NOTICE ABOUT THE FINAL DAY OF TICKET PURCHASING: Due to the unusually slow ticket sales of this year I'm going to be ending the ticket sales one week before the event on the 21st of August. This is so that I can provide the caterer with a final guest count and not have to buy way more food then I have to. Ticket prices will be unaffected by this since we are over the minimum needed for the buffet pricing.
Greetings and welcome to the Pre-PAX Dinner 2014! First off, apologies this thread going up much later than usual. With the ultra late badge sales and then me needing to go take a class for work things got pretty delayed but thankfully that's the worst of the news.
If this is your first PPD then welcome! This is a really casual dinner held the day before PAX where you can meet and hangout with a whole bunch of other PAXers. If you're planning on attending the Tri-Wizard Drinking Tournament then this is also a great place to come eat right before the crawl. It ends right when the crawl is gearing up and is right in the middle of all the starting bars (and is a starting bar!).This event is 21 and over.The Time!
6PM - 8PMThe Location!
We are again back at Barca's because it's seriously hard to beat a venue that doesn't charge, has great service, and tons of seating. Also, Dan is super cool.
1510 11th Ave Seattle, WA 98122https://goo.gl/maps/7OPUX
This is just a short walk from the convention center but is up a fairly steep hill.The Menu!
Catering is provided by Seasoned in Seattle. I've used SiS for the prior two Dinners and they have never failed to provide top notch food and service. In keeping with PPD tradition at least one item has booze in it. All of the food will be provided buffet style so for the price of entry you can eat all the things
All menu items are gluten free except the bread because, yanno, it's bread.
-Summer Greens & Raspberry - Homemade balsamic infused raspberry vinaigrette topped with candied pecans, fresh mint and gorgonzola cheese
-Watermelon & Shaved Fennel - Sweet & seedless watermelon with shaved fennel, fresh herbs and a zingy Zinfandel vinaigrette
-Steamed Basmati Rice
-Organic breads and butter
-Fresh Fruit and berry display
-Lemon & Herb Roasted Chicken - Savory cuts of boneless chicken baked and quick fried with a lemon citrus glaze
-Braised Beef - Tender char grilled and slow braised boneless ribs in a demi-garlic and merlot glaze
-Orzo Italiano - Al dente orzo, black & garbanzo beans , bell pepper with fresh herbs & shallot with lemon balsamic vinaigretteThe Tickets!
Ticket price this year is $28.48! I'm going through Eventbrite this time because WePay isn't really the same company I was going through last year and all the other PAX community organizers seem to like Eventbrite.
My usual disclaimer: I do not make a profit at all off of this event and if at any time there is any doubt about this I will be more than glad to post my expenditures. If I somehow end up with extra money all proceeds will be donated to Child's Play.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-pre-pax-dinner-2014-tickets-11998831829
When you arrive at the event please provide your printed ticket. If for some reason you can't then provide the ticket then the have the email, .pdf, photo ID, or something that shows that you are who you say you are so that I can get everyone checked in.Attire!
You guys can show up in street clothes or the finest dinner attire ever. Hell, show up in a costume if you want. I'll be in my TWDT attire (as seen in my avatar here) and there will probably be a few people running around in wizard robes and what not also for the crawl so feel free to have fun with it!Final Note
There's a decent chance this will be my final PPD. If you'd like to be a standby event organizer for next year in case I can't do it, gimme a hollar! Serious interest only! I need to know that whoever I have lined up as a standby is going to be 100% reliable.
Thank you all and see you in August!