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Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on June 03, 2019, 07:26:59 pm
Today, following the guidance of the CDC regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesa announced they are closing the Mesa Convention Center through April 30, 2020.

This means that Zapcon 8, scheduled for April 25-26th, 2020, is cancelled.

Unfortunately, we don't see any viable rescheduling options for this year, and will be turning our attention towards coming back better than ever in 2021.

While it saddens us that we won't be able to put on a great show for you this year, this is clearly the correct decision given the severity of the current situation and the risks that would be associated with the show at this time.

We are ever grateful for the tremendous support we've received from the entire community over the life of our show.  Zapcon doesn't exist without the support of the contributors, the vendors, the volunteers, and our attendees. We want to thank you for your past and continued support.


Zapcon is produced by the Classic Games Preservation society, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and sharing the classic arcade and pinball experience to all. As you might expect, losing the show this year will put a strain on the financial side of things. For those who want to support the show in 2021 and beyond, we will be announcing some ways you can help, including the availability of personalized badges, Zapcon 8 pins and t-shirts that we are all otherwise missing out on collecting this year.  In addition, once public events are again available, look for the announcement of various Zapcon nights at venues across the state, including replacements for some of the various tournaments that would have been held at the event this year.

Again, thank you for your support in these difficult circumstances. Above all, keep yourselves and each other safe.

óóóóó-

For posterity sake:

The Ocho is set, bros!!! Be there or be...

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Is you in?

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YES
Yotsuya
JulesWallet
Aceldamor
Toxicwes
Jawhn
Arcadenut
HaRuMaN
BYOAC First Ballot Hall-of-Famer TacoTownCharlie
Melvinbates
Mike A +
Arroyo +
Bperkins01 *+
PBJ +
Gilrock +
Jdbailey1206(!) *+
Titchgamer *+
Opt2Not +
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Neph +
Nexusmtz +

PROBABLY
BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up
VJTheYeti +
Rablack97 (my man!) *+
Gamepimp *+
Vigo and Gozer +
DeLuSioNal29 +

TIREKICKING
Ark-ader +

WTF EVER HAPPENED TO
RetroGreg
Slippyblade

NOPE
Malenkno +



* Denote rookie
+ Denotes Out-Of-Towner
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on June 03, 2019, 07:28:27 pm
Perhaps...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 03, 2019, 08:26:11 pm
I am in. The 26th is my daughter's birthday. I was there for her first 21 birthdays. She will have to do this one without me.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 03, 2019, 11:22:26 pm
In there like swim wear.

Hope brother Neph will be too.  ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 04, 2019, 03:25:38 am
Cool will start looking into flights etc :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on June 04, 2019, 08:51:12 am
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: gamepimp on June 04, 2019, 09:22:34 am
Please put me down on the "maybe" list. I've planned to go the last couple of years, but somehow something always seems to come up around the time of the show that prevents me from being able to attend. Hopefully the third time will be the charm.  :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 04, 2019, 11:43:17 am
Same location?

"Can You Dig It?"   -  I think I watched that movie at least 7 times as a kid not counting all the other times my friend would come over and make me fast forward to the Baseball Furies scene.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 04, 2019, 02:25:01 pm
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I donít list people unless they confirm. Yea or nay?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 04, 2019, 02:27:00 pm
Please put me down on the "maybe" list. I've planned to go the last couple of years, but somehow something always seems to come up around the time of the show that prevents me from being able to attend. Hopefully the third time will be the charm.  :)

Awesome!!! Do it up!! Are you local?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 04, 2019, 02:27:23 pm
Same location?

"Can You Dig It?"   -  I think I watched that movie at least 7 times as a kid not counting all the other times my friend would come over and make me fast forward to the Baseball Furies scene.

Yes, in Mesa. You coming?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 04, 2019, 02:28:27 pm
He's in. One way or another. I have an Arroyo sized burlap sack and a bottle of chloroform ready to go. Apparently I won't need it for Titch. He is coming on his own.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 04, 2019, 02:30:24 pm
Same location?

"Can You Dig It?"   -  I think I watched that movie at least 7 times as a kid not counting all the other times my friend would come over and make me fast forward to the Baseball Furies scene.

Yes, in Mesa. You coming?

Wouldn't miss it. :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 04, 2019, 02:32:05 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190604/e0df12d7578e881d1be96522bab4d715.gif)

Best start practicing now if you wanna beat me at...anything.  >:D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 04, 2019, 02:32:26 pm
He's in. One way or another. I have an Arroyo sized burlap sack and a bottle of chloroform ready to go. Apparently I won't need it for Titch. He is coming on his own.

Hmm talking like that I might reconsider ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 04, 2019, 02:42:37 pm
I will go Dog the Bounty Hunter on your ass if you try to back out Titch. Ask Andrew Luster how that worked out for him.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: gamepimp on June 04, 2019, 04:51:54 pm

Awesome!!! Do it up!! Are you local?

Unfortunately I'm not. I live in the Kansas City area.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on June 04, 2019, 06:11:29 pm
You know I am good for a solid "Maybe" 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on June 04, 2019, 06:21:44 pm
I donít list people unless they confirm. Yea or nay?
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on June 04, 2019, 06:23:32 pm
Best start practicing now if you wanna beat me at...anything.  >:D

Iím gonna find some game no one has ever heard of and play the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of it every day for the next 12 months.... or just get you really drunk.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 04, 2019, 06:37:17 pm
I donít list people unless they confirm. Yea or nay?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190529/387a20c8ee574b171964166efc5812e6.gif)

Do it up, ---smurfette--- ass!!! Whoooooo!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 04, 2019, 06:40:09 pm
BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up PMed me and said it depends on if he can share a room with Mike A.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 04, 2019, 07:03:00 pm
Only if I can drill a hole in it this time.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on June 04, 2019, 08:25:28 pm
I'm envisioning the respective heights and I think it could work.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 04, 2019, 08:30:44 pm
Being short has its advantages.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 04, 2019, 10:38:38 pm
Arcade1Up with the glory hole mod....lol.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 04, 2019, 11:22:05 pm
The question is, do you drill that hole in the front? Or the back?  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 04, 2019, 11:27:02 pm
Right in the middle of the screen.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 12:06:05 am
Boys, boys, youíre scaring the straights!

Anyhoo.... post if you even have an inkling of going. I got some things in the works for the upcoming year...
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 05:32:40 am
Serious question for any of you who may know...

We want to come see you guys but also want to go to Arkansas to see some family.

Any idea what would be the best flight path to take?

Zapcon then AK or other way around?

Obv will prob have connections in between but this is going to be a mare to organise heh.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on June 05, 2019, 08:14:26 am
We want to come see you guys but also want to go to Arkansas to see some family.

Any idea what would be the best flight path to take?

Zapcon then AK or other way around?


Careful there, you book a flight to AK, you will end up in Alaska!  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 09:17:30 am
We want to come see you guys but also want to go to Arkansas to see some family.

Any idea what would be the best flight path to take?

Zapcon then AK or other way around?


Careful there, you book a flight to AK, you will end up in Alaska!  ;)

LOL yeah dont want to end up there :p
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 05, 2019, 09:47:01 am
Boys, boys, youíre scaring the straights!

You're right they scared me this year....lol.  Posting links to butt plugs and anal lube and eager offers to be a roommate free of charge.  I had to sleep with one eye open....haha.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 05, 2019, 10:26:27 am
Boys, boys, youíre scaring the straights!
Posting links to butt plugs and anal lube and eager offers to be a roommate free of charge.  I had to sleep with one eye open....haha.
And sleep with your boxers on backwards.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2019, 10:28:04 am
eager offers to be a roommate free of charge.

Nothing is free, bro.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 05, 2019, 10:29:16 am
eager offers to be a roommate free of charge.

Nothing is free, bro.

Well the good news is if I was violated at least they didn't wake me up....lol.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 10:35:00 am
Gas, grass, or ass, man.....



Titch, depends on your trip. ZapCon is on the weekend. Do you want to start with hijinx or family?


PBJ, please please please tell me youíre coming back!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 05, 2019, 10:41:41 am
Serious question for any of you who may know...

We want to come see you guys but also want to go to Arkansas to see some family.

Any idea what would be the best flight path to take?

Zapcon then AK or other way around?

Obv will prob have connections in between but this is going to be a mare to organise heh.

Arkansas is directly below Kansas City so Phoenix is not really along the way.  I don't think you'll be saving anything trying to combine the flights.  Sounds like 2 trips.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 03:10:53 pm
Gas, grass, or ass, man.....



Titch, depends on your trip. ZapCon is on the weekend. Do you want to start with hijinx or family?


PBJ, please please please tell me youíre coming back!

Either or mate tbh.

I know I cant get a flight straight to either and I will need to change somewhere.

USA is such a big place lol
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 04:24:29 pm
Hereís what Iíd do

Letís say youíre staying a week.

Fly out to Arizona on Thursday. Rest.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, ZapCon weekend.

Monday, take your banjo and fly out to Arkansas to meet the kin. Stay the rest of the week there.

Fly home the last day.

That way, you do the running around and hijinx during the first part of the week, and the rest of it is relaxing and chilling with your kinfolk. Easy peasy.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 05:11:28 pm
Hereís what Iíd do

Letís say youíre staying a week.

Fly out to Arizona on Thursday. Rest.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, ZapCon weekend.

Monday, take your banjo and fly out to Arkansas to meet the kin. Stay the rest of the week there.

Fly home the last day.

That way, you do the running around and hijinx during the first part of the week, and the rest of it is relaxing and chilling with your kinfolk. Easy peasy.

Yup probably the best idea.
Rest before the jet lag of coming home lmao
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 05, 2019, 05:58:54 pm
I say go see your folks first, then come to Zapcon.  We drink heavy. I don't know about you, but it took me a few days to recover from that weekend, and I for sure didn't care to hang out with anyone while being on the mend.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 05, 2019, 06:08:07 pm
Amateur.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 05, 2019, 06:11:44 pm
Naw, just a veteran liver that's probably failing from all the abuse I've given it over the years... :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 06:13:31 pm
I say go see your folks first, then come to Zapcon.  We drink heavy. I don't know about you, but it took me a few days to recover from that weekend, and I for sure didn't care to hang out with anyone while being on the mend.  :cheers:

His old lady is coming. No hijinx like that for him.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 05, 2019, 06:23:26 pm
I say go see your folks first, then come to Zapcon.  We drink heavy. I don't know about you, but it took me a few days to recover from that weekend, and I for sure didn't care to hang out with anyone while being on the mend.  :cheers:

His old lady is coming. No hijinx like that for him.
Really?  I have plenty of UK friends with wives, and they're all good drinkers.  Brits can drink. Blokes or sheilas... I would go so far and say they're better drinkers than 'Muricans. But maybe just slightly lower than Canadians. ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 05, 2019, 06:57:17 pm
My national pride is at stake now.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 06:59:08 pm
Sorry guys ime a bit of a ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- these days when it comes to booze lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 05, 2019, 06:59:50 pm
That's okay. Everything is within stumbling distance.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 07:00:24 pm
That's okay. Everything is within stumbling distance.

Excellent :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Malenko on June 05, 2019, 08:47:56 pm
Just call me malenkNO the square 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on June 05, 2019, 09:15:00 pm
I'm a maybe. It's almost a habit now, and it's a great excuse to stick a moonpie in my A1C!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on June 05, 2019, 09:17:53 pm
Just call me malenkNO the square

 :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 05, 2019, 09:19:42 pm
Just call me malenkNO the square 

Is there any way to make it happen?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 05, 2019, 09:30:47 pm
Just call me malenkNO the square 

Is there any way to make it happen?

Chloroform? ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 05, 2019, 09:32:00 pm
That is a last resort, but every option is on the table.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 11:36:20 pm
I'm a maybe. It's almost a habit now, and it's a great excuse to stick a moonpie in my A1C!

Yeeesssssssss!!! Jimís like a local now!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 05, 2019, 11:37:46 pm
Sorry guys ime a bit of a ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- these days when it comes to booze lol

Iím warning you now, man.... these fuckos can drink
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on June 05, 2019, 11:48:28 pm
Sorry guys ime a bit of a ---smurfette--- these days when it comes to booze lol

Iím warning you now, man.... these fuckos can drink

Donít distort my perception of the Englishmen.  So far your local brethren have exceeded my expectations.  If we can get Malenko to break the streak, then well....you donít stand a chance.  Bring your drinking shoes ya Brit.

Malenko, keep your calendar free, the BYOAC gods donít take no kindly. 

#MalenkoinMesa2020
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 06, 2019, 06:22:55 am
I'm a maybe. It's almost a habit now, and it's a great excuse to stick a moonpie in my A1C!

I am going to be very busy trekking around the globe with my bottle of chloroform and my burlap sacks full of BYOACers.
I can be the Santa Claus of Zapcon. Once I collect everyone I will stop in Arizona and empty my sacks on Yotsuya's front lawn.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on June 06, 2019, 08:54:03 am
I will stop in Arizona and empty my sacks on Yotsuya's front lawn.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 06, 2019, 09:08:51 am
So are you a yes or a no?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 06, 2019, 09:11:38 am
I will stop in Arizona and empty my sacks on Yotsuya's front lawn.

I heard his back lawn needs fertilizing....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 06, 2019, 09:20:48 am
Same location?

"Can You Dig It?"   -  I think I watched that movie at least 7 times as a kid not counting all the other times my friend would come over and make me fast forward to the Baseball Furies scene.

Yes, in Mesa. You coming?

Wouldn't miss it. :)

ahem...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 06, 2019, 10:23:47 am
Same location?

"Can You Dig It?"   -  I think I watched that movie at least 7 times as a kid not counting all the other times my friend would come over and make me fast forward to the Baseball Furies scene.

Yes, in Mesa. You coming?

Wouldn't miss it. :)

ahem...

Added!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 06, 2019, 01:21:17 pm
My room is booked.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on June 06, 2019, 03:49:59 pm
Does it include access to that weird pantry with the string cheese?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 06, 2019, 03:53:12 pm
Is it a coincidence that after Mike and Ond raided the pantry for like 100 ice creams the price of the rooms is now $20 a night higher...lol.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 06, 2019, 04:14:37 pm
Yup. Full pantry access is covered.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 06, 2019, 05:23:28 pm
Yup. Full panty access is covered.

Fixíd
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 06, 2019, 05:24:03 pm
Does it include access to that weird pantry with the string cheese?

Are you coming??? Inquiring minds want to know!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on June 06, 2019, 05:27:05 pm
I'd like to.  We'll see if I'm still alive and employed when it gets closer.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on June 06, 2019, 06:30:19 pm
I'd like to bring a couple cabs next year if it's feasible.   I'm hoping if I can get my DK Junior up and running and cleaned up, I might just put it up for sale there.

I would like to bring the Robotron Cabaret too.  We'll see if I can get my ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- together by then.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on June 06, 2019, 07:00:41 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 06, 2019, 07:27:39 pm
I'd like to.  We'll see if I'm still alive and employed when it gets closer.

Weíll Weekend At Bernieís you if youíre not. Good times!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on June 06, 2019, 08:35:36 pm
... my burlap sacks full of BYOACers. I can be the Santa Claus of Zapcon. ...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mr. Peabody on June 08, 2019, 05:47:33 pm
The question is, do you drill that hole in the front? Or the back?  ;)

Right in the middle of the screen.

I see a trainwreck.......
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 08, 2019, 05:53:13 pm
I don't think you see the way other humans do. You posts seldom make any sense.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on June 09, 2019, 05:38:17 pm
The question is, do you drill that hole in the front? Or the back?  ;)

Right in the middle of the screen.

I see a trainwreck.......

Come out to ZapCon and see it in the flesh!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on June 09, 2019, 11:55:04 pm
(http://www.threebuttes.com/Extras/mr_peabody.PNG)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mr. Peabody on June 14, 2019, 06:43:31 pm
(http://www.threebuttes.com/Extras/mr_peabody.PNG)

Hah hah hah hah. I am not a daily driver.


I don't think you see the way other humans do. You posts seldom make any sense.

Perhaps. Perhaps I needed to characterize the scene more obscenely.


@Yots: thank you for the invitation, though I know it is open to all. I prefer to play games at home, by myself.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on June 22, 2019, 05:40:00 am
Wish me luck brosefs....

Me and the wifu are off to the travel agents....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on June 22, 2019, 06:41:36 am
 :applaud:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 02, 2019, 10:31:16 pm
Never too early! Picked up some swag for the Mirthmobile....

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 02, 2019, 10:33:28 pm
Oh, and a little birdie told me our homie the best mod ever DeL might be in for the next one. Fingers crossed!!!11!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 08, 2019, 02:47:56 am
Put Mr and Mrs Titch down...

We coming to murca bitches!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 08, 2019, 09:12:26 am
Put Mr and Mrs Titch down...

