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Post-PAX Party 2013: REGISTRATION IS LIVE AT http://p32013.eventbrite.com/

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    It's actually 11, that's my bad. The party officially lasts for 3 hours, 8-11. When the party ends we no longer get free food and the space isn't exclusive anymore, meaning randos can walk up and play pool or whatever. But effectively that doesn't change much, and people routinely close the place out.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Ah, the whole thing is an hour off on eventbrite then, it says 2100-0000 as opposed to the (apparently) correct 2000-2300

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    RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    I just registered for this. This will be my first time, so be gentle.

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Remington wrote: »
    I just registered for this. This will be my first time, so be gentle.

    Prepare your liver.

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    RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    Oh god, I'm the biggest lightweight. I'll pass out before my liver is ever in danger.

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    PIroDoughnutPIroDoughnut Registered User new member
    edited July 2013
    (Literally just signed up for the forums so excuse the lack of avatar and signature)

    As far as everyone is aware, this party is still all ages right? I'm three shy from 18, and I'd like to secure a ticket soon for the party.

    Edit: Great way to make an introduction... by missing the post saying it was all ages, just disregard this, sorry.

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    eelektrikeelektrik Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    I just got an e-mail about this, and man, I so wish I was going to PAX. I've just been busy with school always starting at the same time of year and not being able to swing it. 2009 was the first year for this Post-PAX Party and the last year I was able to go to PAX at all. Unfortunately I also got sick the last day of PAX 2009 and instead of hanging out at the party I had bought a ticket for, stumbled to a bus stop to get back to the hotel and crash.

    Glad to hear things have only gotten bigger and more awesome in the last few years and that you are still running this. I'd tell you guys to have fun, but that would be pointless, I already know you all will.

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    bloatedhippobloatedhippo Registered User regular
    Getting in!

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    ArchdukeFerdinandArchdukeFerdinand Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Any news on whether or not this is 18+ or 21+? Just curious. Thanks!

    EDIT: The x2 embarrassment combo- missing the post that missed the post. Woo.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Someone just asked and answered that on this same page... :D

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    We have our musical acts selected! Prepare to have your faces rocked by:

    Danimal Cannon (http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/)
    Jonny Nero (http://jonnyneroactionhero.bandcamp.com/)
    A_Rival (http://rivalrivalrival.bandcamp.com/)
    Klopenflop (http://klopfenpop.com/)

    These are some of the best chiptunes musicians on the scene right now, so if you were on the fence before, buy your tickets now! A big thanks to Coldbrew for helping put our lineup together.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    Some jerkass made a promo featuring Danimal Cannon, figure I'd dump it in here.

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Arco wrote: »
    We have our musical acts selected! Prepare to have your faces rocked by:

    Danimal Cannon (http://danimalcannon.bandcamp.com/)
    Jonny Nero (http://jonnyneroactionhero.bandcamp.com/)
    A_Rival (http://rivalrivalrival.bandcamp.com/)
    Klopenflop (http://klopfenpop.com/)

    These are some of the best chiptunes musicians on the scene right now, so if you were on the fence before, buy your tickets now! A big thanks to Coldbrew for helping put our lineup together.
    Enjoying some Jonny Nero today at work, made me think of the party. PAX IS COMING! :)

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    TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Fuck yeah, Klopenflop! That guy is a really underappreciated rapper. Good to see Danimal and Johnny there too. :D I need to look up A_Rival when I get home though. I'm not familiar with their (his/her?) work.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    A_Rival is a pretty big name in the chip scene, he recently became a Seattle-local, and he actually really wanted to play at the party last year, so we figured it was kind of a no-brainer to ask him. Definitely check out his bandcamp page.
    Same with Klopfenpop; people wanted to see him, and he could definitely use some more exposure.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    Hey all,

    Ticket sales have slowed pretty dramatically. I don't think it's a cause for concern yet, but it's definitely slower than any other year I've done this.

    As has always been the case with this party, no one's fronting the cost. We take the entire cost of the party, divide it by X number of tickets, and that's the price per ticket. If we don't sell them all, either a) we have to make the party cost less by cutting things like menu items, bands, drink tickets, etc or b) we don't do the party at all. No one's footing an unequal share of the bill.

    It falls on everyone to signal boost and get the word out. Make sure your friends are coming, RT the link, post on Facebook, etc. We still have about 200 tickets to sell in the next month.

    Signal boost, plz! <3

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    TD&TRQTD&TRQ rockband night co-host in seattle Registered User regular
    Didn't this happen last year too?

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    zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Not exactly. It's important to get the word out :)

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    dm_magicdm_magic Registered User regular
    I'm having trouble deciding whether to grab tickets to this or not. This will be the first year I've tried to attend as many PAX forum events as I can (in the past, I've attended none) and so I'm leaning towards a strong maybe. Can anyone give me advice on what this party is like? Also, what is it up against? Meaning, what other Monday night shenanigans are bound to rear their head that also might be fun to go to, but conflict with the party advertised in this thread?

    Thanks for the help!

