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  1. @scribus !equestriandawn Yup. I quit, for one. :P

    about a year ago from web in context
  2. !bcbronies REALLY looking for someone else to host that MLP panel. I have officially pulled out from this now, and they need someone else to run it. If you are going to VancouFur and can help out, please contact @VancouFur on Twitter and offer. Otherwise, it will sit on the schedule and have no host at all.

    about a year ago from web in context
  3. !bcbronies Anyone want to run the MLP Meetup (Sunday 10am) at VancouFur? They've asked me to (since I did it last year), but personally would rather someone else in the group did it :)

    about a year ago from web in context
  4. @jackzhang !bcbronies That's the other thing. I have never seen a convention financed that way. Money comes from organizers taking a risk and putting their own in (often protected by a legal organization such as a LLC - at least in the US), registration fees, dealer table fees, and potentially anything the convention can produce to sell. The idea is that what you make in fees and sales should be enough to a) pay for this year's costs, b) support you for the next year and c) give you base to start on for the next year. With the way this BronyCan looks like it's going, being so secretive about where and when it is, considering it's meant to be 'in BC in 2013', I am skeptical that they will get enough memberships to keep themselves afloat for next year. Canada has a much lower population than the US, and to come into Canada from, say, mid-west to east coast, people need to organize travel plans fairly early on to get decent fares.

    about a year ago from web in context
  5. @bronymike !bcbronies That's one of the things that doesn't sit well with me about it. From their website, looks like most of their core staff are elsewhere in Canada. Now while that can work for an established convention where the event space is used to dealing with you, for a first year con it's impossible. There's too much back and forth and in-person meetings required with your venue. A large portion of a convention's staff come from the local area, so alienating the local community of your fandom is only going to hurt the convention when you have positions that have to be filled.

    about a year ago from web in context
  6. !vancouverbronies So I'm curious... Does anyone locally have any active involvement with this BronyCan that is meant to be "in BC" this year? As someone who has run 2500+ person conventions in the past, something just seems 'off' about this. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I would love to find out more.

    about a year ago from web in context
  7. @retl Oh hi! Not too bad :)

    about a year ago from web in context
  8. @herpyderpyhooves !bcbronies A quick note to this. Don't have high expectations of finding much in the stores you pass on the way down. I drive down to Seattle from the Vancouver area frequently and often stop by those stores on the way. EVERY time that I've been passed, the shelves have looked ransacked. The only thing that I found that was decent on my recent drive down (this past w/e) was a Cloudsdale set (RD, Gilda, Wonderbolt) at the Target in Smokey Point - and I hit pretty much every place on the way. Target & WalMart (Bellingham), WalMart (Mount Vernon), Target (Smokey Point) and WalMart (Marysville). So not to put a downer on this but don't get your hopes up for finding cool swag.

    Tuesday, 07-Aug-12 16:03:19 UTC from web in context
  9. @bronymike !bcbronies Oops, and the 'sails' of Canada Place too :)

    Sunday, 05-Aug-12 03:52:57 UTC from web in context
  10. @bronymike !bcbronies Complete with it's own Harbour Centre Lookout tower (look closely at the top of the building there)

    Sunday, 05-Aug-12 03:52:17 UTC from web in context
  11. @jackzhang !bcbronies Hope so! I never admittedly saw the problem, myself. :P (not saying there wasn't one - just didn't personally see it)

    Monday, 04-Jun-12 14:02:29 UTC from StatusNet iPhone in context
  12. @jackzhang !bcbronies I'm hoping that I just fixed it now.

    Monday, 04-Jun-12 13:45:58 UTC from web in context
  13. @bronymike Ooh, I never spotted the RSS feed before! Yes, that's more useful to me :)

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 04:40:45 UTC from web in context
  14. @jackzhang Yup... Just enabled the setting for that (and fixed the Cos & Effect event that you no doubt wanted to span multiple days ;)

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 04:19:45 UTC from web in context
  15. @jackzhang Yeah, that's definitely how they do it. On the first post of each topic, there's a 'last edited by <moderator name>' in there.

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:43:12 UTC from web in context
  16. @jackzhang I think that all that is done there is that a mod edits the subject to say that.

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:30:04 UTC from web in context
  17. @mrdragon @jackzhang Thanks, and will bear it in mind :) I'm still learning it myself, but seems straightforwardish so far. If I run into problem, will give you a shout!

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:21:33 UTC from web in context
  18. @jackzhang And considering I see you just made a post, it does indeed look fixed :)

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:17:00 UTC from web in context
  19. @jackzhang Should be fixed now.

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:06:43 UTC from web in context
  20. @jackzhang I did not know that! Thanks.

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 03:02:13 UTC from web in context
  21. @jackzhang @bronymike Okay, a sticky-topic is in each of the Events areas. BTW, each of you have Global Mod access, so you should be able to do the same anywhere else :)

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 02:58:28 UTC from web in context
  22. @bronymike @jackzhang @tequilasunrise While RDN is cool and all, if you don't check it for a few days it's incredibly easy to miss stuff like meetup dates and plans. I've missed stuff like that myself. At least the forum will allow us to hold polls and place events on a calendar for pretty easy tracking.

    Friday, 01-Jun-12 02:49:24 UTC from web in context
  23. @jackzhang Yep! Definitely needs some custom logo... but I'm no artist to do that! I'm sure _somepony_ in this community must be an artist! ;)

    Thursday, 31-May-12 12:40:13 UTC from web in context
  24. @tequilasunrise Have a look around there, see if there's anything that I missed, etc. Hopefully @bronymike and @jackzhang will notice too. Then once all is good we can announce to the group.

    Thursday, 31-May-12 04:00:12 UTC from web in context
  25. @tequilasunrise Spotted you register - you're now a global mod on the board.

    Thursday, 31-May-12 03:44:48 UTC from web in context
  26. @jackzhang @bronymike @tequilasunrise Alrighty... I've grabbed the domain 'bcbronies.org' and set up a forum. I snagged the structure from the bcfurries one because it actually makes a good deal of sense (and I could easily see how it was done, since it's on my machine too). Forum is at <http://www.bcbronies.org/forum/> I can set the three of you up as moderators to start with.

    Wednesday, 30-May-12 18:51:22 UTC from web in context
  27. @scribus !EqDawn Thanks for the update.

    Wednesday, 30-May-12 16:26:27 UTC from web in context
  28. @jackzhang !Vancouverbronies or make it a forum for all !bcbronies?

    Tuesday, 29-May-12 23:40:54 UTC from StatusNet iPhone in context
  29. @garyoak @therealscoutaloo !bcbronies The EqD post is, indeed, true. The con website will reflect this as soon as the webmaster is able to update

    Tuesday, 29-May-12 23:40:00 UTC from StatusNet iPhone in context
  30. @scribus I know that it's not us causing the issue. But something on that server will occasionally spike and cause so much load that it lags everything for a few minutes. If you're not the server admin, is there any chance you can bring this to the attention of who is, please?

    Tuesday, 29-May-12 21:34:20 UTC from web in context

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