This is your friendly neighborhood Geek.Kon staffer here with an update.
We're shifting into high gear, on the staff, and the next step is all about you, the convention-goers. We've got a whole lot to update you on, so let's dive right in!
First of all, we're happy to announce that both mail-in and online pre-registration is up and running. Cost of pre-registration is only $20 for the whole weekend!
Second, in case anyone missed it, our forums were down for a time due to a massive technical glitch with our host server. The forums have been back for several months, though, and are still the awesome web-hangout of fun they have always been. Unfortunately, the database of users was lost, so you'll have to sign up for them again. But the process is completely painless. We promise! Head on over and join in the discussions of all the geekiness that will be occurring in Madison in October.
Third, we are now taking submissions for panelists. In the past, Geek.Kon has been able to boast some of the best panels in the midwest convention circuit and it's all due to the awesome that are the volunteer panelists. So, if you have that hit panel you always do or if you want to do one, stop by the website and fill out the easy form. We need your awesome!
Fourth, Geek.Kon is happy to announce our very first community outreach endeavor; Save Vs. Hunger! We have partnered with Second Harvest to organize a donation drive for non-perishable food items. Bring a food item with you to the convention to donate and receive a raffle ticket for a one-of-a-kind, giant, plushie d20, custom-made by yours-truly! The more food items you bring, the more raffle tickets you earn!
Fifth, we have a lot
more vendor space this year! If you are interested in being a vendor at Geek.Kon.09, information can be found on the website. We have plenty of space, even for multiple tables!
Sixth (see, the list keeps going on and on!), we delighted to have the Madison Area Costuming Society back with us again to run a series of panels on costuming. Their panels last year were some of the best-attended at the convention and they've certainly contributed to Geek.Kon's costuming reputation! Between their panels and the Masquerade, Geek.Kon is the convention
for the avid costumer in the midwest!
And finally, for all you steampunk enthusiasts, we're happy to announce the return of Steam Century! The interactive mystery group will once again be holding a two-day adventure at Geek.Kon and reports are that it's going to be a nail-biter! The easy-to-play format is great for avid followers of their story line and the uninitiated alike, which makes them a fantastic addition to Geek.Kon! You can visit their website at www.hmabadger.com
to learn more and follow their story line for the 2009 season!
The Geek.Kon.09 staff is certainly getting busy, now, preparing to bring you the best convention for all things Geek that the midwest has to offer. Join us in Madison October 23rd to 25th. Why? Because, as this year's theme says...
You Geek Is Showing!