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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #400 on: January 30, 2020, 09:11:55 pm »
Just a quick hell yeah to jdbailey and nexusmtz, the Zapcon gods have spoken!

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #401 on: January 30, 2020, 10:09:02 pm »
I booked hotel on Monday for the Marriott.  Best thing was next day at work they started talking about needing someone to fly to CA to do a test all that week and I was like sorry I just booked non-refundable hotel room.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #402 on: January 30, 2020, 10:21:00 pm »
Nice, Gil.  Looking forward to seeing how much you've improved your score at Robotron over the year.  :cheers:

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #403 on: January 30, 2020, 10:21:48 pm »
I booked hotel on Monday for the Marriott.  Best thing was next day at work they started talking about needing someone to fly to CA to do a test all that week and I was like sorry I just booked non-refundable hotel room.




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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #404 on: January 30, 2020, 10:25:10 pm »
First post roll call updated!


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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #405 on: January 31, 2020, 12:30:13 am »
Nice, Gil.  Looking forward to seeing how much you've improved your score at Robotron over the year.  :cheers:

Yep it will be a fun time again.  I know I play better but its weird I started not getting as high of a score lately.  I play almost every day.   I think I've started taking too many risks thinking I can squeeze in somewhere and get that extra guy cause a lot of times I'm pulling off some awesome moves.  Played tonight and got to wave 55.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #406 on: January 31, 2020, 08:50:05 am »
You will show up. One way or another. I have a nexusmtz sized burlap sack and a bottle of chloroform.
Officially moving from 'Probably' to 'Yes' (booked), to avoid Mike's scratchy sack!

The only reason I am showing up is for Mike's sack.
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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #407 on: January 31, 2020, 09:30:52 am »
Normally I am the last guy to worry about ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.

I might be turning the corner now.


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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #408 on: February 02, 2020, 05:24:35 pm »
All it takes is a whole lot of this....





and then you get this...





 :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool
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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #409 on: February 02, 2020, 05:28:13 pm »
Nice. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #410 on: February 02, 2020, 09:14:27 pm »
Me too. Like last year, pbj, Neph and me shared an AirBnB, and it was great times. Iím looking forward to bunking with these brothers again!

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #411 on: February 03, 2020, 08:33:02 am »
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight
✘ - Booked rental car

Shits gettin' real.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #412 on: February 03, 2020, 08:35:55 am »
Nice. You are going to have a great time.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #413 on: February 03, 2020, 12:31:21 pm »
Me too. Like last year, pbj, Neph and me shared an AirBnB, and it was great times. Iím looking forward to bunking with these brothers again!

Best part about rooming with them was they're down for anything.  And I mean anything.  Expect sex.





Wait, wait, EXCEPT sex.  EXCEPT.
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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #414 on: February 03, 2020, 02:31:47 pm »
Me too. Like last year, pbj, Neph and me shared an AirBnB, and it was great times. Iím looking forward to bunking with these brothers again!

Best part about rooming with them was they're down for anything.  And I mean anything.  Stay with us.  We ACCEPT sex. 


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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #415 on: February 03, 2020, 03:01:59 pm »

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #416 on: February 04, 2020, 08:05:12 am »

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #417 on: February 04, 2020, 12:51:11 pm »
Just a few updates. The ZapCon House is officially on. We have an AirBnB about a block away from the Mesa Convention Center, home of ZapCon. We have it for four nights starting Thursday. Iím making plans to host a few parties or get-togethers.

Iíd like to hear from everybody thatís going. What you like to do with the house?  Do we want a Friday night party?  I can bring a grill and hamburgers; it would be like The Monastery where weíve met in the past. Or let me know some other food ideas.

I wanted to rent a margarita frozen drink machine but PBJ had the right advice - why rent what you can use every day. So CraigsList to the rescue.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #418 on: February 04, 2020, 01:06:24 pm »
Sounds pretty cool TTC!

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #419 on: February 04, 2020, 01:08:37 pm »
I can go on a grocery run and help pay for food and booze. I get in before 10am on Thursday.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #420 on: February 04, 2020, 01:18:55 pm »
I can go on a grocery run and help pay for food and booze. I get in before 10am on Thursday.

What time Mike?  I fly into Phoenix at 9:45 am.  Let me know if you need a ride. 

TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.
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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #421 on: February 04, 2020, 01:21:10 pm »
9:10am I need to find out if the TTC express is running that early. I will let you know. Thanks.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #422 on: February 04, 2020, 01:44:50 pm »
What you like to do with the house?

