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[PRIME] PAX & Labor Day Weekend

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Skinnay wrote: »
    oh so you're just a fair weather forum goer then huh!? ^_^

    No. Not at all. Just got really busy after PAX 08. Really busy! Anyway I'll have to start developing the PAX 09 forum badges now :)

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    well, for the rest of us, PAX fever lasts year 'round!

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  • kropotkinkropotkin Forum Badge Creator London UKRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    well, for the rest of us, PAX fever lasts year 'round!

    Apologies for not being as hard-core as your goodself then. But hey, 10 month planning is still something to shout about.

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    does anybody else equate pax and labor day weekend to chocolate and peanut butter? except, with pax being much more awesome solo than chocolate, but still...

    i equate pax on labor day weekend to a snickers bar .. . where pax is the chocolate and gooey caramel and labor day is the rest of it. . . .. *drool* . . . if you'll excuse me i need to go eat a snickers now

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  • proXimityproXimity Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    does anybody else equate pax and labor day weekend to chocolate and peanut butter? except, with pax being much more awesome solo than chocolate, but still...

    i equate pax on labor day weekend to a snickers bar .. . where pax is the chocolate and gooey caramel and labor day is the rest of it. . . .. *drool* . . . if you'll excuse me i need to go eat a snickers now

    I don't think he'll be very happy about that

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    kropotkin wrote: »
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    well, for the rest of us, PAX fever lasts year 'round!

    Apologies for not being as hard-core as your goodself then. But hey, 10 month planning is still something to shout about.

    pshh i won't even be able to go to pax 09 and i'm still here! lol

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    does anybody else equate pax and labor day weekend to chocolate and peanut butter? except, with pax being much more awesome solo than chocolate, but still...

    i equate pax on labor day weekend to a snickers bar .. . where pax is the chocolate and gooey caramel and labor day is the rest of it. . . .. *drool* . . . if you'll excuse me i need to go eat a snickers now

    dude, you'd give labor day the nougat? never! pax gets the nougat, the chocolate, the caramel, and the peanuts! labor days gets the awesome wrapper!

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Labor Day Weekend is the air inside the wrapper. You open up the deliciousness of pax, and get a whiff of Holy Shit day off monday, too! and just get all tingly

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

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  • The_ReflectionThe_Reflection Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Hooray! A date for PAX '09! I can already start to feel the PAX joy swelling up inside me.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?
    People are coming from across the world, and you're worried that you only have a week to prepare for a school in the same area as PAX?

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  • redhaloredhalo Also a Professional Alcoholic Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

    Couldn't you just spend the week before PAX preparing as well? I'm not familiar with your school system up there, but if it's like mine was we'd just show up. Hardly any preparation necessary.

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  • LigerLiger Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I'm kind of curious about how one needs to prepare for high school. Altering sleep pattern? Reading all your textbooks in advance? IIRC, most high school districts that aren't on a year-round system tend to start school in the week following Labor Day, so my guess is you will have the same timeframe this year as you did last year. Really though... how do you prepare?

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    i remember a day we picked up a schedule and books before school, and then you show up first day. that's about it.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    well, you probably go out with your parents and get some new clothes, school supplies, and your books. beyond that, like has been mentioned, adjusting your sleep schedule may be a factor, but compared to college preparations, getting ready for high school is a day or two, at best.

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  • GeneralsGenerals Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    I recently checked the PAX annoucement on top (It flew over my head when I constantly read the PA forums).

    So is Penny Arcade Expo going to be held every year on a labour day weekend from now on? Kinda sucks when there's another anime convention in the same region held on the same weekend. (My local con got moved to June for 09)

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  • TimeCruiserMikeTimeCruiserMike Past Organizer of the West Coast Train Trip San Fernando ValleyRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    unfortunately PAX will always interfere with something somebody somewhere wants to do, no matter what time of the year it's held.

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  • redhaloredhalo Also a Professional Alcoholic Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Obviously, cloning ourselves is the only answer.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Generals wrote: »
    I recently checked the PAX annoucement on top (It flew over my head when I constantly read the PA forums).

    So is Penny Arcade Expo going to be held every year on a labour day weekend from now on? Kinda sucks when there's another anime convention in the same region held on the same weekend. (My local con got moved to June for 09)
    Which anime convention is that?

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  • MeeOkMeeOk Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Aki-con or something like that? I think it's down in Oregon. There are always tons of con's going on in or around Seattle, though.