We coming to murca bitches!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190708/fbf04488c07f1507914963599af5175a.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 08, 2019, 08:59:53 pm
BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up PMed me and said it depends on if PBJ can make it again or not. Jimmah has fans.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 09, 2019, 08:24:00 am
I'll only come if I can get a ride in the Mirthmobile.  That way I know I can run wild in the streets if I feel like I've got the world up ---my bottom---.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 09, 2019, 08:38:00 am
There's no room for the world with your head already lodged firmly up there. >:D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 09, 2019, 10:57:57 am
There's no room for the world with your head already lodged firmly up there. >:D
Damn Mike.  Think of your fellow man, put a little love in your heart.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 09, 2019, 11:23:52 am
I figure if I give you enough crap you will either show up to buy me a beer or show up to knock my teeth out. Either way you would be at Zapcon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 09, 2019, 12:44:09 pm
I figure if I give you enough crap you will either show up to buy me a beer or show up to knock my teeth out. Either way you would be at Zapcon.

Didnít work with Lew. ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 09, 2019, 01:35:30 pm
It will work with JD. He will join us.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on July 09, 2019, 03:28:16 pm
FREE BEER!
I donít know if I can make it clearer.
FREE BEER!

TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 09, 2019, 05:26:30 pm
FREE BEER!
I donít know if I can make it clearer.
FREE BEER!

TTC


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So good for a free beer and a Lift between the Hotel and Airport then TTC?  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on July 09, 2019, 07:15:50 pm
Yes. This offer is open to everyone.
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 09, 2019, 07:52:03 pm
Yes. This offer is open to everyone.
TTC


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Cheers Dude!  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 10, 2019, 08:06:37 am
It will work with JD. He will join us.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3o7aTqp7rSDB6uoTgA/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 10, 2019, 03:09:02 pm
ZapCon Ď20 official theme song!!! It is replacing ďUptown FunkĒ as the airport pickup song!

https://youtu.be/2XW31qjgTPQ
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on July 10, 2019, 06:02:28 pm
Iíll have to get that imported into my Zune. Rock on!
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 10, 2019, 09:22:03 pm
Iíll have to get that imported into my Zune. Rock on!
TTC


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Dude, I totally envision me, you, and PBJ rolling down the freeway blasting that. I demand a ride in the TTCmobile now...!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on July 10, 2019, 09:31:49 pm
Can I get a ride with that crew?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190711/0f4e52957495274e04e6102318bca61d.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 10, 2019, 11:02:03 pm
Can I get a ride with that crew?
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190711/0f4e52957495274e04e6102318bca61d.gif)

You gotta ride the white pony...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on July 11, 2019, 12:00:10 am
Iíll have to get that imported into my Zune. Rock on!
TTC


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Dude, I totally envision me, you, and PBJ rolling down the freeway blasting that. I demand a ride in the TTCmobile now...!!

Youíd dig it the most!
I gotta admit, driving around with my BYOAC friends was a sublime experience. That ranked up there as one of my most fun experiences at Zapcon.
TTC

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: gamepimp on July 11, 2019, 08:31:17 am
When I saw that the theme song was "Laid Back", I had this in mind:

https://youtu.be/oSMDI2gCH6M (https://youtu.be/oSMDI2gCH6M)

Sounds like that one might also be appropriate for a Zapcon weekend.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 11, 2019, 09:11:52 am
I was hoping for the following after the sticker comment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNfvl_qhVE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHRIvssIfHo
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on July 11, 2019, 03:51:32 pm
Oh come on, those aren't car appropriate.  The classics are always the best.

https://youtu.be/v_sB6gFenUg (https://youtu.be/v_sB6gFenUg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on July 11, 2019, 04:13:17 pm
Howard gets it. Hereís your Ice Cold Beer.
You can also pick up a can from the BYOAC cooler when we pick you up at the airport for the next Zapcon.
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 11, 2019, 06:38:37 pm
You might get lucky and I might be in the back seat waiting for you.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 11, 2019, 06:39:11 pm
To hand you a beer of course.
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 11, 2019, 06:50:15 pm
So clearly Mike didnít pick the gas or grass option to repay Tonyís generosity...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 11, 2019, 07:24:39 pm
Gotta take advantage of your assets.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 12, 2019, 04:43:24 am
Think ide have to pay gas.

Dont think I would get through customs with grass lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on July 12, 2019, 08:27:03 am
How you getting through customs with gas?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 12, 2019, 09:52:38 am
How you getting through customs with gas?

Baked beans aint illegal! :D LMAO
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 12, 2019, 01:46:15 pm
How you getting through customs with gas?

Baked beans aint illegal! :D LMAO

Are you smuggling them in on top of toast?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 12, 2019, 02:50:20 pm
How you getting through customs with gas?

Baked beans aint illegal! :D LMAO

Are you smuggling them in on top of toast?


Could get messy but probably dooable.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on July 12, 2019, 03:17:54 pm
How you getting through customs with gas?

Baked beans aint illegal! :D LMAO

Are you smuggling them in on top of toast?


Could get messy but probably dooable.

I wonder if anyone else knows what we are even talking about.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on July 12, 2019, 03:37:31 pm
People that just signed up for a medical trial to pay for this.... population.... me.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on July 12, 2019, 04:34:57 pm
How you getting through customs with gas?

Baked beans aint illegal! :D LMAO

Are you smuggling them in on top of toast?


Could get messy but probably dooable.

I wonder if anyone else knows what we are even talking about.


Probably not lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on July 12, 2019, 04:45:53 pm
People that just signed up for a medical trial to pay for this.... population.... me.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/d039dbf20b0b91d320ec397f1f3399c8.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on July 12, 2019, 06:08:22 pm
Nice.

People that just signed up for a medical trial to pay for this.... population.... me.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190712/d039dbf20b0b91d320ec397f1f3399c8.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mr. Peabody on July 12, 2019, 06:35:44 pm
I was hoping for the following after the sticker comment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YNfvl_qhVE

Been a long time since I've heard Circle Jerks. Kind of reminds me of this....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3qj-R5oWYU
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on July 26, 2019, 01:59:50 pm
Got my first $50 for whoring myself out today.

 :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on July 26, 2019, 02:19:03 pm
See people?  That's how great zapcon is.  So great that pbj has resorted flipping tricks to attend!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on July 26, 2019, 02:20:31 pm
More like a very, very comprehensive medical history, physical, and blood draw.  Probably would have been easier just to suck some old dude's dick, to be honest.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on July 26, 2019, 02:29:48 pm
hahahahahaha
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on August 06, 2019, 02:14:29 pm
Just got injected with a Phase 1 experimental flu shot.  I always said I'd never do a Phase 1 trial, but Zapcon is Zapcon.


(https://i.imgur.com/AFd2BpZ.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on August 06, 2019, 03:05:35 pm
Just got injected with a Phase 1 experimental flu shot.  I always said I'd never do a Phase 1 trial, but Zapcon is Zapcon.


(https://i.imgur.com/AFd2BpZ.jpg)

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Canít wait to see you and your two heads at the show!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on August 06, 2019, 03:20:20 pm
Anyone found a source of giant sombreros for me and Mrs Titch??
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on August 07, 2019, 08:02:29 am
Probably would have been easier just to suck some old dude's dick, to be honest.
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/36d6f2c69c326930819a2b2de3124a53/tenor.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on August 07, 2019, 08:27:39 am
Probably would have been easier just to suck some old dude's dick, to be honest.
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/36d6f2c69c326930819a2b2de3124a53/tenor.gif)

Ide rather a cheese burger....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on August 07, 2019, 06:55:46 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190807/bf55fbb04cbdaab82aaeea0c19e3dfb5.jpg)

If you are celebrating a birthday the hat (and first drink) is free as required by law and custom. Birthday cards are considered legal proof so pack one for the trip. Otherwise weíll have to drive to the nearest Thrift Store where they all end up eventually.
You have my personal assurance that we will take care of you. Just get here and weíll do the rest.

On a related note, youíve got me wondering if I should rent a frozen margarita machine to go with the red beer cooler. If we can get Mike A to switch from rum to tequila for a weekend we might make this work.
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on August 07, 2019, 09:25:16 pm
Margarita machine? Y'all gonna be the death of me.  And why rent something that you could use every day?

 :cheers:

Shot didn't kill me. Got stuck again for another $50 today.

 :-[
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on August 07, 2019, 10:27:08 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okiMnLyCMbA
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mr. Peabody on August 08, 2019, 12:34:36 am
Ooof. One guy I loved, one guy I liked, and one guy I have not - guess whom is which - doing an awful movie together.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okiMnLyCMbA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okiMnLyCMbA)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on August 08, 2019, 04:46:11 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190807/bf55fbb04cbdaab82aaeea0c19e3dfb5.jpg)

If you are celebrating a birthday the hat (and first drink) is free as required by law and custom. Birthday cards are considered legal proof so pack one for the trip. Otherwise weíll have to drive to the nearest Thrift Store where they all end up eventually.
You have my personal assurance that we will take care of you. Just get here and weíll do the rest.

On a related note, youíve got me wondering if I should rent a frozen margarita machine to go with the red beer cooler. If we can get Mike A to switch from rum to tequila for a weekend we might make this work.
TTC


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Well it wont be either of our birthdays but Honeymoon counts right? ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on August 08, 2019, 08:15:41 pm
Yes, honeymoons count. In that case you get the hats and a special gift basket featuring mint flavored condoms (ribbed, for her pleasure)!  Everyone wins!
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on August 08, 2019, 08:22:57 pm
Mint? Hatch green chili or gtfo of the southwest.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on August 09, 2019, 04:20:15 am
Allreet this should be fun! LOL
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mr. Peabody on August 10, 2019, 06:56:55 pm
Mint? Hatch green chili or gtfo of the southwest.

I like mint. Especially Chocolove and Endangered Species mint chocolate.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on August 23, 2019, 11:49:31 am
Somehow I've never been to Phoenix and now I'll be there twice in one year.  Who wants to bro down the first week of November?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on August 23, 2019, 12:11:26 pm
Crap. I am going to be there for a day in mid December.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on August 23, 2019, 05:04:58 pm
Somehow I've never been to Phoenix and now I'll be there twice in one year.  Who wants to bro down the first week of November?

 :cheers:

https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/hugging-another-man-wont-harm-your-masculinity-wcz/
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: tealsnk on August 28, 2019, 09:09:18 pm
It'll be the first time going to Zapcon for me, can't wait. Definitely going.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on August 28, 2019, 09:17:29 pm
Perhaps...

...perhaps not...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on August 29, 2019, 09:39:56 am
It'll be the first time going to Zapcon for me, can't wait. Definitely going.

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Sweet! Welcome to the fold!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on August 29, 2019, 09:40:07 am
Perhaps...

...perhaps not...

Twist!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 01, 2019, 02:36:27 pm
I'll be in Phoenix Wednesday - Saturday if anyone wants to wrestle or play Pac-Man.  Plan on spending some time at the Cobra Bar if nothing else.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on November 02, 2019, 07:56:10 pm
/Puts down beer long enough to check in/

Hey I'm in.  The Trans Am is in the shop at the moment but I can meet up, or if you need it I can pick you up at the airport and drop you off where ever you need to go.  Let me know of send a PM.  Temps are below 100 so everybody is wearing long sleeve shirts now  8)

TTC
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 02, 2019, 08:50:38 pm
Thinking of a Thursday night meetup in Jimmahís honor. Thoughts?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 02, 2019, 09:05:42 pm
I think that is an excellent idea, yotsuya.

Iím on the company teat, so the ride from airport to downtown is covered.  Apparently Iím staying at some haunted hotel.  Iíll be at a conference with the federal government discussing minutia.  Canít wait.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 02, 2019, 11:11:40 pm
I think that is an excellent idea, yotsuya.

Iím on the company teat, so the ride from airport to downtown is covered.  Apparently Iím staying at some haunted hotel.  Iíll be at a conference with the federal government discussing minutia.  Canít wait.

 :cheers:

Iíll get a bunch of hardcore brothers together and see if we can get out to Starfighters that night.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 04, 2019, 10:41:15 am
Ok, if youíre a Phoenix local and free Thursday night and want to meet THE PBJ in person, PM me. You need to know the secret handshake to get in, so hit me up if youíre free. He will be signing autographs and selling t-shirts afterwards.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on November 05, 2019, 05:12:51 pm
I don't need an autograph or t-shirt.  I just a want a lock for his Fabio-like hair for my dream book  :)
I'll send you a PM Yots.
TTC
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 05, 2019, 08:16:28 pm
If you guys want me to bring any potable water or guzzoline you need to speak up quickly.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 05, 2019, 08:45:34 pm
If you guys want me to bring any potable water or guzzoline you need to speak up quickly.

 :cheers:

The rule has always been gas, grass, or ass bro!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on November 05, 2019, 10:15:43 pm
The rule has always been gas, grass, or ass bro!

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/c90b3087d116506264d761a4bc37d819/tumblr_p8zjq3ngVH1tpri36o2_500.png)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 06, 2019, 07:06:44 pm
Im off the leash tonight, so Probably headed to Ziggys in a bit to check out their pinballs.  May eventually wander to Cobra Bar.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nitrogen_widget on November 06, 2019, 08:48:43 pm
Margarita machine? Y'all gonna be the death of me.  And why rent something that you could use every day?

 :cheers:

Shot didn't kill me. Got stuck again for another $50 today.

 :-[

where did you get the shot?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 06, 2019, 10:44:51 pm
Houston.  If you wanna make a few hundred bucks I can hook you up.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 07, 2019, 08:14:41 pm
Currently in the back of yotsuyas car.  Pray for me.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380014)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 07, 2019, 09:07:55 pm
Currently in the back of yotsuyas car.  Pray for me.

Jimmah chose the ass option...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on November 07, 2019, 09:42:26 pm
Sounds like a Phoenix party.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 07, 2019, 11:47:26 pm
And such.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 08, 2019, 12:14:50 am
In all seriousness, that was the most fun Iíve had since Zapcon.  A very, very undeserved warm welcome from Phoenix collectors and I hope to see everyone again in April 2020.  Starfighter is an incredible arcade.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 08, 2019, 04:02:21 am
I am soo looking forward to April! :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on November 08, 2019, 07:11:22 am
Those guys in AZ are the real deal.

I am heading west in December to wreck Arroyo's birthday.

I am extending my trip so I can spend one night in Phoenix to hang out with Yots, TTC, and company.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2019, 09:48:21 am
Those guys in AZ are the real deal.

I am heading west in December to wreck Arroyo's birthday.

I am extending my trip so I can spend one night in Phoenix to hang out with Yots, TTC, and company.

Make sure you bring the hand lotion. The circle can get kind of intense!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2019, 09:51:58 am
BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up PMed me and said he heís sorry he couldnít make the PBJ lovefest, but he was busy putting an uppity cousin in its place that thought it was a real Star Wars cab and not a childís plaything. He said heíll be down for Mikeís trip.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 08, 2019, 09:54:06 am
Me and Jimmah stuffing the gullet...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191108/43d03a8c79573410bb7e8d2def05dba9.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 08, 2019, 02:55:17 pm
PBJ needs to lose some weight.

Also, plan is to hit up Cobra Bar at 4ish this afternoon.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 10, 2019, 09:32:09 pm
And now Iím safely back in Houston after one hell of a trip to Phoenix.

A few highlghts....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380006)

Outdoor arcade games at Cobra Bar.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380007)

Member Jawyn

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380008)

Never say no to bar tamales.  Ever.  At the Film Bar.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380009)

Custom side art at Cobra.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380010)

The three Elviraís at Starfighter. 

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380012)

The Witching Hour at Crescent Ballroom.  Actually a good turnout and I think I finally got enough dark wave in one evening.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=380011)

Met a wizard on the train to the airport, he told me heís the last member of the kingdom of Israel.  So heís got that going for him, which is nice.

Thanks, Phoenix, it was fun.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on November 10, 2019, 10:58:20 pm
What a trip!! Pbj was giving me the play-by-play, probably to make me jealous. Which he succeeded! I really wish I could have made it out to AZ and join in on this.
Nice trip, pbj!  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 11, 2019, 07:09:05 am
Out door arcade gaming cool as hell man!

Over here would just be plain old cold heh.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on November 11, 2019, 08:30:16 am
This is what the hobby is supposed to be about. People getting out and living life. You goblins huddled around your soldering irons and PC screens need to get your ass to Zapcon, or the MGC, or my place. I hear Opt will let anyone crash at his place uninvited as long as you bring your zipper mask.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on November 27, 2019, 09:49:39 am
Plane ticket acquired.
This will be my first time..  Do I need to buy a ticket to get in?

Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 27, 2019, 11:57:21 am
Plane ticket acquired.
This will be my first time..  Do I need to buy a ticket to get in?

Looking forward to it.

I got you, brah. Just PM me your real name in February.  Just remember, gas, grass or ass - no one rides for free.

Looking forward to meeting you!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 27, 2019, 12:08:20 pm
Plane ticket acquired.
This will be my first time..  Do I need to buy a ticket to get in?

Looking forward to it.

I got you, brah. Just PM me your real name in February.  Just remember, gas, grass or ass - no one rides for free.

Looking forward to meeting you!

I will also require 2 tickets dude :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on November 27, 2019, 12:29:28 pm
Plane ticket acquired.
This will be my first time..  Do I need to buy a ticket to get in?

Looking forward to it.

I got you, brah. Just PM me your real name in February.  Just remember, gas, grass or ass - no one rides for free.

Looking forward to meeting you!

I will also require 2 tickets dude :)

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 27, 2019, 01:36:38 pm
Plane ticket acquired.
This will be my first time..  Do I need to buy a ticket to get in?

Looking forward to it.

