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Post-Pre PAX Monthly Covergence!

SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
edited September 2008 in PAX Archive
Hello everyone, and welcome to the circus! Ok, maybe its not a circus, but we might go to the zoo!

As promised, this here is a thread designed to arrange monthly conjunctions, from now until PAX '09.

Yes, there is a thread for random "I feel like going to lunch, anyone want to go" things, and thats fine! This thread will be different, and a tad more organized. What I want to do here, is have things planned, about once a month, all the way until PAX.

As a farther note:
Snickers wrote: »
Well, I would be willing to help some with things outside of the Puget Sound area, but it would require more local organization. I'm willing to use my OP for Convergences in any locale!

First thing to do, is get suggestions from you, the community! Give me some options, as for where we should go? Should it be on the same day every month, or different days, depending on the month? Understandably not everyone will be able to make it to every Conclave, including me, but thats fine.

So suggest away! Discuss! Mingle! Orgy! But please try to keep the flaming to a minimum. I will update this post at regular intervals, so keep an eye out!


Current location suggestions: Zoo, Gameworks, Science Center, Greenlake, Orcas island, Ballard, Whidbey island, an Orgy, Bowling and a movie at Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Tillamook Cheese Factory in Portland, brewery tours and wine tasting, Fort Casey.

Current date/time suggestions: The same time every month. Such as the last Sunday or Saturday of every month, adjusted for holidays. Wednesday the 24th was mentioned, as that is Haikufrenzy's birthday.

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    eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    ORGY.

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    emorimikuemorimiku Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    We go zoo yes? ok

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    eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    SCORE!

    Now that that's taken care of...It might be easier just to do the same day. Like last Sunday of the month or something. Adjust for holidays.

    Also, the zoo is awesome. So is Gameworks. And the Science Center. And Greenlake before it gets too cold.

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    Eyes5Eyes5 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I assume this will take place in Seattle? That makes most sense, though I dunno if it's worth the inconvenience for me...

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    SWATJesterSWATJester Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does this have to be in Washington state? Because those of us in Washington DC want in on the fun too!

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    KTShyGuyKTShyGuy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I also like doing it on the same day each month. I'm regular like that. It's when I'm at my sexual prime.

    Also Orca's Island. Catch a ferry from Anacortes. BEAUTIFUL. Not that most of you would be as interested...?

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    AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ballard...maybe check out the locks then hit Archie McPhee.

    Or Fort Casey on Whidbey Island.

    Or orgy.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Maybe we can try doing things in a semi-wide area. For instance, I live in Everett, and am more then willing to travel to the Seattle area to meet up, but maybe we could do gatherings in non-Seattle areas as well. Just a thought. XD

    I do support the idea of the zoo, science center, and gameworks. All great! Though if we meet at Gameworks, we (by we I mean me) might look across the corner at the WSCTC and wonder where the hell PAX is!

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    SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Eyes5 wrote: »
    I assume this will take place in Seattle? That makes most sense, though I dunno if it's worth the inconvenience for me...
    SWATJester wrote: »
    Does this have to be in Washington state? Because those of us in Washington DC want in on the fun too!

    Well, I would be willing to help some with things outside of the Puget Sound area, but it would require more local organization. I'm willing to use my OP for Convergences in any local though!

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    Ty1012Ty1012 Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    How about we go to the lincoln square building in Bellevue? We can go to Lucky Strike bowling, then see a movie.

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    MetaverseNomadMetaverseNomad Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    Maybe we can try doing things in a semi-wide area. For instance, I live in Everett, and am more then willing to travel to the Seattle area to meet up, but maybe we could do gatherings in non-Seattle areas as well. Just a thought. XD

    I do support the idea of the zoo, science center, and gameworks. All great! Though if we meet at Gameworks, we (by we I mean me) might look across the corner at the WSCTC and wonder where the hell PAX is!

    yeah... I can't really go to Gameworks anymore during the year, I end up standing at the windows and staring longingly towards the WSCTC. The arcade noises slowly fade and from somewhere I can hear a sad song (that I think might be My Belruel).

