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Poll: Are you going to GenCon Indy 2007

Yes 25%       25%  [ 16 ]
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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:04 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:
I'm certainly looking forward to meeting as many of the other forum denizens as possible; almost as much as I'm looking forward to the auction and the dealers.

Anyone else coming with a spouse/significant other who's not particularly interested in gaming?  I saw a brief reference somewhere that there are events geared towards non-gamers but it wasn't very informative.


I'd love to bring my wife...but I suspect she is going to use my time away from home to party her ass off  :wink:   Regardless, I'd love for her to make the trip, looking at KingofPain's ugly mug for 14 hours is going to kill me  :lol:

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:08 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
I'd love to bring my wife...but I suspect she is going to use my time away from home to party her ass off  :wink:   Regardless, I'd love for her to make the trip, looking at KingofPain's ugly mug for 14 hours is going to kill me  :lol:

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which reminds me, i had better start thinking about sorting a flight soon too....before they feckin all book up again like last time.

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 6:47 pm 
 

NetRodent wrote:
I'm certainly looking forward to meeting as many of the other forum denizens as possible; almost as much as I'm looking forward to the auction and the dealers.

Anyone else coming with a spouse/significant other who's not particularly interested in gaming?  I saw a brief reference somewhere that there are events geared towards non-gamers but it wasn't very informative.


Honestly I think that the only reasons Mike and I are going is to buy up all the cool shit we can get our hands on that we dont already have and to meet any Acaeum members that show up.  If we get in on a game or two then it will be a bonus.

My wife told me that she would be happy to come with me if for some reason Mike has to back out (you better not dammit  :twisted: ) but I dont think I could put her through the boredom she will most likely have to endure.

Regardless, I'd love for her to make the trip, looking at KingofPain's ugly mug for 14 hours is going to kill me


How about a trade off.  I'll wear my glow-in-the-dark hockey mask.  That way you can read while we are driving at night and wont have to look at my hideous visage.  And in return....you take a bath before we leave and use deodorant.......  :twisted:

  

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:45 pm 
 

I will be attending for the first time this year. It is still months away but I am already counting the days. Looking forward to experiencing the big auction I have been reading about all these years and of course meeting some fellow distinguished connoisseurs of collectible participatory fiction*.

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 10:16 am 
 

CGOULD42 wrote:I will be attending for the first time this year. It is still months away but I am already counting the days. Looking forward to experiencing the big auction I have been reading about all these years and of course meeting some fellow distinguished connoisseurs of collectible participatory fiction*.

Airline ticket:         check
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Badge:                 check
Funds for auction:         Action item

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Don't Forget there are actually games to play at Gencon.  Thousands of games as a matter of fact.  The auction is fun but only so much of it!  Plan on doing some gaming.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:18 am 
 

Hi Guys,

In the near future I will be posting a request that each of you email me your intent to attend the Gencon Aceaeum 1st Annual Meet and Greet.  Since Frank indicated that the collectibles part of the auction would begin at 6 pm I'm thinking of an early dinner around 4.30 ish.  Nothing in stone as of yet.  Any ideas or suggustions would be appreciated.


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:57 pm 
 

4:00PM may allow for a little more time to enjoy dinner and not be in such a rush to get back to the auction.

BTW: Any ideas as to where we are dining? I know there are plenty of choices within walking distance:

-P.F. Changs China Bistro $$$
-Ram Brew Pub $$$
-Rock Bottom Brew Pub $$$
-St. Elmo's Steak House $$$$
-The Claddagh Irish Pub $$$
-Ike & Jonesy's Pub $$
-Morton's Steak House $$$$
-The Oceanaire Seafood Room $$$$
-Palomino $$$
-Ruth's Chris Steak House $$$$
-Shula's Steakhouse $$$$

I'm sure there are others.

$$=average entree $5 to $10
$$$=average entree $10 to $20
$$$$=average entree $20+

Man I'm hungry now :lol:

  

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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:10 pm 
 

What about that Alcatraz place?


