I created an unofficial slack community, for us to communicate at the con.
I went to Geekway to the West several months and I was introduced to Slack as they were using it there, to help organize games, trades, announcements etc.
Slack is a "is a cloud-based team collaboration tool" that "offers a lot of IRC-like features: persistent chat rooms (channels) organized by topic, as well as private groups and direct messaging (again, historically based on IRC). All content inside Slack is searchable, including files, conversations, and people"
You can get an invite at
And you can use it as an app on your phone and/or on the web.
And if Aldie and Jeff would like to make it official, I'd be glad to hand over, or just mantain it on their behalf.
I'm cheez on there, so if you have any questions or requests that only an admin can do just direct message me or mention me in a comment