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GenCon '09
« on: April 23, 2009, 06:44:04 PM »
We're starting to plan for GenCon again!  Our panels are listed in the registry, so check them out and sign up quick!

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Once again, the BG’s have applied to lead panels at Gencon and we are officially on the books!  Tickets are already going, so go in and reserve one now.  They are all free of course, but just make sure you’ll get your chance to come see us and share in our lively discussions!

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 02:20:37 AM »
I wanna go!!! :D

Crap. Now I have to start researching and figuring things out.  Anyone want to recommend airlines and/or hotels? :P
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 02:39:46 AM »
For hotels, there is a group of us that have over reserved, so space is available to share or take off someone's hands.

For flights, I love kayak.com.  It gives you great prices.  Note that some airlines like southwest don't advertise on any of the discount sites though.

I'm also using Yapta- put in your route and it tracks when the price drops.  Right now I'm expecting to pay about $200 RT for my airline ticket from Boston, so not bad.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 02:45:50 AM »
Sweet. I'll look into kayak.com... Also, expect to be contacted when I find out if BimR can go, or if it'll just be me. :D
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009, 08:02:21 AM »
w00t!  Will you be requesting the penthouse again? :)

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2009, 08:46:19 PM »
Good times.  I've left room in my schedule to make it to the Salon (I think) and the seminar on Critiquing game systems.

Hope to see you guys there!
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 03:31:06 AM »
Not this year, but I'm 75% certain that next year will be better.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 03:39:42 PM »
There is a good chance this may be my last GenCon for a while...  I hope not, but the chance is there. 

The Airing of Grievances time has changed from 1:00 on Saturday to 3:00 due to a time conflict with a podcast panel. 

Podcast Panels- many of which we'll be on- can be found here:
http://pulpgamer.com/gencon/
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 02:54:45 PM »
The good news is I get to go to GenCon.

The bad news is All my events so far overlap the BG seminars and I wanted to check them out, especially the 7 Words one.

I'll have to scribble down the seminar times and if anything happens to my events I'll come around and check them out.

Hopefully this won't be your last GenCon either.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 06:24:02 PM »
I keep telling myself that I'll go to GenCon, but always end up spending all my money at MegaCon.  Maybe next year I'll skip it and just save up for this.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 09:21:23 PM »
Burner2501, even if you can't  make the seminars, findus, we'd love to meet you.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2009, 02:49:18 AM »
I'll have to make sure I do that.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2009, 02:55:55 AM »
The time is reserved off at work and we have a place to stay. So...plane tickets are next? :D
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2009, 03:38:51 AM »
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!  Yay!!!!!  I'm so excited!!!!
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 04:28:27 AM »
Oh god, I wanna go...and I said I would try to....but vacation time....

I could go for a day?  And have my trip back to Iowa in June....yes, this might work...
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2009, 09:14:46 PM »
Okay, I can afford to go! Yay! :D

I have to make sure I have the time off from work (doing that Monday). Flight's about $200, coming in Wednesday night and leaving Sunday.  Where are people staying, and does anyone need a roommate or two?  :flirt BimR may be coming with me *crosses fingers*.  Once I can figure out where/with who I'm staying, I can get registered for events and stuff. YAY! :D  I'm very excited. :D :D
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2009, 12:50:58 AM »
Sweet! :D
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2009, 08:38:59 AM »
You're welcome to stay with us, though all we have is floor space to my knowledge.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2009, 07:48:34 PM »
That's so exciting!

We're looking to split our room more to share costs- we've got 1 more bed up for grabs!

This is going to be an awesome GenCon!
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2009, 02:06:48 AM »
I keep hearing of more and more people going this year. I hope it turns out as good as last year sounded. I missed it then but heard all the great stuff from the post-con recaps.

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