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You can almost hear the Wooooooo

So many of you have either commented or e-mailed that you want to come to Weetacon (March 5-7, 2010!) and see what it’s all about (and let’s face it, could there BE a cheaper readymade weekend getaway? Plus, I defy you to walk out of Weetacon without having made at least one amazing new bff) but are freaked out by a) meeting a bunch of new people who seem to all know each other already b) seeming like an internet stalker c) how cold it is in Green Bay in March and d) the fact that you don’t know anyone there. Trust me, guys, we’ve all been there. And yes, I absolutely know that it’s kind of unnerving and very “first day of a new school and what if I don’t have anyone to sit with at lunch” to walk into a room full of strangers, but I promise you that we take our new folks and press them into our collective bosom to the point that I sometimes worry that they think we’re a creepy cult of Pineapple Fluff (it does seem that way at times, but that’s just because everyone is just so enthusiastic about what is a weekend filled with amazing people, hilarious new experiences and a lot of butter-soaked carbs). In fact, in effort to help answer questions about the weekend, we thought we’d break the cyber barrier and have some actual authentic voice-to-voice communication before the big weekend. What a freaking radical idea.

So here’s the dealio, my little Weetacon-curious friends, below is a series of several conference calls to help answer questions, give more detail and make that oh-so-important leap from us being pretend friends on the internet. I’m going to attend all of the calls, and have asked several Weetacon alums to join (including people who were first timers last year) so that you can ask questions and get acquainted with a few people so that you will at least have a feel for the personalities behind the Weetacon bio pages.

I can host up to 96 people at one time, so even if you don’t plan on joining us in March, you can just lurk in the background and eavesdrop. I honestly don’t care! In fact, you can think of it as an extended metaphor. Besides, if no one asks any questions about Weetacon, maybe we’ll start talking about all the dirt that we’re not allowed to publish on the internet.

The conference call schedule to discuss your trip to Green Bay and any questions you may have about Weetacon 2010:

  • Saturday December 5, 4-5 pm CST
      Number: (641) 715-3630 (Note: this is an Iowa area code, so use a cell phone with free long distance)
      Participant Access Code: 960765#

    • Topic: So tell me why I should come to Weetacon exactly? (Alternate Topic: We promise not to steal your kidney and leave you in a bathtub full of ice)
    • Weetacon Veterans on the call: Trance Jen, Melinda, Susan, Weetabix
      , Plain Jane.
  • Thursday, January 28th, 7-8 pm CST
      Number: (641) 715-3630
      Participant Access Code: 960765#

    • Topic: All of my friends think I’m crazy for going to Wisconsin in the winter/going to an internet gathering!
    • Weetacon Veterans on the call: Fredlet, Suzanna, Sarah, Weetabix
  • Saturday, February 20, 4-5:30 pm CST
      Number: (641) 715-3630
      Participant Access Code: 960765#

    • Topic: Oh my god, how many sweaters should I bring? No seriously, I’m freaking out whenever I look at that weather map on the back of USA Today. Why is Green Bay violet, y’all! I’m going to die, aren’t I?
    • Weetacon Veterans on the call: Mary, Corinna, Michael, Weetabix

Hope to hear your voice next weekend!

Don't even ask

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  1. Measi wrote:

    I have to say – I love this call idea, and am going to try to get in on one of them. Melinda’s asked me every year if I’ll come, and while finances are the main reason I haven’t been able to, the intimidation of not knowing anyone but Kevin, Melinda, and Mary has been a big factor.

    Breaking the ice on a phone call might help a bit. đŸ™‚

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm | Permalink
  2. Poppy wrote:

    Hmmm – I forgot to chime in that I’d be available for this Saturdays con-call. I think I’ll call in too. I see Jane will be on the call – I hope she’s coming back to the Weetacon this year!

    Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

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