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Post Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:28 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:4:00PM may allow for a little more time to enjoy dinner and not be in such a rush to get back to the auction.

BTW: Any ideas as to where we are dining? I know there are plenty of choices within walking distance:

-P.F. Changs China Bistro $$$
-Ram Brew Pub $$$
-Rock Bottom Brew Pub $$$
-St. Elmo's Steak House $$$$
-The Claddagh Irish Pub $$$
-Ike & Jonesy's Pub $$
-Morton's Steak House $$$$
-The Oceanaire Seafood Room $$$$
-Palomino $$$
-Ruth's Chris Steak House $$$$
-Shula's Steakhouse $$$$

I'm sure there are others.

$$=average entree $5 to $10
$$$=average entree $10 to $20
$$$$=average entree $20+

Man I'm hungry now :lol:


I vote for anywhere with the word "pub" in the name  :D

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:28 am 
 

Blackmoor wrote:What about that Alcatraz place?


Oops, forgot about that one. There are many more that I just can't recall. We live just South of Indy so we don't eat downtown very often.

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:56 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
I vote for anywhere with the word "pub" in the name  :D

Mike B.


I am cool with that as well.  Quite a few of those steakhouses are very pricey.  Last time I went to Ruth's Chris with my wife we didnt get out of there without paying less than $100....and we didnt have any alcoholic drinks either.

Too bad they don't have Texas Land & Cattle steakhouses in Indiana.   Just about the best steak I have ever eaten, and their prices are comparable with Outback's.

I checked out a few of these places and the Claddagh Irish pub looks very nice.  Always on the lookout for a place that has Guinness on tap.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:16 pm 
 

Claddagh's is cool. I haven't eaten there myself but some of our friends have and they said good things.

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:57 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Claddagh's is cool. I haven't eaten there myself but some of our friends have and they said good things.


Very nice place to eat and drink....


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 1:31 pm 
 

GenCon Auction Downsizing Collectibles

"We also won't be listing set times - just the order of things going up that day. If you swing by the auction room we should be posting the schedule for the following day (in other words - on Wednesday, we'll post Thursday's schedule, on Thursday we'll post Friday's schedule, etc....). Other changes will likely include less time on "collectables" with the semi-collectables included in the genre to which they belong. There will be NO Sunday morning auction." -- Larry and Jane Zoet

http://community.gencon.com/forums/post/106320.aspx

I wonder how they're going to decide which are Semicollectible and which are Full... and whether a list of which-is-which will be posted.  :?

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:33 pm 
 

ExTSR wrote:NO Sunday morning auction


Thank God!  I have to drive home Sunday morning....to Texas!  8O

Seriously though...I already have pre-auction jitters.  :D

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:58 pm 
 

Frank, are you still going to be an auctioneer?

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 4:38 pm 
 

Kingofpain89 wrote:
Thank God!  I have to drive home Sunday morning....to Texas!  8O

Seriously though...I already have pre-auction jitters.  :D


Then how am I getting home?  I'm staying until they lock the place up!  :D

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 5:26 pm 
 

burntwire brothers wrote:Frank, are you still going to be an auctioneer?


Dunno yet.

  

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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 5:34 pm 
 

:? :?

  


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Post Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 6:29 pm 
 

I'm looking forward to going this year, and to meeting up with Acaeum folks again :D

I had thought that PPP would have a booth, but our cheapo booth option disappeared due to a miscommunication with GenCon folks, so we're looking at whether or not we can afford a full 10x10 booth or not.  I'll keep everyone posted, one way or the other.  

If you're interested in playing (imagine that! :D ), the events that Rob is going to run are posted on the PPP forums @ http://p085.ezboard.com/fpiedpiperpubli ... =151.topic

The events haven't been added to the listings by GenCon yet, but should be there by Monday.

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