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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    It took longer for someone to link that than I thought.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    43 tickets sold already. I can't believe how fast these are going.

    And we're up to $95 for the raffle. I might have a console to give away if this keeps up.

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    mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Got my ticket. I can't wait.

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    ZeroHourHeroZeroHourHero Allentown, PARegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    While alcohol isnt included is sodaaaaaaa?

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    While alcohol isnt included is sodaaaaaaa?

    Yep. Soda, coffee, and tea, and we're not only getting one private bartender this year: we're getting two private bartenders plus a "server" who will be there pretty much exclusively for the non-alcoholic drinks (soda).

    Hotness.

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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Oh man. Did they remember us from last year, Arco?

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    basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Registered, raffled, ready to go!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    jonxp wrote: »
    Oh man. Did they remember us from last year, Arco?

    Oh yeah. They remembered us.

    One of the difficulties that the staff ran into last year was that they were serving us appetizers, but we were eating full, heaping plates full. The appetizer buffet is usually served before the entree or the regular dinner buffet, so they're not accustomed to having to make so many appetizers so quickly. To that end Lindsay has requested that I ask everyone to only take one plate at a time, and keep in mind that taking huge, heaping plates of food that probably won't get entirely eaten anyway is not a good idea for several reasons. I'll be reminding everyone of this again in the e-mail I send before the party, too.

    Plus they just underestimated our appetites, plain and simple. They weren't ready for the onslaught of hungry nerds, and they weren't aware that hungry nerds consume food like no other.

    They also weren't staffed properly for the bar. One of the bars last year was broken, and instead of putting two bartenders behind the one remaining bar, they just put one bartender back there. No way. By the end of the night Lindsay, the special events coordinator, was behind the bar serving soda.

    I brought all of this up to Lindsay in an e-mail, as well as the overcrowding concerns and the buffet line concern. She's taking steps to fix all of our concerns, and the good news is that despite the concerns we had from last year, overall it was a phenomenal success. So this year's going to be even better.

    Btw: 50 tickets sold already, over $100 for the raffle.

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    inocuoinocuo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Ticketed. I love being able to buy tickets to events like this from one continent and one ocean away.

    And also signed to ensuring that Arco's wallet stays shut all night.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    D'aww.

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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »
    jonxp wrote: »
    Oh man. Did they remember us from last year, Arco?

    Oh yeah. They remembered us.

    One of the difficulties that the staff ran into last year was that they were serving us appetizers, but we were eating full, heaping plates full. The appetizer buffet is usually served before the entree or the regular dinner buffet, so they're not accustomed to having to make so many appetizers so quickly. To that end Lindsay has requested that I ask everyone to only take one plate at a time, and keep in mind that taking huge, heaping plates of food that probably won't get entirely eaten anyway is not a good idea for several reasons. I'll be reminding everyone of this again in the e-mail I send before the party, too.

    Plus they just underestimated our appetites, plain and simple. They weren't ready for the onslaught of hungry nerds, and they weren't aware that hungry nerds consume food like no other.

    They also weren't staffed properly for the bar. One of the bars last year was broken, and instead of putting two bartenders behind the one remaining bar, they just put one bartender back there. No way. By the end of the night Lindsay, the special events coordinator, was behind the bar serving soda.

    I brought all of this up to Lindsay in an e-mail, as well as the overcrowding concerns and the buffet line concern. She's taking steps to fix all of our concerns, and the good news is that despite the concerns we had from last year, overall it was a phenomenal success. So this year's going to be even better.

    Btw: 50 tickets sold already, over $100 for the raffle.

    Yeah, I had an absolute blast last year. Loved all the food, and everything they did to host us. However it always ends up being that when you're having a ton of fun, the host is cringing. It's good to know we weren't too rowdy.

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    Shoot-ManShoot-Man Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Just registered. Sounds like a fun way to send off PAX 2010 before heading back to the drudgery of daily life.

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    every time i try to sign into paypal to pay, it tells me i need to add funds to my account. This is somewhat frustrating. isn't it supposed take me to my payment options first?

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    ky13ky13 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Am I missing something, or doesn't this completely contradict going to the concert?

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    ky13 wrote: »
    Am I missing something, or doesn't this completely contradict going to the concert?

    no actually. this schedule should allow you to attend the final round of the omegathon . . . go back to your hotel for a little bit and then head over to the tap house

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
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    RCars2RCars2 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    every time i try to sign into paypal to pay, it tells me i need to add funds to my account. This is somewhat frustrating. isn't it supposed take me to my payment options first?

    My paypal account has been messed up recently as well even though its supposed to just debit from my ATM card. So long as the card you are using is backed by a major card company just run it through without using your paypal account. The payment system will still allow it.

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    RCars2 wrote: »
    every time i try to sign into paypal to pay, it tells me i need to add funds to my account. This is somewhat frustrating. isn't it supposed take me to my payment options first?

