WikiFur:Convention checklists

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These checklists documents the process for recording conventions.

If you see something missing here — be bold and add it! (Please don't let that yellow box up there stop you.)

New convention[edit]

  1. Create a stub page about the convention. An article template (that you can {{subst:}}) here would be nice.
  2. Add information about it to its organizer's pages
  3. Create an appropriately-named subcategory of Category:Convention staff (for example, Category:Convention_name staff)
    1. Go to articles of known staff (and directors) and add this subcategory, with mentions in body text as appropriate (for example, Person is the Chairman / Person is a member of security / Person is responsible for AV equipment at Convention_name. )
  4. Create an appropriately-named subcategory of Category:Convention guests of honor (for example, Category:Convention_name guests of honor)
    1. Go to articles of all relevant people and add this subcategory, with mentions in body text as appropriate (for example, Person will be (a / the) guest of (honor / honour) at Convention_name.)
  5. Create a new section in list of furry convention resources by
    1. Adding {{Convention resources/Convention_name}} to list of furry convention resources, and
    2. Create the resulting page. A convention resource subpage template (that you can {{subst:}}) here would be nice.
    3. Create a matching link for the navigation box also. (This should be at the beginning of the wikitext.)
  6. Add the convention to the Convention map by editing this script.
    • To get the coordinates, you can go to Google Maps and search for the location. The coordinates will be in the URL, after @.
    • Use the convention's webpage (or failing that, contact email) and the telephone number of the hotel
  7. Add the convention to the following templates:
    1. Template:Timeline of conventions,
    2. Template:Upcoming events and
    3. Template:Conventions
  8. On Wikipedia, add a short summary to the proposed conventions section on Wikipedia:List of furry conventions

New instance of an existing convention[edit]

  1. Does the convention have separate instance articles?
    • Yes: create a new article with the instance's name.
      1. Add it to the convention's infobox template
      2. Add it to [[Category:200x events]] (for example, Category:2016 events)
    • No: Add it to the list on the page about the convention.
      1. Is the list getting too heavy?
        • Yes: Consider splitting it out by doing the following:
          1. TODO: Step-by-step instructions.
          2. A convention instance template (that you can {{subst:}}) here would be nice.
          3. A convention timeline template template (that you can {{subst:}}) here would be nice.
  2. Go to {{con resources|convention_name}} and create the Convention_name 200x subsection. (This is transcluded in the list of furry convention resources.)
  3. Will the convention move to a different venue?
  4. Add Category:Convention_name staff to known staff (and directors), with mentions in body text as appropriate
  5. Add Category:Convention_name guests of honor to relevant people, with mentions in body text as appropriate
  6. Update the date on Template:Upcoming events.

Convention aftermath[edit]

  1. Update the following convention attendance counts:
    1. The convention's main article ([[Convention_name]]) Is there any place we can fill this in without changing any words?
    2. the convention instance's article (if present; ([[Convention_name 200x]]))
    3. Template:Timeline of conventions
    4. List of conventions by attendance
    5. {{con resources|convention_name}} (should be linked in External links section; This is transcluded in the list of furry convention resources.)
    6. On Wikipedia: Wikipedia:List of furry conventions
  2. Convert the appropriate article(s) to past tense. FIXME: which articles?
  3. Add details of the convention. Usually this includes fursuits, and money raised for the charity, but anything notable goes.
  4. Is the event new?
  5. Update Timeline of charity donations.
  6. Was there a fursuit dance competition?
  7. Has the details of the next instance have been revealed?
  8. Does the event merit a news item?
  9. You're done for now. Great work, fellow wikifurry!
  10. For the next week or so, monitor the convention's website, LiveJournal community, social network accounts, and forums, if present. Update articles with relevant information, and {{con resources|convention_name}} with useful links