I got you, brah. Just PM me your real name in February.  Just remember, gas, grass or ass - no one rides for free.

Looking forward to meeting you!

I will also require 2 tickets dude :)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191127/60a461a2a83db43527e52a05b5ef5046.jpg)

Will be gas money, I dont fancy trying to get the other 2 through customs lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on November 27, 2019, 01:39:17 pm
Is your ass considered a WMD?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 27, 2019, 01:39:47 pm
Is your ass considered a WMD?

Yup!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on November 27, 2019, 01:51:55 pm
I'm going to be shoving a light gun up it, so prepare yourself.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 27, 2019, 01:52:53 pm
I'm going to be shoving a light gun up it, so prepare yourself.

Your funeral brother LOL
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on November 27, 2019, 01:53:31 pm
How thick will the white border be, and how much movement does it allow?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on November 27, 2019, 02:00:14 pm
How thick will the white border be, and how much movement does it allow?

Thick ass white border.

Only movement for noxious gas.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 13, 2020, 10:26:34 am
Website has been updated with the new logo, Iíll pass on the recommendation regarding the show dates on the t-shirt.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 13, 2020, 10:38:37 am
Just booked my accommodations.  I'm looking at plane tickets tonight.  Let me know what I have to do for admission and if I should book a car from the airport for the weekend.  I would like to get one as I don't drink anymore and I am really considering being a DD.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 13, 2020, 11:11:01 am
Just booked my accommodations.  I'm looking at plane tickets tonight.  Let me know what I have to do for admission and if I should book a car from the airport for the weekend.  I would like to get one as I don't drink anymore and I am really considering being a DD.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 13, 2020, 03:16:47 pm
Just booked my accommodations.  I'm looking at plane tickets tonight.  Let me know what I have to do for admission and if I should book a car from the airport for the weekend.  I would like to get one as I don't drink anymore and I am really considering being a DD.

This truly must be the end of days.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 13, 2020, 03:54:01 pm
Just booked my accommodations.  I'm looking at plane tickets tonight.  Let me know what I have to do for admission and if I should book a car from the airport for the weekend.  I would like to get one as I don't drink anymore and I am really considering being a DD.

This truly must be the end of days.
(https://static.boredpanda.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/sunrise-red-horns-solar-eclipse-elias-chasiotis-fb2-png__700.jpg)

Some people thought so due to this solar eclipse in Qatar but all I see in this eclipse is the shape of a bikini holding up some beautiful breasts.  Boobiapocalypse.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 13, 2020, 03:56:25 pm
hmmmmmmmm Boobiepocalypse.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on January 13, 2020, 03:57:41 pm
I saw 2 demon sharks...lol.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 13, 2020, 04:53:52 pm
Boobocalypse sounds amazing!

Dont tell mrs titch....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 13, 2020, 05:35:21 pm
Boobocalypse sounds amazing!

Dont tell mrs titch....

Weíre gonna screen this for you in MikeAís room to welcome you to ĎMerica!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200113/30d7a56792e4ac0bf5c97cb9337b718e.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 13, 2020, 05:40:43 pm
Boobocalypse sounds amazing!

Dont tell mrs titch....

Weíre gonna screen this for you in MikeAís room to welcome you to ĎMerica!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200113/30d7a56792e4ac0bf5c97cb9337b718e.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200113/e84330ef45922c69aae01a7bae52d0a6.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 13, 2020, 08:00:31 pm
I saw 2 demon sharks...lol.
Demon shark.  Doo doo doo doo doo doo
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on January 13, 2020, 09:27:52 pm
I saw 2 demon sharks...lol.
Demon shark.  Doo doo doo doo doo doo

Ha you have no idea how much I dislike that song.  I'm in a group that does Christmas lighting with software I help write and half the folks were doing that song for their displays and posting the videos.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 15, 2020, 11:04:53 pm
Just booked my accommodations.  I'm looking at plane tickets tonight.  Let me know what I have to do for admission and if I should book a car from the airport for the weekend.  I would like to get one as I don't drink anymore and I am really considering being a DD.

You can book a car for the weekend if you want. I donít think youíll need one for Zapcon activities as we have plenty of locals to carpool with if we go anywhere other than the convention center.
Also, please consider the Official Zapcon BYOAC Shuttle Service. You just let me know what time and airline and I pick you up in a beautiful 1978 Pontiac Trans Am (gold with T-Tops).
Ask around here, I have good references
TacoTownCharlie, at your service.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 15, 2020, 11:49:17 pm
That may have been the coolest car Iíve ever ridden in in my life.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 12:14:38 am
Iíve updated the Roll Call on the initial post. If I need to update your status, let me know.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 08:19:22 am
Ok, moved Bperkins01 over to Yes. Anyone else, let me know.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 16, 2020, 08:36:37 am
Started lining up flights last night.  I have to nail it down tonight. 

TTC my accommodations are about 2 miles away from the convention center.  I don't want to put anyone out....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 08:40:37 am
We would like to take full advantage of TTCís services please :)

Will need to send you details at some point but we paid the last bill for the holiday/flights etc the other day and visas submitted so...


ITS OONNNN!! :D

Yots you need to let me know much me n ms titch owe you for tickets.

Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 09:00:16 am

Yots you need to let me know much me n ms titch owe you for tickets.



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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 09:02:54 am

Yots you need to let me know much me n ms titch owe you for tickets.



(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200116/972116d47bb2adea02bc2f0b6876fb14.jpg)

Well thought I was paying TTC gas money lol
Well let me know how much gas money I owe you ;)

Cant get grass or ass through customs, its frowned upon lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 16, 2020, 10:57:54 am
Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Just remember that life is a little different out in the desert.

They are intimidated by eye contact, so don't do that weird European thing with the unblinking stare and expectant look you give everyone.  I've seen an episode of Downton Abbey, I know what I'm talking about.

Nobody cares that you think it's hot.

If you already know a BYOACer, or get to know one in the future, don't just walk up to him/her and interrupt when they are with other members. Wait till he/she acknowledges you first and NEVER touch them or put your arm around them like a buddy. Don't put your hand out to shake theirs; wait for them to extend their hand first. If for some reason you're not acknowledged at all, then just keep walking.  If you need to talk to a moderator of BYOAC the proper way is to go through the Sgt at Arms or one of the other members.

DO NOT touch or sit on a BYOACers game unless invited to do so.  Do not expect the invitation.

Have absolutely no doubt that ZAPCON is serious and many have been known to physically educate a person who shows disrespect or displays a bad attitude.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 11:19:31 am
Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Just remember that life is a little different out in the desert.

They are intimidated by eye contact, so don't do that weird European thing with the unblinking stare and expectant look you give everyone.  I've seen an episode of Downton Abbey, I know what I'm talking about.

Nobody cares that you think it's hot.

If you already know a BYOACer, or get to know one in the future, don't just walk up to him/her and interrupt when they are with other members. Wait till he/she acknowledges you first and NEVER touch them or put your arm around them like a buddy. Don't put your hand out to shake theirs; wait for them to extend their hand first. If for some reason you're not acknowledged at all, then just keep walking.  If you need to talk to a moderator of BYOAC the proper way is to go through the Sgt at Arms or one of the other members.

DO NOT touch or sit on a BYOACers game unless invited to do so.  Do not expect the invitation.

Have absolutely no doubt that ZAPCON is serious and many have been known to physically educate a person who shows disrespect or displays a bad attitude.

Damn.... after all that, I donít even want to go to ZapCon...







Jimís funniní ya, Guv!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 11:34:42 am
Punch first ask questions later got ya! :)

Just one q...

Who the ---fudgesicle--- watches downton abbey!?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 11:44:33 am
Punch first ask questions later got ya! :)

Just one q...

Who the ---fudgesicle--- watches downton abbey!?

I do, motherscratcher!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jennifer on January 16, 2020, 11:52:15 am
Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Just remember that life is a little different out in the desert.

They are intimidated by eye contact, so don't do that weird European thing with the unblinking stare and expectant look you give everyone.  I've seen an episode of Downton Abbey, I know what I'm talking about.

Nobody cares that you think it's hot.

If you already know a BYOACer, or get to know one in the future, don't just walk up to him/her and interrupt when they are with other members. Wait till he/she acknowledges you first and NEVER touch them or put your arm around them like a buddy. Don't put your hand out to shake theirs; wait for them to extend their hand first. If for some reason you're not acknowledged at all, then just keep walking.  If you need to talk to a moderator of BYOAC the proper way is to go through the Sgt at Arms or one of the other members.

DO NOT touch or sit on a BYOACers game unless invited to do so.  Do not expect the invitation.

Have absolutely no doubt that ZAPCON is serious and many have been known to physically educate a person who shows disrespect or displays a bad attitude.
And do NOT go up on that mountain to the west looking for that Lost Duchman mine, no matter what anyone says....YOU Will DIE UP THERE!, lizards, buzzards, snakes, And in contrast to PBJs rules of etiquette, It is HOT, HOT, HOT ...In fact I suggest just not going to Phoenix at all EVER unless you got some kind of self torture thing. :soapbox:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 11:56:21 am
Punch first ask questions later got ya! :)

Just one q...

Who the ---fudgesicle--- watches downton abbey!?

I do, motherscratcher!

Ohh yots...

Well you should all know before we get there:

Despite what you may see in that show we are not snobby english people with a posh accent.

We dont have huge mannor houses (shame that one would make a killer arcade!!)

We dont wear tweed.

We defo do not drink lots of port or brandy.

Oh and no, We do not know x/y/z from a,b,c or any of the royal family.

Never watched downton so thats all the stereo types I can think of that would likely be in it lol

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 01:22:39 pm
Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Just remember that life is a little different out in the desert.

They are intimidated by eye contact, so don't do that weird European thing with the unblinking stare and expectant look you give everyone.  I've seen an episode of Downton Abbey, I know what I'm talking about.

Nobody cares that you think it's hot.

If you already know a BYOACer, or get to know one in the future, don't just walk up to him/her and interrupt when they are with other members. Wait till he/she acknowledges you first and NEVER touch them or put your arm around them like a buddy. Don't put your hand out to shake theirs; wait for them to extend their hand first. If for some reason you're not acknowledged at all, then just keep walking.  If you need to talk to a moderator of BYOAC the proper way is to go through the Sgt at Arms or one of the other members.

DO NOT touch or sit on a BYOACers game unless invited to do so.  Do not expect the invitation.

Have absolutely no doubt that ZAPCON is serious and many have been known to physically educate a person who shows disrespect or displays a bad attitude.
And do NOT go up on that mountain to the west looking for that Lost Duchman mine, no matter what anyone says....YOU Will DIE UP THERE!, lizards, buzzards, snakes, And in contrast to PBJs rules of etiquette, It is HOT, HOT, HOT ...In fact I suggest just not going to Phoenix at all EVER unless you got some kind of self torture thing. :soapbox:

Itís 59į and overcast right now and Iím freezing my nuts off. Donít listen anybody who thinks itís only 120į here.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 16, 2020, 01:26:13 pm
I was in San Francisco when it was 62 degrees and sunny. People were in hats and coats.

Even the guy on the corner furiously pleasuring himself was bundled up.

59 degrees is t shirt weather.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 16, 2020, 01:28:06 pm
Just to be a smarta**...  My shop is heated to 56 deg..  t-shirt weather agreed  :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 01:29:14 pm
68F is a good temp for us, Thats shirts off and nice :D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 16, 2020, 01:30:29 pm
Well...  unless is summer time..  then 56 deg is freezing..
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 01:41:27 pm

Even the guy on the corner furiously pleasuring himself was bundled up.


To be fair, Arroyo knows how to take care of himself...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 16, 2020, 02:31:13 pm

Even the guy on the corner furiously pleasuring himself was bundled up.


To be fair, Arroyo knows how to take care of himself...


Jesus I almost got got about that.  Absolute highlight of the trip!  He made me look like an amateur.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 16, 2020, 02:48:51 pm
I was in San Francisco when it was 62 degrees and sunny. People were in hats and coats.

My wife and I went to Alcatraz one year and the weather was 65į and overcast.  On the boat ride I took off my hoodie so I just had on a t-shirt and people were looking at me like I was crazy.  60į weather is definitely t-shirt weather.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 16, 2020, 02:56:55 pm
Visitors to SF don't know how cold it can get there.
It's not like regular california, SF is a breed onto it's own.

When I lived there, 80% of the time it was windy and cold. That pacific ocean breeze is no joke.

You tourists come for a weekend and scoff at the people bundled up.  But you don't know. You really don't know...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 16, 2020, 03:06:40 pm
 :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 16, 2020, 03:18:00 pm
Yeah, well, it's in the 80s here today and so humid it's like breathing through a wet sponge. 

Phoenix heat ain't no joke, but it does cool down quickly once the sun gets low.  I'm one of those flip flops in the snow guys, so whatever.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 16, 2020, 03:19:32 pm
Visitors to SF don't know how cold it can get there.
It's not like regular california, SF is a breed onto it's own.

When I lived there, 80% of the time it was windy and cold. That pacific ocean breeze is no joke.

You tourists come for a weekend and scoff at the people bundled up.  But you don't know. You really don't know...

Mike and I completely understand Opt.  It may not be as harsh as the wind coming off the ocean but we get a good taste of it from the lake effect weather.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 16, 2020, 03:19:34 pm
Iíll say it....were a bunch a ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- when it comes to weather out here.  Opts right though SF is somehow different, canít quite put my finger on it.....hhmmm
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 03:21:52 pm
Well I cant handle the heat so good but cold wet and windy well I live that every day LOL
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 16, 2020, 03:23:44 pm
I am already trying to figure out when I can head out that way again. This time I want to make sure I see Opt too.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 03:25:57 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 16, 2020, 03:26:02 pm
If I go to SF  - It's 'Yank Sing' for Dim-sum first and everything else second.  One of my top 3 places to eat in the US..  and I can't remember the other 2 at the moment.

(very close to the boat for Alcatraz!)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 03:27:56 pm
If I go to SF  - It's 'Yank Sing' for Dim-sum first and everything else second.  One of my top 3 places to eat in the US..  and I can't remember the other 2 at the moment.

(very close to the boat for Alcatraz!)

We will check that out if we find it :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 03:30:28 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.

I thought you were going to Arkansas motherscratcher
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 16, 2020, 03:30:45 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.


Sheeeeit, shoulda told me Titch.  Iím 30min outside SF.  When we meet at Zapcon Iíll give you an itinerary.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 16, 2020, 03:34:12 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.

I mean, if you like getting up at 6am and standing in line to go visit a prison I'm sure you'll have a great time.  I've lived in a lot of port cities so I didn't care about seeing stuff like fish markets.

We had more fun in Napa and Sonoma but we're wine people.   :dunno  Do the silly wine train thing. 

Chinatown was kinda cool.  Bins of immoral sharkfin that sells for thousands of dollars a pound laying out in the open.  Chinamen illegally gambling in the park complete with spotters watching for cops.  Good times.

We stayed at an awesome hotel in the middle of an industrial park at Oyster Point.  Genentech bought it, tore it down, and built a gigantic R&D building there.   :'(



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 16, 2020, 03:35:07 pm
Small world - huh?
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 16, 2020, 03:38:15 pm
We would like to take full advantage of TTCís services please :)

Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Iíve got you two penciled in for the round trip to/from the airport and hotel, so your good there. Iíll look for hats this weekend and post pics for your approval.

TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 03:39:16 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.


Sheeeeit, shoulda told me Titch.  Iím 30min outside SF.  When we meet at Zapcon Iíll give you an itinerary.

Cheers man that would be cool :)

We booked a few things but always like to see stuff the locals recommend :)

Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.

I thought you were going to Arkansas motherscratcher

We are after SF.

We are coming out for just shy of 3 weeks.
Costing us a fortune so wanted to make the most of it haha
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 16, 2020, 03:39:45 pm
We would like to take full advantage of TTCís services please :)

Also has anyone managed to track down mega sombreros for our pasty white welsh asses?? Lol

Iíve got you two penciled in for the round trip to/from the airport and hotel, so your good there. I look for hats this weekend and post pics for your approval.

TTC


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LOL bless ya!
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 03:40:56 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.


Sheeeeit, shoulda told me Titch.  Iím 30min outside SF.  When we meet at Zapcon Iíll give you an itinerary.

Cheers man that would be cool :)

We booked a few things but always like to see stuff the locals recommend :)

Is alcatraz good?

Me and the wifu are heading to SF after zapcon for a week of R&R so we bookeds trip to alcatraz.

I thought you were going to Arkansas motherscratcher

We are after SF.

We are coming out for just shy of 3 weeks.
Costing us a fortune so wanted to make the most of it haha

Listen to this, it will get you ready for Arkansas...
Note: play that mutha loud

https://youtu.be/D1SLYttJ4wg
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 16, 2020, 03:45:00 pm
I hear the Wal-Mart museum and Walton art museums are worth visiting.

 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 16, 2020, 03:51:55 pm
Chinatown was kinda cool.  Bins of immoral sharkfin that sells for thousands of dollars a pound laying out in the open.  Chinamen illegally gambling in the park complete with spotters watching for cops.  Good times.

