**PRE-PAX 2008 DINNER: THANKS AND AFTERMATH**

AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
edited September 2008 in PAX Archive
Hello everyone! :) I'm going to make this annoucment short and sweet :P:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have finally launched. Documents have been signed, checks have been written, and it's time for this train to leave the station. So, here are the final dinner details:

Pre-PAX 2008 Dinner

WHERE: Naval Reserve Building - Great Hall
860 Terry Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

WHEN: August 28, 2008 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

WHAT: Meet and greet your fellow attendees over a tasty Italian buffet (see below for specifics). Extras planned but not guaranteed: Random multimedia, a short keynote by Chris Taylor, Kim Swift hanging out with some other people from Valve, and if attendance exceeds 200 people (and we don't have unforseen cost overruns), any excess money will be donated to Childs' Play! So, bring as many friends as you can, it's for the children. (That's supposed to be sarcastic, not a guilt trip.)

ADMISSION: $30/person. All money goes directly to costs. Any money in excess of costs will be donated to the Childs' Play Charity.

This is the final countdown, so don't miss our third and greatest year. No waves! No haggling over bills and tax rates! w00t! 8-)

Preregister here: :arrow:http://prepax2008dinner.eventbrite.com/

ADMISSION BY PREREGISTERED TICKET ONLY. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD OR ARRANGED AT THE DOOR. If we sell anything on the premises, it gets taxed directly by the City of Seattle because the facility is owned by the city.

This is an ALL AGES event - no alcohol will be served at the dinner, so the whole family can come!

The Menu
The dinner consists of the following menu items:
  • Traditional Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons & Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese :^:
  • Penne Rigate Tossed with Roast Garlic Sherry Cream & Hearty Marinara Sauces :^:(maranara not a meat sauce)
  • Sweet Italian Sausage Sautéed with a Colorful Array of Fresh & Pickled Peppers in Rich Merlot Demi Glace
  • Italian Beef Meatballs & Button Mushrooms in Rich Merlot Demi Glace
  • Garlic Cheese Bread, & Locally Made Artisan Breads Served with Herbed Olive Oil and Butter :^:
  • Balsamic Marinated Roasted & Grilled Vegetable Platter :^:
  • Fresh Strawberry Shortcake Served with Whipped Cream :^:

:^: = Vegetarian Friendly.

If you're really into legal stuff, feel free to read the waiver here: http://www.noceiling.net/prepax08dinnerwaiver.html

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL END ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 27TH 2008 @ 3:00PM! 8-) BUY YOUR TICKET(S) TODAY!

An added plus this year is that the Pre-PAX 2008 Dinner will be featured in the PAX08 DVD. Porkfry and a film crew will be there at the beginning of the dinner to record (and probably interview a few folks). This is the first time pre-PAX events will be featured on the official DVD. Come and be a part of PAX history! :)

Food Allergy Alert: The mix used to make the strawberry shortcake dessert may be made with nuts. Assume all other food will be made in an environment where nuts, wheat, soy, shellfish, and other allergens are (or may be) present.

SEE YOU GUYS THERE!:rotate:<3

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    It's such a relief that we're able to finally open this. The only thing that's kept me going through all the work has been the vision of unmitigated awesomeness. (And specifically getting to meet Chris Taylor, after spending years of my life playing Total Annihilation, reading fan fiction for same, reviewing maps for same, administrating forums for... you get the idea.)

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    It's such a relief that we're able to finally open this. The only thing that's kept me going through all the work has been the vision of unmitigated awesomeness. (And specifically getting to meet Chris Taylor, after spending years of my life playing Total Annihilation, reading fan fiction for same, reviewing maps for same, administrating forums for... you get the idea.)

    WARNING:!!:: FANBOY AHEAD.....

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Ssssh! Don't scare him away!

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  • BigRedBigRed Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Someone ask him wtf is taking so long at patching supcom:fa :P

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I have made my purchase.

    Don't forget to provide your forum name guys and gals. I bet there is a reason why that field is there! :winky:

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Yes, forum names are important because it's all we really know about practically everybody.

