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Omeganaut calls are going out.

NeuralLinkNeuralLink Registered User regular
edited February 2013 in PAX East
@cwgabriel
we are calling Omeganauts. The caller ID will say blocked number. You might wanna pick up.

Let us know if you got a call.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I fixed your title :P there's no gh in Omeganaut.

    REPORT IN, OUR OMEGAS!

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    SlyxSlyx Registered User regular
    A friend of mine I'm going with got a call. So excited to see him up there this year! I thought he was trolling me when he texted saying he got a call.

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    wrccitroenwrccitroen New EnglandRegistered User regular
    That's so awesome!! I'm jealous ;)

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    CapeguyCapeguy New WestminsterRegistered User regular
    Oh man i missed a blocked call while at work now i cant help but think i missed an Omegnaut call.

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    SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    Good luck everyone!

    And may the odds ever be in your favour.

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Hey now, this isn't the Alphathon (the Hunger games totally stole the Alphathon's idea) ;)

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    BenBishop61BenBishop61 Registered User regular
    I'm pleased to say I was called, and told them one of my sons will play; my wife asked about the omegathon, and I can find nothing but the paragraph in the "what is pax" page -- which says 20 contestants; I think somewhere else it said 28 -- are there any details? I know the games are "random" (or at least varied and a surprise), but numbers, schedule, prizes?

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    whypick1whypick1 PAX [E] Info Booth Manager ~2' from an LCDRegistered User regular
    20 contestants, 5 rounds all throughout the weekend, more details <spooky>soooooooon</spooky>

    Is it PAX <insert nearest future PAX here> yet?
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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    I heard it was going to be 32 at this year's East.

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    Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Right Here, Right Now Drives a BuickModerator Mod Emeritus
    I'm pleased to say I was called, and told them one of my sons will play; my wife asked about the omegathon, and I can find nothing but the paragraph in the "what is pax" page -- which says 20 contestants; I think somewhere else it said 28 -- are there any details? I know the games are "random" (or at least varied and a surprise), but numbers, schedule, prizes?

    In the past there has been a pretty strict "no substitutions" rule. Are you absolutely certain they okayed that, because that would be very abnormal.

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    Tap Master CTap Master C Registered User regular
    Got the call from Gabe! And here I thought my day was already good, since I was somehow able to grab a physical copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening. But this takes the cake! Now where's that Omeganauts e-mail?!?!

    PAX East 2013 Omeganaut

    Hmm... I seem to have misplaced my signature...
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    egooglegonegooglegon Registered User new member
    got the call! Wow, this is so exciting! I AM AN OMEGANAUT!

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    supersoniksupersonik BronyCon Head of Event Programming Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    got my call today. It still feels surreal; I'm not sure it'll fully sink in till I get the email :)

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    BenBishop61BenBishop61 Registered User regular
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I'm pleased to say I was called, and told them one of my sons will play; my wife asked about the omegathon, and I can find nothing but the paragraph in the "what is pax" page -- which says 20 contestants; I think somewhere else it said 28 -- are there any details? I know the games are "random" (or at least varied and a surprise), but numbers, schedule, prizes?

    In the past there has been a pretty strict "no substitutions" rule. Are you absolutely certain they okayed that, because that would be very abnormal.
    Well, I bought 5 badges for my family, so it isn't really a substitution. The person who called me seemed to have no problem with it nor the fact that my son is 15.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2013
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    I'm pleased to say I was called, and told them one of my sons will play; my wife asked about the omegathon, and I can find nothing but the paragraph in the "what is pax" page -- which says 20 contestants; I think somewhere else it said 28 -- are there any details? I know the games are "random" (or at least varied and a surprise), but numbers, schedule, prizes?

    In the past there has been a pretty strict "no substitutions" rule. Are you absolutely certain they okayed that, because that would be very abnormal.
    Well, I bought 5 badges for my family, so it isn't really a substitution. The person who called me seemed to have no problem with it nor the fact that my son is 15.

    A very similar scenario played out last year, where this sort of thing was denied, but I think that the person being called did not suggest their kid playing until later on in the process. It *is* unusual for them to accept anyone but the person's name who is on the registration though, regardless of how many badges you buy. It sounds like you're in the clear, but it would probably be good to make sure when the emails go out and everything.

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    supersoniksupersonik BronyCon Head of Event Programming Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    A bunch of us who got the call are following each other on twitter: search for omegathon :)

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    redfield85redfield85 Registered User regular
    So did they do all the calls today? If so, sadness. Ha.

    Congrats to everyone called!

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    greatzottgreatzott Registered User new member
    Well, this is my first PAX and I got picked for Omegathon...

    I'm beyond excited, but I don't know what to expect.
    Any insight?

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    TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
    greatzott wrote: »
    Well, this is my first PAX and I got picked for Omegathon...

    I'm beyond excited, but I don't know what to expect.
    Any insight?

    Get good at every board game and video game ever.

    Or just YouTube omegathon videos I guess?

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    ZephsaceZephsace Gaming Mistress NYRegistered User regular
    *raises hand* Only took me four years! After my friend Kyle won PAX Prime's Omegathon, I cannot wait.

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    tangentiatangentia Registered User regular
    Ack, I got the call yesterday and it still hasn't really sunk in. This is my third time going to PAX, but first time going all three days. Hello fellow Omeganauts!

