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3rd Annual Post-PAX Party @Jillian's: Featuring Jonny Nero and The Protomen!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I thought my post was pretty clear: there are venues farther than The Garage, that wouldn't be accessible via walking, that are also worth investigating. There would have to be cabs/cars/public transit to get to them, though. So I want to know if attendance would drop sharply if that were the case, or if people don't really care.

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  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oh, well I thought "a few blocks" was what we were discussing for a limit, which is not cab/transit just for breaking that!

    You won't want to require cab/transit no, but you don't need to limit it that close to avoid that.

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  • YamaraYamara Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'd like to avoid mass transit if possible to hit the PPP. Walking a few blocks is okay with a group. Buying rail tickets becomes more of an escapade in a large group, and there are more likely to be mistakes on the return route, I'd guess.

    Also, thanks for planning this all, Arco. Hoping to go this year with +1. Last year I had to leave PAX early.

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  • SageheartSageheart Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'd definately like to keep it within walking distance of the convention center.

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  • KhanmanKhanman Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Like most modern major cities Seattle has tons of taxis and they are generally very reasonably priced. Going just a few blocks inside the city should be between 6-8 bucks. You shouldn't have a problem finding a taxi to flag down, but if for some reason you do any bar will be happy to call one for you.

  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I prefer not having to do some sort of transit beyond walking.

  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'd also prefer not to have to do anything other than walk. That being said, walking distance for us is ~3 miles, which I'm not sure is typical.

  • Jenny_SpaghettiJenny_Spaghetti Moving shit with the power of Zen. Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If it's more than 3 blocks away, I'll be cabbing it regardless. So it doesn't really matter to me. :) Please, though, somewhere thoroughly wheelchair accessible?

  • ashleyegretashleyegret Registered User
    edited April 2011
    This is gonna be our first PAX! I work at downtown seattle hotel and saw people attending each year, and this year my hubby is going wit hme the whole weekend. We don't know anyone at PAX and so definitely will be in for Post-PAX party to meet some people and wrap up our weekend. Keeping in walkign distance is nice. It can be difficult to get a cab on Sunday night in Downtown Seattle area.

  • ParasiteParasite Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Sounds kool Arco could you send mt details ianyen@hotmail.com thanks man

  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Parasite wrote: »
    Sounds kool Arco could you send mt details ianyen@hotmail.com thanks man

    Huhwhat? You'd like details sent to you via e-mail? /me is confused

    Thanks for the encouragement. Still very early in the planning stages and I'm talking to a few different venues to explore our options, which is what the question was about. Like anything, it's a balancing act between drawbacks and benefits. The coolest venue might be five or ten miles away, which might not work. I'm trying to get a feel for people's preferences, and drawing on past events for some anecdotal evidence of how far people are willing to walk.

    I'm going to have Moe throw up a poll on distance just to give me some concrete data. Be honest!

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  • sobjwsobjw Registered User
    edited April 2011
    I don't mind a bit of a walk personally. I've walked to Shorty's & back once during each of the last three PAX's. It's 10-11 blocks so it takes a little while but I'd rather walk for 20 mins to an awesome place then walk 5 mins to a not-so-awesome place.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Arco wrote: »
    I thought my post was pretty clear: there are venues farther than The Garage, that wouldn't be accessible via walking, that are also worth investigating. There would have to be cabs/cars/public transit to get to them, though. So I want to know if attendance would drop sharply if that were the case, or if people don't really care.

    I would prefer to walk.

    I have a vision in my head of a large group of us walking down the street to the Garage singing Still Alive as we go.

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  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    I have a vision in my head of a large group of us walking down the street to the Garage singing Still Alive as we go.

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    This is quite possibly the best argument for walking back. although shouldn't we parody the song from Portal 2.

    Ricin

  • iguyiguy Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I realize this may be incredibly early to be asking but I like to plan ahead so in the spirit of the early bird I was wondering roughly when and where the tickets would be available?

  • LeevityLeevity Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I'd prefer to walking somewhere. I'd be willing to walk farther for somewhere nicer though.

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  • TeletheusTeletheus Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I had the pleasure of meeting Arco and attending the party last year, and for anyone who's on the fence about this -- do it. It was awesome and was one of my favorite parts of my second PAX.

    Just don't take my ticket, because I want to go. (And I may have several friends who are interested in going.)

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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    The walk gives me time to sober up before I get back to my hotel room. Sounds good yo. Last year's PPP was fun as fuck so yeah, I'll be all over this once registration opens up.

  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    I have a vision in my head of a large group of us walking down the street to the Garage singing Still Alive as we go.

    PAX was a triumph!
    I'm making a note here.
    Huge success!
    It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.

    PAX forumers.
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    This is quite possibly the best argument for walking back. although shouldn't we parody the song from Portal 2.

    Ricin

    I can't play Portal 2 yet becasue the PSN is down.
    I want to play the single player game first but on my PC but I can't because you need to pop the PS3 disc in and do some stuff before you can download your free PC copy.

    Then I want to play the co-op with my friend on the PS3 or the PC.

    Hopefully by August I will have played Portal 2 and I will have learned though new song.

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  • Amp300Amp300 Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I'm flying out of SEA at 6:00AM Monday morning after PAX, so I'd have to be at the airport at 4:30AM at the latest. I think this leaves room in my schedule to party it up!

    Is this Post-Pax-Party immediately after the closing ceremonies? Would I be able to kill enough time at the party that I could go straight to the airport? (yes, I know it would still be absurdly early in the morning.)

