Minpencon 13

carrotpanic wrote:

Time off booked, looking to head out from Michigan Friday at noonish. Also need to figure out a room to share.

Let me talk to my wife. She has started talking about all of these little trips we are going to take in May.

Anyone need a room mate? I uh.

I promise I will try *really* really hard not to get sick.

For reals.

This time.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Anyone need a room mate? I uh.

I promise I will try *really* really hard not to get sick.

For reals.

This time.

Whatever you say Michael *cough* er, patient zero.

I'm not a big traveler, so when I give my credit card details to a hotel, they don't charge me immediately, only upon a late cancel / use of room, correct?

Cuz the money will be there in April...

trueheart78 wrote:

I'm not a big traveler, so when I give my credit card details to a hotel, they don't charge me immediately, only upon a late cancel / use of room, correct?

Cuz the money will be there in April...

I'd call to confirm. The only time I've had a hotel pre-charge me was when I attended a conference in Seattle.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Anyone need a room mate? I uh.

I promise I will try *really* really hard not to get sick.

For reals.

This time.

I haven't booked yet, but I also haven't a roommate. Maybe we can work something out? PM me if you're on board.

LockAndLoad wrote:
trueheart78 wrote:

I'm not a big traveler, so when I give my credit card details to a hotel, they don't charge me immediately, only upon a late cancel / use of room, correct?

Cuz the money will be there in April...

I'd call to confirm. The only time I've had a hotel pre-charge me was when I attended a conference in Seattle.

Definitely call to check. I've often been charged first night as a deposit.

Am I correct in thinking this is a casual affair?

Black tie only.

And I do mean only.

To answer your probable question: Minpencon is the less organized pencon. No charge at the door, you guys are on your own for sleeping arrangements. I rent room space and provide you guys a way to get cheaper hotel rooms, we play board games for 3 days. That's it. Nothing more organized than pulling people together to play a game with. I might take money to buy food and beer but that's strictly donation-only.

oilypenguin wrote:

Black tie only.

And I do mean [i]only[/i].

To answer your probable question: Minpencon is the less organized pencon. No charge at the door, you guys are on your own for sleeping arrangements. I rent room space and provide you guys a way to get cheaper hotel rooms, we play board games for 3 days. That's it. Nothing more organized than pulling people together to play a game with. I might take money to buy food and beer but that's strictly donation-only.

Don't tempt me.

Depending on my bonus and how much of that is taken by taxes, I may be there.

Have we established whether or not there will be gummi worms?

Annnnd I'm officially out for Min. I love producers. Love em'.

It sounds like the big boy version is sometime this fall; might be able to make that.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Annnnd I'm officially out for Min. I love producers. Love em'.

It sounds like the big boy version is sometime this fall; might be able to make that.

=/

I am displeased.

I am still on the fence. Only 5 bucks for me to let you white wash it.

Well, my bonus this year is pretty good and I'm 99.9% sure I'm coming. Anyone want to save a bit on their hotel room by having a stranger sleep on the floor?

When is this minpencon going to take a road trip to MN?

Reservation made. $116 a night for two queens and a sofa bed. I'll house up to 4 other derelicts, then, and we can split. Pretty sure Hoxie is in for one spot. Rest are up for grabs. KG? Obriano? Others?

Oh, and the reservation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

carrotpanic wrote:

Reservation made. $116 a night for two queens and a sofa bed. I'll house up to 4 other derelicts, then, and we can split. Pretty sure Hoxie is in for one spot. Rest are up for grabs. KG? Obriano? Others?

Oh, and the reservation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

Sounds good to me. Do we know which airport is the best to fly into? Cleveland and Akron seem about the same distance away.

carrotpanic wrote:

Reservation made. $116 a night for two queens and a sofa bed. I'll house up to 4 other derelicts, then, and we can split. Pretty sure Hoxie is in for one spot. Rest are up for grabs. KG? Obriano? Others?

Oh, and the reservation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

I need to think it over and talk it over. The Mini Con is the weekend before our finals week at the school (My last ever final exams). Also, I have some work caught up in pay me on this damn contract now, limbo. Also, I said some very unkind things about Brian's children.

obirano wrote:
carrotpanic wrote:

Reservation made. $116 a night for two queens and a sofa bed. I'll house up to 4 other derelicts, then, and we can split. Pretty sure Hoxie is in for one spot. Rest are up for grabs. KG? Obriano? Others?

Oh, and the reservation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

Sounds good to me. Do we know which airport is the best to fly into? Cleveland and Akron seem about the same distance away.

Cleveland is closest but CAK might be cheaper.

I'm 100% out. Phishling #2's arrival will be about a month away, and leaving Mrs. Phish home with the two year old is a non-starter. I'll shoot for big Pencon again this year, and will hopefully find a way to drag the Madison GWJers with.

I understand, Phish.

I'm livid with you. But I understand.

Everyone should bring all their babies to prime and we can pile them up, admire our work, and then ignore them for 3 days while we play board games. That's what fatherhood is all about.

Literal piling.

Of course. What did you think I meant?

Figurative piling.

oilypenguin wrote:

I'm livid with you. But I understand.

I will do my damndest to drag Dimmer and dreadedgazebo to big Pencon. I'm also comfortable listing Norfair as a stretch goal.

Phishposer wrote:

I'm 100% out. Phishling #2's arrival will be about a month away, and leaving Mrs. Phish home with the two year old is a non-starter. I'll shoot for big Pencon again this year, and will hopefully find a way to drag the Madison GWJers with.

My life is ruined.

Bah. Saw flights while I was at work. Got home and its gone up 100. Gonna watch it a bit.

obirano wrote:

Bah. Saw flights while I was at work. Got home and its gone up 100. Gonna watch it a bit.

Dunno how much stock to put into it, but my wife always says to check for flights on Tuesday afternoons. I don't recall the reasoning, but she always seems to get cheaper flights. Might be worth checking then.

carrotpanic wrote:

Reservation made. $116 a night for two queens and a sofa bed. I'll house up to 4 other derelicts, then, and we can split. Pretty sure Hoxie is in for one spot. Rest are up for grabs. KG? Obriano? Others?

Oh, and the reservation is for Friday and Saturday nights.

Current room status is: myself, radical ans, and hoxie. Doubling up the queen beds, got room for one more. Possibly two if someone wants to crash on the pullout couch.