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Bay Area/Nor-Cal PAXers?

ArcoArco Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in PAX Archive
EDIT: A few of us in Reno have decided to put together an awesome winter party for everybody. Check out this thread for details: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?p=7154542#post7154542

Everybody in Seattle and L.A. keeps talking about getting together for stupid parties and fun. What the hell, right? Just because they all live in one city they think they can find each other and have fun? WTF?

So, if you're in the Bay Area, or Northern California, or anywhere nearby close enough to drive there and hang out, post here. We'll come up with something totally awesome and upstage those assholes.

(BTW, I'm in Reno, NV, but I'm hungry for fun. I'll drive to San Francisco or something.)

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Arco wrote: »
    Everybody in Seattle and L.A. keeps talking about getting together for stupid parties and fun. What the hell, right? Just because they all live in one city they think they can find each other and have fun? WTF?

    So, if you're in the Bay Area, or Northern California, or anywhere nearby close enough to drive there and hang out, post here. We'll come up with something totally awesome and upstage those assholes.

    (BTW, I'm in Reno, NV, but I'm hungry for fun. I'll drive to San Francisco or something.)

    ...You're willing to drive from Reno to The City?? Okie. Sounds good. I don't know when--since I work M-F from 8AM to 5PM...but setting up one would be good.

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  • teopehtteopeht Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd be up for a get together. I live in SF and could use a PAX fix :/

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  • Drew4484Drew4484 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Nope, sorry, /post/ PAX parties are Seattle area only. But nobody's saying you can't get a head start on a PAX 2009 pre-party..

  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Drew4484 wrote: »
    Nope, sorry, /post/ PAX parties are Seattle area only. But nobody's saying you can't get a head start on a PAX 2009 pre-party..

    Tell that to the paxtrain people in LA.

    I'm in the bay area. I've always wondered, what does one do at these outside of PAX meetups? Do we just find something to wait in line for? Or do we load up picto chat and draw wangs? If it's the latter, I must admit, I haven't have time to perfect that skill, this was my first year. ;-)

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  • Childe DirkChilde Dirk Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'm in Sacramento so I'd be up for whatever.

  • 61Ranchero61Ranchero Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hoo-ta! The wife and I are in Redwood City and would be up for a meetup.

    I LOVE waiting in line while picto-chatting!

  • Drew4484Drew4484 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Yeah, I heard some good stories from some people I met who took the train up, perhaps that's the trick, hold the party on the train, just ride up and down the coast.

  • dejectedgeekdejectedgeek Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I live in Fairfield. It's like the halfway point between Sacramento and San Francisco. Think of it like some sort of way-station where you can visit and see how beer and jelly beans get made.

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I live in Fairfield. It's like the halfway point between Sacramento and San Francisco. Think of it like some sort of way-station where you can visit and see how beer and jelly beans get made.

    ....Dude. I live in Fairfield, too...

    What a crazy random happenstance.

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  • dejectedgeekdejectedgeek Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    That's how I roll, baby. I'm everywhere I need to be.

  • peteaboda1peteaboda1 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Not positive if I would be available to, but maybe we should try a meet up at the Metreon in SF?

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  • kaoticrequiemkaoticrequiem Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    A Metreon party might rule indeed. Any other locations people can think of in SF?

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Japantown...but the Met is good.

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  • ariocksayssqueeariocksayssquee Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'm in Oakland. I know at two other SF area PAXers, but they don't really follow the forums here. They might be into some kind of a get-together.

    Of course we missed Freezepop (they were in SF on Monday), but we should keep an eye out for future PAX-style events. There are a ton of good places for meetups. The Metreon would be good for gaming goodness. Or have you been to the ACTUAL penny arcade at the Wharf? It's at the Musee Mechanique.

    And if we bring our DSes and TWEWY along, maybe we can get some more mingle points. ;)

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    How'd I miss this thread?

    I'm in Sacramento... and though I probably wouldn't be able to go over to San Francisco, if a future Post/Pre-PAX party is in the works in Sactown, bring it on! =)

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  • NeelixNeelix Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Some folks from the Pax twitter group are trying to organize a San Francisco meet on the 20th. More information to come soon!

  • nephthysnephthys Registered User
    edited September 2008
    San Francisco meetup on Saturday the 20th of Sept, 6:00pm, at Sushi Rika for dinner! At least I'll be there... join me!

    Map: http://tinyurl.com/4d9jaa

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll try my best to make it.

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  • nephthysnephthys Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'll try my best to make it.

    Yay! And I apologize for making your name Tadpole on the button checklist XD

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    nephthys wrote: »
    I'll try my best to make it.

    Yay! And I apologize for making your name Tadpole on the button checklist XD

    Meh. You just know better for next time! ^_^

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  • SlickShughesSlickShughes Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I wish I could attend but the 2oth is my wife's birthday. Maybe next time...

    Houn wrote: »
    This is Penny Motherfuckin' Arcade. It's a better class of forum, and you know it.
  • Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd try to make it if I wasn't still poor from PAX.

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  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I live in Sacramento, and would probably be up for something in this neck of the woods.


    Speaking of Fairfield, though, my wife has been hounding me about going to that damned Jelly Belly factory...

  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User
    edited September 2008
    We should just make them come to Reno. :)

    The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
  • GodmeatGodmeat Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Bambooza wrote: »
    We should just make them come to Reno. :)

    If everyone's old enough to raid the casinos, I know my wife would be down for that. Free booze (even if watered down) FTW!

