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Convergence 24 Timetable

First of all 24 years! Oh my goth!

Now for the message you’ve all been waiting for! It’s time, once again, to start submitting any proposal you may have for Convergence number 24! All of you goth stars interested in bidding, get your proposals gussied up and contact us right away!

Email with Convergence 24 as the subject or shoot me a facebook message and we can help you get on the way to a glorious party.

The timeline for C24 bid proposal and voting goes like this…

Friday June 30 2017
Submission deadline.
By this date, Bidding Committees must have submitted their Bid Proposals and preliminary event budgets for inclusion on the ballot. They will have a web account set up on to host their proposal web sites and site credentials will be sent to bid committees.

See the Bids page for information on how to create and submit a Convergence proposal.

Note that the person that submits the bid will be the point of contact with The C*B*L. Any references to a Committee Chair in the process refer to that person.

Friday July 7 2017

Bids go live.

Bidding Committees *must* post their Bid Proposals to the alt.gothic.* news groups and they may open their web sites to the public. Posting to regional mailing lists, web communities, blogs, social media etc. is acceptable but not essential. If you don’t have a newsfeed that can access alt.gothic, Google can help you out. (It would be in the bid’s BEST INTERESTS to post everywhere! Convergence FB group, altgothic FB group, LJ, Tumblr, Twitter, anywhere and everywhere you can think of!)

Discussion BEGINS. Bids are *locked* during the discussion period: the Bidding Committees may no longer make any changes to their bids. The proposal websites are frozen. The denizens of alt.gothic discuss their ideals and reservations regarding the bids. Committees answer questions. Bids may be rejected by consensus if they do not please the people, although they are no longer required to be specifically ratified.

Friday July 14 2017

Discussion Period ENDS

Speak now or forever shut it! The voting system is announced on alt.gothic.

Bid Clarification Period BEGINS
The Bidding Committees may modify their bid websites to incorporate clarifications of the bid that came up during discussion.

Wednesday July 19 2017

Bid Clarification Period ENDS

C*B*L Bid Review BEGINS

Give us a couple of days – we all have day jobs after all. The Bidding Committees may no longer make any changes to their bids. The proposal websites are frozen. The C*B*L will review the bids to ensure the changes are appropriate.

Monday July 24 2017

Voting Period BEGINS

Rock the vote and have a ball, that’s what this is about after all!! Once Peter Coffin (aka:Hellsop) fires up the ballot machine: The people decide.

Want to vote but can’t remember the URL? Here it is:

Monday July 31 2017

Voting Period ENDS

When we figure everyone who’s going to vote has got around to it (or we’re tired of waiting), voting is closed and results will be reviewed and tallied.

Tuesday Aug 1st 2017
Committees notified of Results
Flying Monkeys only move so fast. The C*B*L notifies the Chairs of the bids of the results.

After the winners have accepted


So now let’s get to work! Throw your mittens around your kittens and away we go!!
Looking forward to an excellent bidding season!

The Selected Bid

The selected bid will be announced following the closing of voting and verification of the counted votes. At that time, an announcement will be posted to the alt.gothic.* news groups and []. The authority to plan and execute one Convergence in accordance with the published proposal along with permission to use the Convergence service mark subject to The C*B*L’s ongoing approval will then be transferred to the selected bid team.


Posted June 7, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events

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