(Based largely on sageness
' awesome instructions from out_of_con_txt
The chat will start at 6pm sharp Boston time
with Mountie on the Bounty. The chat room will open an hour beforehand so people can get settled in, so we'll start inviting people from 5pm Boston time.
We're using an AIM chatroom managed through Trillian, so you'll need a) an AIM screen name (sign up here
) and b) Trillian (download here
).( Trillian instructions )( To get into the chat )( Setting up a chat room )( Miscellaneous stuff )
With so many people involved, we have to stick to the schedule
like Ray to Fraser, so please have all your files ready or DVDs in the player beforehand. Five minutes before the hour, we'll all cue up the video and pause it at the same frame, then someone counts down and we all hit play at the same moment. Squee ensues! After the end of the first video, there's ten minutes or so free, and then we repeat the process with the second video. \o/
And don't worry - anyone who shows up late or whose computer crashes can ask for a timestamp and catch up.
And finally, unlike AIM itself, Trillian automatically saves chat logs
, which is great for rereading the fun, but means it's a good idea to be careful how much personal information you give. (To view a chat history, either right-click someone's name in the contacts window and choose View Contact History, or go right to the text file, which lives in a subfolder in the Trillian folder.)
My AIM nick is theantichrisnz, and the others are thesageness (sageness
), thecatthatwalked (catwalksalone
), logophile13 (sansets
), and jamethielbane (jamethiel_bane
). At least one of us should be around at all times, so if you have a problem, get in touch with us
or comment on the invitation post.
Oh, this is going to be so much fun. Like a con, but with more pyjamas! *twirls in barely coherent excitement*