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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    ...First Years shouldn't be discouraged...

    Can't. Keep. Self. From. Referencing. Harry. Potter.

    BAH. Too late!

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    Ukali.Kula wrote: »
    (which if PAX trends continue should be oh...30000 people?

    You mean 50,000, right? :D

    If you like LANs, do BYOC. First Years shouldn't be discouraged from getting the FULL PAX experience just because there's so much to do. Even without doing BYOC you won't have time to see everything. It's a good place to chill out so you don't get overwhelmed by the rest of the convention.

    the only real downside i can think of right now is that unless you have someone holding your spot in line, you can't get to the front of the line on day 1, because you have to wait until byoc opens, set up, then go get in line. unless you set up late, of course. but again, that's not much of a downside, so hurry up and open byoc registration!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    Ukali.Kula wrote: »
    (which if PAX trends continue should be oh...30000 people?

    You mean 50,000, right? :D

    If you like LANs, do BYOC. First Years shouldn't be discouraged from getting the FULL PAX experience just because there's so much to do. Even without doing BYOC you won't have time to see everything. It's a good place to chill out so you don't get overwhelmed by the rest of the convention.

    the only real downside i can think of right now is that unless you have someone holding your spot in line, you can't get to the front of the line on day 1, because you have to wait until byoc opens, set up, then go get in line. unless you set up late, of course. but again, that's not much of a downside, so hurry up and open byoc registration!

    BYOC has its seperate line. this year YOU GUYS WILL BE LET IN AT LEAST AN HOUR EARLY TO SETUP YOUR STUFF. Or else heads will roll *glares at dave*. Gotta stay in byoc though until pax opening, youd get a head start on expo over the general pax line.

    Also anything that the main line gets (concert wristbands, swag, etc) ill have availabe for the BYOC line.

    or... you could just show up later I suppose if you dont want to miss out on the main pax line craziness.

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's looking more and more like I'm just going to call in sick that Friday, seeing as we get in early...

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I always take PAX Friday off. Granted it's been easy as half the time I go to PAX I'm coincidentally unemployed.

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Being that I work for an IT company, they actually have a clause in the sick day policies claiming that nobody should be taking such days when there's an "event" in town (which leads me to suspect they've suffered mass exodus during previous PAXes).

    Suffice to say, I'm going to have to hoarse up my voice on the phone real good-like.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Being that I work for an IT company, they actually have a clause in the sick day policies claiming that nobody should be taking such days when there's an "event" in town (which leads me to suspect they've suffered mass exodus during previous PAXes).

    Suffice to say, I'm going to have to hoarse up my voice on the phone real good-like.

    Why can't you just ask for it in advance? Not an advance sick day, of course...

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Being that I work for an IT company, they actually have a clause in the sick day policies claiming that nobody should be taking such days when there's an "event" in town (which leads me to suspect they've suffered mass exodus during previous PAXes).

    Suffice to say, I'm going to have to hoarse up my voice on the phone real good-like.

    Why can't you just ask for it in advance? Not an advance sick day, of course...

    I'm already using the bulk (if not all) of my paid time off for a trip to the home country (Nobody You Know Lives There).

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ask for unpaid time off? Thats what I do for PAX because i technally dont get vacation time.

    The boss just lets me mark down extra hours other weeks to make up for it.

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    We'll see. I'll at least be there for sign in / setup on Friday, if not the whole day.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Liger wrote: »
    Ukali.Kula wrote: »
    (which if PAX trends continue should be oh...30000 people?

    You mean 50,000, right? :D

    If you like LANs, do BYOC. First Years shouldn't be discouraged from getting the FULL PAX experience just because there's so much to do. Even without doing BYOC you won't have time to see everything. It's a good place to chill out so you don't get overwhelmed by the rest of the convention.

    the only real downside i can think of right now is that unless you have someone holding your spot in line, you can't get to the front of the line on day 1, because you have to wait until byoc opens, set up, then go get in line. unless you set up late, of course. but again, that's not much of a downside, so hurry up and open byoc registration!

    BYOC has its seperate line. this year YOU GUYS WILL BE LET IN AT LEAST AN HOUR EARLY TO SETUP YOUR STUFF. Or else heads will roll *glares at dave*. Gotta stay in byoc though until pax opening, youd get a head start on expo over the general pax line.

    Also anything that the main line gets (concert wristbands, swag, etc) ill have availabe for the BYOC line.

    or... you could just show up later I suppose if you dont want to miss out on the main pax line craziness.

    super awesome fun time! btw, just past 10 months with my company, so i start accruing vacation time, so i should have plenty to take off friday and hangover monday!

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    super awesome fun time! btw, just past 10 months with my company, so i start accruing vacation time, so i should have plenty to take off friday and hangover monday!

    10 months? What kind of crap company makes you wait that long before accrual?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    Also hangover monday is also Labor Day. You shouldn't be working then anyway.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    super awesome fun time! btw, just past 10 months with my company, so i start accruing vacation time, so i should have plenty to take off friday and hangover monday!

    10 months? What kind of crap company makes you wait that long before accrual?

    Indeed. I started stacking up paid time off the first 30 days.
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Also hangover monday is also Labor Day. You shouldn't be working then anyway.

    You aren't off if you work in a call center of the tech support variety.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    super awesome fun time! btw, just past 10 months with my company, so i start accruing vacation time, so i should have plenty to take off friday and hangover monday!