    :)

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    CaptainTapoleCaptainTapole Awesome in the Possum - Yee-Haw! Northern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    To my knowledge--unless you're part of the clean-up crew for anything or Enforcer--this is the last known party. It was my first time going last year and I thought it was going to be a "meh" kind of thing. Find a good set of friends (at the bar, over at the gaming area, wherevers) and you are gold for the rest of the night. I had a blast with the small group of folks I found and I stayed until we needed to leave.

    As for the party itself...if you can remember high school where you see a person blend in with the cliques no matter which clique it is. You are that person when it comes to this event. No one is singled-out and you can always find a friend (old or new) in the areas.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    Pretty much what CaptainTapole said. It's definitely better if you have some friends to tag along with you, but even going alone, you're bound to have fun.
    The only other thing happening that night is a Protomen show at El Corazon. But who want's to see them outside of PAX anyway? They're a bunch of jerks who steal peoples' chairs and then book shows during your shows to try and ruin you.
    So... yeah... :P

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    TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    zerzhul wrote: »
    Not exactly. It's important to get the word out :)

    Shamelessly blowing up Twitter with reminders is always a good strategy. :D
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    Pretty much what CaptainTapole said. It's definitely better if you have some friends to tag along with you, but even going alone, you're bound to have fun.
    The only other thing happening that night is a Protomen show at El Corazon. But who want's to see them outside of PAX anyway? They're a bunch of jerks who steal peoples' chairs and then book shows during your shows to try and ruin you.
    So... yeah... :P

    Huh, they hadn't done a mailer about that so I had no idea. Fuck, this will be the first PAX Protoshow I've ever missed. I feel like I'm about to cause some sort of Warp Storm by breaking my multi-year streak. I even flew down to see their Vancouver show with Tenacious D. >_>
    To my knowledge--unless you're part of the clean-up crew for anything or Enforcer--this is the last known party. It was my first time going last year and I thought it was going to be a "meh" kind of thing. Find a good set of friends (at the bar, over at the gaming area, wherevers) and you are gold for the rest of the night. I had a blast with the small group of folks I found and I stayed until we needed to leave.

    As for the party itself...if you can remember high school where you see a person blend in with the cliques no matter which clique it is. You are that person when it comes to this event. No one is singled-out and you can always find a friend (old or new) in the areas.

    Yeah, PAX events are awesome like that. You're pretty much guaranteed to find people to hang out with, even if you don't know anyone. I've made a lot of really good friends over the years just because PAX bros and broettes are the best bros and broettes.
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    A_Rival is a pretty big name in the chip scene, he recently became a Seattle-local, and he actually really wanted to play at the party last year, so we figured it was kind of a no-brainer to ask him. Definitely check out his bandcamp page.
    Same with Klopfenpop; people wanted to see him, and he could definitely use some more exposure.

    I'll have to do that. I always dig on checking out acts I haven't heard of. I don't follow the chiptune scene as much as I honestly should.

    But yeah, Klop is good people. I'm pretty stoked to see him perform.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Huh, they hadn't done a mailer about that so I had no idea. Fuck, this will be the first PAX Protoshow I've ever missed. I feel like I'm about to cause some sort of Warp Storm by breaking my multi-year streak. I even flew down to see their Vancouver show with Tenacious D. >_>

    Yeah, I'm honestly not sure they've even announced it publicly yet, but Murphey let us know about it.
    They are playing Vancouver on the Wednesday before PAX, so I might be taking a drive up there to see them. I hate missing out on their non-convention shows too, they're so much fun!

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    peetsnackpeetsnack Team Green Poké Assist, Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Head Girl House Hufflepuff The Cleave LandsRegistered User regular
    Yeah, it was mention above, but ill say it again. P3 is a great place to see everyone you may have missed over the weekend.

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    Murphy was actually very apologetic when I saw him at Slim's in San Francisco last night (ugh, my body). He really wanted to play this party, but he had arrangements with El Corazon in the works already and Monday isn't the standard day.

    This party is pretty great. It's a lot of familiar faces, a very relaxed atmosphere, lots of different varieties of fun... it's just a great way to end the trip. I really had no idea what I was putting together when I started, and really, the party has taken on a life of its own because of people's preferences. In the beginning it was supposed to be a sit-down dinner, but that pretty quickly changed.

    I love doing it. I'm going to continue to do it for the foreseeable future. :)

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    TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2013
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    TOGSolid wrote: »
    Huh, they hadn't done a mailer about that so I had no idea. Fuck, this will be the first PAX Protoshow I've ever missed. I feel like I'm about to cause some sort of Warp Storm by breaking my multi-year streak. I even flew down to see their Vancouver show with Tenacious D. >_>

    Yeah, I'm honestly not sure they've even announced it publicly yet, but Murphey let us know about it.
    They are playing Vancouver on the Wednesday before PAX, so I might be taking a drive up there to see them. I hate missing out on their non-convention shows too, they're so much fun!

    How much of a slog is it from Seattle to Vancouver? I'll be in town by then and have plenty of time to kill. :D

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    Chuck Liddell FanChuck Liddell Fan Registered User regular
    ^ Depending on the border wait I'd say the drive is roughly 2.5 hours - 3 hours (keep in mind when I did it w/ my friend we left Seattle & Vancouver at non rush hour times so thats not accounting for any extra traffic).

