Saturday, December 02, 2006

Party Rooms

I'm seriously thinking about setting up a party room this year (okay, 2007) at SiliCon (the costs to even have a idle fantasy of a wet dream of setting up at BayCon would require me to double my salary intake at work-a state of affairs that would probably require blackmail).

Here's the issue-theme! Last year, there was a Mad Scientist room that was awesome. So, I need a good, general-purpose theme. The only three I can come up with is-

  • Anime Themed-Do I go for maids or sailor-suits cosplayers(and there will be wings that are big enough...)? Anime themed-drinks...there will be one called the Gainax Gulp (drink one and you can make sense of Gainax plots...). Figure out how to set up a laptop (get laptop) to work with a projector (get projector) so I can play fansubs on the wall of the room (get room). Definitely an anime raffle. Must make nice with anime studios, write reviews, so I can get neat stuff ahead of time to raffle off...
  • Barflies-Baen Books fans are called Barflies. Therefore...a Barfly suite. Baen-author themed drinks (if there was ever a Keldara Beer, I'd lay in several cases...), music that is suitable, a sign asking for patrons to please clear firearms and provide a place to store them while there*, and that sort of thing. Oh, auction material, too...signed books, at the very least.
  • Leather Tea Party-My third option, and my least but probably best favorite. Mostly because if you're going to do kinky things, alcohol is verboten. (Wah!) Probably have to find people to do impromptu classes and This Old House-esque advice and suggestions ("Try flogging them with a downword motion, not a diagonal one"). The only question becomes keeping the kids out (rare but possible) and what to have for a raffle prize.
Well, for the year, I'm going to be gathering what I need to set up and get the room organized. And, of course, decide upon a theme...

*I wish to God I was joking...

4 comments:

Andy said...

Heh, I'd enjoy the Barfly suite.

A couple of AWAs ago, they had an invite-only fancy dress dance... was a lot of fun to take a break from the zany con atmosphere, put on a nice suit, and kibitz for a couple hours. Wouldn't have enjoyed it normally, I think, but the contrast between "it's nuts out there" and "we're having a nice, arguably sophisticated time in here" was enjoyable.

zakueins said...

It's trending that way. My only issue for the Anime suite would be getting enough cute cosplayers for it. Dilemma!

Andy said...

I still remember my first "too young for you!" cosplayer moment. Was at A-Kon, saw a very, very nicely done Miyuki from YUA from behind, enjoyed the view for a few moments. Then she turned around... ack, not 18 yet. Ah well, what can you do?

Frankly, after going to cons for years, nowadays their biggest use is as a social forum. I don't generally want (or need) to see anything they're showing, I can finish in the dealer's room in an hour, and the panels are a lot less fun when half the people there are your co-workers, lemme tell yez. But the opportunities to get together with friends from out of town...

zakueins said...

For me, it's the dealer's room, panels, and going to the parties. And, that's why I can't go to anime cons anymore...the cosplayers are getting way too young to be wearing things that are that low-cut...