Total participants as of July 4: 72
Tentative Phoenix Depature Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
This is it, ladies and gentlemen. This is where the greatest road trip ever assembled, the 2004 Penny Arcade Expo West Coast Supertrip, will be planned, organized, and set into motion.
What we are planning here is a road trip of mass proportions. Various PAers that are going to attend PAX are gathering en masse
to hit the road together in a journey of epic proportions.
The Supertrip will begin in Phoenix, Arizona. The Supertrip will be hitting all the major west coast cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and finally, Seattle, the destination of this great caravan. The journey will come together in a series of rally points in all the major cities, where the existing caravan will pass through and new joinees will latch on and make the caravan bigger and better.
Tuscon, Phoenix, and Flagstaff people will rally in Phoenix. San Diego and Los Angeles people will rally in Los Angeles. San Jose, Bay Area people, Sacramento and Reno people will rally in Sacramento. Las Vegas people can choose to rally in any of the four locations, but Phoenix or Los Angeles are recommended. People between Salem and Roseburg will rally in Eugene, and those in Salem, the Metro Area, the Coast, and Longview will rally in Portland.
The caravan will begin in Phoenix and head west on the I-10 to Los Angeles. It will then go northbound on the I-5 until it reaches Sacramento, where the people who have rallied in Sacramento will join. Afterward, the caravan will pick up new joinees in Redding, Medford, Eugene, and Portland, before arriving in Seattle.
The issue now is rally points. Every city we stop in will need a primary rally point for the caravan to pick up new people. For this, we will need ideas, and perhaps volunteers.
Current confirmed rally points are as follows:
Currently, we need rally points for:
So far, we have numerous suggestions for activities during the Supertrip, most notably the idea of a traveling wireless LAN party. To pull this off, we will need people with a great deal of experience in wireless networking to assist us in the execution of this plan.
There are also a few things we're going to need for identification, ceremonial, and aesthetic purposes, such as flags, banners, stickers, window clings, and possibly articles of clothing (such as t-shirts). If anyone can help with the creation or acquisition of these items, email [email protected]
with your ideas and/or methods of acquisition.
Most of all, WE NEED DRIVERS AND AUTOMOBILES
. If it can be done, with enough drivers and rotating shifts, we can motor through the entire Supertrip in just over 24 hours. However, if there is to be partying and many stops for tourist activities (which is almost assuredly going to happen), the Supertrip will take about three days total. To this end, I request that anyone who can drive or has an automobile that will be able to make the journey email me at [email protected]
with the following:
- Subject line "SUPERTRIP DRIVER" if you can drive -or-
- Subject line "SUPERTRIP AUTOMOBILE if you have an avilable automobile that can make the trip
- Your location and nearest waypoint
- Your name, email address, and any instant messaging client ID you use
This has the potential to be an unforgettable journey, ladies and gentlemen. I, as well as many of you, want to see this happen.To register for the 2004 Penny Arcade Expo West Coast Supertrip, email [email protected] with the subject line "SUPERTRIP ENTRY", with your name, location, and closest waypoint. We will be creating a database within the next week of all entrants as they come in.
Let's do this, folks. Let's make the Supertrip a reality.
Any questions, comments, or recommendations for waypoints should also be emailed to [email protected]
This thread will be updated as waypoints are confirmed and solidified.
6-16: Eliminated Stockton and Vancouver from waypoints list.
6-17: Added Eugene to the list of waypoints. Cleaned up thread a little. Added request for banners/flags/etc.
6-18: Added Phoenix, Sacramento, and Los Angeles waypoints.
7-4: Announced total participants as of July 4. Added tentative depature date.