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Title: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Aug 2009, 08:11
Okay, so we've got Chicago under wraps and it was heck of awesome. Good times had by all. Woo!

Already we've got a number of really good locations suggested for next year and right now we are going to sort them out. So here we go:

NYCon (New York, New York)- Now with less murder!

Constin (Austin, TX)- The only place in Texas worth going to!

San Franciscon (San Francisco, CA)- GAY PEOPLE!

Sandy Eggocon (San Diego, CA)- Fuck if I know!

There's-No-Clever-Way-to-Say-Portland Con '10 (Portland, OR)- It's in Oregon!

Chicongo 2: Chicago Deeper (Chicago, IL)- Fuck that was rad!

Alright! Have some opinions, people!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Christophe on 07 Aug 2009, 08:16
My top three choices:
1. San Franciscon (SF is awesome, plus it's the closest to me)
2. Sandy Eggocon (Not as close, but I guess I can pretend I'm in Drive Like Jehu or something)
3. Portlandcon (Definitely not as close but I've always wanted to go)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2009, 08:18
I have no idea if I'd be able to afford a flight to Cali, so my votes go to New York and Austin. Portland would be pretty cool though, too.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 07 Aug 2009, 08:24
I'd be so down for going if it were in New York. I could not afford to go anywhere else. Also none of those places are in Canada, booo.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Aug 2009, 08:27
I am not saying don't suggest more, those are just the ones that have been suggested and there was excitement about.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Gemmwah on 07 Aug 2009, 08:32
NY, NY. Please. :D
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 07 Aug 2009, 08:47
new york!
i could not make it to chicago this year due to a lack of finances and absolutely no knowledge of what was going on with my future but things are sorted out now and a trip next year will definitely be a lot more feasible. i have visited chicago a bunch of times but never new york and i would very much like to visit. it's also the only location not impossible for me to drive to, which could be good news for anybody actually willing to get in a car with me.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 07 Aug 2009, 10:09
San Francisco would be awesome.

I have to go to Chicago again next year regardless. New York is really played out for me and I sense it would be a massive disappointment after Chicago.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Dollface on 07 Aug 2009, 10:20
Other World Kingdom seems to be nice place lets go there. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Other_World_Kingdom)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Aug 2009, 10:22
I think we should probably take a tally of who's interested BEFORE deciding where to do it. If we pick San Diego or something and then have the only people who can really afford to go on ANY vacation turn out to be East Coasters, it seems like a waste of money. California is a fuck expensive and terribly uncomfortable flight from the East Coast. I liked the idea of Chicago due to its central-ish location to most involved.

My involvement is completely contingent upon a mix of location and whether I actually find employment more than six months in advance. Though I can pretty much state I'd be most likely to go to New York of all the available choices. I just don't see the point of spending hundreds of dollars on a flight and board for just a weekend, which is why I skipped out on Chicago.

Also, why is DC not an option? DC is fucking AWESOME with tons to do for people and really cheap to get to for East Coasties and about as much to get to for West Coasties as NY would be. It's also much cheaper and has better weather than NY. It's also doable in a single weekend and particularly close to some awesome amusement parks (Busch Gardens and King's Dominion) for those tourist trap junkies among us.

So yeah, I vote fuck your list, DCon '10: PocketJury Invades the Senate.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 07 Aug 2009, 10:32
DC sounds awesome, actually.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Durb Durb Durb on 07 Aug 2009, 10:34
I have never been to a con. Well, that's a lie. I've been to KingCon, which was in my hometown, once.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Dollface on 07 Aug 2009, 10:44
CougarCon? (http://www.goldstar.com/events/29566.html#event_description)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Allybee on 07 Aug 2009, 10:48
DC would be a really great location. All the museums are free! But I do not recommend going during the summer because it is stupid hot and humid (who decided to build our nation's new capital on a swamp? uh).
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Christophe on 07 Aug 2009, 10:56
I have a friend who works in DC. If that's where it's going to be I am there.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: McTaggart on 07 Aug 2009, 10:59
DC? Really? Maybe it's because of all the hiphop I've been listening to and not really being into the government thing but it doesn't sound like a nice place!

I doubt I'd be able to make it anyway but my vote would go to San Fransiscon (read: Napa-Valley-wineries-(I'm-not-driving)-con).
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 07 Aug 2009, 11:02
DC gets overrun with tourists in the summer, so most of the museums and such are really busy. Spring is nice here, May or June. But there are probably 10 qc'ers in the DC area, we just haven't ever gotten ourselves together, but out-of-towners would do it!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: sean on 07 Aug 2009, 11:25
Yeah, the museums are not a fun place to be in the summer. Even at night, the touristy parts are sooooo crowded.

However I say we do DC, cause then I don't have to travel. Shit, some of you might even be able to crash at my place. And I could show you guys all the cool record stores and shit like that.

Also Sam if its in DC yr comin and were moshin.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 07 Aug 2009, 11:48
i could do dc too! anywhere on the west coast would be feasible, too, my vote is just for new york and/or dc if we're actually doing the voting thing. it's pretty likely that if anything at all happens next year and it's in north america i'll find some way to be there no matter what.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Metope on 07 Aug 2009, 11:59
Jens, going anywhere overseas is not just "a heap of money". Cities like New York and Philly are sometimes as low as half the price of anywhere else in the US, because there are direct flights to there from Oslo. Sometimes they even have amazing offers, I've seen Oslo - NY for 2000 kr (Oslo - Detroit was 7000 kr, so quite the difference).

Because of this, my vote goes to New York. That's the only way there's even a slight chance I'll be able to go.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: scarred on 07 Aug 2009, 12:30
Portland is closest to me! But I'm new to the Meebs, so who cares what I think?

San Fran would be pretty darn cool actually.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Drill King on 07 Aug 2009, 12:41
NYC would be the only place I could afford unless it was Montreal or somewhere more east. It's expensive as hell for canadians to fly anywhere unless you're in y'know, toronto (Fuck you allison)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 07 Aug 2009, 12:42
I love you too Andy.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Metope on 07 Aug 2009, 13:00
2200 kr is kind of a huge deal for me. And at finn.no I just found NY tickets for 2490 kr, which is great! Also I am willing to base my trip on finding a special offer, since I wont be able to go otherwise. Must be great for you to have all that money to spend, but I just can't do that two years in a row.

