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Nov. 16th, 2010

Philcon is only a few days away, and the schedule is not yet posted to the website. This does not surprise me in the least. Last year I think it went up all of 24 hours before the con started. Of course, last year I didn't know that other cons get everything finished with a little more time to spare, so I was more patient. I find that loading the site every 45 minutes or so is not producing results. Sad day.

The panelists did get their panel assignments yesterday, and I've been hunting down posts to find out what I can. First the panelists I actually know. Then friends of friends, friends of Philcon... I wonder whether it would be possible to reconstitute the whole schedule given sufficient webcrawling? Probably not, but it might be interesting to try. However, that pesky gainful employment thing will keep me from finding out.

At least I'm finding a taste of what's in store. No, maybe, probably, none of those... well, THAT'S got my name written all over it... Ooh, I'll go to anything that lets me listen to her talk.

But the burning question in my mind will probably not be answered until the full schedule goes up: Is there a theremin performance, and if so, when and where? Because I wish to be as far away as possible. I have learned that I loathe the theremin with a deep and abiding passion. It's not just because it can be played very badly. The people who play at cons are generally very talented. It turns out that even a well-played theremin still causes a visceral reaction in me which is not quite illness and not quite nails-on-the-chalkboard, but has elements of both. I think it's got to be something subsonic, because I have this problem only with live performances and not with recordings.

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collacentaur
Nov. 16th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Quiet floor, not party floor. Is that what you're asking? I never want to be near the parties.
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collacentaur
Nov. 16th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
If I do end up compiling the webcrawlings, I'll send you whatever I come up with.
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collacentaur
Nov. 16th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
That's the one I think has my name written all over it. I'm already making notes for that one, and going armed with a list. Either I'm going to learn something, or I'm going to share as much as humanly possible during the comments-and-questions stage. Or both.
collacentaur
Nov. 16th, 2010 08:43 pm (UTC)
So far I've found 12 listings for Friday, 34 for Saturday and 20 for Sunday. I know that's just scratching the surface, but I've already got one time slot when I want to be in four places at once!

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