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Poll: Are you going to GenCon Indy 2007

Yes 25%       25%  [ 16 ]
No 52%       52%  [ 33 ]
Maybe 23%       23%  [ 15 ]
What's GenCon anyway 0%       0%  [ 0 ]
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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:16 am 
 

All right who is going to be there.  I know me and my wife are.  
Looking forward to the auction on Friday and Saturday night.

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Registration in Feb 11th, if you want a hotel close by you better register the first day.  GenCon sends out hotel info out on Feb 12th to all that registered.  The good hotels fill up fast!

Hotels Recomendations (my opinion of course)

1) The Mariott
2) The Westin
3) The Hyatt

These will more than likely all be full after the first few days.  They are all connected to the Convention center via a pedway system.  Very nice!!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:30 am 
 

I intend to be there .... I need to work out my complete US itinerory but intend to visit a few states including CA and NY.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:34 am 
 

improvstone wrote:I intend to be there .... I need to work out my complete US itinerory but intend to visit a few states including CA and NY.


No WA  :cry:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:35 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
No WA  :cry:


Shit! How could I forget my drinking buddy.... If you can't make Gencon I will try and get close to WA.  Maybe I can make a side trip to Vancouver (used to live there) and go by WA.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:43 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
Shit! How could I forget my drinking buddy.... If you can't make Gencon I will try and get close to WA.  Maybe I can make a side trip to Vancouver (used to live there) and go by WA.


I (hopefully) will be moving back to Indy this summer (transfer to a 4 yr at Purdue) so hope to see everyone here there  8)

If I can get a 4 bedroom house with 1/2 acre I would be more than willing to billet someone. Have to wait and see how the housing market is when I get there.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:12 am 
 

I'm going, come Caina or high water :D


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:03 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
I (hopefully) will be moving back to Indy this summer (transfer to a 4 yr at Purdue) so hope to see everyone here there  8)


Let me know.... I don't want to make a trip to WA for nothing ...  :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:24 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
Let me know.... I don't want to make a trip to WA for nothing ...  :wink:


What!! And miss out on all the Over-Priced, Half-Priced bookstores here  :lol:


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:11 am 
 

Kosh Vorlontay wrote:
What!! And miss out on all the Over-Priced, Half-Priced bookstores here  :lol:


They are here in Indiana also. $10 for a complete book is a bargain right.

Oh, and we will be attending GenCon. The auction and meeting other members of the Acaeum are the highlights of the year.

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:35 am 
 

I'll be there! Better get your DCC orders in to me as early as possible Please don't till around summer :)

We should make a time to meet this year, or times for that matter.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:44 am 
 

I already told my wife that I would be going to GenCon this year since I had to miss it last year due to the impending nuptials.  And Badmike is going even if I have to drag him along behind me.  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:22 am 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:I already told my wife that I would be going to GenCon this year since I had to miss it last year due to the impending nuptials.  And Badmike is going even if I have to drag him along behind me.  :twisted:


I like the idea of kicking his ass every mile better  :wink:

I have this visual stuck in my head now of you two walking to Gencon ...

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:28 am 
 

improvstone wrote:
I like the idea of kicking his ass every mile better  :wink:

I have this visual stuck in my head now of you two walking to Gencon ...


Just as long as he kicks my head instead of my ass....

I will be using my ass, my head may not come in handy on the trip....

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:49 am 
 

Looks like it will be a full house, 9 confirmed and counting!!


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:36 pm 
 

GenCon Update:

The former business manager of the Auction, Ken Fonarow (of Los Angeles / Weekend Warrior Game Co.) has retired.

GenCon LLC is considering proposals from others who wanna run things.

Jon Huston (Troll & Toad) is reputed to be making a try for it.
I've also submitted my proposal.
Dunno if anyone else has thrown their hat into the ring.

GenCon's decision should be made by late Feb.


In other news, they decided reluctantly to kill GenCon SoCal. This past one was the 5th (iirc) and last.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:42 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:In other news, they decided reluctantly to kill GenCon SoCal. This past one was the 5th (iirc) and last.


How were the SoCals that you attended, Frank?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:13 pm 
 

grodog wrote:How were the SoCals that you attended, Frank?


Just fine, tho prone to rattle around like dry bones in the vast spaces provided (5000 attendees in a space that could hand 50,000).

  


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:24 pm 
 

The Florida gang will be in attendance… Shawn, Pete, I, and hopefully others will be making the journey north. It looks like we're going to be setting up the Dwarven Forge booth again if everything works out. But regardless we're still coming.

ExTsr wrote:

GenCon Update:

The former business manager of the Auction, Ken Fonarow (of Los Angeles / Weekend Warrior Game Co.) has retired.


Had a nice chat with Ken - such a nice guy… He was also the one who turned me on to contributing to the David C. Sutherland III artist trust. How's that coming along? Have any student artists received monies yet?

Also, any hints on nice auction items this year Frank?

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:55 am 
 

ExTSR wrote:GenCon Update:

The former business manager of the Auction, Ken Fonarow (of Los Angeles / Weekend Warrior Game Co.) has retired.

GenCon LLC is considering proposals from others who wanna run things.

Jon Huston (Troll & Toad) is reputed to be making a try for it.
I've also submitted my proposal.
Dunno if anyone else has thrown their hat into the ring.

GenCon's decision should be made by late Feb.


In other news, they decided reluctantly to kill GenCon SoCal. This past one was the 5th (iirc) and last.


I hope it is not Troll and Toad guy who gets it, just a slight conflict of interest there :evil:   It should fall to you Frank, you are the most logical choice.  Good luck!!


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:35 am 
 

Unfortunately not able to. Would be a major coup if I ever make it to one outside of Australia.

Have set the date calendar for emailing Shane about the DCCs  :wink:  (and the box has been taking a long while (sorry) but it'll be in the mail Monday for you  :oops: )

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