Chinatown in SF is amazing. Especially if you can speak Chinese.  My cousins and I went to one of those illegal gambling spots, but it wasn't in a park, it was in the back of a restaurant stockroom.
Walking in through the kitchen was like a scene out of Hard Boiled, bunch of disgruntled kitchen staff looking at us as if we're were undercover cops. I was worried I was going to get a butcher knife in my back. 
We get to the back of the stockroom, among the boxes of dried foods and bags of rice, and there was a rusty metal door with a large bald-headed-tattooed chinese guy sitting on a stool in front of it, asking if we've been there before and who we knew. Of course my cousin said yeah, we were there to meet up with my Uncle Leo, so he let us in.  The door opens up and it's a stairwell leading down to a large room of nothing but mahjong and craps tables.
The clacking of the mahjong tiles, people smoking and gambling, girls going around taking drink orders...i swear I felt like I was in the prohibition days. I was so scared I was going to get caught in a raid.
We stuck around for about an hour or so, I don't play mahjong (that's an old person's game), but I tried a bit of craps with my uncle. I know a little bit of the rules, but I'm in no way fully versed in that game. My uncle made 15K at the craps table that night and took the whole family out for dinner with the winnings.
That was one of the wildest experiences I've had in SF.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 16, 2020, 04:11:19 pm
Haha.. you're lucky to be alive.  Here they play Chinese chess and gamble openly in front of cops and smoke underneath no smoking signs in our Oriental mall.  I'm told there are hidden poker rooms but that seems awfully too convenient for me to believe it.  There is some weird arcade that never has anybody in it and only has a couple of those giant sitdown games where you shoot at Chinese dragons and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I felt uncomfortable as hell in there.

 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: PL1 on January 16, 2020, 04:14:24 pm
Iíll look for hats this weekend and post pics for your approval.
Ask the guys at the Big Brim Club.   :lol

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 16, 2020, 04:16:21 pm
We should all grow Fu Manchus for ZapCon...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 16, 2020, 11:27:29 pm
Is alcatraz good?

Alcatraz was fun for me but I enjoy that type of thing.  If I was into black socks with sandals I would be the quintessential Ďthat dadí. 

I went to Chinatown also.  Really wasnt my thing.  Crowds always throw me off. 

I was fortunate enough to devote a day visiting  Gilman Street and finding some awesome record shops in Berkley.  Thats more my thing.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2020, 12:21:43 am
Is alcatraz good?

Alcatraz was fun for me but I enjoy that type of thing.  If I was into black socks with sandals I would be the quintessential Ďthat dadí. 

I went to Chinatown also.  Really wasnt my thing.  Crowds always throw me off. 

I was fortunate enough to devote a day visiting  Gilman Street and finding some awesome record shops in Berkley.  Thats more my thing.

The one time I went to Berkeley I too found awesome record shops.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 17, 2020, 06:53:30 pm
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OK, two styles to choose from. I really want to get a bag of corn chips and salsa for the brim. #SnackTimeAllTheTime! 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 17, 2020, 07:47:54 pm
ŅPor que no tenemos ambos?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 17, 2020, 08:43:49 pm
ŅPor que no tenemos ambos?

Shh!  Thatís the surprise. Free will is an illusion.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 17, 2020, 09:16:41 pm
Combination of growing up on an island where  if you see it in the store once, you'll never see it again, mixed with all I do now is eat, ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, sleep, and work means that if you actually get me in a store these days I'm just sweeping that entire shelf into the cart and moving on with life. 

Make sure that car is running, bro. You let me down in November.

 :cheers:



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 18, 2020, 04:24:31 am
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 18, 2020, 05:29:29 pm
OK, now that I've cleared out most of the Christmas alcohol supply (man that Crown Royal salted caramel flavor was hard to get rid of) I've been having some coherent thoughts.  Last year a few BYOACers rented a house near the Convention Center (home of ZapCon 8).  This year I wanted to rent a nearby house as well and use it as a courtesy/club house.  I was thinking we could host the Friday night cookout there (we usually go the Monastery Bar).  I can bring a grill and cookout food.  This would save us a carpool trip at least. 

I'd like to also host the Saturday breakfast there.  I'm trying to talk my son into manning the omelette bar, he is discovering that he likes the kitchen and trying new recipes.  I have two cuccos in my backyard ready to supply the fresh eggs.

I'd also like to host the Sunday night after party there.  Last year we finished out all the beer I found on sale and played on an awesome Vectrex games (among other things). 

The house I'm looking has two bedrooms and three beds (one queen and two twins).  I'd like it if we could get some people to stay there.  I would make the reservation and pay for the rental, anyone who stays there can stay for free with the understanding that we would be hosting the rest of the group the whole weekend.  I don't feel like it would be fair to try to make anyone pay for a house that the rest of us are going to (hopefully) use as a party house.

So, I need to know if this is a good idea from the group.  I don't want to break our tradition of going to the Monastery Bar on Friday but I think this might be a more comfortable alternative.  The house is walking distance from the Convention Center (maybe two blocks).  I'd like to invite people from other groups as well so if we do this we'll need to spread the word around.

Also, let me know if I should start the rental on the Thursday before ZapCon, I think some people came in early.  I think it worked out last year to leave Monday morning; so either Thursday - Monday or Friday - Monday.

Let me know what you think (PM if you want). 

Let's make this the Best Year Ever!

Link to AirBnB listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17404053?source_impression_id=p3_1579384564_mGBqlHMffNKd2xXR (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/17404053?source_impression_id=p3_1579384564_mGBqlHMffNKd2xXR)

TTC
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 18, 2020, 06:53:51 pm
I will be glad to kick in cash for beer and groceries.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 19, 2020, 12:04:56 am
Last year, I rented a house with Opt2not and Nephasth and we did Thursday - Monday and it felt right.  The place we stayed in was still available last I checked. My only complaint about staying there was there's absolutely nothing to do in Mesa if you need a break from Zapcon.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 19, 2020, 12:26:04 am
Love it!  Iíll kick down with Mike on whatever is needed to make this happen!  Also he and I are staying at the Marriott and day drinking by the pool was pretty epic last year.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 19, 2020, 12:32:39 am
If those two show up, you better plan on more chicken wings.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 19, 2020, 12:37:16 am
If those two show up, you better plan on more chicken wings.

Good damn those were good.  TTC make sure you get PBJís secret recipe.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 19, 2020, 02:21:44 pm
The secret is to drink a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- ton of beer all day and then stumble upon chicken wings.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 19, 2020, 06:21:26 pm
Marinated in Italian dressing, then dusted with lemon pepper.  Opt2not did a batch that was just salt and black pepper that reminded me that classic seasonings are classics for a reason.

Best sausage I could find in that desert was from Earl Campbell.  Not sure if I shared any of those or just ate them for breakfast alongside that case of Modelo.....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 19, 2020, 11:37:03 pm
Yup, for bbq wings I donít do much else to wings other than salt & pepper. Maybe a bit of garlic salt, and lemon juice if Iím feeling fancy.   8)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 20, 2020, 01:59:13 am
I am boring, I just eat them lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 20, 2020, 02:28:11 am
Thatís the most exciting part of the whole process, bro!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 20, 2020, 02:45:27 am
Thatís the most exciting part of the whole process, bro!

Well I think so but my bro (whos a chef) begs to differ!

We have a good relationship...

He cooks nice food and I eat it :D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 20, 2020, 10:37:52 am
I would prefer beef wellington if you are grilling TTC but if I have to suffer through wings with a homemade rub or sauce I'll take that too.   :dunno
Though I don't think PBJ knows what he is doing when it comes to wings.

...I'll bring some chicken wings.
 :cheers:

Second batch of wings toasting in the oven.
 :cheers:

I've grown to prefer turkey wings but, on sale is on sale.

I'll probably soak these in Italian dressing and grill them low for New Years.

 :cheers:

None of these are mine, unfortunately.  But I did trade services for smoked wings at Twin Peaks.

 :gobama

No argument here.  It was a dozen orders of 10 wings at $10.49 each.  So, 120 wings.

My local Chinese place does 30 lemon pepper wings for $15 and those things are better than anyone else's.  Outback has a price break on 20 pieces, but you can't order that online. 
 :cheers:

Anyway, the $100 I made from that funded booze and chicken wings at ZapCon.  So, I hope it was worth it, Mike.... and Ond... and TacoTownCharlie....and Arroyo... and Opt2Not.... and Nephasth... and all you other ---daisies--- that ate 10lbs of my chicken wings.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 11:43:56 am
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 21, 2020, 11:50:03 am
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.

Same here.  Looks like I was already on the yes list, but I'll be buying a plane ticket after my latest guinea pig round next week.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 21, 2020, 11:52:09 am
Opt and PBJ confirmations in the same week.  2020 is looking like a great year already.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 21, 2020, 11:52:55 am
Awesome :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 12:26:40 pm
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.

(https://www.okayplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Chappelle-3.gif)

This makes me happy. No jokes or ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. This made my day.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 12:36:51 pm
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 12:39:08 pm
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.

Same here.  Looks like I was already on the yes list, but I'll be buying a plane ticket after my latest guinea pig round next week.

 :cheers:

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 12:41:29 pm
Yots, you can now upgrade me to a full YES.

This makes me happy. No jokes or ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---. This made my day.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/3f4fa0467b182b8abeb939a1fe322901.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 21, 2020, 12:46:07 pm
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I heard this gif. 

Now I want to run around Zapcon introducing Mike A as Klaus.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 12:51:05 pm
I know one German phrase and it is probably not grammatically correct.

streicheln sie meinen affe

maybe 2

du bist ein schildkrŲte.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 12:52:42 pm
Klaus was the monkey. I guess that seems appropriate.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 01:18:20 pm
Roll call/first post updated! I love seeing those probablys turn into Yesses! Whooooo!

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 01:37:35 pm
Got confirmation that 4-time ZapCon traveller BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Neph will be there for trip #5! Nothing makes me happier!

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 01:48:25 pm
---fudgesicle--- yea.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 21, 2020, 01:49:18 pm
Bitchin.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 21, 2020, 02:51:11 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200121/4b46c4dbe39767cbcf0c5efa595cdcdc.jpg)

The irony is that death metal fans are the pickiest people on the planet.  "Not enough lyrics about Satan", "I only listen to music about wizards", "too few references to death."


How do we get Howard_Casto to come?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 02:57:24 pm
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The irony is that death metal fans are the pickiest people on the planet.  "Not enough lyrics about Satan", "I only listen to music about wizards", "too few references to death."


How do we get Howard_Casto to come?

Iíd give your left nut to get Howard out to ZapCon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 02:58:15 pm
Someone has to take one for the team and dress like Mario and offer free handys.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 21, 2020, 03:03:03 pm
Someone has to take one for the team and dress like Mario and offer free handys.

1,2,3!  Not it!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on January 21, 2020, 03:12:09 pm
How do we get Howard_Casto to come?

We tell him weíll set an air mattress on the floor of the ZapCon house. All he needs is a plane ticket. I have plans for a cross country road trip in the Trans Am but not that week!

Howard_Castro, Iím calling you out.
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 03:15:36 pm
 Thereís quite a few dudes I would love to see make the trek - Howard at the top of the list, but also Lew, WP34, ChanceKJ, and DaOldMan come to mind. Also would love Laythe and NotThatJennifer to make a return trip. And Nexusmtz is always good for a last minute ďIím down!Ē

If thereís anything I can do to help it happen, let me know.  Plenty of dudes are willing to roomshare and foodshare.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 21, 2020, 03:17:19 pm
Thereís quite a few dudes I would love to see make the trek - Howard at the top of the list, but also Lew, WP34, ChanceKJ, and DaOldMan come to mind. Also would love Laythe and NotThatJennifer to make a return trip. And Nexusmtz is always good for a last minute ďIím down!Ē

If thereís anything I can do to help it happen, let me know.  Plenty of dudes are willing to roomshare and foodshare.


I like this statement.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 03:40:20 pm
Yeah, I wanna see Laythe kick ass at Hard Drivin' again. That was a sight to behold!

Could care less to meet Chance.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 03:44:00 pm
Yeah, I wanna see Laythe kick ass at Hard Drivin' again. That was a sight to behold!

Could care less to meet Chance.

No beefs, bro. You welcome Chance with open arms. ;)

And Laythe playing Hard Driviní would literally make me weep with joy. I just texted him to see if heís down. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 04:19:59 pm
No beefs, bro. You welcome Chance with open arms. ;)
Yes sir, gold leader.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 04:21:31 pm
No beefs, bro. You welcome Chance with open arms. ;)
Yes sir, gold leader.

Hey, if Malenko and DeLuSioNaL29 could take selfies together, anything can happen ;)

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 21, 2020, 04:29:56 pm
Could care less to meet Chance.
No beefs, bro. You welcome Chance with open arms. ;)

True dat.  The world has enough ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---.  There are people on here that I could care less about and Im sure some people dont want to meet me but time at Zapcon is short.  Less time with drama more time drinking beers and telling lies.   ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 04:31:07 pm
Could care less to meet Chance.
No beefs, bro. You welcome Chance with open arms. ;)

True dat.  The world has enough ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow---.  There are people on here that I could care less about and Im sure some people dont want to meet me but time at Zapcon is short.  Less time with drama more time drinking beers and telling lies.   ;D

How much less could you care about them?

Am I one of them?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 04:32:03 pm
Also, thinking about a BYOAC shirt. Havenít done one for a few years due to different stuff, but I have an idea for one. Thoughts?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 21, 2020, 04:41:34 pm
Lets see it!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 04:47:27 pm
Also, thinking about a BYOAC shirt. Havenít done one for a few years due to different stuff, but I have an idea for one. Thoughts?

Letís go wild and do a funkadelic Gyruss sideart tribute:
(https://www.arcade-museum.com/images/113/1131344838.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 21, 2020, 04:58:35 pm
I would like to see a Polybius theme for the tshirts.  Do we get lanyards this year?

And yeah.  What Twitch said.  Leseeit.

And to answer your question Yots its more of people not liking me.  I tend to wear on people.  Im still under the impression my dad is paying my wife to stay married to me.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 06:21:39 pm
I tend to wear on people.

Do you get better or worse when you drink?  That's what I wanna know...


(legit question, because when I'm inebriated, I'm less of an ---uvula--- than I am sober. real talk)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: leapinlew on January 21, 2020, 06:39:14 pm
Blowing all my money on foosball tournaments this year, but if there are t-shirts Iíll buy one if they can be shipped!

I owe some of you guys a handshake, some an apology and some a hug. Everyone gets something!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 06:42:59 pm
I tend to wear on people.

Do you get better or worse when you drink?  That's what I wanna know...


(legit question, because when I'm inebriated, I'm less of an ---uvula--- than I am sober. real talk)

Good thing you are never sober.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 21, 2020, 07:25:14 pm
Good thing you are never sober.
Exactly!  I tried explaining to my wife that I'm not an alcoholic. I'm a lush.

Alcoholics go to AA meetings.   >:D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 07:25:23 pm
Blowing all my money on foosball tournaments this year, but if there are t-shirts Iíll buy one if they can be shipped!

I owe some of you guys a handshake, some an apology and some a hug. Everyone gets something!

I will get you a shirt bro.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 21, 2020, 07:31:57 pm
AA is for quitters.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 21, 2020, 08:21:15 pm
I'm scared now...  ::)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 21, 2020, 08:48:53 pm
I'm scared now...  ::)

Just close your eyes and go to your safe space if necessary....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 21, 2020, 11:02:23 pm
My face when people that live in stumblefuck flyover country and blow thousands on their hobby canít scrounge $500 to come hang with their forum bros.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381060)

Iím hopped up full of experimental vaccines, bro.  Whatís your excuse?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 05:19:31 am
Dude.they can't even drive less than an hour to one of my parties for free food, booze, and games. I don't get it either.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 08:03:53 am
Do you get better or worse when you drink?  That's what I wanna know...

I assume you have heard 'whiskey makes me frisky'?  Yeah.  Whiskey used to make me punchy.  I'm an aggressive drunk.  I quit cold turkey about 10 years ago.  I still can't wait to party with you guys though.

Dude.they can't even drive less than an hour to one of my parties for free food, booze, and games. I don't get it either.

I'm totally that guy.  I know somebody thats in our hobby who lives 5 minutes up the road from me.  I have talked to him online but never put out an invitation for a beer.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 08:18:39 am
Life is too short to live like a hermit. I am really glad you are coming out to Zapcon.

I will drink enough to cover for you.

Somebody has to be sober. 

I am still not sure how I got back to my hotel room after eating all of pbj's wings and solving all the world's problems over a bottle of scotch with Opt.

Crap that was a long sentence.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 08:49:05 am
Somebody has to be sober. 

I have a feeling the following meme will be me the whole weekend.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 09:34:32 am
Meh. It isn't crazy like that.

Just a lot of drinking, video games, and good company.

I have met a couple of people out there that I consider good friends now.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 09:50:39 am
Donít listen to him. Dem white boys can DRINK!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 22, 2020, 10:14:33 am
I felt bad for that little insulin robot.  Wanted to give it a coffee and a back rub.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 11:27:52 am
Donít listen to him. Dem white boys can DRINK!

And eat all of PBJs chicken wings from what I hear.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:29:57 am
Donít listen to him. Dem white boys can DRINK!

And eat all of PBJs chicken wings from what I hear.

