Author Archives: Tom Becker

Add Potlatch 23 to Your Calendar

The text on the main page with the convention date and location is now clickable:

February 21–23, 2014 — Sainte Claire Hotel — San Jose, California

Clicking on the link downloads a little file of calendar information, and allows you to add Potlatch 23 to your calendar. Check it out.

It took me a while to figure out how to do this. I thought it would involve microformats, which are way cool, but in this case they are not the answer. Just create an event in your calendar app, export it, upload the .ics file to the site, and add a link. Old school, simple, and works with the latest smartphones.

Early Rate Extended to July 15

We are extending the early registration rate through July 15th. It is only $40, a whole $5 less than the early rate for joining Potlatch 20, three years ago.

On-line registration is now available. It took a while because I had to set up a new Potlatch bank account that is properly linked to Clarion West. I also had to set up a new PayPal account. Anyway, since a lot of people prefer to join on-line, we want to give them a chance to join at the early rate. If you’ve been waiting, this is your chance. Please join before the rate goes up, because it surely will.

I also updated the off-line registration form. If you want to join by mail, the early rate is still available that way too.

Early Registration Rate Extended to May 31

We are extending the early registration rate through May 31. It is only $40, a whole $5 less than the early rate for joining Potlatch 20, three years ago.

If you are wondering when we are going to have on-line registration, it will be soon. We were asked to set up a new Potlatch bank account at a credit union where we won’t have to pay any fees. We have the account, and are finalizing the paperwork of establishing that we are a non-profit. When that is done, we will set up a PayPal account and apply for the non-profit discount.

In the meantime, we have a P.O. Box, and we can take checks made out to “Potlatch”. This is a good way to join. PayPal’s transaction fees are very reasonable, especially with the non-profit discount, but if you send a check we don’t have to pay any fees whatsoever. We’re happy to take checks any time.