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Pre-Pax Reno/Lake Tahoe/North Eastern California Meetup/Convoy Talk

SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
edited September 2012 in PAX Archive
I felt it was time to try and get a pre-pax event for Reno/Tahoe area started, and while we are getting to know each other plan some sort of convoy for maximum PAX!


Meetup Ideas: Food stuff? Some sort of game playing while there? Button Trading?

Meetup Date: August 18th/19th?
Meetup Time: TBD
Meetup Location: Atlantis Casino Buffet Food Portion/Peppermill Casino Arcades


Food Info for the meetup:
Place - Toucan Charlie's Buffet Inside the Atlantis Casino (Menu)
Cost - $14.99 for Lunch $29.99 for Dinner ( Steak&Seafood night )

Arcade Info:
Place - Arcade Xtreme inside the Peppermill Casino
Info - Need Info help!

http://www.peppermillreno.com/amenities/arcade-xtreme/


Attending meetup:
Spoiler:



Convoy: People, Cars, Drive?


That is about all I had in my head so far for a meetup. So lets start planning and get a killer pre-pax meetup!

Spoiler:

zerzhul on

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  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    dude im not going to east but prime hell yea im already planning for it

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    This was a general idea for just pax in general. Its great to see interest in the idea!! I will toss up a longer post on possible ideas on a meetup post East.

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    This was a general idea for just pax in general. Its great to see interest in the idea!! I will toss up a longer post on possible ideas on a meetup post East.

    hey man for prime if you plan on driving up lets convoy up

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    Why yes I shall be driving this year! I shipped my payphone to Boston and back with little issue but it would be much nicer knowing its not going to get lost by a shipping company.

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    Why yes I shall be driving this year! I shipped my payphone to Boston and back with little issue but it would be much nicer knowing its not going to get lost by a shipping company.
    sounds fantastic were leaving Thursday at 3am and if it's like last year we should get into Seattle around 5pm ish. we should totally do a meet up Wednesday and then convoy up and any Californians our car is stopping in Redding to pick up a friend.

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  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    The Sacramento and Beyond folks normally have a meet-up the Saturday prior to PAX. I know a couple of folks from the bay-area and Chico come to this meet-up. It's normally at the Round Table in Davis--but more info will come up when it gets closer.

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    I was looking to start a meetup a little before that time line wise, as well as trying to get something a little closer for those in Northern Nevada and a few of us that live in BFE Cali. Maybe there can be a pre-pre-pax meetup in Reno/Tahoe then the pre-pax one in Sac?

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    a pre reno meet up would be super i know alot of dudes going

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    sarge1445 wrote: »
    a pre reno meet up would be super i know alot of dudes going

    I dont know that many going from my town but I figured there HAD to be more then me going from Reno area. So Pre-PAX Reno Meetup! I am not saying this should replace the Sac meetup but maybe a counter part to it for those across the hill.

    Not knowing how many people might show up or age range lets get some places listed that are friendly to all ages. Casinos are fun times but if there are any Reno/Tahoe PAXer's a little younger they might feel a bit left out if we setup the meet at one.

    Idea's for meetup places anyone?

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    Well I think a buffet might be a good idea like at the Atlantis that way all ages can attend ( a few people in my group are under 21) we can have some good food and then hit up the arcade there or the one at the peppermill not to far way

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  • Cerrato0426Cerrato0426 Registered User
    I'll definitely be attending the Sac meetup again this year, but if you guys can get a good meetup going I'll try and make the drive from Chico to Reno. Hopefully we'll see more interest now that registration has (kinda) started.

    See you in a couple months CaptainTapole!

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    so for all the Reno peeps how does the Atlantis buffet sound then drive over to the peppermill arcade

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  • ohkateyohkatey Owner of Bitch Team Alpha Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    my boyfriend and i are flying up, so no caravaning for us, but we'd love to come meet some of you at a reno meetup.

    we could probably do the atlantis/peppermill.

    pax primer @ <3
  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    I updated the original post with the atlantis/peppermill combo since it sounds like a good one thus far. Another factor not yet brought up would be a date for this little gathering. I would suggest late July like the weekend of the 28th or the weekend of the 19th in August try and avoid the Hot August Nights week/weekend.

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    yea I think August 19th would be good is thatr good for everyone else?

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  • ohkateyohkatey Owner of Bitch Team Alpha Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    august 19th is good for us.

    pax primer @ <3
  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    right on btw does anyone here need a room share my brother and I are the ones driving up

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    Ok I have updated the OP. I just noticed I fat fingered the dates I said before, the 19th is a Sunday if that is ok with everyone.

