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Old 08-09-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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During the weekend of Sept. 8-10, OtherSpace: New Journeys (jointhesaga.com 1790) will host a free, open-to-everyone online event called FidoCon to promote continued interest in text-based gaming.

We're looking for guest speakers who want to do any of the following during the event:

* Give workshops (on coding, describing/building, roleplaying, etc.)
* Promote code engines or coded systems for various engines
* Promote specific games in general or talk about special events upcoming at those games
* Join panel discussions on issues ranging from the survival of text games in a graphical age to pay-to-play versus free games to...well, if you've got other topics in mind for panels, we'll probably be open to them!

On the weekend after the online con, we're going to present the first Fido Awards. Before we can present those, we need:

* Nominees in the categories of Best Overall Text-Based Online RPG, Best Sci-Fi Text-Based Online RPG, Best Horror Text-Based Online RPG, Best Fantasy Text-Based Online RPG, Best Historical-Theme Text-Based Online RPG, Best Modern-Theme Text-Based Online RPG, Best Multi-Genre Text-Based Online RPG, and Best Text-Based Online RPG Community Website. (The last category would include such nominees as Top MUD Sites, The MUD Connector, Online Gaming Resource, etc.) NOTE: For the first Fido Awards, at least, the games of jointhesaga.com will be ineligible for nomination as we're hosting the show and it's not about us.

* Volunteers to serve as judges for the Fido Awards. Basically, these individuals will visit the nominated games and sites before turning in their scores.

The awards will be distributed live in real-time during a special ceremony at OtherSpace: New Journeys. We'll provide special icons that winning games/sites can display on their web pages.

We should have a FidoCon website up within the next week or so at http://www.jointhesaga.com/FidoCon.html

Until it's up, however, feel free to contact me at wes@jointhesaga.com with games and sites you'd like to see nominated or to volunteer as a guest speaker or judge in the competition.

See you there!

P.S.: The online con gets its name not from the old BBS gathering in the late 1980s, but from the rabid fidos that inhabit so many of the early MUDs.
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Old 08-12-2006, 09:45 AM   #2
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BUMP!

Legends of Karinth, MUME, and Shadows of Isildur are just a few of the games nominated so far for the Fido Awards at FidoCon. We're also looking for judges in that competition and for guest speakers on a variety of topics - including MU* hosting and world design. If you're from an RP MUD and want to bring a group to run a short scene to demonstrate your stuff, that's cool too.

Just drop me a line at wes@jointhesaga.com.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:26 PM   #3
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How is the turnout so far. I do not think there is much I could do or really want to do, just wondering how many people you have because I often ponder the "state" of things in the mud community.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:20 PM   #4
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More bump

How is the turnout so far. I do not think there is much I could do or really want to do, just wondering how many people you have because I often ponder the "state" of things in the mud community.
Pretty good response from people who want to attend and who want to nominate their favorite games. Not as much as I'd like so far for people to be guest speakers to promote their projects and games.

It'll pick up, I think!
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Old 08-18-2006, 02:13 AM   #5
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Sounds interesting, too bad I'll be in Osaka on business that weekend. Good luck.

Btw, I removed the "bump" only post since they already served its purpose.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:41 AM   #6
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Sounds interesting, too bad I'll be in Osaka on business that weekend.
How long've you been waiting to drop that one off oh-so-casually?  

(Sorry)

I'm very interested in the use of mud environments for purposes other than just the usual. Would you mind if I asked you to describe where the convention will take place (virtually)? Is it going to happen in an already existing mud, or have you roped off an area constructed specifically for the convention? It sounds like fun.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:51 AM   #7
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Sounds interesting, too bad I'll be in Osaka on business that weekend.
How long've you been waiting to drop that one off oh-so-casually?

(Sorry)
Heh, it's not something big for me I live in Korea so it's just a short flight. I take a few trips like that a year... now bragging would be saying something like... it's a 100% company funded trip at a 5-star hotel

Back on topic, I personally love seeing all types of cons like this. It's always good to see owners and players from different muds getting together on good terms to discuss topics that relate to us all. If you do one again later I'll be sure to try and make it, if even just to hear what people have to say.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:25 AM   #8
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Sounds interesting, too bad I'll be in Osaka on business that weekend.
How long've you been waiting to drop that one off oh-so-casually?

(Sorry)

I'm very interested in the use of mud environments for purposes other than just the usual. Would you mind if I asked you to describe where the convention will take place (virtually)? Is it going to happen in an already existing mud, or have you roped off an area constructed specifically for the convention? It sounds like fun.
It's going to be in a special area of OtherSpace. All anyone will *have* to see of OS is the main out-of-character room when they create, and then it's into the convention center area. No OS promo stuff in the convention zone - it'll be MU* neutral!
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Old 08-19-2006, 07:42 PM   #9
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The temporary FidoCon website is now up at http://www.jointhesaga.com/FidoCon.html

We'll hopefully get something more permanent (and pretty) up ASAP!
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Old 08-19-2006, 10:38 PM   #10
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I like the graphic at the top of the page, it cracks me up. When you guys make a new web page, you gotta keep that dog graphic.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:20 AM   #11
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I like the graphic at the top of the page, it cracks me up. When you guys make a new web page, you gotta keep that dog graphic.
Well, we've actually commissioned a more rabid-looking Fido from an artist to be our mascot. So, we'll see what happens!
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Old 08-20-2006, 11:58 AM   #12
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Hey, since you're not going to use it anymore, would you mind if I saved it onto my computer? I mean, I don't know about all the copyrighting and what-not, so that's why I'm asking.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:03 PM   #13
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Have you considered a web-based RSVP sort of system? It would be nice to have an ever-growing list of people who plan to attend on the Site.

I certainly plan to be there, and I will bring a few friends.


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Old 08-20-2006, 01:40 PM   #14
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Hey, since you're not going to use it anymore, would you mind if I saved it onto my computer? I mean, I don't know about all the copyrighting and what-not, so that's why I'm asking.
Feel free. It's clip art.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:41 PM   #15
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Have you considered a web-based RSVP sort of system? It would be nice to have an ever-growing list of people who plan to attend on the Site.

I certainly plan to be there, and I will bring a few friends.


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Actually, I'll probably set up a page on the MUWiki just for that. Good idea.
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The RSVP page is now online at http://www.jointhesaga.com/muwiki/in...p/FidoCon_RSVP
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I've updated the RSVP page to include a list of games that are currently nominated in various categories for the Fido Awards. Check 'em out at http://www.jointhesaga.com/muwiki/in...p/FidoCon_RSVP
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The *official* FidoCon mascot image is now on the RSVP page at http://www.jointhesaga.com/muwiki/in...p/FidoCon_RSVP

We'll have an updated FidoCon site online this weekend, most likely.
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Most of the logos for the various Fido Award categories are now online in the FidoCon RSVP page at http://www.jointhesaga.com/muwiki/in...p/FidoCon_RSVP

Check em out!
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I like the artist you comissioned's style, reminds me of some of the weird 70's paintings my dad used to have hung around the house.
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