PAX PRIME: GWJ S&T Dinner (updated srsly!!)

My first year at level 21 and I remained at the con center. Not to mention I had to bus back home. But it was great seeing you all for some board gaming. I definitely need to start attending more Goojer events as much as I can.

Norfair wrote:

What? No get together pictures yet?

I saw somebody take a pic during the festivities but I dunno who.

I got a couple not so great shots with my phone, but I'm sure there are better ones coming later.

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It was so damn dark in there I couldn't get any decent pics

Tekman has some, soon as he swings around he'll edit them and probably post them up. I saw him standing on chairs so I'm pretty sure there's some.

Thanks for the thanks? It was great to see you all there and meet a ton of new people. Sorry I wasn't talkative but I think we can all agree by the time we got our food we were starving so i was busy stuffing my mouth with salad.

And, as nice as kells was, I will be looking into a bigger venue with an actual room so we can talk and hear each other. There was a major soccer game going on that night and all the tables in the corner that were not ours were watching that and really loud.

I had a great time meeting so many new people and seeing faces from last year! The best part of the dinner though was the increase in likelihood that we'll finally be doing more S&Ts in Vancouver!

Delerat wrote:

I had a great time meeting so many new people and seeing faces from last year! The best part of the dinner though was the increase in likelihood that we'll finally be doing more S&Ts in Vancouver!

Oh, we'd better, because I've got some serious con-withdrawals going on and I had a blast roaming seattle with you guys : )

Thank you all for coming and I am glad you had a great time. I am really liking the current formula we have going.

Saturday night dinner
Sunday night after party

This next year I have a pretty big venue in mind that can hold up to 150 people, with pool tables, bowling lanes and is only a few minutes away from the convention center with a bus route right to it.

I only got 2 photos from Kell's! Shameful, I know.

These are preliminary, unedited, unlabeled.

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Wow that is dark!

I should like to say its best you only got my phone in that shot instead of me at the end of the table

I finally have the photos of the S&T done. These I feel are the better candidates to post. I did some clean up and post processing, but there will be blur and grains in some pics. There's a couple I said screw it and posted B&W. The price I pay to take them without using flash.

Enjoy!

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I love the motion blur. Can you imagine taking those with a f/1.8 50mm?

Tekman wrote:

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Note that Q-Stone always has that expression when he drinks.

those are some damn fine people in those pics. Damn fine.

Now I'm even more upset that I missed it.

Momgamer, it was so loud in there. I mean it was a fun time but it was hard to talk to anyone without basically going. "HI. NICE TO MEET YOU. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"

Maybe next year we can get at it a little earlier and setup a Paypal or something and reserve a room. We're getting too big for all this.

Next year you'll need name tags with your forum name and avatar on it.

DUCKFACE 4EVAR!

Norfair wrote:

Next year you'll need name tags with your forum name and avatar on it.

Many of us had those!

That is a lot of beauty right there!

Wow, I look so... happy in those shots. Hopefully I'll know more people by next year and also hopefully we'll find a place where the decibel level is merely double digits too so I can hear people talk. The boardgaming afterwards was great, especially the secret room. (shh) (also you're all bloody cylons)

SAYS THE CYLON.

And yes, I did have about 50 nametags for those who didn't have any. They went rather quickly, so I will note to get more than 50 next year.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

DUCKFACE 4EVAR!

It's just efficient. He doesn't have to re-arrange his face to insert the straw for the sucking of more booze.

Flickr requires a sign-in to view? That's new.

EDIT: Check your settings Quintin, I can view Tekman's flickr but yours is blocked unless you have an account.

Tamren wrote:

Flickr requires a sign-in to view? That's new.

EDIT: Check your settings Quintin, I can view Tekman's flickr but yours is blocked unless you have an account.

Is it the set that gives you problems or individual photos? AFAIK, my stuff should all be public.

It's the set. I can't see it either.

Hello, peeps! My full PAX11 album is now available:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/qhstone...

It contains all my photos from PAX (many of which are horribly blurry, sorry, still getting used to the new camera) and from both of the GWJ gatherings.

Edit: New link! Wasn't permissions so much as picture "safety level".

Try the new link above.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

Try the new link above.

You try it, I'm bitter.