Edit: The reason we bought the expensive tickets was because we had no idea if the prices would swing up or down in the following months. Prices vary a lot from time to time, and we have no idea how much anything will cost, especially not as far away as next spring. The thing is, no matter how much it costs, I'm pretty sure New York will be the cheapest option (Also New York is an awesome city, and it would probably have been my first choice regardless of money issues).
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2009, 13:10
I would be up for DC if it was not in the summer, because like the people who live there said, it get recockulously hot and humid. But during the spring would be nice! And NY will probably be my first choice just because public tranist is pretty damn good, there's SO much to do/see, and it's possible to find cheap lodgings if you really look. Also I like the foreigners! It would be nice to get them back again!

Actually, I should just save for a really long time and go overseas. Eurocon 2011?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Metope on 07 Aug 2009, 13:23
a) Nice to know you don't want me to come with.

b) I'm saving every little thing I earn and get this year since I'll be moving countries at this time next year, and I'd rather not be broke in a new country. I could afford to save 200 kr for a plane ticket to fuck knows where, but why would I do that when I could go somewhere more awesome for less money? And like you said, a month in Europe, two weeks in America and an expensive festival is not exactly cheap. Spending a lot of money in one summer is not the same as having an endless bank account. So yeah I am pretty broke.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jace on 07 Aug 2009, 13:46
Guys, if I have a job I would be down for anywhere on the east or west coast. If we do it in winter, can we make it someplace that has snow? I've never seen the snow.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 07 Aug 2009, 13:48
I vote the opposite. I've seen far too much snow. Fuck snow, guys.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Metope on 07 Aug 2009, 13:50
Yeah, snow is highly overrated. It's fun for the first 2 minutes and then you just want it to be summer.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Durb Durb Durb on 07 Aug 2009, 13:56
Snow is excellent. Hake it an outdoor skating party.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: J-cob9000 on 07 Aug 2009, 14:05
I'm going to say screw it and vote for Sumter, South Carolina. THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME TOWN EVAAAAR.
We could always go to Charleston. Charleston is nice.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Metope on 07 Aug 2009, 14:09
I wasn't bitching on you, in my first post I was just telling you about the possible price differences because I wasn't sure you knew about them, and I also know you sometimes tend to spend a lot of money just because you have it. Saving is a good thing! I know you're responsible, and you never spend money you don't have, which is great. I'm just saying that the cheapest option is often worth considering, regardless of how much money you have at that point.

The thing about my economic situation is that I'm actually in debt. I have tons of money on my saving account, but most of it is loans, and I took a good chunk out of it for this summer. I assumed you knew this, seeing how I've been bitching about it for a long time. When I say that I could save 200 kr, I mean that I can do this technically, but it would be very stupid of me. I could also buy those 1500 kr boots I want from that store, and I could also buy a nice dinner almost every day. I earn enough to do things like this, and I've been doing it for a long time, but if I'm going to school in another country for four years it would be wise to stop right now, which is what I will do. I would very much like to have some money afterwards when I have to start paying off my student loans.

I don't understand the "you" and "me" thing you're trying to do here, and if you see my posts as hostile, then I'm sorry.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: StaedlerMars on 07 Aug 2009, 14:10
Jens, Metope, go talk to eachother in person. (don't hurt me)

NEW YORK.

Because, you know, I'll hopefully be here anyway, and I'm not a big fan of traveling (man, that is such a lie, but I probably won't have money, and if I do, I don't think I will be in New York, but will rather be celebrating my graduation by riding a bike through south america.).
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Alex C on 07 Aug 2009, 14:18
I'll go anywhere that isn't New York.

Oh, and Colorado is pretty awesome if you guys haven't been there yet.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 07 Aug 2009, 14:34
the other thing i will contribute is that it would be nice to have this during summer again, or at least before the end of next august, because if everything goes according to plan i'll be going back to uni in september 2010 and moving to a new city and everything will be crazy nonsense. obviously this trip doesn't need to revolve around me but while we're looking for personal opinions, there's mine. actually a lot of people here are probably going to be in school too so maybe this goes without saying.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 07 Aug 2009, 14:36
re: timing. i missed tronnocon AND chicagocon because of exams in my summer courses.  :| can we maybe do this thing somewhere in mid-august? i am pretty sure i'm not the only person here who doesn't actually get much of a summer vacation so that's something to consider.
re: place. i am voting for nyc.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: A Wet Helmet on 07 Aug 2009, 14:44
DC would be pretty fun! Also Jens it's funny you mention Dischord House, i was talking last night with a punk from DC at the Coke Bust show about how when he was growing up, Dischord was just this specter looming over all of them, because the Dischord guys "grew up" and started drinking wine and stuff and they were just assholes to them.


This echoes a sentiment I made in another thread some time back. 

I vote DC.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: GenericName on 07 Aug 2009, 14:52
If you choose DC, I will have a year to get to know all of you so it will not be creepy if I wish to show up. So, uh, weigh that into your decision.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 07 Aug 2009, 14:53
Can we please not call it DCon because that is what we call Dragon*Con for short.


Also I want to go ahead and put in my vote for Charlotte-Amelie Con. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: squawk on 07 Aug 2009, 15:00
i will be eighteen by then so WHEREVER

(san francisco is forty minutes from my second house come on)

(i haven't been to ny in a while though)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: loco_banana on 07 Aug 2009, 15:01
I have never been to a con. Well, that's a lie. I've been to KingCon, which was in my hometown, once.
I heard they had mandatory orgies at this one. D:


But NY, NY is amazing.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: sean on 07 Aug 2009, 15:17
If you choose DC, I will have a year to get to know all of you so it will not be creepy if I wish to show up. So, uh, weigh that into your decision.

man, shit, another forumite from DC.

damnit i'd say lets just do a meetup right now but i go to school in west virginia in two days.

also sam no promises on bands but we will go to a show. jens yr coming to. and michael you too. im gonna take attendance and everything.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Joseph on 07 Aug 2009, 15:29
I'd be more in favor of somewhere on the west coast, personally.  Portland is an incredible city, and I would love to visit San Francisco.  However, I understand that the west is not such a good option for a lot of other Pocket Jury folks.  I could probably swing New York or DC, but it really depends on the timing of the Con.  Doing it in May or June would likely be a lot easier for me than July or August, though that isn't for certain, as I don't have concrete plans for next summer yet.  But I would love to be able to make it next year, and will definitely be trying, whereever it ends up.

