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2nd Annual Post-PAX Party at The Taphouse! WE'RE SOLD OUT!

ArcoArco Registered User regular
edited September 2010 in PAX Archive
Update for 7/28: We are completely sold out. 130 tickets sold in about 3 weeks; that's 6.2 tickets per day! The response was absolutely incredible. I'll be nailing down final details like menu options, bracelet/packet delivery, and prizes for the raffle in the time leading up to PAX.

If you didn't get a ticket, unfortunately you won't be allowed in. I'm sorry if you didn't get to this in time. We increased attendance by a full third over last year's party, so next year there will hopefully be an even bigger, better party that you can attend. Again, my apologies if you didn't get a ticket.

Keep an eye on this thread for details and announcements leading up to PAX. In the meantime, have a look at the first raffle prize up for grabs...
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Thanks again, everyone who bought tickets, donated, and otherwise contributed (or will contribute!) to the party. Original thread and updates are below.

Update for 7/20: There are only 27 tickets left, but currently EventBrite is experiencing technical difficulties that are preventing people from increasing the ticket quantity above 0. So, nobody can buy tickets right now. Thus:

If you're worried about the event selling out and you want to make sure you get your ticket, please do the following until I get this straightened out:

1) Send $40 (US) per ticket, plus any raffle donations, to my PayPal, [email protected].
2) E-mail that same address with the following information, putting something appropriately obvious (like, "Post Pax Party Info" or something) into the subject line.

Name
Handle
Address
Number of tickets
Any additional names/handles for additional attendees, if you care.

Please make sure this info is the same or very similar to your PayPal info, so I know who's who. I'll create a ticket for you manually through EventBrite, and you should receive a confirmation e-mail just like you bought your ticket normally.

Also, raffle is above $400!

Previous updates:
Update for 7/17: Tickets are selling faster and faster the closer we get to selling out. There are 43 tickets left and they're going at a rate of 5+ a day. Tickets will probably sell out in the next week or so.

Also, the raffle fund is currently over $350! That means AWESOME prizes for the raffle, and that's in addition to anything anyone wants to donate!

Update for 7/15: Since registration went live a week ago, we've sold over half the tickets. I would expect ticket sales to last another two weeks or so. If you're on the fence about coming to the party, I'd buy your tickets sooner rather than later. Just like last year, we ARE going to sell out and we ARE limited on space.

REGISTRATION IS LIVE!

Want to come to a big party full of delicious food, fellow PAXers, pool tables, video games on giant projectors, and a bar with 160 beers on tap?

Well, you're in luck. Welcome to the 2nd Annual Post-PAX Party! Registration is live and space is limited, so click the obnoxiously large link above to buy your tickets, donate to the raffle, and secure your spot at the party!

Highlights for this year include:

The Billiards Lounge and Club Room, for a total capacity of 150 people (we're only going to have 130, and currently we're at 32 registrations).
5 tournament sized pool tables for our exclusive use all night long.
Two private bartenders, just for us.
Endless appetizer buffet with gourmet food.
2 120" projectors and a 50" HDTV, with consoles attached. Rock Band is a definite.
Raffle with prizes donated and purchased by PAXers.

Once again we're at the awesome Taphouse Bar & Grill, a full one minute walk from PAX. Visit their website at http://www.taphousegrill.com for more info.

Registration went live as of page 6 of this thread, just FYI.

Any questions, PM me or get my contact info from the registration page.

Thanks, and see you at PAX!

Last year's thread: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=87272

Original post, including a brief FAQ:
Hi, everyone!

A few of you have inquired about the Post-PAX Party at the Taphouse, and whether or not I'm going to be in charge of putting it together again for this year.

I wanted to let everyone know well ahead of time that:

YES, we're going to do it again...
YES, we're going to be at The Taphouse again...
and YES, we're annexing the room next door with the additional pool table and TV.

Ask anyone who went last year: it was an awesome party. Highlights include an all-you-can-eat gourmet appetizer buffet, two giant projectors at our disposal (last year we did Rock Band and SSB:B), four pool tables that we can play on, our own private bartender, and free reign of the whole back area of the restaurant, which is reserved for private functions. This year we're going to acquire the Club Room next door, so we'll gain a 5th pool table and a 50" HDTV, which we can also hook a console up to. The party, with the food, private bartender, lasts 3 hours; however, last year we went well beyond that, until the place closed.

