January Boston Meet-up? Road-trip to Funspot?

WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
edited February 2010 in PAX Archive
UPDATE: We have set a date for the January Meet-up, which will be held at the American Classic Arcade Museum at Funspot in Laconia, NH on Saturday, January 30th. This will require some folks to provide transportation as Funspot is approx. an hour and a half north of Boston. I can provide space for 4 (myself +3). If you are planning to attend, please post so we can coordinate rides. Once we have a confirmed number, I will contact the folks at Funspot about trying to snag some free tokens for those in attendance.

Confirmed Attendees
Waterborn (driving, can take 3 passengers)
Heels
gannobd9 (can drive)


Maybe Attending
Spykmo
BlahKrax
lucazzo
Avatrix (could take 2 passengers)
Knoland

From 12-5-09
So the meet-up at the Video Game Orchestra concert tonight was a blast and I am pumped for the next round. Anyone want to take the lead for a January gathering? Anyone have any ideas for what we can do? H.e.e.l.s. mentioned that he has never been to Funspot. I wonder if we set up a little road trip if we can get him back to the Boston area in January. Taking a trip up to Funspot would require some coordination on transportation, but could be a load of fun. If not in January, then maybe for the February meet-up. If this sounds like too much work, let me know what other folks want to do.

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  • VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My concern is that it's 2 hours outside of the city.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Understood. It was just an idea that I got after talking to h.e.e.ls. last night. My thoughts were if we got enough folks who could drive (I myself could take 3 people) we could caravan up there. If you have never been, it is definitely worth the drive. During the summer, I find myself up there several times a month to meet friends and play games. Anyway, let's see how many folks would be willing and interested.

    If a road trip to Funspot doesn't work for everyone, then let's get some other ideas rolling.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Just out of curiosity, did someone change the prefix for this thread to "misc"? Could have sworn I listed it as "East". No big deal if they did, just want to make sure I am marking my posts correctly.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    Yeah I did that. Community meetups that aren't during or immediately adjacent to PAX are supposed to be Misc.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Sorry Moe, didn't realize that. I will use the MISC tag for meetups from here on out. Thanks for the clarification.

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  • SpYkMoSpYkMo Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    when in january would this be happening?
    I'm in Vegas from jan 9th til the 14th. but i'm staying up in waterville valley at the end of the month. I've never heard of Funspot, but if its not far from where ever i'm staying at waterville, i'd be up to going.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Hey Spy, Funspot is about 25 miles from Waterville. Definitely worth the trip if you are in the area. Is anyone else interested? If not, then what other activity makes sense for a January meet-up?

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  • BlahKraxBlahKrax Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Funspot looks awesome, never been there as well as never been to that area so I'd be down. We could also arrange a trip dumpster diving in the back of hospital dumpsters.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    BlahKrax wrote: »
    We could also arrange a trip dumpster diving in the back of hospital dumpsters.

    o_O

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  • lucazzolucazzo Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Hm.... Funspot looks entertaining, although I see transportation being an issue. I myself don't have a car, but would be willing to take the T somewhere if a ride were available.

    Or I could rent a car for the day and split the cost with other city-dwellers if we can get 2-3 more people interested.

    I'll check some events calendars to see if there's anything else that could be fun enough in Jan.

    Sigh, this is when I truly regret the death of arcades... :?

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Well, I am willing to drive 3 others up to Funspot, four if I can borrow my girlfriend's car (provided she doesn't want to join us). I say let's plan it and see who comes, particularly if there is nothing else slated for January.

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  • avatrixavatrix Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I'd potentially be in. I have a car, and could potentially offer two spots for the trip.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    We should make this happen. BTW, I will be heading up to Funspot on Monday with some fellow coin-op collectors. I anyone wants to join, let me know.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Sorry I have been out of the loop for a while folks. Crazy busy holidays. Anyway, are we going to do the January Meet-up at Funspot or what? If in, what date works best for everyone? My schedule is filling up fast and the only days I have free are Fridays or Saturday, January 30th. So I am thinking we try to shoot for the 30th. Does this work for everyone? Who is in? I can drive three folks plus myself. If we can get a confirmed list of people, I may also be able to secure some free tokens for folks via my contacts at FS (no promises, but I will try).

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  • lucazzolucazzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sorry, I've also been out of the loop for a while.

    Happy 2010, btw.

