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

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    If you bought more than one ticket (a ticket and a raffle donation for example), you'd need to go in and edit your info for both. It took me a while to figure that out.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Belgand wrote: »
    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.

    If the poll indicates that people are split, then some sort of compromise will be reached. This is honestly what I expected all along. Putting a compromise option in the poll, however, ruins the whole point of the poll. I want to see what people think if forced to choose between two ends of a spectrum. If I had put a compromise option, almost everyone would've picked it.

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    chaosisorderchaosisorder Cupcake Princess and Pinny Whore OregonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco:

    What will you be using to verify entry- a real name list, handle list, do we need to print something?

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco:

    What will you be using to verify entry- a real name list, handle list, do we need to print something?

    Printing your tickets and having them with you, like folded up in a pocket or purse, is recommended. Last year I distributed envelopes to each attendee with party bracelets inside, and I might be doing a similar thing this year. Mailing them is sort of out due to the cost of postage ($50+ for the stamps), so last year I distributed them during PAX and right before the party. Might do that again this year, but it was a little problematic, so I'm open to suggestions.

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    cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    You could maybe work with other organizers to distribute them at those events? Like maybe the girl's meetup could pass out the wristbands for the people there who are attending, or the MMT if you're in town that early, etc? Or just ask people to show up early to pick up their wrist bands?

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    cabsy wrote: »
    You could maybe work with other organizers to distribute them at those events? Like maybe the girl's meetup could pass out the wristbands for the people there who are attending, or the MMT if you're in town that early, etc? Or just ask people to show up early to pick up their wrist bands?

    That's not a bad idea. I'd hate to encroach on the other events (for fear of giving an impression like, "hey, I know your Pre-Pax Dinner is awesome and blah blah blah, but pass these out for MY thing"), but I think everyone's cool enough around here for that to work out.

    I'm going to the Pre-PAX Dinner and the Triwizard Drinking Tournament, so perhaps I don't even need to work with the organizers. Hmm.

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    cabsycabsy the fattest rainbow unicorn Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »
    cabsy wrote: »
    You could maybe work with other organizers to distribute them at those events? Like maybe the girl's meetup could pass out the wristbands for the people there who are attending, or the MMT if you're in town that early, etc? Or just ask people to show up early to pick up their wrist bands?

    That's not a bad idea. I'd hate to encroach on the other events (for fear of giving an impression like, "hey, I know your Pre-Pax Dinner is awesome and blah blah blah, but pass these out for MY thing"), but I think everyone's cool enough around here for that to work out.

    I'm going to the Pre-PAX Dinner and the Triwizard Drinking Tournament, so perhaps I don't even need to work with the organizers. Hmm.

    The only reason I didn't suggest the pubcrawl is because people lose things when they're drunk, and I think it would be a bigger pain in the ass to have to deal with people going "so I know you gave me a band already, but then I did the patronus challenge and now I have no idea where it went".

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    MyDcmbrMyDcmbr PEWPEWPEW!!! America's WangRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »

    I'm going to the Pre-PAX Dinner and the Triwizard Drinking Tournament, so perhaps I don't even need to work with the organizers. Hmm.

    Holy Cow....

    It's gonna be Arco Overload for me!

    =P

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    :D

    43 tickets left, dudes. They're going at a rate of 5+ a day, so I expect these to sell out within the next week.

    Oh, did I mention the raffle fund is up to $350?

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    VThornheartVThornheart Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright, signed up! I think the fact that they have sushi and nigiri should mean that Calli can eat there no problem... so we're good to go! =)

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    HighfireHighfire Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Have my ticket. Can't wait to play some pool and Rock Band.

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    ACC3SSACC3SS Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    TICKET GET!
    :D

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    JucJuc EdmontonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Got my ticket this event sounds like it will be pretty cool

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Alright, signed up! I think the fact that they have sushi and nigiri should mean that Calli can eat there no problem... so we're good to go! =)

    Calli has a gluten allergy, right VT? Want me to check with the Taphouse to see what her options are? :)

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    KjeldorKjeldor Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco, I noticed that the eventbrite page links to ppp2010.wordpress.com, but earlier in this thread, you linked to the poll at http://postpaxparty.wordpress.com/. perhaps the eventbrite page needs updated?

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    TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    160 forms of delicious alcohol on tap?

    A buffet that I can bury my face in!?


    Warning: Incoming Alaskan sailor TAKE COVER!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Kjeldor wrote: »
    Arco, I noticed that the eventbrite page links to ppp2010.wordpress.com, but earlier in this thread, you linked to the poll at http://postpaxparty.wordpress.com/. perhaps the eventbrite page needs updated?

    Nice. Updating in progress. Thanks!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Put up the poll for the buffet. If you want to decide what food you'll be eating at the party, go vote. Link: http://postpaxparty.wordpress.com

    34 tickets left!

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    SurlyDuffSurlyDuff Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    One more ticket down. I love the Taphouse. Always had good service and good food.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Peremptory request; that everyone not go apeshit over how delicious "Carribean Jerk Chicken Tenders" sound and instead remember/take it from me that they were more like "Boring Underflavored Chicken Tenders".

    I don't remember the Hummus all that much, either. The Sushi went fast but I think they'll be more on top of that this year.

    I need you to get with me on this, people. How delicious does this shit sound?

    1) Seared Spiced Ahi Tuna
    It's Seattle, for chrissakes; how good do you think the seafood is here?

