CONvergence Is Imminent!

Two weeks from today, CONvergence will rock Bloomington, MN. I suspect that nearly everyone who reads this blog (all five of you) knows what CONvergence is, but in case you just stumbled past, here’s a description. CONvergence is a four-day smorgasbord sci-fi/fantasy/music/movie/party convention that strikes every 4th of July weekend. It currently draws …

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Bullet Points on PowerPoint [Karaoke]

Last night’s PowerPoint Karaoke was a great one. A goodly number of people showed up, despite the gorgeous weather outdoors. Our presenters (Bill Corbett, Joe Bozic, Kelvin Hatle, and Dawn Krosnowski) all made quite an impression, with subjects ranging from tarantula transport conspiracy theories to preventing pregnancy with bread. And every …

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Tomorrow Night: PowerPoint Karaoke!

Remember, this month’s PowerPoint Karaoke is tomorrow, Tuesday the 2nd of April! Four contestants give a presentation to a live audience, even though they have never seen the slides before, and the slides are complete nonsense! This month’s star presenters will be Joe Bozic, Kelvin Hatle, Reid Knuttila, and Dawn …

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PowerPoint Karaoke: April 3rd

It’s the nightmare of every corporate lackey: you get up in front of an audience of people. Behind you is a screen, showing the opening slide of a PowerPoint deck. With dawning horror, you realise you have no idea what you are going to talk about. You desperately try to …

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Altar of Technology

My Vilification Tennis Altar of Technology. FEAR ME. #viltennis, a photo by Chebutykin on Flickr. I spent much of my weekend working as The High Priestess of Technology for two Vilification Tennis shows. As you can see from this pre-show photo, I was wrangling two computers and an LCD screen, …

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Vilification Tennis: The Game Show

It sounds like will be running computer tech for this week’s Vilification Tennis show, which makes two months in a row where I’ll be sitting onstage with a computer and a beer during VT. If you are unfamiliar with Vilification Tennis, it’s essentially a show where skilled improv comedians insult …

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