    Anyway, the 30th would likely work for me. So sign me up as a yes. I will require a ride from someone, anyone.

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  • heelsheels Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I can most likely join you guys on Saturday. I have some...things to do in Boston that Friday.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Cool, so that's at least 3 folks. I can fit 4 total in my car, so that leave's room for one more in my ride. Who else is in on this?

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  • gannobd9gannobd9 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Hey Waterborn. I'm game...I can't wait to see this place.

    I'm happy to drive if needed.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Cool ganno, I have added you to the confirmed list. Who else is going to join us?

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    So are we still doing this next Saturday? If so, where does everyone want to meet up. I have the day off, so I am definitely heading up to Funspot either way. So who else is still going?

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  • gannobd9gannobd9 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    I'm in and can drive. I hope everyone likes Miley Cyrus and Jojo.

    Meet at your place Waterborn?

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  • KnolandKnoland Hungry Hungry Hippo VermontRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Any idea how long you plan on staying ar funspot? I'll be up near there for a company meeting and was thinking about stopping by on my way home. Of course, weather I'll actualy show up depends how long the meeting lasts. :P

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I was planning on playing it by ear since the turnout seems like it might be pretty low (we currently have four people committed to joining us). I am willing to stay as long as everyone else wants to and can leave at any time in the morning.

    Which brings me to the question: for those going on Saturday, where do you want to meet? For those who need a ride, if you can take the commuter train to Winchester Center, I can pick you up there. I live in Woburn (next town over) and we can use my place as a launching point. Did I mention that I have my own collection of con-op games that we can warm up on?

    So does this work for everyone? If you are driving and need directions, pm me and I will shoot you my address.

    So who else is in? I you have never been to Funspot and love arcade games (both classic and contemporary), you owe it to yourself to check this place out.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Anyone else going to join us for this trip? Also, for those who are confirmed, where do you want to meet. Who needs a ride?

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  • lucazzolucazzo Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Waterborn: my schedule has suddenly become quite hectic and I *might* end up working throughout the weekend. It's not sure yet, but you might want to mark me as a maybe.

    If someone needs a ride and there are no spots left, feel free to give them my theoretical spot. Right now I'm not sure whether or not I can make it.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I will update your status luca, I hope you can still join us.

    This is looking like a fairly small gathering. I will be heading up to Funspot either way and have room for 3 other people. So if you still want to go, post here so we can make plans to meet up.

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  • ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Id go, but MA is far, and I live in eastern PA and no one from there is going, and I dont have a car.

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  • Postman VincentPostman Vincent Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'm tempted to go, though I'm still just a lurker on here.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Postman, you should join us. If you have never been to Funspot, it is definitely worth the trip.

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  • TheGamerTheGamer Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Hey waterborn its me TheGamerME from 2old2play. Wish i could make it. I'm kind of broke for the rest of the month :) Do post some video or pictures. maby we can go another time to

    Peace

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Definitely Wish you could join us Gamer. I will take pics for sure.

    Anyone else still planning to go this Saturday? IF so, we need to agree on a meeting location.

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  • gannobd9gannobd9 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Hey all. What's status for tomorrow?

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I am definitely going. planning to leave between 8 and 9 am. Funspot opens at 10 am. If anyone needs a ride, I can pick you up at the Winchester Center Commuter Station. Will have to check schedules later to see what would work best.

    Not sure if heels is still planning to go, haven't heard from him in a week or so. (Heels, you still on for this?)

    Confirm here if you are still going and if you need a ride.

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  • gannobd9gannobd9 __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    I hate to be this guy, but I have to work. Writing and sending out test cases to testers...whoopeee!! If you have me lined up, please shoot now.

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Haven't had anyone confirm that they are still going as of 8 am this morning. I will hang around a little bit and probably head up about 9:30 with some local friends. Ride still available if anyone wants to go with.

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  • sleepyheadstylesleepyheadstyle Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Even though Funspot is wicked outta the way for anyone visiting PAX east. I highly recommend it. I grew up on that place and their 80's section and wall of pinball is quite amazing. Sorry to hear this just happened as any reason / excuse is a good reason to hit Funspot up!

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  • WaterbornWaterborn Registered User
    edited February 2010
    Sadly, no one went this weekend. I go up there fairly regularly, so if anyone ever wants to head up, let me know.

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