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Bunk
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on: April 15, 2011, 02:17:28 PM

Aug 26 - 28

Badges just went on sales as of today. Got mine early. Last year I didn't notice on time and we ended up having to buy three one day passes.  swamp poop

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Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 02:47:40 PM

I'll actually be going to this, this year.

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Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 04:45:59 PM

I'll be Enforcing again. Greatest gig for a great bunch of people. I wonder if other people doing con work feel the same.

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Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 05:23:14 PM

Cons wouldn't get volunteers if they didn't.

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Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 07:05:23 AM

All the Enforcers I've met there the last few years seem to enjoy the hell out of it. I'll have to make a point of figuring out which one you are this year.

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Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 11:33:11 AM

I'm going.  Woo!

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Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 08:51:13 AM

I just got my confirmation for my media passes.  Sahweet.
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Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 02:10:14 PM

Just booked my flights and hotel.

First round of drinks are on me!

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Reply #8 on: July 27, 2011, 01:56:30 PM

I'll be there with some folk from work!

But that Captain's salami tray was tight, yo. You plump for the roast pork loin, dogg?

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Reply #9 on: July 29, 2011, 12:15:59 PM

Flights and Hotels booked for me as well.  Can't wait.
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Reply #10 on: August 02, 2011, 09:51:29 AM

What are these flight things you are all speaking of?

It's a two hour drive down the I-5 for me, but we've booked a hotel anyway - no way I'm going to navigate the border every morning. I booked the hotel early just to make sure I could get in to the Marriott - stayed at a small hotel two miles away a couple years ago and the parking fees killed me.

Since apparently Murdoc is buying the drinks, we will certainly have to arrange some sort of awkward meetup.

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Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 10:33:56 AM

Hooray, awkward meetup!

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Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 11:24:29 AM

I was entertaining the idea of popping into Vancouver and going hiking after PAX. Is there anything I should know about the border? I have my passport.

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Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011, 01:01:47 PM

I hear the guards appreciate gifts as it's a thankless job.  Bring them some weed so they can relax. why so serious?

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Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 01:26:04 PM

I was entertaining the idea of popping into Vancouver and going hiking after PAX. Is there anything I should know about the border? I have my passport.

Have your passport, don't bring any fresh fruit or booze in the car, be polite.

Ton of great hiking up here - wish I was still in shape enough to do it. If you want the touristy choice and are in decent shape, the Grouse Grind would be the most famous option. 40 - 80 minutes of almost straight stair climbing to the top, beatutiful view of the city with a nice restaurant/bar, and then $5 for a gondola ride back down, so as not to ruin your knees.

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Reply #15 on: August 08, 2011, 08:27:30 AM

Schedule is now up. I'm a little annoyed they moved the main SWOR presentation to Sunday afternoon, as we usually leave by then. Bioware appears to be stepping up their presence a bit this year, with a "Future of Dragon Age panel". Also, they have a Bioware Austin panel announced in addition to that, but with no specifics as to what it's about.

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Reply #16 on: August 08, 2011, 11:29:17 AM


Since apparently Murdoc is buying the drinks, we will certainly have to arrange some sort of awkward meetup.

JUST THE FIRST ROUND.

I'm totally up for the awkward meetup.

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Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 12:32:29 PM

My problem with PAX is waiting in line for panels cuts heavily into my interview time.  Alas and alack.

But hey, I'll get to meet Draegan this year, since I always hit up the Trion shindig.  Down for a meetup otherwise.
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Reply #18 on: August 11, 2011, 07:33:15 AM

My problem with PAX is waiting in line for panels cuts heavily into my interview time.  Alas and alack.

But hey, I'll get to meet Draegan this year, since I always hit up the Trion shindig.  Down for a meetup otherwise.

Awesome.   Who do you have interviews set up with?
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Reply #19 on: August 12, 2011, 11:19:31 AM

My problem with PAX is waiting in line for panels cuts heavily into my interview time.  Alas and alack.

But hey, I'll get to meet Draegan this year, since I always hit up the Trion shindig.  Down for a meetup otherwise.

Awesome.   Who do you have interviews set up with?

Gearbox, Bioware, NCSoft, couple of indies of the top of my head.
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Reply #20 on: August 22, 2011, 07:06:45 AM

Sooo... PAX this week and I was serious about buying a round of drinks. I don't know Seattle at all, but if anyone wants to pick a place to meet up for a few drinks I'm game. Me and a buddy are showing up Thursday afternoon and I'll be in Seattle until Monday.


