I had mentioned wanting to do something on the 23rd in the S&T Heard 'Round the World thread, but it's starting to get real here, and I wanted to start the ball rolling.
We don't have a solid venue yet. Teneman is looking into the Victory Lounge. If anyone has any other ideas please speak up here.
I can also host at my apartment complex's party house, but it's out in Redmond. There's a living room with a TV where we can set up Rock Band or Reach or whatever, a sitting/dining room with a big table for board games (I can bring a couple card-tables too), and a full kitchen (I would be willing to cook and I will probably still be up to my eyebrows in birthday cake). It doesn't cost people who live in the complex anything but we do have to sign up. It's about 30 feet from my apartment, so it's convenient. We're close enough you might even be able to use my wireless and play Minecraft.
Newly Finalized Plans:
The Time, and the place - Starting at my place at 2pm or whenever people want to start arriving; then moving to the "cabana" at my apartment complex when the gang who rented it before me gets done (around 5pm). We can stay there until 10pm. If anyone's still interested we can move back across the parking lot to my place. Or depending on interest, we can move the boardgames to the cabana and leave the noisy stuff at my place. Lots of options, here.
I live in Redmond not far from the end of the 520. PM me for more specific directions and other contact info.
Food - I'll be providing a main dish (I'm contemplating my infamous chicken pot pie; if anyone has any requests feel free to pass them along), and a vegetarian option (current candidate is my equally infamous portobello stroganoff). If you wish to bring something, munchies, a salad, or an interesting bread to share would be cool.
Will have a selection of generic soda (will make certain to include diet and caffeine-free options) and bottled water to drink. If you want anything more interesting than that, feel free to bring it.
Desert will be a selection of fruit and my birthday cake, which for the record I don't want to try to light on fire again.
I just looked at my shelf and despaired of listing it all. Suffice it to say if you want it I have probably got it. Could use extra Xbox 360 controllers or Wiimotes (I only have two of each). I have a full Rockband setup (Rockband 2, Beatles, and now Lego) and including a new Rockband 3 guitar that needs breaking in.
Munchkin. Oh Lord have we got Munchkin.
Munchkin Quest (boardgame version)
Lord of the Rings with the Friends and Foes expansion
Talisman (4ed - I know, but you don't want to know what 1ed costs if you can find it at all)
Apples to Apples
Please feel free to bring anything that you have that you think others would enjoy
Jonman + MrsJonman
Matokin + 1
Houseapes are welcome. You may possibly be able to confirm the existence of my children as well (except for the one that's getting deployed).