She doesn't actually hold it herself. It's run by fans for fans, but she does make herself present each time they hold it.
I've never been (though it's my list of trips to take soon) but I hear that it's a good congregation of women that's less about commercialism (as many sci-fi conventions are focused on earning revenue), and more about celebrating an incredibly strong and beautiful woman and the many many women she inspires.
You should check out the Gabit Attendees Thread. They'll be able to tell you more about it.
Ah, thanks for the info ) Sounds wonderful... Too bad they are sold out for this year... Seriously, I keep being surprised by how different things are being done when Amanda is involved - charity and conventions and all - just incredible...
I don't know if there's ever been one she's had to cancel on. That's something you could definitely ask over in the Attendees thread. Some of the Gabit team posts there, and they're really the ones who would know.
It was set up by four fans that were tired of how cons were run and wanted less about profit and a convention with just Amanda, her fans, and raising money for charity. When it first started the charities were Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and Water Keepers Alliance. AT4, I believe, the two charities changed to Hearing Dogs and Sanctuary for Kids.
The only one I remember being canceled or rather postponed was due to her pregnancy with Oliva.
For more information and pictures of past events check out their website
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Sorry to interrupt the wonderful talk about AT, but I have a question and wanted you guys' thoughts.
This is concerning "Out of the Blue" and "Into the Black". How much time do you think passed between the two episodes? To me it doesn't seem like there was very much time at all. (I am currently trying to work out the specifics for my story, so it all flows.) Any thoughts?
I can't say I'm surprised at this point, but
I'd hoped they would at least manage to get rid of the energy creature from John before the bitter end.
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On the bright side, now we fic writers can give Helen and John whatever closure we deem fit without clashing with canon.
Still, it won't come anywhere close to being the same as watching AT and CH play off each other.
I will also miss watching Amanda and Jonathon Young together. I don't ship Magnus and Tesla, but I love watching the banter back and forth and their interaction. And I will miss RyRo in general. Henry was just plain awesome.
Selene does this mean you have a fic in the works?! I'd love to read a post season 4 fic, that explains how Druit got back from Hollow Earth (and wasn't killed in siphoning all that power from Adam's machine, and his reaction to her blowing up the Sanctuary....
Fallon "We had no choice. We lost power to our section of the tunnels. At first I thought Ranna’s forces had tracked me down but, no one came. And then the rumors began. That Praxis had been attacked."
Will: By whom?
Fallon: Truthfully, I don’t know. We waited as long as we could. But power from the city is what sustained our water supply. Eventually the local tribes met and we decided that we would take our chances on the surface."
and later Helen "She said when they got to the nearest gateway the Praxian defenses were down. It would explain why the psych worms escaped."
so at least few days had passed?
Don't ask me how I'm going to end up incorporating Sanctuary's move belowground. I'm still thinking about it.
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Is anyone still around? Is anyone still writing anything?
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I've been working on three Magnett fics if you're interested:
Tempest in a Teapot http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7568060/...st_in_a_Teapot
Five Hours in Ye Old London http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7659871/..._Ye_Old_London
The Mirror Cracked http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8016166/...Mirror_Cracked
I wish more Magnett fics were being written. Just about everything I'm finding is Teslen. :-[