News

Only a month away!

posted Jun 20, 2017, 4:55 AM by Con Com

I was at work yesterday, trying to get some stuff done ahead of time because I knew people would be starting to take vacation time, when it dawned on me just how close we have gotten to ConneXions.  This time next month, I will be leaving work early to load up my car and pick up AaronBurrSir to get everything set up.  

  • Have you done your pre-reg membership?  If not, get it in.  We will be charging $90 at the door and that rate starts on July 7th.
  • Have you booked your hotel room?  We opened up some more Thursday night rooms when that ran out.  
  • AaronBurrSir and I are creating several raffle baskets for the con.  I'm sure you've seen photos of some of the items on Facebook and Twitter.  We are still accepting donations to the con put together baskets.  
  • Along those lines, do you want to participate in the Raffle Basket Contest where you put together an entire basket.  We need to have at least 2-3 baskets donated for this to happen.  Please let me know if you want to participate.  If we don't have enough interest, I will simply skip it this year and stick to the con staff prepared baskets.
  •  The list of suggested panels is available to see and there is a form for submitting your own ideas.  Please let me know if you are willing to moderate any panels.  
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  • We will be giving out hard copy schedules at registration, but we also have an app this year.  Look for EventsXD for the free download and since the con is private use the phrase Conn1713 to find ConneXions.
Can't wait to see everyone,

Ker

Raffles, Charity and your chance at a $30 gift card!

posted May 26, 2017, 6:52 AM by Con Com

We are continuing to do raffles to raise money for charity this year.  Our Charity is HIPS.org which promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance.  Please consider donating an item or two for the con-staff created baskets or taking part in our new Raffle Basket Contest.  The Contest gives you the chance to win a $30 gift card in exchange for donating a basket worth $30-$40 for the raffle baskets.  For more information, see the pdf linked below!

Two months away! Are you registered? Do you have your room?

posted May 20, 2017, 2:10 PM by Con Com

Here is the link for Registration: http://www.connexions-south.com/registration

Here is the information for the rooms and a link to Reservations: https://sites.google.com/site/dcmfconnexionssouth/hotel-travel
Friday / Saturday night rooms are $99. If you come in on Thursday, the hotel averages the added cost across the stay raising it to $112.33 per night. Parking is included for attendees staying at the hotel. ( I received a request for an additional room to be added for Thursday night. If anyone else needs me to do that, please let me know!)

Change to Charity

posted May 20, 2017, 2:08 PM by Con Com

 After much deliberation and discussions with local fen, we are changing the charity for this year's ConneXions. It was suggested that more could be done by a smaller, local, charity with the amount we raise than could be done with a larger organization like Planned Parenthood.

We considered a number of options and have decided to use the portion of the proceeds of the raffle that go to charity for HIPS (
http://www.hips.org/) AND we will have yarn and a limited number of round knitting looms available (for those who like to have something to do while they are listening in panels) to make hats to be given to a local hypothermia shelter in preparation for the winter.

Registration/Reservation Reminder

posted May 11, 2017, 9:09 AM by Con Com

We're only 70 days away!  Have you registered for the Con?  Have you reserved your hotel room?  

Here is the link for Registration: http://www.connexions-south.com/registration

Here is the information for the rooms and a link to Reservations:
Friday / Saturday night rooms are $99. If you come in on Thursday, the hotel averages the added cost across the stay raising it to $112.33 per night. Parking is included for attendees staying at the hotel.  ( I received a request for an additional room to be added for Thursday night.  If anyone else needs me to do that, please let me know!)

Hotel Event Reservations

Hotel Information:
Holiday  Inn at Ballston
4610 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 243-9800

Door Decorations

posted May 2, 2017, 8:51 AM by Con Com

We have received permission from the hotel for door decorations!  Here are the rules:

  • do not cover the room number (not hard as the number isn't on the actual door)
  • do not block the passageway (it is a fire hazard)
  • keep it g-rated as people will be walking down the halls (while they are trying to keep us grouped together, it isn't like we have the whole place to ourselves)
  • do not hurt the door, paint or surrounding wall paper, if you do, you will be responsible for the repairs.
  • the hotel is not responsible if someone does something to the door decorations.

Programming

posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:11 AM by Con Com

Panel Suggestions are being accepted until June 1st.  Please submit ideas online using our google form.  You can see the Panel suggestions on the Programming Page as well.  We hope to have a large number of topics to choose from.  Panel selection will be done in June so that we can have a full schedule ready in early July.  For more information or to submit a panel: https://sites.google.com/site/dcmfconnexionssouth/programming

Final Day of Early Bird Registration is Today!

posted Jan 31, 2017, 2:27 PM by Con Com   [ updated Jan 31, 2017, 2:28 PM ]

Don't forget that today is the last day of Early Bird Registration for ConneXions 2017.  The price goes up tomorrow to regular pre-reg.  

Early Bird Rate Extended through January 31st!

posted Dec 29, 2016, 1:23 PM by Con Com

With everything that has been happening this year, we are extending the early bird rate through the 31st.  Why?  To give everyone a little more time to get through 2016. : )  We want to give you the best chance to make it a better 2017.

Hotel Reservation Link Available

posted Aug 9, 2016, 9:23 AM by Con Com   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 7:03 AM ]

The hotel sent me the link to reserve your room. Friday / Saturday night rooms are $99. If you come in on Thursday, it averages the added cost across the stay. Parking is included for attendees staying at the hotel.


* If you are coming in before Wednesday or staying after Sunday, the link will not work correctly for you.  Please call 888-233-9527 to make your reservation for additional days.

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