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Pre-PAX Dinner 2011 - *SOLD OUT!!!!*

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  • Jenny_SpaghettiJenny_Spaghetti Moving shit with the power of Zen. Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I'll pack my crutches and hoof the stairs. ;-)

    NOW SELL ME SOME TICKETS!

  • PoeticMadnesssPoeticMadnesss Registered User
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »

    2) Wheelchair accessibility. Last year, some of you might remember, it was an issue. I had said that in the future, I would make it a priority and I did. It was actually the #1 thing on my list, but as it turns out...a lot of places aren't as wheelchair friendly as you'd think.

    This is entirely irrelevant, but noone has said it yet, so I'm compelled to do so.

    Of course places aren't as wheelchair friendly as you'd expect - ramps are expensive!

    At least, that's what my idol Cave Johnson would say. :D

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  • MonkeyConQuesoMonkeyConQueso Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »

    2) Wheelchair accessibility. Last year, some of you might remember, it was an issue. I had said that in the future, I would make it a priority and I did. It was actually the #1 thing on my list, but as it turns out...a lot of places aren't as wheelchair friendly as you'd think.

    This is entirely irrelevant, but noone has said it yet, so I'm compelled to do so.

    Of course places aren't as wheelchair friendly as you'd expect - ramps are expensive!

    At least, that's what my idol Cave Johnson would say. :D

    Cave Johnson quote = Nice.

    But actually, I'm surprised that so many places are not wheelchair friendly. This is Seattle. The city goes through a lot of trouble to be people friendly, and then fails in so many other ways like enforcing accessibility. It's...weird.

    But I guess that'd be a hard thing to actually accomplish? I should ask my wife who deals with city codes...

    E: Probably TMI: If there's a remodel of a building, which is pretty much what happens here, you take a percentage of what you're spending on the remodel and use that for accessibility options - and it's generally up to some city code scale and architect/owner's choice. So while some places may have ramps into the facility, there's nothing saying that they have to have an elevator or any other accessibility option to any other floor. Though if it's a new building, it's a different story. Lame.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Beta_Angel, you're a saint for trying to accommodate so many people. I know exactly how difficult this process can be, and you have nothing but my support for continuing to put the time and effort into planning this thing.

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  • savagehartsavagehart Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »
    UPDATE


    Alright everybody, here's the deal.


    ----Snippy snip snip

    Bottom line is this: Putting on a dinner of this size (anywhere between 100 - 200 people) is difficult, especially in trying to make things work for the various other events (most noticeably the TWDT in the case of the dinner). I have gone over everything we could to figure out the best way to make the Pre-PAX Dinner happen in 2011 and this is the end result.


    The Pre-PAX Dinner is for *YOU*. I don't gain anything by trying to get this Dinner off the ground and planned out, other than the joy of meeting fellow PAXers. So I leave it in your hands. At this point, I'm gauging interest. Are either of these (or both) issues deal-breakers for you?

    I need to get ticket sales going by the end of this week if you guys want the Dinner to occur.



    Sounds like you did everything humanly (if not meta-humanly) possible to make this thing work for the greatest number of people. I, sir, salute you!

    This will be my 1st pre-pax dinner (and only my 2nd pax) so I'm excited!

    Thank you for all your hard work on this shindig.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Thanks everybody ('specially Arco!!)!!!.

    I just heard back from the venue and we're good to go there. When you guys see the food and the price, you're going to go out of your mind. It's insanely cheap for the quality you're going to get (the caterer is a great friend of mine and his food is PHENOM!!)

    I'm really excited and thank you all for being so understanding. :D

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  • JackKieserJackKieser Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    This sounds fucking awesome. I've been to PAX a few times before, but this is the first year my girlfriend will be going, and PAX weekend is the weekend of our anniversary (2 years, w00t), so this would be amazing to take her to. I'm definitely keeping my eye on this thread.

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2011
    the OP was just updated (making post because beta_angel took off without making a notice post ;) )

  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Thanks zerzhul...I was in a rush to get to work! ;)

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I will update the original post. It will still be 21+, unfortunately.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Oh sweet, Barca! Place is pretty pimp. Be even more awesome if Slytherin's route starts there.

  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    redhalo wrote: »
    Oh sweet, Barca! Place is pretty pimp. Be even more awesome if Slytherin's route starts there.

    I'm going to petition Atlus for just that.

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  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    Oh sweet, Barca! Place is pretty pimp. Be even more awesome if Slytherin's route starts there.

    I'm going to petition Atlus for just that.

    Regardless, I'll be pregaming there for sure. This is going to be a crazy night.

  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    It's definitely going to be a damn good night.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »
    It's definitely going to be a damn good night.

    Indeed. Scoping the OP I'm torn between meat and bird group this year.

    And if Atlus has the Slytherin route start at Barca, I will be taking up residence there right after I'm settled into the Sheraton that afternoon.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Curses! I was hoping the tickets wouldn't be on sale until next week. Even at $17, money is super tight until next Friday. ...I will hope the 120 won't sell out so quickly.

