Like Liz, I am taking care of final details for my trip to Toronto for the AoIR conference. I finally have my plane tickets, and a buddy and I found a room at the Bond Place Hotel – not the height of luxury, but affordable for two graduate students.

(And, like Liz … no, my paper isn’t done yet, but it will be before I leave!)

I tried signing up for a Birds of a Feather gathering on gaming, but (I’m almost embarrassed to admit … well, not even almost) I couldn’t figure out their not-so-intuitive message boards, which kept wanting a username and password that I didn’t have (and couldn’t figure out to sign up for). If anyone wants to grab a drink and talk about blogging and/or gaming, I’d happily meet.

[EDIT: looking over the program, I’m bummed to discover that I’m going to miss some really awesome talks Thursday morning. I’m looking forward to, one day, having travel funds so the decision to save a night’s hotel cost by flying in the morning of, rather than the night before, is an easier one. At least I found a 7am flight, so I can catch the afternoon panels…]

Also, just got word on the Level Up! game conference program, which looks really great. I was slated to give a paper there as well, but I had to withdraw, due to costs. With international travel, and only a few hundred dollars travel budget for graduate students, I just couldn’t afford it. Needless to say, I was disappointed that I would miss out. Hopefully it will get some blog coverage!


4 Responses to AoIR

  1. jeremy hunsinger says:

    the easiest thing for bof’s is to email the coordinator and ask them to keep you informed:)

  2. Jason says:

    Thanks Jeremy – but the coordinator of the conference or the coord of the individual BoF? If the latter, would that just be the person who posted first on the board? 😉

    I clearly need more coffee this morning…

  3. jeremy hunsinger says:

    the person who first posted it to the board is who i meant.

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