    Is there gonna be anything special about getting to the airport from any of the proposed locations for the PPP?

    I basically did this last year (although, I actually, crashed on someone's floor from 2:00a.m.-4:00a.m.). Unfortunately, the light rail only runs until midnight, so you have to catch a cab to the airport... which cost about $40. Fortunately, I was able to find someone to split the far with.

    If all goes well with the Omegathon this year, I might be doing it again, as my friends are all flying out Sunday at about the same time as the closing ceremonies.

  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited May 2011
    Oh hey, I finally got that poll up

  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Fear not fellow partiers. I, your resident sailor and expert drunk will be there and if anyone needs a buddy to get to and from the pubs and what not, just keep an eye out for me. :D

    Oh, and I'll be staying at the Grand Hyatt so feel free to hit me up if you're looking for someone to go get horribly smashed with.

  • nianianianianiania Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I will attend any and all parties.

    I will attend them nine times.

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    nianiania wrote: »
    I will attend any and all parties.

    I will attend them nine times.

    well try not to run into your other selves, the consequences could be disastrous.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    nianiania wrote: »
    I will attend any and all parties.

    I will attend them nine times.

    well try not to run into your other selves, the consequences could be disastrous.

    All you have to do is get drunk enough that you won't remember running into yourself when you sober up.

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  • Amy.LukimaAmy.Lukima Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I've gone to several parties prior to and during PAX. Is the post party worth sticking around for?

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  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Amy.Lukima wrote: »
    I've gone to several parties prior to and during PAX. Is the post party worth sticking around for?

    Absolutely! It's one of the highlights of the trip and an awesome cap to PAX!

  • chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess OregonRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I wanna go just to watch the 9 nianianias make out with one another.

    And because Arco is awesome.

    And because the PPP is awesome.

    But mostly the nianiania thing.

  • nianianianianiania Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I nianiania, representative of the order of the nine nias would like to state that we refuse to make out with each other for chaos' benefit.

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  • afipanicafipanic Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    This is my first PAX so I am willing to do a huge meet up at 9 different places 9 times!

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  • olanmillsolanmills Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I know other people already pointed out that the walk isn't that bad, but just to make it more concrete, The Garage is 0.7 miles away from the convention center. So don't get the wrong impression from the poll when it says that The Garage is "under a few miles from PAX".

    Also, I've had work parties at the garage a few times. It's a cool place, definitely an appropriate venue for a post PAX party.

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  • septagonseptagon Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
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    olanmills wrote: »
    I know other people already pointed out that the walk isn't that bad, but just to make it more concrete, The Garage is 0.7 miles away from the convention center. So don't get the wrong impression from the poll when it says that The Garage is "under a few miles from PAX".

    Also, I've had work parties at the garage a few times. It's a cool place, definitely an appropriate venue for a post PAX party.

    I think 0.7 is reasonable. The walk back can be a chance to sober up slightly.

  • Namel3ssNamel3ss Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    nianiania wrote: »
    I will attend any and all parties.

    I will attend them nine times.

    Speaking of which, where is the Tri-Wizard Drinking Tournament thread?

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  • langrilangri Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'll absolutely be going.

    Because the PPP is awesome, and Arco is awesome for going through all the work to provide the awesome.

    I can't wait to see you all there. :)

  • DhutchDhutch Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Namel3ss wrote: »

    Speaking of which, where is the Tri-Wizard Drinking Tournament thread?

    They haven't posted for this year yet. I've been checking feverishly. Bookending my PAX trip with TWDT and PPP will be amazing. Oh, and 0.7 miles is nothing. BRING IT.

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  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I have never been to the TWDT, when is it (normally, I know this years is not up yet) and is it something you have to buy a ticket for?

    Ricin

  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    I have never been to the TWDT, when is it (normally, I know this years is not up yet) and is it something you have to buy a ticket for?

    Ricin

    It's the Thursday before the start of PAX. And no, no ticket required, just sign-up (once Atlas has the thread done) early enough that you land in one of the houses.

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  • RicinRicin Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    I have never been to the TWDT, when is it (normally, I know this years is not up yet) and is it something you have to buy a ticket for?

    Ricin

    It's the Thursday before the start of PAX. And no, no ticket required, just sign-up (once Atlas has the thread done) early enough that you land in one of the houses.

    Slytherin 4 Life

    I am not looking to drink (I am not much for booze personally but I will have a social drink with friends) as a member of a house. I just want to watch the spectacle.

    Ricin

  • SilentgreenSilentgreen Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I had just moved to Seattle then, and was staying at my friends house across the street from the crescent bar on olive and heard the commotion going on and followed some groups around. Saw a harry potter on a table top, shirtless, at the Chapel. Many laughs were had. I definitely plan on following around this year, or possibly joining in, since i'll be drinking anyway.

  • Namel3ssNamel3ss Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Ricin wrote: »
    Ricin wrote: »
    I have never been to the TWDT, when is it (normally, I know this years is not up yet) and is it something you have to buy a ticket for?

    Ricin

    It's the Thursday before the start of PAX. And no, no ticket required, just sign-up (once Atlas has the thread done) early enough that you land in one of the houses.

    Slytherin 4 Life

    I am not looking to drink (I am not much for booze personally but I will have a social drink with friends) as a member of a house. I just want to watch the spectacle.

    Ricin

    I don't want this to sound mean, but the point of a pub crawl isn't to have a bunch of people snickering at the "spectacle". Its a group of people who want to get to know each other and have a good time. There will be more than enough people who actually want to go.

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