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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2009, 02:19:35 AM »
I may actually go to Gencon this year.  I'll be on a budget (don't want to spend more than 250 bucks for the whole thing if I can; I went to A-kon for 150 or so with two thirds of that being merch), but I'll make it.  Hopefully with my brother.  I think my uncle should hook us up with a free room if we can pay for gas to get there.

If you want a hotel on the covered walk, expect to pay out the arse.  If someone else is paying for you, ask for something close to the center  :smirk .

Seriously, hotel rooms drop literally about 100 bucks a night a mile away from the con center.  Also, park your car at the hotel and don't freaking move it until you leave unless you have to. 

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2009, 02:34:52 AM »
I may actually go to Gencon this year.  I'll be on a budget (don't want to spend more than 250 bucks for the whole thing if I can; I went to A-kon for 150 or so with two thirds of that being merch), but I'll make it.  Hopefully with my brother.  I think my uncle should hook us up with a free room if we can pay for gas to get there.

If you want a hotel on the covered walk, expect to pay out the arse.  If someone else is paying for you, ask for something close to the center  :smirk .

Seriously, hotel rooms drop literally about 100 bucks a night a mile away from the con center.  Also, park your car at the hotel and don't freaking move it until you leave unless you have to. 

Get a growler of Total Disorder Porter from the Ram.  It's a flavorful dark beer with a hint of coffee.  Great stuff.  Plus, you get a cool bottle to take it home in. 
I'm pretty sure that my uncle has some friends that have a house nearby.  God knows I can't afford to pay for a hotel room.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2009, 02:53:55 AM »
If you do do the house thing, make sure you really research parking.  Parking at the con hotels is like $20/day.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2009, 02:57:59 AM »
If you do do the house thing, make sure you really research parking.  Parking at the con hotels is like $20/day.
Yikes.  Well, I'll call my uncle tomorrow to see how it'll work out if it does.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2009, 04:26:18 AM »
I would guess there's a bus system of some kind - that should work pretty well.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2009, 04:06:32 PM »
Watch out though, there's some crazy people in Indianapolis.  One time, a crazy street person chased me in my car for three blocks.  Another time, my brother was harassed by a different crazy street person for hours, and he was in a huge group.

And like all cities, the ghetto is literally one street away from where all the businesses and stuff are.  But if you're an urban dweller, that's not a shock.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2009, 04:56:42 PM »
I would guess there's a bus system of some kind - that should work pretty well.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #47 on: July 13, 2009, 09:53:18 PM »
All the pieces are in place...tickets, airfare, housing!  :bounce
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2009, 06:39:33 PM »
You fuckers better have extra fun while you're there to make up for the fact that I can't go.   :P

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Also, my buddy Nate showed me a fun thing to do at Gencon four years ago:  When walking by the Palladium booth, yell "CLAP IF YOU WANT RIFTS D20!" when there's a line there. 
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2009, 06:15:28 PM »
One week until we're flying out. Anyone else going to meet me and BimR? (and the BG's)
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2009, 06:31:45 PM »
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 03:28:59 AM »
Our group REALLY needs some more people in our room to save money. Anyone interested?

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 04:05:08 AM »
I had to turn down some people for my room - let me see if they're still interested in room sharing and haven't found accommodations yet.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #53 on: August 07, 2009, 07:52:18 AM »
I hate you people with your money and the ability to get off work to go do cool things.   :p
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2009, 09:54:00 AM »
I'm shocked and disappointed we haven't all spent lots of time lording how much more fun we had than everyone else already.

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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #55 on: August 18, 2009, 05:09:28 PM »
Indeed.  If I haven't deemed that everyone who went had extra fun to make up for the fact that I wasn't there, I'm going to thump heads next year when I actually can go.
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #56 on: August 18, 2009, 05:13:44 PM »
I'm shocked and disappointed we haven't all spent lots of time lording how much more fun we had than everyone else already.
Let's do this. I know BimR and I had a blast with everyone. It was awesome and everyone who didn't go should feel bad. Or something. :P
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #57 on: August 18, 2009, 05:16:06 PM »
I'm shocked and disappointed we haven't all spent lots of time lording how much more fun we had than everyone else already.
Let's do this. I know BimR and I had a blast with everyone. It was awesome and everyone who didn't go should feel bad. Or something. :P

But did you have EXTRA fun to make up for my absence?  Please, tell me that someone yelled "CLAP IF YOU WANT TO SEE RIFTS D20!" outside the palladium booth and watched Kevin Simbieda's head explode?
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #58 on: August 18, 2009, 05:20:43 PM »
I definitely had extra fun. :P
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Re: GenCon '09
« Reply #59 on: August 18, 2009, 05:52:49 PM »
I definitely had extra fun. :P
I can attest to that. We were all saying, "Oh man, we're having SO much fun thanks to CountAurioch not being here.

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