Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

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What should the online con be named?

Fear The Con 12: The "I'm Not Wearing Pants" Edition
3
17%
Fear the Conline
8
44%
Fear The Con 11.5
4
22%
Fear The Net
2
11%
In Between Con 1
1
6%
Booter Con (Boot-Con)
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 18

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Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Caleb » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:33 pm

There was a thread of conversation today on the Discord server about potentially having an online convention this year in lieu of having FtC. We don't have a name, dates, or any details nailed down yet, but I wanted to put out the call to see how much interest we had and get any name suggestions.

Name suggestions currently:

Fear The Con 12: The "I'm Not Wearing Pants" Edition
Fear the Conline
Fear The Con 11.5 (correction)
Fear The Net
In Between Con 1
Booter Con (Boot-Con)
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Lord Foul » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:50 pm

What is this "Discord server" of which you speak? :eh:

I am intrigued to learn that FtB-related discourse is apparently taking place elsewhere.
I am perturbed to learn that FtB-related discourse is apparently not taking place here.

Also, there doesn't appear to be a poll option for "I think this is a terrible idea".
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Zylo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:42 pm

It's a great idea.

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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Leoff » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:54 pm

Here's an idea -- we could call it World Wide Wings Night.

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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby clintmemo » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:22 am

Lord Foul wrote:What is this "Discord server" of which you speak? :eh:

I am intrigued to learn that FtB-related discourse is apparently taking place elsewhere.
I am perturbed to learn that FtB-related discourse is apparently not taking place here.

Also, there doesn't appear to be a poll option for "I think this is a terrible idea".


Discord is an online tool that facilitates online gaming. You can set up chat channels and use voice for group calls. We use it for our online D&D game. The chat is just one big running free-for-all for anyone invited in, though I think you can have multiple channels, so effectively multiple for-all. It's not as organized as a forum. For group voice calls and having a running chat between a set group of people, it's great. We found it far superior to Skype.

I'm sure someone more familiar with Discord will correct everything I said that was wrong.
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Caleb » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:35 am

Lord Foul wrote:Also, there doesn't appear to be a poll option for "I think this is a terrible idea".


I left that off because, well, FTC 12 just isn't going to happen this year, we're going to have to wait until 2020. There may be some sort of offline thing, but it won't be FTC. This is basically the listeners wanting to have it, and as a new and infrequent host, I still consider myself a listener, so I jumped in to help with some of the planning.

The discord has been a pretty neat place to hang out and chat about things in a different format. The Facebook group has also become a common place for listeners to discuss and share things. While the forums are great, not everyone takes the time to leave their other social media outlets to come to the forums and communicate. I'm actively trying to do more of that lately, as I've struggled with remembering to check the forums in the past because it's not tied to my regular routines. I'm sure that's how it is with most of the others who do not participate as heavily on the forums.

I am open to ideas for an offline get-together/gaming event in St Louis, and I'd be willing to help with that as well (Zach Lorton has already approached me about helping). If you have suggestions, feel free to let me know.
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Flession » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:41 pm

Lord Foul wrote:What is this "Discord server" of which you speak? :eh:


Clearly our server pimp has been failing on his pimping efforts. :naughty:

I'm game for this sort of thing. I like having it as 11.5 as it's not a proper FtC, but it's close enough.
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Caleb » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Discord Invite Link: https://discord.gg/Hm6UkZT
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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby unwrittenart » Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:15 pm

I know I would be willing to run a game or 2 for the con. I hope people are interested.

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Re: Fear The Con 2019 (Online) Name Poll

Postby Zylo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 am

I started a poll on the discord to gauge interest in the con announcements channel. https://discord.gg/jzkx2jm

If you are interested in this please feel free to hop on the discord and give the announcement a boot emoji to show support.


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