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Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner Results!

AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
edited August 2006 in PAX Archive
Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who voted! It’s from your input that I am better able to put together the Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner. So, here are the results (my apologies if my finance background shines through ^_^… I’m weak! :oops:):

The Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner will be held at Las Margaritas in Bellevue starting at 7:00pm on Thursday, August 24th 2006. No buffet.

42 individuals voted. 74% of you were sure you’d come to the dinner, but only 33% had a preference as to where they wanted to eat. Las Margaritas easily won with a net vote of 4. Sushiya and The Eating Factory tied for last place with respective net votes of -2. Additionally, there was only 1 write-in vote, and it was for PF Chang’s China Bistro in downtown Seattle. As far as timing goes, there was a clear majority for a 6:00pm – 7:00pm time frame. Many comments about timing revolved around the West Coast Super Trip’s arrival, so that’s what I’m going to work around. For the time being, I’m splitting the difference with 6:30pm as a starting time. As far as ordering goes (buffet style vs. individual ordering), those who had a preference were perfectly split down the middle. So, I’m going to make the tie-breaking decision on this one and say that people just individually order whatever they want. It’s less work for me, and people can be happy with whatever they want to eat. This was backed up by many people who commented that they wanted American food. Las Margaritas has an “American” menu with burgers, fries, etc. in addition to their Mexican fare.

I know you can’t please everyone, but I did my best! And now, it’s time for me to get on with the next phase. If you didn’t take the survey, don’t complain if you didn’t get what you wanted. Next time, vote. All submissions were counted and taken into consideration. I contacted the owner and manager of this Las Margaritas and both agreed to give us a 10% discount on appetizers (sorry, no drink specials!). I will continue with the head count in this thread and via email. If you are going to come, and you haven’t taken the survey, please make a note in this thread. See you guys in approx. 1 month! :D.

EDIT: I changed the time of the event to 7:00pm instead of 6:30pm. From the feedback I've gotten, this change would make it a bit easier on the people who are riding with the Super Trips. :)

EDIT: Secured a 10% discount on all appetizers at the restaurant. I'm trying to get that discount applied to all food and drinks. Stay tuned...

EDIT: Secured a 10% discount on all food and beverages (including alcohol)! Yay! Be sure to BRING CASH with you! We have over 100 people confirmed for this event! Yes! :wink:

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I'll totally be there. Whoot!

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  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I'm in. Sounds like a good time.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    I'm still in, and due to the close time proximity to the arrival of the CCST (we'll be coming in between 5:30 and 6) we're probably going to do our lap around the meydenbauer and then whoever is going to eat is going to hit the restaurant. Checking into the hotel is going to be madness so is probably best left until after we eat. Besides, I'm sure everybody will be looking forward to a real meal after all that driving and junk food eating.

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  • degreesplatinumdegreesplatinum Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    since there wont be a canadian dinner I wanna join this one :D

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    You can't. This dinner's for non-Canadians only.

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    Because my friends were SMART and decided to book their flight to arrive at 6:40 PM, even though I told them EARLY, I shall not be coming.

    I'll join you all(over 21's) at the bar later. Or something along those lines.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    Because my friends were SMART and decided to book their flight to arrive at 6:40 PM, even though I told them EARLY, I shall not be coming.

    I'll join you all(over 21's) at the bar later. Or something along those lines.

    The early afterparty? :D

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  • LegacyLegacy SCP Of The Digital Frontier The Grid(Seattle)Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    PolaGo wrote:
    Legacy wrote:
    Because my friends were SMART and decided to book their flight to arrive at 6:40 PM, even though I told them EARLY, I shall not be coming.

    I'll join you all(over 21's) at the bar later. Or something along those lines.

    The early afterparty? :D

    If you even make it. :(

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    well i don't remember if i voted or not . . but this suits me just fine . . i love mexican food . . . i will definatly be there

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  • EskoEsko Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    Because my friends were SMART and decided to book their flight to arrive at 6:40 PM, even though I told them EARLY, I shall not be coming.

    I'll join you all(over 21's) at the bar later. Or something along those lines.

    YEah, I'll be at the bars once my flight gets in.....have to arrive LATE Thursday night due to classes I can't miss....

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  • DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    I'll be there.

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Moe_Fwacky wrote:
    I'm still in, and due to the close time proximity to the arrival of the CCST (we'll be coming in between 5:30 and 6) we're probably going to do our lap around the meydenbauer and then whoever is going to eat is going to hit the restaurant. Checking into the hotel is going to be madness so is probably best left until after we eat. Besides, I'm sure everybody will be looking forward to a real meal after all that driving and junk food eating.

    I'm trying to work with the timing of the Super Trip, so if it would be better for us to start the dinner at or after 7pm, please let me know. E-mail me (astayonix at juno dot com) or IM me on here, Moe. Thanks!

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Legacy wrote:
    PolaGo wrote:
    Legacy wrote:
    Because my friends were SMART and decided to book their flight to arrive at 6:40 PM, even though I told them EARLY, I shall not be coming.

    I'll join you all(over 21's) at the bar later. Or something along those lines.

    The early afterparty? :D

    If you even make it. :(

    :( *hopes*

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  • jenellejenelle Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    If the WCST caravan arrives as expected, expect to see me there drowning my 12-hour drive time sorrows in strawberry margaritas.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Oh, we'll be there all right. If I'm going into a crowded theatre, then sharing a room with three other people, I wanna be good and burrito'd up before I start.

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  • RelativioxRelativiox Halo Nerd Forerunner shield world OnyxRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Aw man

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    ctishman wrote:
    Oh, we'll be there all right. If I'm going into a crowded theatre, then sharing a room with three other people, I wanna be good and burrito'd up before I start.

