If 4th Street did not have single-track programming, I would've suggested a Shadow Unit panel ages ago. But it seems presumptuous to ask for one when people don't have the option of catching another panel, and we Minnesotans really hate being presumptuous.
I am kicking myself for not suggesting a Shadow Unit panel at Convergence, though.
Hmm. Maybe 4th Street could let us have a space during one of the hours that're normally free.
I wasn't picturing Shadow Unit themed 4th Street panels* so much as panel topics derived from an SU-inspired perspective. But I am in no way invested
in this idea. I like 4th Street just the way it is!
CONvergence 2014 is a good idea for a "SU" track; it's certainly a more appropriate LARP venue. (I'm trying to justify the cost this year, but I'll only be (back) in town the last day... there are some amazing panels.) Same premise: if we invite Deltas here to a meet-up there, and people there direct readers here, it could happen!http://schedule.convergence-con.org/
Well, we'll try to come up with some sort of get-together there.
I do think it would add to the whole experiment if we gathered "IRL"...** let's have lunch!
*After 20 formative years in Minnesota followed by 20 counter-cultural years in Michigan, my anti-presumption meter runs high, yet I see it this way: speculative fiction people are talking experimental fiction, Internet story-telling, & shared worlds, and 4th Street is home to many authors who have more-than-average experience with some or all of these topics. It's a natural fit.
**MN-me says "you can't invite PTB to lunch, even if you pose it as a Delta get-together, because they have plans for their weekend already and have friends they don't see often to hang with and are appropriately leery of being cornered by rabid fans" and on and on and on. MI-enhanced me says: "but it's for the project! It furthers the meta-fictional experiment!" And social-anxiety-me chimes in with "there's no restaurant in this hotel so you won't get to sit with Brust for lunch again so you need lunch plans!"
So I can jump on the "let's have a Shadow Unit coffee klatsch or something" bandwagon, but suggesting lunch has given me a stress headache.