I dunno.... no one invited me

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 11:38:13 am
We were camped out poolside all day mofo. All you had to do is show up.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:39:30 am
We were camped out poolside all day mofo. All you had to do is show up.

Some of us fuckos work the damn show
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 11:41:51 am
Some of us had a more important job.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200122/d791a990968e7859cc394abf8538323c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200122/27c422d1ebadf51d89630769ef92c011.jpg)

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:43:40 am
You guys can do this when you get bored poolside...

https://www.sciencealert.com/people-are-dipping-their-testicles-in-soy-sauce-so-here-s-some-science
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 11:45:36 am
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Every time I see this picture I lunge at my screen to make sure the tower doesn't fall over. 

On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 11:47:13 am
That is why we need a sober person. Somebody needs to make sure my hard work doesn't go to waste.
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:47:13 am


On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a glory hole in the wall.

Fixed
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 11:48:59 am
If BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up shows up, that just might happen.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:49:29 am
If BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up shows up, that just might happen.

He PMed me and said heís only going if Lew goes.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 11:55:43 am


On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a glory hole in the wall.

Fixed

If they serve tamales I'm in.  I've heard some of the best chicken wings are sold at titty bars.  No hanky panky though.  Just tamales.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:57:22 am


On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a glory hole in the wall.

Fixed

If they serve tamales I'm in.  I've heard some of the best chicken wings are sold at titty bars.  No hanky panky though.  Just tamales.

I know a good place to take you for street tacos, chignon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 22, 2020, 12:09:02 pm
Still waiting on those tacos.... and I've been to Phoenix twice.....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 22, 2020, 12:26:55 pm
I know a good place to take you for street tacos, chignon.

You mother scratcher.  I said tamales.  What kind of monster are you?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 12:28:37 pm
I know a good place to take you for street tacos, chignon.

You mother scratcher.  I said tamales.  What kind of monster are you?

Tamales are for Christmas, ---smurfette---. Itíll be near Easter when you get out here.

Jimmah, me, you and Scrappy will go grab tacos.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 22, 2020, 02:12:42 pm
I had some excellent tamales at Film Bar in downtown Phoenix.  Everyone else in that place was skinny and beautiful but damned if they didn't have a steam tray full of excellent tamales.  Their website says they source them from here:

http://www.thetamalestore.com/ (http://www.thetamalestore.com/)

However, this part concerns me greatly - "Our tamales are lard and shortening free."  What the hell are they using as a binding agent on the masa.




Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 02:20:33 pm

However, this part concerns me greatly - "Our tamales are lard and shortening free."  What the hell are they using as a binding agent on the masa.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 22, 2020, 03:20:02 pm
I am still not sure how I got back to my hotel room after eating all of pbj's wings and solving all the world's problems over a bottle of scotch with Opt.
Haha, I remember that. We finished through 2/3 a bottle of that Glenfiddich, and I got to know Mike a lot more than what I know from the forum. Good times, brotha!



Just a lot of drinking, video games, and good company.

I have met a couple of people out there that I consider good friends now.
Honestly, this is what makes me truly happy. Playing games with good people, while enjoying a good buzz. Chicken wings are a nice bonus. ;)
This year I plan on bringing the Vectrex again, and perhaps some janky emulation device for the party house.  Every year I bring some gaming system to play with the homies.

But it's true, ever since last year, I have been in constant contact IRL with multiple forum members I was privileged to hang-out with at ZC.

Great people that I consider my friends now, and due to our shared passion and interests in this hobby and gaming in general, it's great to have people to talk to that 'get it'.

This trip is worth it.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 03:26:02 pm
I am still not sure how I got back to my hotel room after eating all of pbj's wings and solving all the world's problems over a bottle of scotch with Opt.
Haha, I remember that. We finished through 2/3 a bottle of that Glenfiddich, and I got to know Mike a lot more than what I know from the forum. Good times, brotha!



Just a lot of drinking, video games, and good company.

I have met a couple of people out there that I consider good friends now.
Honestly, this is what makes me truly happy. Playing games with good people, while enjoying a good buzz. Chicken wings are a nice bonus. ;)
This year I plan on bringing the Vectrex again, and perhaps some janky emulation device for the party house.  Every year I bring some gaming system to play with the homies.

But it's true, ever since last year, I have been in constant contact IRL with multiple forum members I was privileged to hang-out with at ZC.

Great people that I consider my friends now, and due to our shared passion and interests in this hobby and gaming in general, it's great to have people to talk to that 'get it'.

This trip is worth it.  :cheers:

Yep, thatís why I think everyone should try to make the pilgrimage out to ZapCon at least once.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 22, 2020, 03:34:28 pm
Ime really looking forward to meeting you lot.

Prob be the only chance I get for a few years!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 22, 2020, 04:49:32 pm
Draft BYOAC Zapcon t-shirt design....

 :dunno

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381065)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 22, 2020, 05:00:48 pm
ok - I know I'm the new guy.. and those are *supposed* to be chicken wings..
But I'm seeing Mr. Hanky   :laugh2:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 22, 2020, 05:01:59 pm
OK, i take it back, let's not do Gyruss side-art.  :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 05:52:30 pm
---smurfette--- my shirts are subtle and classy. This ainít an Arcade1Up Expo!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 22, 2020, 06:45:19 pm
I would wear the ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- out of that shirt.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on January 22, 2020, 11:09:27 pm
.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 22, 2020, 11:11:17 pm
.
Something similar might be in the works
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 22, 2020, 11:27:28 pm
Neph siting, Christmas is coming early this year.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on January 23, 2020, 04:32:01 am
And Nexusmtz is always good for a last minute ďIím down!Ē
See, this is a man who knows his people. I'm tirekicking!

I will drink enough to cover for you.
Somebody has to be sober. 
Just don't drink enough to cover him.
JD's taking my sober-guy-with-the-car slot? Damn. Too slow.

On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales.
Ond and I (both out-of-towners) did basically that last year. Just pulled into a tiny place late night and ordered whatever sounded good. And it was. But if you can get a local to do it, even better. Maybe.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 23, 2020, 10:21:59 am
I will drink enough to cover for you.
Somebody has to be sober. 
Just don't drink enough to cover him.
JD's taking my sober-guy-with-the-car slot? Damn. Too slow.
On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales.
Ond and I (both out-of-towners) did basically that last year. Just pulled into a tiny place late night and ordered whatever sounded good. And it was. But if you can get a local to do it, even better. Maybe.

Eh.  I don't know if I'll have a car so you may be the DD.  And Yots please click here (https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=best%20tamales&find_loc=263%20N.%20Center%20Street%20Mesa%2C%20AZ%2085201&sortby=rating) in case you misunderstood my tamale comments.  When I come it will be like Christmas.  Think about it.  Tamales are like delicious little presents.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 23, 2020, 10:26:52 am
And Nexusmtz is always good for a last minute ďIím down!Ē
See, this is a man who knows his people. I'm tirekicking!

I will drink enough to cover for you.
Somebody has to be sober. 
Just don't drink enough to cover him.
JD's taking my sober-guy-with-the-car slot? Damn. Too slow.

On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales.
Ond and I (both out-of-towners) did basically that last year. Just pulled into a tiny place late night and ordered whatever sounded good. And it was. But if you can get a local to do it, even better. Maybe.

You will show up. One way or another. I have a nexusmtz sized burlap sack and a bottle of chloroform.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 23, 2020, 10:51:17 am
I will drink enough to cover for you.
Somebody has to be sober. 
Just don't drink enough to cover him.
JD's taking my sober-guy-with-the-car slot? Damn. Too slow.
On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales.
Ond and I (both out-of-towners) did basically that last year. Just pulled into a tiny place late night and ordered whatever sounded good. And it was. But if you can get a local to do it, even better. Maybe.

Eh.  I don't know if I'll have a car so you may be the DD.  And Yots please click here (https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=best%20tamales&find_loc=263%20N.%20Center%20Street%20Mesa%2C%20AZ%2085201&sortby=rating) in case you misunderstood my tamale comments.  When I come it will be like Christmas.  Think about it.  Tamales are like delicious little presents.

Mexican unless a relative of mine made them, I donít tamal until the calendar shows December. Thank u next


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 23, 2020, 10:51:36 am
And Nexusmtz is always good for a last minute ďIím down!Ē
See, this is a man who knows his people. I'm tirekicking!

I will drink enough to cover for you.
Somebody has to be sober. 
Just don't drink enough to cover him.
JD's taking my sober-guy-with-the-car slot? Damn. Too slow.

On a side note I am looking forward to chicken wings but somebody, and I don't care who, better take me to a hole in the wall where some 90 yr old grandmother is making home made tamales.
Ond and I (both out-of-towners) did basically that last year. Just pulled into a tiny place late night and ordered whatever sounded good. And it was. But if you can get a local to do it, even better. Maybe.

You will show up. One way or another. I have a nexusmtz sized burlap sack and a bottle of chloroform.

Itís true, he does!!!!


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 23, 2020, 10:57:02 am
Mexican unless a relative of mine made them, I donít tamal until the calendar shows December. Thank u next
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Nobody said you had to eat any cabron.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 23, 2020, 11:05:06 am
It's current year.  Can't you just open some app and get someone to deliver them to you while you sit by the pool?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 23, 2020, 11:07:14 am
Mexican unless a relative of mine made them, I donít tamal until the calendar shows December. Thank u next
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Nobody said you had to eat any cabron.

What day are you showing up? Maybe me you and Jimmah can roll down to Film Bar


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 23, 2020, 11:36:45 am
It's current year.  Can't you just open some app and get someone to deliver them to you while you sit by the pool?

(http://mainebeacon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/okay.gif)

What day are you showing up? Maybe me you and Jimmah can roll down to Film Bar

Nevermind.  I have to get pool tamales.   :D
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 23, 2020, 11:45:43 am

Nevermind.  I have to get pool tamales.   :D

Pool tamales are microwaved for your pleasure and delivered by a guy named Larry.

You want authentic tamales, you climb in a ranfla and walk in a place with this vato:

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200123/7a8c2c7b28ac02dbd8a1d149045cc32a.gif)


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 23, 2020, 01:14:26 pm
Booked my flight today. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- is real now!

I love that 1hr 15min flight time to the AZ. I can put half a day of work in on Friday and be in Mesa in the afternoon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 23, 2020, 01:16:35 pm
Booked my flight today. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- is real now!

I love that 1hr 15min flight time to the AZ. I can put half a day of work in on Friday and be in Mesa in the afternoon.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 23, 2020, 01:52:22 pm
Booked my flight today. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- is real now!

I love that 1hr 15min flight time to the AZ. I can put half a day of work in on Friday and be in Mesa in the afternoon.

Wish mine was lol

But we should be getting in around 17:30 on the 24th
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 24, 2020, 12:17:04 am
Some more shirt ideas:

Gauntlet:
(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Wiki/images/2/25/Gauntlet_-_ARC_-_Cabinet_Full_Art.jpg)
Cleaner image on the manual. Edit: Actually thereís some great line art in the manual that you could pull from.
https://www.arcade-museum.com/manuals-videogames/G/Gauntlet__1985__Atari.pdf

Satans Hollow would be badass
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TFvo9n1C9Ks/THeWCGS4N4I/AAAAAAAAASY/PE4sw1MD8zE/s1600/SatansHollow.jpg)


Major Havok would make a great black shirt
(https://www.phoenixarcade.com/sites/default/files/styles/product_detail_main_image/public/major-havoc-side-art.jpg?itok=A7yj4IWf)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 24, 2020, 08:08:15 am
I'm looking at tickets and cars tonight boys.  One step closer.  El Ocho Grande!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on January 25, 2020, 11:53:48 am
It's current year.  Can't you just open some app and get someone to deliver them to you while you sit by the pool?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 25, 2020, 08:14:57 pm
I did pick up a dozen tamales and put them in my freezer.  :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 25, 2020, 09:00:09 pm
I did pick up a dozen tamales and put them in my freezer.  :dunno

I still have some from Christmas floating around.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 26, 2020, 12:37:07 am
I wanna learn how to make Tamales.

I do a lot of cooking at home (byproduct of working in a real kitchen throughout college), and learning more ethnic foods is something I always strive to do. Iíve got a few traditional recipes under my belt for Thai, Loas, Indian, and Trinidadian. I make a handful of decent Italian dishes, and of course a bunch of Chinese learned from my mom. But the only Mexican I do is street style tacos, and fresh guacamole and pico de gallo (which is mostly just prep work).
Mexican dishes like Molť, Menudo, and Tamales would be awesome to know how to make. I love traditional Mexican foods - sometimes Tex Mex but that doesnít count as real Mexican.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: BadMouth on January 26, 2020, 08:15:32 am


I wanna learn how to make Tamales.

https://youtu.be/lyR8kno58GU

4 minute clip leaves a ton out.  Track down the full episode if you can.  It's probably available by logging into the pbs website.  The episodes where she travels in Mexico to show regional differences are particularly good.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2020, 11:25:58 am
Foreigners and Yankees feeling compelled to remind everyone that texmex isn't real Mexican.

 ::)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 26, 2020, 11:31:57 am
Good food is just good food. It doesn't matter who the ---fudgesicle--- made it or what it is called.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 11:44:10 am
Foreigners and Yankees feeling compelled to remind everyone that texmex isn't real Mexican.

 ::)

Itís kinda like how the rest of the country doesnít consider the Cowboys ďAmericaís TeamĒ, bro.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2020, 12:28:42 pm
Most valuable sports franchise in the world lives in your head rent free.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 12:38:16 pm
Most valuable sports franchise in the world lives in your head rent free.

 :cheers:

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 26, 2020, 01:41:22 pm
Along those lines, Orange Chicken isnít real Chinese food, itís Chinese food for the round-eyes. :lol

But Iíll still eat Texmex and Orange Chicken. Theyíre delicious, I just have no desire to learn how to make them.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2020, 03:19:19 pm
Along those lines, Orange Chicken isnít real Chinese food, itís Chinese food for the round-eyes

Nobody said it was.  Whatís next?  Telling us you never use soap on your cast iron pan?  More cooking cliches, plz.  Letís hear about your knives!   ;)

Posole > menudo, btw.  One of my Mexican friends bitched to me once she was tired of people using enchilada sauce in posole because it was lazy.  My mind was blown... green enchilada sauce and lime juice and youíve pretty much nailed it.

I actually found a Chinese place with orange beef last weekend, hadnít seen it on a menu in years.  I recall it got some bad press for being the most unhealthy thing on the menu awhile back.  Damned if itís not amazing, though.



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 26, 2020, 03:22:06 pm
Most unhealthy thing on the menu = best thing on the menu like 98% of the time. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 26, 2020, 03:45:43 pm
Of course you shouldnít use soap on a cast iron pan! What are you thinking??
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: leapinlew on January 26, 2020, 04:34:59 pm
I'm all about shortcuts when it makes sense. My favorite food is Pho. Pho is traditionally made with beef bones, and lots of time extracting the flavor out of them bones. The shortcut method is to use more beef cuts, in addition to the bones. They are both good, but using more beef cuts costs more. The super shortcut method is to use a Pho cube. Similar to a beef bouillon cube, but unlike a beef bouillon cube, the Pho cube gets you 90% of the way there. I can cook a bowl of Pho in about 10 minutes.

Sometimes I love the process, and sometimes I love the end result. Whenever I can do it cheaper, or make it easier, with no impact to the end product - total winner.

Anyhow.... enjoy your tex-mex. I don't think there is a bad thing on the tex-mex menu.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 04:39:10 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: dmckean on January 26, 2020, 05:30:38 pm
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Open faced.

Fancy.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2020, 05:51:19 pm
I can cook a bowl of Pho in about 10 minutes.

Pho?  In St. Louis?

Texmex?  In St. Louis?

I did like that cracker pizza, tho.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on January 26, 2020, 05:55:29 pm
I'm pretty good at BBQ - Boston.   ::)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 05:56:48 pm

Open faced.

Fancy.

You ZapConning this year, bro?


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: dmckean on January 26, 2020, 08:05:46 pm

Open faced.

Fancy.

You ZapConning this year, bro?


No, we're going to be on our way to Disney World that weekend. I hope I can it next year though.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 08:11:36 pm

Open faced.

Fancy.

You ZapConning this year, bro?


No, we're going to be on our way to Disney World that weekend. I hope I can it next year though.

Awwwwww.... have fun with the little one! Weíll plan for you in Ď21, brother!


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 26, 2020, 08:49:26 pm
I'm pretty good at BBQ - Boston.   ::)

Pics or it didnít happen.  Where the hell do you put a grill in that filthy city?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 26, 2020, 11:32:42 pm
You gotta come out, Lew! Theyíre saving a bedroom in the AirBNB just for you...

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 27, 2020, 08:21:13 am
.

Me minding my own business.  Suddenly a wild dmckean appears!

Where the hell do you put a grill in that filthy city?

Damn PBJ.  Whatever they got you on for your trial money sure is making you ornery.  I want some.

I'm still looking for tickets.  I looked this weekend and the prices were too damn high!  My wife said I would have better luck on Wednesday.  Anybody have a bead on where to look and when for low ticket prices?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 27, 2020, 09:57:07 am
Kayak, and set up a price alert. 

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: leapinlew on January 27, 2020, 08:25:36 pm
You gotta come out, Lew! Theyíre saving a bedroom in the AirBNB just for you...