Watch Mike finally defile that Arcade1Up.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #423 on: February 04, 2020, 01:47:44 pm »
They need to make an A1up Gotcha by Atari.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #424 on: February 04, 2020, 02:14:53 pm »
TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

Drink, play vectrex, eat chicken wings, sing Elvis tunes.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #425 on: February 04, 2020, 02:42:23 pm »
TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

Drink, play vectrex, eat chicken wings, sing Elvis tunes.


Look at pictures of Ond's daughter... :lol


I will be bringing the Vectrex again this year, and perhaps one more set-up that we can connect to the big TV.

There will be a lot of drinking, for those who are a bit squeamish towards that kind of thing, you have been warned.


Iíd like to hear from everybody thatís going. What you like to do with the house?  Do we want a Friday night party?  I can bring a grill and hamburgers; it would be like The Monastery where weíve met in the past. Or let me know some other food ideas.
I fly in Friday afternoon, so a night party would work out for me, but if anyone has other ideas that's cool.

Music, Games, Food and Booze. Add some good ol' boys and new comers and we've got all we need for a party! 

PS that margarita idea is fantastic.  :cheers:

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #426 on: February 04, 2020, 02:43:49 pm »
TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

Drink, play vectrex, eat chicken wings, sing Elvis tunes.



Sounds perfect.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #427 on: February 04, 2020, 02:47:12 pm »
Me and Mrs Titch fly in Friday eve to.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #428 on: February 04, 2020, 03:08:35 pm »
TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

Drink, play vectrex, eat chicken wings, sing Taylor Swift tunes.

Sweet.  I'm in.  Only for the Taylor Swift tunes though.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #429 on: February 04, 2020, 05:23:53 pm »
9:10am I need to find out if the TTC express is running that early. I will let you know. Thanks.

Yes indeed.  Might be a little early for beer but we can have Bloody Marys or mimosas.  Unless I get started Wednesday night and keep it going until Thursday.

When it gets closer I'll send you my number (if you don't still have it from last year) and we'll work out flight/time/curb.

TTC

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #430 on: February 04, 2020, 05:25:52 pm »
Thanks man.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #431 on: February 04, 2020, 05:35:43 pm »

TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

If I remember correctly we went to the Pizza Mart on Thursday evening and then to Starfighters Arcade.  Friday evening we went to The Monastery Bar for dinner and drinks.  Through a very special arraignment by Yots we were all able to get into the ZapCon Contributor Only preview night.  Saturday was the ZapCon proper with drinks by the hotel pool next door.  Sunday was more Zapcon with a small party that night after ZapCon ended.  Monday was hangover day featuring a Mesa/Tempe cruise and not one but two lunch stops.

I'm hoping I can save everybody a little money by having a party/cookout Friday night instead of going to The Monastery Bar.  But if that's what everyone wants to do I'm more than happy to shuttle a few people there and back. 

TTC

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #432 on: February 04, 2020, 05:44:04 pm »
You da man TTC

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« Reply #433 on: February 04, 2020, 05:45:47 pm »
American cook out sounds pretty awesome to me! :)

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #434 on: February 04, 2020, 06:07:45 pm »
You da man TTC

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #435 on: February 04, 2020, 07:23:46 pm »

TTC what did you guys do in the past for the party house?  I would say lets not reinvent the wheel and keep with tradition.

If I remember correctly we went to the Pizza Mart on Thursday evening and then to Starfighters Arcade.  Friday evening we went to The Monastery Bar for dinner and drinks.  Through a very special arraignment by Yots we were all able to get into the ZapCon Contributor Only preview night.  Saturday was the ZapCon proper with drinks by the hotel pool next door.  Sunday was more Zapcon with a small party that night after ZapCon ended.  Monday was hangover day featuring a Mesa/Tempe cruise and not one but two lunch stops.

I'm hoping I can save everybody a little money by having a party/cookout Friday night instead of going to The Monastery Bar.  But if that's what everyone wants to do I'm more than happy to shuttle a few people there and back. 

TTC

You got it reversed, Thursday was the Monestary/StarFighters, Friday was PizzaMart/Contributors Night.


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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #436 on: February 04, 2020, 07:43:08 pm »
Thanks Yots, you are right.

It sounds like we are building some momentum to having a cookout at the ZapCon house.  I'll leave the polling stations open to see if we get in some more comments.

TTC

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #437 on: February 04, 2020, 08:10:08 pm »
For the record, Thursday night was Mike Aís Arizona ZapCon Rockiní Eve Bash...

(I had to look it up)


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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #438 on: February 04, 2020, 08:12:15 pm »
I am up for a repeat.

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Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
« Reply #439 on: February 04, 2020, 09:11:52 pm »
Starfighter is hands down the best arcade I've ever been to, and I'm privileged to have been there twice during small gatherings.

However, I will choke someone if I don't get a competitor in DDR this time.

Also, I would like to hear more about the margarita machine.
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