PAXers hit Las Vegas: June 2010.

ArcoArco Registered User regular
edited April 2010 in PAX Archive
A bunch of us got really excited about this in IRC today, despite the fact that it's over a year away. We want to get a bunch of PAX people together for a weekend in the city of sin: Las Vegas. There will be drinking, swimming, consoles hooked up to hotel TVs, gambling, board games, shenanigans, and whatever else you want.

Obviously plans are very sketchy at the moment, but here's the idea:

1) We're thinking November. Not quite so hot, before the holiday season really sets in, etc.

2) We should definitely all stay in the same hotel. The qualifications for said hotel are: it has to be on the strip, and it has to have an awesome pool. The Mandalay Bay's pool isn't so much a pool as it is a water park/beach, so we're thinking that.

3) There's the possibility of getting a bunch of PAXers together to go in on a really ridiculous suite: if we split a suite like 10 ways, it's actually only like $50/night. And they're insanely posh.

No more Post-PAX depression... we'll invade Seattle in September, take a few months to recuperate, and then hit Vegas in November!

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well shit looks like I need to come up with a new WCTT meet and greet.

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  • KalaylajaylaKalaylajayla Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well you already know *I'm* going. :)

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  • iamconfidenceiamconfidence Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Arco, my friend... you're just fraught with good ideas eh? I guess the best cure for that is using a few of'em, huh?

    Man, I'd be totally down. I'd plan on it if it gets that far :)

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  • Rogue_hunterRogue_hunter Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm in, even though it will be my final semester, but I'd be willing to "be sick" for awesome shenanigans.


    EDIT: wait, why don't we just do this this year as well? Find a cheapy hotel (Hooters Hotel/Casino sends me stuff, I don't know how they got my address, but rooms start at $29) and we go have fun.

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  • That_Spoony_BardThat_Spoony_Bard Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Wow, between Pax prime, Pax East, and this, my wallet would be getting ass raped.

    Still, I'd be up for it.

    Edit: But not this year. Too soon + no funds= :-(

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah, I can't do it this year. I'm still recovering from PAX. Stupid game store next to the room with the awesome games.

    Doing it a year from now will give those who are interested ample time to plan, save, and get psyched. This is a little dangerous, though, as I'm already psyched. lol.

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  • chupamiubrechupamiubre Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I am so down. Cant wait to show them how to really party, Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo DON'T GOT NOTHING ON US.

    penthouse suites here we come!

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I am interested in this ONLY IF THE STAR TREK EXPERIENCE IS OPEN AGAIN.

    I think it will be, though.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited October 2009
    This sounds like a good idea for an annual thing.

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  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I like the sound of this.

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  • That_Spoony_BardThat_Spoony_Bard Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Perhaps even a Seattle to Vegas caravan may be in order.

    May not be as epic as the CCST...or would it?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited October 2009
    If you're not driving through Montana at night, it's not as epic.

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  • ACC3SSACC3SS Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Superfantastic idea. I'm so in.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I've been planning to go to Vegas in January for the Consumer Electronics Show, but I'm down for this too.

    How long should the party last; a few days, or like a week?

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm not sure people can afford a whole week, and imo, Vegas is really a "few day" experience. I'm thinking Friday-Sunday, PAX length.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Yeah good point.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Well, hmm. I'm looking at some pages and it seems that November isn't as warm as we had originally thought. Average day temperature is 67 - that's fabulous for November, especially if you come from some place cold, but it's not pool weather.

    We may have to change the date to June (our second choice).

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Double post, but this is too cool not to share:

    http://mandalaybay.com/accommodations/gcMediaSuite.aspx

    2170 square feet. To give you an idea, the Billiards Lounge at the Taphouse where we held the Post-PAX Party Dinner was 2000 square feet, and we had 100 people in there (it was crowded with 100). 65" plasma TV, lots of seating and tables for board/card games, an amazing view of the beach and the strip...

    $490/night. How cool would it be if everybody who went on this trip pitched in money, and we got this just to party in? If we get 50 people to go to Vegas, that's $10 each per day to have this killer room in which to play Rock Band/console games, board games, and hang out between our stints out in the city.

    I'd pay $10 per day to game in a room like this. Holy crap.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    50 people in a hotel suite with 1 bed and 1 1/2 bathrooms?

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    That's probably for the party purposes, we may each still have to get our rooms for sleeping. But still, that would be amazing, and June would be great weather, hopefully.