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Reply #21 on: August 22, 2011, 08:23:31 AM

Well, I'll be around Friday to Sunday. Best time for me is probably Saturday dinner/evening, because I figure I'll end up crashing early Friday (after getting up at 3:30 AM).

Bioware/Mythic has a panel that ends at 6:30 on Saturday that I want to see, so anytime after that. If a different timeframe works better for other people, please make suggestions.

I only know a few places right in the area. There's a good Brewpub right there, but it's quite noisey and will be packed. There is the bar in our hotel - the Sheraton, right across the street from the convention center. There's an Elephant and Castle at Pike and 5th (two blocks away), for the typical pub setup.

If any locals have better suggestions, please offer em up.

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Reply #22 on: August 22, 2011, 08:33:31 AM

I will be busy non-stop with Enforcer responsibilities from Thursday through Monday. They gave me the Sony booth to manage!  Yahoo! So if you want to drop by during the con that's where I'll likliest be.

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Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 08:46:30 AM

Well, I'll be around Friday to Sunday. Best time for me is probably Saturday dinner/evening, because I figure I'll end up crashing early Friday (after getting up at 3:30 AM).

Bioware/Mythic has a panel that ends at 6:30 on Saturday that I want to see, so anytime after that. If a different timeframe works better for other people, please make suggestions.

I only know a few places right in the area. There's a good Brewpub right there, but it's quite noisey and will be packed. There is the bar in our hotel - the Sheraton, right across the street from the convention center. There's an Elephant and Castle at Pike and 5th (two blocks away), for the typical pub setup.

If any locals have better suggestions, please offer em up.

Saturday works well and we'll be at the Bioware/Mythic panel too.

Brewhouse is always good, but we're not picky. Whatever has decent food, a few beers to choose from is good enough for us. We couldn't get a room at the Sheraton, but our hotel is pretty close by.

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Reply #24 on: August 23, 2011, 05:13:23 PM

I still haven't figured out yet what I'm actually doing at PAX.   ACK!  I don't know where anything is, so just tell me where I'm meeting y'all.

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Reply #25 on: August 23, 2011, 08:00:47 PM

I wasn't able to get tickets, but I'll see if I can convince wayabvpar to come out for a drink whenever.

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Reply #26 on: August 24, 2011, 05:59:38 AM

I still haven't figured out yet what I'm actually doing at PAX.   ACK!  I don't know where anything is, so just tell me where I'm meeting y'all.

Don't try to preplan much, it won't work out. I have four scheduled things I'm aiming for this year and if I succeed at seeing all four it will be a personal record. If you are going to any of the popular panels, anticipate at least an hour lineup.

So for a lack of alternate suggestions, let's go with the Tap House Grill on 6th and Pike at about 7:00 PM. The convention center is 8th and Pike. Leave the front doors, walk down hill two blocks, turn right at Niketown.

From the corner of 6th and Pike:

Everyone try to give an rsvp here if you can make, with a rough count of how many people you are with, so we can get an appropriate table - everything downtown is going to be busy that night.

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Reply #27 on: August 24, 2011, 07:32:58 AM

My buddy and I will be there for sure. We'll be heading straight there from the Bioware panel.

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Reply #28 on: August 24, 2011, 11:11:29 AM

I'll be there, group of 1.

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Reply #29 on: August 24, 2011, 12:01:22 PM

I believe the SWTOR panel is on Sunday?
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Reply #30 on: August 24, 2011, 12:39:18 PM

I believe the SWTOR panel is on Sunday?

It is, but there's a 'content to be announced later' Bioware/Mythic panel in the Pegasus theatre on Saturday.

Edit: Oh nevermind - it's for the new Warhammer F2P game. Pass.
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Reply #31 on: August 24, 2011, 02:25:14 PM

Ooh... ok then.

Guess I'll have some free time Saturday afternoon.  awesome, for real

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Reply #32 on: August 25, 2011, 12:41:42 PM

The eagle has landed.  I repeat, the eagle has landed.

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Reply #33 on: August 25, 2011, 03:02:29 PM

Uhm, just about anywhere really, compared to 90% of the country. But for specifics you'll have to ask someone else.  I have heard good things about Elysian Brewing Company, although I have never been.

Maybe this is of help?

http://beermapping.com/maps/citymaps.php?m=seattle

Also, I'm up for meeting up on Saturday night at 7 downtown. I personaly want to meet Katiri so that I can look him squarely in the eye, then break down and cry over the 4 times he shot me up last night in World of Tanks.

I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #34 on: August 25, 2011, 04:35:59 PM

I too have arrived.  Think I'm going to head down to Pike Place and get lost.   DRILLING AND MANLINESS

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