Boston Broadside
January/February 2002
Vol. 59,  No. 3
    Newsletter of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication


Copyright © STC Boston 2002

Competitions Awards Banquet

Comedian Wayne Cotter
To Perform at STACIEs

By Michelle Borelli

Wayne CotterThe STC Boston Chapter welcomes comedian Wayne Cotter to the Sheraton Lexington Inn on February 7, 2002, as he performs at the annual STC Technical Achievement in Communicating Information (STACIE) Awards Banquet. This will be an awards banquet like no other. We have made a lot of changes this yearchanges that will affect the whole flow of the evening. We plan to wow the chapter's membership with a really fun evening!

Wayne Cotter is a former computer geek who bailed out in the '80s to become a comedian. He left his cubicle and went on to host "Comic Strip Live" on the Fox Television Network every Saturday night for three years. He appears regularly on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Late Show with David Letterman," and "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher."

The STACIEs is the culmination of the annual Boston/NNE chapter competitions in technical publications, online documentation, and technical art. The event provides the award winners with public recognition of their excellence in our industry. The event will be attended by an estimated 200 guests.

The evening starts with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres will be served and entertainment will be provided by a local pianist. Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. The menu includes a mixed green salad, your choice of New England scrod or chicken piccata with red bliss potatoes, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Coffee, tea, and soda are included. (Vegetarian entrees are available upon request.)

Tickets are $30 for entrants/judges, $35 for STC members, and $40 for non-members. For information about ordering tickets, see the STC Boston Competitions Web site, at

The 2002 STACIEs are sponsored in part by Adobe, Architext, eHelp, and nSight.

Michelle Borelli, the second vice president of the Boston Chapter STC, served as Competitions 2001 coordinator. She is the chapter's community service coordinator and has been an STC member for more than four years.