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    andrAIaandrAIa Registered User new member
    I got the call yesterday! I keep thinking this must be some huge joke - I never win any kind of random drawing. Just wanted to report in to say hello!

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    raelinpsuraelinpsu Registered User new member
    I got the call yesterday! I'm still in shock!

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    Hyperion098Hyperion098 Registered User regular
    i got my fingers crossed =D gratz to every one that did get a call thou

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    Seductive KittySeductive Kitty Registered User regular
    I also got the call. Pretty cool considering my friend was one at the last PAX Prime and he's gonna be with me at East.

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    SmallLadySmallLady Registered User regular
    I'm not an omeganaut or anything.

    But if I were, I'd check my email box, and probably the spam folder if I didn't find anything in the inbox.

    :-P

    "we're just doing what smalllady told us to do" - @Heels
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    Tap Master CTap Master C Registered User regular
    Got the e-mail about an hour ago! This is the real deal! I can't wait!

    PAX East 2013 Omeganaut

    Hmm... I seem to have misplaced my signature...
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    Pork BunsPork Buns Consumer of Pigs Blue/Orange PortalRegistered User new member
    I don't get a call from Gabe/Tycho again? Dammit.

    As to anyone that wants to know what to expect: Terror. Lots of terror.

    Hope you guys like performing in front of giant crowds lol. There will be a list of games that the first three rounds will be, with the final round being a secret, so definitely wait until that list comes out to practice, but expect a wide range of games, not just modern games, but old ones, and ones that aren't even electronic. Even obscure Canadian board games.

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    dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited February 2013
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    Pork BunsPork Buns Consumer of Pigs Blue/Orange PortalRegistered User new member
    edited February 2013
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Pork Buns wrote: »
    I don't get a call from Gabe/Tycho again? Dammit.

    As to anyone that wants to know what to expect: Terror. Lots of terror.

    Hope you guys like performing in front of giant crowds lol. There will be a list of games that the first three rounds will be, with the final round being a secret, so definitely wait until that list comes out to practice, but expect a wide range of games, not just modern games, but old ones, and ones that aren't even electronic. Even obscure Canadian board games.
    If you've been practicing Crokinole, I can tell you that wouldn't be the final round again, anyway! :P

    Hahaha, no, but I'm pretty sure there's more than 1 obscure Canadian board game out there outside of Crokinole.

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    Tap Master CTap Master C Registered User regular
    Perhaps a Mexican board game this time around? XD

    PAX East 2013 Omeganaut

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    nintendollnintendoll Registered User regular
    I got my calls while at a Malifaux/Warmachine paint party. Doesn't get any sillier than that!

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    supersoniksupersonik BronyCon Head of Event Programming Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    Sent in responses to the email after spending like 45 min camwhoring with my cell phone camera XD

    Alicia said that this one will also be in pairs. I forgot to ask if the pairs will be determined pre-pax or not...

    Let's try to stay in touch with each other here, on twitter, maybe set up an IRC channel? And once the games list comes out, let's post it here and practice the hell out of them, so we give the audience a good show :D

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    nintendollnintendoll Registered User regular
    supersonik wrote: »
    Sent in responses to the email after spending like 45 min camwhoring with my cell phone camera XD

    Alicia said that this one will also be in pairs. I forgot to ask if the pairs will be determined pre-pax or not...

    Let's try to stay in touch with each other here, on twitter, maybe set up an IRC channel? And once the games list comes out, let's post it here and practice the hell out of them, so we give the audience a good show :D

    That would be fun! Do you know when the game list will be released? I think maybe at the beginning of March?

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    supersoniksupersonik BronyCon Head of Event Programming Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    last year gabe released it february 22nd, so i guess around the same difference of time until the con? alicia said to stalk gabe's pennyarcade posts...

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    ZephsaceZephsace Gaming Mistress NYRegistered User regular
    supersonik wrote: »
    Sent in responses to the email after spending like 45 min camwhoring with my cell phone camera XD

    Alicia said that this one will also be in pairs. I forgot to ask if the pairs will be determined pre-pax or not...

    Let's try to stay in touch with each other here, on twitter, maybe set up an IRC channel? And once the games list comes out, let's post it here and practice the hell out of them, so we give the audience a good show :D

    Just sent in my info. Yeah, I spent about an hour getting a good pic. Even redid my hair. ><

    Yeah, pairs seems a little scary but I can see how it can be fun. If anyone wants, they can hit me up @GamingMistress. Oh boy, starting to get the shakes again!

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    nintendollnintendoll Registered User regular
    Ack! I haven't even had time to do a photo yet. I actually have a test for school tonight. I have a DSLR though so I should be able to get it done soon :)

    Super nervous. But also totally excited. This past year has been kind of awful for me. So, this has really cheered me up a lot!

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    If you want to all post your twitter handles here, I will make a twitter list with http://twitter.com/paxcommunity like I have in the past.

    Also if you want to use IRC, I would suggest #pax_omegathon on SlashNET (the main PAX channels are #pax and #pax_<something> on SlashNET)

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    supersoniksupersonik BronyCon Head of Event Programming Brooklyn, NYRegistered User regular
    @supersonik319 is my twitter. does slashnet have a webclient?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Apparently they do, using mibbit (http://www.slashnet.org/webclient), although if I had to use a webclient I'd probably just use mibbit itself.

    The rest of our IRC info is available here: http://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/161423/misc-pax-community-resources-wiki-calendar-irc-minecraft#Item_2

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