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FruCon 01/08 Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Angie Armstrong, Marie-Claude Danis, Katherine Maheux, Michelle Wallis, Heather Rolf, Fiona Gardiner, Jian Ghomeshi

Questions for Jian

Raffle Items
We needed an idea of what items would be provided from the band for our raffle. It was agreed that we should keep the number of items small, but make them "bigger" in value

Fruvous Merch Table
Jian informed us that Fruvous, Inc. is planning on setting up a merchandise table to sell Fruvous Rarities and things from the Fruvous Archives. More details to follow

Band Participation
Jian stated that FRUVOUS WILL BE PERFORMING 3 OR 4 ACOUSTIC SONGS AT THE CONVENTION!!!! More info to follow

Approvals

Q&A
Jian was extremely excited about another Q&A and had suggestions for people we might try to invite. We have tentatively made room for it in the preliminary schedule (coming up). Suggestions:

Publicity
Jian was asked how much media hype would be favorable surrounding the con this year. His suggestion:

Business Advertising

Task List

Updated Task List

Laminates - Maureen
Signs - Maureen
Convention emcee - Angie (with announcements and such by whomever would like to help... ie welcoming comments from Zard??)
Registration - Angie, Michelle
Videos - AJ (with help from Chrissy)
Stage Manager - MC
Special Merchandise - Zard
Program - Fiona, Maureen
Q&A - Mary, Michelle
Open Mic - MC, Kath
Crossword - Kath, Fiona
Hotels - Michelle, Doug, Zard
Brunch - Doug, Gordon
Satellite Events - Gordon, Heather
Raffle - MC, Zard
Treasure Hunt - Michelle, Kath, Fiona, Heather
Volunteer Coordinator - BLANK!!!!!!!
Puzzles - Michelle

An announcement re brunch will be added to the registration form
A list of activities for underage attendees will be provided, but nothing officially organized by convention planners (liability issues)

Suggested Events Schedule

Main Room
8:00 - 11:00 setup (volunteers will be asked to arrive at 10:00am)
11:00 am FruCon3 Begins
12:00n - 1:30pm Q&A
1:45 - 3:00pm Open Mic
3:00 - 3:30pm Raffle
3:30 - 4:45pm Fruvous

Aux Room
Suggested running videos in shifts, and between shifts having sing-alongs. The aux room is across the lobby from the main room and won't interfere with activities (noise concerns, traffic).