    2) Mini Dungeness crab cakes
    See #1

    3) Sausage and cheese stuffed mushrooms
    I love mushrooms, so I may be a bit biased here.

    4) Dungeness Crab stuffed Mushrooms
    Mushrooms and fresh crab? Are you fucking kidding me? If this doesn't make it on the poll I'll order my own damn tray of it.

    5) Grilled beef tenderloin with blue cheese and horseradish on baguette**
    These were great last year, nothing else to be said.

    6) Carved honey-ginger glazed ham on soft mini rolls with Dijon mustard and citrus aioli
    Lots of words and they all sound delicious. I don't even like mustard and I'd eat a tray of these.

    Not everyone likes seafood and/or mushrooms so I can understand if most of my list doesn't appeal to you. But seriously, if we end up with chicken tenders again I'm going to get Pookie and we're going to burn this motherfucker down.

    Thank you for your time.

    P.S. for a vegetarian-friendly appetizer, I'd recommend the Vegetable Kabobs. Gyoza are fried potstickers and while delicious, they're not terribly healthy. Cheese tarts sound kind of boring. Vegetable Kabobs should be delicious and will go well with the other food on your plate because healthy tasty vegetables yes.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Keep in mind that we get 3 platters and 3 appetizers, not 6 appetizers.

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    RiusRius Globex CEO Nobody ever says ItalyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Yeah, I'm not saying that everyone should vote for the six things I listed, just that they sounded awesome. The voting for the platters is much less contentious.

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    rius the only thing in your list i'd ever consider eating is number six

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    StarlingStarling Registered User new member
    edited July 2010
    Just got my tix...first time to PAX, can't wait!

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    MyDcmbrMyDcmbr PEWPEWPEW!!! America's WangRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco one request:

    Please don't make it fish, fish, fish, even if the voting ends up that way. I am sure I won't be the only person there that can not eat fish.

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    VivaldiVivaldi Registered User new member
    edited July 2010
    I'm totally in :D

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    Steel FireSteel Fire Gunboat Diplomat PAI MarketingRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    Arco one request:

    Please don't make it fish, fish, fish, even if the voting ends up that way. I am sure I won't be the only person there that can not eat fish.

    I second this, just for variety.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Steel Fire wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    Arco one request:

    Please don't make it fish, fish, fish, even if the voting ends up that way. I am sure I won't be the only person there that can not eat fish.

    I second this, just for variety.

    Seems like Tequila Chicken is almost guaranteed a slot, so you guys should be covered.

    Personally, I voted for Tequila Chicken, Beef Sliders, and Salmon.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    All the food sounds good. Just as long as there is some form of meat or fish in each I'll be happy. I can only eat some many fruits and vegetables.

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The best part about the food is they keep it coming out fast.

    Arco said something about them not being prepared for us last year, but I sure as hell never went hungry.

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    jonxpjonxp [E] PC Security Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Grilled beef tenderloin with blue cheese and horseradish on baguette

    This was GREAT last year.

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    JucJuc EdmontonRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Steel Fire wrote: »
    MyDcmbr wrote: »
    Arco one request:

    Please don't make it fish, fish, fish, even if the voting ends up that way. I am sure I won't be the only person there that can not eat fish.

    I second this, just for variety.

    I third this, but not so uch because I can't eat fish and more that I'd rather not eat only fish.

    But still with that said, almost everything on the menu looks pretty good, and with a bajillion types of beer on tap, there's always the option for a liquid dinner.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    A few people have PMd me about not being able to buy tickets. We sold exactly 100, and now it won't let me (or anyone else) move the quantity from "0" to anything higher.

    I'm trying to figure this out on my own, but it's looking like it might be a bug or something with EventBrite. I can't see anything obvious that's breaking it. So more than likely I'm going to have to put in a trouble ticket with EventBrite.

    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) to my PayPal, postpaxdinner@gmail.com.
    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

    Please make sure this info is the same or very similar to your PayPal info, so I know who's who.

    Hopefully I won't have to do this for very many of you, but who knows how on-the-ball EventBrite's support staff is.

    And... thanks for buying 100 tickets! We reached our total ticket sales from last year in like 2 weeks. That's pretty impressive.

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    ninjownedninjowned Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Jumped on my ticket +2 friends via your instructions just posted :]

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    maybe there should be a poll for people to vote on the things they refuse to eat . . .

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    As long as it's not all one type of animal, I won't make any executive decisions. It was a good mix last year.

    Currently the votes are favoring the sushi, cheese and crackers, and antipasto platters, and the tequila chicken tenders, beef tenderloin sandwiches, and crab stuffed mushrooms. Again, a good mix.

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Do they have a menu we can order off of for ourselves if a there's a large number of dishes selected that we don't like?

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    Do they have a menu we can order off of for ourselves if a there's a large number of dishes selected that we don't like?

    Oh, of course.

    www.taphousegrill.com

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Arco wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    Do they have a menu we can order off of for ourselves if a there's a large number of dishes selected that we don't like?

    Oh, of course.

    www.taphousegrill.com

    I guess the better wording for my question is are we allowed to order off the menu, but you've answered that as well. Thanks!

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Decius wrote: »
    Arco wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    Do they have a menu we can order off of for ourselves if a there's a large number of dishes selected that we don't like?

    Oh, of course.

    www.taphousegrill.com

    I guess the better wording for my question is are we allowed to order off the menu, but you've answered that as well. Thanks!

    Ahh, gotcha.

    Keep in mind that anything you order will be on your own tab. There's no group tab for this event. I think you already knew that, though.

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