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Which weekend (Fri-Mon) would work best for you for "Chicagocon '09" to happen?

July 31-August 3, 2009
- 8 (20.5%)
August 7-10, 2009
- 4 (10.3%)
August 14-17, 2009
- 5 (12.8%)
August 21-24, 2009
- 3 (7.7%)
August 28-September 1, 2009 (Tuesday included because it is a US/Canadian(I think) holiday)
- 4 (10.3%)
I don't fucking care as long as the date gets picked soon so I can plan!!!
- 15 (38.5%)

Total Members Voted: 36

Voting closed: 01 Oct 2008, 09:20


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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #50 on: 27 Sep 2008, 19:36 »

I will say at least that none of us were drunk at the zoo. I think..

This, being such a far off date, is something I can probably make because I can probably get the money together by then. But yeah, school starts up again in late august so the July 31st-August 2 is probably the absolute best one for me, but any of the first three times should be a relatively safe bet.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #51 on: 27 Sep 2008, 20:48 »

So, by the time this rolls around, I'll be 20, just barely not old enough to go out drinking (assuming you all choose to do that at some point.) Should that deter me from coming? Should it not matter? Will we just be drinking in privacy, where it won't be an issue?

I don't recall anyone actually going out to a bar to drink, unless you count the few of us that went to a show that happened to be in a bar. Pretty much we just bought copious amounts of booze at the liquor store and enjoyed it in the privacy of Tommy's hotel room/the hostel/Mike's place. And by we I mean everyone but me.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #52 on: 27 Sep 2008, 20:59 »

Liz did make many Liz faces however to fit in with the drunken hooligans.



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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #53 on: 27 Sep 2008, 21:04 »

That is pretty much how I look right now after working since eight in the morning.

(It is eleven at night.)

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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #54 on: 27 Sep 2008, 21:08 »

I should be able to do this. Probably would be commuting from my dad's place. I think I could have one or two people stay as well if they need it, so long as they are young-ish.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #55 on: 28 Sep 2008, 02:23 »

I live in Chicago, so as long as school is not in session, I will def be there, but I am not sure that am allowed. Can...can I hangouts?

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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #56 on: 28 Sep 2008, 02:47 »

So, by the time this rolls around, I'll be 20, just barely not old enough to go out drinking ...  won't be an issue?

I went to San Diego at 18. I drank enough to keep an englishman's fill (that is pretty much enough alcohol to kill you, in case you were wondering).
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #57 on: 28 Sep 2008, 04:51 »

So how much for each person for these different places? For Pants' idea, it's 79-99 for each individual?

No, that's the entire cost of the room for one night. plus tax.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #58 on: 28 Sep 2008, 05:05 »

I would prefer the last weekend of August simply because I'll be working in Edinburgh most of the month. that said I could try and plan around it.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #59 on: 28 Sep 2008, 07:08 »

i don't know where in the world i'll be, or what i'll be doing in a year's time.  i do really want to come, but i'm not going to commit to anything right away.  i won't be in school anymore, so anytime might or might not be good for me.  i probably won't confirm anything anytime soon, though, so for now i'll just plan on making my own way & making my own accommodations so i don't screw anyone up if i have to end up backing out later.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #60 on: 28 Sep 2008, 08:33 »

that's pretty much my situation too.
i will be out of school and hopefully have some kind of full time job by april-may 2009 which is pretty much the only time i'll be able to even start planning for this, so if things needs to be settled right now it's probably best to just do it as though i'm not attending and i'll sort out my own shit when the time comes.
i will try my best to be there though! you are all the raddest.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #61 on: 28 Sep 2008, 09:47 »

I live in Chicago, so as long as school is not in session, I will def be there, but I am not sure that am allowed. Can...can I hangouts?

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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #62 on: 28 Sep 2008, 10:05 »

I would prefer the last weekend of August simply because I'll be working in Edinburgh most of the month. that said I could try and plan around it.

