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Aug. 12th, 2008


Announcing after_terminus!

A few people asked if [info]twilightsorcery and I were planning to start up a comm (as we did after Sectus) to help people connect with fellow Terminus attendees -- you know, the people whose faces you can remember but whose LJ names are a complete mystery.

Check out </a></b></a>[info]after_terminus! Post pictures (under a flock for privacy, please), drabbles and drawbles, searches for people you met, or anything else about your time at Terminus.

Aug. 11th, 2008


Terminus photos on Flickr

I have a wee group of pics up on Flickr, and I know that Portus made a nice big group set of photos that is so fun to browse. I'm new to Flickr and not quite sure how to get it set up. But feel free to add or link or whatever is needed -- I was too busy to take very many pics, and I had a fabulous time meeting so many amazing Fen.


Aug. 8th, 2008


After Tonight's Meetup...(10 pm)

For those who can't make it to the dinner tonight or who want to continue the fun, we'll be hanging out across the street from the Hilton Chicago at about 10 pm tonight. There is a courtyard and a fountain almost directly across the main entrance of the hotel (across the street) on Michigan Ave. Hope to see you there!

Aug. 7th, 2008


Swag/Doorprize drop off

Hi! To drop off your contributions, you can call me at room 2528 (dacro is my roomie, along with mr dacro and mr dracofiend) and stop by if someone is in, or you can also get in touch with aliciamasters or djin7 if you have their contact info.

We're putting the goodie bags together tomorrow, Thurs, from 4-6 pm in room 2528 (my room) so feel free to get in touch before then if you're around!
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Jul. 31st, 2008


FYI, Snaco meetup is a go

It's official, the Snaco meetup will be during the lunch break on Saturday, 12 noon, at Kitty O'Shea's (the irish pub in the hotel).

RSVPs go here:

I'll probably see most of you at the Snarry meetup the night before, though!

Jul. 29th, 2008



Here are directions from hotel to the CAF dock, via public transit. You can take the #6 Jackson Park Express bus from the Michigan/Balboa station, which you can see from the map is quite close to the hotel, to the CAF dock (last stop). Here is the #6 bus schedule. You can also walk there in about 25 mins (according to googlemaps).

For those of us going on the Saturday 5:30 pm CAF cruise, unless there are any objections, let's plan to meet at 4:45 at the clock near the main entrance off Michigan Avenue of the hotel, to catch the 4:50 bus. I assume the buses run on time; the bus ride is about 10 mins; that way we'll be able to get to the dock 15 mins beforehand even if we miss a bus or end up walking.




If you'd like to be added to the sign-up list, please comment here (or on the sign-up list post) by this Thursday, July 31, so that I can provide Edwardo's with the final headcount. We are on a pre-set meal plan (food selections have already been made, with some folks' special dietary needs accounted for--please comment if you haven't done so previously) and the cost will be $20 per person, with payment to be made at the door. We'll be at the Edwardo's that's within (reasonable) walking distance:

Chicago - Printer's Row
521 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-3366
We are booked as the Terminus group.

Directions from the hotel.

Please remember the dinner starts promptly on Friday at 7:30 pm; we only have the restaurant for 2 hours so please make every effort to be right on time! I understand some folks may be coming from the general slash meetup (at 5:30 on Friday). For those who'd like to leave as a group from the hotel, please meet by the clock near the main entrance off Michigan Avenue of Hilton Chicago Hotel at 7 pm; we will leave at around 7:10 pm.


If you have any contributions to either the goodie bags or the free raffle for door prizes that you haven't mentioned on this comm or to me ([info]dracofiend), [info]aliciamasters or [info]djin7 yet, please comment! We are putting the goodie bags together on Thursday from 4-6 pm in my hotel room; I'll be getting in Wednesday around 4ish and Alicia will be getting late on Wed night. I'll be posting the room location on Wednesday after I check in; if you could track us down before or during 4-6 on Thursday to provide us with your contribution(s), we'll be able to put them into the bags! We can also add items later on Thurs or Fri during the day, but we'd like to have the bags complete as possible by 6 pm Thurs. For door prizes, feel free to give them to us beforehand or bring them to the restaurant on Friday.

Jul. 27th, 2008


FYI: Snaco @ Terminus?

I'm contemplating getting some of the Snaco shippers together during Terminus, too.

Two main suggestions for when have emerged:
- breaking off after the Snarry gathering and heading to the hotel bar
- Saturday 12 noon for lunch (place TBD but not far since there are 2pm panels to get to)

I'm attempting to collate consensus over at my LJ:

Jul. 19th, 2008


Boat Tour Plans!

It seems that the Architectural River Cruise put on by the Chicago Architectural Foundation is the most highly recommended boat tour (according to yelp and similar sources!). The tours are 90 minutes and cost $30 (plus a $5.75 "convenience" charge if purchased from Ticketmaster). Take a look here for more info on the tours (including where they meet), and here to buy tickets online.

