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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #80 on: July 03, 2008, 01:52:15 AM »
We're looking for one more to help defer costs.  We're at the Embassy Suites so it's 2 rooms so we wouldn't completely be falling all over each other.

I heard from 2 different people that they got through the wait list.  Super weird you didn't hear.

The housing system sucks.  I was so happy I actually go through in a timely manner this year.  Last year wasn't so successful. 
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Meetup
« Reply #81 on: July 03, 2008, 07:35:39 PM »
Enlighten me...
Buy, say, two bottles of vodka, go to a random place. Any spot that is not your home should do. Finish both bottles as fast as you can and next thing you notice is that you have teleported to a random location. Repeat enough times to get you to wherever GenCon is at.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #82 on: July 22, 2008, 11:01:26 AM »
Anyone want to make a poll thread and make some kind of reservations? Might aswell get a room in some restaurant/hotel for ourselves. Or did that get worked out yet further back in this thread?
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #83 on: July 26, 2008, 04:57:54 AM »
I just got my confirmation from my friends that I have a room at the Hyatt.  Not thrilled about the Hotel, but at least I will be at the con!  I am planing on getting there Wed. early afternoon, and staying until Sunday Afternoon.

So my games are on.  I am running two games at the con, Junk (R 8am to 12noon) and Mekton (R 2 pm to 6 pm). 
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #84 on: July 26, 2008, 07:53:51 AM »
Anyone want to make a poll thread and make some kind of reservations? Might aswell get a room in some restaurant/hotel for ourselves. Or did that get worked out yet further back in this thread?

What were you thinking?  I think the natural thing would be to make some sort of reservation for Thursday evening after the Salon- does that work?
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #85 on: July 26, 2008, 07:54:00 AM »
I just got my confirmation from my friends that I have a room at the Hyatt.  Not thrilled about the Hotel, but at least I will be at the con!  I am planing on getting there Wed. early afternoon, and staying until Sunday Afternoon.

So my games are on.  I am running two games at the con, Junk (R 8am to 12noon) and Mekton (R 2 pm to 6 pm). 

Yay!
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #86 on: July 26, 2008, 08:10:44 AM »
So...I got my prepurchased tickets and badge today.  Do the credentials have to be visible at all times or what?  If so, why do they not provide a badge lanyard?

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #87 on: July 26, 2008, 08:15:39 AM »
I remember getting a chain or some such lanyard at the convention center, that they just had out available to anyone who wanted one. Probably just too hard to mail.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #88 on: July 26, 2008, 06:24:27 PM »
Yep.  You get a little holder and lanyard thing at the con with your bag of goodies.  Or you can purchase an upgrade at the gencon store.  But yes, it has to be visible at all times.  The stormtroopers find you if you try to go into the vendor hall without it.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #89 on: July 28, 2008, 02:25:58 PM »
Yep.  You get a little holder and lanyard thing at the con with your bag of goodies.  Or you can purchase an upgrade at the gencon store.  But yes, it has to be visible at all times.  The stormtroopers find you if you try to go into the vendor hall without it.

You need to have it showing in order to enter any "event" area of the con hall, the dealers room, game rooms, seminars, etc.  Just walking though the con center no.  This was discovered by a Foot ball coach, the hard way, a few years ago.  The Indy Colts scheduled a preseason game the Sunday of Gencon (this happened several years in a row, but they finally learned not to do it) which created a great deal of issues with Hotel space (funny story about the NFL on that one).  But some coach was walking though the con center and appearnlty had a run in with con security (not sure of it was Stormtroopers at the time) over not wearing a badge.  He was also apparently upset they did not "recognize" him.

As per the lanyard, the ones that are available for free are cheep and fall apart easily.  I purchased one of the "official" Gencon lanyards, and feel it was defently worth the $15 dollars.  I have seen others with Origins ones at Gencon, and as such have used it at more than a dozen cons since Gencon 2006.  It has other functions then just being a con badge holder, it has pockets for pens, business cards and a zippered compartments for con tickets.  I since the keys to most of hotels are electonic today, I normally get two keys (you can ask for extras) and keep one in my wallet and the other in the lanyard, so I canalways get back into my room.

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #90 on: August 03, 2008, 11:16:10 AM »
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What were you thinking?  I think the natural thing would be to make some sort of reservation for Thursday evening after the Salon- does that work?

Makes sense, but I don't know where to suggest other than The Ram (which is great!), but it sounds like (judging from the salon thread) you guys would be down to just hang around for the Embassy Suites happy hour shenanigans. I'm only twenty, so that sounds horrible to me. Do as you geezers will.
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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #91 on: August 03, 2008, 01:50:43 PM »
Looks like it's not gonna be in the finances for me after all, since I'm moving ATM, and am already coming up short. @.@

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Re: GenCon Indy '08 Min/Max Meetup
« Reply #92 on: August 05, 2008, 07:31:27 PM »
Looks like it's not gonna be in the finances for me after all, since I'm moving ATM, and am already coming up short. @.@

I feel your pain, we are moving into our new house two weeks after the convention. Fortunately I'm working at the con (Miniatures Painting Competition and the free Paint & Take, come look for us and get a free mini!) - it inhibits my freedom to hang out, but I get free room and badge. More importantly, I don't have to stand in any lines to get my badge, nor deal with the Room Block Reservation Hell to get my room.