    Ah, I'm just kidding... actually I have an unnatural addition to that Tycho drum game.

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    KTShyGuyKTShyGuy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tillamook Cheese Factory.

    COME ON GUYS YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

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    frecklefreckle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I would love to have some people willing to get together for board games at a pub or something of the sort. I know most PAX people are more the video game type, but there's got to be at least a few analog gamers.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    board games and tabletop games would be awesome too! Some of our meetings could consist of that, but we should totally through a few LAN parties too

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    stabn_stabn_ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tillamook Cheese Factory sounds awesome for a Portland meet up but 245 miles from Seattle is a touch far. Although I do love me some cheese.

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    babelfishbabelfish Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    KTShyGuy wrote: »
    I also like doing it on the same day each month. I'm regular like that. It's when I'm at my sexual prime.

    Also Orca's Island. Catch a ferry from Anacortes. BEAUTIFUL. Not that most of you would be as interested...?

    I would be. Especially being in Bellingham. So much closer!

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    KTShyGuyKTShyGuy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    stabn_ wrote: »
    Tillamook Cheese Factory sounds awesome for a Portland meet up but 245 miles from Seattle is a touch far. Although I do love me some cheese.

    It'd be a meetup for those of us who are truly hardcore. And cheese fanatics.

    I am both!

    (Or, those who live in Portland. Bastards!)

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    BallatikBallatik Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Does this have to be in Washington state? Because those of us in Washington DC want in on the fun too!

    I'd be in for that, my wife and I are in the Baltimore area. I'm sure there are a few of us that are fairly local.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Perhaps we could make more then 1 version of this thread, for different areas of the country?

    So... anybody gonna jump out and be like "hey lets do it here at this time!" lol :P
    (sorry, completely irrelevant, but I just now realized that Google Chrome is awesome!)

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    PunkJrPunkJr Decepticon Infiltrator Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'll second the Ballard vote. There's lots of stuff to do.

    We could take over People's Pub & play board games while we drink!

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    HaikufrenzyHaikufrenzy Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Well next wednesday is my 24th birthday is anyone wants to hang out whereever...

    You know... bring me stuff... because I'm awesome...

    ...

    STOP LAUGHING IT'S NOT FUNNY DAMMIT!

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    LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    For the 21+ers, how about some brew tours? The Red Hook brewery has a great tour, and there are several other places around king county.

    Same goes for wine tasting.

    We could do multiple events.

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    AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Board games or card games is cool with me as well. Been playing a lot of Blokus at work lately on lunch and it is giving me the itch to play more board games.

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    MetaverseNomadMetaverseNomad Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Liger wrote: »
    For the 21+ers, how about some brew tours? The Red Hook brewery has a great tour, and there are several other places around king county.

    Same goes for wine tasting.

    We could do multiple events.

    oh yes!!! I've always wanted to do both those things!! Going with a cool group PAX people would make it even better!!

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    id be up for a fort casey feild trip before the weather gets too shitty, i love that place.

    Plus it gives me an exucse to stop at the only (by itself anyway) A&W drivein still standing in WA in anacortes.
    mmmm root beer float

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    SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Coldbrew wrote: »
    Perhaps we could make more then 1 version of this thread, for different areas of the country?

    So... anybody gonna jump out and be like "hey lets do it here at this time!" lol :P
    (sorry, completely irrelevant, but I just now realized that Google Chrome is awesome!)

    Hey, if someone wants to start a similar thread for their home town, I'm all for it! Means less work for me :D

    If not, I'm still willing to list anything people arrange in the OP.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I doubt anybody else here is going but... I'll be in Seattle this coming Tuesday to see Nightwish at the Showbox, and I'll be with 3 people from my PAX group. We can come down earlier if anything is going on, but it's probably late notice for everybody

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Also me and Spec are working on a forumers gathering that will be awesome. Assuming the venue thats available to us works out.

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    ColdbrewColdbrew Down in Front Productions Lake Stevens, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    BigRed wrote: »
    Also me and Spec are working on a forumers gathering that will be awesome. Assuming the venue thats available to us works out.

