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Millicon DC: Schedule of Events

All 'con attendees will receive a copy of the fully-detailed schedule at registration/check-in. Still, for those who want a look a bit in advance -- here's the planned schedule for Millicon DC, July 13-17, 2006:


Thursday, July 13: Millicon, Day One
* 12 noon: Conference Room opens. This is for people to gather, mix, and mingle. Informal/unofficial. Costume/'con attire is both invited and welcomed, although there is no competition at this time.

* 3:00 - 6:00 pm: Millicon Registration. Every 'con attendee must check in at some point to receive information packets, goodie bags, 'con badges, and sign up for group event schedules if needed. If you are not able to register during this time, please see one of your Millicon Planning Directors as soon as you arrive -- we will have your stuff!

* 3:00 - 6:00 pm: Art with Ingress and Sunny! After you register, spend some time getting to know your fellow 'con attendees through the aid of Milliways' irrepressible glitter kids, who will be happy to help you help them in the construction of Gweat Awt, among other things.

* 6:00 pm: Registration closes. If you were not able to register during this time, please see one of your Millicon Planning Directors as soon as you arrive -- we will have your stuff!

* 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Dinner. On your own or with any of the people you've just met. :)

* 7:00 - 10:00 pm: Milliways Trivia! In the conference room, where Quizmasters Gareth and Bing will be presiding. Come join your team and test your Milliknowledge! Prizes will be awarded.

* 10:00 pm - whenever: Milliways After Hours. The conference room closes at ten, but we know you're not likely to sleep yet. Neither are we. Small group informal freestyle gatherings as warranted. Remember to respect those who are sleeping, though!

Friday, July 14: Millicon, Day Two
* 8:00 am: Conference room opens. The room will be available all day for people to be in and out, and will be the central gathering place for all group events-- it's a great meeting place for smaller groups, as well.

* 10:00 am: Museums open. Sightseeing Day. Washington D.C. has a vast array of cultural opportunity, and even better -- it's all free. Interest has been expressed in visiting the Natural History Museum, the National Zoo, the American History Museum (there's a Muppet exhibit), and the Air and Space Museum, all of which are within reasonable transportation distance. Maps and more information will be available for all at the con, and there are people who can help organize smaller groups for interested parties.

* 5:30 pm: Natural History Museum closes. This is probably a good time to eat and make your way back to the hotel to get ready for the evening's events.

* 7:00 pm: Happy Hour Live: The Milliways LARP! In the conference room. Come attired and "IC" as one of your characters and meet others in the bar! Voting for Best Attire will be by secret ballot, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening.

* 10:00 pm - whenever: Milliways After Hours. As before, the conference room closes at ten, but we know you're not likely to sleep yet. Neither are we. Small group informal freestyle gatherings as warranted. Remember to respect those who are sleeping, though!

Saturday, July 15: Millicon, Day Three: Canon Sharing Day
* 8:00 am: Conference room opens. At this time, projection equipment will be set up for watching canons in movie-style format.

* 10:00 am: Museums open. As before, people are welcome to spend their day however they choose, including touring any of Washington's many wonderful sights. As an alternative, 'con attendees are welcome in the conference room to watch any of the many things that will be showing all day long and into the evening, based on interest/availability. Share your knowledge and appreciation of canon with others! For those who are still having fun with Con Attire, costumes are more than welcome during all canon-sharing events.

* (Dinnertime -- don't forget to eat!)

* approx 7:00 pm Canon sharing continues. Episodes of a variety of canons will continue to be aired.

* 10:00 pm - whenever: Milliways After Hours. As before, the conference room closes at ten, but we know you're STILL not likely to sleep yet. Neither are we. Small group informal freestyle gatherings as warranted. Remember to respect those who are sleeping, though!

Sunday, July 16: Millicon, Day Four

NOTE: No conference room today. Meeting location for Sunday group gatherings will be announced at registration and during the 'con, as a reminder.

* Morning: Religious services at various locations for those who have expressed interest. National Cathedral is on the list, for those who want to combine with sightseeing.

* Mid-Afternoon Matinee, time TBA: Pirates! For those who are interested, a motley crew of pirate-attired (or 'normally' dressed, for those who prefer it) folk will be making their way to a nearby movie theater to watch Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. More information available at registration.

* (Dinnertime -- again, don't forget to eat!)

* approx 7:00 pm: Evening Monument tour: Washington D.C. in July is very, very hot. The national monuments are well-lit and open in the evening, which makes the experience much more pleasant. Some are open 24 hours. Some are only open until midnight. Still, we have hours before midnight!

* 10:00 pm - whenever: Milliways After Hours. As before, the hotel requests quiet after ten, but we know you're STILL not likely to sleep yet. Neither are we, especially on the last night. Small group informal freestyle gatherings as warranted. Remember to respect those who are sleeping, though!

Monday, July 17: All Good Things Must Come To An End.
* People will be departing throughout the day. Farewell, everyone -- and see you online!

ETA: Regarding registration: Follow the signs for Milliways to the conference room! We will be waiting for you. :)

If you are not able to make registration on Thursday due to scheduling conflicts or travel restrictions, etc., that's fine. We will have your registation packets for you and can be reached at the front desk. If you know you are going to miss registration and are concerned about getting in touch with someone when you arrive, email me at aspen [at] silveraspen [dot] net, and I will give you my cell phone number.
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