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We just had the first concom meeting for Wiscon 42, and I have questions:

1. I agreed conditionally to run Kids' Programming this year. The condition is that some other people run it with me. It has been run by one person for the last few years, but that was all she did during all the daytime programming hours, and I'm not willing to give up that much of my Wiscon, so I'm looking for co-leads. Are you interested in joining Wiscon's concom? Do you know anyone who might be interested? Let me know!

There are many other open positions on concom, so if you are interested in running Wiscon but not in entertaining children, let me know and I will put you in touch with Personnel. And if you are interested in entertaining children but not in being on concom, that's useful too! You could take charge of one programming slot without any other responsibilities.

2. About Wiscon's social media presence: apart from http://wiscon.net/ all the outreach is happening on Twitter and Facebook. I could retweet stuff about Wiscon, but I don't have any followers. I'm not joining Facebook. Do you think Dreamwidth is still useful as a way to promote Wiscon to people who are not already interested?

3. Should I volunteer to lead a storytelling workshop at Wiscon? It would be like a writing workshop, except you would bring a story to tell. You'd get a couple chances to practice standing up in front of sympathetic strangers to tell your story, and get feedback from said strangers on your story and your delivery.

I don't know whether people will be interested in this but that is a self-solving problem: if no one is interested, they won't sign up.

I'm worried about the expectations of people who do sign up, though. Lots of things called "storytelling workshop" are actually lectures, which I'm not interested in giving, or classes, which I am not qualified to teach. Is there another word that signifies peer-to-peer critique session?

Date: 2017-08-28 12:18 am (UTC)
wild_irises: (Default)
From: [personal profile] wild_irises
You could call it a storytelling roundtable, or practice session, or just say "active participation workshop."

Date: 2017-08-28 12:48 am (UTC)
sasha_feather: Retro-style poster of skier on pluto.   (Default)
From: [personal profile] sasha_feather
#2. Yes, promote things on DW!

#3. Yes, sounds cool.

Date: 2017-08-28 01:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eeyorerin
I think there needs to be a person on Facebook promoting it as well as promoting it on Dreamwidth. That person doesn't have to be you.

Date: 2017-08-28 05:33 am (UTC)
bibliofile: Fan & papers in a stack (from my own photo) (Default)
From: [personal profile] bibliofile
1. Go you! Yes, it can be run by just one person all weekend, but ghu knows there are other ways to do it. I wish I were reliable and also good at entertaining kids for a time.

I have a thought for someone I know who's good with kids and might be open to doing a thing (or not; I'd have to ask). Do you want an email conversation, or just here on DW?

Have you considered asking kids/parents what they'd like to see in kids programs? And ask for single-item proposals or something?

Also, a friend had a bin or two of things for making sock puppets, but she'd probably need someone else to run the time slot.

2. It's difficult to publicize things too much, really.

3. Yes, do it! You all could send each other outlines or something ahead of time, if that would help. Or audio files? Hmmm. OPtions! YOu has 'em.

Date: 2017-08-30 12:09 am (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Finding Nemo's Dory, the adventurous fish with a brain injury (dain bramage)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
I would love to attend a "hands-on storytelling round robin,". Yes! yes!

Date: 2017-09-05 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kalmn
Do you know Kate who is shepherding teen room? (Her kid is actually running it, but Kate is the face of things because C hates meetings.) She would like to do some coordination, iirc.

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