I think it'd be easiest for everyone to buy their own tickets (you can buy them on-site on the day of the tour, but they might be sold out) and for us to try to agree on a time so we can go together. :) From the previous poll, it looks like Saturday or Sunday at 5:30 would be the best two options (the last tour leaves at 5:30 and they ask you to arrive about 20 mins beforehand). So, a poll:

Poll #2062 River Cruise - Sat or Sun?
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

I'm going to the CAF River Cruise leaving on:

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Saturday at 5:30 pm
6 (75.0%)

Sunday at 5:30 pm
1 (12.5%)

A CAF River Cruise at a different time indicated in comments
1 (12.5%)

A different boat tour at a time indicated in comments
0 (0.0%)

If a group of us ends up picking one particular time, we can meet at the hotel and head over together, and maybe after the tour we can go to dinner! :D We can think about whether reservations will be needed, depending on the group size.

Jul. 14th, 2008


My handy-dandy fandomly event calendar for terminus!

My handy-dandy fandomy event calendar for terminus! Let me show you it.

I maded it and it is pretty. Let me know if I've missed anything, or there's anything you want added - or if you think I suck at schedule-making, let me know how to make it better! =)

Oh, and PIMP IT! So lotsa peoples can see it! ♥

Jul. 13th, 2008


Official Sign Up List - Snarry Meetup

Wow you guys, Terminus is almost here! Thanks to everyone who’s been helping to get treats ready for us! For our meetup, below is our official sign-up list (compiled from the previous poll)—if you’re planning on being there, please make sure you (and any guests you signed up for) are on it! If you’d like to be added to the list, please comment. And let your Snarry friends going to Terminus know to sign up too, if they haven’t, so that we can make sure to accommodate everyone who wants to go (and maybe adjust the cost per person downward too!).

At Edwardo's, we'll be on a meal package that includes soft drinks, breadsticks, salad, a variety of stuffed pizzas and cookies. There will also be a cash bar. Currently, the estimated cost per person is around $20 (tax and tip included). Please note the address and phone number of the Edwardo's is:
Chicago - Printer's Row
521 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-3366
Fax: (312) 939-3913

The Snarry Meetup Sign Up List )

Jul. 4th, 2008


EROTIC HARRY POTTER NIGHT (Chicago, Aug. 6, 7pm)

Okay! RSVPs are being accepted for a pre-Terminus slash reading night at Quimby's bookstore in Chicago:


RSVPing enters you into a drawing for a special prize at the event. You can also reserve a copy of the commemorative zine, which will be produced in very limited quantities.

Our lineup of readers includes
-The author of Blood Magic, Gateway Girl!
-Chicago-based authors of the Bittersweet Potions Series, Alchemia Dent and Bugland!
-All the way from Copenhagen, Kabal!
-The author of Eclipse, Mijan!
-Whomping-Willow-shipper Mechaieh, aka Bronze Ribbons!
and more!

Can't wait to meet you all!

Jun. 17th, 2008


Take a dive - ETA: it's a BEACH party!

at a slashy splashy POOL PARTY! If you're interested, please head over to [info]lily_firebolt's poll on LJ to help pick a time!

ETA: Because the hotel pool will be closed during the con (boo) the party will be a super BEACH PARTY and you can take the new poll on it here.
ETA II: The pool will actually be open during the con! (or so we've heard!)

Jun. 8th, 2008



Is anyone here driving in from Bloomington?

I need to go there after Terminus i.e. Monday and since I have already flown in from EU I'd rather drive.
I am willing to pay gas and drive my share, if wanted.
I also promise not to sing along to the radio ;-P


May. 25th, 2008


Roll Call!

Thanks for all your helpful comments so far regarding our fabulous Snarry meetup! We'd like to have the meetup on Friday, August 8, at 7:30 pm, at Edwardo's, a terrific pizza place that offers thin-crust and stuffed varieties. In order to determine how much space we should request in advance, and which group package we should sign up for, we'd be grateful if you could fill out the below poll.

Poll #1795 Meetup Attendance
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

I will be attending the meetup

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33 (71.7%)

Yes, and I will be bringing friends (please indicate expected guests, including yourself, in comments)
8 (17.4%)

1 (2.2%)

4 (8.7%)

For dinner at the meetup, I would be willing to pay

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Up to $15, without alcohol, tax and tip included
5 (11.1%)

Up to $25, without alcohol, tax and tip included
27 (60.0%)

Up to $40, with alcohol, tax and tip included
12 (26.7%)

A different amount I have indicated in the comments
1 (2.2%)

I predict attendance at the Terminus Snarry meetup, as compared to attendance at the Prophecy Snarry meetup (about 70 people), will be

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17 (44.7%)

0 (0.0%)

About the same
21 (55.3%)

Also, if you'd like to contribute prizes for our meetup raffle, please leave a comment on this post (comments are set to be screened), and let us know if there's a particular item you plan to contribute.

