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The Epic Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Mr_Praetorian » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:50 am

Show Dates: August 4th - 7th, 2016


Badge Preregistration Begins: January 22nd
Badge Preregistration Ends: June 19th
Badge Preregistration Cost: $90
Standard Registration Cost: $120


Event Registration Events: May 15th


Room Cost (per person, assuming 4 per room): ~$288


Likely Itinerary:
    :!: Converge at someone's house (usually mine) two days before the Convention.
    :!: Spend the entire next day driving to Indy.
    :!: CON! CON! CON!
    :!: Depart Sunday afternoon
    :!: Resume boring, non-Gen Con, existence.


Further Considerations:
    :!: There has been a notable hike in badge prices from 2016; especially for the standard registration.
    :!: We already have four rooms booked, giving us a total occupancy of 8-12 (depedant on personal boundaries).
    :!: On the subject of rooms: Your share of the room costs will be paid upfront, so as to not drive Marty insane/stress his credit limit. Don't worry, it usually ends up as a relatively low sum.
    :!: I'm going to be running an event, and will need GMs. More GMs = More money to recoup gas and food costs.


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Re: The Tentative Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Sajuuk » Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:00 pm

  • What events would you recommend to newbies?
    • Avoid Pathfinder organized play unless you're into that sort of low-point-buy, restricted-material gameplay.
    • Play official Shadowrun events
    • Play non-Paizo Pathfinder events.
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  • Should we take the plunge and run some events next year?
    • Maybe
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Re: The Tentative Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby littleangryman » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:27 am

Mark me down as tentatively not going. This year's convention has wrought havoc on my finances, and I'll be sorting out the fallout for the foreseeable future. Will update when/if the situation stabilizes.
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Re: The Tentative Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Mr_Praetorian » Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:34 am

Update with info, "stuff", and "things".
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Re: The Tentative Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Squall255 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:37 pm

Add Lauren to the list. We will be paying for one of the rooms outright, or will find our own lodging.
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Re: The Tentative Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Sajuuk » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:00 pm

Also, because the hotel filled up stupidly fast this year, what I have on reserve are actually FOUR rooms. All king bed suites. These were the only kind of rooms available on the first day I could make a reservation for the Gencon dates, and they're still the only kind of rooms available.

The idea was 2-3 people per room. Possibly 4. One of the rooms has already been set aside for Squall and Lauren.
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Re: The Epic Gen Con 2016 Thread

Postby Mr_Praetorian » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:22 am

Breaking, and deeply unfortunate, News

Upon weighing my options, I have decided that attending Gen Con this year would not be a fiscally responsible decision. So I will not be going. Do worry, I will be with you in spirit.

There is the matter of the hotel room in the Holiday Inn across from the stadium that is currently in my name. I will contact the hotel tomorrow to see what steps must be taken for me to transfer the room. Hopefully, I can get my $250 deposit back too. Details when I have them.

Also, though I'm not going, I'm still happy to help coordinate the trip. Since Eric has school and work, and Marty has workworkwork.

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