Reports have been trickling in of some potential food poisoning cases, if you think you got a foodborne illness over the weekend please call the Madison Health Department at 608-266-4821. More details on reporting here: http://www.publichealthmdc.com/environmental/food/foodborneIllness/facts.cfm
If you have thoughts about things that went well at WisCon 37 or things that went not-so-well, we’d love to hear from you. We have a general survey as well as a survey about programming.
Lastly, if you have programming ideas for WisCon 38/SFRA, you can submit them now.
ETA: If you’re coming here in May 2014, this is an outdated post! The post with links to surveys after WisCon 38 are here.
Check out Issue #2 of A Momentary Taste of WisCon here. Inside: Tiptree Auction preview, changes to Saturday programming, more information about WisCon 38 coinciding with the Science Fiction Research Association’s annual meeting, how to register & reserve hotel rooms for WisCon 38, the location of our Lost & Found room, and more!
Check out Issue #1 of our at-con newsletter, A Momentary Taste of WisCon, here. (That link opens up as a PDF.) Inside: Changes to programming items, information about our SmartPhone apps, changing your preferences on our website, volunteering, how to still sign up for Sign Out, and more!
As WisCon approaches, we still have some open volunteer shifts that we are hoping to fill before the convention starts. These opportunities will allow you to meet new people, explore interests, possibly add new skills, and help make the convention the best it can be!
A/V could use three people to help with set-up and during special events: the Tiptree Auction on Saturday and GoH speeches on Sunday, plus one other person to help when needed.
On Friday night, we need one or more people to head the First WisCon Dinner, an informal meet and greet for people attending the convention for the first time and anyone else interested. The group meets outside the Wisconsin ballroom after the first panels end 5:15-5:30 and heads to a local restaurant for dinner together.
Access could use some help with blue-taping in the mornings during the convention and before special events.
The Tiptree Auction still needs runners for during the bidding.
The Tiptree Bake Sale could use help on Saturday after the sale with breakdown from 3-4 pm and some extra hands during their busy time from 11:30 am-2 pm.
Sign-out on is looking for a couple more volunteers on Monday from 10-30 until the end.
Registration has shifts open on Saturday and Sunday.
The ConSuite has openings throughout the convention, please check in at the ConSuite to sign up for open shifts.
Childcare also often needs help, you can stop by during open hours to see if and when they need help.
We will have additional and emergency needs posted on the volunteer board near registration beginning Friday morning, If you are arriving on Thursday or early Friday and want to help with set-up, you can stop by registration or the volunteer board to see how you can help.
All volunteers receive a special commemorative thank you gift. If you volunteer six or more hours during the convention, you are eligible for a $20 refund on your membership fee as funds allow.
If you can help us out, or for more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eCube #7 is now online, with updates on available ad space in our souvenir book, hotel information, and a programming update. There’s also information about author John Scalzi doing a reading at Room of One’s Own on the Thursday of WisCon, before the GoH readings.
Whether you prefer to make your hotel reservation in person with a friendly face, on the phone with a friendly voice, or online, you can secure your room for the 2013 convention starting Sunday morning, May 27.
Reservations can be made online via a link on the WisCon website, or stop by the concierge desk in the hotel lobby to make your reservation in person, or call the friendly folks in the Concourse’s reservations department. The Concourse has scheduled extra reservations agents for Sunday morning to ensure that everyone’s request is handled as expeditiously as possible.
Room rates at the Concourse Hotel for WisCon 37 will be $101/$111 single/double for a Concourse-level room, and $173/$183 single/double for Governor’s Club rooms. If you make your reservation in person or by phone, be sure to tell them you want a room in the WisCon 37 room block to get these rates.
After you get your hotel reservation lined up for 2013, go online to the WisCon website or stop by WisCon’s Registration/Information desk in the second floor lobby area to get your membership for the 37th annual World’s Leading Feminist Science Fiction Convention! The committee is already in the planning phases of what will be yet another fabulous four-day marathon of spirited dialog, thought-provoking readings, and just plain fun, so make sure you have your membership secured.
Are you tired of Registration lines? Did you show up this year thinking you’d already registered and discover you hadn’t? Sunday is the first day of sales for next year’s WisCon. You can do it yourself online at http://wiscon.net/registration/, or come to the 2nd floor Registration Desk and let us do it for you. We’ll be open from 9:30 to 5:00 Sunday, and 9:30 to 2:00 Monday.