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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2008, 11:23:39 AM »
Hey, some of you may know me from the old WotC CharOp boards (this username), but i hadn't been active there in a little while.  Found these through GD, thought I'd stop by and see what it was like.

And I'll be at GenCon Indy - yay topic relevance
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2008, 09:08:45 PM »
To those who are interested: There is a "Who's Line is it Anyway?" event on fri and sat nights lasting until 1am. I sense that those events will have a large chance of being epic.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2008, 09:23:56 PM »
Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but is there anyone in Michigan who'd like to car pool?
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2008, 10:06:27 PM »
Maybe this is just wishful thinking, but is there anyone in Michigan who'd like to car pool?

I'm heading out from the Twin Cities.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #44 on: June 04, 2008, 03:10:51 PM »
Bump.

We should at least try to arrange a time to all be in the same place at the same time, even if we don't actually DO anything.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #45 on: June 04, 2008, 11:49:31 PM »
Bummer, I'm too young to go alone! Sixteen is such a depressing age...
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2008, 03:04:28 AM »
Umm, what else is there to do in indianapolis besides GenCon?

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2008, 03:33:11 AM »
Umm, what else is there to do in indianapolis besides GenCon?

Honestly not much more than in Milwaukee, but the mall and food court doesn't close at 7. Plus the non-gamers tend to be a lot more accommodating.

There's apparently other things downtown that normal people like, but I wouldn't know anything about that.

I think we have a zoo? Iunno...


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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2008, 06:08:58 AM »
To those who are interested: There is a "Who's Line is it Anyway?" event on fri and sat nights lasting until 1am. I sense that those events will have a large chance of being epic.

You just sealed it MN.  I WILL be going now.  If I only had money... I do live a short 45 minutes away from Indy, so that won't be a problem.  If anything I can come down and hang around for a bit.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #50 on: June 05, 2008, 01:13:52 PM »
You just sealed it MN.  I WILL be going now.  If I only had money... I do live a short 45 minutes away from Indy, so that won't be a problem.  If anything I can come down and hang around for a bit.

Oh nice dman. I didn't realize we were so close (I'm in Indy).  :)

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2008, 02:34:39 AM »
I am going to GenCon. I will be glad to see all of you.

I think we should have a BG event at GenCon.
I'm thinking of a spirited, informed and half drunk discussion of gameology.

I don't just mean a bunch of us at a bar, although that will doubtless happen.

I mean a salon to use an 18th century term. So from all of you I need a couple of things. We need a couple of topics/questions for discussion. We also need someone to play Tim Russert and moderate this thing.

I'm going to cross post this on the off topic board and see what happens.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2008, 03:04:18 AM »
My thought on this:

We do a Gameology seminar salon from 5:30-7:30 in the lobby of Embassy Suites on Thursday or Friday.  There's some nice space there (that we may have to fight for, but it could be doable with persistence) but it's also the Embassy Suites "Happy Hour" where they have drinks and snacks- technically for guests of the suites, but that's where we're staying so as long as we're not too obvious about it, we can hand over our keycards and participants could help themselves to the bar line. 

So it's a good venue and we can have our moderated, official discussion for two hours and then either go out to eat with anyone who is interested or go up to our room for the actual hangout, fun piece.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #53 on: June 11, 2008, 10:32:52 PM »
I'll definitely be at Gen Con for what its worth  :)
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #54 on: June 11, 2008, 11:27:25 PM »
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I'd take out a section of a casual dining joint,

http://www.indy.org/indianapolis/web/jsp/wheretoeat/results.jsp?c=indydiningguide:downtownmonumentcircle&m=v&p=1&x=1213219015215

I'd be interested in some food with the CharOp'ers. I'm only twenty though.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #55 on: June 12, 2008, 01:42:22 AM »
My thought on this:

We do a Gameology seminar salon from 5:30-7:30 in the lobby of Embassy Suites on Thursday or Friday.  There's some nice space there (that we may have to fight for, but it could be doable with persistence) but it's also the Embassy Suites "Happy Hour" where they have drinks and snacks- technically for guests of the suites, but that's where we're staying so as long as we're not too obvious about it, we can hand over our keycards and participants could help themselves to the bar line. 

So it's a good venue and we can have our moderated, official discussion for two hours and then either go out to eat with anyone who is interested or go up to our room for the actual hangout, fun piece.

Who cares that the event isn't in the GenCon book?  Didn't stop me ever.
I am for this idea, although I'm still not 100% sure about GenCon.  Its either GenCon or start playing House: the Mortgaging.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #56 on: June 12, 2008, 03:58:00 AM »
I'm only 20, but I won't drink even when 21.  Yeah, I'm a loser like that.  I have no problem going into places like that though.  Heck, I work in a sports bar.  So in short, yes to food with CharOpers.  Hmm, CarhOpers.  COers could definitely find a way to make cars hop.

Also, I'm totally up for the BG discussion.  I say F though.  That's my vote for a day.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #57 on: June 12, 2008, 07:54:36 PM »
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I'm only 20, but I won't drink even when 21.  Yeah, I'm a loser like that.

No drink smoke drugs promiscuous sex for me  :pout

And I don't know why I even posted that last link. The only place that would make sense to me for this to happen would be The Ram. ( http://www.theram.com/ ) It's just a few blocks from the con center and it's amazing.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #58 on: June 12, 2008, 08:27:32 PM »
The Ram is packed during GenCon with 2 hr + waits and I'm sure the back, small event room is already booked by bigger folks.  Same with the brewery probably.

If we find a place that's a bit off the beaten path we'd probably be better off.  Though for the general meetup I think Embassy Suites is the way to do it.  It's a group dinner (if we wanted to do that) that is the question for reservations.   
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #59 on: June 12, 2008, 11:44:09 PM »
The Ram is packed during GenCon with 2 hr + waits

Though to be honest, that's true of everything within walking distance as far as I've been able to tell.  :P