COSine 2023 Status Report #2

COSine 2023 is rapidly approaching—only 3 months away (yikes!). And, approaching even faster is October 31st, which is not only Halloween but, even scarier, is the last day to get reduced-rate tickets to the convention!

You can sign up for tickets here.

In case you missed the last status report, COSine 2023 will be held on January 20-22, 2023 at The Embassy Suites by Hilton (Woodmen and I-25)! Our previous hotel has been converted into a hideout for xenomorphs in the witness protection program. Or possibly efficiency apartments. For xenomorphs.

Here is our guest lineup:

  • Martha Wells – Our author GoH and NY Times bestselling author of The Murderbot Diaries, The Books of the Raksura, and many others.
  • Drs. Louise & James Gunderson – Our science GoHs, experts in robotics & artificial Intelligence. Ask them about AI lizards. Really.
  • Kyle Crutcher – Our Artist GoH, creator of the COSine rocket, retro-futurist potter, and Ambassador to the Monoptozoids.
  • Connie Willis ­– Sci-Fi Grand Master and friend of the convention.
  • Courtney Willis – Dr. Science himself.

The New Hotel
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Colorado Springs is just north of Woodmen, near I-25. A bit closer to Denver, a bit further from New Mexico, mostly a wash from planetoid LV-426.

The COSine rate for the convention is $119/night which includes:

  • An actual suite – all of the rooms at the Embassy Suite are, well, suites, with a separate bedroom and lounge.
  • Complimentary made-to-order hot breakfast
  • Complimentary drinks and snacks every night (6-7pm)
  • Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms (usually $9.95/day)

You can use this link to register, or call them at 719-599-9100 and tell them you are with COSine to get the special rate (only guaranteed through Dec 20, 2022). Ask for accessible or pet-friendly (cats, dogs, xenomorphs) rooms.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant (not something we take for granted now :-), and indoor pool and fitness center. It is also within walking distance of several other restaurants.

We had hoped that COVID would be a distant, unpleasant memory by this point, but, alas, the virus seems to be taking notes from the Andromeda strain.

So, at this point, our COVID policy is as follows:

  • Must be inoculated against the virus or take a test within 24 hours of attending.
  • Masks will need to be worn in all of the function rooms

You may think this is unnecessary, but our Guest of Honor literally just caught COVID while attending a different convention. We would really like that to not happen at our convention!

As ever, we could use a few good fans. If you are interested in volunteering for the convention, please drop an email to Experience with a P-5000 Powered Work Loader optional.

We hope to see you soon,

Morland, Arlen, Karen, Eli, Richard
The COSine Con Com