Vicon 1998 Conspiracy
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 14:15:48 -0700
From: Ellen Levy Finch
Subject: vicon conspiracy
***This is intended as a surprise for Susan & Martin.***
Mr. BILL (ALIEN) GOES TO VICON
Instead of Mr. Bill, we have Mr. Alien--6" completely poseable plastic
green alien with the appropriate "oh no!" expression on his face.
THE PLAN: Everyone take photos of Mr. Alien doing Vicon sorts of things,
tons of 'em, and I'll get them all developed at one-hour developing in
Visalia probably Saturday afternoon (so we have to work fast) to put the
best into an album for Saturday night.
LABELS FOR ALBUM: I'll type up as many labels as people can think of
beforehand (e-mail me), so we can have semi-pro looking labels for the
album. Probably. All the others we'll just write by hand when we get
SUGGESTED FUN ACTIVITIES FOR MR. ALIEN:
Some of the many ideas we've come up with:
"Mr. Alien gets invited to Vicon" (photo: buried under pile of invites? Or--?)
"Mr. Alien changes tire on road to Vicon" (Photo: Mr. Alien under car tire)
"Mr. Alien tries the hamburger basket" (Mr. Alien inside a hamburger bun)
"Mr. Alien visits the portapotty" (use your imagination)
"Mr. Alien makes coffee" (Mr. Alien in the coffeepot?)
WHO WANTS ALIENS?: have *4* (count them, 4) identical aliens so that they
can be off doing different things with different people:
-on the way to,
-and during Vicon.
(We could probably even afford to dismantle one of them so that we have
various pieces of Mr. Alien in various destructive situations.)
BRING PROPS: Think about ways that we can enhance Mr. Alien's fun level at
Vicon. Bring appropriate materials.
BRING & USE YOUR CAMERA: I will have a camera; everyone else with cameras
is encouraged to take photos on the sly, as this will definitely require
multiple participants. I'll take charge of exposed film & getting it
developed & into albums.
I plan on sneaking around madly AT vicon & in various places in Visalia
BONUS POINTS for getting pictures of susan and/or martin in photos WITH one
of the aliens without them knowing about it.
SOOOO--if anyone wants a Mr. Alien beforehand to take along with them
(e.g., Mr. Alien takes a rest stop; Mr. Alien shops at Casa de Fruta,
etc.), we can probably arrange something. (or: reasons Mr. Alien Can't
Attend Vicon for those bags who're staying at home...)
A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING: The fun thing is--Mr. Alien can continue to go
on trips & have misadventures for the rest of eternity & people can simply
mail the photos to Susan & Martin to add to their collection.