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Dragon*Con, and a new UK con

Hi everyone!

I'm Ludi - brand new here, and I'll be coming to Dragon*Con this weekend. I wanted to ask - in the light of the D*C organisers failing spectacularly on engaging with the Back Up Project, what happens now? Will there still be a table there, will distributing the ribbons be more informal, or will ribbons not be distributed at all? 

I'd also very much like to meet anyone who has been involved with Back Up at D*C and have a chat about it, cause I've just been drafted in to help run a new sci-fi con in the UK (it's called Nine Worlds, we're just starting out.) I'd like to make it as safe a space as possible right from the beginning, and am currently researching ways to do that - one of which would be having a strong Back Up Project presence there. So, this post is me asking for any advice or experiences or thoughts on that you'd like to share (I've also been reading the archives here extensively) as well as a super-preliminary bit of - if anyone's in the UK and feels like being involved, let me know? 

Thanks so much! I'm really happy that this project and community exists : )

Comments

teague
Aug. 28th, 2012 05:26 am (UTC)
I will be there, and I have.... small cloth items of interest. I am of course leery to hand out my phone number on open forum. Do you have twitter? I do a lot of Dragoncon coordinating via twitter. It's practically all I use it for in fact. LOL. If not I could give my phone number via pm, or if you don't have an American phone line to use, I also receive emails on my phone.
blazingrowan
Aug. 28th, 2012 10:14 am (UTC)
Hee : ) awesomes, I'll message you!
esot_erica
Aug. 28th, 2012 05:19 pm (UTC)
I love how our ribbons are suddenly contraband.

FIGHT THE POWAH
thatwordgrrl
Aug. 28th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'll be interested to see if they actually do start confiscating. I've got even money on that.