    Also if anyone has info on the quality/layout of the Peppermill Arcade please let me know so I can update the OP. I have not been to there Arcade.


    Is anyone else going to the meetup doing Buttoneering, if so we can do some pre-pax button trading!

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    Last time I went to there arcade was 2008 but I know they had DDR and Soul Caliber. That said who is driving up and what tiem are you leaving because My friend quinn and I are leaving the 30th at 3am

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    I shall be heading to the Peppermill for a pre-pre-pax meetup scouting of the arcade. It shall happen from apx 1200 hours till 1400 hours this Saturday (may 12th). I shall get all the info gathered and snap a few pics to update the post. I will also work on a quick google doc for car pool info for the local Reno/Tahoe people.

    If you are interested in showing up please let me know here or via PM so I can start compiling a list of possible people so we can get a group rate if there is one for the arcade/buffet.

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    I shall be heading to the Peppermill for a pre-pre-pax meetup scouting of the arcade. It shall happen from apx 1200 hours till 1400 hours this Saturday (may 12th). I shall get all the info gathered and snap a few pics to update the post. I will also work on a quick google doc for car pool info for the local Reno/Tahoe people.

    If you are interested in showing up please let me know here or via PM so I can start compiling a list of possible people so we can get a group rate if
    there is one for the arcade/buffet.

    put myself and potentially up to 3-5 other people down

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  • ohkateyohkatey Owner of Bitch Team Alpha Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    put me down for 2.

    pax primer @ <3
  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    bump

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    Its getting a little closer so I figured I would jump back in here and give this a little bump. I have not had time to make it to Reno area to scout the arcade or food stuff just yet. I should have that info updated by the end of next weekend. I also plan on asking about a group discount if we can gather enough people.


    Random idea I had, if the few of us that might show up to this want I want try and make some buttons for this meetup as well as if anyone is trading this year we can get a little bit of a jump on trading.

    If you like the button idea please feel free to jump on ye' old photo editor and come up with some ideas!

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    god im getting stoked

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  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    any one scout the areas

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    I took some time yesterday to look at the Arcade at the Peppermill as well as the Nugget. Both are some what small and limited on games.

    The Peppermill has about 20 or so "classic" arcade style games, one pinball machine and about 40ish ticket games. The games are fairly modern but not a super good selection of games. 1 or 2 shooter style a few fighters and a dash of the generic modern arcade stuff. No DDR. This arcade is run on a card based system bot coin. Hours of operations where 9 to 11 daily.

    The game amount at the nugget is about the same but with more empty room around the machines. It was closed at the time I went by so I did not get a good look at what they had. They did have a few air hockey tables at this one. Not sure on the full list of game. Hours of operations 1pm-midnight. This arcade still runs on coins from what I can see.


    Other option is the GSR (Grand Sierra Resort), the arcade is also fairly young in theme but does have laser tag. I would say about 80% of there machines are ticket games from when I was there a while back.

    Other idea would be Boom Town, I have not been there in years but it typically had a large arcade area.

    I did not stop by the Atlantis to look over the buffet but it has not changed in years and from what info I have gotten from others its the same as it has always been just a little more money. It has a good selection of food at a good quality.

    I am going to try and contact people from each to get a better list of games if possible.

  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    i was at the atlantis last october and loved it. we should also check the atlantis arcade if it has one boom town is a little far out for me but id be ok with it. Also DDR is a must and the last time I was at the peppermill they had DDR thats a bummer that it is gone

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  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    hey btw if we can can we do this during the day so the meal price is only 14.99

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  • sarge1445sarge1445 Registered User regular
    this still going down?

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  • SnipethewolfSnipethewolf Registered User regular
    Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth. I have to pull out from trying to finish setting this up due to living stuff that has come up. If someone wants please feel free to setup the meetup. If not I will do my best to get something squared away for East and Prime next year as things should be settled down by then.

    Again im sorry for having to drop out of trying to set this up.

  • yanthraxyanthrax Registered User regular
    So it looks like this isn't happening then? I'm still waiting for the Sacramento area meetup thread. Last year's was a lot of fun!

  • CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    yanthrax wrote: »
    So it looks like this isn't happening then? I'm still waiting for the Sacramento area meetup thread. Last year's was a lot of fun!
    I am planning to make that later this evening actually. I might as well take the reins for this year.

    The Girl Who Gave Everyone the Shortest Jenga Game Ever.
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