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Monday, November 22nd, 2010
8:18 am
Online registration for OryCon 33 now available
Several people have asked me about this. I see that online registration is now available at http://www.orycon.org/orycon33/

(I'm not on the con committee any more, but I still run the top-level orycon.org index page.)
Wednesday, November 17th, 2010
9:10 pm
Orycon 33?
I was only able to be at OryCon 32 for a day, and it was not Sunday. How does one go about buying registrations for OryCon 33 (online or by mail), then? I can't find anywhere to do it on either of the OryCon websites, and there does not seem to be a website for OryCon 33 yet.
Thursday, August 5th, 2010
8:57 pm
Pictures up
I just finished scanning and posting the first batch of my pictures from OryCon 14. You can find them at http://www.flickr.com/photos/64849940@N00/sets/72157624663525604
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
1:07 am
Alexander James Adams' new single and exclusive video
Hello fellow Alexander James Adams fans. I have bee given the distinct honor of announcing a new single by the FaerieTaleMinstrel Alexander James Adams titled "What Are We Doing?"

You can purchase and download this wonderful new musical piece at http://alexanderjamesadams.bandcamp.com/ and as a special treat, you can watch the new video short for this song, located exclusively on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2qsdvE9P_Q).

Video produced by Pacific Fen Spotlight (http://www,pac-fen.com) and Jim Granger Solutions (http://www.jimgranger.com).

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
2:13 pm
Well, HELOOOOOO Orycon!
Hey everybody, as one of the vendors for this year's convention, I figured I'd just pipe up real quick and give you guys a small sneak peek of what we'll be bringing down with us to the show:
come on behind the cut and check it out...Collapse )
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
12:48 pm
ConComCon 14

Hi there!  C-Cubed 14 is June 8-10th of this year.  Now entering its fourteenth year, ConComCon is the best place in the Pacific Northwest to network with other local convention runners, exchange ideas on how to make conventions run more effectively, and talk about fandom in general. Whether you have been running conventions for years, or you are completely new to convention running and you want to get your foot in the door, come on down and join us!  The C-Cubed committee has been working hard on creating fun and useful programming for guests this year.  Our theme this year is So You Want to Run a Convention?”  Programming topics include:

·         How to successfully interact with hotel personnel during contract negotiations, the convention planning process as well as the convention itself.

·         What makes a successful con Hospitality? Room party? Convention bid party? How do these events differ? How are they similar?

·         Technology: striking a balance between the new and cool and maximum usability and access for your potential membership

And much, much MORE!  C-Cube’s real strength is in providing a forum for con-runners from all over the Pacific Northwest to get together and swap shop talk. Have a problem? Someone else present may have or have had the same problem and can offer possible solutions as well as sympathy! 

We’re located at the Holiday Inn Seattle - SeaTac Airport, 17338 International Blvd., Seattle WA 98188.  Tel: 206-248-1000 or 1-800-465-4329. Room Rates: Single/Doubles: $94.00 a night

Pre-Register Now  (and save some $$$)

$25.00 until May 31, 2007
$35.00 at the door

Check out our website at http://www.swoc.org/ccubed/ for additional information (including membership forms) or contact me directly and I’d be happy to send you a membership form!  Thanks for your time!


Saturday, November 25th, 2006
10:57 am
OryCon 29
While the OryCon 28 committee is busy with post-con wrap-up, there is
a starter page for OryCon 29.

OryCon 29 will be held November 16-18, 2007, at the Portland Marriott
Waterfront. (FYI Windycon will be a week earlier; I haven't seen
Philcon 2007 dates yet so I don't know if it's the same weekend

Our Writer Guest of Honor is the recent Hugo award winner: Robert
Charles Wilson. The rest of the slate is TBA.

Current membership rate is $25.00 which is good through December 31,
2006. It's too early to make your hotel reservation.

See and bookmark http://www.orycon.org/orycon29/
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
9:23 pm
Con Approaching Question
At Norwescon a friend of mine received a free membershp to Orycon. However since Norwescon that piece of paper has gone missing. Is there anything that she can do to still get Orycon gifted to her. Please feel free to contact me off list or send me a contact for her. She has tried sending messages via the Orycon website and doesn't seem to be getting any responses.

Any help appreciated...
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
9:14 am
this is a ? about gamestorm
i wish to send a game for donation to game storm who and or where can i send it. not worried about the tax wright off or any thing .
Monday, April 24th, 2006
8:52 pm
a ? about the registration from
i just printed out the registration from for orycon 28 and well the ? is why is there ( 7 ) spots to put name address and stuff and no spot for your interest and well i guess any other stuff that is normaly on it .well just a ?
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
8:08 pm
just found this tonight
well this was my best find of like all my lj in a long time ( i was at orycon 26 ) i wish i would be at the next one and the last one orycon 27 but i am going to dragoncon in atlanta ) well i just wanted to say this was very cool find in a long time...