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Damn! They missed a perfect waterbed opportunity.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 28, 2020, 03:48:17 pm
http://www.clubredrocks.com/e/flotsam-and-jetsam-71925088877/ (http://www.clubredrocks.com/e/flotsam-and-jetsam-71925088877/)

Might be a fun concert if you get tired of playing Pac-Man...

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 29, 2020, 10:40:20 am
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight

Let me know how flexible you guys are with carting ---my bottom--- around.  I need to know whether or not to get a vehicle.  I may want to go see my uncle in San Tan Valley which I'll do if I get a car.  I also need to know how much traveling we will be doing.  Or if we just tend to stick around the Convention Center.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on January 29, 2020, 11:23:39 am
I think I only left the hotel in a vehicle 3 times last year.  I had my own vehicle and never needed to use it.  Everyone car-pooled and there was enough.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 29, 2020, 11:37:59 am
My Air BnB is two miles out so I want to be where I need to be ASAP and I don't want to rely on people to get me where I'm going.  As convenient as it will be Uber is available but I don't want to spend $10 every time the needs arise.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on January 29, 2020, 12:06:29 pm
Well, there's absolutely nothing to do in Mesa besides Zapcon and the only restaurant within a mile of the convention center is some ---smurfy--- bar.  See how close your rental is to a rail station, rent a car, prepare to beg for rides every time you want to take a dump in peace, or learn to walk.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 29, 2020, 12:18:18 pm
dump in peace...
 :cheers:

What if I want to hold someones hand when I dump?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 29, 2020, 12:24:27 pm
You can always hire an escort. Bring cash. Services like that are "off the books".
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 30, 2020, 08:58:22 am
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight

Damn.  Opt got a 'Hell Yes' when he said he was all booked.  All I got was told that a hooker could hold my hand when I ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 30, 2020, 09:00:45 am
Escort not hooker.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 30, 2020, 09:05:59 am
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight

Damn.  Opt got a 'Hell Yes' when he said he was all booked.  All I got was told that a hooker could hold my hand when I ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 

(https://66.media.tumblr.com/247032ed1f33a93fc24165e6eae3ec7c/tumblr_pulpau8QIq1r0jkkko1_250.gifv)

Well Scat aint my thing but ya know if you can find a chick and that's your bag bro I would take it.

Me personally I am just looking forward to meeting you all, Eating some of this amazing food everyone keeps talking about and checking out TTC's wheels which are also legendary.

Oh and playing some games badly LOL
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on January 30, 2020, 09:19:59 am
Escort not hooker.

Escort / tomato.  Same difference.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on January 30, 2020, 03:29:39 pm
Damn.  Opt got a 'Hell Yes' when he said he was all booked.  All I got was told that a hooker could hold my hand when I ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 30, 2020, 05:39:45 pm
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight

Let me know how flexible you guys are with carting ---my bottom--- around.  I need to know whether or not to get a vehicle.  I may want to go see my uncle in San Tan Valley which I'll do if I get a car.  I also need to know how much traveling we will be doing.  Or if we just tend to stick around the Convention Center.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on January 30, 2020, 05:43:01 pm
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!

Damn.  Opt got a 'Hell Yes' when he said he was all booked.  All I got was told that a hooker could hold my hand when I ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 

We're sorry we didn't all stand up and cheer
when news of your booking and tickets did hear,
We really are thrilled you decided to come
though in putting our thoughts into words we were mum,
So give us a chance to put an end to this mess:
"Did you see JDBailey is coming?" "Hell. Yes."

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on January 30, 2020, 05:45:13 pm
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!


Not sure attendance is a guarantee of avoiding Mikes ďscratchy sackĒ!!

:o
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on January 30, 2020, 08:33:57 pm
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!

Damn.  Opt got a 'Hell Yes' when he said he was all booked.  All I got was told that a hooker could hold my hand when I ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. 

We're sorry we didn't all stand up and cheer
when news of your booking and tickets did hear,
We really are thrilled you decided to come
though in putting our thoughts into words we were mum,
So give us a chance to put an end to this mess:
"Did you see JDBailey is coming?" "Hell. Yes."

 :cheers:

This just keeps getting better. I am really glad you will be there.

Fuuuuuck yeah!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on January 30, 2020, 09:11:55 pm
Just a quick hell yeah to jdbailey and nexusmtz, the Zapcon gods have spoken!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not 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:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya 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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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on January 30, 2020, 10:25:10 pm
First post roll call updated!


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A 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.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 02, 2020, 05:24:35 pm
All it takes is a whole lot of this....


(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381227)


and then you get this...

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381226)



 :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 02, 2020, 05:28:13 pm
Nice. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not 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!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 03, 2020, 08:33:02 am
✘ - Booked accommodations
✘ - Booked flight
✘ - Booked rental car

Shits gettin' real.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 03, 2020, 08:35:55 am
Nice. You are going to have a great time.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 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. 

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Qqq8b2K5qsg8M/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 03, 2020, 03:01:59 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 04, 2020, 08:05:12 am
"Join the fiesta."

Me:
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie 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.

More updates later.
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 04, 2020, 01:06:24 pm
Sounds pretty cool TTC!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on February 04, 2020, 01:44:50 pm
What you like to do with the house?

Watch Mike finally defile that Arcade1Up.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 04, 2020, 01:47:44 pm
They need to make an A1up Gotcha by Atari.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj 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.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not 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:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 04, 2020, 02:47:12 pm
Me and Mrs Titch fly in Friday eve to.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie 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
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 04, 2020, 05:25:52 pm
Thanks man.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie 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
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on February 04, 2020, 05:44:04 pm
You da man TTC
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 04, 2020, 05:45:47 pm
American cook out sounds pretty awesome to me! :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 04, 2020, 06:07:45 pm
You da man TTC

^This.
TTC is the greatest!  I can't wait to ride in that Trans Am again.  ;D  :notworthy:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya 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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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie 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
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya 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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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 04, 2020, 08:12:15 pm
I am up for a repeat.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj 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.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 04, 2020, 09:13:24 pm
I have never tried DDR.

I will do it for sure.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Nephasth on February 04, 2020, 10:44:12 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on February 04, 2020, 11:52:45 pm

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

The Amazon reviews were good.  I also found their website at https://www.margaritavillecargo.com/ (https://www.margaritavillecargo.com/)  The price was a little steep for me but I found one on CraigsList for $50.  The Margarita Shack had a rental for $130/day  https://www.themargaritashack.com/ (https://www.themargaritashack.com/) so I feel like I'm ahead on this one.

This model seems to be pretty popular, when Mrs. TacoTownCharlie told one of her friends that I brought home a Margarita mixer they knew the model and everything.  They told her those are dangerous - it's too easy to make a pitcher!  We've made a few batches and I should have a good recipe by the time everybody gets into town.  Any drink suggestions are welcome.

https://www.amazon.com/Margaritaville-Frozen-Concoction-Maker-Manual/dp/B000CR3YHM/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=margaritaville+frozen&qid=1580877551&sr=8-6 (https://www.amazon.com/Margaritaville-Frozen-Concoction-Maker-Manual/dp/B000CR3YHM/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=margaritaville+frozen&qid=1580877551&sr=8-6)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 05, 2020, 12:02:23 am
12oz tequila
4oz triple sec
Can of frozen limeade - 12oz
2 tablespoons of Karo syrup

Dump in a blender, put in whatever ice fits, and blend.

Been making that recipe since I was 10.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 05, 2020, 12:15:20 am
Any drink suggestions are welcome.
Get a bottle of cheap white tequila, Sauza Silver or something. Get one fresh jalapeŮo, cut into slices, donít remove the seeds. Put the jalapeŮo slices into the tequila, let sit for 24 hours in a dark dry place.

After 24hrs, strain the slices and seeds out. You should be left with a nice light green tequila.
24hr infusion will give it a little spice and great jalapeŮo flavor, though every jalapeŮo varies for spice level, if you want it spicier let it sit for 2-days.

Make your margarita, blended or classic - either or, with lime juice and simple syrup, add the jalapeŮo tequila and a (optional) splash of triple sec. measured to your desired alcohol level. I like 2-3 shots of tequila per serving.

Salt or Tajin your glass rim (I highly recommend Tajin though, much more delicious).

Pour the infused concoction into your glass and enjoy a Spicy JalapeŮo Margarita! Youíre welcome.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 05, 2020, 12:28:10 am
 :puke

Iím not being hateful, but one of us is from Texas and the other one is a Canadian.  I love poutine but Iím not offering recipes for it.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 05, 2020, 01:51:59 am
Hey Iíd try Texas poutine. Iím sure itíd probably be filled with brisket and ribs and be massive in serving portions. <-- actually this could be pretty amazing. Get on it, pbj.  :lol

Besides, don't assume this recipe is Canadian. I live in Southern California now... Texas isn't the only state that borders Mexico y'know.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on February 05, 2020, 04:02:51 am
I'm wheels down around noon Thursday, and I'm up for a cookout whichever night. Given that I haven't done DDR since the plastic mat days with the kids, real DDR at Starfighters would probably kill me. Then again, pretty much everything you guys do has that potential, so what am I worried about.

Would bringing the SK 3.0 multicart be helpful for the Vectrex, or is that already covered?

As for Elvis tunes, I know a couple. Might have to widen the artist net a bit to make a night of it though.

Whatever we do, it'll be a good time!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 05, 2020, 05:17:43 am
Would bringing the SK 3.0 multicart be helpful for the Vectrex, or is that already covered?
Yup, weíre good. Iíve got the VecMulti, the one you can load roms onto an microSD card.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 05, 2020, 08:17:19 am
Any drink suggestions are welcome.

I have one:

Grab favorite bottle of booze
Remove top
Pour into cup / mouth
Repeat

I love poutine but Iím not offering recipes for it.

If we can't do poutine on the grill my next thought would be Italian sausage and peppers / onions on a nice hoagie bun.

It also sounds like we have our days lined up.  If I get good food in me I don't care what we do and it sounds like there will be no shortage of good eats.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 05, 2020, 08:22:21 am
I don't really want to do any cooking. I would rather see what other people come up with.

I am happy to clean the kitchen before and after meals, and help with meal prep.

As far as drinks go, I will be bringing my flask this year.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 05, 2020, 08:22:34 am
Any drink suggestions are welcome.

I have one:

Grab favorite bottle of booze
Remove top
Pour into cup / mouth
Repeat

I love poutine but Iím not offering recipes for it.

If we can't do poutine on the grill my next thought would be Italian sausage and peppers / onions on a nice hoagie bun.

It also sounds like we have our days lined up.  If I get good food in me I don't care what we do and it sounds like there will be no shortage of good eats.

Heh Hoagie is something else where I am from.

But its still a killer sarnie :D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 05, 2020, 09:31:03 am
Italian sausage and peppers / onions on a nice hoagie bun.

This is a good suggestion and virtually impossible to screw up.

Hey Iíd try Texas poutine. Iím sure itíd probably be filled with brisket and ribs and be massive in serving portions.

That's actually not too far off.  The stuff I get here with any degree of regularity is (checks online menu) beef, cheese curds, cheddar, brown gravy, green onions.


Quote
I live in Southern California now...

Yeah, for like six months.  And they put carrots in their tacos.

As far as drinks go, I will be bringing my flask this year.

Cargo shorts have their advantages if you can't afford those premium Zapcon $6/each beers.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 05, 2020, 02:34:44 pm
Drink, play vectrex, eat chicken wings, sing Elvis tunes.

I just realized I can bring my cribbage board in case Titch gets bored and doesn't want to sing Elvis tunes.   :D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 05, 2020, 04:34:16 pm
I have no idea how to play Crib.

Nor sing Elvis lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 05, 2020, 05:23:18 pm
Pretty sure Titch isn't going to get bored.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 05, 2020, 05:35:06 pm
Especially not after I show his wife this post...


Ide trade her in for a younger model but they wouldnít understand me LOL

 :o
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 05, 2020, 05:53:22 pm
Especially not after I show his wife this post...


Ide trade her in for a younger model but they wouldnít understand me LOL

 :o

Ive said much worse in front of her lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 06, 2020, 12:42:03 pm
I have to ask again.  We may not get information until we get closer to the event date but...

DO WE GET LANYARDS?

I'm asking for a friend...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on February 06, 2020, 02:50:58 pm
Yots got a special one he will bake for you off of his 3D printer.  ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 06, 2020, 02:55:09 pm
We get badges which usually comes attached to a basic lanyard. I usually bring my own from other conventions, 'cause you know, chicks dig nerdy lanyards.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2020, 03:34:07 pm
No special lanyards. Never have had them at ZapCon. The passes are on a black nylon lanyard.


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 06, 2020, 03:43:56 pm
Zapcon Dickbutt hangs on my belt rack, so each morning he sees me naked.  His expression is slightly more distressed every day.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 06, 2020, 05:30:59 pm
I have to ask again.  We may not get information until we get closer to the event date but...

DO WE GET BADGES?

I'm asking for a friend...

FTFM.  I meant badges. 

Yots got a special one he will bake for you off of his 3D printer.  ;D

It better be like the one below or I'm cancelling everything.

Working on ZapCon swag for the homies...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/ed9fe5615c3e47e6988df50b6d891c1f.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2020, 06:21:05 pm
Dickbutts two years ago;
Adventure Dragons last year;
This year? To be continued...


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 06, 2020, 07:05:23 pm
Dickbutts two years ago;
Adventure Dragons last year;
This year? To be continued...


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Not even a clue Primo?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 06, 2020, 07:12:55 pm
Dragon ---Deutsche Frankfurters---?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2020, 07:18:20 pm
Yotís choice, bros!


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 06, 2020, 07:19:02 pm
Oh. So that is a yes to dragon ---Deutsche Frankfurters---.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2020, 07:52:49 pm
Oh. So that is a yes to dragon ---Deutsche Frankfurters---.


Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters---
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters---
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters---

Going to the party
Sippin' on Bacardi
Wanna meet a hottie
But there's Adam, Steve and Marty
There's Billy, Todd and Tommy
They're on leave from the army
The only boobs I'll see tonight will be made of origami

Tell the players, make it understood
It ain't no good if there's too much wood
Make sure you know before you go
The dance floor bro-hoe ratio
Five to one is a brodeo
Tell Steve and Mike it's time to go
Wait outside all night to find
Twenty dudes in a conga line

Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Easy to fix
Too many ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- on the dance floor
Spread out the ---Deutsche Frankfurters---
Too many dudes
With tooÖ

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 07, 2020, 03:57:12 am
Dickbutts two years ago;
Adventure Dragons last year;
This year? To be continued...
Yeah buddy! Looking forward to adding another to the collection.  :cheers:

If you can get different colour for the print material this year, thatíd be sweet.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 07, 2020, 08:33:11 am
My vote is for Polybius.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 09:37:43 am
Dickbutts two years ago;
Adventure Dragons last year;
This year? To be continued...
Yeah buddy! Looking forward to adding another to the collection.  :cheers:

If you can get different colour for the print material this year, thatíd be sweet.

My goal is to use glow in the dark


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 07, 2020, 09:45:05 am
The robot bad guys from Berzerk.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 09:54:17 am
My vote is for Polybius.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 09:55:25 am
The robot bad guys from Berzerk.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 10:01:01 am
Iím printing the prototype now. More later...


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 07, 2020, 10:04:55 am
Can't wait.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200207/ac71e60baf5c8d52fb4dfa29a6a1e6bf.gif)

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 07, 2020, 10:49:04 am
My vote is for Polybius.

.

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Don't make me pull a Stacks Edwards on your ass.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 12:33:14 pm
My vote is for Polybius.

.

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Don't make me pull a Stacks Edwards on your ass.

Bruh, between the FB stalking and the gun pics, youíre starting to scare the straights....


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 07, 2020, 12:34:20 pm
My homie MikeA has approved the prototype. Mass production starting soon. Make sure if youíre going you give me a heads up so I make sure you get some swag...


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 07, 2020, 12:45:14 pm
Cool beans yots!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 07, 2020, 01:01:23 pm
beans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6Y5E4TOv4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6Y5E4TOv4)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 07, 2020, 01:13:44 pm
beans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6Y5E4TOv4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6Y5E4TOv4)

WTF was that!? LOL
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 07, 2020, 01:20:51 pm
My vote is for Polybius.

.

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Don't make me pull a Stacks Edwards on your ass.

Bruh, ...the gun pics, youíre starting to scare the straights....


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(https://i.imgur.com/gDKZA4A.png?fb)

My homie MikeA has approved the prototype. Mass production starting soon. Make sure if youíre going you give me a heads up so I make sure you get some swag...


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We must be getting a Marshal Moo Montana.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 07, 2020, 01:46:51 pm
My goal is to use glow in the dark
(https://thumbs.gfycat.com/HatefulVigilantAmericanredsquirrel-size_restricted.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Laythe on February 08, 2020, 01:16:54 am
Well, I got some good news and I got some bad news.


One of them is, I ain't going this year.

The other is, I'm almost certainly going in 2021.


Which one of the two is the good news, I leave up to your individual opinion.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on February 08, 2020, 08:00:56 am
The other is, I'm almost certainly going in 2021.

Honey Iíve got some good news/bad news. Bad news is, itís gonna be three years in a row with my Arcade nerd friends.

