Rambled by Doug
A progress report. Well.
I see this was a StudlyCaps SwanCon. (I think the Singlecap Swancon is slightly more common, but I haven’t done a study. And at least one year ALLCAPSed to avoid the decision.)
This PR is 24 A4 pages, including covers, being 6 A3 sheets folded and stapled on the spine. The internal pages are numbered 3 through 19. This is perplexing, as you’d expect the inside back cover to be page 23, not page 19, but after repeated counting to ensure that there really really were 6 A3 sheets and not 5, it emerged that the A3 sheet between pages 8 and 9 and between 11 and 12 is four A4 pages of advertising, and is unnumbered. The full-page ad on page 18, however, does consume a page number, to avoid throwing off the even/odd left/right rhythm.
This is a Festival of the Imagination convention, so the production quality is as high as it can be in a photocopied and staple-stitched PR, with elegant font choices and layout, but contains the odd idiosyncrasy (such as the page numbering).
The Table of Contents declares:
2 Convention Details Summary
3 Table of Contents
6 Social Programme
8 Video Programme
10 Hotel Feature
12 Gaming Programme
16 Writers’ Workshop
19 Education Seminar
19 Short Story Competition
20 Afterword & Committee
Except that of course the page numbers column is right-aligned in their version, whereas I am too lazy to do that in this transcription.
“Hotel Feature”, in case you’re wondering, is a one-page description of the venue, and a map.
I declare this to be enough of a summary of this PR. Perhaps we will delve into more detail on it in future articles.