Parties - Round Two
Warnings Notices of parties and events came from the wonderful party map (designed by 'the other Eric'), from notices taped up to non-moving objects or were slid under the Newsletter office door at odd hours of the night.
Rooms numbered over 40 are in the "ten story tower" (where the main elevators are). Rooms numbered under 40 are in the "eight story tower" (the other one).
203-205 The Internet Cafe (Better Late Than Never), 9 pm - featuring Ctein's 1st anniversary Online Gallery party! Food! Drinks! Computers!
209 Contact party, 7 pm - featuring anthropologist Jim Funaro, beer, wine and snacks.
220 Genetic Accident party. See what you get when you book a room on the party floor?
245 Golden Gate Gaylactic party, 9 pm.
249 Yarf! party, for Furries and their friends. The Fur Dance will be at 7 pm on the patio behind room 249.
256 San Francisco in 2002 Worldcon bid party.
257 Mara's bar: book-signing and Klingon lingerie party.
258-260 The Nexxus/Con suite.
273 Ladyhawke party.
316 Mythopoetic party.
317 Redubbed Anime Video party, 10 pm.
341-343 Starcraft and Justice League party.
347 USS Northern Lights - annual refit party.
354 Westercon 50 & Seattle in 2002 Worldcon bid parties.
362 X-Files party.
367 Philadelphia in 2001 Worldcon bid party (there WILL be cheesecakes!)
Friday Hall Costume Awards Announced
BayCon is pleased to announce the following hall costume awards from Friday. The Hall Costume Judges are out there today as well, and we'll have more awards in a future issue. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who dresses up in hall costumes. You help to dress BayCon up and add to the visual pleasure that we all enjoy, making our convention experience a richer one.
Patricia Parsons as Basket, the Egyptian Cat goddess.
Jillian Sutter as Death.
Kaylei Gonzales* and Kiera Gonzales* as Artemis and Xena.
Lisa Hayes as Sailor Jupiter. (Lisa is also on the Newsletter staff, and we here at Makin' BayCon would like to thank our Editorial Courtesan for keeping our spirits up.)
Mary Cordero as an elf.
But Would You Let Your Sister Date Riker?
The Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5 - Comparison of Command Styles panel was very well attended in the Fir/Oak ballroom today. The following are all observations made during a wide-ranging discussion that mentioned everything in the "Star Trek" universe, briefly mentioned "Babylon 5", and never talked about "Star Wars" at all, as the flaws and merits of various commanders was debated.
A popular point that was made was that all ST captains have such individual leadership styles that when they go off ship and have temporary replacements, everything goes to hell. In B5 though, they do follow the military adage that any command staff can be replaced and their reactions are more realistic.
Of course, this can be traced to the ST move away from the '60s authoritative view of command to more touchy-feely people skills. A complaint was voiced that all of the ST captains, except for Kirk, are being played as bureaucrats and "who wants to watch stories about bureaucrats?" Since it is the lot of ST captains to have incredibly mutinous crews that they treat with extreme leniency, is that any wonder?
Really good lines: "Kirk's idea of diplomacy was a fully charged phaser banks and a smile;" "Even Janeway can inspire loyalty in her crew. Sisko wouldn't inspire me to cross the room;" "Kirk went on away missions because that's where all the women were!"
The following films and shorts will be shown in no particular order both Saturday and Sunday nights out by the pool in this year's "Dive-In Movie" celebration: Why Man Creates (a creative classic!); Disney Parade #2; Milestones in Animations; Fat Tuesday; PP #607; Disney Parade #3; WB #29; WB #76 and Disney Cartoon Adventure "E." The movies start at dusk.
Caution. Days on the calendar are closer than they appear!
Gaming Demos Sunday
The "Magic the Gathering" tournament will be held in the San Simeon-San Martin rooms, Sunday at 10 am. Entry costs $5.00. Sign up now! Don't miss out!
Chaosium will be demoing their "Mythos" game Sunday at 3 pm in the San Simeon-San Martin rooms.
Hubris Games will be demoing their "Maelstrom" game on Sunday at 7 pm in the San Simeon-San Martin rooms.
Wizards of the Coast is demoing their "Battletech Card Game" in the Dealer's Room. Drop in and check them out.
1st dealer: "What time is it?" 2nd dealer: "Quarter til." 1st dealer: "Quarter til what?" 2nd dealer: "I don't know. I lost the other hand."
New Panel: Sunday, 12:30 PM, San Carlos Room: Cults. Panelists are Allison Hershey, ElizaBeth Gilligan, Timothy Campbell.
The Procrastinators' Anonymous BoF has been postponed to Saturday evening at 10:00 am in the in the San Juan Room. The participants promise to have their act together realsoonnow.
Vampires at BayCon
This Saturday night if you think you see vampires or other creatures of the night wandering through the mist-shrouded hotel halls of the Red Lion, it's not your imagination. It's players of the L.A.R.P. (Live Action Role Playing) game "Vampire the Masquerade" engaged in a game that is part Gothic thriller and part theatre. If you are interested in finding out more - or just talking - just come by the "Siempre Viva" fan-table and Sylvan or Liz Cantrell will be glad to talk to you.
"When the elevator doors opened, we heard, 'Well, no hands fell out, so I guess we're okay.'"
BayCon T-Shirts Available
Come and get your convention T-shirts from the Art Show. We've got both staff T-shirts (at $6.00+tax) and standard BayCon t-shirts (at $12.00+tax).
Say it IS So, Joe
Hot news from our agent in Australia, Cheryl Morgan. A reader wrote to the Herald Sun newspaper in Melbourne bemoaning the end of the current B5 season and asking whether the show would be returning. The newspaper confidently replied that the sixth season of B5 would be starting in July. Could someone please tell Joe?
(For a free copy of Emerald City, Cheryl Morgan's Ditmar Award-nominated fanzine about fandom Down Under and SF writing everywhere, with a focus on Melbourne, Australia, stop by the Newsletter Office or the San Francisco in 2002 Bid Table.)
Makin' BayCon is the newsletter of BayCon '97. Number 4, Saturday Evening, May 24, 1997. ©1997 by Artistic Solutions, Inc. on behalf of the contributors, with all rights reverting upon publication. Editor: Kevin Standlee. Editor's Bit o' Tail: Lisa Hayes. Webmeister/Picmeister: Rick Hallock. Ace Field Reporter: Barbara Johnson-Haddad. Artist In Residence: Erlinda Hallock. Ad Hoc Errands: Raven O'Neill. Special technical advice provided by: Commissioner Weston. Uncredited articles probably were written by the Editor or staff, or on the back of the neck of a dead bishop on the landing. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the BayCon '97 Committee, Artistic Solutions, Inc., or anybody but the person who expressed them. Submission Drop Boxes are located at the Info Desk (Main Lobby) and in the Con Ops Office (Second Floor). The Newsletter Office is in room 441.
Deadline for Morning Edition: 11 PM Saturday.
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