Good news is I get to meet Laythe!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 08, 2020, 11:51:09 am
Well, I got some good news and I got some bad news.


One of them is, I ain't going this year.

The other is, I'm almost certainly going in 2021.


Which one of the two is the good news, I leave up to your individual opinion.

Wish you could make it this year, brother, but Iíll take a 2021 visit anytime! Counting down the days to next year, my friend!


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 18, 2020, 08:47:15 am
(https://pics.me.me/soon-soon-kitty-memes-quickmeme-54346959.png)

2 months & 1 week boys!

Any updates on our prints Yots?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2020, 11:43:34 am
General question - how many pounds of chicken wings do you think you'd eat if you didn't have your partner saying, "you've had too many already?"



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 28, 2020, 12:50:51 pm
General question - how many pounds of chicken wings do you think you'd eat if you didn't have your partner saying, "you've had too many already?"

My wife can prob eat more than me, so ermm...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2020, 12:55:14 pm
General question - how many pounds of chicken wings do you think you'd eat if you didn't have your partner saying, "you've had too many already?"

My wife can prob eat more than me, so ermm...

I'm still not hearing a number....


Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on February 28, 2020, 12:57:58 pm
The return question is:  what other stuff are you eating with them?

Typical food portions is 4-6 oz per person  - so even if you doubled that..  still less than 1.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2020, 01:03:12 pm
1 - who the hell are you?
2 - 4 oz? no.
3 - still not hearing a number

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Hoopz on February 28, 2020, 01:16:48 pm
Wings.
Beer.

What the hell else would you eat with em?

2 lbs - 3 lbs depending on the flavors.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 28, 2020, 01:59:34 pm
1 - who the hell are you?
2 - 4 oz? no.
3 - still not hearing a number

I can usually put down 10-15 depending on the size.  So I would say 1 1/2 #s for me.  The only time I talk ounces is steak and beer.  Neither one usually goes as low as 4-6 ounces.  Even filet mignon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1XGi_TmNR8
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 28, 2020, 02:39:20 pm
Hmm well being a Brit the only pounds I know is GBP £ so I would say a average meal is between 10-15 pounds per person :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 28, 2020, 02:42:24 pm
I've probably got 4-6oz stuck between my teeth.   :burgerking:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on February 28, 2020, 02:45:37 pm
One possible answer.


https://calculate-this.com/how-many-chicken-wings-buy-calculator


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 28, 2020, 04:42:44 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeBvcKZrWY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmeBvcKZrWY)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on February 28, 2020, 04:57:34 pm
One possible answer.


https://calculate-this.com/how-many-chicken-wings-buy-calculator


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So about 6oz of meat per person on average?  :P
I'm nobody.  But I'll be at Zapcon hanging out with the likes of Arroyo and MikeA. 
I'm a Zapcon noob...

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on February 28, 2020, 05:07:15 pm
So just over one pound for an appetizer and double that for a full order of a dozen wings (this weight includes the bones).

Quote:
ďYouíll need approximately 6 whole wings (or 1.125 lbs) in order to reach a 6 oz serving of actual chicken meat per person (with an ďaverageĒ appetite). According to the USDA, an average uncooked whole chicken wing weighs 102 grams (or 3.5 ounces).

So how many chicken wings in a pound? That would mean there are approximately 4 to 5 chicken wings in a pound. That would mean there are approximately 40 to 50 chicken wings in a 10 pound (lb) bag. 10 lbs of chicken wings feeds approximately 9 people ...
Just to be clearÖweíre talking appetizers; not a meal.Ē


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on February 29, 2020, 04:08:18 am
A pound sounds like what I'd eat with other stuff. Left on my own in a room full of wings, probably 2 pounds.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 29, 2020, 11:33:21 am
So, I made a field trip this morning to do some research.

What you see here is one 40lb case of jumbo chicken wings, and a 30lb case of jumbo turkey wings they cut at the joints and bagged for me.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381542)

The 40lb case was divided into 10lb bags.  The count actually varied by a lot per bag - 26, 30.5, 21, and 22 whole wings.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381541)

The turkey wings varied in size but all drumettes were at least chicken drumstick in meat yield and many approached your ordinary thanksgiving turkey leg.  20 whole wings in that.

So, basically, 70lbs of turkey and chicken wings yielded 40 turkey party wings, and 199 chicken party wings.  Each turkey wing is ~1.5lbs, and it was 4.975 chicken wings to a pound.

I actually kind of prefer jumbo turkey wings but they aren't easily found.  You can, with determination, actually get a bite or two out of the tips.

My hands are numb and my freezer is full.  Based on this research, assuming a dozen jumbo party wings per person and 10 people at the house, I think weíre going to need 150lbs of chicken.   :lol. Haha, nah, probably about 30.

 :cheers:



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on February 29, 2020, 12:03:29 pm
My consumption is directly related to how drunk I am.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 29, 2020, 01:07:28 pm
Fair play PBJ lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on February 29, 2020, 01:27:26 pm
My consumption is directly related to how drunk I am.
Same!

Or if itís in front of me, Iíll just keep eating...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 29, 2020, 03:41:05 pm
My Cheese consumption is directly proportionate to beer consumption.

Me and the father in law polished off a catering block of cheddar one night in the pub lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 29, 2020, 04:23:32 pm
How many stone is a catering block?

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on February 29, 2020, 04:36:22 pm
How many stone is a catering block?

Well lads, off to the jacks!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 29, 2020, 04:37:37 pm
How many stone is a catering block?

About 0.8
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on February 29, 2020, 06:09:08 pm
I would pay money to watch a man eat 11 pounds of cheese.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on February 29, 2020, 06:10:48 pm
I would pay money to watch a man eat 11 pounds of cheese.

Closer to 6 there was 2 of us lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on March 01, 2020, 12:48:11 am
When you eventually ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- it had to be horrifying.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on March 01, 2020, 04:18:13 am
When you eventually ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- it had to be horrifying.

It wasnt pretty...

Lesson learnt lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 01, 2020, 12:46:20 pm
Found that 0.5 chicken wing in my garbage disposal this morning.  Oops.

Anyway, hereís what they look like cooked.  Maybe we start leaning on yotsuya to source turkey wings in Phoenix..


(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=159740.0;attach=381548)

Jumbo chicken wing at bottom, large turkey wing top left, jumbo turkey wing top right.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on March 01, 2020, 04:28:07 pm
Looks delicious. Thanks for the investigation!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 05, 2020, 04:18:04 pm
Just found out the Carparthian brothers Vigo and Gozer are making the trip!!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200305/cc8aec4200785852b11c926b604a85f5.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on March 05, 2020, 04:32:26 pm
 :applaud:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on March 05, 2020, 04:38:04 pm
Nice.  :applaud:

Question is, how many wings can they eat?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on March 05, 2020, 04:48:13 pm
We eat like Northern Mid-westerners, so it depends on if they are spicy and if so, can we can drench them in ranch sauce.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 05, 2020, 05:21:54 pm
I never even heard of ranch dressing until I moved to College Station, Texas.  I think I gagged the first time I saw someone put it on a corn dog.

Now I put it on everything. 

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 05, 2020, 08:45:09 pm
https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y (https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y)


 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 05, 2020, 11:19:18 pm
I never even heard of ranch dressing until I moved to College Station, Texas.  I think I gagged the first time I saw someone put it on a corn dog.

Now I put it on everything.

This is why Texas must be stopped before it's too late. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on March 05, 2020, 11:26:18 pm
Just found out the Carparthian brothers Vigo and Gozer are making the trip!!!

(https://media.makeameme.org/created/alright-alright-alright-5a6140.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on March 05, 2020, 11:27:42 pm
I love that scene in Thor Ragnarok where the shifty gatekeeper was showing those girls all his possessions, and heís like ďI picked these up at a little place called Tex-AssĒ and he whips out 2 ARís. :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on March 06, 2020, 08:42:56 am
https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y (https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y)


 :dunno

I'll go.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on March 06, 2020, 09:23:51 am
https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y (https://www.mesaamp.com/Online/default.asp?BOparam%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle%3A%3Aarticle_id=0FE0DD38-16FE-4B34-BDB1-95B94A0FBBD3&doWork%3A%3AWScontent%3A%3AloadArticle=Load&fbclid=IwAR3YKsgteG3aw3U_oDQuIFctoLBS4xRpwaJYAq_pCBpW_Jz6OUhM4WM7T5Y)


 :dunno

I'll go.

Hell yeah...Wicked Sensation
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 06, 2020, 01:25:40 pm
The real question is what is Dokken going to play?  Dream Warriors 8 times.   ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 06, 2020, 02:29:27 pm
April 15, 2011.  A day that will forever be burned in my memory.  A free Dokken concert at an open air park in San Antonio, what could be better.

https://www.last.fm/festival/1897594+Siesta+Fest (https://www.last.fm/festival/1897594+Siesta+Fest)

Well, I guess to discourage attendance, they decided to throw up gates and charge $5 to get in.  Okay, whatever.  Now we're all pissed off because this was free dammit.

The opening act basically went through every Guns N Roses song twice because Dokken is over 2 hours late to the stage.

Crowd is getting rowdier and rowdier, it's so packed you can barely move. 

My wife and I decide to take a breather after 3 hours on our feet, and go sit down on some steps on the side of a building.

Yeah, turns out there were inadequate portapots.  Whole line up of dudes pissing on the side of the building under bright lighting.  Then one of them can't take it anymore, drops his pants, and takes a huge ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in front of all of us.

"Let's go."

Walk to our car, there's two women in front of it with their pants around their ankles, holding onto my hood, and pissing on the ground.

Around this time Dokken finally hits the stage and they sounded okay as I got into the car and drove home.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2020, 10:47:24 pm
April 15, 2011.  A day that will forever be burned in my memory.  A free Dokken concert at an open air park in San Antonio, what could be better.

https://www.last.fm/festival/1897594+Siesta+Fest (https://www.last.fm/festival/1897594+Siesta+Fest)

Well, I guess to discourage attendance, they decided to throw up gates and charge $5 to get in.  Okay, whatever.  Now we're all pissed off because this was free dammit.

The opening act basically went through every Guns N Roses song twice because Dokken is over 2 hours late to the stage.

Crowd is getting rowdier and rowdier, it's so packed you can barely move. 

My wife and I decide to take a breather after 3 hours on our feet, and go sit down on some steps on the side of a building.

Yeah, turns out there were inadequate portapots.  Whole line up of dudes pissing on the side of the building under bright lighting.  Then one of them can't take it anymore, drops his pants, and takes a huge ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- in front of all of us.

"Let's go."

Walk to our car, there's two women in front of it with their pants around their ankles, holding onto my hood, and pissing on the ground.

Around this time Dokken finally hits the stage and they sounded okay as I got into the car and drove home.

 :cheers:

Cool story bro.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 08, 2020, 11:15:31 pm
Keep laughing, $5 says you cancel on account of coronavirus.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2020, 11:38:15 pm
Keep laughing, $5 says you cancel on account of coronavirus.


 :cheers:

$5 says you get it from Ted Cruz
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 11, 2020, 12:55:18 pm
So, uh, they just killed the Houston Rodeo.   :embarassed:  How's Zapcon looking?
 
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on March 11, 2020, 01:48:36 pm
God I hope zapcon or my flights get cancelled!
Been looking forward to this for aggeesssss!!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Mike A on March 11, 2020, 01:51:20 pm
As long as the airlines run we are good.

If Zapcon gets cancelled we can all just crash at Yotsuya's house.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2020, 02:25:25 pm
Officially: Everything is still in place, but we are monitoring the situation. Weíre actively discussing it, but havenít reached any conclusions yet. Weíll keep the community posted.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on March 11, 2020, 03:43:33 pm
The hotel said it was non-refundable so I think I'll be driving up to drink no matter what...lol.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on March 11, 2020, 03:45:42 pm
Well - I hope cooler heads prevail..  the hysteria is bothersome..  but some things are out of our control  :(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 11, 2020, 03:50:55 pm
The hotel said it was non-refundable so I think I'll be driving up to drink no matter what...lol.

"I'll be forced to file a chargeback with my credit card" will clear that up immediately.

Keep us posted, Yotsuya.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on March 11, 2020, 06:02:10 pm
They just cancelled my kids softball game....now Iím pissed.  The hysteria is out of control.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 11, 2020, 06:18:18 pm
The hotel said it was non-refundable so I think I'll be driving up to drink no matter what...lol.

"I'll be forced to file a chargeback with my credit card" will clear that up immediately.

Keep us posted, Yotsuya.
I definitely will, but you guys need to be prepared for anything. There are a lot of things to consider right now, and none of it is being taken lightly. The thought process is very rational, and all angles are being examined.

Iíll keep you all posted and youíll be the first to know if anything changes.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on March 11, 2020, 08:03:11 pm
Iíll be at the ZapCon house no matter what. Margaritas and wings for everyone all weekend. Iíll even bring over my N64, Wii and Switch.
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on March 12, 2020, 02:26:17 pm
Welp. Now there's talk of a travel ban.. this is not looking good for Zapcon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 12, 2020, 03:06:48 pm
You've got to remember, even though most of you guys are healthy and not at risk, you can spread the virus to those who are just by traveling.  I mean we've got to see how these infection vectors play out, but use good judgment. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2020, 03:09:18 pm
Yep, yep, and I'm in the middle of the world's largest medical center in the country's most diverse city that also happens to be an international port.   :timebomb:

So, I'll be the first one in the mass grave when they start burying us under the football fields.



EDIT - and now it's "avoid personal travel" and "no gatherings over 25 people."

 :banghead:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 12, 2020, 04:00:37 pm
Official:

A quick update from the ZapCon team regarding COVID-19:

We're not sure what things will look like in 6 weeks, and we are monitoring the situation.

Based on the trajectory of things we do not recommend making any sort of travel or housing arrangements at this time, and we won't be putting tickets on sale until we feel confident the event will be held.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on March 12, 2020, 04:01:52 pm
Bloody typical...

Been wanting to do this for years (go to USA not just zapcon) save up and plan for over a year and then some inconsiderate bastard virus comes along and does its damndest to feck it all up.

---fudgesicle--- you corona, ---fudgesicle--- you in your ugly little ass hole.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on March 12, 2020, 04:10:40 pm
Official:

A quick update from the ZapCon team regarding COVID-19:

We're not sure what things will look like in 6 weeks, and we are monitoring the situation.

Based on the trajectory of things we do not recommend making any sort of travel or housing arrangements at this time, and we won't be putting tickets on sale until we feel confident the event will be held.

Yay!  Glad you are able to take a wait and see approach...  Totally  understand the difficult position you guys are in..  but glad you guys are waiting instead of just shooting it..
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: nexusmtz on March 12, 2020, 09:39:13 pm
The waiting game is no fun. United is being reasonable with allowing rescheduling, but so far Marriot hasn't posted any flexibility. That's the kind of loss that would keep me away next time. Hope for the best.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on March 12, 2020, 09:54:40 pm
Zapcon or no Zapcon, Iím going.  Get away would be nice, and if you all come itíll be great no matter what.  In fact keeping it to the local barcades/TTC pad might even be more fun.  :dunno:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 12, 2020, 11:22:59 pm
Zapcon or no Zapcon, Iím going.  Get away would be nice, and if you all come itíll be great no matter what.  In fact keeping it to the local barcades/TTC pad might even be more fun.  :dunno:

Eh, wait and see, bro. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 13, 2020, 12:15:26 am
Yep, yep, and I'm in the middle of the world's largest medical center in the country's most diverse city that also happens to be an international port.   :timebomb:

So, I'll be the first one in the mass grave when they start burying us under the football fields.



EDIT - and now it's "avoid personal travel" and "no gatherings over 25 people."

 :banghead:

Heh, our State hasn't even gotten a confirmed case yet and the reason is nobody wants to go to WV.  Also we didn't get our first test kit until Saturday, so there's that. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Gilrock on March 13, 2020, 03:15:53 pm
I got an email from Marriott that they are going to allow cancellations up to 24 hours prior to arrival up through April 30th.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on March 13, 2020, 03:19:14 pm
Ironic that this is the one time of year that I look forward to drinking a ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- ton of Coronas.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: opt2not on March 13, 2020, 09:30:09 pm
My company sent us home today with our work PCís. Weíre working from home for the next 2 weeks.

2020 has been something else.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on March 13, 2020, 09:32:05 pm
My kids school just cancelled classes until April 13th.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on March 13, 2020, 09:32:54 pm
My kids school just cancelled classes until April 13th.
That's ridiculous.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Arroyo on March 13, 2020, 09:35:13 pm
That's ridiculous.

As Opt2not says: Thatís 2020.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: bperkins01 on March 13, 2020, 09:45:35 pm
Zombie Apocalypse is upon us..
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: wp34 on March 13, 2020, 10:07:16 pm
The Midwest Gaming Classic just cancelled.  I was hoping this would be the year we could make it.

That one was interesting.  The organizers petitioned the city to force them to cancel it.  I presume that way their insurance would cover the cost.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 14, 2020, 10:14:05 am
They cancelled Texas Pinball Festival.  I havenít been in 15 years but it was already much bigger than the Chicago pinball show back then.

My wife collects tissue samples in the operating room so weíre in max paranoia mode here.  Weíll live through it but donít want to turn into asymptomatic spreaders.

