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Hotel block now open Jan. 6th, 2014 @ 09:33 pm
buddykat
Link to make reservation: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/luna14

The Lunacon hotel block is now open. Please note that the hotel is now using the Passkey reservation system for all groups, so there are a few things to be aware of when making your reservation.

Even if you are a Hilton Honors member, you will need to enter all of your information into the Passkey site when making your reservation. To enter your Hilton Honors number, there is a drop down to select that you are an Honors member. Once you select that, a box will appear, allowing you to enter your Honors number.

Please be aware that although our rate is $135 for Single/Double/Triple/Quad (and $115 S/D/T/Q for Sunday), we have been made aware that there is an error in the system and it may be charging extra for Triple and Quad occupancy. We have notified the hotel, and they are working to fix the problem.

If you have any special requests or experience any problems when making your reservation, please send an email to hotel@lunacon.org, including the name the room is reserved under and your confirmation information. We will do our best to make sure requests are accommodated and problems are resolved.

Hello, Central Control Mar. 18th, 2013 @ 05:06 pm
sodyera
I do not know who is currently in charge of Lunacon.
This is deliberate. I am first and foremost a fan, who has come home to Luna just about every year since 1979.

I was a Program Participant this year {Ariel Cinii} and I thoroughly enjoyed Lunacon 2013. I only have a couple of brief suggestions to make it better:

1: Make it so the Pocket Program arrives on Friday afternoon.
I know things happen, i'm on a concom myself. But I was totally lost as to what was going on on Friday, and I'm sure a lot of other people felt that, too. The delay is  not unknown throughout Lunacon history, but some traditions, like this one, should be discontinued.

2: Make the Pocket Program worth keeping:
The first piece of paper to come to me was the Grid. This was well set up and more or less useful. Then a second piece of paper came to me with the list of program event descriptions, but NOT where they were, or what time they were happening.

Here's an idea: That stapled list would have made a good pocket program (next time, include some kind of map graphic) but the lack of time and place data made it worthless. People don't like to shuffle between two pieces of paper when looking for stuff. I LIKED THE SIZE. It was simple and could, indeed, fit in my pocket. Please IMPROVE ITS CONTENT.

3: I MISS THE ANIME PROGRAMMING.
It's one of my favourite features of Luna, and my basis for trying out new stories. Pleas find a way to BRING IT BACK! There are groups associated with other cons who would no doubt be happy to run the event for you if you asked them to.

4: The computerised Programming Process is hopelessly opaque to non compu-dweebs.
There's gotta be a better way! --Larry Hagman from "The Good Life"

I couldn't remember my password to log in, and then just selecting things I was interested was so confusing that I had to do it over on three or four successive visits to the website. The forms and the selection protocols were badly arranged and it was often unclear what the frack I was supposed to be doing(!!!).

5: Whatever your political beef is, resolve it.
As a mere attendee, I don't even want to know how this convention comes to be, I just want to enjoy it. As a member of another concom, I don't wanna hear about it, I'm trying to relax. But the tales of the Klingon Opera going on backstage were deafening to those of us who heard the echoes. I don't know if Those in Charge want to destroy Lunacon or save it. But I'd rather come back next year and have a good time, and so would a lot of others.

Agreed: if I cared so much, I should walk into that snake pit and do something about it. However, I am of the belief that the one who complains loudly enough would have to solve the problem. You don't want me to do that. Really.

Again, I had fun. Please make it possible for it to happen again.

Program schedules Mar. 11th, 2013 @ 10:32 pm
buddykat
We are sorry about the delay in getting the program schedules out to program participants.  Our grid goddess had a sudden and severe attack of Real Life, and she is now working around the clock to get the schedule done.  As soon as it is complete, we will send an email out to all program participants with their schedules.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lunacon is looking for Filk Volunteers! Feb. 13th, 2013 @ 09:43 pm
team_banzai
Filkers! The Filk events have had their settings corrected and are now visible on Zambia! Check out the events or reach out to me directly at Filk@lunacon.org

We need volunteers for:
Fri 4p Early Bird Filking 2 people
9p open filking 1 person
Sat 10a The Life of a Filker 1 person
Noon Food Songs Filk Circle 2 people
7p Travel Songs Circle 1 person
8p Alien Song Circle 2 people
10:30p Ghost Songs Circle 2 people
11:30p open filking 2 people
Sun 10a Early Bird Filking 2 people
Noon Eccumenifilk Filk Circle 1 person
1p Memorial Filk 1 person

Email me at filk@lunacon.org

Marc Grossman

Lunacon Song Writing Contest. Nov. 19th, 2012 @ 09:50 am
team_banzai
Hello All!

Please forward this to all lists you feel appropriate

So we have something very special going on at Lunacon in that Leslie Fish will be performing an hour long concert. Thanks to her generosity, we will be able to offer a special prize for the winner of the regularly scheduled song Writing contest....

Now that the fund raiser has been run, we can offer a copy of the Leslie Fish Live Concert CD [to be delivered after the convention] to the winner of the contest. This will be Leslie's concert recorded live with an additional bonus track from the Classic Filk Song Circle. While the concert may be made commercially available, the bonus track will not be and will only be distributed on the Fund Raiser CD's [for those who donated] and on this prize CD!

So..
Now I need word suggestions.
If you are familiar with the song writing contest, we select a number of unrelated words, announced Friday night and throughout the Con. Then the contestants must write a song including a minimum number of those words and perform it Sunday afternoon, after which a winner is selected!

So please send me any words you think might be worthy of the challenge at filk@lunacon.org!

Marc

$30 rate extended Nov. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:22 am
buddykat
Due to Hurricane Sandy, we have extended the deadline for the $30 rate.  The rate will be good through Monday, November 5th.

Hotel reservations now open Oct. 29th, 2012 @ 01:46 pm
buddykat
Hotel reservations are now open.  Remember to book your room by December 31st for the lower rate!  Use code LUNA13 or click on the link -
http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/R/RYEHIHH-LUNA13-20130314/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Author Guest of Honor announcement Oct. 16th, 2012 @ 11:03 pm
mrshirt

Lunacon is pleased to announce Michael Flynn as Author Guest of Honor for 2013.  Multi-award winner of various awards and Hugo nominee, his books are sure to please hard science fiction fans.

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Reminder - open planning meeting Sep. 23rd, 2012 @ 10:21 pm
buddykat
Reminder – In two weeks!
The first Committee planning meeting for Lunacon 2013 will be Sunday, October 7th starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Westchester Hilton (formerly the Rye Town Hilton). The meeting will be in Grand South.
The meeting is open to all those interested in Lunacon. If you are interested in volunteering at Lunacon, please attend.
We expect the meeting will end no later than 5:00 p.m.

Lunacon 2013 First Open Committee Meeting Aug. 19th, 2012 @ 07:34 pm
mrshirt

The first Committee planning meeting for Lunacon 2013 will be Sunday, October 7th starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Westchester Hilton (formerly the Rye Town Hilton).  The meeting will be in Grand South.

The meeting is open to all those interested in Lunacon.  If you are interested in volunteering at Lunacon, please attend. 

We expect the meeting will end no later than 5:00 p.m.

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