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  • Menolly07Menolly07 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Done and done. Om nom nom, birdie.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    1 Meat Group reporting for duty.

    Being from Kansas City, I simply can't turn down BBQ, even if it's some other region's version of it.

    Oh, and I see Barca has Trois Pistoles on tap, it's going to be a good night :^:

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Curses! I was hoping the tickets wouldn't be on sale until next week. Even at $17, money is super tight until next Friday. ...I will hope the 120 won't sell out so quickly.

    If you're worried about getting tickets on time, DM me via twitter and we can work something out.

    I can't have a Pre-PAX Dinner with the Captain!!!

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »
    Curses! I was hoping the tickets wouldn't be on sale until next week. Even at $17, money is super tight until next Friday. ...I will hope the 120 won't sell out so quickly.

    If you're worried about getting tickets on time, DM me via twitter and we can work something out.

    I can't have a Pre-PAX Dinner with the Captain!!!

    Do you mean without the Captain or do you want him to PM you so that you can be sure he doesn't get a ticket? :P

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I want *HER* to Pm me so that I can make sure a ticket is procured. :P

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I cannot decide between the 3 groups, damn you for having such a fine selection of food options.

  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I has my chickeny ticket. This was certainly the cheapest meal that I have ever paid for in advance.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    :D This years food selection is a whole lot better than last years.

    They're all damn delicious, too.

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  • JackKieserJackKieser Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Oh, man, oh, man... I can't wait to buy tickets to this. This looks amazing.

    ...why, oh why must I be working until 8?!?

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I'm definitely in for that pulled pork. I didn't realize the upper floor of Barca had that much space. It's looks so small from the main floor. I like that we'll be at one of the stops of the TriWizard tour(most likely) too. Of course with all the drinking that happens soon after I don't know how much I'm going to be doing during dinner :)

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Cronus, it's like a pre-drinking dinner party.

    Get your liver ready for the all out assault later that night!!

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  • CronusCronus Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Every year I have no idea how I or anyone I drink with for that matter gets up Friday morning. Especially us who get up early for one reason or another. And now you're just trying to make it that much worse beta.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Cronus wrote: »
    Every year I have no idea how I or anyone I drink with for that matter gets up Friday morning. Especially us who get up early for one reason or another. And now you're just trying to make it that much worse beta.

    Beta has a point though, might as well get primed for the main event while the food is there, as there will be nothing to cushion the blow later in the evening.

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Cronus - It's all about taking your time and getting tanked the right way. :P

    BlackDragon agrees!

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  • GamingGoddessGamingGoddess Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Anyone wanna meet me outside the venue and just bring me a plate of pasta? :P Job well done, Beta. You all are going to have an amazing time!

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  • savagehartsavagehart Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    I can haz meat Ticket! nom nom nom! Now all I have to do is figure out the whole drinking v. driving thing ( I simply refuse to do both, might chose neither ) ;)

    I'm counting the days.

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  • lemongrenadeslemongrenades Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Anyone know if this is where Gryffindor's route started last year? That night is...a little fuzzy in my memory, so places and their names didn't quite get linked in my brain.

  • blaqueiceblaqueice Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    beta_angel wrote: »
    It's definitely going to be a damn good night.

    Indeed. Scoping the OP I'm torn between meat and bird group this year.

    And if Atlus has the Slytherin route start at Barca, I will be taking up residence there right after I'm settled into the Sheraton that afternoon.

    I too was torn. Which is why I made my girlfriend take the chicken option, and I took the meat.
    Mwahaha

  • redhaloredhalo Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Anyone know if this is where Gryffindor's route started last year? That night is...a little fuzzy in my memory, so places and their names didn't quite get linked in my brain.

    Barca was Gryffindor's first bar last year.

  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited July 2011
    Cronus wrote: »
    Every year I have no idea how I or anyone I drink with for that matter gets up Friday morning. Especially us who get up early for one reason or another. And now you're just trying to make it that much worse beta.

    Beta has a point though, might as well get primed for the main event while the food is there, as there will be nothing to cushion the blow later in the evening.

    Cronus pace himself?! That I'd like to see...

  • shugaraeshugarae Registered User regular
    edited July 2011
    Ooooo man... I wasn't planning on the PPD this year, BUT NOW I AM... This is too awesome to pass up!

    Meat group, reporting for duty :D

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  • beta_angelbeta_angel ColoradoRegistered User regular
    edited July 2011
    We started with 120 tickets.

    We currently have 82.

    If you're teetering on the fence, you might wanna just hop off into the awesome side of Pre-PAX Dinnerness.


    :D

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  • basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User
    edited July 2011
    shugarae wrote: »
    Ooooo man... I wasn't planning on the PPD this year, BUT NOW I AM... This is too awesome to pass up!

    Meat group, reporting for duty :D

    Meat group ftw!

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