local time in Northern Ireland.

Geri Sullivan

Whatsits of the Future.

Algis Budrys invites all WOTF and ILOF winners attending Conucopia to attend the WOTF/ILOF panel Friday at 1 p.m.

Scott Welch

101 Uses for an Extra Mouse Pad.

By the end of this convention, you’ll want to go home and replace your old mousepad with your shiny new free one. But don’t just throw out the old one. Recycle it! We’ll be collecting the best suggestions and printing them here. Drop yours off at the Newsletter Desk, just beyond Registration.

  • Coaster for Foster’s Beer or 2-liter soda bottle.
  • Shim for the short leg of your couch.
  • Cut and glue to patch your wetsuit.

Hazel the Bear

Overheard at the Ice Cream Social: "It’s all karaoke but for the singing."

Declassified Notices.

Did you lose a book at LoneStarCon II in San Antonio? If so, leave a note with the name of the book, your name and location and put a tack next to the name "Jan Sterling" on the Voodoo Message Board. Name that book and we’ll return it!

Jan Sterling

Did you turn in your party announcement after the newzine deadline? No problem — we’ll make sure it’s listed in last year’s daily newzine!

Anonymous

Sunday - Gaming Room. B5 C.C.G. pick-up game starting at 10 a.m. — runs until? We need Rangers! Charles Ward

I have an uncorrected copy of Issue 2 of Note In God’s Eye — $5 or best offer. See KT at the Info Desk. KT

Notes found in a time capsule. Yesterday, Becky Thompson reported that the Seattle bid had folded in favor of San Francisco. The explanation is that she heard it from Hari Seldon, who also announced that J. Michael Straczynski will be a special guest of honor at the 2001 Worldcon in Orlando.

 

The Hare’s Friday night Babylon 5 food run, organized by Hare Hobbs, will meet in the pit of the hotel lobby, Friday at 5 p.m., and decide what restaurant to go to.

Hare Hobbs

Floods and Flying West. Patrick Neilsen Hayden missed his first panel (Non-SF Books Worth Reading) on Thursday due to flash floods in New York. As we write this, he’s on the plane now for his next panel.

Geri Sullivan

The Worldcon Bidders Speak, Saturday 10:00 a.m. Substitute Kerian Shlosberg for Robert Sacks.

Robert Sacks

Bjo Trimble Promises. Although Bjo Trimble was not at the Thursday panel SF in the Media, she will be at the Saturday panel Where Does Star Trek Go From Here? despite an announcement to the contrary in our first issue. Bjo Trimble

RESTAURANT REVIEW.

The Hansa House breakfast buffet is a good value at $5.50. The restaurant also offers a lunch buffet at $6.95 and a supper buffet at $10.95.

Charles Mohape

I-5 in 05.

A Bid for the 2005 Worldcon.

Site: Interstate 5 is a freeway that runs from the US/Mexico border in San Diego, through California, Oregon and Washington, and ends at the US/Canadian border. It is about 71.745989 picoparsecs long. Since facilities on the actual freeway are limited, we plan on using additional nearby facilities. (Within a picoparsec or so.) Many conventions have been held in this area before, including the 1984 and 1996 Worldcons and the 1999 NASFiC.

So far, the bid committee is small, consisting of a single person. But this is only one less than the Nieuw Amsterdam in ‘04 bid has, so it’s obviously not a problem. And we have a web page:

http://sundry.hsc.usc.edu/I5in05.html

Blars

Toon Time.

Note for Film Room: The UPA show is at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The second half of the Fleischer Show is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Thomas Safer

Happy Birthday, Kelly Freas!

 

NIGHT FLIGHT TO OZ.

There’s rumoured to be a flock of fans flying south at the end of the Conucopia season. It might be a good idea for everyone filling those few planes that go out for a timely arrival in Melbourne to wear their Conucopia badges in the airport and the plane, for a nice con-on-the-flight as it goes... There’s bound to be only so many planes and more than enough fans to fill at least a quarter of them, so here’s your chance to do something worthwhile in those dreary hours spent high above.

Jan van ‘t Ent

Thursday Party Reviews.

I found 3 parties all on the fourth floor. I first found Conolulu where there was open space and great assortment of various flavored Macadamia nuts. It was fun roaming the room to find the different flavors. I found the coconut butter flavor "Great!" The liquid choice was: you guessed it, Hawaiian Punch!

I next found the San Jose Party: It was too crowded with furniture. Even though there was great food, it was too close to the entry-exit door. They had an excellent assortment of soft liquids.

I moved on to the Austin Power’s Party. It was a hike over to it. I didn’t stay very long. It was a small room. There was very little food, but there were mixed drinks. The bartender had on a great outfit. And guests were playing Twister in the hall.

The winner: Conolulu by a nut!

‘Zanne

The World of Battlefield Earth.

Artwork inspired by L. Ron Hubbard’s novel will be on display Saturday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Gambits, diagonally across from Pizza Hut in the Marriott. View work by Frank Frazetta, Joe Spencer and others. Free.

Scott Welch

found in Bay Area in 2002 Fortune Cookie:

Quick wits and lime jello will bring you success.

Unclassified Notices.

Writers and Illustrators of the Future Panel. Friday 10:00 a.m. add Algis Budrys and Tim Powers. Scott Welch

Mensa Alert. We will meet for a Science Fiction Mensa dinner on Saturday. Meet in the lobby at 5:30 for dinner at the Cafe del Sol. Come and compare our experiences of the North American Con!

Beverly Swabbe

Gaming: Dragonstorm Demo. Roleplaying with cards and characters provided. Saturday, 8:00 p.m.

Anonymous

Tolkien Here? Come find out more about the Middle-Earth Construction Project based on J.R.R.Tolkien’s works. Win fabulous prizes such as a first run proof commissioned exclusively for Middle-Earth. Join our team and help shape the construction of Middle-Earth. Find the Middle-Earth Construction team at the fan tables next to the information desk.

David Gehringer

Asking for Aschmann.

Carl E. Aschmann, are you out there? We have something to show you. Come to the Gold Key Room.

Sheri Taylor

Kelly Freas' self-caricature


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