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • MeeOkMeeOk Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Ah. Yes, I stand corrected. I keep getting Kumori-con and Aki-con mixed up. Whoops.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    sluggy freelance guy is always at dragoncon. which means I'll never meet him. which I suppose is good, because of what his fans do.

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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    BigRed wrote: »

    D*Con hosts pretty much any sort of geek culture beyond gaming, such as Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and is on the exact other side of the country. The move of PAX to Labor Day may splash their pool, but it's not going to completely wreck them.

    Also, four day conventions are awesome.

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

    Couldn't you just spend the week before PAX preparing as well? I'm not familiar with your school system up there, but if it's like mine was we'd just show up. Hardly any preparation necessary.

    I guess I worded that wrong. I am worried that the PAX dates and the dates for school will overlap. This year class started on September 3rd. Next year's PAX might be cutting a bit close.

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  • GeneralsGenerals Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

    Couldn't you just spend the week before PAX preparing as well? I'm not familiar with your school system up there, but if it's like mine was we'd just show up. Hardly any preparation necessary.

    I guess I worded that wrong. I am worried that the PAX dates and the dates for school will overlap. This year class started on September 3rd. Next year's PAX might be cutting a bit close.

    I had University starting right after Labour Day and had no issues with it. The stuff/academics coming out from uni pretty much makes high school look like kindergarten, unless of course your school is some very special school. And to add to that, summer school for me ended two weeks before PAX and I had two essays that were due the following week.

    Either way, no big deal.

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    jsn: and there was some dude(note that: DUDE) dressed up as Mai from KOF
    Jeff: I see
    jsn: and I was like "I wonder how he goes to the washroom, does he just like...brush his loincloth to the side or what?"
    jsn: friend was like "DUDE he's BEHIND YOU"
  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    redhalo wrote: »
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

    Couldn't you just spend the week before PAX preparing as well? I'm not familiar with your school system up there, but if it's like mine was we'd just show up. Hardly any preparation necessary.

    I guess I worded that wrong. I am worried that the PAX dates and the dates for school will overlap. This year class started on September 3rd. Next year's PAX might be cutting a bit close.

    if you need anyone to talk to your mom to explain to her why it's important to miss the first days of class, let me know. i'm good with moms! :lol:

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    That would be cool. Even though my mom can be pretty lenient, I don't know how she would react to me missing school for a con.

    Even though it's the BEST con...ever...

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    redhalo wrote: »
    As somebody who is in High School, how is this going to conflict with the starting date for the Seattle/Shoreline School Systems? Last year I had less than a week to prepare for school after the con ended, now this new schedule is really making me nervous.

    Any thoughts from Khoo or other people that have authority over this issue?

    Couldn't you just spend the week before PAX preparing as well? I'm not familiar with your school system up there, but if it's like mine was we'd just show up. Hardly any preparation necessary.

    I guess I worded that wrong. I am worried that the PAX dates and the dates for school will overlap. This year class started on September 3rd. Next year's PAX might be cutting a bit close.

    if you need anyone to talk to your mom to explain to her why it's important to miss the first days of class, let me know. i'm good with moms! :lol:

    i don't know if he wants anyone sleeping with his mom! haha :winky:

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    haha he's still in high school! is he even supposed to know about sex yet anyways? he'll probably just think you're wrestling... go for it!!! haha

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Dang, I was looking forward to it not being on Labor Day weekend so I could go to DragonCon.

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  • skwisgaar Skwigelfskwisgaar Skwigelf Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    STAY AWAY FROM MY MOM!

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Skinnay wrote: »
    haha he's still in high school! is he even supposed to know about sex yet anyways? he'll probably just think you're wrestling... go for it!!! haha

    somebody was apparently home schooled........

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    STAY AWAY FROM MY MOM!

    ok, but no guarantees she'll stay away from me. not sure if you've heard, but apparently i rank pretty high on the sexyometer. :winky:

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    also... if you're anything like what you cosplayed as last year... you're a bad ass and chicks dig badasses lol

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  • spydeyspydey Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    Well, I just bought my flight.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited December 2008
    spydey wrote: »
    Well, I just bought my flight.

    awesome. beer time!

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    as my great great grandpa once said.... "it's noon somewhere!" haha

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  • Ezekiel Zelias ChaosEzekiel Zelias Chaos Registered User regular
    edited December 2008
    My grandpa just drank himself from 14 all the way to 75.. I can't believe he's still alive..

    Anyway..
    Speaking of PAX fever.. I just realized that I can go this year! This is news to me, as before there was something stupid going on.. this date change has made 2009 worth while.

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