Just to clarify: this is going to take place on Thursday, August 2nd - we'll meet in the hotel lobby around 5:30 and make our way over. The feast ends at 7:15 so we'll shoot for coming back around that time, too.
Are you in?
Yes, definitely! Count me in.
Yes, definitely! Count me and one other person (who doesn't have an LJ/isn't in fandom/can't vote in polls) in.
Yes, definitely! Count me and more than one other person (I'll comment with how many) in.
I might or might not show up, and I might or might not bring a friend or ten. (Please elaborate on this in a comment, unless we've already spoken about it.)
I AM NOT EVEN GOING TO PROPHECY, DAMMIT. GIT OFF MAH LAWN WITH UR DAMN POLLZ.
OMK, YOU GUYS. THIS IS SO EXCITING! :D
ETA: And Prophecy's formal programming has been published! Here's the information for the roundtable I'm hosting:
Everyone's a Critic: Reviewing Fan Fiction for Readers
In A.D. 2006, a fandom trend was beginning. People began reviewing fan fiction movie-critic style: expressing frank opinions on works recommended by fandom newsletters. The reviews (posted in the reviewer's blog, not as feedback to the author) were not always positive. This drew the ire of some fans and the support of others. Some said any negativity directed at fannish creation is inappropriate; others countered that it's time fen introduced honesty into discussion of fan fiction. Now that we've got a closed canon and a whole new era of fan fiction ahead of us, where do we stand? This roundtable aims to address the topic of reader-focussed fan fiction reviews, the appropriateness (or not) of negative opinions in fandom as a community, the general utility of criticism in fandom, as well as the difference between reviews and feedback. Let's talk about talking about fan fiction. For great justice.
They have not yet published a schedule, at least not that I can see. Watch it be at 9 on Saturday morning. XD