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[PRIME] PAX Prime 2012 Attendees Map AND Where You're From Discussion

zerzhulzerzhul Old Generalin the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
edited September 2012 in PAX Prime
It's PRIME TIME!

As @Moe Fwacky has done in the past, I have set up a map for us to put our points on and discuss where we are from.

Map! http://batchgeo.com/map/PAXPrime2012

Currently the Furthest Person From PAX(as of 2012-05-03 at 2349 EDT): @ArcticLizard at 8,187.13 miles

Things that I added for this map that weren't there before:
1) there's now an icon when you click on someone's placemark that is associated with their chosen means of travel
2) there's now a calculated straight line distance from PAX Prime in each placemark

For checking in your area: If people are in the same place very close to one another they sometimes get put on top of one another. Click on your own placemark and see if there is a "1 of X" with an arrow in the bottom right corner of the popup. This means there is more than one placemark on top of each other in that spot. Click the arrow to cycle through them to find people REALLY close to you!

To get a placemark added to the map
0) Check the map to make sure you aren't already on there! Many people submit early and then forget about it.. then they submit again closer to the show ;)
1) GO HERE: http://www.getlatlon.com/ and get the latitude and longitude of where you want your marker to go. You do this by dragging the map around. The crosshairs in the middle indicate from where the Lat/Long is being derived. It's dirt simple, thankfully.
2) Copy the decimal Lat/Long somewhere, or write it down. Make sure you include any minus signs that may be present... this matters A LOT.
3) please submit this handy dandy google form. I'll be compiling the submissions about once per week into the map itself.

We're doing it this way because in the last two maps, many people couldn't add their own placemarks in a collaborative map without accidentally moving around other people's placemarks. This is the best way to ensure we still get a high quality map and that things don't accidentally get moved around. It worked great for East, and I think it will work great again for Prime.

I'm currently residing in Rochester NY (and trying to leave), where taxes are stupidly high but it's great wine and apple country. We also have some of the best wing joints in the country. Now it's your turn.

Moe Fwacky on
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  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    Yessssss, moar Prime threads!

    Urge to PAX rising

    (And I suppose I can add my infos...I guess.)

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Updated!

    Map now exists: http://batchgeo.com/map/PAXPrime2012 There are still few enough placemarks that each one has a letter :P this will go away once we eclipse 26 I'm fairly certain (it did for the East map).

    Things that I added for this map that weren't there before:
    1) there's now an icon when you click on someone's placemark that is associated with their chosen means of travel
    2) there's now a calculated straight line distance from PAX Prime in each placemark

    Added:
    adias.angel
    Dreamwish
    peterhuzzajps
    Creamsteak
    Sageheart
    dakegler
    afmack
    Porntips
    TimeCruiserMike
    Jenny_Spaghetti
    Caldvan
    TOGSolid
    evanextreme
    SpawnOfCthulhu/Snifit
    UNHMAN
    grifta67
    Jsho
    japerry
    tinedizzle

    @japerry: you got your lat/long backwards :) I fixed it for you.

    People were added to: AK, CA, FL, MA, MI, MO, NH, NY, OR, WA, and British Columbia

    For checking in your area: If people are in the same city they sometimes get put on top of one another. Click on your own placemark and see if there is a "1 of X" with an arrow in the bottom right corner of the popup. This means there is more than one placemark on top of each other in that spot. Click the arrow to cycle through them.

  • adias.angeladias.angel Tech-Savvy Wife Kalamazoo, MIRegistered User regular
    Thanks for adding in the mileage. Love seeing how far everyone is coming from.

    Prime 2014 Status: .[ .] 4-Day Passes .[ .] Hotel .[ .] Plane Tickets .[ .] Waiting Patiently .
    Attendee: Prime '12, '13 .. East '12
  • KellyShepard087KellyShepard087 Registered User regular
    Submitted my point.

    I'll be coming from Myrtle each instead of Nashville. Folks and I are moving in a month or so.

    - Biting's excellent! It's like kissing. Only there's a winner.

    Pax Attendee/Enforcer:
    Prime - '11 Attendee, Enforcer '12, Enforcer '13
    East - '12 Attendee
  • TOGSolidTOGSolid I don my top hat, and adjust my monocle, Like a god damn sir.Registered User regular
    Holy crap, I hadn't realized just how far I away I am from Seattle. 667 miles? Egads.

  • ComplexityComplexity Registered User regular
    Currently the closest to WSCTC :D I wonder how many people on the forums are actually from Seattle.

