To Whom It May Concern:
I've been keeping an eye on the forums about a Boston event, but nothing appeared to have much steam behind it. Perhaps I'm getting ahead of myself and it's too early for such talks, but I'm anxious for my first PAX. If someone else was already planning a event then hopefully this post will just serve to get some people talking about the event. I don't mean to step on toes, but as a dedicated alcoholic I felt like this situation needed to be addressed.
I live in Boston and I've planned a number of barcrawls in the past, so I figure I have a good knowledge of routes, bars, and obstacles that may come up. That said, I could use some input from those interested in a barcrawl as the event is for all of you and making it a fun time for everyone involved is top priority.
Here are my concerns:
1) Duration? Should this be an all day affair or just a couple of hours of drinking?
2) What Day? Thursday means not cutting into PAX time, but people might not come to town until the weekend
3) Distance? I feel like we should cover some ground as a lot of people will be new to Boston, so covering Somerville/Cambridge/Boston/Allston would be a fun tour, but it means a longer crawl and more time spent traveling.
And most important in terms of me needing feedback - I've heard that PAX West hosted a impressive Triwizard Drinking Tournament - While I consider myself an expert on the consumption of alchol, this sort of contest is foreign to me (I just play wizards staff or beer die ...) Is there someone out there who has a great theme in mind?
This event could also use people familiar with Boston and/or it's Bars to help wrangle folks and obviously any/all feedback is helpful.
A meetup at a Boston bar to discusss ideas/critique my route/etc seems like a great plan ...
I am IRCs resident nerdbro and member of the PokeCrawl planning committee.
Red B/Gold Professor
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