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Posters and Programs - Qualified Perceptions
Posters and Programs
So, I did the posters and programs for Iolanthe. This time it was zacheiss who made puppy dog eyes at me, instead of mister_nick, but I'm usually pretty easily convincable. And usually it's pretty easy (though the number of people who say "I'm not writing a bio because your threatened fake bio sounds better" is going up. "I'm going to write you all as vegetables" was supposed to have been a threat!). This year, though, it's a disaster.

First, I waited too long for the MTG ad and only gave Copytech two days. Which meant that they only said "We can maybe get them done by Friday" instead of "Yes, by Friday." And maybe is really no better than no, for a deadline. So I spent Thursday xeroxing, folding, and stapling. I don't feel too guilty about this, because while I used the copy machine at work for it, I replenished twice as much paper as I took, which surely must sort of cover toner and wear and tear and staples. But it took longer than I had planned to spend at work on Thursday, certainly. (I guess I can't complain much, everyone else had to go to work for real. And had it not been a holiday, I would have had to spend all those hours in the middle of the night instead).

Second, apparently I've illicitly put staff into the medium price bracket on the posters as MIT Community, when it was supposed to be MIT Alumni and staff are supposed to fall into General Admission. I suppose I don't have to feel too guilty about that either, because the 300 programs I printed would have cost (I think) $120, so that covers thirty staff who are getting in with a lower price than they should. rifmeister tells me I'm "boojum9000 nionized edition", a modern day Robin Hood. (I think maybe working for a Japanese company is rubbing off on him, because I'm really not sure about the "nionized" part there). Right! I was sticking up for staff rights, not just messing up.

Sigh. :)

Next show they can make puppy dog eyes at chanaleh. Her programs are prettier than mine, anyway.

Current Mood: grumpy grumpy
Current Music: SRO isn't on yet, sniff.

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chanaleh From: chanaleh Date: November 13th, 2004 08:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Next show they can make puppy dog eyes at chanaleh. Her programs are prettier than mine, anyway.

Aww! :-} I, of course, credit the tools at my disposal. You should note on the programs that you used LaTeX and everyone will be as supremely impressed as I am.

I did give a vague measure of consent to design posters, but managed to refuse to be named Publicity Manager.
mister_nick From: mister_nick Date: November 13th, 2004 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Eh, I don't think it's a big deal. Most of the MIT community we get are alumni anyway, so I'll direct annoyance at the ticket manager for charging alumni the general admission price last night. (I'm assuming you saw the "alumni are $8" series of email.)

And really, such confusions are likely to happen when you change what we usually do. Whatever.

Your programs rock, and we're glad you did it. maputie_pirate says so too. =)
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