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ASTRONOMICON CON COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
If  any of  these interest you, write to Wayne.    Each  of  these  could  use  an  Assistant.

CON CHAIRMAN:  --  Wayne Brown       VICE  CHAIR:   --  open
This person is responsible for all aspects of the convention.  This  person  oversees the budget and makes sure all the bills associatedwith the  convention  are paid. Coordinates with the other membersof the committee  to make sure  everything flows smoothly.

HOTEL LIASON:   Wayne           ASSISTANT:  open
Responsible for making sure that the hotel knows the needs of the convention.  This includes negotiation of the contract, and the rooms needed for programming, events, and guests, and the date of the convention.  This is also includes the use of and audio / video equipment. Basically you will be responsible for all negotiations with the hotel.  You are also required to come  upwith a budget for materials you may need, and costs the hotel will becharging and to give it to the con chairman.

PROGRAMMING:   position open            ASSISTANT:   --  open
The person is required to develop panels and events for the convention.  This person will develop a list of panels and the like to give to the Guest Liaison, who then forwards them to the guests at the convention.  They will then come up with a list of program items for the convention. You are also required to come up with a budget for materials you may need, and to give it to the con chairman for approval.

ART SHOW DIRECTOR:   --  open            ASSISTANT:  open
The person in this position is required to come up with a list of artists and to contact them for artwork for our art show.  This person will  beresponsible for paying the artists and all items involving the art show.  This includes the setup of the art show flats, paperwork, and the art auction.  You are also required to come up with a budget for materials you may need and to give it to the con chairman.  Auctioneer for the auction is also under the control of the Art Show director.

DEALERS ROOM LIASON:  --  Wayne          ASSISTANT:  open
This person is responsible for the layout of the dealers’ room.  This person is responsible for gathering dealers for the dealers’ room.  All aspects of the dealers’ room will be under this persons control.  This person interacts with the dealers before, during, and after the convention.  You will be responsible for setting the opening and closing times of the  room.This person is also to come up with a budget for the materials that  will beneeded to run the dealers room before and during the convention.

REGISTRATION:   --  open.          ASSISTANT:  open
This person is responsible for keeping a database or list of all the attendees at our convention.  This also includes a list of which attendees are staff, gopher, committee, guest, or program participant.  This person will also be responsible for handing out ribbons.  You are to come up with a budget of how much it will cost you to run registration before and during the convention.  This includes the cost of badge holders, ribbons, and any other materials that might be needed to run registration.  You will also be responsible for contacting the people who pre-register for  thecon and keeping them informed.

GUEST LIASON:   --   Frank  Glover          ASSISTANT:  open
This person is responsible for all dealings with our Guests of Honor, and the program participants.  This person is responsible for making sure that all the guests and program participants aren’t scheduled too heavily during the convention.  This person will work along with the Programming Director to make this happen.  You are responsible for all contact with our guests, and program participants.  This includes making sure they have hotel accommodations that are acceptable, making sure they arrive at the con on time, and making sure that they show up to and know where they are supposed to be during the convention. This will include their transportation to and from the convention.  You must submit a budget to the con chairman for expenses for the guests, and running the department.

CON SUITE DIRECTOR:   --  Ann  G.          ASSISTANT:  open
This person is responsible for supplying food and drink for the con suite.  This person may also be responsible for supplying refreshments for the meet the pros party also.  All events that run out of the con suite will  beunder this persons’ control.  You will also be required to  providea budget for refreshments, and running this dept.

PUBLICITY DIRECTOR:   --  open
This person is responsible for getting the word out to people about the convention.  This will include mailing fliers to other conventions, fliers in local stores, and local advertising.  This person is responsible for coming up with designs for fliers and posters, and getting them produced.  You will also work closely with the programming and guests departments to get progress reports made up to mail out and leave in stores.  You are to prepare a budget for this departments expenses also.

SECURITY:    --   Dorsai   (Rene)
Required to make sure that Registration, the Art Show, and Dealer’s room are secure.  Also responsible keeping order, handling disturbances, and the like.

VIDEO ROOM DIRECTOR:   --  Paul
This person is responsible for preparing a listing and programming the video room.  This will include preparing a schedule of videos to be shown  duringthe weekend that any of our guests or program participants have worked  on.  You will also be responsible for the procurement of equipment to  be used duringthe convention. You will need to have a budget for the running  of this department.

GOPHER / STAFF WRANGLER:   position open          ASSISTANT: open
This person is responsible for getting people to help out as staff and gophers during the convention.  This person is the contact person for all things concerning the staffing of the convention.  This person will be responsible for keeping track of the hours that gophers work for the weekend.  This person will also be responsible for any premiums for gophers and staff.  You will allocate people to the various departments during the convention. You will need to have a budget for the running of this department.

PUBLICATIONS:  --  open        ASSISTANT:  open
You will work closely with a lot of the other departments in the creation of the program book, fliers, posters, badges, progress reports, any printing and publications will run through you. You will need to have a budget for the running of this department.

WEBMASTER:   --  TBA         ASSISTANT:   needed  desperately
Promotes  the  club  and  the  convention by  demonstrating  what  a  fun  &  active  club  &  con  we  are.  (sorta  like  an  online  bid  party).
Corresponds  with   Link   Sites,  Search  Engines,  Other  Clubs,  Cons,  &  Webmasters   to  negotiate  link  exchanges.
(zonker  is  falling  behind  on  correspondence,  an  assistant  is  desperately  needed)

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