  • GeekyPrincessGeekyPrincess Registered User regular
    Complexity wrote: »
    Currently the closest to WSCTC :D I wonder how many people on the forums are actually from Seattle.

    I used to be, but the idea of warmer weather and a better job pulled me away!

    Cookie Brigade Prime 2011 and 2012!
    Shipping cookies for Prime 2013
  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Complexity wrote: »
    Currently the closest to WSCTC :D I wonder how many people on the forums are actually from Seattle.

    Lots at one point I think. I think a lot just aren't active anymore. Also it's /back/ to WSCC now last I heard (damned mind changing).

  • ComplexityComplexity Registered User regular
    Hm. The website is still wsctc.com, and the sign on the outside still contains trade, but the website doesn't actually mention the trade part. I guess there was a lack of trade going on there.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Complexity wrote: »
    Hm. The website is still wsctc.com, and the sign on the outside still contains trade, but the website doesn't actually mention the trade part. I guess there was a lack of trade going on there.

    If you look, they have wscc.com as well.

  • RavengerRavenger Trolololo Registered User regular
    I just realized this would be a really good way to set up car pools...

    <@heels>; Ravenger: i do not talk to anyone
    <+Ravenger> you are talking to me
    <@heels>; oh god, what am i doing
  • CrogothCrogoth Registered User regular
    really looking to get some information on PAX Train. When do people normally start organizing?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Ravenger wrote: »
    I just realized this would be a really good way to set up car pools...

    It's a fantastic way to do that actually :)
    Crogoth wrote: »
    really looking to get some information on PAX Train. When do people normally start organizing?

    Probably not too long after passes go live.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Updated!

    Added:
    bubblegumnex
    tsrblke
    GeekyPrincess
    KellyShepard087
    nitrousdave
    hikeNgame
    Solelron
    beta_angel
    awyldknght
    kemikal
    Saldek
    Crispy262
    gespo89
    yeah568
    Complexity
    mountie242
    MetroidZoid
    Shockna
    Jindrax
    PayneTrayne
    SpicyMeats
    Skelevader
    LexiconGrrl
    Ravenger
    CaptainTapole
    Mokana
    aludrachaos
    Crogoth
    Cerrato0426
    peetsnack
    josh shadowfax

    @hikeNgame: you forgot a minus sign and put yourself in China! Glad to see asking people to put in their Province/Country has helped at least once. One minus sign later, and all was well.

    People were added to: AK, AZ, CA, MD, MO, OH, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, British Columbia, Ontario, and Saskatchewan

    For checking in your area: If people are in the same city they sometimes get put on top of one another. Click on your own placemark and see if there is a "1 of X" with an arrow in the bottom right corner of the popup. This means there is more than one placemark on top of each other in that spot. Click the arrow to cycle through them.

  • tsrblketsrblke Registered User regular
    Oh good, I thought I had forgotten a minus sign in there. Glad to know I didn't.

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    edited April 2012
    tsrblke wrote: »
    Oh good, I thought I had forgotten a minus sign in there. Glad to know I didn't.

    Nope, you were good.

    For those who have never messed with Lat/Long before, in North America, your Latitude will be POSITIVE, and your Longitude will be NEGATIVE. I try not to *assume* anything though since we have people coming to PAX from all over the world, hence the section on the form to put in a super granular location (province/country) that allows me to quickly check your signs.

    zerzhul on
  • SarahstraszaSarahstrasza Registered User
    Submitted mine! I'm not from Seattle, but i'm close enough to drive home and back every day. I am super excited for pax this year... well... i'm excited every year.

  • UNHMANUNHMAN Registered User regular
    Got mine submitted.

  • TrueOmegaTrueOmega Registered User
    Walking the entire 3 blocks to WSCTC. Downhill. :)

  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    Ha HAAAA! According to the map, I am now the closest to Prime!

    (until Heleor updates his location, that is. In the meantime I'll bask in my temporary awesomeness)

    Proprietor of Seattle's only Gamer-Owned Distillery, Old Ballard Liquor Co.

    If you're not part of the Cookie Brigade, you're doing it wrong.
  • UNHMANUNHMAN Registered User regular
    Ha HAAAA! According to the map, I am now the closest to Prime!

    (until Heleor updates his location, that is. In the meantime I'll bask in my temporary awesomeness)

    You live in a lake? lol.

  • mfcxmfcx Registered User
    going to be the furthest driver so far. Houston, TX. but have buddies road tripping from AL/FL meeting me in Houston, then road tripping to Seattle. will be epic!

