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Sep. 27th, 2011

C9

the_axel

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The people have spoken. 78% wanted to party in Buffalo. 22% favoured
getting down in Boo's Pants.

For those of you that voted for Boo's Pants, convince him to come and
your wish can come true. Last I heard he's living in Pittsburgh which
is only 3.5 hours away.

More details can be found in a bunch of places.
Here's a few:

news:alt.gothic
Alt.gothic website
Alt.gothic wiki article
Convergence Facebook page

And if you want Convergence to happen next year - it's time to get
your Bid Proposing Hat on. C19 bids should be in by the end of
February 2012 for the next time we play this game.
--
Axel... ...for The C*B*L
C9

the_axel

Convergence 18 Vote Results

The people have spoken. 78% wanted to party in Buffalo. 22% favoured
getting down in Boo's Pants.

For those of you that voted for Boo's Pants, convince him to come and
your wish can come true. Last I heard he's living in Pittsburgh which
is only 3.5 hours away.

More details can be found in a bunch of places.
Here's a few:

news:alt.gothic
Alt.gothic website
Alt.gothic wiki article
Convergence Facebook page

And if you want Convergence to happen next year - it's time to get
your Bid Proposing Hat on. C19 bids should be in by the end of
February 2012 for the next time we play this game.
--
Axel... ...for The C*B*L

Sep. 5th, 2011

Evil Dead

the_axel

Convergence 18 Voting

Convergence 18 voting will run from Sept 14 - 21.
Options are:
1) Buffalo http://www.altgothic.com/c18buf
2) Boo's Pants.

Peter H. Coffin is e-mailing everyone who is in the voter database that has expressed a desire to participate, so if you don't get a ping, let us know so we can sort that out.

Jun. 16th, 2011

C9

the_axel

Convergence 18 Bidding &c.

After this years vote cycle flew past without a single bid, I managed to convince a few people with more enthusiasm than sense to put in a bid.

At some point Peter will get the vote engine running to allow y'all to choose between this and Boo's Pants (which would likely end up being in Buffalo in the middle of June...)


Anyhow - the choice for Convergence 18:

Buffalo?!?  Seriously?!?
Convergence 18 Buffalo NY Bid
A local alternative night promoter and a local crazy dj team up.  Hilarity ensues.
Convergence 18: Buffalo, coming to a Buffalo that may not be near you summer 2011
Your Mad Man

C18 Committed/Committee

razorjak If you don't know who he is stop living under a rock.

Digital Enigma (ladycelest) is a dj who wears her crazy on her sleeve.  She's attended/dj'ed Gothcruise 6 and 7, and lived with RazorJAK long enough to hear some stories.

DJ Storm has attended many a Convergence and Gothcruise.

Darkpartys has been promoting nights in Buffalo for the alternative scene, some are just dance nights and some are themed nights.


Theme
The theme is... Buffalo?!?  Seriously?!?  This will be a time for people to take things not so serious(Unless you're on the committee, cause THIS SHIT IS FOR REALZ YO).  We're known for drinking and food in this town.

Location
Buffalo NY has a lot to offer for those who know where to look, including cheap drinks, bartenders who remember when people tip, bars that close at 4 am, an art gallery that houses some seriously famous works of art and happens to be across the street from...an art gallery, botanical gardens, parks in the city limits designed by Frank Olmstead, nifty non-chain shops with Buffalo feel, a wide range of ethnic food, wonderful architecture, and RazorJAK.

Cost
We're looking at $40-$50.  Since public transport shuts down before the bars close at 4 am, we're looking into setting up a private shuttle bus to get people to and from the bar and hotel in between the time the public transport shuts down and the bars close.

Hotel
TBD

Tentative Dates:

June 16-18 or 1-3, depending on hotel availibility.
Events

Friday-Standard meet&greet, maybe organizing for dinner.
Then GET YOUR BOOZE ON come as you are style, with a possible burlesque act.

Saturday-We're looking to get a vendor room in the hotel for shop and drop-off convenience, and looking at vendor room hours of 12-7 so we can get people in who might they Convergence is wierd or that they are too good for Convergence.
Looking to book a picnic/walking tour of Forest Lawn Cemetery between 4 and 6 pm
Then, at the bar HOLY CRAP PIRATES because everyone loves pirates and the Great Lakes had their fair share of piracy back in the day, and a musical performance by INSERT BAND HERE.

Sunday-Final call for the vendor room, 12-6.  Time to see if we can drink the bar dry in Dress to Impress style.  Time to show off just how awesome your wardrobe really is.  Also, possible belly dancing act.
Looking into getting Ghostwalking tour set up here
Maybe put fashion show here?

Monday-Time to go home :(

Unofficial events-Thursdays in lafayette square(in downtown buffalo) is a tradition called Thursday At The Square where some better known bands play for free.  Concessions pay for the bands so they won't let you take anything in.  After I know of a nice little bar in downtown buffalo that is themed to our kind of people.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a special where the main collection is free to view from 3 to 10 pm on fridays.  They do accept donations though, and any special collection they have will have an admission fee.
We're close to Niagara Falls, so you can go see those.
We have a Casino in downtown Buffalo that currently only has slots.  If you want other casino games you'll have to go to it's counterpart casino in Niagara Falls USA.
Martin House Complex-Buffalo is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Martin House.  The Martin House is offering tours with proceeds helping to restore parts that were torn down back to their original state.
Greycliff House-If you're willing to drive a half hour away, you can also visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Greycliff house, also open for tours.  I did not make these house tours official events as they can only accomidate a small number of people at once.