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  • SkinnaySkinnay Registered User
    edited June 2008
    you should see if you could advertise this in the little envelope thing you get with your PAX pass a couple weeks before PAX... then more people would know to sign up and thus more money towards childs play

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    You've got to pay to get your event, booth, swag, etc. put into the PA mailer that goes out when they ship the badges. We've got no budget for that, and it's a forum community event. This is primarily a dinner for those who want to get together from the forums. If people want to give specifically to Child's Play, that's awesome, but that's not the goal of this dinner. If we have any $$ left over, then it goes to Child's Play, but this is not in and of itself a fund-raising event.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
    As soon as i locate my credit card, me and Lewie will be booked.

    Thank you sooooooo much for organising this. xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  • SumiSumi Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    How does the sale of tickets work? How do you know who has paid and how do we get these tickets?

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  • TransparentTransparent Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Read the OP, it's pretty obvious. Go to the registration website, register and pay there.

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  • LewieP's MummyLewieP's Mummy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wooooooooooo, 2 tickets bought, for me and LewieP!

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  • SnickersSnickers Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'll be purchasing mine just after the first of the month. I've had to take a lot of time off work this month so I want to make sure rent and such is taken care of before I spend on anything else.

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  • HaterotHaterot Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Purchased. My buddy and I will be there. Excellent work, just excellent.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Haterot wrote: »
    Purchased. My buddy and I will be there. Excellent work, just excellent.

    Can I play with your My Buddy? We could have so many fun adventures together.
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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Snickers wrote: »
    I'll be purchasing mine just after the first of the month. I've had to take a lot of time off work this month so I want to make sure rent and such is taken care of before I spend on anything else.

    You've got plenty of time. :) Don't feel a tremendous amount of pressure if you can't do it right now. I understand things are tight. Also, we are also taking personal checks, so that is an option as well. Those who want to send physical checks can contact me privately, and I will provide furthur instruction. Note that we'll be taking checks up until we get our first NSF. But until that time, we're giving the community the benefit of the doubt! 8-)

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Sumi wrote: »
    How does the sale of tickets work? How do you know who has paid and how do we get these tickets?

    Click on the link in my signature box. Once you register, you will get a confirmation email that you can print out with you. Plus, we'll have a registration list that we'll be checking people against if they can't print out the email. However, if you don't have the email, you'll have to have some other form of ID with you to get in the door. We just want to prevent identify spoofing at the event. Someone did that last year and it was annoying. Feel free to PM me or post here if you have any more questions. This year's going to be a fun one! :winky:

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  • Moe FwackyMoe Fwacky Moderator mod
    edited June 2008
    There was identity spoofing last year?

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh shit how did I miss this?

    edit: and ordered.

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  • sum10fishysum10fishy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'll be there with bells on ... and nothing else.

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    sum10fishy wrote: »
    I'll be there with bells on ... and nothing else.
    Hawtness! :winky:

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  • collinccollinc Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I wasn't going to be able to go because of my flight schedule. I was going to arrive at midnight Thursday/Friday. Now I'll be arriving at noon. So I'll be signing up when I get home. Thanks for doing this. I wanted to go last year but couldn't. So I'm really excited to go this year.

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  • RyosenRyosen Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Any dining event that requires me to sign a liability waiver that cites the risk of death is definitely worth checking out. I've registered in full!

    I am a tad disappointed, tho, about the "no drunken lightsaber battles" clause.....

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy I don't wanna be that guy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I have a small question about the food. How much of it is there going to be? At past events I have been to through PAX, they really didn't provide enough food for everyone to get their fill. I just want to make sure there is going to be enough to go around for everyone.

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  • ElectricTurtleElectricTurtle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Who are "they" and which "past events"? Every food-related event I've ever seen around PAX has been "go to some restaurant and buy what you want" so if anything in such scenarios the restaurant deserves the blame (or the person who doesn't order enough food).

    This year is a buffet, and I'm sure some people will take more and others less, so it should even out, but I'll ask my wife about the caterer as she's handled most of that.

    EDIT: My wife reminded me about the developer-sponsored "parties" that were first-come, first-serve and often didn't have enough food for a fraction of the people who showed up. We will not be that way, as she says below, we will have as many portions as we have attendees.

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  • AstayonixAstayonix Registered User
    edited June 2008
    That_Guy wrote: »
    I have a small question about the food. How much of it is there going to be? At past events I have been to through PAX, they really didn't provide enough food for everyone to get their fill. I just want to make sure there is going to be enough to go around for everyone.

