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Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby kenderleech » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:44 pm

347.



That is all.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby daundelyon » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:40 pm

*laughs hysterically and falls over asleep*
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby salamanca » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:07 am

I forwarded the dates to Ken's staff. They have already requested it off.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Sister Sonya » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:05 pm

LARP anyone?
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby salamanca » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:00 pm

At Gencon..
Sure.

We have plenty of free time and extra staff to run a larp at gencon that doesn't bump into Dana or the 2nd Ed larps there now.

Totally in favor of this plan because then I don't have to run it.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:40 am

Important Dates for 2018
Event Submission - January 7th
Badge Pre-Reg Begins - January 14th
Event Reg Begins - May 6th
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:37 pm

Our events are in, woo! Here's the list if you want to start getting your schedule figured out. A note, Do Not Panic If You Can't Get A Spot. I dropped the max players to 6 (for a number of reasons which none of you will care about). But we'll still take 8 at the table AND we'll have an extra GM if necessary,

Thurs (2nd):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 11 – To Light a Candle (GM: Ken) JW 303 Table 1
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 13 – The Madman of Paseo Largo (GM: Me) JW 303 Table 1
7pm-11pm HoA, Ep. 15 – Black Sheep (GM: Me) JW 303 Table 1
7pm-11pm HoA, Flashback (Episodes Odd)x2 (GMs: Sam, Alexandra) JW 303 Table(s) 2-3

Fri (3rd):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 16 – Fall from Grace (GM: Me) JW 303 Table 1
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 14 – A Friend in Need (GM: Ken) JW 303 Table 1
2pm-6pm HoA, Flashback (Episodes Even) x2 (GMs: Sam, Alexandra) JW 303 Table(s) 2-3
7pm-11pm HoA, Ep. 12 – Old Friends (GM: Ken) JW 303 Table 1

Sat (4th):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 13 – The Madman of Paseo Largo (GM: Ken) JW 303 Table 1
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 15 – Black Sheep (GM: Me) JW 303 Table 2
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 14 – A Friend in Need (GM: Ken) JW 303 Table 1
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 16 – Fall from Grace (GM: Me) JW 303 Table 2
7pm-11pm HoA, Personal Agendas (2 Tables, GMs: Ken and Me) JW 303 Table(s) 1-3

Sun (5th):
10am-2pm HoA, DOMINGO GIGANTE! (GM: Ken and Me) JW 303 Table(s) 1-3
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:16 am

Badge Registration went live today at noon. Grabbed mine so I could get in the housing block (for all the good that'll do me). Price is now $110.00 plus 11 dollars in tax, youch.

EDIT: Forgot to add, Housing Registration begins Feb 11 at noon est.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:13 am

Skunked at housing reg again (login time was 7:35pm, downtown block sold out around 3:30). But, as usual, I already had a room outside the block. Conrad it is once again!
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:06 am

If there was any doubt, I just got the email from GenCon today announcing the list of Premiere groups. It keeps getting smaller and smaller, but we're still there. YAY!
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby SonofScarlet » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:54 pm

Is there going to be a LARP at GenCon or is that an Origins only event?
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:04 pm

SonofScarlet wrote:Is there going to be a LARP at GenCon or is that an Origins only event?

Origins only I’m afraid.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:47 pm

UPDATE: all the events are now “Accepted for Consideration” (Meaning everything looks normal. No changes need to be made. They’re just waiting for event locations.)
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:25 am

Event lists come out on Sunday. Prepare to get your schedule made!
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:05 pm

You can now FIND EVENTS
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:45 am

Just a reminder, Event Registration is coming up May 6
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Nutmeg_25 » Sat May 05, 2018 10:06 am

-wave- Hello from your friendly back-up GM! Present and reporting for duty. Also: 87 days.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Sister Sonya » Sun May 06, 2018 1:54 pm

Comment extended to/from Origins event selection:
salamanca wrote:Well that should be fun. And speaking of old, I recall mailing in the event list, waiting for confirmation and still having two months before the con to play refresher sessions at home.

Every con on Earth handles this same thing but only Origins makes a hash of it. EVERY TIME.

Only took 1 1/2 hours to process all 10 events, but there are bugs aplenty.

However, the only one likely to cause problems is that I seem to have been able to purchase an event after the fact that was 'sold out' from my wish list, and yet I now own a ticket (for which I paid). :lol:
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby salamanca » Sun May 06, 2018 10:54 pm

Someone else likely dropped the event or their payment didn't go through. And because GenCon loves you more than all the other gamers, you were selected to purchase that ticket.

Probably
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Sister Sonya » Mon May 07, 2018 1:58 am

salamanca wrote:Probably

That makes the most sense. Their program allows people to select multiple tickets for an event, then get rid of the excess before purchase.

A tight group of friends might each be responsible for just one or two 'wishes' in their wish list.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Wed May 09, 2018 2:00 pm

Oddly, I found something Origins' event registration system does better than GC. If I want to check the number of tickets still available, its right there on the page with the Origins' system. In order to get that info from GC, I either have to click on each event and scroll down to the bottom, OR download the excel spreadsheet and scroll all the way right.
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon May 21, 2018 10:36 am

69 days until I leave, 70 until Gaming Begins!
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am

Just wanted to pop in to ask everyone going to GenCon (who knows him) to point out Christian MacLeod to me this year? I keep just missing making an introduction (and he's only running one game this year).
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby MacShidhe » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:10 pm

Mark,
I just found a place in Indianapolis that may interest you

http://thetamaleplace.com/
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Re: Countdown to Gencon 2018

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 am

I shall give it a try (it's not too far from my hotel) But I lived in Houston for many years, so if it's not authentic I will know...

Just got a flurry of emails from GenCon. We now have event locations. I added them to the event listing post. But the tl:dr version is, Go to JW Marriott Room 303. Look at Table 1, 2, and 3 (in that order), and you'll eventually find us.

EDIT: Should have also added 50 days until GenCon!
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