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Further Confusion Followup [Jan. 30th, 2010|10:12 pm]
Nicodemus
Some random extra comments post-con:

New hotel seems generally good, though both they and the con had a few issues. It was the first time here and I expect most of the snags will be ironed out for next year. I think the downtown location is far better than the Doubletree; I wasn't parking so I didn't have that issue. Also, it's a little detail, but I love custom con keycards!

Sonic -- I know him only by that generic fan name but you probably know who I mean if you saw him. Actually a very nice rendition of an admittedly challenging character to adapt. I got to chat with him a little before the fursuit parade and it turns out that this was not only his first fursuit (made it entirely himself) but also his first furry con! Way past cool. (Anyone know if he's on LJ or got more info?)

Lack of touch in our society is one thing that I really seemed to notice post-con this time around. I like the fact that furries hug and scritch and are generally pretty relaxed about that. During FC I gave out three backrubs to people whom I'd met less than an hour before. It's a friendly subculture that also promotes relaxation, joint health, and blood flow. :)
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[User Picture]From: orv
2010-01-31 06:35 am (UTC)
MFF had custom keycards last time, too -- they had each GoH design one. I agree, it's a really nice touch.
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[User Picture]From: loranskunky
2010-01-31 06:36 am (UTC)
Was nice to see you for the minute and a half that I did see you :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-02-01 12:35 am (UTC)
Thanks. Nice seeing you as well.

Now that it's been pulled from YouTube, I have no way to see QI anymore. Bummed about that.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-02-01 02:53 am (UTC)
Squeak? Would be much obliged! :D
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[User Picture]From: wildfox34
2010-01-31 07:25 pm (UTC)
Like I was talking to Ocicat about this morning, any convention is going to have "growing pains" when entering a new hotel. Everybody has to deal with new surroundings, staff has to deal with new locations, and the hotel staff has to deal with a group of people they never expected. I wouldn't set the bar too high with any con going into a new hotel because there will be mistakes made and some grumblings about where stuff is and how it was handled.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2010-02-01 12:34 am (UTC)
Yup, very true; I'm certainly not knocking them. I think they did a good job overall and I think it's just a matter now of refining things a bit for next year, now that we've seen how the space works.
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