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, December 27th, 2005
8:47 pm
OryCon 28: 11/17-19, same hotel as last year
According to Linda Pilcher: "OSFCI is pleased to announce that Orycon 28 will be held November 17-19, 2006 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront. This is the same fine facility that hosted Orycon 27 in November of this year."

I have no further information at this time, but I thought the folks on this list would like to know.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
12:00 pm
Internet Cafe?
Will there be an Internet Cafe this year?
10:30 am
Orycon 2005
Orycon, Portland’s premiere science fiction convention, returns to downtown
Portland on November 4-6 2005. The Guests of Honor include: Kevin J.
Anderson and Brian Herbert. The three-day festival of books, art, science,
TV, movies, comics and gaming will feature over 100 hours of panel sessions,
workshops, author readings, and autograph signings. 
Noted filker, Tom Smith will appear in concert as a special guest. One high
point of the weekend will be the  Masked Ball – a cross between a "standard"
Masquerade and a Ball. 
There will also be an Art show featuring the works of Artist GOH  Paul
Guinan with many of the items available for sale. In the Dealer’s Room ,
approximately 30 merchants will be selling books, memorabilia and other
science fiction-related items. 
Comprehensive gaming rooms and a program will feature popular role playing
games and scheduled events.
Pre-registration closes soon, on October 15. After that the membership rate
goes from $45 to $55 at the door. To get the cheaper rate you may register
by using Paypal, by go here:
To print off a paper version and mail with a check, go here:
To register for a room at the Marriott, and get the special Orycon rate of
$99, call through PassKey at (800)266-9432 and spell Orycon.
To read more about Orycon 27 link here:
We hope to see you there.


Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
1:42 pm
Membership cap?
Does anyone on the list happen to know whether Orycon is going to have a membership cap this year? I won't be sure whether I can attend until a few days before the con, and I'm really hoping to avoid a repeat of years past when I've driven down from Seattle only to be turned away at the door.
Wednesday, July 13th, 2005
9:47 pm
A New Community
Hi All

Something for you all that like to write I have started a LJ community called " The Writers Box's ". It's open to everyone just please read the info about the group. All the info you need is there.


Saturday, March 12th, 2005
9:13 pm
Orycon 27
Hotel News (updated March 12, 2005)
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway
Portland, Or 97201
(503) 226-7600

Basic Information
What: OryCon 27, Portland's premiere science fiction convention
When: November 4-6, 2005
Where: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
OryCon 27 will be a weaponless convention. Smoking will be allowed in designated areas only.
OryCon offers programming, writers' workshops, small group discussions, an art show, a dealers' room, filking, dances, gaming, a masked ball, the Susan Petrey Scholarship auction, and much more!
Guests of Honor
Guests of Honor: Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
Artist Guest of Honor: Paul Guinan
Editor Guest of Honor: TBA
Special Guests of Honor: Rebecca Moesta, Anina Bennett
Tuesday, October 19th, 2004
2:28 pm
Masquerade Ball
Er, what exactly constitutes an "Italian country party theme"? Is that the theme of everyone's mask or is that the theme of the decorations, or both?
Wednesday, January 14th, 2004
6:35 pm
Photos from OryCon
In case anyone's interested, my pictures from OryCon are finally up.

For some reason, they are almost all from the Geeks Without Borders Room party on Saturday night.

You can see them all in my picture-hosting journal: plutherpics
Monday, November 17th, 2003
3:01 am
Back from OryCon!
I made it back this morning, sleep-deprived but surprisingly not at all hungover. I had a great time at this year's convention, and went to about half the panels I wanted to. (Though I never did make it to the filk room).
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Geeks Without Borders table, and our room party Saturday night - it was a total blast. A couple of musicians came by and played drums and trumpet so we had live music - way cool, and almost made up for the lack of filk. It was good to run the Belter party again Friday night. It was replaced with Retleb last year, which was fun, but not the same thing. I don't think we'll do a Geeks Without Borders table next year. It was fun, and I do appreciate the Con-Com's coordinating it (you guys totally rock - if anyone is reading this, thank you for putting together such a great convention!) and making it possible, I just missed too much of the rest of the con sitting at our table. I hardly got to the Hospitality suite at all. Plus, that'll give me the chance to volunteer next year, which I haven't before...
Anyone here who I met at the con? I was the bartender at the Belter Party, and the guy in the blue lab coat at the GWoB party.

Current Mood: tired
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