The amount of audio-visual material that Duncan had stored under MISC was remarkable, even for an inquisitive ten-year-old. It was not that he lacked organizing ability--that was the most celebrated of all the Makenzie talents--but he was interested in more things than he knew how to index. He had now begun to discover, the hard way, that information not properly classified can be irretrievably lost.
I mention this because I've started to post some of the twenty thousand Costume-Con 26 photos taken by 35 different photographers on pix.cc26.info for all to see. I'm taking it slowly because I want it to be as complete an archive as we can create. Regular visitors to Hazel's Picture Gallery know that I like to get your name in the caption when I take your picture, so that's what I'm doing here.
Many thanks to Tom Tonthat and Jack Krolak, Danny Low, Pat Larson, and the other photographers on the team who went to the extra effort to take pictures of badges at the same time as they took pictures of people.
From time to time I'll post photos on costume_con looking for names -- I just put half a dozen there, and got names for more than half of them within a few hours. Watch that LJ if you'd like to help, or go to pix.cc26.info and Search for the word need to find the holes I have so far.
I've been posting a smattering of Friday pictures from the collection, and I'm up to the 6 o'clock hour. Just starting to get Victorian Underwear Party pictures up there, starting with the ones I can see badges for. Work progresses! I expect to to do as much as I can on the Friday photos before I move onto Saturday.
Oh and when I'm done I'll have more to say about how to do a project like this better "next time." But that's a topic for a later post.
(Reminder to my friends going to San Jose next week: have fun, library_lynn, missmea and I will be at wiscon instead.)
The quote, for those who didn't recognize it, is from Imperial Earth by Arthur C. Clarke, from page 3 of my copy.