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Sep. 22nd, 2017 11:35 pm
przed: (pros mixed doubles gunrange)
Looks like BistoCon 2018 is on.

Dates and details very soon.
przed: (tt footie mark's feet)
I don't know how it's been a month since I posted. (Okay, I do know how. BistoCon and soccer and the film fest and life, that's how.) Anyway, here's my attempt at a catch-up post.

First with the footie. We've had four games since I last posted, the last four of the season. The first two were disappointing, including a loss to the team of one of Ros' best friends. We had (cruelly) been hoping we could beat them since they were the only team below us on the standings, but they had a good night and we had a tough one. At least we could be happy for their win.

Last week's game was heartening. We played a pretty good team and managed to hold them to a tie.

This week's game was awesome. We were playing another team in the middle of the pack, but our girls seemed to really figure out how to play together. There was passing, and working together, and actually playing of their positions. Ros managed to score a goal by really sticking with the ball in front of the net. And another girl, who's always game but hasn't yet scored, got in a really nice goal as well. Add in two more goals from one of our best players, and we managed a 1 - 4 win! A nice way to end the season.

That's the regular season done, but next week we have Cup Weekend, which is our club's house league playoffs. We play four round robin games, and the top four teams play in finals a week Sunday.

Onto fans!

It's been over a week since BistoCon 2016, our little biannual Pros con in charming Romulus, MI. We had 22 people attending, and the feedback is that everyone had a fab time. I know I did! There were panels and episodes and games (provided by the brilliant Krisser) and lots of laughter. And we've agreed to do it all again in 2018!

Rejuvenated by the con and by spending time with such passionate fellow fans, I've finally started writing again. I've got over 1,000 words of a Pros story done, and a more or less complete idea of where it's going. This has all been helped by getting stuck in meetings at work that don't really concern me, thus giving me found time to scribble as I like. Very exciting!

The last thing that's taken up a good chunk of the last week, and will take up 11 days starting next week, is the Toronto International Film Fest, a.k.a. TIFF. The schedule came out last week, and we had to have our picks for tickets in this past Sunday, so I got home from BistoCon in time to spend days poring over descriptions of the nearly 400 scheduled films and narrowing them down to the 21 I want to see.

I'm hopeful it's going to be a good year. I'm most excited to see Free Fire, a '70s crime film. I saw this pic from it, with Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer rocking these '70s threads, and it shot to the top of my must see list.
Free-Fire.jpg
przed: (bistocon2016)
We've opened up registration for the second edition of BistoCon.

The announcement is up on the con LJ here:
http://bistocon.livejournal.com/6396.html

And you can find the registration page here:
http://bistocon.org/registration.php

Game on!
przed: (pros mixed doubles gunrange)
We now have a confirmed reservation with the hotel, so we can announce that the first BistoCon will be held this August.

What: A relax-a-con focusing on The Professionals
When: Friday, August 22 to Sunday, August 24
Where: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Detroit Metro Airport

We'll be opening registration officially in the first week of March once we've figured out total costs--we're expecting reg. fees to be in the $30 range--but in the meantime feel free to book your room at the hotel. (There's no official con rate.) And let us know if you're coming by commenting here!

Coming soon, we'll be requesting input on what sort of programming you'd like to see, so put on your thinking caps.

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