Fan Gallery Appearances
- Aug 2004: Interaction (Worldcon), Glasgow, Scotland.
- Sep 2004: CascadiaCon (NASFiC), Seattle WA.
Fan Gallery photographers will be on hand at
these and other events.
- 23-25 Nov 2001:
Loscon 28, Burbank CA
- 180 photos were exhibited.
- 15-17 Feb 2002:
- 120 photos were exhibited.
- 22-24 Feb 2002:
Del Mar CA
- 77 photos were exhibited.
- 29-31 Mar 2002:
- 208 photos were exhibited.
- 24-26 May 2002:
Kansas City MO
- 60 photos were exhibited.
- 04-07 July 2002:
Westercon 55: Conagerie,
Los Angeles CA
- 122 photos were exhibited.
- 29 Aug - 02 Sep 2002:
Con José (Worldcon),
San Jose CA
209 photos were exhibited.
- 08-10 Nov 2002:
- 29 Nov - 01 Dec 2002:
Loscon 29, Burbank CA
- 28 Aug - 01 Sep 2003:
TorCon 3 (Worldcon),
- Aug 2004: Armadillocon, Austin TX.
- Sep 2004:
Noreascon 4 (Worldcon), Boston MA.
Inviting the Fan Gallery to your Convention
Suppose that you're the chair of Plergbcon, and you'd like to have the
Fan Gallery exhibited at your convention. Here are the guidelines that
govern our tour.
- Someone from the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests
has to be going to Plergbcon and willing to oversee the exhibit.
This isn't as unlikely as it may sound -- many SCIFI members travel
to other conventions. Write to the Fan Gallery e-mail address,
firstname.lastname@example.org to find out
if this is a possibility.
- There has to be a place to set it up, usually using the same hardware
as your Art Show, just as if it was a large "not for sale" art exhibit.
It doesn't have to go in your Art Show room, though. In the past it's
been displayed in Art Show and Dealers Rooms, Exhibit halls,
and in a corner of a foyer.
If your art show panels use pegboard, we can provide the pegboard hooks
and binder clips to hang the photos. If you use some other exotic system
(for example, Windycon uses metal gridwork and S-hooks) you'll need to provide
How much room will it take to set up? It really depends on how much
room can you provide.
It will depend, in part, on the
configuration of your art show panels. We've seen or heard about
4'x4', 4'x6', 5'x4', and mixed 4'x6'/4'x3' panels.
We'd like at least four
4'x6' panels or equivalent for a reduced subset exhibit, and the exhibit
can expand to fill a dozen or so panels if there's the space for it.
If you tell us the space available, we can tell you how many photos will fit.
We usually display a partial exhibit -- you're not obligated to host the
entire thing. And the more photos we send the heavier the shipping
cases; see below.
- We ask that Plergbcon pay for the shipping to and from California.
This will probably be somewhere between $100 and $250 total, depending on
whether the entire exhibit is sent. We can weigh the shipping cases with
all or some of the photos in them ahead of time,
and you can determine shipping charges
with UPS or your favorite carrier. Smaller exhibits are cheaper to ship.
- You should designate someone to be the Plergbcon point of contact.
This could be the chair, or hotel liaison, or perhaps the art show head
(because it uses art show equipment), but someone needs to be the Plergbcon
Fan Gallery Liaison.
This person should:
- arrange for the art show panels to be set up
in some suitable location, and communicate to us how many panels and
what size they are (and whether they're taller than they are wide, or vice
versa -- a 4'h x 6'w panel will display more photos than a 4'w x 6'h panel);
- provide a shipping address for us to send the case(s) via UPS; and
the cases back to us here in California. (If the SCIFI rep is staying over
until the next work day, they might be able to handle that part for you.)
- We'll also want you to arrange with your treasurer so that we get reimbursed
for the outbound shipping charges.
- You have the option of requesting certain photos to be included, if
we're displaying a reduced subset exhibit. See
Fan Gallery Contents to find out how many photos are
in the current collection.
(We displayed 208 at Minicon, in Feb. 2002, but it's getting larger.)
If you have limited space, and don't have any particular requests,
we'll start with the names listed in bold on the Contents page
(esp. those who aren't "inactive," i.e. deceased), add in other fans who
are local to your area, the photos most recently added to the exhibit, and
then fill out the exhibit with other photos as we see fit.
We can fit about 130-140 photos (maybe more)
in one of the Fan Gallery shipping cases. The Fan Gallery shipping cases
are heavy, by the way; a full case (with the mounting hardware included)
weighs about 83 lbs.
With 110 photos and half of the mounting hardware (just the binder clips)
it comes in at 67 lbs, which we estimate as costing $70 round trip. (UPS,
insured for $1000. You can check the numbers yourself at
www.ups.com. Just remember that it's
coming from a business address with daily pick-up service but you'll probably have
to ship it back via the customer counter, and the rates are about a buck
higher for shipping to a residential address. The Customer Counter option will be
about $10 more for our big heavy case.)
- We'd appreciate help finding three bumper stickers with the name of
your city on them, or at least your state. These can be any kind of
sticker - we have stickers
from a sports team, a radio
station, and a website - so long as we can use them as souvenirs of where
the Fan Gallery has been. It seems the airport gift shops don't carry
this sort of thing anymore. If you have a little time to look for this,
try checking your local RV campground - they might have them.