Here are some pictures of the fun we had last year! (Some of these are stolen from DaNerd, he's an awesome photog.)
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And here are some higher quality pictures of the venue:

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And finally, here's a brief and basic FAQ:
Q: When is this event taking place?
A: Sunday, Sept. 5. probably around 7:30 or 8:00.

Q: Where is this event taking place?
A: The Taphouse Bar & Grill, 1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA. Within sight of the WSCTC.

Q: How long will this event last?
A: The room is all ours for 3 hours. During that time we get the buffet and the private bartender, and we have the projectors with consoles and the pool tables all to ourselves. At the end of the 3 hours the space becomes public, so if we want to use the pool tables we have to pay for them. We're also supposed to disconnect the consoles; however, last year I worked with the staff to keep them plugged in until the place closed. As long as we're awesome guests and customers, I think they'll be okay with that this year.

Q: Is this event 21+?
A: Nope. All ages, but if you're under 21 please don't drink or try to drink.

Q: How much will this event cost?
A: Last year the ticket price was $37.50. It should be similar this year, but I haven't nailed down the final price yet.

Q: Do I need to buy a ticket, or can I just show up?
A: You do need to buy a ticket in advance, and space is limited. Once we get closer to the event I'll have an EventBrite registration page up, and it will take major credit cards or PayPal.

Q: What kind of food is served?
A: Appetizer-type stuff. Last year it was steak sandwiches, chicken fingers, potstickers, sushi and nigiri, hummus, pita, fruit, vegetables, cheese and crackers. Soda, tea, and coffee are also included in the ticket price, and the food is served for the duration of the party. We'll be choosing individual menu options over again this year.

Q: Is alcohol served?
A: Yes, plus we have two private bars and bartenders at our disposal. It's also worth noting that The Taphouse has 160 beers on tap.

Q: Is alcohol included in the ticket price?
A: No.

Q: I heard you have video games. What kind?
A: Last year we had a 360 with Rock Band and a Wii with SSB:B hooked up to the two 120" projectors that the Taphouse provides. We'll probably have a similar setup this year, plus we'll have a 50" HDTV in the Club Room available to us, too. If anyone wants to offer up consoles, instruments, or games, please contact me!
Hope to see you all there! Expect further details, registration, and a bigger thread as we get closer to PAX!

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  • atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Quick question for you Arco. I'm assuming this is 21+? Just figured I'd check.

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  • ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't imagine it would be 21+ but I don't know.

    If I end up with enough money in a few months then I'll go ahead and register for this, unless another networking party is setup. This would be loads of fun.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Actually the party itself is all ages. There's a private bar with our own bartender that we have for the duration of the party, and that would be off limits to you. That's all, though. I verified this last year. :)

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  • atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Well, not me per se. I'll be 28 when PAX Prime rolls around ;) It was just a good, general question to ask.

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  • SpawnOfCthulhuSpawnOfCthulhu Also that Snifit guy. Gig Harbor, WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I think I would be down for this!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    atiari wrote: »
    Well, not me per se. I'll be 28 when PAX Prime rolls around ;) It was just a good, general question to ask.

    Well, balls. Now I feel silly.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    A place 'The Taphouse' would makes me think they have a selection of good beers to choose from. Is this true?

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    www.taphousegrill.com

    160 beers on tap.

    Here's a quick shot of the main bar, and the taps, that I took last year:
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    We get two (I think) on tap for our private bar, and you're always welcome to wander out into the restaurant and get one of the other 138.

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  • EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm in.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    EskimoDave wrote: »
    I'm in.

    Bahaha. Awesome.

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Arco is the worst party host ever.

    He makes things way too fun. :/

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I can't bring the 360 and Rock Band stuff this time because I am flying this year.
    We need to find a local that bring their stuff in.

    In your highlights you forgot to mention that we played Beatles Rock Band before it was released.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    I can't bring the 360 and Rock band stuff this time because I am flying this year.
    We need to find a local that bring their stuff in.

    In your highlights you forgot to mention that we played Beatles Rock Band before it was released.

    That was awesome. Thanks to Groove for that, and you for donating the hardware.