  • teopehtteopeht Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    i vote for metreon then pub crawl through north beach.

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  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ooh, the Jelly Belly factory is pretty cool in my opinion. And you get to sample new test flavors, bonus!

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  • dejectedgeekdejectedgeek Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The tour isn't something that's too spectacular in my eyes. Then again, I don't really remember much and I was also spoiled from knowing things already from Unwrapped. Thanks Marc Summers!

  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'd love it if some people came up to Reno. I'm totally willing to drive to California (San Francisco is 3 hours, Sac is 2 hours, so it's not that big of a deal), but I would only be coming down for an event. Dinner, while it sounds lovely, isn't worth the drive. If there was a con, a show, something like that, or if we just wanted to do something really cool, I'm totally down.

    Of course if you come to Reno, we have casinos. And other stuff.

    Bambooza, are you in Reno?

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  • peteaboda1peteaboda1 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Problem is I wouldn't be able to do any pub crawl kind of stuff so I think I may have to wait a few years for these kind of meet ups or just wait until next year's PAX. As for dinner on Saturday, my friends are coming down from CAL and we're playing rock band 2.

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  • nephthysnephthys Registered User
    edited September 2008
    peteaboda1 wrote: »
    Problem is I wouldn't be able to do any pub crawl kind of stuff so I think I may have to wait a few years for these kind of meet ups or just wait until next year's PAX. As for dinner on Saturday, my friends are coming down from CAL and we're playing rock band 2.

    Does that mean you and your friends aren't coming?

    I'm not up for a pub crawl either, not my kinda thing. Sounds like most people posting here aren't coming on the 20th =[

  • ariocksayssqueeariocksayssquee Registered User
    edited September 2008
    nephthys wrote: »
    I'm not up for a pub crawl either, not my kinda thing. Sounds like most people posting here aren't coming on the 20th =[

    Since several of the people are 2+ hours away, it makes sense that they're probably not interested for a dinner. I'm not all that interested in running out to Reno for dinner myself. That's just the logistics of the situation.

    But I'm interested for the 20th in SF.

  • millislimmillislim Registered User
    edited September 2008
    I'm in Sacramento so I'd be up for whatever.

    i'm in sacramento too

    can't show up anywhere on the 20th....i'm moving into my first apartment!

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  • 61Ranchero61Ranchero Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Is looking like the 9/20 might not be the best time for me either. Maybe plan for a little bit further down the road?

    I'm ok with the Metreon idea, even if they seem to have lost some of the cooler gaming attractions. Pub crawl or something similar after would be fine, although I don't drink. Not for moral reasons or anything. Alcohol gives me headaches. Like, right after the first drink.


    Honestly, though, I'd like to see if we can come up with something more creative and then find a date when all/most/at least some could be there. Maybe find a bank of machines at an arcade and do a tournament or something like that.

    In all fairness, this could just be an obsessive need for a plan on my part...

  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Arco wrote: »
    I'd love it if some people came up to Reno. I'm totally willing to drive to California (San Francisco is 3 hours, Sac is 2 hours, so it's not that big of a deal), but I would only be coming down for an event. Dinner, while it sounds lovely, isn't worth the drive. If there was a con, a show, something like that, or if we just wanted to do something really cool, I'm totally down.

    Of course if you come to Reno, we have casinos. And other stuff.

    Bambooza, are you in Reno?

    Indeed. And I think there is one more in Reno.

    yep Rygar but I have not seen him post in ages.

    The problem with America is stupidity. I'm not saying there should be a capital punishment for stupidity, but why don't we just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself?
  • nephthysnephthys Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Well, the 20th is still on for whoever is interested =) Whatever event anyone wants to plan out for some later date I'd most likely be up for too.

  • VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    millislim wrote: »
    I'm in Sacramento so I'd be up for whatever.

    i'm in sacramento too

    can't show up anywhere on the 20th....i'm moving into my first apartment!

    Oh, congrats Milli!

    This reminds me, we should have one more event in Sacramento itself before I cruise east!

    Lunch, anyone?

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  • Childe DirkChilde Dirk Registered User
    edited September 2008
    millislim wrote: »
    I'm in Sacramento so I'd be up for whatever.

    i'm in sacramento too

    can't show up anywhere on the 20th....i'm moving into my first apartment!

    Oh, congrats Milli!

    This reminds me, we should have one more event in Sacramento itself before I cruise east!

    Lunch, anyone?

    Lunch in Sacramento is good. I'm also in Reno for work a couple times a month so I could be there as well. The rest of this month is bad though. I'm getting married on the 27th.

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Lunch, anyone?

    Down with the lunch before you cruise to the East.

    And I am a go with Saturday in the City. ...Still at that place on Bush? Or at the Metreon? Rather confuzzled...

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  • peteaboda1peteaboda1 Registered User
    edited September 2008
    nephthys wrote: »
    peteaboda1 wrote: »
    Problem is I wouldn't be able to do any pub crawl kind of stuff so I think I may have to wait a few years for these kind of meet ups or just wait until next year's PAX. As for dinner on Saturday, my friends are coming down from CAL and we're playing rock band 2.

    Does that mean you and your friends aren't coming?

    I'm not up for a pub crawl either, not my kinda thing. Sounds like most people posting here aren't coming on the 20th =[

    I don't think so =/. Plus I think I would freak them out if I offered up the idea of meeting people from the internet, even if they are fellow PAXers.

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