Read at the bottom for info on where the Traveling Pony Museum will be next!
Since my last journal (Sept 9), things have been really crazy for me. First there was planning and organizing my Physics class. This on-going project has kept my weekdays essentially booked solid, due to me having to write all new lecture for the new textbook I switched to this year. On top of that, grading 48 labs takes a significant amount of time. Most of my time has been occupied with this "real" work, leaving just small amounts of time for the remaining items. They are presented in chronological order, not in time-sucking order
Second, has been processing membership requests for %MLP-VectorClub
. This is a lot of fun, but takes about 15-30 minutes per request. Since we get on average one valid request per day, and I can't work every day, this is also a reasonable time sink (but one which I thoroughly enjoy!)
Third was assisting in the planning the Traveling Pony Museum
's trip to DerpyCon South in Louisiana in early October. This involved many Skype chats with the Con and museum staff, as well as a trip to NYC to pick stuff up. (For those who don't know, I'm about 6 hours away from NYC). I didn't end up going to DCS due to travel, but ~NurseTenderheart
did and represented the Museum well! Hopefully timing next year will allow me to make the trip!
Fourth, I researched and then purchased a 17" wide-format printer. Running it through its paces took more time, but again, was thoroughly enjoyable. It's amazing how many prints the cartridges can print, and a good thing too; they're $60 each times 8! Hopefully we (the Museum) can offer prints on demand at future conventions. Speaking of that...
Fifth was completely spearheading the Museum's trip to CANterlot Con
in Toronto, Canada this past November. A random tweet caught my eye, and I reached out to the con staff. Since I still had our display from DCS in my possession, it was easy enough to bring that up north for display. The prints on demand trial was a great success, but will probably only be viable for smaller conventions. The starter ink cartridges lasted all weekend with 12% ink to spare in the lowest one, and I printed probably at least 150 large pieces of paper. Stocking the ink, as well as having enough time to print all the requests, will be the limiting factors for prints on demand.
And finally, this last one. I'll just quote from the Museum's journal.
Planned for a while, but finalized only recently, the Traveling Pony Museum
will be attending Big Apple PonyCon
's Cotton Candy Club
this Sunday (12/8)! We're not allowed to sell anything, but will have our full setup on display, and will have information about becoming a Museum sponsor! This will also be an excellent opportunity to talk in-person (in-pony?) with our staff about new loans/donations, or joining our team!
Hope to see you there!=mewtwo-EX