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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Simple geometry demands a central location for a PAX. Come to OKC, we have a brand new barely-used convention center and at least ten burgers.

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    MaddocMaddoc I'm Bobbin Threadbare, are you my mother? Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Realistically at this point we're just talking about an unofficial PAX anyway, in the tradition of Dirty South PAX or FloPAX. I don't think there's really a demand for a new actual show right now especially.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Forget the convention center, focus on the burgers.

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    I would absolutely just hit up my old haunts. (Well, whatever's still standing after covid -- since returning, I have yet to visit my parents due to circumstances, so I don't know the current landscape.) Screw the burgers, pho and banh mi all day errday. (OKC does have excellent food, burgers included.)

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    There's always Wichita too, which also has plenty of pho and banh mi.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2022
    I think more than being physically central, a bigger element would be how cheap and how long would the flight be to get there, since that's how most of us would be getting there anyway.

    That's what makes Vegas such a good choice, it's pretty easy to get cheap flights there from just about anywhere. Same goes for all the major hubs like Dallas, Chicago, etc and nearby stops. Not sure if that applies to OKC or Wichita, though.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Yeah direct flights to Vegas are available from basically everywhere, and it has hotels and food that range the entire gamut from about as cheap as they get to about as expensive as you want.

    Also, like, where else do they have 24-hour buffets? Fuckin' nowhere.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    have you all given thought to scenic Maryland?

    specifically in a 2 hour radius from my home?

    we have humidity! and old bay! and .... seafood to put the old bay on I suppose

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    21stCentury21stCentury Call me Pixel, or Pix for short! [They/Them]Registered User regular
    PAX South being dead how about PAX North? Come to Scenic Montreal!

    We have.....
    • Airport!
    • Hotel!
    • Convention center!
    • Big metal ring (Coming soon)!

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Orlando, FL is also always a choice!

    Not a good one because our Governor thinks he's Trump 2.0, but still a choice! Also we have theme parks and beaches, both man-made and real!

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Xaquin wrote: »
    have you all given thought to scenic Maryland?

    specifically in a 2 hour radius from my home?

    we have humidity! and old bay! and .... seafood to put the old bay on I suppose

    well I'm moving to the Baltimore area in like a month and a half so this is extra viable for me

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    I think more than being physically central, a bigger element would be how cheap and how long would the flight be to get there, since that's how most of us would be getting there anyway.

    That's what makes Vegas such a good choice, it's pretty easy to get cheap flights there from just about anywhere. Same goes for all the major hubs like Dallas, Chicago, etc and nearby stops. Not sure if that applies to OKC or Wichita, though.

    Sure, you can fly to directly to Wichita.

    From Denver, Atlanta, or St Louis.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    have you all given thought to scenic Maryland?

    specifically in a 2 hour radius from my home?

    we have humidity! and old bay! and .... seafood to put the old bay on I suppose

    well I'm moving to the Baltimore move in like a month and a half so this is extra viable for me

    If you're rich you can visit the Aquarium!

    edit: but seriously, visit the Walters, BMA, and Blue Moon Cafe (get the eggs benedict with crab meat)

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Mortal Sky wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    have you all given thought to scenic Maryland?

    specifically in a 2 hour radius from my home?

    we have humidity! and old bay! and .... seafood to put the old bay on I suppose

    well I'm moving to the Baltimore move in like a month and a half so this is extra viable for me

    If you're rich you can visit the Aquarium!

    edit: but seriously, visit the Walters, BMA, and Blue Moon Cafe (get the eggs benedict with crab meat)

    oh yeah my partner lives in the city so I've been in a couple times a month for the last year and a half

    haven't been to the Walters or BMA yet but I have been to the Aquarium for my birthday, and went to the Museum of Industry a couple months ago

    very stoked for Flower Mart and an Os game this weekend

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    there's also an incredible Indian place that I can't recall the name of but I'll ask my wife if she remembers

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    PAX South being dead how about PAX North? Come to Scenic Montreal!

    We have.....
    • Airport!
    • Hotel!
    • Convention center!
    • Big metal ring (Coming soon)!

    Montreal would genuinely be a great pick given the size of the city, accessibility, costs being pretty decent in general, lots of accomodations, and being right next to a significant amount of indie and AAA developers

    But it's in Canada so an official PAX prrrrrobably won't happen and they'd just do fuckin', Vermont or something

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    there's also an incredible Indian place that I can't recall the name of but I'll ask my wife if she remembers

    It's called Sweet 27!

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    ElaroElaro Apologetic Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Simple geometry demands a central location for a PAX. Come to OKC, we have a brand new barely-used convention center and at least ten burgers.

    It's true, he's made a ranked list and everything.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    I'd say Los Angeles would be a good PAX location since there's lots of stuff to do. The problem is that I don't know what any of it is because I never leave my lair.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    I'd say Los Angeles would be a good PAX location since there's lots of stuff to do. The problem is that I don't know what any of it is because I never leave my lair.

