Thank you to everyone who suggested program ideas. Now we need to decide on the program. Please go to the Program Survey page and fill out the survey form. There are two sections, one where you vote for the topics you’d like to see, and another for the ones you could be on as a panelist or moderator.
The Tech Museum of Innovation is offering discounts for Potlatch members on admissions to the museum gallery, the Star Wars exhibit (priced separately), and the gallery/IMAX combo. Just show your Potlatch membership badge to the cashier.
For more information, see our Local Museums Guide.
The complete Local Guide will cover the downtown area within easy walking distance from the hotel. If you have thoughts or suggestions for local restaurants and things to do in downtown San Jose, we’d love to hear from you. You can post a comment here, or email our intrepid local guide, David Bratman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find Potlatch communities on all these fine social networks:
Click on the icon or link to go to the community.
For your convenience, the community icons are in the sidebar on the right of every page on the Potlatch web site.
Con or Bust helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. A Potlatch member generously donated two Potlatch memberships to Con or Bust, and another member donated two banquet tickets to go with them.
If you are a person of color and could use some help in order to attend Potlatch, please contact Con or Bust for assistance. We would really like to see the donated memberships and banquet tickets be used.
If you are a fan of any color who would like to promote diversity, science fiction, and diversity in science fiction, please consider supporting Con or Bust. Hint: They have some really cool T-shirts.
Subscribing to the Potlatch [announce] Mailing List
If you are interested in Potlatch and would like to receive announcements, please subscribe to the Potlatch [announce] mailing list.
When I set up Potlatch [announce], I invited everyone on the old Potlatch address list. Some of the addresses were old and bounced. Some people missed the invitation or didn’t accept it, and after 20 days it expired. If you didn’t get on the list, don’t worry. You can subscribe at any time. Simply go to the [announce] list web page and enter your e-mail address. You should receive an invitation message. Confirm by clicking on the link in the message, or by replying.
Why the extra step of confirming the invitation? Why don’t we automatically subscribe you? It makes sure messages can get to the address. If you are trying to sign up and you don’t receive an invitation message, try again. Maybe there was a typo. Also it protects you from spam. If you receive an invitation in error, or if for any reason you do not wish to receive announcements, you can simply ignore the invite and you will not be subscribed.
You can unsubscribe from the Potlatch [announce] list at any time. Simply go to the [announce] list web page and enter your e-mail address in the “unsubscribe” box.
To make it even easier to get to the Potlatch [announce] list, there is a link in the sidebar on every page. Look for the “Mailman” envelope icon.
Registering on potlatch-sf.org
Registering as a user on the potlatch-sf.org web site enables you to comment on the site and to vote on the book of honor and the program.
Note: I relaxed the requirements for commenting and voting so you do not have to be registered as a potlatch-sf.org user. We’re going to see how it goes. It means the site gets a lot more spam comments that have to be deleted by the moderators. But it may be worth it if it makes the site easier for the Potlatch community to use.
To register, click on the Register link here, or in the sidebar on every page.
When you register as a user, you will need to enter an email address and the password you want to use. You should get a confirmation email, which you will need to confirm in order to complete the registration. Registering as a user is completely separate from the [announce] mailing list. You don’t have to use the same address.
You can control how your name is displayed on the site. You can choose to display your email address (which is your user name), your name, or a nickname. Just log in and go to “Edit my profile”.
Why don’t we automatically register you as a user? We would have to make up a password for you, and send it to you in the clear so you could enter it the first time, and require you to change it. It actually ends up being more steps than if you register yourself.
We are hoping at some time to enable logins from social networks such as Facebook and Google+.
Joining as a Member of Potlatch 23
You can join as a member of Potlatch 23 at the registration page. If you haven’t already, please do so!
When you join, we get the email address that you used with PayPal or that you wrote on the registration form. If you want to use a different email address on the potlatch-sf.org web site, no problem. Just let us know.
As a member, you are entitled to vote on the Book of Honor and participate in creating the program, regardless of whether you register as a site user. You may participate via email, poctsarcd, or hand-delivered scraps of paper.
Nomination is done for the Potlatch Book of Honor. Thank you to all who made suggestions. The list is on the Book of Honor Nomination page. Please join the discussion there. Is there a nominated work that you particularly think should be chosen?