A community for Minotaurs

The response to Stuart's untimely passing has been amazing and heartwarming and overwhelming. It's obvious he touched many lives and we all have a lot of good memories of him to carry with us.

I've started a community where we can share stories and pictures and have a place to gather to remember him. Everyone, please feel free to join and post to minotaursfriend, and pass the word on to anyone else you think would be appropriate.

Sad news

It is with the heaviest of hearts that I post this today. My very good friend, and I know good friend of many of you, Stuart Carroll (minotaurs) passed away this morning, June 14. During the night he suffered a massive heart attack, and despite tremendous efforts to save him, he passed away at 6:00 a.m. He had good friends by his side until the end, and his family is gathering to decide on the next steps.

I met Stuart when I ran Gaylaxicon in 2004 in San Diego, and together we not only started San Diego Queer Sci-Fi, but became good friends. Many of us gathered on a weekly basis to play board games, and he helped out with the new local San Diego convention, Conjecture. He also brought me into slash fandom, and when we attended CON.TXT together last year I was stunned by how both famous and loved he was by that community.

I cannot express how sad I am right now. He was a truly wonderful, intelligent, witty spirit that will be sadly and sorely missed by those who knew him.

Conjecture 2008 ~ Room block extended to Sept 2nd!!

If you thought it was too late to get your room at the convention rate, it's not!!

Save yourself from worring about gas money and set up a slumber party with 3 of your friends at the Crowne Plaza during Conjecture 2008. Hang out late talking about your adventures this year attending (or dodging working!) the other conventions around the country while you take Shore Leave in San Diego with David Drake.

We have a most awesome art show planned for this year: nearly 30 artists!! So if you usually get out bid at the bigger conventions, why not slip into ours and swipe an original for a song?  

Conjecture 2008: September 26-28

After a long Convention Season, take Shoreleave in San Diego

Conjecture 2008
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, CA
Sept. 26-28, 2008

David Drake

Registration rates are $40.00 for adults, 
$20.00 for Librarians/Military/Teachers with Proper ID, 
$15.00 for High School Students, 
$1/year for Children 6-15 years of age, 
Free for Kids Under 5.

Room block closes on August code is VII (as in 'seven'). You can do it on line or call in at: 1-619-297-1101.

x-posted: my journal, San Diego, and lots of odd places...trying to get the word out!!!
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Reminder: Room Block is still open!!

Just a quick reminder that the room block is still open for Conjecture 2008. Booking code is VII. (That would be Roman-seven as they were being cute when the picked it.) Room rate is $115.

Conjecture's dates are September 26 - 28, 2008 at the San Diego Crowne Plaza. Ph: 619-297-1101. You can enter the group code on the website for booking a room, it's a field on the left side as part of the search features.
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Time to book your Hotel Room for Conjecture 6

We're in the final stages of the preparations for Conjecture 6, and that also includes the Hotel Block closing on August 28th.

If you have been considering coming to Conjecture this year, please take a moment to book your room using this link. Our rates are $115/night for all standard room types. The booking code you need for calling in a reservation is: CNJ Feel free to call the local number (1-619-297-1101) and ask to speak to a local person for reservations.

Parking is $6/day for hotel guests (with in/out privileges), and as with last year we will have a discounted rate for those not staying at the hotel.

And just a reminder, our Guest of Honor is Larry Niven, and our theme this year is Alien Cultures.

Registration is only $40 until September 15th.