Also, eastern-ish Canadian folks, we should plan something for Toronto or Montreal or something over Thanksgiving, or some other opportune time.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2009, 15:37
can we maybe do this thing somewhere in mid-august?

I think this time of year was a problem because that's when a lot of US people go back to school. I bring this up due to the fact that I am going to be trying my hardest to get into grad school this year and try to be in a program for '10/'11 and I know a lot of other people on here are still in school or I guess will be?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: jhocking on 07 Aug 2009, 16:04
There's-No-Clever-Way-to-Say-Portland Con

dude PORTACON

the transformer you can carry around in your pocket
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Aug 2009, 17:02
There are a bunch of Southwestern U.S. forumites to possibly consider. I'm hugely in favour of something on the west coast not just because San Diego is one of my favourite cities ever (HINT HINT) but also because it would give us a chance to hang out with people who, due to the comparative northeast location of the previous two meetups, haven't been able to make it. And I really want to go to NYC - in fact if I remember right I first pushed it in Meebo - but I also kind of want to give the people who haven't been able to come yet a chance.

It's Tough!!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 07 Aug 2009, 17:03
Also, eastern-ish Canadian folks, we should plan something for Toronto or Montreal or something over Thanksgiving, or some other opportune time.

toronto would probably be the best location for a mini canadacon since a bunch of us seem to already live in or very close to that area. i am totally up for this and available basically whenever.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Johnny C on 07 Aug 2009, 17:06
Also Chicago rules a LOT and visiting it is has left me with my first ever inklings that I might want to live somewhere besides Regina when I'm done school but another con there wouldn't make a lot of sense. Sorry!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 07 Aug 2009, 17:07
can we maybe do this thing somewhere in mid-august?

I think this time of year was a problem because that's when a lot of US people go back to school. I bring this up due to the fact that I am going to be trying my hardest to get into grad school this year and try to be in a program for '10/'11 and I know a lot of other people on here are still in school or I guess will be?

Not to mention that July/August are the absolute hottest parts of the year in many of these areas chosen.

Personally, my opinion is the Austin is one of my favorite cities in the world, I have family there and I KNOW I could find an excuse to get down there (maybe even road trip) so it would be a top choice for me.

Edit: FUCK three new replies! you guys're faaaaast.

D.C. is obviously extremely close (40 minute drive) so I'd be totally up for it being there (and there is a lot of other stuff to do around the nation's capitol besides see the monuments/museums (music, theme parks, FREE ZOO anyone?)

New York is close, they pretty much have a year-round Big-Apple special from greyhound for like 30 bucks round trip so I could focus on lodging/fun stuff, and of course there's everything to do with being THE BIG APPLE.

Those are my suggestions. Of course I would love to go to California, I'm just not sure how feasible a long trip like that would be for me personally. Maybe. But damn do i love me some Austin, TX.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 07 Aug 2009, 17:18
America, what the jizz is up with your schooling? Like when do classes start? Are you actually going to class in mid-august?

toronto would probably be the best location for a mini canadacon since a bunch of us seem to already live in or very close to that area. i am totally up for this and available basically whenever.
I am in for Toronto obviously but would be totally fine with Montreal instead.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: johnny5 on 07 Aug 2009, 17:39
san fran would be dope


just sayin
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 07 Aug 2009, 17:47
Classes tend to start towards the middle-end of August/beginning of September, which means a lot of people who don't live near their uni's have to pack up and move, etc. And yes, some people do have class in the middle of August.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 07 Aug 2009, 17:52
Maybe it is because I am at a relatively young school and we do co-op work terms regularly, but we have three four month terms and things work nicely.

Like what are actual start dates for classes for an american college/university?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 07 Aug 2009, 17:52
Mid August is most people's first day. Mine is the 17th, but there are some areas who don't go back to school until after Labor Day, which is the first Monday in September.


Most schools have three semesters: fall, spring, and summer. All of them used to be on the quarter system, which was fall, winter, spring, and summer, but for some reason people decided it was better to change to semesters.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 07 Aug 2009, 17:56
Weird. We have Sept-Dec, Jan-Apr, May-Aug. I think we have had this discussion before but a part of me refuses to believe it.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 07 Aug 2009, 18:12
Also, just because I totally failed to give my own opinions having posted the topic, I'm very pro-Austin, then moderately pro-Cali, then cannot possibly afford to go to any other suggested location.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: E. Spaceman on 07 Aug 2009, 19:44
TokyoCon
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 07 Aug 2009, 20:36
toronto would probably be the best location for a mini canadacon since a bunch of us seem to already live in or very close to that area. i am totally up for this and available basically whenever.
I am in for Toronto obviously but would be totally fine with Montreal instead.

Yes.
I vote Toronto (being poor and all).
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: KvP on 07 Aug 2009, 20:37
Anywhere in the US would probably work for me, If it was on the West Coast I might even be able to drive!

All things being optimal, my best friend (whose dad is a pilot for United) would grab us super-cheap tickets and I would attend with her. She's super gay so I think San Fran would meet with the most enthusiasm from her. Plus I was born there so I can go to the apartment where I spent my first years. Plus, awesome food! Cheap seafood! Yay!

NYC, I have some friends out there that I can cavort with if you all turn out to be losers (looking at you Tania)

Just figure it out quick, fuckers. Like in the next 6 months.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 07 Aug 2009, 20:49
toronto would probably be the best location for a mini canadacon since a bunch of us seem to already live in or very close to that area. i am totally up for this and available basically whenever.
I am in for Toronto obviously but would be totally fine with Montreal instead.

Yes.
I vote Toronto (being poor and all).

tronnocon part 2.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Trollstormur on 07 Aug 2009, 21:19
if it's in portland I will definitely be able to come, my parents live there.

I might even be able to put up some sexy ladies for free! :dino:
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 07 Aug 2009, 21:19
Sydneycon you fucks.

Jon and Rachel are welcome to stay on my couch, and if anyone is willing to put cash money towards it I will become a registered marriage celebrant and marry anyone who wants it.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: SilentJ on 07 Aug 2009, 23:04
Definite vote for DC, backup vote for NYC.  The museums in DC are mostly free, and the timing people are talking about for late spring would work perfectly; most college smesters tend to end early-to-mid May, leaving a pretty wide window before the tourists invade, as long as you don't go the weekend of the cherry blossom festival.  There's a pretty great nightlife in Northwest, all of the monuments are in or very near Southeast and well doable over a day's walk, and walking around the city there's plenty of great food to eat.  Plus, in addition to Busch Gardens and King's Dominion nearby, you've also got Six Flags and Water Country USA.  There are some pretty nice beaches that are only about 3 hours away on the Delaware coast (fuck Ocean City, it is shit), Baltimore is less than an hour away (Inner Harbor, great restaurants, and other assorted fun things to see are all downtown), and hell, there are a lot of us nearby.
Succeed where I/we have failed on the east coast, everyone.