    O rly?

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    BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Whenever he gets off his lazy ass and gets me the info I require anyway :P

    Moar details will be announced when plans are hashed out.

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    The EmitThe Emit Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm usually down for whatever. Weekends are better, but I don't mind going out during the week, after work.

    I'm particularly interested in touristy shit. Tours and whatnot. Cause I haven't done that yet.

    And BigRed... my curiousity is piqued!

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    frecklefreckle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Board games or card games is cool with me as well. Been playing a lot of Blokus at work lately on lunch and it is giving me the itch to play more board games.

    We have giant blokus at my work but no one will play with me! People just like to spell things out with the pieces o_O

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    AtomicFreakAtomicFreak Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    freckle wrote: »
    Board games or card games is cool with me as well. Been playing a lot of Blokus at work lately on lunch and it is giving me the itch to play more board games.

    We have giant blokus at my work but no one will play with me! People just like to spell things out with the pieces o_O

    Half my department is addicted to Blokus. There is always a game going on at lunch, sometimes two. Not the giant version though.

    Kinda ridiculous sometimes...a week or so ago they were all watching Blokus strategy videos online. I just play...and usually lose.

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    GameRabbitGameRabbit Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Should we have a google or yahoo group for this? It might make event management a little easier.

    And since the first meeting is the first saturday of Sept, maybe the 1st Saturday of the month is defacto scheduled.

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    The_SavesThe_Saves Magistrate of Crazy Town KirklandRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    KTShyGuy wrote: »
    Tillamook Cheese Factory.

    COME ON GUYS YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

    Being from Oregon I can attest to the wonders of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. But it's in the middle of Oregon's coast line and way too far away for me now. Kirkland to Oregon is far, and to Tillamook is even further :(

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    SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    GameRabbit wrote: »
    Should we have a google or yahoo group for this? It might make event management a little easier.

    And since the first meeting is the first saturday of Sept, maybe the 1st Saturday of the month is defacto scheduled.

    I think we will do just fine with the forums, though if everyone wants a google group or something, thats fine too.

    And wait, first meeting? Oh, from the other thread. Thats a different thread all together, as I stated in my OP :P That thread is for random "Lets eat or do something" This is more "This month we go here, next month we go there, and the next month there."

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    stabn_stabn_ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The_Saves wrote: »
    KTShyGuy wrote: »
    Tillamook Cheese Factory.

    COME ON GUYS YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

    Being from Oregon I can attest to the wonders of the Tillamook Cheese Factory. But it's in the middle of Oregon's coast line and way too far away for me now. Kirkland to Oregon is far, and to Tillamook is even further :(

    Luckily the closest burgerville is only an hour and a half away or I'd probably move back to ptown.

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    eye-shuheye-shuh Walla Walla, WARegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    OK, we have some awesome ideas going around.

    I think first order of business: Pick a day. Whichever is most popular will be what we use. Example: "I would prefer the last Sunday of every month". That way there will be no bickering later down the road trying to figure it out day by day month by month. We will know exactly when the meetings are.

    Second order of business: Snickers will put together the list of things and we can plan or vote or whatever from there. Then we can decide what would be most feasible/most fun depending on what we want to do. So, if we want to have bar and board game night, we can pick a venue based on that.

    Good, yes?

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    frecklefreckle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    KTShyGuy wrote: »
    Tillamook Cheese Factory.

    COME ON GUYS YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT.

    My super christian mother-in-law made this video of her visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. I really have not been able to explain to her why it is so funny.

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    frecklefreckle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    eye-shuh wrote: »
    OK, we have some awesome ideas going around.

    I think first order of business: Pick a day. Whichever is most popular will be what we use. Example: "I would prefer the last Sunday of every month". That way there will be no bickering later down the road trying to figure it out day by day month by month. We will know exactly when the meetings are.

    Second order of business: Snickers will put together the list of things and we can plan or vote or whatever from there. Then we can decide what would be most feasible/most fun depending on what we want to do. So, if we want to have bar and board game night, we can pick a venue based on that.

    Good, yes?

    Yes!

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