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10 October 2002 @ 03:00 pm
Intercon related "happiness"  
I really like Intercon. It is the one convention I try and make time for each year (though I am likely to want to try AnimeBoston), because it is local, involves people from outside New England that I don't get to see very often, and other good things.

However, because I liked Intercon I decided to help this year. I was the only person volunteering to work for Outreach, and so now I feel stuck, trapped, and otherwise unenthused about the con experience as a whole.

In the time I have been trying (and variously pretending) to work outreach, I have managed to never get the documents listing college contacts, only rarely be told when someone has sent out or mailed flyers, and otherwise been made to feel highly inadequate based on the idea that this task is not something I really want to do.

So, now I have a message from ye olde Con Chair over a week since I sent my original missive:

           	the question is can you keep track of who has placed
	fliers where, as well as making sure that various places  where
	potential attendants go are covered?  Also, folks would like more
	reports of what outreach is doing.  If you can step up to
	more active role, then please continue as head of outreach and we
	can work out a plan of what to do these next couple of months.
	If, for some reason, your current schedule prevents you from doing
	this, then let's discuss who would be a good person to delegate
	to.


I think he missed the point of my message was that I do not feel up to doing outreach and do not want to be doing outreach. Heck, I barely hear from the other members of ConCom to know when/where they have placed flyers. How do you expect me to work this.

So, consider this my outreach effort for today. Intercon C is the largest all-genre, all-LARP convention in New England, featuring more than 30 games. More information about the games can be found at:

Intercon C

Please sign up today (if you haven't done so already).
 
 
Feeling like: pissed offpissed off
Listening to: can we say whir
 
 
 
Eeeekameranthi on October 10th, 2002 12:26 pm (UTC)
I would say that he definitely missed the point of that conversation. Write him back saying that, no, you can't do any more on the outreach front than you have already done. It seems that other people have stepped up to take over and one of them should become the head of outreach. You would however enjoy heading up the Con Suite, as you have much more experience in that realm than outreach. Or something equally rambling and pointless...

Anyway, I'm sorry, dear! *hug*

Qarylla Windragarqarylla on October 10th, 2002 12:30 pm (UTC)
My current plan is to give myself 24 hours to calm down so I won't sound so pissed off when I send him the lovely email saying that I am not sure I can do anything for outreach blah, blah, blah.

It honestly wouldn't be that bad, except I don't hear about where flyers are being sent until far too late.

Peh. Oh well. It's almost the weekend.
The Frozen Capybara: angelhamsterfrozencapybara on October 10th, 2002 03:29 pm (UTC)
Just a suggestion: Instead of telling him that you're not sure you can do anything for outreach, tell him that you can't do anything for outreach. It's a subtle difference, but the former is more open to responses like "Well, sure you can, if we throw some extra help at you", whereas the latter says "I'm not doing it anymore. Find someone else."
Feel free to ignore me if I've misinterpreted what you're trying to say.
*hugs* Good luck...