August 28, 2004
Guest Author Leslie Turek
Hi, this is Leslie Turek, one of the guest authors of Live From Noreascon Four. I am a long-time fan, with lots of experience in running conventions, having been the chair of Noreascon Two in 1980. I got sucked back into N4 to run the First Night Event, which has been a lot of fun so far, even if sometimes it feels like herding cats. (I hope you'll all come on Thursday night and have a great time!)
The great advantage in running the Thursday night event is that by Friday morning my work will be over, so I'll have a chance to enjoy the convention, and, hopefully, have some time to contribute to this weblog.
Aren't you also boss of the N4 blogs? Seems like you've been keeping busy this whole time...
Posted by: Chaz Boston Baden | August 31, 2004 01:38 AM
Yeah, that's me. The blog stuff was my personal crusade and wasn't a lot of work until the last few weeks, when I've been asked to be sure to take pictures and report on all the work sessions. The First Night job started back in March, when the previous holder of the position, John Pomeranz, had to drop out due to pressures of work. And that was pretty intense, actually, for a few months, since we were running up against a lot of deadlines for Progress Report writeups and the like, and at the time I didn't have a clue what would be happening at First Night. But it gradually came together, and aside from answering what seems like hundreds of email messages from various potential participants every day, it wasn't too bad. But the last few weeks, I've cut back on my real work hours and have thrown myself into general N4 work, because it's been fifteen years since we had a Worldcon in Boston and I want to do my best to make it a good one.
Posted by: Leslie Turek | August 31, 2004 09:13 AM