jbonunsla, also known as LogFest, is the annual gathering of the Logical Language Group. We are required by an LLG bylaw to have an annual meeting. Every year we have a Lojban Convention for any and all in the community who are willing to come. LogFest was traditionally held at lojbab's house in Fairfax VA, a suburb of Washington DC, usually over a weekend in July or August. We have typically had around 20 people come for part or all of the weekend. Some of these people are among the more committed Lojbanists, and around half the attendees typically are at beginner skill levels. Usually several people travel a substantial distance in order to attend, and those people are often treated as a guests of honor and are given first consideration for choosing the activities on which we focus.
Other than giving those who had to travel furthest preference in picking topics, LogFest is largely unstructured, in part because we don't know who or how many are coming until a couple of days before things start. LogFest is what the community chooses to make it. Because the official LLG meeting occurs during Logfest, some of the major decisions affecting the Lojban community tend to get made there.
In 2005 and 2006, the annual gatherings started being held at science fiction conventions.
The LogFest name for the annual gathering of Lojban enthusiasts was a holdover from Loglan. Sometimes it has been called jboselsla, but that was inaccurate and meant the celebrators, not the celebration. jbotersla was rejected as being the program items at the celebration-- such as the games, discussions, and speeches-- not the celebration itself as a whole. So jbonunsla was settled on as the name.
Logfest 2015/jbonunsla 2015
jbonunsla 2015 will be on the 29th and 30th of August at the Holiday Inn in Princeton, New Jersey. The address is 100 Independence Way, which is just off Route 1.
Directions to the hotel: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/princeton/prnnj/hoteldetail/directions?irs=y Note that the directions are backward. The page says it's 8 km south of Princeton Junction. It's actually NNE of Princeton Junction and ENE of the Princeton station.
http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/rail/Rail_System_Map.pdf is the New Jersey rail map. The Northeast Corridor connects EWR to Princeton Junction; you can also get there by Amtrak.
Pierre is planning to be in northern Delaware for a few days before and can pick up someone from PHL. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a ride.
There will be a double room with room for four to sleep, for those who can't afford the room but can come, and a meeting room, but the two rooms are not adjacent. The guestroom will be available at 15:00 on Friday, but the meeting room will not be available until midnight. To reserve a room, call 609-520-1200 by July 28 and specify GLL. This was LLG of course, but someone flipped it.
Logfest 2013/jbonunsla 2013
Logfest 2012/jbonunsla 2012
jbonunsla 2012 was held in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday, 7 July 2011 and Sunday, 8 July 2011. The gathering took place in a shared hotel room in San Mateo.
Attendees can travel easily from the following airports, in order of convenience: San Francisco International Airport, San Jose Airport, and Oakland International Airport. Locals with cars are available for pickup if necessary.
The space has room for at least 4 to sleep, and seating for about 10 people.
Our plans for activities are extremely flexible, as in we don't really have any; this has caused issues with focus in previous years, so suggestions regarding activities and topics are welcome, even if you won't be attenting.
Generally, attendees can expect games, chatting in and about Lojban, and regular breaks for food. Most attendees will arrive on Friday and depart on Monday, so the most significant activities will likely take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Logfest 2011/jbonunsla 2011jbonunsla 2011
Logfest 2011 occurred on the weekend of July 4th (Friday, July 1st through Sunday, July 3rd) in Mountain View, California, USA. Logfest 2011 was coordinated by .alyn.post. It had about ten people on average throughout each day ranging from absolute beginner to seasoned veteran.
Logfest 2010/jbonunsla 2010
Logfest 2010 took place from April 30 - May 2 at PenguiCon 2010 in Troy, Michigan, and was a great success. Nine serious Lojbanists attended, and we attracted something 3 or 4 newbies.
LogFest 2009/jbonunsla 2009
LogFest 2009 was at PenguiCon 2009, from 1 May 2009 through 3 May 2009. We are extremely fortunate that Matt Arnold is both the ConChair of PenguiCon and a Lojbanist, so we have great space set aside for us! See the jbonunsla 2009 page for details.
There was a jbonunsla 2006 at Penguicon both Philcon 2006
and Penguicon 2006. The former was larger. See jbonunsla 2006 for details.