Jargon Busting Conventions
Friday Mar 25 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM (1 hour)
Hilton Deansgate - Room 7
Conventions have their own language that has developed over more than 7 decades. It is fun and interesting and usually useful but also enormously frustrating and potentially alienating. Language can make an "us and them" divide like little else at conventions. It can certainly make it very hard to break through the barriers in volunteering or even trying new roles because the language can be so specific. This session is for anybody who has ever read or heard words like Gophers, Groats, MIMO, Green Room, Gopher Mum, SMOF, or Ops and been a bit bamboozled.