You should, as it looks like a fair amount of us will be back in school by then, and I really don't want to miss multiple days of school even if they are really early in the semester.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #63 on: 28 Sep 2008, 15:23 »

yeah, if school has started by the time Chicago meetup rolls around it puts my maybe to a definite absolute no.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #64 on: 28 Sep 2008, 19:50 »

Same here, and I spend a good amount of time during the summer in Arizona with my father. August 14-17 seems like it would be good for me.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #65 on: 29 Sep 2008, 03:52 »

Oh hey! I was going to start this thread but Edith beat me to it. Thanks!

I have only skimmed through the thread at the moment because I'm in my uni library and I've got lectures to go to and such, but I should have the internet in my flat by the end of the week so I'll be able to catch up then. Basically I am good to go anytime in August provided I don't have to do any resit exams but on the offchance that I do they can be anywhere between the 10th and the 28th of August (I won't know for certain till July or something) so my preference is for earlier in the month, which seems to be the general consensus anyway. I shouldn't be doing any resits (if I am I have really fucked up  my degree) so whatever.

Incidentally I'm thinking I will come to the US for a week or maybe 2 but if Chicagocon is happening later in August that'll be the last few days of my trip, if it happens from the 31st of July to the 3rd though It'll most likely be somewhere near the middle. Whatever, that is not really important.

I'll get on gabbly to plan hostels such as soon as I've got the internet in my flat.
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« Reply #66 on: 29 Sep 2008, 12:52 »

I doubt I'll be financially disciplined enough to manage to go, but I'd much prefer the second & third week of August to the first and last.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #67 on: 29 Sep 2008, 20:54 »

Man, I gotta start checking this board more often now.

Anyways, I'm totally up for any weekend since, you know, I kinda live in the city. So I don't care where the hotel/hostel is 'cause I'll be staying at home.

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« Reply #68 on: 29 Sep 2008, 21:05 »

Oh, we will be there. And people will probably want to have a drunken party at your place.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #69 on: 29 Sep 2008, 21:31 »

It's rather inevitable.  In fact, you should probably already be preparing for it.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #70 on: 01 Oct 2008, 05:14 »

Right so, very few people seem to be taking into consideration just how many of us are students. At least, that is what the poll says. Fall semester 2009 my classes start on the 13 of August. After checking a whole bunch of schools' academic calendars, this seems to be around the most popular weekend to begin classes. So I am going to say that on behalf of everyone else, anything after that is right out.

And while you might think that Labor Day weekend (that last option) would work, it won't. Labor Day is one of the worst times to travel anywhere, and is one of the worst times for canceled flights and delayed trains and traffic jams. Any of you who would be leaving monday afternoon or night sometime to get back to work on tuesday should consider taking an extra day off from work for the very likely scenario in which you get stuck somewhere between Chicago and home, wherever that may be, in the event that we choose this weekend. This is, of course, assuming that no one else cares that Dragon*Con is Labor Day weekend as well, but since I understand that no one really gives a damn as to whether I personally am there for ChicagoCon or not, it doesn't really matter, unless you wanted to try and make it to D*Con next year.
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« Reply #71 on: 01 Oct 2008, 08:10 »

So that leaves the first or second weekend of August, and as a couple people have voiced concerns with the first weekend, I guess the second makes the most sense.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #72 on: 01 Oct 2008, 09:48 »

Well I'd try and make it for either of the first 2 weekends. alas if I must chose between my career and internet meets. I'll choose me career. and there'll be another time for internet meets.

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« Reply #73 on: 01 Oct 2008, 11:22 »

Right so, very few people seem to be taking into consideration just how many of us are students.

to be fair, lots of people attending don't live in the united states or aren't students anymore and as a result we don't really spend our time paying attention to things like when classes start over there. at least that's my excuse since school in canada doesn't start until september.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #74 on: 01 Oct 2008, 12:34 »

So...is it July 31-August 3 then?
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« Reply #75 on: 01 Oct 2008, 12:48 »

Should we re-work the poll to go between the first two weekends?
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« Reply #76 on: 01 Oct 2008, 13:06 »

Well, I can work pretty much with whatever date, seeing as how I am a resident... I WILL BE WATCHING.