    Hard Pass on LA

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    I'd say Los Angeles would be a good PAX location since there's lots of stuff to do. The problem is that I don't know what any of it is because I never leave my lair.

    Hard Pass on LA

    Same, and I live here

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    The thought of replacing PAX South with Minneapolis in mid-January is extremely funny to me

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Wasn't it kind of a thing in past years where people attending PAX East had a deadline to leave once it was over on account of a monstrous blizzard moving in

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    PolaritiePolaritie Sleepy Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Paladin wrote: »
    The thought of replacing PAX South with Minneapolis in mid-January is extremely funny to me

    Record lows. Both temperature and turnout, of course.

    I love the idea of more local stuff but January is the wrong month.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited April 2022
    LA/SoCal does have a lot of interesting cool things and people if you know where to look, but it is such a gigantic pain in the ass to get anywhere and find the cool things that I can't suggest it to anyone in good conscience

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    edited April 2022
    Elaro wrote: »
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Simple geometry demands a central location for a PAX. Come to OKC, we have a brand new barely-used convention center and at least ten burgers.
    It's true, he's made a ranked list and everything.
    Heh.
    Really though, my partner's favorite food is burgers (though now we know he's Celiac, we have to be much more selective when we eat out), so lemme know if you want his Tulsa-native recs; we also have the occasional hobby of finding our personal Top Restaurants in Category, tho I was mostly vegetarian when we lived in Tulsa.

    But even before we met -- my dad used to sling burgers as his first job, and my family are foodies because Food Is Love and we're Southern, so we've got opinions on eats wherever we land. So my holy grail hometown burger joint is, of course, no more: Coit's Root Beer Stand. Oh my God, that root beer. And onion rings. The burger must have been fine, a squashed-style patty iirc but not too dry or greasy; I feel like the bun was pretty good, too. But that frosty mug of (endless!) root beer meant it was one of my favorite restaurants.

    A&W does not come close. Root beer and sasparilla are categorically first --with orange Fanta/ne-hi a close second-- for my favorite soda, and I could tell when the formula for IBC (my original fave) changed to be much sweeter. I've gotten sampler packs from POPS just to try more varieties, so while I wouldn't say I'm recently or that broadly educated therein, I like root beer, and just remember really loving Coit's.

    Nic's Grill is a classic greasy burger but way too crowded, moreso, tourist-flooded since getting featured nationally a ways back.

    Fake-edit: OH MY GAW WHAT
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    Jedoc , you have to try! (You don't have to try, I'm hoping to visit my parents soonish, and I will absolutely see if the root beer holds a candle.)

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Ooh! I'll certainly keep an eye out. Always up for a dog from a truck.

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    pookapooka Registered User regular
    ... Okay, while I feel that food chat is entirely on-topic for PAX South, I wasn't intending to keep on this, much less here, but HOLY SHIT
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    Root beer extract customer review!

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    I just need to move out of Abilene, honestly

    It sucks here so bad

    Guys you don’t even know how bad it sucks here

    It sucks real bad

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    edited April 2022
    If Texas, I feel your pain, I'd never lived in a city that was all suburb until then. If Kansas, I believe you.

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    I live in a city that is like 90% stroad, 6% street and 4% road. And it's fucking horrible, let me tell you.

    Wait a second what thread is this?!

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    before I clicked that, my first thought was "how good could a ramen place in Georgia be"

    and boy do I regret my words and deeds

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    BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User, Moderator mod
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Forget the convention center, focus on the burgers.

    burgerpaaaaax

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    But seriously, outside of New Orleans, I couldn't think of a better city to have a (Southern) meet-up. There's a ton of Hotels (And I could even probably arrange a discount block rate), an amazing food scene, and great night life. Also there's no open container laws so you can drink wherever you want.

    We also have a True Crime\Paranormal museum that also has a pinball arcade!

    (sorry for the Link to the NY Post)

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    As someone who just yesterday returned from Las Vegas, I can say that I would absolutely go back right away if I could. Mid/late April seems to be the best weather, between 70 and 80, with a bit of a breeze. We stayed on Fremont at the Golden Nugget, but I think a motel a few blacks away would be the better option next time.

    I have plans.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    If Texas, I feel your pain, I'd never lived in a city that was all suburb until then. If Kansas, I believe you.

    Is Texas. I remember you doing your time here as well.

    Glad you got out.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The best bet is to rent a house somewhere and grill.

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    before I clicked that, my first thought was "how good could a ramen place in Georgia be"

    and boy do I regret my words and deeds

    Georgia actually has quality Asian food, better than New York in some cases at 1/4 the price

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    Doc: That's right, twenty five years into the future. I've always dreamed on seeing the future, looking beyond my years, seeing the progress of mankind. I'll also be able to see who wins the next twenty-five world series.
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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    The best bet is to rent a house somewhere and grill.

    And\Or Low country boil.

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