Potlatch 23 Progress Report #6

TIME TO VOTE ON PROGRAM IDEAS:

There are thirteen excellent ideas for programs, suggested by the members of the convention, and now it’s time to pick your favorites. We have time for seven or eight program items, though if more topics get a lot of votes then we’ll try to squeeze those in as well.

We also hope you’ll participate in the program by volunteering to speak or moderate a panel. But no matter what, please let us know what you’d like to see. The deadline for voting is January 31st.

http://www.potlatch-sf.org/program-survey/

LOCAL MUSEUMS:

Here’s a taste of the many museums located near the convention.

The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 S. Market (1 block north of the hotel)
Open daily
Special exhibit: “Star Wars: The Exhibition”
408-294-8324, www.thetech.org
(Discount 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.)

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market (2 blocks north)
Closed Monday
Special exhibits: “Around the Table: food, creativity, community” and “What’s Your Angle?”
408-271-6840, www.sjmusart.org

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 S. First (3 blocks south)
Open Wednesday-Sunday
Special exhibits: “Metamorphosis: Clothing and Identity” and “Tasty, too!”
408-971-0323, www.sjquiltmuseum.org

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
560 S. First (3 blocks south)
Open Tuesday-Saturday
Special exhibit: “Toriawase”
408-283-8155, www.sjca.org

Children’s Discovery Museum
180 Woz Way (2 1/2 blocks south and west)
closed Monday
Special exhibit: “Imagination Playground”
408-298-5437, www.cdm.org

Japanese American Museum
535 N. First (1 1/4 miles, on light rail)
Open Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 PM only
Sunday, 5 pm: photojournalist Darrell Miho speaks on recovery in Japan’s disaster areas
408-294-3138, www.jamsj.org

For the complete list, please go here: http://www.potlatch-sf.org/local-museums/

MEMBERSHIPS:

Join now to participate in the discussion! Potlatch 23 memberships are $50. Youth memberships are $25. Children 6 and under may attend free. The banquet brunch on Sunday morning is $25. And you can order a T-shirt for pick up at the con. http://www.potlatch-sf.org/registration/.

HOTEL:

The Sainte Claire Hotel is beautiful and it’s in a great location in downtown San Jose. You’re going to want to stay there. Reservation information is at http://www.potlatch-sf.org/hotel/.

BANQUET:
Potlatch will have a banquet brunch on Sunday morning, catered by Il Fornaio. They do a really good brunch. Banquet tickets are only $25 at http://www.potlatch-sf.org/registration/.

POTLATCH PARTY AT FOOLSCAP 2014:
Last year, Potlatch 22 was held in conjunction with Foolscap 2013. It was fun. This year, I’m coming back to Foolscap and hosting a Potlatch party. Foolscap 2014 is January 31st – February 2nd. in Redmond, Washington. Check out http://foolscapcon.org/ for info. I hope to see you there!

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