Lastly, would you be interested in taking a boat tour (such as those offered by Wendella Boats or by Chicago Architecture Foundation or by Shoreline, for example)? Depending on interest, we may be organizing a slash group outing with H/D and other slashers.

Poll #1796 Chicago Boat Tour
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

I'm interested in attending a boat tour with other slashers

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9 (30.0%)

Yes, and I will be bringing friends (please indicate expected guests, including yourself, in comments)
2 (6.7%)

8 (26.7%)

11 (36.7%)

For the boat tour, I'd be willing to pay (including tax)

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Up to $15
6 (27.3%)

Up to $25
8 (36.4%)

Up to $35
7 (31.8%)

A different amount I've indicated in the comments
1 (4.5%)

Ideally, I'd like the slash group boat tour to take place on (if checking more than one box, please indicate priority of preferences in comments)

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Thursday, August 7, AM
0 (0.0%)

Thursday, August 7, PM
6 (37.5%)

Friday, August 8, AM
0 (0.0%)

Saturday, August 9, AM
2 (12.5%)

Saturday, August 9, PM
5 (31.2%)

Sunday, August 10, AM
3 (18.8%)

Sunday, August 10, PM
4 (25.0%)

A different time I've indicated in the comments
1 (6.2%)

May. 24th, 2008


Goodie bag contributions

I really need to buckle down, and start planning these. What I'd love to do is plan a little more so I don't completely freak out think we have too little this year.

Last year was an embarrassment of riches, and I'm hoping we can show those other slashers how Snarry fen do things!!!

I'm going to screen comments, so that the goodies will be a surprise to all but those planning the event. If there are two contributions that are the same, I'll email you directly. I will not do that if there's no issue; ie, two buttons.

Please let us know a description of what you'd like to contribute, how many you'll be bringing, and your email. We had 70 at Prophecy, so I'm guessing we will need 100 items, but if you are bringing fewer, we will alternate with an equivalent gift. No worries!

Thanks to all who contribute! I must say that [info]accioslash was MVP last year, so I hope we have some crafty folks!

May. 20th, 2008


Snarry fans, come on down - ETA, general slash meetup scheduled for FRI 5:15 pm at Grant Park

Poll #1741 Snarry Meetup: Times Dates Locations! Or, the Devil's in the Details
Open to: All, results viewable to: All


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Thursday, August 7, ~4 pm (following the H/D and general slash meetups)
9 (42.9%)

Friday, August 8, ~5 pm
8 (38.1%)

Saturday, August 9, ~7 pm
1 (4.8%)

Sunday, August 10, late night (~12 am)
0 (0.0%)

Another time proposed in comments
3 (14.3%)


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Outside (please note H/D and general slash meetups are scheduled to be held at Millennium Park on Thursday starting at ~1 pm)
9 (42.9%)

Navy Pier (please note this may be busier on weekends)
0 (0.0%)

Hotel bar/restaurant
8 (38.1%)

Off-site bar/restaurant
4 (19.0%)

Another location proposed in comments
0 (0.0%)


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I'd love to help arrange the meetup venue (if necessary)
2 (13.3%)

I'd love to help arrange meetup activities (poll forthcoming)
3 (20.0%)

I'd love to help arrange meetup goodie bags (poll forthcoming)
10 (66.7%)

I have a stunningly genius idea not mentioned above that I've described in the comments
0 (0.0%)

May. 19th, 2008



Is anyone else dressing up? I've got three planned so far - Gilderoy, Tonks, and Rita.

Does anyone know of any guys who are going that I could dress up as Lupin? I have most of a Lupin costume ready, but sadly nobody to wear it.

May. 13th, 2008


Pre-Terminus Event

So, I'm hosting a pre-terminus Fanfic and Slash event at Quimby's Queer Store, the alternative and counterculture book and zine store in Chicago, on the Wednesday night, August 6th, before Terminus.

I need people who want to get up and read short, hot excerpts of their fic, artists who want to sell their comix, etc... etc...

All the details on how to sign up are here:

Thanks! See you all at the convention!

Apr. 13th, 2008


Who's Going to Terminus?

I created this community to find out:

Poll #1399 Snarry Meet-up!
Open to: All, results viewable to: All

Are you going to Terminus?

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41 (93.2%)

1 (2.3%)

I can't decide; woo me with your Snarry goodness!
0 (0.0%)

It all depends on whether or not the money gods deliver.
2 (4.5%)

Will there be chocolate?
0 (0.0%)

Do you need a roommate?

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Yes, please include a post where we can sign up.
4 (10.3%)

Please post a forum where we can meet on Walking the Plank.
2 (5.1%)

I'm all set; I've been planning this for months!
30 (76.9%)

I'll have my own room, and will host the prOn party!
3 (7.7%)

Would you attend a Snarry meetup?

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It will be my top priority!
40 (93.0%)

I have a lot going on, but maybe...
2 (4.7%)

It will have to fit in to the programming and my busy social calendar.
1 (2.3%)

Do you have good swag, like at Prophecy?
0 (0.0%)

I'm looking forward to a great time this year!

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