    My paypal account has been messed up recently as well even though its supposed to just debit from my ATM card. So long as the card you are using is backed by a major card company just run it through without using your paypal account. The payment system will still allow it.

    i tried not using paypal . . . but it wouldn't let me use a credit card that was associated with a paypal account

    it's ok though . . paypal finally let me in this morning . . . ticket is now purchased yay!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    ky13 wrote: »
    Am I missing something, or doesn't this completely contradict going to the concert?

    no actually. this schedule should allow you to attend the final round of the omegathon . . . go back to your hotel for a little bit and then head over to the tap house

    TimeCruiserMike is TimeCruiserRight. IIRC last year PAX ended at 7:00pm, and the party started at 8:00pm. This year is shaping up to be the same thing. If PAX changes their schedule and ends at a different time, we'll adjust accordingly. The goal is for the party to start an hour after PAX, to allow everyone time to tear themselves away from PAX, go to the hotel, shower, change, grab some stuff, and head over in a leisurely manner.

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    VenerableMonsterVenerableMonster Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    First time to PAX, and my ticket is purchased. I look forward to meeting all you crazy folk. Hopefully, fun will be had.

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    langrilangri Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I got my ticket the other night, and I'm looking forward to it!

    Um, Arco? I'm also a dumbass regarding the "Job Title" field. Think you could change it from "Progammer" to my nickname?

    Thank you kindly!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    langri wrote: »
    I got my ticket the other night, and I'm looking forward to it!

    Um, Arco? I'm also a dumbass regarding the "Job Title" field. Think you could change it from "Progammer" to my nickname?

    Thank you kindly!

    Done and done.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Got the first poll up over at http://postpaxparty.wordpress.com. Go vote and tell me what to spend the raffle money on.

    Polls for game systems and buffet items will follow soon.

    56 tickets sold. Almost half-way gone.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I get paid next week, getting a ticket for myself and my buddy then.

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    Steel FireSteel Fire Gunboat Diplomat PAI MarketingRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    I get paid next week, getting a ticket for myself and my buddy then.

    Tickets are almost half gone at the 6 day point... you might want to see if you can find a way to buy the tickets before the end of next week.

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    basicallygeekbasicallygeek Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Voted in the poll. It's pretty tight so far.

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    DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alrightie, registered!

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    delwyndelwyn Melbourne, AURegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    And that's tickets bought for me and the three friends I'm dragging to PAX :)

    See you all in a couple of months!

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »
    Got the first poll up over at http://postpaxparty.wordpress.com. Go vote and tell me what to spend the raffle money on.

    Polls for game systems and buffet items will follow soon.

    56 tickets sold. Almost half-way gone.

    Middle option.

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    ky13ky13 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Voted for dumping it all into Childs Play. Prizes are a crutch for the weak.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I really wanted to post some big announcement when the tickets were exactly half gone, but we went down to 62 while I slept.

    So, tickets are now over half gone. It took a week for us to sell over 50% of the tickets. I would suggest if anyone is on the fence about this, to buy early rather than late. By next week we may be sold out.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This year, two rooms at the Taphouse. Next year, the entire Taphouse. The year after that, THE ENTIRE WEST COAST AHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAAAAAAAaaaaaaa.......

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    "And Homer? If you could kill someone on your way out, it'd help me a lot."

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    That is easily head and shoulders above all other episodes in the running for my favorite episode ever.

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    strebaliciousstrebalicious Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Registered +1. But the ticket count was kinda weird. It said 62 left, but when I put the quantity to 2, it said there was 41 left.
    langri wrote: »
    I got my ticket the other night, and I'm looking forward to it!

    Um, Arco? I'm also a dumbass regarding the "Job Title" field. Think you could change it from "Progammer" to my nickname?

    Thank you kindly!

    I guess I'm either a dumbass also or just sleep deprived. I put random crap in those fields (LPO and The Man). Don't know if it matters or not, does it?

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Registered +1. But the ticket count was kinda weird. It said 62 left, but when I put the quantity to 2, it said there was 41 left.
    langri wrote: »
    I got my ticket the other night, and I'm looking forward to it!

    Um, Arco? I'm also a dumbass regarding the "Job Title" field. Think you could change it from "Progammer" to my nickname?

    Thank you kindly!

    I guess I'm either a dumbass also or just sleep deprived. I put random crap in those fields (LPO and The Man). Don't know if it matters or not, does it?

    Not especially. It's just for the attendees list at the bottom.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright, the speed at which these are selling out has put a fire under my ass. I'm buying a ticket for both myself and my friend as a birthday gift, but I won't get paid until Tuesday.

    So, ironically, I'm having him buy the tickets for both of us now until I can pay him back. :P

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    BelgandBelgand Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    A tad pricey, but I'm in as well. Especially since the train makes it in too late to make it to the Pre-PAX Dinner. I need to get my parties in somehow!

    As for the poll I have to say I'm actually in the creamy middle: maybe one big prize and a number of smaller mid-range prizes. Not everyone will necessarily get something, but the people who do will get something good and there's something totally lust-worthy. It also makes it hard to determine when we don't have any frame of reference. What does "little" mean? $5? $20?

    Perhaps a plan to order things out more numerically. Pick a rough percentage of the budget for the big prize. Then divide the rest out so that, say 25% of the attendees get something. Use that to construct some rough prize budgets allowing for overage and it's worked out.

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    MegamaniacoMegamaniaco Madrid, Spain (again!)Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    At the rate the tickets I'm going, I'm gonna have to borrow money before I get paid so I can get a spot before they run out.
    I'll see what I can do...

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    devericdeveric MinneapolisRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I too, put my work title in the Title field. Go me. I went in to edit it, but who knows if it'll actually change

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