I condensed the chat and consolidated them by subject. I've added notes.
droxy: I have questions from LJ- mostly crafters who want a vendor table. Who do they contact?
jonathon_rosenthal: - email@example.com
serious4sirius: Is there a deadline for signing up to be a vendor?
clay_dockery: Vendor deadline is first come first served
jonathon_rosenthal: We will issue a message as we are getting close to selling out tables
swythyv: Are fees posted on the website?
clay_dockery: we have limited space, so we the earlier you are down for a table the better. http://www.misti-con.org/vendors.html
vendor room will be open 10-6, and some will be staying open late.
Salem is our big vendor, they are basically the east coast Whimsic, and will be bringing many items. (Note- yes they take cash and credit cards)
emily_barnette: For those of us who do crafts, but don't want to be a vendor, is there a Craft Faire? And how much would it be to have a table?
Craft fair is still TBD.
Note- Craft fair was brought up several times. It appears the issue is space.
Note- If several crafters go in on one vendor table, you could make a go of it. Just my idea.
November 30th at midnight to submit
]cassandra_johnstone: firstname.lastname@example.org contact me here with programming questions, concerns.
cassandra_johnstone: and yes, indeed. More academic opportunities are on the way.
cassandra_johnstone: Also, if you are of the Literary persuasion, we have a gorgeous track for that, too!
jonathon_rosenthal: Jill - Formal programming is VERY structured, it has distinct time periods, formats, and such.
Note- presentations do not need to be geared to mothers.
Informal is the stuff we expect will cater to different crowds and is more organized by the con rather than by presenters. For example our informal programming includes karaoke, pool party, beach party, etc. Also informal programming will GENERALLY be after hours.
cassandra_johnstone: Hm... we have our generic track, there is a D.E. track, a literary one, a more academic one, but quite a few of those will bleed into one another.
jonathon_rosenthal: I do also want to briefly talk about the Ministry "slant" on the programming. We are working on a system where formal programs will gain you points towards "occupational certifications". (e.g. Auror, Care of magical Creatures, etc)
Note- the shell schedule does include lunch and dinner breaks. So no worries.
Note- all this discussion on informal programming does not exclude fan organized meetups/photshoots/etc.
jonathon_rosenthal: And our Call for Fan Art is about 1 month away. (note- Sometime in October....)
jonathon_rosenthal: We are still working on the fan fic and don't have an ETA yet.
Side note- the volunteer sub chair postions have not been filled. The mistcon tema will contact those who applied for these volunteer postions.
Ministry level passes are actually almost sold out.
Note: we have about 40 or so known attendees from LJ, more on facebook. People were registering during chat! LOL
serious4sirius: Will you be doing any programming that includes fandoms other than Harry Potter?
clay_dockery: we are dedicated to being a Harry Potter convention, but comparative programming and cross cos-play are encouraged. But we want the focus to be HP for our programs and events.
The MISTI-Con staff does not condone criticism of any other guest. Regardless of their cosplay as long as it maintains community standards*. (Note: Like dragon con a costume means you must wear clothing consistent to local laws. Use common sense.)
We are going to be posting a non-harassment policy soon as well. (note: Be nice)
Also note that hotel has to follow community standards rules as well. (e.g. decency laws, open container and whatever New Hampshire has.)
swythyv: Perhaps consider that the resort has been exceptionally cordial to us. We would not want to in any way embarrass them for it in the community in which they must do business. (Note: AMEN!)
please send an email to email@example.com with your offer and we can contact you.
There is a shuttle form the manchester airport. All the details are on the mistcon website.
Folks who drive are encouraged to go to the misticon forum and manage the rides from there or simply arrange them with your travel buddies.