|ConVersation is the brain child
of Chip Livingston and me, Blasted Bill
Putt. We came up with the idea about 2001while sitting around after a
party. For the name, we reached for a dictionary and flipped through the C-O-Ns. When we got to conclave it said "A Gathering of Cardinals to
elect a Pope." Chip and I said "we've been going to ConClave
for years and have never elected a Pope." We tried to have a Pope
electing party for many years before we finally were able to do so at
ConClave 2005. We will now elect the Pope of ConVersation at every ConClave. So in late 2003 early 2004, Chip and I started making plans
for ConVersation in 2005. I was literally days away from announcing
ConVersation when I got asked to Chair Penguicon
and I said, looks like
I'm putting ConVersation on hold. So once I was done with that, my
other good friends, Bahb, Matt, Brick, and I started working on
ConVersation for 2006.
ConVersation is a relaxacon. That means a con without Guests of Honor and without Programming. We have honorary GOH's and some programming, but it's still going to just be a big hotel party all weekend.