Thundercats are go.
The most difficult piece, finding a good, available space for a reasonable price, seems to have been solved. The Center for Fiction has offered their space, for free (so long as we clean up after ourselves) for the day of June 4. It is midtown Manhattan and so it will be easy for folks who want to hit the BEA buzz panel over at the Javits in the late afternoon to get there.
I am going to check out the space in person and talk with them soon, but I am confident it will be a good fit.
So now it's time for the next three steps.
First, the planning and discussion is moving from here to a dedicated blog.
Second, the structure of an unconference and our space means that there has to be a registration cap of 100 participants. I have no idea if that many are interested, but that's the maximum this format can really handle.
Third, registration. Over on the Book Blog Uncon site, there is a registration form. Please only fill this out if you are very likely to attend. Since there's no charge, there is no binding registration, but an accurate headcount will make planning easier, and it also lets us keep track of a waitlist should demand exceed the registration cap.
On Friday, I am going to post some information about how an unconference works, what you can expect from the day, and how you can start proposing sessions beforehand.