    Then it really depends what the border is like, sometimes you can go straight on through & others you have a decent wait time but seeing as its a wedsnesday I could see the border being relatively quiet

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    Uh yeah pretty much what he^ said. I've only been through that border crossing once, and that was like 7 years ago, but the wait was around an hour I think. Then again, on a week-day, I don't imagine it being that bad. The drive itself from Seattle is probably around 2 hours to the border, and Vancouver isn't much farther.

    I dunno, if ya got the time to kill and money to spend on gas and whatever else, then go for it.
    Just remember that you need a passport to cross the border now. Unless you're a WA state resident and have an enhanced ID like I do.

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    TOGSolidTOGSolid Drunk sailor Seattle, WashingtonRegistered User regular
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    Uh yeah pretty much what he^ said. I've only been through that border crossing once, and that was like 7 years ago, but the wait was around an hour I think. Then again, on a week-day, I don't imagine it being that bad. The drive itself from Seattle is probably around 2 hours to the border, and Vancouver isn't much farther.

    I dunno, if ya got the time to kill and money to spend on gas and whatever else, then go for it.
    Just remember that you need a passport to cross the border now. Unless you're a WA state resident and have an enhanced ID like I do.

    Yeah, I've got one. I went to Vancouver to see Tenacious D and The Protomen last year. :D I dunno how adventurous I'm feeling about driving back from a Protoshow during the middle of the night though, especially with Thursday being the Dinner, the TWDT, and when I meet up with a bunch of MWO PA bros.

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    AylaviereAylaviere Overlord Vancouver, BCRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
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    contrefaitcontrefait Registered User regular
    Less then 21 days out from PAX and we've got 201 tickets left. This is an awesome party. People should totally come.

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    TD&TRQTD&TRQ rockband night co-host in seattle Registered User regular
    I just watch Protomen on YouTube. This allows me to free up precious pax time.

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    jjjewelsjjjewels TorontoRegistered User regular
    Arco wrote: »
    Hey all,

    Ticket sales have slowed pretty dramatically. I don't think it's a cause for concern yet, but it's definitely slower than any other year I've done this.

    As has always been the case with this party, no one's fronting the cost. We take the entire cost of the party, divide it by X number of tickets, and that's the price per ticket. If we don't sell them all, either a) we have to make the party cost less by cutting things like menu items, bands, drink tickets, etc or b) we don't do the party at all. No one's footing an unequal share of the bill.

    It falls on everyone to signal boost and get the word out. Make sure your friends are coming, RT the link, post on Facebook, etc. We still have about 200 tickets to sell in the next month.

    Signal boost, plz! <3


    I'll do what I can but no one I know could secure passes this year. Any chance this will be cancelled if tickets don't sell enough? I wouldn't mind even pitching in an extra $10 or so per ticket if it's needed.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    jjjewels wrote: »
    Any chance this will be cancelled if tickets don't sell enough?

    I doubt it, we'll find a way to make it work. One of our musical guests is traveling a good distance to be out here and is relying on this to help pay for his trip, so the idea of us not being to come through with that is unacceptable for me. So I wouldn't worry about it, we'll do whatever we can to work it out if it comes down to it. It doesn't help there's two other shows/parties on the same night that are giving us competition. Pretty good competition too...

    Honestly I think the worst case scenario is that we have to pull some from the raffle fund. But that will be up to Arco.

    To those of you who have purchased tickets, thank you. You know that whatever happens, it will still be a super fun party!

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    jjjewelsjjjewels TorontoRegistered User regular
    COME ON GUYS! Come party with us! We're fun people (and I'm Canadian which means I am sorry and also thank you.)

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    Ghola DuncanGhola Duncan Registered User regular
    This will be my fourth PAX, and third PPP. It is so awesome, I am dragging my friends to it =).

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    TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    Unfortunately, for me, it comes down to a choice of going to PPP or not starving all weekend. :cry:

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    ArcoArco Registered User regular
    Hey all,

    Ticket sales are still sluggish, so I appreciate any signal boosting y'all are doing. I've seen lots of retweets and I appreciate all of them.

    I've spoken with the venue and they've assured me that we can still throw the party with reduced numbers. We're well above the minimum number of people required for the top floor, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Less people does mean less fun, and a smaller raffle pool, so we should still be spreading the word and driving ticket sales. (Or, an alternate theory is that people could donate to the raffle pool and a smaller party means better odds. Still, though. :P)

    Thanks, everyone! Be seeing you in a few short weeks! <3

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    DracilDracil Registered User regular
    edited August 2013
    I wish we could go. As it is, my flight leaves before it even starts, and it's already the last flight out of there. =/

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    kemikalkemikal Registered User regular
    Dracil wrote: »
    I wish we could go. As it is, my flight leaves before it even starts, and it's already the last flight out of there. =/

    Yea, we're also flying out early on Monday. I did go to this last year and had a lot of fun, especially in the arcade area! So if anyone is on the fence about it, stop contemplating and just buy the ticket!

    Do donations count towards the cost of throwing the party? Or does it go solely to the raffle?

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