Getting to Buffalo:
We have an international airport, two amtrak stations, and one bus terminal.  If you live on the Great Lakes, we even have a harbor.  Traveling to buffalo can be cheap cause apparently people only come here to travel to other destinations.

F.A.Q.
Q. Why Buffalo?
A. Cause when I had this crazy idea there were no bids for Convergence 18 and I've never been cause I'm poor.  Buffalo is cheap.  Idea lightbulb went DING.
Q. What will the weather be like?
A. Probably around 70F or 20C.  Might rain, might not.  Downtown can get breezy cause it's on the lake.
Q. Kids?
A. Bars are usually 18+ to enter and 21+ to drink, and the events will be kid friendly unless stated.

Feb. 9th, 2010

C9

the_axel

Convergence 17 Bid Selection Dates

Hey everyone,
It's time to get those bids cranked up & sent in...

http://www.altgothic.com/wiki/index.php/Timeline

Convergence 17 Timetable

Bid Proposal Request Period BEGINS
2010 February 07 00:00EST (03:02GMT)
1. All Convergence 17 Bid Proposal Committee Chairpersons must contact Axel (convergence@virulent.org) to have a web account set up on altgothic.com to host their proposal web sites.

Bid Proposal Submission Period BEGINS
Bid Proposal Public Discussion and Debate Period BEGINS.
2010 February 14 00:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. During this time Bid Proposal Committees must submit their Bid Proposals and preliminary event budgets to Axel (convergence@virulent.org) for inclusion on the Convergence 17 ballot. After receipt of submission they must post their Bid Proposals to the alt.gothic.* news groups' they may open their web sites to the public. Posting to regional mailing lists, web communities, blogs etc. is acceptable but not essential.
2. See the Bids page for information on how to create and submit a Convergence 17 proposal.
3. The Convergence 17 Bid Proposal Public Discussion and Debate Period also begins at this time. Discussions will take place primarily on the alt.gothic* news group hierarchy.
4. If you don't have a newsfeed that can access alt.gothic , Google can help you out.

Bid Proposal Request Period ENDS
Bid Proposal Submission Period ENDS
2010 February 28 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. Additional Convergence 17 Bid Proposals will NOT be accepted after this date. If you submit after that date, we will hold on to it for the Convergence 18 Bid Selection Process.

Proposal Modification Period ENDS
Ratification Period BEGINS
2010 March 12 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. The Bidding Committees may no longer make any changes to their bids.
2. The proposal websites are frozen.
3. The denizens of alt.gothic decide if they wish to reject any of the bids, as per the ratification process.

Ratification Period ENDS
2010 March 23 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
The C*B*L determine which bids are ratified.
1. The voting system is announced on alt.gothic.

Bid Clarification Period BEGINS
2010 March 23 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
The purpose of this period is to ensure that what is voted on is what was ratified.
1. The Bidding Committees may modify their bid websites to incorporate clarifications of the bid that came up during ratification.
2. The Bidding Committees may not add net new content to the bid.

Bid Clarification Period ENDS
C*B*L Bid Review BEGINS
2010 March 25 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. The Bidding Committees may no longer make any changes to their bids.
2. The proposal websites are frozen.
3. The C*B*L will review the bids to ensure the changes are appropriate.

C*B*L Bid Review ENDS
Voting Period BEGINS
2010 March 26 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. The people decide.

Voting Period ENDS
2010 April 02 0:00EST (05:00GMT)
1. Voting is closed and results will be reviewed and tallied.

Committees notified of Results
2010 April 02
1. The C*B*L notifies the Chairs of the bids of the results.

Public Announcement of Results
2010 April 03
1. On receipt of a response from the Chair of the winning bid, or after 24 hours of sending the notification, the winning proposal and relevant voting demographics are announced on altgothic.com and the alt.gothic news groups.

Jul. 11th, 2009

eat my snow

ladyclayton

Be proud!!

C14's Goths on Ice was awarded the honor of being Tampa Bay's Weirdest Event of 2008!!!


The C15 edition of Goths on Ice will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2009 at Glacial Gardens in Lakewood, California. Meet in the bar adjacent to the Queen Mary hotel registration desk at 1 p.m. to coordinate carpools and caravans.

Jan. 26th, 2009

hot legwarmer action

ladyclayton

check this out!

Goths on Ice...FOR REAL!

Awesome cyber-steampunkishness at 1:25:

Aug. 9th, 2008

hot legwarmer action

ladyclayton

group photo




Twenty-four people came to C14 Goths on Ice today.

See you next year! :)

Aug. 3rd, 2008

zamboni

ladyclayton

OFFICIAL EVENT INFO!!

C14 is nigh, and you know what that means...it's time for GOTHS ON ICE!


WHAT IS THIS?
Just what the event says: Goths on Ice (in other words, ice skating goths)

WHEN
Saturday, Aug. 9; 12-2 pm
Need a lift? Meet in the Hyatt lobby around 11:30 am.

WHERE
Tampa Ice Sports Forum
10222 Elizabeth Place
Tampa, FL 33619
813.684.7825

HOW MUCH?
12 and under $6.50 Admission + Tax
13 and over $8.65 Admission + Tax
Skate Rental $3.50 + Tax for all ages

ARE YOU SERIOUS?
Hells yes, we're serious!


See you there!


:), Eilis

Jul. 8th, 2008

shock and awe

the_siobhan

option paralysis

So I gotta ask, the Goths On Ice is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, and as it turns out the official add-on events (the pub crawl, Dali Museum and zoo tour) are also on Sunday afternoon.

I know you have something arranged with the rink, but is there any way of moving the spot to some time that doesn't conflict with the tours? I really really really want to join the ice skating (especially since I missed last year) but I'm torn!

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