Currently planned for Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of October, we're considering increasing the convention from 2 days to three days by starting on Friday the 2nd of October. We want your opinion on this.
A standard Unicon weekend is as follows:
Session A: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Session B: 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Session C: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Session D: 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Session E: 10:00am to 12:30pm
Session F: 1:15pm to 3:45pm
Session G: 4:00pm to 6:30pm
We are currently looking at four options.
Option 1 is keep things the same as previous years, running only on the Saturday and Sunday for a total of 7 Sessions.
Option 2 is the Pheno model, with registration from 5:00pm on the Friday, and the first Session 7:30pm to 10:00pm Friday night, for a total of 8 Sessions.
Option 3 is the Arcanacon model, with registration from 2:00pm on the Friday, and the first Session 4:00pm to 6:30pm Friday, and second Session 7:30pm to 10:00pm Friday night, for a total of 9 Sessions.
Option 4 is the Conquest model, with registration from 10:00am Friday morning, and Sessions 1:15pm to 3:45pm, 4:00pm to 6:30pm and 7:30pm to 10:pm Friday, for a total of 10 Sessions.
Please be aware that the Friday is not a public holiday, so that anyone involved on the Friday will have to take time off from work, etc. For University's it looks like the Friday is part of the mid-term break.
So, for those who might be coming to Unicon 2009, what is your preferred option? We're not going to run extra Sessions if we don't believe people want them, so let your voice be heard.