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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:16 pm 
 

Question #1:  How are much are tickets to get in?
Question #2:  Do you have to buy 4 tickets to get in for 4 days or does 1 ticket do the trick?


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:17 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
Prufrock wrote:Hi Guys,

As I live in Indy, I would be willing to help you all out in anyway I can.

Alan, PM me about any questions you have specifically about Indy - hotels, car rental, convention center, so forth. Frank can best answer you questions about GenCon itself.

I do not mind doing any leg work to help any of you make to this year's gamer's party. Just let me know what I can do.


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will do a PM later chummer - cheers for that!

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Also Al, and anyone else Randy Porter has a handy "Indy through the eyes of a gamer" type website

http://php.iupui.edu/~wrporter/

I used this referrence many many times.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:37 pm 
 

MrFilthyIke wrote:Also Al, and anyone else Randy Porter has a handy "Indy through the eyes of a gamer" type website

http://php.iupui.edu/~wrporter/

I used this referrence many many times.


ooooh nice one! will have a shifty at that later - excellent!

o'course if i can wangle it to go with brian and stephen, not only will it be an absolute blast all the way, i can just follow them and blame them for everything :D



  


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:48 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
MrFilthyIke wrote:Also Al, and anyone else Randy Porter has a handy "Indy through the eyes of a gamer" type website

http://php.iupui.edu/~wrporter/

I used this referrence many many times.


ooooh nice one! will have a shifty at that later - excellent!

o'course if i can wangle it to go with brian and stephen, not only will it be an absolute blast all the way, i can just follow them and blame them for everything :D


hehe...if you haven't read fear & loathing, you might want to check into that first...don't want to set you up for any awkward "surprises" or anything.   :lol:  :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:52 pm 
 

To answer bclarkie's question about passes:  you can purchase and event pass $40 - $50 that gets you into GenCon all four days.  Definately purchase in advance and thru the website mentioned above.

I do not generally go more than one day.  So what I will do is buy a four day pass and then give it one of you after I'm done with it.  Usually I just give to someone on the street who needs it.  I do not play in the touraments, I'll just go for the auction and to meet you guys this year.

WARNING:  for those of you who have not attended Gencon before.  There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games.  These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits:  some good some NOT.  Be prepared for this.  I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O

Also 30,000 people is alot of people to be in one spot.  Do everything you can (Register, hotel, sign-up for evernts) before you get here.  Again I will be happy to do any leg work any of you need, just let me know.  I wish I had a large house and I could offer to house some of our friends across the pond but I cannot.  Sorry.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:53 pm 
 

After looking at Sock Monkey's handy dandy "How much money does I need", I don't think I'll be going. I need a better job. :cry:

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:07 pm 
 

Passes are $65.00 this year, good for all 4 days.


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:29 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:WARNING: for those of you who have not attended Gencon before. There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games. These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits: some good some NOT. Be prepared for this. I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O


I don't know about Indy, but the GenCon SoCal program actually has a lengthy passage in its introduction about things such as showering, using soap, etc. It's pretty embarrasing stuff, but it's also interesting to note that a longtime gamer stereotype is actually real enough to be addressed in official convention materials.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:46 pm 
 

(Edit: Non-D&D/GenCon note: GO STEELERS!)


Send your so-called Steelers West young man. Our seven year curse is over and we will crush your bus and all of his little mini-buses.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:55 pm 
 

ifearyeti wrote:
(Edit: Non-D&D/GenCon note: GO STEELERS!)


Send your so-called Steelers West young man. Our seven year curse is over and we will crush your bus and all of his little mini-buses.

Bronco's rule.


We shall see..........


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:41 pm 
 

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Prufrock wrote:WARNING: for those of you who have not attended Gencon before. There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games. These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits: some good some NOT. Be prepared for this. I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O


I don't know about Indy, but the GenCon SoCal program actually has a lengthy passage in its introduction about things such as showering, using soap, etc. It's pretty embarrasing stuff, but it's also interesting to note that a longtime gamer stereotype is actually real enough to be addressed in official convention materials.


   James Ward (formerly of TSR) has some really funny stories about hygiene and convention-goers.  

     His best one was about a hot girl in a white bikini, white boots and white cape...who did not bathe for five days during the convention.  Her "hot girl" stock declined rapidly after day four.   :lol:

     We also discussed a "Women of GenCon" website.  There are quite a few reasons to linger around some of the booths.  I found one convention visitor's outfit so offensively revealing that I was forced to follow her for some distance, disapproving all the way.   :lol:

    I got Gary Gygax to sign my convention badge...quite a moment for a West Coast gamer.  I had to stand nearby for about 20 minutes as Gary demonstrated his newest RPG to a bunch of young players.....