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« Reply #77 on: 01 Oct 2008, 13:49 »

Should we re-work the poll to go between the first two weekends?

This would be a wonderful idea.
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« Reply #78 on: 01 Oct 2008, 14:44 »

Okay. New poll just between the first two options of this poll here. Vote!
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #79 on: 03 Oct 2008, 22:28 »

Is it bad that the only thing motivating me to try and get a job is that this Chicago meet up sounds really fun?
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #80 on: 04 Oct 2008, 06:58 »

Dude, no. It is going to be so goddamn fantastic.

EDIT: More people need to vote in the poll, it's too even to make a decision off of. Follow ruyi's link, everyone!
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« Reply #81 on: 04 Oct 2008, 09:25 »

16 to 8 so far; not so even right now. If anybody wants it to be the second weekend, they better get to voting.
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Re: Chicago Meetup Dates
« Reply #82 on: 04 Oct 2008, 10:44 »

Hey, so I am still on the new side of QC, but this Chicago-Con thing sounds like its gonna be a blast. And, I live in the subs of Chicago. However, if I didn't live at home, people could crash with me. But I think my mom would hate that and my annoying brother would get scared. LOL.

I put my vote in for dates. Hope that's not a problem.
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« Reply #83 on: 04 Oct 2008, 12:17 »

Well it was more even when I checked it. So. Now it is 17 to 8!

Also, Anastrianna, this event it still a long ways away. We'll have plenty of time to get to know you before then!
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« Reply #84 on: 04 Oct 2008, 12:41 »

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« Reply #85 on: 04 Oct 2008, 15:07 »

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« Reply #86 on: 04 Oct 2008, 15:55 »

Well put in your vote, then. Jeez.
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« Reply #88 on: 05 Oct 2008, 08:47 »

I want to come to this.

Jens made me go totally mad and actually consider it as a viable option.

It would involve a lot of overtime at work.
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« Reply #89 on: 05 Oct 2008, 08:52 »

Do eeeet. We need more representation from foreign countries other than Canada.
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« Reply #90 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:16 »

You know what? I think I'll be a crazy person and come too. I know I'm fairly new here and don't really know anyone yet (except Jens of course), but what the heck. I will have plenty of time to get to know you all better before the trip, and I love traveling and meeting new people. Traveling with my friends is horrible and something I will never do again (I love them, but only in Norway), and traveling alone seems a bit too scary for me. I've been wanting to go to America again for a long time, and this seems to be a great opportunity. Money is no problem as long as I start saving now, and besides, someone needs to look after my brother. So what do people think of having not ONE, but TWO Norwegians in your rad meetup?
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« Reply #91 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:23 »

SO TOTALLY AWESOME.

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« Reply #92 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:26 »

As I just said in Gabbs, I am also seriously considering coming. I have been meaning to make a trip to the US for a few years now, and that would definitely include a stay with my friend in Chicago. If I pull off the trip next year, I will definitely make sure to be there at the same time as you guys.
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« Reply #93 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:30 »

I totally want to do this. I really do. I probably even could! I'd have to be really disciplined about saving though.

Liz and I have been looking at flights and I could fly in on the 30th and leave on the 3rd for 602 as the prices are right now. If I aimed to save 800 I would need to work 176 hours and save all of that money. This is feasible, possibly!

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« Reply #94 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:31 »

Yess! This will hopefully be the best decision I've made in a long time. Chicago, here we come, woo!

(No need to. Jens will chew up and spit out any guy who comes too close.)
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« Reply #95 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:32 »

Richard, you should join the Sam and Jodie road trip and see the country. Plus, hangouts with me in two cities!

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« Reply #96 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:39 »

I think 2 Norweigans would be rad. So, have we decided on a date yet? if so, I can see how many hotel rooms I can get in Chicago at the cheap rate.
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« Reply #97 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:43 »

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« Reply #98 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:52 »

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« Reply #99 on: 05 Oct 2008, 09:57 »

I have to say this thread is heading in a rather weird and uncomfortable direction.

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