Dave II (Chair), Tim (treasurer), Kai, Peter (Librarian), Ed, Dan (Publicity), Alex(Picocon Sofa), Ed II, Larissa, Owain, Robin, Becca, Drama John, Ben!, Ian, Rebecca, Smithers (Editor).
Apologies: Alan (secretary)
“Well that went rather well”.
Thanks to Alex for being sofa this year.
More thank you's:
Jon, our Beanbag, for clinching important internal arrangements.
To Tim, because he is a fine steward of sweet, sweet cash.
To Becca and Peter for obtaining the computers for the LAN, an expenditure of considerable effort and time.
To Ian, Owain and Baz for running the LAN on the day, and to everyone who donated machines for this purpose.
To Daniel, for excellent publicity work.
To Smithers, for superb artwork, a great Picocon Wyrmtongue and sorting out the T-shirts.
To Ben, for auctioneering at a record-breaking open-air DoDM.
To Alban, for obtaining the dewar and liquid nitrogen, so that those offended by the items on offer could receive . . . cold comfort.
To everyone who lost their fiscal sanity at the aforementioned DoDM.
To Dave Clements for compering the Turkey Readings and Silly Games. (I couldn't make it along to these, but I gather they were a success. I have heard terrified mutterings about Black Mayonnaise and gigglings about the fact that hitting Peter counts as a noisemaker . . .)
To everyone who took part in Turkey Readings and the Silly Games.
To Ed (Adventure! Ed or the Hairless Bastard to some), for championing our noble institution in the fish duel that didn't happen, and trouting . . . sorry, I mean trouncing his opponent 6-1.
To Cristina, for undergoing re-entry from Space Holland to attend Picocon and being generally useful.
To LOTS OF PEOPLE for manning the front desk, doing Huxley Door duty, helping clear up, lifting various Stuff (and some Things), propping up the bar (*cough*Kai, Owain, Kath*cough*), watching me host a panel discussion under the influence of three pints, and otherwise holding Picocon together!
To everyone who made significant contributions that I nevertheless forgot to mention: may you never take your revenge!
Went well, especially:
Good guests of honour
Silly games (thanks to Dave Clements for organising and Peter for being mocked)
DoDM, made a record breaking amount, thanks to Ben for being auctioneer
Turkey read. Black Mayonaise. Want to do one next year, although want to give Steve more time to prepare first.
Motion passed to do a turkey read next year.
What didn't go so well:
Organisation: next year's sofa not to have finals in January.
Ran out of everything on the front desk. Next year just print obscene amounts, and recycle what isn't needed.
Only had 2
book sellers, no games people, last year was much better for
Fantasy Centre didn't do too well – possibly because of talks being in Clore
Dave-wouldn't have fitted all the people in the Clore though.
Porcupine really looking forward to coming again.
Didn't sell many t-shirts
Dave II for doing the rotas/generally helping organise stuff
Becca & Peter for collecting the LAN
Ian&Owain for making the LAN work.
For next year
Print more stuff
3 people on the front desk in the first few hours
-had the problem of needing 8 people (over the day) on Huxley door.
Put t-shirts on display at the start with a sign saying they will be on sale from time T. If in Huxley again have t-shirts on sale there maybe.
Remember to do the food run for the front desk ect.
Have a person on 'reserve' ready to cover if someone misses their turn on the front desk.
10m of ribbon wasn't enough
Made lots of money, even though travel for authors ect. was more expensive, still made over £100 more than last year.
Around 180 people attended
Breakdown of Budget enclosed.
£100 of change should have been enough, but Tim's law of change acted, extra £40 was found during the day. £100 should be enough next year, this year was very popular.
Union screwed up paying in money (Shock!!!).
Dave II&Alex did a lot of legwork in London fandom, going to BSFA meetings ect.
Also well publicised in internet fandom, LJ communities ect.
Dave Clements knows about these.
Ben: “It was awesome”
We really need the PA in DB's for the quiz
Stealing Felix's cart to move the vendors stuff across Beit=best plan
We raised over £450 for RAG and it was the best day
Charity(last year was NLB):
-Book Aid (7 votes)
-National Library for the Blind (2 votes)
Passed – money to go to book aid.
Tim: James Millen says that most SCC clubs fail at spending their budgets. We're much better :).
Dave: We will receive Queen Mary SF society's collection on Monday lunchtime
Tim: Will clarify the legality of dropping the membership fee
If allowed, all in favour, Passed.
Peter: People standing for next year's committee:
Chair of Vice
Adventure Ed (Who is a mad fool)
Adventure Ed: Want to start talking to authors
Dave: Final invite for anniversary,
Need to email Peter Schreiber to get swipecard access for non-physists
Invite Fantasy Centre
Becca to make provisional bookings.
Send Tim transport cost estimate
“Everything was fine, nothing was ruined.”