DC? Really? Maybe it's because of all the hiphop I've been listening to and not really being into the government thing but it doesn't sound like a nice place!

Yes, the crime numbers on DC, paired with the hearsay of people who have gone and the like give the place a pretty bad rep.  But DC is just fine if you are with somebody who knows their way.  Pretty much, stay out of Southeast and you'll be fine.  This side of the Anacostia river is a relatively nice place.  And, shit, some places in Northwest (like the neighborhood my brother lives in) are pretty high-class.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Zingoleb on 07 Aug 2009, 23:09
America, what the jizz is up with your schooling?

American school scheduling is still pretty much based around "kids need to go help bring in the crop all summer" idea. Yeah, we're a bit outdated. . .
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 07 Aug 2009, 23:32
Sydneycon you fucks.

Jon and Rachel are welcome to stay on my couch, and if anyone is willing to put cash money towards it I will become a registered marriage celebrant and marry anyone who wants it.



How about earlier, like in May? Will that work?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: SirJuggles on 07 Aug 2009, 23:39
I have to totally back up JohnnyC, in that a more West-Coaster friendly con would be nice for those of us who really don't have a travel budget =3
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 07 Aug 2009, 23:41
By next year I will have to pay for plane tickets, so.


So it pretty much changes nothing because I will still be able to fly to Glasgow for less than $350.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Trollstormur on 07 Aug 2009, 23:53
maybe I can bring my guns, and we can find a nice place to go geschutzen.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 08 Aug 2009, 00:18
D.C. is obviously extremely close (40 minute drive) so I'd be totally up for it being there (and there is a lot of other stuff to do around the nation's capitol besides see the monuments/museums (music, theme parks, FREE ZOO anyone?)

When I mentioned museums, I was including the zoo in that catch all. The DC zoo is seriously, I cannot stress this enough, the absolute coolest zoo I have ever been to.

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New York is close, they pretty much have a year-round Big-Apple special from greyhound for like 30 bucks round trip

Actually, one can snag a bolt bus from DC to Philly to NYC for a buck if one has it booked far enough in advance. Megabus does a DC to Philly to NYC route, I think BoltBus has it too.

Sydneycon you fucks.

Jon and Rachel are welcome to stay on my couch, and if anyone is willing to put cash money towards it I will become a registered marriage celebrant and marry anyone who wants it.

I can't afford a flight to Sidney, considering I'm still unemployed, but I totally vote for Sidneycon 2011. I really cannot fathom many things in life more exciting than the prospect of sleeping on a friend's couch on the other side of the fucking planet. I suddenly have a keen understanding of what it must've been like for you.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Verergoca on 08 Aug 2009, 00:57
Sydneycon 2011 sounds like a plan (oz is in the pipeline here for 2011 anyway, and the plan is to close it off with a week of Sydney :) )
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Inlander on 08 Aug 2009, 01:39
Melbourne, you bastards.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Johnny C on 08 Aug 2009, 01:54
may would be totally awesome if everyone wanted me to not attend. please schedule in may if you have no intention of seeing me at this con.

(the only way may would work for me is if we did it in NYC and happened to centre it around the weekend These Estates wanna spend there)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 08 Aug 2009, 02:01
I dunno if I would come to this, but you guys should do what dumbrella was talking about before it died and do like, a "cabin in the woods con." Like, find somewhere that you could rent either camping or a cabin or something, preferably near a lake, and then just like hang out and drink and swim and fish and all that shit. That sounds like badass awesome to me, personally.

Alternatively, DenverCon, for a good music scene and a beautiful setting in a place not too totally expensive, plus all sorts of fun outdoorsy shit like hiking and climbing and again, lakes.

Nashvillecon, because fuccin hell Nashville is an awesome city if you go to the right parts of it, and also really cheap.

Otherwise, San Francisco and Austin are the two best choices. Portland isn't that much fun to Con-steeze in(did it with dumbrella,) and the rest are honestly pretty played out.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: jmrz on 08 Aug 2009, 03:19
I am aiming to be in the USA in July 2010. I can probably rock up to any of the above places in the USA.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Beren on 08 Aug 2009, 04:02
California is so.. west.

NY sounds awesome. Chi-town is possible. I live in WV, so I'm smack dab in the middle of nothingness, but close to a lot of things.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Aug 2009, 04:50
I am aiming to be in the USA in July 2010. I can probably rock up to any of the above places in the USA.

Hey, me too!

The lady and I are planning to go to the U.S mid-next-year and wander around the continent for a while and then hit Alberta and work on the ski-slopes over winter and then piss off travelling again. (N.B; Once we have some more solid details I am definitely going to be putting a thread up and try to hit some of you guys up for couch-space. Be aware.)

We're not concrete on the date we leave for 'cos apparently The Lady's cousin is having a wedding next year so depending on when that is and various finance factors, it could be anytime from late May to mid-July.

So with enough notice I imagine it wouldn't be too much of a big deal to put ourselves in any place for a Con. For what it is worth we are definitely going to D.C, NYC, Austin and SanFran anyway so all of those are pretty cool, with my personal pref for a con being SF. I'm not sure why.

Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 08 Aug 2009, 07:00
Goddammit you fuckers I was talking to Jimmy and I said May because I will be in Australia in May.



SydneyCon 2010 motherfuckers (May)

SomewhereelseCon 2010 (June or July)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 08 Aug 2009, 07:20
Note to everyone with even a remote interest in music and the Chicago undie rock scene.

Our siblings on Electrical Audio will be having the second First Annual PRF BBQ at some point during the first six months of next year. Probably around June or July. Last year it was three days in length and over ten bands played including the Chrome Robes, the Bitter Tears and the rock band .22. There was also a hell ass BBQ and a live band karaoke night, as well as some cool art installations and a microbrewery. Next year will probably be even grander.

Just a heads up because I missed this year and I have no intention of missing the 2010 event. I can absolutely guarantee a good time and lots of terrific music. Well worth considering if you can only afford one trip next year.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 08 Aug 2009, 07:36
the Chicago undie rock scene.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 08 Aug 2009, 07:45
That's what I said.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Joseph on 08 Aug 2009, 15:01
tronnocon part 2.

