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zuh- by iamsab

I have this pipe dream.

Feel free to tell me I'm crazy, but this idea has been implanted in my head for quite awhile- ever since Dragon*Con 2004:

I want an exhibition booth at Dragon*Con 2005 (ETA: or 2006 if it's already too late for this year) for Enemies & Allies. I want it even though I've reviewed the information packet and know full well that it will cost well over $1000 US dollars. I want it even though it means I'll have to do a major site overhaul so it actually looks like a real site instead of the hasty infant archive it is now. I want it even though we're probably not big enough to rate a booth- because if other fic archives can do it, I want to do it too! I think it would be a wonderful opportunity to pimp the site, attract new writers, and maybe even support the two charities I've decided are going to be the official charities for the archive (specifically, selenak's third world charity and the American Diabetes Association), if that's legal.

So, yes, there we are. I had to write that down before I went completely insane. Heading back to reality now...

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Crazy =/= bad :)

They said the archive was crazy, but If You Build It They Will Come, after all, and they did.

If you still want to do this nearer the time, you could always see if anyone else is interesting in making it happen. Or maybe go into a big drive for the site, and aim for DragonCon 2006.

(As someone who has been impressed by the productive insanity of fans at TrekUnited, I say go for it! :D )
Oh, go for it, it sounds fantastic! (I'll even volunteer html coding time if you want to delegate drudge work...)
You know, I've been meaning to ask you this for a while: are you happy with your webhosting situation as far as Enemies & Allies goes? Because I had to buy webspace to put vids up, I have a lot of spare room, if you want to move for any reason.
Right now, my webhost is adequate, but it does have severe limitations that will probably hamstring me in the long run. My thought, eventually, was to get my own domain name, but I'm afraid I'm hardly an expert in independent webhosting. In order to make that kind of switch, I would need a lot of technical support. O_o
Right now, my webhost is adequate, but it does have severe limitations that will probably hamstring me in the long run. My thought, eventually, was to get my own domain name, but I'm afraid I'm hardly an expert in independent webhosting. In order to make that kind of switch, I would need a lot of technical support. O_o

I could probably talk you through the process, although Advanced Coding is far beyond me. We need to find a Centauriphile who knows about these things, clearly *g*.
Are you talking about this year?
They are already assinging spots.
(At least we already have one.)

Suenix
Well, if we've past the deadline and it's no longer feasible, then I would be shooting for 2006.
As I said earlier, I can help with the site as soon as I get my thesis draft turned in next week. Just tell me what you want (colour scheme, style, etc.), and I'll see what I can do.
I'm profoundly grateful for the linking, and any support would be great. Incidentally, speaking of E&A, how about asking saava for her beautiful Centauri and Narn related icons to be hosted among the graphics? I'm sure any site visitor who hasn't found them in her lj would be thrilled.
Oh, I'm definitely going to start trolling for art in the coming months. I know ruuger, for example, has also put together some beautiful collages. And I think I'm going to start poking misshallelujah as well, because she makes icons like this one.