    It's going to be set up buffet-style, but everyone who pays will be guaranteed food. Unlike some of the other events at PAX in years past that had pre-set capacity caps (e.g. 50 people were planned for and 100 showed up) and were free (paid by those who hosted the party, not the attendees), the difference here is that you're paying for your plate, so you're going to eat. As we get $$, we update the catering and tell them how many people are expected. We've already pre-negotiated a price/plate with them, so as they get your reservation, they make sure a portion is available for you. I hope that makes sense. If not, PM me.

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  • HaterotHaterot Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    That_Guy wrote: »
    I have a small question about the food. How much of it is there going to be? At past events I have been to through PAX, they really didn't provide enough food for everyone to get their fill. I just want to make sure there is going to be enough to go around for everyone.

    Fill up on room crackers before you come!!
    save some food for the rest of us chubby!

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  • Mr_SnuffleMr_Snuffle Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Done and done.

    See you all there :)

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  • PeasantDavePeasantDave Jersey ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Registered for me+1!

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  • Cynd3rCynCynd3rCyn Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I am registering myself and Yoshamano

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  • deathheaddeathhead Registered User new member
    edited June 2008
    registered for the wife and I :)

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I look forward to seeing everyone. And towering over Peasant Dave :p

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  • HotSakeHotSake Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You tower over just about everyone, Bambalamadingdong.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'll sign up, but $30 seems like a lot, no?

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  • BamboozaBambooza Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    HotSake wrote: »
    You tower over just about everyone, Bambalamadingdong.

    Well everyone but BigRed whom was about the same height.

    As for 30 dollars being a lot? I would think its far cheaper then a dinner and a movie and this is a great deal better. Or even cheaper then a few drinks and a cigar on the Vegas strip. But it is all in perspective of how much your willing and able to spend.

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Bambooza wrote: »
    HotSake wrote: »
    You tower over just about everyone, Bambalamadingdong.

    Well everyone but BigRed whom was about the same height.

    As for 30 dollars being a lot? I would think its far cheaper then a dinner and a movie and this is a great deal better. Or even cheaper then a few drinks and a cigar on the Vegas strip. But it is all in perspective of how much your willing and able to spend.

    able: a lot, willing: far less. just registered, though. hope to get my cash worth by seeing exposed boobs! (i'm lookin at you, cookie girls!)

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  • latinman280latinman280 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Wooo, registered.

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Bambooza wrote: »
    HotSake wrote: »
    You tower over just about everyone, Bambalamadingdong.

    Well everyone but BigRed whom was about the same height.

    As for 30 dollars being a lot? I would think its far cheaper then a dinner and a movie and this is a great deal better. Or even cheaper then a few drinks and a cigar on the Vegas strip. But it is all in perspective of how much your willing and able to spend.

    able: a lot, willing: far less. just registered, though. hope to get my cash worth by seeing exposed boobs! (i'm lookin at you, cookie girls!)

    Boobs are always saved for afterparties silly. And last year, it was the guys in my corset.... not me >.>

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  • dyaballikldyaballikl PAX Main Theatre House & Security Manager • PAX Community Cartographer Gold Coast QLD AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    dyaballikl wrote: »
    Bambooza wrote: »
    HotSake wrote: »
    You tower over just about everyone, Bambalamadingdong.

    Well everyone but BigRed whom was about the same height.

    As for 30 dollars being a lot? I would think its far cheaper then a dinner and a movie and this is a great deal better. Or even cheaper then a few drinks and a cigar on the Vegas strip. But it is all in perspective of how much your willing and able to spend.

    able: a lot, willing: far less. just registered, though. hope to get my cash worth by seeing exposed boobs! (i'm lookin at you, cookie girls!)

    Boobs are always saved for afterparties silly. And last year, it was the guys in my corset.... not me >.>
    are you not cookie girl? (don't let us down!) (afterparty at my house!)

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  • BrokenAngelBrokenAngel Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I was one of last years two cookie girls. This year however, I am an enforcer, and hence have no time for cookie girl duties.

    And I'm not one for getting topless at parties. I leave that to the younger set. ;P

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