I'm down.  When works for you folks?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Sox on 08 Aug 2009, 15:12
tronnocon part 2.
(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1268/tron2.jpg)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Storm Rider on 08 Aug 2009, 15:22
I'm like Johnny, I will not be out of school in May so if we have it then I won't be able to come. Selfishly it would be a lot easier and cheaper for me if it were in California, but I'm hoping to work part-time during this school year so if that goes well money shouldn't be an issue like it was for Chicago. But I do want to point out, as someone already did, that DC is absolutely fucking miserable during the summertime.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Christophe on 08 Aug 2009, 15:25
I wanna be in the PRFBBBQ Kareoke so bad. I was thinking I will find a suit a million times my size and do a Talking Heads song.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: sean on 08 Aug 2009, 16:31
jesus chirst you guys i mean yeah its hot and humid in dc during the summer but remember people still live there! it is bearable! its not like, saharacon 2010.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: jhocking on 08 Aug 2009, 17:04
I don't know man, people* were already describing the heat here as like a sauna on the surface of the sun, and it wasn't even remotely as hot as DC gets at the height of summer.



*By "people" I mean tommy.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 08 Aug 2009, 17:09
You guys, stop bitching about it being miserably hot in DC. Until we do Charleston, South Carolina-Con, you have no right do whine.

However, I AM against DC in the summer because it will be so goddamn crowded with people.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Aug 2009, 17:46
Also if we did Sydney in December. Hot hot hot!

Also Katie I'm fairly certain that we would make time to hang out.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: ViolentDove on 08 Aug 2009, 18:01
I'm up for Sydney any time, assuming I'm still living here.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jace on 09 Aug 2009, 06:05
Also if we did Sydney in December. Hot hot hot!

My brain would not comprehend this for around a minute. I had to reread it a few times to remember that the seasons are switched up in the future.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 09 Aug 2009, 06:22
tronnocon part 2.

I'm down.  When works for you folks?

Literally all the time. I live just outside of the city, so I can be there whenever you guys choose!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: De_El on 09 Aug 2009, 07:50
I would be inclined to say New York or DC because they have the cheapest flights there from Chicago, but really my expenses in this regard are practically negligible compared to everyone else. For example, I could fly to and from NY for a little over 200 USD. Sure is nice to have a huge international airport in town!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2009, 08:11
i'll know a little more clearly next year what my deal is but right now it looks like i'm about 95% likely to show up at a DC or NYC meetup and maybe 75% likely to show up at a meetup anywhere else, the main factor being how much it'll cost me. being within driving distance will definitely make things a lot easier for me financially as i can maybe take some other people in the toronto area who want to go and we can split up gas costs or something. time of year also makes absolutely no difference to me except for the before september part, but again, i think that's a given for anyone in school anyway.

I have some friends out there that I can cavort with if you all turn out to be losers (looking at you Tania)

heeeeyyy
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: ackblom12 on 09 Aug 2009, 08:38
Me and Kat are 50/50 on if we can make it next year due to us moving for her grad school, but NYC is our top vote with Austin as a secondary.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 09 Aug 2009, 10:53
So maybe we should get a poll going? The top suggestions are New York, Austin, and DC, right? Is Sandy Eggo still in the running? If so, that is included.




AAAAAANNNND go
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 09 Aug 2009, 11:00
i can maybe take some other people in the toronto area

yes
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lise on 09 Aug 2009, 12:02
New York is overrated, guys!

San Francisco's the most fun I've had in the west coast, and that's my vote!

Secondly would be Austin because well... it's only a 4 hour drive away  :lol:, and I'm a bit more familiar with it. Plus, there's fun excursions less than an hour away from there, like tubing down the Guadalupe River or Schlitterbahn!

DC does sound cool, though, I never thought of that.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Trollstormur on 09 Aug 2009, 12:50
PORTLAND CON 2010


Empty quote this post if you think portlandcon is a grrrreat idea!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 09 Aug 2009, 12:55
I like the idea but nobody from the forums actually lives there, which might make it a little bit harder.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: KvP on 09 Aug 2009, 13:42
I'm best up for Austin, Portland, San Fran or NYC. DC does not really excite me.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: squawk on 09 Aug 2009, 13:46
Guys let's just do SF so I can go and then Johnny C and I can be in a band.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 09 Aug 2009, 14:01
SAN FRANCISCO IT IS
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 09 Aug 2009, 14:31
My first vote goes to New York, second goes to Austin. NY because I like the city and Austin because I like it there and also it's more towards the middle of the country.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Zingoleb on 09 Aug 2009, 15:20
portacon

Okay, so, I understand that you still really don't know me, but this is a fairly far off event. Since at some point I plan on *moving* to Portland, I really wouldn't mind spending some time there beforehand.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 09 Aug 2009, 15:47
tronnocon part 2.

I'm down.  When works for you folks?

Literally all the time. I live just outside of the city, so I can be there whenever you guys choose!


i actually live in the city and am not terribly busy at the moment, so i'd also be able to hang out anytime!
maybe we need to start a separate thread for tronnocon 2?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: pen on 09 Aug 2009, 17:32
NY would be my first choice followed by I don't care really.  As close as I am to NY, I've never done more than drive through, really. 
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Tyler on 09 Aug 2009, 18:20
New York. Vote over.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Reed on 09 Aug 2009, 18:22
New York. Vote over.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 09 Aug 2009, 19:08
what katie said, now would be a good time to get an actual poll going
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 09 Aug 2009, 21:06
California, either San Diego and/or San Francisco should be represented as sensible west coast candidates which have drawn some interest.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Aug 2009, 05:17
Really I am most interested in a time, as opposed to a place. Can we at least get a lock on which month it is going to be in? And if you're feeling extra sassy, maybe even which part of the month? (early/mid/late)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Aug 2009, 11:10
Honestly, we'd be better off figuring the location before the month. With the extremely varying weather patterns in different parts of the US, picking the month could eliminate entire locations. For example, I'm not sure I could personally handle anything but NY in, say, July, but if we aimed for a January or something, I'd want to be as far away from the north end of the country if I'm going to actually pay for a vacation.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: SilentJ on 10 Aug 2009, 19:46
Either DC or NYC.  You know in your heart it's right, everyone.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Inlander on 10 Aug 2009, 20:12
Melbourne has weather to suit all people at any time of the year.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Alex C on 10 Aug 2009, 20:22
Either DC or NYC.  You know in your heart it's right, everyone.

