Penguincon 2011: It was Fedorable

Tagging for interest. Would love to make it if I can.

It is a 12.5 hour drive for me, but I would be going through Madison, Chicago and Indianapolis on my way from Minneapolis. I could acquire a vehicle that seats 7 for a long weekend. If peeps would be interested in carpooling, let me know.

Edit:
Do people bring their SOs to this event? If Cheeto brings Jake, I'll bring Mich. They could commiserate together

ELewis17 wrote:

Do people bring their SOs to this event? If Cheeto brings Jake, I'll bring Mich. They could commiserate together :P

SOs would be perfectly welcome, I think...provided they know what they're getting into.

toph513 wrote:
ELewis17 wrote:

Do people bring their SOs to this event? If Cheeto brings Jake, I'll bring Mich. They could commiserate together :P

SOs would be perfectly welcome, I think...provided they know what they're getting into.

Yes. I cannot be held responsible for bored SOs.

oilypenguin wrote:

Yes. I cannot be held responsible for bored SOs.

If there are people around she won't be bored.
You guys would need more of a disclaimer than I'd ever need to give her.

ELewis17 wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:

Yes. I cannot be held responsible for bored SOs.

If there are people around she won't be bored.
You guys would need more of a disclaimer than I'd ever need to give her.

I... was that a putdown?

So's your face?

I'd love to come back to this! I'll have to see how my wife's wedding and event schedules shake out though so I wont be able to commit till much later in the year.

If I can come back though, hells to the yeah!

I'm trying to find the put down in there?? Not intended.
Michelle is cRaZy! She's the party girl our son converted into a housewife :). There's a pretty good chance that if I didn't politely request her to reign it in she'd be the first to remove her pants.

Here it is on page 3, so you can't say I didn't warn you:
Don't let her corner you after she's had a few. She WILL scar you.

ELewis17 wrote:

Don't let her corner you after she's had a few. She WILL scar you.

This is acceptable.

The disclaimer stands though, if only for SOs who don't intend to join Penguin in taking their pants off.

toph513 wrote:
ELewis17 wrote:

Don't let her corner you after she's had a few. She WILL scar you.

This is acceptable.

The disclaimer stands though, if only for SOs who don't intend to join Penguin in taking their pants off.

You know, if Danielle comes and James brings Theresa and they both have a few this might get wacky with all the pants-less ladies running around.

I think we might want to implement the policy of things happening at penguincon staying at penguincon.

Remember boys: If a girl is there, I don't care how drunk and pantsless she happens to be, she's probably someone's SO. Act accordingly.

Oh, nother suggestion. Game swap? I cannot be the only guy with tubs and cabinets full of games looking to move em around. I would be ecstatic to just give away this crate of older PC titles.

Lastly, general interest in a card tourney-I can teach yall Euchre. But I only have enough chips for about a 6 person game.

KingGorilla wrote:

Oh, nother suggestion. Game swap? I cannot be the only guy with tubs and cabinets full of games looking to move em around. I would be ecstatic to just give away this crate of older PC titles.

Something like this is a great idea.

KingGorilla also wrote:

Lastly, general interest in a card tourney-I can teach yall Euchre. But I only have enough chips for about a 6 person game.

Euchre...chips? I...wut?

toph513 wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:

Oh, nother suggestion. Game swap? I cannot be the only guy with tubs and cabinets full of games looking to move em around. I would be ecstatic to just give away this crate of older PC titles.

Something like this is a great idea.

Says the person who owns no games.

oilypenguin wrote:
toph513 wrote:
KingGorilla wrote:

Oh, nother suggestion. Game swap? I cannot be the only guy with tubs and cabinets full of games looking to move em around. I would be ecstatic to just give away this crate of older PC titles.

Something like this is a great idea.

Says the person who owns no games.

That hardly makes it a bad idea.

Good suggestion KG. I put it on the list.

As for a card tourney, the only one I was planning on organizing was going to be Texas Hold 'Em. I think a big omegathon-type thing with different card games would be fun but I certainly won't organize it =)

Depending on how much room we have, I think what I'll probably do is post the 5-6 official events, what room(s) they're in and what time they are. The rest of the time those rooms will be able to be signed out if someone wants something more organized than pick-up games.

For instance, let's say the poker tournament is in the board game room and is scheduled to end at 10pm. We'll have a table (or a person) handling the sign-ups so KG reserves to room for 10pm for a euchre tournament. That will get posted on the door of the room with the time as well as in a central location (I'm thinking laptop with a projector to show the schedule) so everyone can see it. That way we still have some structured fun but I don't have to organize it =)

Along those same lines, I'll give you an example that is also a prophecy. I have a burning need to play the Game of Thrones card game with people. Once we get a venue and decide what events we're doing, I'm blocking out 3+ hours for teaching/ play first chance I get.

And I guess I would need you to teach me Euchre if it involved 6 players and chips. And here I thought I already knew how.

Only suggestion I have is fewer folks attached to consoles, and more board gaming. I'm not against console games, per se, but I would rather not wait until 2 AM again to play BSG.

Here is what I was thinking for the Poker tourney. Buy in would be a charitable donation-Child's Play or Extra Life, and maybe we can work out a prize package for top 3 players.