    Right next to EGG was a guy selling chainmail.  He was making chainmail links and his over-the-top-hot girlfriend was standing next to him in a barely-there chainmail outfit.  I could NOT figure out what she had on underneath it.... :twisted:

   Anyway, I watched Gary for 20 minutes as this nearly-naked woman stood in the corner of his eyesight, about two feet from him.  He did not glance at her even once!   8O

   Gary saw our company name on my badge and said something really nice...but I did not hear it because the convention loudspeaker blared all during whatever he said.  Ah well...it was still THE MOMENT of the convention.   8)

   Every gamer must go to GenCon at least once in his life.  It is the Haj of gaming.       :wink:

   Other convention highlight:  Watching Billy Dee Williams sign autographs for four hours.  He was about 8' from our booth.  I have never seen a more bored human being in my entire life.  God, was he bored!    :lol:

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 6:45 pm 
 

Another thought:

   I know of at least one local gamer who went to GenCon every year.  He got into the convention all week by volunteering to staff the booth for Steve Jackson Games.

   Vendors get into the convention early and there was a really cool street party for everyone involved in the convention on the night before GenCon opened...sponsored by Microsoft...with lots of collectible giveaways.

    That might be an option for someone here.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:37 pm 
 

WARNING: for those of you who have not attended Gencon before. There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games. These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits: some good some NOT. Be prepared for this. I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O



this is the main reason i'll only play with people i'm friends with BEFORE we find out we both play.  had some bad experiences with other people joining the group.  it's also more relaxing if everyone is friends.  

anyway, i'd love to make it to this thing, not for the gaming, but for the buys.  unfortunatly i don't think i can spare the time away from work.  maybe i'll stick it on my "one day" list...


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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:39 pm 
 

I'll bet module for module on the Steelers.

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:26 pm 
 

Does anyone know how much I have to send at the auction so the saving in shipping would cover the ticket and plane ticket from Toronto?

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:36 pm 
 

Prufrock wrote:WARNING: for those of you who have not attended Gencon before. There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games. These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits: some good some NOT. Be prepared for this. I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O


Doesnt matter what kind of convention you go to, there is always a varying degree of stink that permeates the air.  Whether the cause be from a sweaty Starfleet uniform, itchy Jedi robes, or 50 lbs. of chain mail.  It's all pretty bad.  :evil:

I used to think Magic: The Gathering players had the worst hygiene habits.  But nothing can prepare you for the stench at QuakeCon.  There is nothing worse than the smell of sweat pouring from the pits of hard-core computer gamers that have been playing non-stop for 24 hours and have eaten nothing but pizza and Doritos and drank nothing but Mountain Dew and Bawls Guarana.  There is nothing more annoying either.  :D

Try this if you want to keep that clean feeling and give yourself a jump start at the same time.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/accessories/5a65/

  

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Post Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:43 pm 
 

Mars wrote:Does anyone know how much I have to send at the auction so the saving in shipping would cover the ticket and plane ticket from Toronto?


Sounds like you need a ride with somebody from NY or Ohio. ;>

If your shipping costs in $US = pounds of material purchased, you should break even by coming... and for no extra cost get the ACE meeting, the auction, the convention, the gaming, the dealer room, the celebrities, the food & nightlife, and the chance to buy Goodman's convention special limited edition module that will sell on eBay a year later for 5x-10x the original price. (Better buy a dozen or more of THOSE while you're there. ;> )

  

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:22 am 
 

Mars wrote:Does anyone know how much I have to send at the auction so the saving in shipping would cover the ticket and plane ticket from Toronto?


Its not that far, just drive!  Me and the wife did it it 2004, we flew to Toronto and them rented a car and drove there.

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:05 am 
 

Deadlord36 wrote:I'll bet module for module on the Steelers.


As long as the refs don't f*ck it up...

  


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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:36 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:
Prufrock wrote:WARNING: for those of you who have not attended Gencon before. There are a wide variety of people who play role playing games. These people all have a WIDE variety of personal hygiene habits: some good some NOT. Be prepared for this. I almost passed-out last year when a particularly "goth" sort passed me by and the wake of stench hit me. 8O


I don't know about Indy, but the GenCon SoCal program actually has a lengthy passage in its introduction about things such as showering, using soap, etc. It's pretty embarrasing stuff, but it's also interesting to note that a longtime gamer stereotype is actually real enough to be addressed in official convention materials.


OK, this may sound shallow, but this was one of the main reasons I quit MTG. For the love of Oden, they should have included bars of soap with the starter decks. Or at least one of the cards should have doubled as an air-freshener!

"I tap 4 mana for the artifact of air cleansing."

  
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