Those are the two most overrated cities on a largely overrated coast. Woulda liked to go to Denver again but that's not the way the wind is blowing.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 10 Aug 2009, 20:34
Well, if those don't work and some of you are interested, Shane is going to visit an uncle (?) in Columbus and I was going to drag him down here to hang out sometime in October? (You'll have to ask him.) Cincinnati isn't all that interesting compared to most places, but if it's early enough in the month, the Renaissance Festival will be going on, and there's some nice museums, a nice zoo, and I know lots of interesting places. I won't be able to put anyone up, but hotels are dirt cheap and we could even go camping or something.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 10 Aug 2009, 21:02
I have no interest in Ohio unless I get to meet the Cincinnati Kid.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Aug 2009, 21:56
Melbourne has weather to suit all people at any time of the year.

Typically all within the space of a day.

the Renaissance Festival will be going on,

I'm out
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 11 Aug 2009, 00:30
Okay actually I will definitely not be going to this, but fuck you guys my ideas are awesome and you should totally have the Con in Denver.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Aug 2009, 05:18
Aw man I thought we were gonna bro down
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 07:02
Honestly, we'd be better off figuring the location before the month.
So, I disagree with your reasoning because the date has a much larger impact on who can attend and thus who cares about where it's going to be.

Then again I think I might be the only person who was excluded solely on account of the date this time, so maybe not?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: the_pied_piper on 11 Aug 2009, 11:06
I have to agree with Slick's post above because one of the major factors for attendants is likely to be school/college/university term times and these are different across continents and even countries.

I certainly wouldn't be able to attend if it was in May because that is when my exams are.

Destination doesn't matter to me though, i'll let the knowledgeable people about the cities sort it out.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 11:23
See we've got this ugly coupled system where timing is more important for some people and location is more important for some people. What to do what to do.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Tyler on 11 Aug 2009, 11:36
Go to New York
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Aug 2009, 11:50
See we've got this ugly coupled system where timing is more important for some people and location is more important for some people. What to do what to do.

Find out who's actually interested in going one way or the other?

The timing will matter less if only like two or three college/uni folks actively show interest or feel they can afford it next year. If say twenty people confirm interest and fifteen of them are out of college, I have to imagine the ones out of college would have to take precedence as the majority. Conversely, if fifteen out of twenty are still in school, that would make it so that picking the time first would be borderline mandatory.

So how about we get a running count of who is legitimately interested. Just say if you're interested, what timeframe is best for you and where you'd LIKE to go.

For me, I'm definitely interested, though I'd prefer NYC or DC any time from August on. Anything other than NYC or DC, I probably won't be able to make due to budget constraints, though I'm more flexible on the time than the location, I just need time to save up. If we did somewhere further away, I'd be a very tentative maybe, depending on how long I'd have to save and, bluntly speaking, how many people I legitimately care about who are going. No offense, folks, but I don't think most people want to travel 2,000 miles if they're really only interested in seeing one or two of the people who attend.

NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXT!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: allison on 11 Aug 2009, 11:56
I would really, really love to do this. What works for me: end of August, NYC/DC due to financial constraints. I doubt very highly I'd be able to make it anywhere else.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: loco_banana on 11 Aug 2009, 11:59
Go to New York
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Liz on 11 Aug 2009, 12:00
I am very interested in attending again, but I would have to be before school starts for me next summer/fall. I did notice this year that doing it right at the beginning of August put me in a bad spot financially when it came time to buy textbooks for the semester. Early July would be ideal- time to work during the summer beforehand, time to work before school starts afterward.

As for location, none of them will be any cheaper for me so I don't really mind. I've been to NYC and DC before, but I wouldn't mind visiting again. And I think it would be great to go to California because I've never been there.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 11 Aug 2009, 15:08
Go to New York

Our last con was in Chicago. Leave NY for a year or two.

Unless when you date a girl you ask what her less attractive and thoroughly ordinary little sister is doing next week.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Sox on 11 Aug 2009, 15:43
I have friends in NY who have offered me to stay with them with for nothing. Now I have full-time work, a student grant and time, I could probably do NY no problem whatsoever. I'd definitely like to see NY.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 11 Aug 2009, 16:33
NY will still be there next year. No offence, I'd sooner have a con elsewhere so I figure I should just be honest about it since this is the thread for it.

West coast would be a little bit different. So far all of our big meet-ups have been on the east coast. It would be nice to see some new faces.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Sox on 11 Aug 2009, 16:56
Like mine.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 11 Aug 2009, 17:17
new york or dc, anytime between may and august 2010 would be ideal for me, and i will make an extremely dedicated effort to be there.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: iamiam on 11 Aug 2009, 17:21
NYC, anytime
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Allybee on 11 Aug 2009, 17:53
So far all of our big meet-ups have been on the east coast.

what? chicago is midwest and toronto is nowhere near the ocean. east of center, sure, but east coast? not quite.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 11 Aug 2009, 18:04
Fair point. I suppose I should say Northern?

I would like to go to California on the grounds that it has a good percentage of the remaining people I have not met but would very much like to (namely Christophe, Clara, Cathy, Anna, Bryan, Kari, Kieffer among others) and because it would be sufficiently different from Chicago and Toronto.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Allybee on 11 Aug 2009, 18:08
you don't even know if all of those people want to go. someone should just make a vote, but only for people who would go if the city they're voting for is chosen.

for instance, even if it's here, I already know I'm not going, so I'm not going to vote.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 11 Aug 2009, 18:13
you don't even know if all of those people want to go.

I will hunt them down and force them to attend at spork-point.

Sorry to be a stuck record on this matter but since we only have this thread to put across our suggestions, I don't want the idea of a west coast con to be forgotten out of inertia on my part.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Inlander on 11 Aug 2009, 18:42
Tommy you should just save up your money for a flight to Australia.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 11 Aug 2009, 18:49
Dates are tantamount in my case, because I will be going no matter where it is. I think we already ruled out May on everyone's account, which is good, because I will be in Oz. So any time between the beginning of June and the beginning of August, basically.

New York is not my favourite choice. I have been there once or twice (no, I am not counting the airport) and never really had a great experience, but I am 100% for a place that lots of people can make it to, especially if those people can make it a better trip than I had previously.