    Protip: Bring matches.

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  • PolagoPolago Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Trillian wrote:
    ctishman wrote:
    Oh, we'll be there all right. If I'm going into a crowded theatre, then sharing a room with three other people, I wanna be good and burrito'd up before I start.

    Protip: Bring Torches.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    But seriously, people. think of your roommates when ordering.

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  • EmperorMingEmperorMing Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I will definately be there, as will my two friends who I'm draging along.

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  • NephirijNephirij Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    Im totally in.

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  • eclypsedeclypsed Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Dudes, I want in!

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    So show up with your crew! That's really all it takes!

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  • Grimblade2401Grimblade2401 Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I'm definitely gonna be there. About how many people will probably wind up coming?

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I'll be there and will be bringing along 5 others.

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  • cold wolfcold wolf Registered User
    edited July 2006
    i was just there tonight, and i don't think they'll hold more than 20 within one general area. the place was much smaller than i expected, and the bar was even smaller.

    speaking of which, how many youngin's will there be at pax? duo xx is ok WITH LIME NOT LEMON. aight? most beer taste better with lime, not lemon. just sayin'.

    yes, i'm drunk. cheers.

    i can check out any other places for outta town peeps, just lemme know. just moved to bellevue, so you can imagine how stoked i am bout this. fuckin' pax in my backyard. pwn3d.

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited July 2006
    i have yet to eat at a mexican style restaurant that does not sell margaritas

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    I will be unable to attend.

    I didn't realize it was scheduled for Thursday, and my hotel reservations are only for Friday and saturday nights.

    Oh well. See you fuckers at PAX.

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  • ctishmanctishman Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Crash in someone's room, or in your car.

    Or call the Hilton and see if they'll fix your reservation. Something.

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  • The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2006
    I will be unable to attend.

    I didn't realize it was scheduled for Thursday, and my hotel reservations are only for Friday and saturday nights.

    Oh well. See you fuckers at PAX.

    It's a good thing I saw this post.

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited July 2006
    The Geek wrote:
    I will be unable to attend.

    I didn't realize it was scheduled for Thursday, and my hotel reservations are only for Friday and saturday nights.

    Oh well. See you fuckers at PAX.

    It's a good thing I saw this post.

    Do you need a room for earlier in the weekend? Say, Thursday night?

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    Monkeybomb wrote:
    The Geek wrote:
    I will be unable to attend.

    I didn't realize it was scheduled for Thursday, and my hotel reservations are only for Friday and saturday nights.

    Oh well. See you fuckers at PAX.

    It's a good thing I saw this post.

    Do you need a room for earlier in the weekend? Say, Thursday night?

    Shit, sorry about that, Geek. I thought you knew that already.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited July 2006
    I should be there.

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited July 2006
    I should mention, since I forgot, I'm going to be with 4 other people who I am certain did not take the survey, nor are they forumers so they only know about it through me.

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  • CondorCondor Registered User
    edited July 2006
    I'll be absent from the dinner. just got my airplane tickets, and I'll be arriving at the SEA airport at around 11:30pm thursday night.

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  • superjoesuperjoe Registered User
    edited July 2006
    Condor wrote:
    I'll be absent from the dinner. just got my airplane tickets, and I'll be arriving at the SEA airport at around 11:30pm thursday night.

    You just now got your plane tickets?

    How badly did they price-rape you on it?

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited August 2006
    Hello, everyone! I have an update regarding the Pre-PAX 2006 dinner at Las Margaritas in Downtown Bellevue on Thursday August 24th 2006!

    1) I updated the start time of the Pre-PAX 2006 dinner to 7:00pm. It was originally 6:30pm, but people with the Super Trips said 7pm would be a better time.

    2) As far as the number of people coming, I've got 64 confirmations thus far with my running total. This includes feedback from this board and private messages and e-mails from Pre-PAX 2006 Dinner goers.

    3) There was a bit of chatter about the capacity of Las Margaritas in Downtown Bellevue in the forums. I re-visited the facility yesterday to make sure that the capacity of the establishment would be adequate for a group our size. There is nothing to worry about there. The party room holds up to 50 people, and we can even spill out into the rest of the bottom floor of the restaurant if we need to (which we probably will). The manager said he would make our group his priority. And it does help to know the owner of the chain personally, so I can make sure the manager keeps his word. :wink:

    4) Someone asked if Las Margaritas serves margaritas. Um, yup. I assure you they do :P

    5) I talked to the manager about extending happy hour for our group, but he couldn't do it. I talked with the owner of the chain and he reiterated that it can't be done due to the acquisition of labor specifically for the event and such. Okay, fine. So I asked that our group get 10% off of all appetizers all night long. They said that wouldn't be a problem at all, so there is some discount. I know it's not big, but at least it's something.

    If there are any more updates, I'll be sure to let you all know!

    Oh, and thanks for keeping me aprised of the ever-changing headcount! Keep it coming... :twisted:

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  • MonkeybombMonkeybomb Registered User
    edited August 2006
    I haven't posted here in yet, but I am planning on coming and bringing... myself. If there's room, that is.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2006
    It turns out I will be attending, as well as (most likely) The Geek. I'll fucking drag him along if he likes it or not.

    Also, what are the chances of getting this unruly mob to go see Snakes on a Plane right after the dinner?

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  • jenellejenelle Registered User regular
    edited August 2006
    Also, what are the chances of getting this unruly mob to go see Snakes on a Plane right after the dinner?


    I would go (as a margarita-driven heckler) but my companions would attend only by threats of beatings.

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