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A Derk appears from the mists...
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goo Thursday. 6:30pm.

goo Meet in the Marriott lobby -- this hotel is just across Maryland St. from the convention center.

goo Beers and Girlie Drinks to follow...

Check this post periodically, as I may edit it if things change!!
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Paxe wrote:
In a sea of loud, bald guys how will we know who you are?


He should wear a T-shirt that has something to do with board games...
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bengkohn wrote:
Paxe wrote:
In a sea of loud, bald guys how will we know who you are?


He should wear a T-shirt that has something to do with board games...
And have a backpack.

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Or a witty t-shirt belying his mental superiority over the common masses...

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derk wrote:
Thursday. 6:30pm, just outside the the Event Hall's main entrance. Beers and Girlie Drinks to follow... Look for the loud, bald guy!

Check this post periodically, as I may edit it if things change!!

(Like if I get a more concrete place to meet, since I've never been.)


Not to be nit-picky, but there are multiple ways into the Event Hall -- you may need to be a bit more specific here -- or pick a different location.

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Also, outside the event hall at that time is INSANE!

My suggestion is that you pick one of the hotel lobbies connected to the main convention building, for instance the Westin. Much easier to see and be seen.
 
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Paxe wrote:
In a sea of loud, bald guys how will we know who you are?


Unlike most of us, he actually looks like his avatar.

Apologies to all the zombies out there.
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jimmcmahon wrote:
bengkohn wrote:
Paxe wrote:
In a sea of loud, bald guys how will we know who you are?


He should wear a T-shirt that has something to do with board games...
And have a backpack.



and BO. zombie
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Stand outside the door and Febreeze yourself in public. That will definitely separate you from many others.
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Dammit. This is like herding cats.

Ok, people.. I've never been. Tell me what I should say, and I will say it.
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derk wrote:
Dammit. This is like herding cats.

Ok, people.. I've never been. Tell me what I should say, and I will say it.


I've been plenty of times.
By 6:30, there will be a little bit of clearing out, but I agree that in front of any of the doors will be a bit hectic.

2 suggestions:

1) Meet in the Serpentine lobby - that's on the ground floor within the Convention center near the corner of Maryland St and Capitol Ave (it's in the upper right corner of this map - http://www.icclos.com/Assets/userfiles/PDFs/ICCLOS_Marketing... )

If you're familiar with the usual setup, it'll be just to the right of the registration booths if you're in that line.

2) Meet in the Marriott lobby -- this hotel is just across Maryland St. from the convention center.

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Sounds like a plan!
 
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Sounds like four plans, thusfar.
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OP has been updated. Marriott Lobby. 6:30 Thursday.
 
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You totally need a cut out of the Geek printed out, pasted on cardboard, stuck on a dowel. Wave it around in the air around your head...

*(if only so I can take pictures).

If I am not too dead/booked by work/still tidying up booth I'll try to sneak in for a little bit
 
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I was hoping there would be a meetup! Thanks for...er...organizing, Derk! If I can get away from the FFG booth I'll be there too. Maybe I can say Thaad needs an escort; she is too valuable for the company to lose! Yeah, that's the ticket!

In case we can't get there by 6:30, if someplace else is being planned to go afterward, let me know. Next year, put it in as an event/seminar about GeekDo and its many offerings...
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Grimstax wrote:

In case we can't get there by 6:30, if someplace else is being planned to go afterward, let me know. Next year, put it in as an event/seminar about GeekDo and its many offerings...


I kinda thought I should attend as a civie my first time. See what's going on, then maybe come back and bore people to death...
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derk wrote:
Grimstax wrote:

In case we can't get there by 6:30, if someplace else is being planned to go afterward, let me know. Next year, put it in as an event/seminar about GeekDo and its many offerings...


I kinda thought I should attend as a civie my first time. See what's going on, then maybe come back and bore people to death...


[Pssst!] (you call it a seminar, but it's really a 'Geek Meet! Then you take the whole trip off your taxes as a business trip) ninja
 
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This sounds like fun, I am always down for the beerz and girly drinks. I also run the possibility of being late, as I'm closing the AEG booth thursday night as well. Maybe you guys and gals can chill at the Lobby for a bit so I can catch up (hint hint)
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I can virtually guarantee that we will be late. It will take a minimum of 30 minutes to get everyone together and decided on a venue. Regardless, I will stay there 'til 7:15 with directions to the selected venue, and send a scouting party ahead to find appropriate girlie drinks.
 
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oh, and you and aldie need to do me a favor.

put out some more podcasts. I need something to keep me awake during the drive from Baltimore
 
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Indy business establishments roll out the red carpet for GenCon. The Ram Restaurant has a special menu (including my favorite, the "Excalibur Burger" with a knife sticking up out of the bun), and they open their private party room for gaming. Steak and Shake is nearby and lets their employees wear jeans and T-shirts. And of course, for those who like to look at pictures like "Magic Girl," there is a Hooters nearby.

And lots of places to get girlie drinks. Even in your hotels, where they usually have their meeting rooms available for games and all kinds of space and friendly people.
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That sounds awesome. Girlie drinks and Excalibur Burgers? Game on.
 
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Just keep screaming about how the Colts suck and Manning is a horrible quarterback. You will definitely stick out and draw a crowd as people run to pummel you. I will look for a sea of people painted blue stomping someone and know it is you. I will tell the crowd you were referring to the other blue team with the other Manning and all will be forgiven.
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