    EDIT: As the page says:
    Guest capacity
    up to 4 / 25-35 (sleeping/seating)

    EDIT2: So... I just went through the virtual tour of the room.

    We're getting 50 people to go to Vegas. And we're getting this room. It must happen, that room is epic!

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  • tehnakkitehnakki Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'm efinitely down for this!! :) Once we have a better idea of what we're doing/when I'll mention it to my contacts and see what kind of discounts/deals we can get at different Vegas "attractions"

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    tehnakki wrote: »
    see what kind of discounts/deals we can get at different Vegas "attractions"

    By "Attractions" you mean hookers and blow?
    Right?

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I may be interested.

    I should tell you that in January 2009 I stayed in a 750GR room (junior suite) at the Mandalay Bay which
    I thought was a really nice room. The view at night was fantastic.

    Here are pics of my room and my view.
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    The bathroom was my favorite part of the room. There are two entrances, one on each side of the
    jacuzzi tub and a TV in the mirror.

    I have a Players Club card with Mandalay Bay now too.

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    see what kind of discounts/deals we can get at different Vegas "attractions"

    By "Attractions" you mean hookers and blow?
    Right?

    Vegas has other attractions?

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  • AtratyysAtratyys Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I'd definitely be down for this. I actually went to Vegas a week and a half after PAX and can't wait to go again.

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  • tektek meh... WARegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    My only complaint is that I don't have comp privileges at the Mandalay.

    I guess if that's where everyone is staying, I can have a go at a non-free weekend in Vegas. heh

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  • tehnakkitehnakki Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    BigRed wrote: »
    tehnakki wrote: »
    see what kind of discounts/deals we can get at different Vegas "attractions"

    By "Attractions" you mean hookers and blow?
    Right?

    I wouldn't have put Attractions in quotes if I just meant the Adventure Dome =D

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Is there some kind of frequent flyer club for the hookers in Vegas?

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  • t2kizzlet2kizzle Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    I have decided not to marry or have kids for a certain reason. I believe this would be the reason. Count me in.

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  • That_Spoony_BardThat_Spoony_Bard Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    t2kizzle wrote: »
    I have decided not to marry or have kids for a certain reason. I believe this would be the reason. Count me in.

    You know there is such a thing as a sitter, or other family members, right?

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  • s7arbucks7arbuck Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    gahhh i will only be 19.... otherwise i would be SOOOO down

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  • TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    There is still plenty of fun to be had at Vegas for the under 21 crowd.

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  • Cerrato0426Cerrato0426 Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Yeah I'm in your boat s7arbuck. I'll be just months away from 21 haha. However, I did recently go to Las Vegas with some friends and my brothers and even though I was one of two who weren't 21, I had a blast. Totally worth it so don't let that stop you.

    This is an awesome idea. I'd almost vote to change it to June though (the second choice). A lot of people would be on summer break from school and it would help financially (for me haha). March (East), June (Vegas), September (Prime), and then holidays (have to buy presents and games... so many game sales lol). There would be PAX related things every quarter of a year except holidays. I hope this really takes off!

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited October 2009
    sweet! whatever date we decide on, count me in. I'm always up for a weekend in vegas. who wants to carpool with me. 8-)

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  • Lady EriLady Eri Registered User
    edited October 2009
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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    If it's in June that would be great. I could probably still wangle it in November if need be but its definitely my second choice.

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  • HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User
    edited October 2009
    ...PAX east... weekend in Vegas... PAX east... weekend in Vegas...

    Also when it comes to game selection to bring along to Vegas, there is nothing wrong with a little UFC 2009 Undisputed. It has the Mandalay Bay Casino in it. So we can beat each other up virtually in the very casino we're staying.

    Also just need to throw this out, on 3rd and Tropicina... the Pinball Hall of Fame... it's heavenly like.

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  • YamaraYamara Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Color me intrigued. Just need to figure out how it would fit in with my other vacation plans and such. It's a bit far out for me to commit right now. If I can go, I'd be interested in car pooling or some other mass migration.

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  • TeenychickaTeenychicka Registered User
    edited October 2009
    Vegas is ultra cheap, I'd definitely be down!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited October 2009
    Also just need to throw this out, on 3rd and Tropicina... the Pinball Hall of Fame... it's heavenly like.
    You, sir, just said the magic word. There will definitely be lots of balling during that weekend. It was hard to find people interested in pinball at PAX a while back. I would love some company.

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