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.
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.
Main Article: jbonunsla 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 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. Courtesy of Axis, a picture of most of the attendees, and a couple of newbies, during a lesson: .
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.