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  1. Rhonda, I think that's an excellent idea. The poll could be worded to say something like "due to the current economy, we've decided to schedule our next convention in 2010." And then give them choices for what time period in 2010 they'd like to see the 2010 convention -- Summer of 2010 or Fall of 2010. And maybe throw in some choices for location, not a specific city, but perhaps a region, like US East Coast, US Midwest, US West Coast, US South Coast, eastern Canada, etc.

  2. No, Rhonda, you weren't imagining that. I remember that being discussed also. Because of the timing of the 2008 Con, we discussed we'd need to wait until 2010 for the next con so people would have enough time to save their dollars.

    I would likely not be able to attend a con this year if one were held, the economy being the way it is. At this point, even TIFF is looking highly unlikely.

    I also like the idea of a virtual con for TIFF. Something like an expanded version of the KC would be nice. Or perhaps, if the chat room were working, it could be opened during TIFF.

  3. I think many, if not most, of us have the same google alert set up, and saw the rumor, and decided it didn't merit mention. It's similar to other tripe far-fetched rumors that circulated months ago about Orlando starring in a film with a Bollywood actress. Highly unlikely that it's a credible rumor, so we'll close this for now. If it is ever confirmed, we can re-open. :)

    ETA: Sean Connery's publicist has reportedly confirmed that he has never heard of this film.

  4. It looks great. Well done, everyone who's been working so hard on this.

    Judi, we know it's only a matter of time before someone will ask "how do I donate if I don't have a paypal account/credit card/etc?" . I assume we're accepting money orders and checks, like we do on everything else? If so, you may want to add language at the bottom like "if you'd like to donate by check or money order, please e-mail rebecca@ka-bloom.org for instructions", or something similar.

    And when I do receive checks, do you want me to paypal the funds to the usual paypal account, or have you set up a separate paypal account for Kabwata donations?

  5. Good question, Gillian. I thought the original "It's in Boston" Con announcement was in the public area, not the members only area, but I may be wrong. Maybe Jan or Judi would establish a new sub-forum under yada yada yada? I'm sure they'll sort it out in short order.

  6. Geri left a VM for me about this last evening, but I was working late, and had left my cell phone at home so didn't get the message anyway. So, I'm late to the party also. But that won't stop me from getting my Ska-weeee on! :cheer2: And very cool that he's encouraging people to vote in the upcoming US presidential elections. The decision that's about to be made next month will affect the globe.

  7. Julia, I just wanted to add my thanks for the lovely gifts. I knew you were up to something sneaky when you were asking us our favorite colors and symbols, but I had no idea the result would be something as beautiful as my yellow peace sign pendant!

  8. Glad to be of help. Hugs all round. And now I'm headed for bed, as I have to get up early to go to the metro station for my ride to the airport.

    Everything's packed. Have the umbrella and fling panties packed for you, Geri. Have the KOH Soundtrack CD for you, Jan.

    I'll call poor Karen in the morning and give her my cell number. That reminds me, we had talked about getting her a thank-you gift, perhaps we can decide on something tomorrow afternoon?

    Safe travels to everyone flying tomorrow.

  9. I've packed the DVD from Sebastian's Anarctic book so that can be played during the icebreaker or whenever during "Making the World Better" night.

    And this is the list of "separated halves" for the icebreaker. Each half will be on its own little strip of paper that will be folded and placed in a bag and everyone will pull out one strip and when they've all been handed out, people can start searching for their other half.

    1. UNI and CEF

    2. GLOBAL and GREEN

    3. GLOBAL and COOL

    4. BATTER and SEA

    5. LILLI and CLAIRE FOUNDATION

    6. CHILDREN and IN NEED

    7. WORLD and WILDLIFE FOUNDATION

    8. LIVING BEYOND and BREAST CANCER

    9. FOOD BANK FOR and NEW YORK CITY

    10. THE LUNCH BOX FUND OF and SOUTH AFRICA

    11. CAN and TEEN

    12. CAUSE FOR and GRANADA RELIEF FUND

    13. NATIONAL and HEMOPHILIA FOUNDATION

    14. NATIONAL CENTER FOR and MISSING & EXPLOITED CHILDREN

    15. MISSISSIPPI ANIMAL and RESCUE LEAGUE

    16. CELEBRITY and HANDPRINTS

  10. You won't be disappointing anyone, Jan, as it's not your fault. :hug:

    It's just different times, I guess. Priorities and people, heck, everything and everyone changes over time. And we're still going to have a splendidly good time, message or no! He's been very gracious and generous to ka-Bloom over the years, and we'll always have wonderful memories of that.

  11. Glad you made it safely, Jan, and hope your footsies feel better by morning. Maybe soak in a nice hot bath tonight?

    None of you early arrivals have mentioned anything about the suites, other than Jak's soaked carpet. Are the suites nice? Just average? Disappointingingly small?

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