I am also 100% for the west coast. If we do it in Sandy Eggo and we can swing doing it the same weekend of 2010 I will totally go for ComiCon and just stay. Would be so excellent.

(I am also 100% for a full scale GlasgaeCon and AustinCon as well. Like I said, location ain't no thang.)



Edit: Quiet, Harry! He must never beat me!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: ackblom12 on 11 Aug 2009, 19:03
If me and Kat are able to make it time wise we are seriously up for wherever (US/Canada of course). The location is maybe 10% of the reason I go to these. On the other hand, for pure cost reasons for those involved and the location of a majority of forumites I really can't in good faith suggest the West Coast.

Also, we really do need to get the poll added to this thread so we can actually get this sorted out rather than bicker about it. I'll also bring up a time frame with Kat since she's the one we need to work around. Just keep in mind our opinion in this whole affair might be entirely moot depending on what happens grad school wise for Kat.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jace on 11 Aug 2009, 19:06
I could very easily attend a West Coast con, and with some difficulty could attend an East Coast con. While I don't work in hotels anymore because it is a terrible place, my parents do have timeshare property all over the US that they are willing to give out to family for free stay. So depending on where we go, I may be able to go if I can get a free hotel room and only have to pay for travel. Also, I could put some people up as well.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 11 Aug 2009, 19:13
Okay. So now that we've had debate, I'm going to initiate voting, but it's not going to be a straight "vote for what you want". We're gonna do this mad official.

Voting Round 1

WHERE CAN YOU ATTEND?


Vote in this poll (http://www.polljunkie.com/nA5XAN/Poll4443.aspx) for the options that you can attend, assuming it's held in a time in which you can attend anywhere. DO NOT VOTE ON YOUR PREFERENCE. JUST WHICH CITIES YOU CAN GO TO.

Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Sox on 11 Aug 2009, 19:19
why are these always in the same continent?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 11 Aug 2009, 19:36
If some of you are so worried about a lot of these being so east coast and others are worried they can't go if it's west coast because it's so far away, then pick something in the middle of the country. The two cities suggested so far being close to center are Austin and Denver. Both are cheaper than flying from one coast to another and would also be a change from the north eastern corner of the US. Austin is a pretty cool city and from what I've heard Denver is as well.

Also, we can have cons more than once a year and in more than one location. The smaller ones are just as fun as the big ones.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Inlander on 11 Aug 2009, 20:06
why are these always in the same continent?

American Cultural Imperialism.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 11 Aug 2009, 20:16
We like things All American.

Meaning we like things big and fat and American.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 11 Aug 2009, 20:26
The location is maybe 10% of the reason I go to these.
See this is how I feel about location. It is more a 'can we feasibly get there' than a 'I really like this city'. Even though I do have a big crush on San Francisco.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Christophe on 11 Aug 2009, 20:59
why are these always in the same continent?

because AMERICA, FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Aug 2009, 21:25
If some of you are so worried about a lot of these being so east coast and others are worried they can't go if it's west coast because it's so far away, then pick something in the middle of the country. The two cities suggested so far being close to center are Austin and Denver. Both are cheaper than flying from one coast to another and would also be a change from the north eastern corner of the US. Austin is a pretty cool city and from what I've heard Denver is as well.

Except we haven't done one of these big meetups in the North eastern corner of the US, which is part of why I haven't attended one. Toronto and Chicago are both hella far for me (Toronto was worse as it was either a nine/ten hour drive or a flight that was more expensive than going to freakin' England would've been) and I don't really count Boston so much as that was essentially three folks I'd never met sleeping on my floor for a couple days plus Shane and my girlfriend.

Austin and Denver are honestly, to me, not as appealing as California from an East Coaster's perspective as California seems to have a lot more to do and isn't much farther or more expensive than SF or SD.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: SirJuggles on 11 Aug 2009, 21:36
as California seems to have a lot more to do and isn't much farther or more expensive than SF or SD.

What?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: 0bsessions on 11 Aug 2009, 21:51
Than Denver or Austin, I mean. Whoops.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Aug 2009, 23:25
OK so we've got a poll already but for the sake of it:

Time: I don't know when exactly I'll be in N America, because of a few other factors financial and personal, but at the moment it is probably looking like I'll be there July, and then starting work for the snow season.

Where: Anywhere. My personal preference is (in order): SF, D.C, NYC, Austin, The rest.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: the_pied_piper on 12 Aug 2009, 05:27
Timewise late June/early July would be best for me (late July is graduation time) so that it is after the exam period.

Locationwise the East coast would be better for cost but if people prefer the West coast thats fine aswell.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2009, 07:14
this is personal preference again, but the thing for me is that if everything goes according to plan i will be moving to vancouver in a year for grad school and maybe to live permanently, depending on what happens. california does sound genuinely exciting and i will still probably try to make the trip there if that's where the next meetup is, but with my future plans it just makes sense to wait until i'm several hundred miles closer to that end of the country. again, though, that's just my own bias.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: yelley on 12 Aug 2009, 14:25
I'm assuming that any meetup is going to be in the summer months, which is a ridiculous hard time for me and Jason to get time off of work. It would definitely be easiest for us to make it to a San Francisco meetup since we live within driving distance and could come for just a couple of days. We could afford to get to any of the cities suggested, but that doesn't matter if we can't get the time off of work.

Aside from our own personal convenience, I do think San Francisco would be the best place. Lots to do there, close to other places of interest if people want to get out of the city and go to the beach or redwood forests or something. The weather is mild in the summer. Plus I think we all forget just how many forumers there are that live in the western half of the country. Having another meetup in the same region (yes, I'm putting Chicago, Toronto, New York, and DC in the same region) would probably just mean another meetup of the same people. Not that the same people aren't awesome, but maybe we should give some of the younger/don't have as much money to burn/live hella far away forumers a chance to make it to a con too?

Portland would be my second choice; I just got back from there and it is a great place. Lots of great little shops, Powell's books can take all day, the public transit is free downtown, and it's just a clean looking city with great vibes. The hostel I stayed at was pretty excellent too, if we wanted to go that route again. Denver, San Diego, and Austin are maybes for me.

I don't think I'd go if it was in NYC... I used to go there every August before I went back to school and it is miserable there at that time of year. Plus there is just so much to do there and so many places to go that it isn't the kind of place that I like to go to with a large group of people. People that want to go to NYC, i really recommend that you take your own trip there and see what you want to see. I also think I'd skip out on DC... I want to go, but not during the summer tourist season.