    I'm sure we'll be okay on the 360 front. There are almost more 360s than people at PAX.

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  • MrDoctorProfessorMrDoctorProfessor Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I am in

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  • atiariatiari Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Arco, you've already got me +1 ;)

    Waiting for the official signups though.

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  • edg2000edg2000 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    if plans go as they should, i (being located 2 hours north) or one of my cohorts could bring down one of our xbox's... rock band setup im unsure of ATM... (dont own it yet :P)

    had a blast last year... remember trying to sing Wonderwall and my voice made an epic fail :S

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  • RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm in on this like white on rice and other insensitive racist jokes.

    Where do I send my money? :winky:

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Count me in. I'll try not to loose all the footage i shoot there this year.

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  • RdrRdr Rider Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sounds like a good time.

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  • Lynx_Lynx_ Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This is a really cool idea. Will watch :)

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  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'm totally in with a +1 again Arco! It was awesome last year!

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I'll have an EventBrite sign-up page when we get closer to the event, and it will take all major credit cards as well as PayPal. I've already signed the contract with The Taphouse and secured our space, but I'm hammering out details and trying to improve upon last year.

    As several people have mentioned, it was really crowded, the buffet line sucked, we only had one bar open, and they ran out of food. The party was awesome, but it definitely had room for improvement. I won't be happy until I've spoken with Lindsay at length about these issues and I'm satisfied that they'll be improved upon.

    Also: we can back out of the contact up until a month before the event with no penalty or fee, so don't worry about the contract thing.

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Oh you know I'll be back Arco. Maybe I can be temporary caretaker of the envelopes again.

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  • BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Last year's party was awesome, and I'm so there again this year.

    I'm booked on a later flight this year, so no ducking out early for me and pussying out to go nap before hopping a lift to the airport.

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  • HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Can we get more of that beef/bread thing that was served last year? It was so delicious I was disappointed when they ran out :(

    To avoid the huge line, they could put each buffet option around the room so that instead of 1 station everyone has to line up for, there's 5-8 stations and people can drift between them?

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  • circeramonecirceramone Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This looks awesome! I ended up having to skip last year due to stupid real-life; but it looks like I'll be changing my hotel reservation to include one more night so I can definitely make it this year!

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  • Weenog42Weenog42 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Last year was great - it was good fun, but also a nice low-key wrapping up, especially for PaxTrain people. Count us in!

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  • likethesearchenginelikethesearchengine Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sounds like a blast, my wife and I will try to be there.

    Any ballpark on the cost?

    Thanks for organizing!

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  • DStalefishDStalefish Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Sounds like a blast, my wife and I will try to be there.

    Any ballpark on the cost?

    Thanks for organizing!

    'Twas a little under $40 last year.

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  • ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    DStalefish wrote: »
    Sounds like a blast, my wife and I will try to be there.

    Any ballpark on the cost?

    Thanks for organizing!

    'Twas a little under $40 last year.

    Indeed, and cost should be similar this year.

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  • cuennascuennas Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    do i need to rsvp? or can i just show up? this is y first prime and im kinda new to the west coast in general lol

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  • NillyNilly Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    was there last year and definitely intend on attending this year. If you need any help with anything gimme a pm

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    cuennas wrote: »
    do i need to rsvp? or can i just show up? this is y first prime and im kinda new to the west coast in general lol

    You need to pay in advance on a website and you need to print your ticket out and bring it with you.
    Arco will update the title for this thread when the website is ready for us.

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  • Angel177Angel177 Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I don't drink..but I'd be up for this for sure!

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  • RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Plenty of fun to be had at this even if you're a teetotaler =)

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  • AngelEyezAngelEyez Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I would love to attend and can bring Band Hero if anyone wants. I'm a local, but for convenience, will be staying at the Sheraton Hotel, so can bring whatever.

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  • jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    This was a blast and a half last year. Totally in, and not just because there's some handsome bald devil shooting pool four pictures down.

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited April 2010
    Arco, you know you can count me in again this year.

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  • MyDcmbrMyDcmbr PEWPEWPEW!!! America's WangRegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    So will this be on Sunday night or Monday? Just wondering so when I book my flight I leave on the right day. :mrgreen:

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  • tektek meh... WARegistered User regular
    edited April 2010
    I shall be in attendance, and hopefully more rested!

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