    10 months? What kind of crap company makes you wait that long before accrual?

    Indeed. I started stacking up paid time off the first 30 days.
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Also hangover monday is also Labor Day. You shouldn't be working then anyway.

    You aren't off if you work in a call center of the tech support variety.
    or if you work in the kind of crap company the makes you wait that long before accrual :P
    btw, it's a fitness equipment delivery company.

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  • Sleepy OneSleepy One Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's looking more and more like I'm just going to call in sick that Friday, seeing as we get in early...

    Buddy, I'm flying in on THURSDAY to make sure I can get set up at BYOC and have a chance to get a good seat for the keynote. That's a mistake I made last year, I missed the keynote, and I won't make that mistake this year.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Sleepy One wrote: »
    It's looking more and more like I'm just going to call in sick that Friday, seeing as we get in early...

    Buddy, I'm flying in on THURSDAY to make sure I can get set up at BYOC and have a chance to get a good seat for the keynote. That's a mistake I made last year, I missed the keynote, and I won't make that mistake this year.

    If you're coming in on Thursday you should consider coming to the Dinner.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sleepy One wrote: »
    It's looking more and more like I'm just going to call in sick that Friday, seeing as we get in early...

    Buddy, I'm flying in on THURSDAY to make sure I can get set up at BYOC and have a chance to get a good seat for the keynote. That's a mistake I made last year, I missed the keynote, and I won't make that mistake this year.

    If you're coming in on Thursday you should consider coming to the Dinner.

    Keep your silly advertising out of my BYOC thread :P

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  • HaterotHaterot Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    And don't forget to have you pets spayed or neutered!

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    Thanks Dick Goddard, local weatherman!

    :^:

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I thought that was Bob Barker...

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  • Oz K. FodrotskiOz K. Fodrotski Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    super awesome fun time! btw, just past 10 months with my company, so i start accruing vacation time, so i should have plenty to take off friday and hangover monday!

    10 months? What kind of crap company makes you wait that long before accrual?

    Indeed. I started stacking up paid time off the first 30 days.
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Also hangover monday is also Labor Day. You shouldn't be working then anyway.

    You aren't off if you work in a call center of the tech support variety.

    I might work Labor day, but I know for a fact that none of the users I support will be working that day.

    Which means it'll be 360-on-a-company-projector day.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    Qs23 wrote: »
    I thought that was Bob Barker...
    It's dick goddard too.

    It can be two guys

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  • FinnbarrFinnbarr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So any word on when the BYOC signups will be up? The original post in this thread says Juneish and June is almost over. D:

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    -ish. Give or take a couple months, you know.

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2008
    It's looking like early next week. So if we hit Monday, that'll still be June. ;)

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  • FinnbarrFinnbarr Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    DiscoDave wrote: »
    It's looking like early next week. So if we hit Monday, that'll still be June. ;)

    Excellent.

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  • Pat McRotchPat McRotch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Qs23 wrote: »
    I thought that was Bob Barker...
    It's dick goddard too.

    It can be two guys

    No it can't. Balsa touching.


    I'm comming in on thursday as well but I don't think I will make it to the dinner.
    Are the BYOC tickets going to be thtough Brown Paper as well? How's this gonna work?

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2008
    Yea, they'll be through Brown Paper tickets. There should also be an email notification, and I'm sure it'll be announced here as well. You'll need to log in from the account you used to buy your original pax pass, and you should be able to add byoc to that order.

    That is my current understanding, anyway.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    grrr, question i fear the answer to: if i accidentally didn't check "yes" to the "do you want to be notified when byoc sales go up?" question, does that mean i can't register for byoc?

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  • David CoffmanDavid Coffman Registered User, Penny Arcade Staff, PAX Staff regular
    edited June 2008
    No, it just means you won't get the notification email. It will also be announced here.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    DiscoDave wrote: »
    No, it just means you won't get the notification email. It will also be announced here.
    you're a saint, dave, a fucking saint!

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  • GeeCeeGeeCee Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Is BYOC in the same spot this year or is the main theater taking up the space instead?

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    GeeCee wrote: »
    Is BYOC in the same spot this year or is the main theater taking up the space instead?

    Same spot, exact same layout as last year :P I think PC room is the only part of PAX this year that isnt changing much

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  • Qs23Qs23 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    GeeCee wrote: »
    Is BYOC in the same spot this year or is the main theater taking up the space instead?

    Same spot, exact same layout as last year :P I think PC room is the only part of PAX this year that isnt changing much

    Well then were is the main theater going to be since the EXPO hall took it over?

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    Probably that other room that was just used for the line last year. That was big enough to be main theater.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Probably that other room that was just used for the line last year. That was big enough to be main theater.
    i was in there a few weeks back and they actually carpeted it! hurray!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Probably that other room that was just used for the line last year. That was big enough to be main theater.
    i was in there a few weeks back and they actually carpeted it! hurray!

    They carpet it for certian shows.
    Were you at a microsoft show? because they usually pay for carpeting

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Moe Fwacky wrote: »
    Probably that other room that was just used for the line last year. That was big enough to be main theater.
    i was in there a few weeks back and they actually carpeted it! hurray!

    They carpet it for certian shows.
    Were you at a microsoft show? because they usually pay for carpeting

    nah, i was bringing in equipment for a trade show.

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  • Ty1012Ty1012 Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    hmmmm..... Gettin' a tad late isn't it? Are we looking at another week? two? tomorrow?

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