Pick a good place this time guys, I really don't want to skip out on next year.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: iamiam on 12 Aug 2009, 15:12
last year:
edith, mike, phil, tyler, julia, james, tommy, katie, mai, yelley, jason, stephen, kat, tania, james, liz, linds, johnny c, jon

this year:
edith, emilio, oli, stephen, kat, jodie, linds, may, mai, john, alex, tommy, johnny c, liz, dennis, joe hocking, jens, kris, katie

my apologies if i missed over anybody.  my point is here that i don't get what the hell everybody is talking about "avoiding the same faces".  for the most part the only people who went to both cons are the same people who are going to try and go to every one no matter where it is (probably because they are giant friendless losers irl).

if it's on the west coast, more west coast people might show.  if it's on the east coast, more europeans might show.  either way there are going to be new faces.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ozymandias on 12 Aug 2009, 15:16
God I hate you, MaiAda.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 12 Aug 2009, 15:17
It's cool, she's not gonna be at San Franciscon anyhow.

Woo! San Franciscon!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: iamiam on 12 Aug 2009, 15:19
<3 jordan

oh wait... sorry, were you at the con?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 12 Aug 2009, 16:10
last year:
...,james, ..., james,...

Yeah for those of you who never showed to Toronto I feel I ought to clarify that this account is actually me and my identical twin. We were separated at birth and given the same name before finding each other one weekend in hawaii and now we pretend to be the same person on the internet to trick people. Like that movie about magicians, except instead of wowing the world with our amazing act, we're just sort of annoying sometimes.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Slick on 12 Aug 2009, 16:13
Yeah also that's why we double post sometimes. If this was real life it'd be amazing because you'd be like 'but he just went over there, how is he now over here!!!' but instead you're just like 'christ he's setting a bad example for the newbs now'.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2009, 19:33
now that i've given it a bit of thought, i think i'd actually prefer a dc meetup over a nyc meetup if it comes to a meetup on the east coast. nyc seems like the kind of place i'll probably visit at some point regardless because everyone seems to at least once, whereas i doubt i'll ever make a trip to dc on my own. it also sounds like dc would have more fun things for a big group of people to do.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2009, 19:39
jens goodall
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 12 Aug 2009, 19:40
was that too lame
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 12 Aug 2009, 20:07
last year:
katie

this year:
katie

because they are giant friendless losers irl


yessssssss

did I tell you all that my arse got sunburned this weekend because it did. it feels like I should mention this in the context of how much of a loser I am
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Ballard on 12 Aug 2009, 23:47
New York, natch.

I could also feasibly make DC.

It should be noted I have a couch available to anyone if this happens in New York.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: iamiam on 14 Aug 2009, 09:21
okay sorry guys but it's been decided.  the con is going to be in NYC.


POKECON (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Center_(store)#New_York) 2010

see you there, bitches.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 14 Aug 2009, 09:56
Then why not just have it in Tokyo?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Liz on 14 Aug 2009, 10:10
Tommy. Goodness. Why are you so anti-NYC? It's ridiculous.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2009, 11:14
POKECON (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Center_(store)#New_York) 2010

FUCK YEAH
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tommydski on 14 Aug 2009, 11:36
Tommy. Goodness. Why are you so anti-NYC? It's ridiculous.

I am only in the sense that I'm participating in an election whereby I support the other candidate.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Drill King on 14 Aug 2009, 12:07
POKECON (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_Center_(store)#New_York) 2010

FUCK YEAH

Ah huh!
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Lines on 14 Aug 2009, 12:55
NINTENDO STORE?! Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah. That makes me about as happy when I found out about Lego World.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Alex C on 14 Aug 2009, 13:11
Yeah, I am pretty sure I could take Tommy in the NYC hating event. Although, I will admit that the cops were surprisingly polite as well as nice enough not to arrest me. But really, is that any reason to laud the city? Because frankly, I'm pretty sure I should have been arrested.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: E. Spaceman on 14 Aug 2009, 13:37
Then why not just have it in Tokyo?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: iamiam on 14 Aug 2009, 15:01
look you guys can have your con wherever you like.  i just probably won't be there because i'll be busy having fun at POKECON.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 14 Aug 2009, 15:18
you can also build your own custom muppet at fao schwarz (http://www.fao.com/index.html).
i am going to go to new york and i am going to have a freakish and terrifying muppet tania replica made and whenever anybody tries to talk to me i will answer them only as muppet tania and everyone is going to spend the rest of the trip uneasy and afraid of me and that's final, damnit.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Johnny C on 14 Aug 2009, 15:28
TokyoCon would completely kick the ass out of anything past, present and future but we'd need to block aside at least like a freakin week for it.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Drill King on 14 Aug 2009, 16:17
look you guys can have your con wherever you like.  i just probably won't be there because i'll be busy having fun at POKECON.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: KvP on 14 Aug 2009, 19:42
you can also build your own custom muppet at fao schwarz (http://www.fao.com/index.html).
i am going to go to new york and i am going to have a freakish and terrifying muppet tania replica made and whenever anybody tries to talk to me i will answer them only as muppet tania and everyone is going to spend the rest of the trip uneasy and afraid of me and that's final, damnit.

WHAT


WAHT
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: KvP on 14 Aug 2009, 19:42
WHAT
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: tania on 15 Aug 2009, 15:01
yeah my friend got a custom muppet as a gift from his friend when she went to new york early this summer and it fucking rocks
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Aug 2009, 00:54
As much as I would prefer to do this con somewhere else the idea of a whole score of forumite-based muppets intrigues the living shit out of me (jens we could even make an Ian Mackaye muppet a hee hee hee)
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Jace on 16 Aug 2009, 01:54
As much as I would prefer to do this con somewhere else the idea of a whole score of forumite-based muppets scares the living shit out of me
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 17 Aug 2009, 00:25
Suddenly I have a choice between a $70 ticket to NYC and a $400 ticket to San Fran. Well, that cleared up my options a bit.
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: Johnny C on 17 Aug 2009, 01:06
What the heck? How'd that happen?
Title: Re: PocketJury Con '10 Location Bidding - Rock the M-Fin' Vote
Post by: calenlass on 17 Aug 2009, 01:08
I found out how much my plane tickets will cost me by next year. New York is $70. San Fran is $400. Chicago is $250-ish, and Edinburgh is $450 if I can somehow get there without going through Paris, which does not seem to be the case anymore.