So as I'm a maybe, and this is dependent on several conditions like not finding a better job and being able to go, take this with a grain of salt, but I may have a case or two of redbull along with my if I come.

NSMike wrote:

Only suggestion I have is fewer folks attached to consoles, and more board gaming. I'm not against console games, per se, but I would rather not wait until 2 AM again to play BSG. :)

Ok, let me get this straight, Mike. Your suggestion is that I force people to not play the consoles? I'll... take that under advisement.

But seriously, if we plan this out properly there should be both enough room and enough people that all the available rooms will have players in them the whole time. No more 2am BSG (unless you choose to do so).

@KG: you're just full of good ideas. I think that will work out nicely.

I suggest super gluing the buttons down on your Guitars and Arcade sticks.

Or for the PCs, swap mouse buttons to leftie, and then administrator lock control panel.

I figure with the latter we would then have a true life murder mystery game.

Maybe we should do something like a Con registration? So, say I assign myself as a host for "Room 1" as the Rock Band 3 room from 8PM - 10PM. To sign up and reserve a spot, a person must donate $2 to Child's Play. In the case of Rock Band, we need to allow bands to sign up in advance or throw people together randomly.

If you're not there within 5 minutes of the room starting, you forfeit your spot (new person is in for free), your name is public ridiculed as a forgetful gamer and we politely ask our CEO to turn your avatar into a BNPederson monkey avatar thing.

We should do as much admin junk as possible beforehand. I wonder if there's a way to organize this over Google Docs? Maybe a public spreadsheet, each tab a Room? Or Room / timeslot?

BTW, thinking about last year... We need hosts/organizers for events. Locked in times. If we run over, we cut it off. And a pre-defined schedule vs. pickup groups for the big events.
Also, for bracket contests, a way to determine the winner based on points / chips earned / matches won overall.

Lastly, no responses from my contacts so far.

#Child's Play stuff: I'm told there will be a more blatant and open GWJ fundraising effort this year so I feel less obligated to concoct ways to get people to donate. I think a charity poker tournament is a great idea as that lets us raise money and have a poker tournament, two things we wanted to do anyway. But other than that? Doing CP fundraising (more like funraising, amirite?) just complicated matters further and I'd rather concentrate on making an awesome party than keeping track of money.

That said, if we end up making money on this little venture, that's all going to CP after expenses are covered (just like last year).

Oh and we're definitely having pre-registration. I'll need a handle on the numbers we're talking about before I get around to booking anything.

I seriously hope we can arrange a midwest carpool extravaganza, as I don't think I can convince the wife to sign off on airline tickets unless the price dramatically drops.

SallyNasty wrote:

I seriously hope we can arrange a midwest carpool extravaganza, as I don't think I can convince the wife to sign off on airline tickets unless the price dramatically drops.

So presuming I will be able to go, who else can we swing? I'm assuming 4 is the maximum number for a comfortable road trip here, maybe 5 if its just for a quick leg. I will be alone or maybe with one friend. Then you. That leaves us 1-2 spots to fill.

oilypenguin wrote:
NSMike wrote:

Only suggestion I have is fewer folks attached to consoles, and more board gaming. I'm not against console games, per se, but I would rather not wait until 2 AM again to play BSG. :)

Ok, let me get this straight, Mike. Your suggestion is that I force people to not play the consoles? I'll... take that under advisement.

Exactly. Precisely. Brilliant.

Ok, not really. I want folks to play what they want to play, of course, but it seemed like the focus of the last one was primarily console gaming. There was a big room for Rock Band, and the main room was basically console stations. There was a conference room for board games. Granted, no one was playing them either. I suppose I'm just hoping for more board gamers to attend, really.

And you have my solemn promise that this will be so.

As far as travel, first come first serve riding bitch. I do have a sissy bar and a solid frame you can snuggle up to. You can feel secure hugging my back and screaming in my ear.

boogle wrote:
SallyNasty wrote:

I seriously hope we can arrange a midwest carpool extravaganza, as I don't think I can convince the wife to sign off on airline tickets unless the price dramatically drops.

So presuming I will be able to go, who else can we swing? I'm assuming 4 is the maximum number for a comfortable road trip here, maybe 5 if its just for a quick leg. I will be alone or maybe with one friend. Then you. That leaves us 1-2 spots to fill.

Conejote is in KC as well, and I think there are a couple in St. Louis. Where is your starting location? Still Norman?

Its Norman for now, but that may change to OKC or I dunno somewhere depending on if I get a job after graduation.

NSMike wrote:
oilypenguin wrote:
NSMike wrote:

Only suggestion I have is fewer folks attached to consoles, and more board gaming. I'm not against console games, per se, but I would rather not wait until 2 AM again to play BSG. :)

Ok, let me get this straight, Mike. Your suggestion is that I force people to not play the consoles? I'll... take that under advisement.

Exactly. Precisely. Brilliant.

Ok, not really. I want folks to play what they want to play, of course, but it seemed like the focus of the last one was primarily console gaming. There was a big room for Rock Band, and the main room was basically console stations. There was a conference room for board games. Granted, no one was playing them either. I suppose I'm just hoping for more board gamers to attend, really.

Come out West for one of the upcoming HedgeCons. We are the Mecca for board gaming.