BYOc Hutchinson 2018
(Bring Your Own convention)
including some members of the Dawn Patrol
hotel and Conference Center
No membership fee (donations welcome)
Questions? Call Charley McCue at 620 663-3799
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is the 10th year of BYOc, once called BYOCon, which was founded on the
memories on some Dawn Patrol gathering in Hutchinson. It is a small gathering
of fen and friends - old and soon-to-be-acquainted It's a gathering
of people with roots in fandom. That sounds like a convention, but this
is even less formal than most relaxacons.
This is not to be confused with
the old BYOB-Con that launched ConQuesT.
Is there programming?
That's up to the people who participate,
hence the BYO suggestion. The only thing committed so far is Fanavoires
group meals on Friday and Saturday nights. Please let Charlie know in advance
if you think you will be joining the group for supper.
Is there a dealers room?
No, but there is no objection to
anyone offering anything (legal) for sale.
That's up to you. There will be tables in the atrium and in the Con Suite.
If you're coming and we can find
like minded participants, why not. Bring suggestions.
Movies? Media programs?
Bring your VHS or DVD player and
solicit some interest or choices ahead of time.
First of all, there is the famous Cosmosphere & Space Museum just a few blocks away. With an IMAX dome theater, planetarium, and vast museum containing the 2nd largest collection of US space artifacts in the world and the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Russia, you can spend the day and not see everything. I highly recommend Dr. Goddard's Lab! And ask Charlie about the Space Camps and the Future Astronaut Training Programs! Among the exhibits of this Smithsonian affiliate are the recovered Mercury capsule "Liberty Bell 7" from the ocean floor and the actual Apollo 13 Command Module, "Odyssey."
The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is just a couple of miles away and 650 feet underground.
Food ranges from home cooked Mennonite fare at the "Carriage Crossing" to Chinese to Mexican, with standard chains like Applebee's and Chili's, as well as the offbeat like "Roy's Hickory Pit BBQ."
The "Con Suite" is the "Celebration Suite" at the Grand Prairie Hotel. It will be open by 3pm Friday and will remain open except for late night until Sunday evening. This will serve as a social nexus, main programming, and kickback room. Since we're not charging admission or membership fees, we're not budgeted for "Con Suite Food & Drinks," but there is usually plenty of snacks. BYO.
But what if I don't know anybody?
The whole point to this is to get
to know people better. Old and new.
The Basic Rules and Boilerplate Disclaimer: people are responsible for themselves. There is no Con Comm, no official contract with the hotel, no attendance fee (aside from any love offering you might want to make toward peripheral expenses, if any). We're just some friends getting together for the weekend and expect that you won't engage in anything illegal, dangerous, or overly obnoxious.
Copyright 2004-2018 by Keith Stokes.