  • LordFizzlebeefLordFizzlebeef Registered User regular
    Added! Eagerly awaiting passes, and info about the PAX train.

  • AmbehrAmbehr Registered User
    Coming from British Columbia, Canada for the second year! I am stoked and hope to get a good of an experience this year as I did last!

  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Updated!

    Added:
    Thirmuri
    Sarahstrasza
    susan
    TrueOmega
    WuShock
    Westrunner
    MrArcya
    LittleMissGwen
    arwen_doll16_LOTR
    Alaendil
    LTAcosta
    Mfcx
    Snipethewolf
    LordFizzlebeef
    Ambehr
    ad1h

    People were added to: CA, IA, KS, KY, MA, NC, NV, TX, WA, WY, Alberta, and British Columbia

    For checking in your area: If people are in the same city they sometimes get put on top of one another. Click on your own placemark and see if there is a "1 of X" with an arrow in the bottom right corner of the popup. This means there is more than one placemark on top of each other in that spot. Click the arrow to cycle through them.

  • CrogothCrogoth Registered User regular
    Needs more PAXTrain

  • BritalityBritality Registered User regular
    This is so cool.

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  • LexiconGrrlLexiconGrrl Registered User regular
    UNHMAN wrote: »
    Ha HAAAA! According to the map, I am now the closest to Prime!

    (until Heleor updates his location, that is. In the meantime I'll bask in my temporary awesomeness)

    You live in a lake? lol.

    It's my secret underwater lair.

    Proprietor of Seattle's only Gamer-Owned Distillery, Old Ballard Liquor Co.

    If you're not part of the Cookie Brigade, you're doing it wrong.
  • zerzhulzerzhul Old General in the treesRegistered User, Super Moderator, Moderator, SolidSaints Zerzhul mod
    Updated!

    Added:
    GEEGAW
    marmaduketwist
    jakers11
    Zellpher
    ZippyZachar
    big_pin
    Britality
    Randomfool
    IrishPh3n0m
    Lunamadness22
    Karjak
    JobiwanKenobi
    vespachica

    Processed Mods From:
    MrArcys

    @MrArcys - sorry I didn't notice you misspelled your name :P I pretty much am only checking the lat/long to make sure they aren't totally bullshit :)

    People were added to: CA, HI, ME, NY, TN, VA, WA, British Columbia, and The UK

    For checking in your area: If people are in the same city they sometimes get put on top of one another. Click on your own placemark and see if there is a "1 of X" with an arrow in the bottom right corner of the popup. This means there is more than one placemark on top of each other in that spot. Click the arrow to cycle through them.


    Currently the Furthest Person From PAX: @marmaduketwist at 4790.01 miles

  • JimmyWildJimmyWild Registered User regular
    Giddyup! Thanks for setting this up!
    Coming in from Austin, TX. This will be my second Prime. Got a Prime and an East under my belt now. Never missing a PAX for the rest of my life! lol :)

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  • ZazumZazum Registered User regular
    I've been to three PAX Easts, but never prime. And I think I'm coming alone all the way from Norwalk, CT.

  • TdarTURboTdarTURbo Registered User regular
    Been to 2 PAX Easts, thinking about going to Prime. Coming from Auburn Alabama.

  • CrogothCrogoth Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    just a quick FYI for those taking the train:

    tickets are $106 atm (one way) . lowest i've seen em so far

    Crogoth on
  • BritalityBritality Registered User regular
    TdarTURbo wrote: »
    Been to 2 PAX Easts, thinking about going to Prime. Coming from Auburn Alabama.

    WAR EAGLE?

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    My info be sent.

    Will be making my 5th consecutive sojourn to Seattle for this magnificent event. Provided work lets me off.

    BlackDragon480 on
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  • AractorAractor Registered User regular
    Just submitted my dot for the map...Can't wait for PAX PRIME!

    And with the clicking, came the ticking, of the page that was no more.
    Quoth the server, 404
  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    Wooo! me and LewieP's Daddy are coming to PAX! Plane tickets bought, accommodation booked AND PAX passes bought. Its my 3rd PAX (second Prime), his first. Looking forward to everything!

    For all the top UK Gaming Bargains, check out SavyGamer

    For paintings in progress, check out canvas and paints

    "The power of the weirdness compels me."
  • appletartappletart Registered User
    Submitted. My second time going and the boyfriends first time. I think I'm more excited for him to experience PAX for the first time than I am about going again.

  • Disco11Disco11 Registered User regular
    Driving down from Calgary with 3 other dudes! Missed the registration this morning but will buy the passes for sure when they come back up.

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