Iím missing a concert from a top 5 personal band for me tonight.  Organizer insists it is still happening but theyíve already cancelled future dates.  Bought the tickets months ago.  You guys know how much I love wasting money but Iím sitting this one out.     :P 

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: wp34 on March 14, 2020, 11:09:25 am
My wife collects tissue samples in the operating room so weíre in max paranoia mode here.  Weíll live through it but donít want to turn into asymptomatic spreaders.

 :applaud:

We were supposed to be in Mesa this week for spring training but cancelled our trip.  I'd rather be safe than sorry.  My mom checks all the boxes for high risk.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Vigo on March 14, 2020, 07:35:31 pm
My company sent us home today with our work PCís. Weíre working from home for the next 2 weeks.

2020 has been something else.

Same here. We have been home since Thursday and out until April 6th at minimum. At least my company was forward thinking enough to ensure all employees get a company phone and laptop. It isn't a hard lift.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: Titchgamer on March 15, 2020, 03:17:51 pm
Well guys I have some bad news.

Looks like we are not going to be able to come to zapcon :í(

Needless to say we are both feeling pretty gutted about it but its out of our hands.

Will try to get all the money back and either come next year or maybe later this year if zap con is postponed.
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 15, 2020, 07:12:15 pm
Well guys I have some bad news.

Looks like we are not going to be able to come to zapcon :í(

Needless to say we are both feeling pretty gutted about it but its out of our hands.

Will try to get all the money back and either come next year or maybe later this year if zap con is postponed.

No worries, bro - weíll leave the lights on for you.

My wife collects tissue samples in the operating room so weíre in max paranoia mode here.  Weíll live through it but donít want to turn into asymptomatic spreaders.

 :applaud:

We were supposed to be in Mesa this week for spring training but cancelled our trip.  I'd rather be safe than sorry.  My mom checks all the boxes for high risk.
Bruh... and you didnít tell me??? I wouldíve given you the grand tour.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: pbj on March 15, 2020, 08:07:59 pm
---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, there goes my plans to flirt with your wife and get crochet yoshis.

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: wp34 on March 15, 2020, 08:08:40 pm


We were supposed to be in Mesa this week for spring training but cancelled our trip.  I'd rather be safe than sorry.  My mom checks all the boxes for high risk.
Bruh... and you didnít tell me??? I wouldíve given you the grand tour.

Cool!  I'll remember that for next time.  This was going to be one of those scheduled down to the minute "Griswald" family vacations.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020
Post by: yotsuya on March 15, 2020, 08:09:25 pm


We were supposed to be in Mesa this week for spring training but cancelled our trip.  I'd rather be safe than sorry.  My mom checks all the boxes for high risk.
Bruh... and you didnít tell me??? I wouldíve given you the grand tour.

Cool!  I'll remember that for next time.  This was going to be one of those scheduled down to the minute "Griswald" family vacations.
Sounds good! I promise weíll show you a good time!
Title: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 16, 2020, 05:39:17 pm
Official:

Today, following the guidance of the CDC regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mesa announced they are closing the Mesa Convention Center through April 30, 2020. This means that Zapcon 8, scheduled for April 25-26th, 2020, is cancelled.

Unfortunately, we don't see any viable rescheduling options for this year, and will be turning our attention towards coming back better than ever in 2021. While it saddens us that we won't be able to put on a great show for you this year, this is clearly the correct decision given the severity of the current situation and the risks that would be associated with the show at this time.

We are ever grateful for the tremendous support we've received from the entire community over the life of our show.  Zapcon doesn't exist without the support of the contributors, the vendors, the volunteers, and our attendees. We want to thank you for your past and continued support.

Zapcon is produced by the Classic Game Preservation Society, a non-profit dedicated to preserving and sharing the classic arcade and pinball experience to all. As you might expect, losing the show this year will put a strain on the financial side of things. For those who want to support the show in 2021 and beyond, we will be announcing some ways you can help, look for that as we work out the details.

Again, thank you for your support in these difficult circumstances. Above all, keep yourselves and each other safe.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 16, 2020, 06:14:56 pm
2021 brosefs.

May it come quickly,
Here goes the anticipation hype all over again....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: bperkins01 on March 16, 2020, 06:19:24 pm
 :'( :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: opt2not on March 16, 2020, 06:36:33 pm
Well I can say I'm not surprised.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Vigo on March 16, 2020, 06:52:21 pm
Not surprised, but seeing this feels like getting punched in the gut.

Yot, thank you for once again being the Zapcon ambassador for us. I know you were looking forward to it as much as we were. Sorry to see it go down this way, but just wanted to thank you for your hard work as always.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 16, 2020, 07:00:47 pm
Thanks, everyone. Let me just say that we are in good shape, and that we are already finalizing the details for ZapCon 2021. So this is just a blip, and we will be back and better than ever.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 16, 2020, 08:10:21 pm
Itís the right call.  My anniversary dinner was a cereal bar on a park bench today.   :-\


The flu people, that were funding this trip for me, are already inquiring if I want to make some real money on a coronavirus vaccine.


 :lol

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Arroyo on March 16, 2020, 11:28:06 pm
Well said Vigo, I appreciate all the effort that went into setting up the event and it really sucks that this will impact the event financially.  Glad to hear that plans are bing made for next year though.  Zapcon 2021!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 17, 2020, 01:02:55 am
Here was the charm for this year.....

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200317/62fe36983c4b073ae77500a67e61c2f0.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: opt2not on March 17, 2020, 01:43:14 am
OMG, for real??

E.T.?! Now thatís some salt in the wound.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 17, 2020, 02:48:58 am
Heh almost fitting really!

Good work yots!

Till next year....
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: jdbailey1206 on March 17, 2020, 07:12:56 am
This means that Zapcon 8, scheduled for April 25-26th, 2020, is cancelled.
And my wife wonders why I don't do stuff. 

My anniversary dinner was a cereal bar on a park bench today.   :-\
That is some harsh ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  Sorry to hear that bro.

Here was the charm for this year.....
Yots if you don't use ET next year let me know how much you want for one. 
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Mike A on March 17, 2020, 07:14:44 am
That ET is sweet. He is even anatomically correct.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 17, 2020, 07:29:57 am
Itís the right call.  My anniversary dinner was a cereal bar on a park bench today.   :-\


The flu people, that were funding this trip for me, are already inquiring if I want to make some real money on a coronavirus vaccine.


 :lol
Sounds like me and my wifus 1st anniversary is going to be equally as riveting and romantic!

We had planned to go out for a meal etc but its all been cancelled :(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 17, 2020, 08:04:42 pm
Zapcon hooch still brewing....


 :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Nephasth on March 17, 2020, 08:55:16 pm
Zapcon hooch still brewing....


 :'(

Half disappointed it's not in a plastic milk jug with a balloon and pin hole...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: nexusmtz on March 18, 2020, 01:55:12 am
ET will still be a classic next year. I just don't know where else I can play a real Arcade1Up with photo op.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: leapinlew on March 18, 2020, 01:46:03 pm
I decided I'm finally coming to Zapcon!


**** What?! It's canceled?! Damn....


Ha! Seriously though, is the correct spelling canceled or cancelled?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: opt2not on March 18, 2020, 05:02:29 pm
Seriously though, is the correct spelling canceled or cancelled?

Yes.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 18, 2020, 05:22:07 pm
Saw a chart once (can't find it now) that convincingly blamed the Microsoft Word spell check for getting Americans onboard with canceled.

Good an explanation as any.

 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: J_K_M_A_N on March 18, 2020, 05:52:29 pm
I used to use cancelled but then it seemed like it changed to 1 L so now I use that.   :dunno

J_K_M_A_N
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Gilrock on March 18, 2020, 06:53:16 pm
It's Cancellew
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 19, 2020, 12:01:41 am
It ainít happening Mofos.


Lew, start saving your pennies for ZapCon 9. It will be so lit...
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Vigo on March 19, 2020, 09:58:13 am
Is it going to be called ZapCon 9, or Zapcon 8 part deux?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 19, 2020, 10:24:44 am
Is it going to be called ZapCon 9, or Zapcon 8 part deux?
Probably 9. Just pour one out on the curb for ZapCon 8.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: bobbyb13 on March 19, 2020, 07:03:05 pm
Not that I could go as it was, but this sucks.

Who ever thought the apocalypse wouldn't involve any zombies?

E.T. however is awesome-

even though it gave me a nervous tic and visions of falling in holes I couldn't get out of 40 years ago.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Ond on March 20, 2020, 03:18:36 am
I think it's a damn shame that ZapCon didn't happen this year.  I mean I wouldnít have been able to make it myself but I would have been there in spirit and following along with any posts on BYOAC.  What's going on with the whole virus thing is pretty ---smurfy---, but it WILL PASS and ZapCon will return.  I'd like to ask a favour of my ZapCon brothers.  In lieu of ZapCon this year I'd like to share the video I made of ZapCon VII.  I cannot do this without an OK from you guys.  When I made the video I made a promise to only share with ZapCon attendees.  Some people value their anonymity and I'm cool with that.  In fact, the video doesnít really name names for most in it.  I'm asking if itís OK if we share with BYOAC?  If Its OK, I'll create a new thread and a link to download the video.

The video is a good reminder of just how much fun ZapCon is.  All being well  I'll make it there in 2021.  I hope to have finished at least one of my major arcade projects by then.

I figure some of you may have shared the video with non-ZapCon folk.  It's all good.  As if I could prevent that from happening anyway! ;D.

If I get no serious objections within say 3 days.... I'll post.   :cheers:  Ond.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: nexusmtz on March 20, 2020, 02:39:39 pm
I'm asking if itís OK if we share with BYOAC?  If Its OK, I'll create a new thread and a link to download the video.
I was there. I saw what you did - saw it with my own two eyes. But I know the reason why you keep silence up, and I appreciate you asking. Fine by me.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: opt2not on March 20, 2020, 02:52:14 pm
It's cool with me.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 20, 2020, 03:24:06 pm
Ehhhh.....  :dunno



Now I'm in this weird limbo with my plane tickets.  If I cancel my reservation, then I have one year from Feb 2nd to book another trip.  Where the hell am I gonna go?  Detroit? 

But if I wait it out until the government shuts down travel, I'm probably looking at a refund.  Which would roll back to my credit card and Southwest gift card.... and buy much more time on the rebook.

We still have some time to play game theory on this, I guess.



Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: opt2not on March 20, 2020, 04:06:05 pm
I say wait to cancel. American Airlines advised me that I don't need to cancel till 72 hours before the flight. So if there is an government ban on travel, there's a good chance airlines are going to dish out refunds.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on March 20, 2020, 04:26:04 pm
I believe the world needs to more TacoTownCharlie videos. You have my permission.
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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 20, 2020, 04:58:14 pm
Now Southwest says all cancellations made now mean credit is good through June 30, 2021.  So at least the deal is getting better.   :applaud:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Mike A on March 20, 2020, 04:59:51 pm
I have no problem with you releasing the sex tape..er Zapcon video.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Ond on March 20, 2020, 05:20:00 pm
I have no problem with you releasing the sex tape..er Zapcon video.

 :lol  Thanks Mike (that was the limited edition directors cut - not for general release).

Well so far so good.  Thanks TTC  ;D, ZapCon was a HOOT cos' of you (I couldn't stretch out my arms without him slapping a beer into my hand).

Countdown to video begins........

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Laythe on March 20, 2020, 07:04:21 pm
Countdown to video begins........

Is that...  THE FINAL COUNTDOWN?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on March 20, 2020, 09:47:38 pm
Dang, I was going to plan a surprise visit for Zapcon 8.  Looks like it will have to wait until next year until Zapcon 9.

In the bright side, now I can go to Grinkers in the fall... Heh.

My only question: How do I get my hands on a Zapcon 8 Tee shirt with the Centipede logo on it? Those look bad ass. Yots, hook me up...

DeL

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 20, 2020, 10:07:03 pm
Dang, I was going to plan a surprise visit for Zapcon 8.  Looks like it will have to wait until next year until Zapcon 9.

In the bright side, now I can go to Grinkers in the fall... Heh.

My only question: How do I get my hands on a Zapcon 8 Tee shirt with the Centipede logo on it? Those look bad ass. Yots, hook me up...

DeL

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The shirts never got run, since they produce them two weeks before the show. Once things get back to normal, we may run them as a fund raiser. Iíll let you know if it happens.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 21, 2020, 01:13:03 am
I never fully trust gingers, but Malenko said he was planning on surprising us and had to cancel tickets now.  That dude and I go way, waaaaaay back.

 :'(

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: bperkins01 on March 21, 2020, 06:27:00 am
I was on the fence to come (noob).  Arroyo, MikeA and the Centipede logo made it happen.  (Centipede = my fav).. 
I'll buy at least 2 shirts if they get printed..

Just finished cancelling flights and hotel yesterda y   :angry:
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 21, 2020, 06:34:20 am
Ime currently waiting on the inevitable ďyour honeymoon is cancelledĒ letter so I can claim the mullah back ready to book next year.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 21, 2020, 01:38:54 pm
I was on the fence to come (noob).  Arroyo, MikeA and the Centipede logo made it happen.  (Centipede = my fav).. 
I'll buy at least 2 shirts if they get printed..

Just finished cancelling flights and hotel yesterda y   :angry:
Yeah, I was looking forward to meeting you. We haze the newbs at their first ZapCon....


Just kidding. But yeah, Iíll let you know about the shirts.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Vigo on March 21, 2020, 07:09:12 pm
Ehhhh.....  :dunno



Now I'm in this weird limbo with my plane tickets.  If I cancel my reservation, then I have one year from Feb 2nd to book another trip.  Where the hell am I gonna go?  Detroit? 

But if I wait it out until the government shuts down travel, I'm probably looking at a refund.  Which would roll back to my credit card and Southwest gift card.... and buy much more time on the rebook.

We still have some time to play game theory on this, I guess.

Your instincts are probably spot on here.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: DaOld Man on March 22, 2020, 05:41:30 pm
I hate that this had to be cancelled. I wasnt going to be able to make it this year anyway, but Im sorry you guys cant go and have some fun.
Hopefully next year we can all go.
Stay safe my friends, and hopefully this mess will be over soon.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on March 24, 2020, 07:15:56 pm
Well, I just used my zapcon money debit card to buy a case of industrial toilet paper from Office Depot.

 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on March 26, 2020, 05:21:03 pm
It only took five emails to the AirBnB host, an hour and fifteen minutes on hold to AirBnB and a week for everything to reply/process but I got my deposit back.

That should help me pay my emergency trip to the local cider bar to stock up.

Stay safe and healthy, the rest of the deposit is already going to next yearís hospitality supplies. Now I have more time to plan and stock up.

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Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2020, 05:23:52 pm
I just canceled my flight. I am going to use the money to fly out to CAX and test the limits of Arroyo's hospitality.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Gilrock on March 26, 2020, 05:26:03 pm
Darn....I thought the party house was still gonna happen. :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2020, 05:30:02 pm
It only took five emails to the AirBnB host, an hour and fifteen minutes on hold to AirBnB and a week for everything to reply/process but I got my deposit back.

That should help me pay my emergency trip to the local cider bar to stock up.

Stay safe and healthy, the rest of the deposit is already going to next yearís hospitality supplies. Now I have more time to plan and stock up.

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Glad you were able to get that back. Stay safe, my friend!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 31, 2020, 05:05:39 pm
We finally had confirmation today that our honey moon was cancelled...

No surprise there!!

Instead of refunding us they will re-book it all the same for next year once we know the dates.

So see ya next year guys, Stay safe.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: yotsuya on March 31, 2020, 06:38:38 pm
We finally had confirmation today that our honey moon was cancelled...

No surprise there!!

Instead of refunding us they will re-book it all the same for next year once we know the dates.

So see ya next year guys, Stay safe.
Weíre being told May 8-9 2021, but trying to get a bit earlier.
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Titchgamer on March 31, 2020, 06:40:33 pm
We finally had confirmation today that our honey moon was cancelled...

No surprise there!!

Instead of refunding us they will re-book it all the same for next year once we know the dates.

So see ya next year guys, Stay safe.
Weíre being told May 8-9 2021, but trying to get a bit earlier.
Cool, Well let us know once its set in stone and we shall re-book :)
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Gilrock on April 01, 2020, 10:17:03 am
I cancelled my Delta Hotels reservation 2 weeks ago and they said I would get a refund.  Is it too early to expect that to have happened?
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: Gilrock on April 01, 2020, 10:42:56 am
Ok I called the hotel and got an update.  First the lady said they had refunded me on March 17th but I said its not showing up on my bank records.  She assured me it had been refunded so I said can you prove it.  She said sure I'll send you and email with the refund info.  Then I get this email:

Good morning Mr. Jones,
    After looking at your printed folio I see that when the reservation was cancelled they hit the keep button instead of the refund, my sincerest apologies! I have attached that folio for you to see and I will be refunding your card today and sending an updated folio for you. You will see that by 3pm today. Thank you for your patience!
Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on April 11, 2020, 01:54:33 pm
Arizona starting to place travel restrictions.... almost there.....

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on April 16, 2020, 06:11:11 pm
Southwest has updated their policy so that ticket cancellations now result in a credit that expires in September 2022. 

Figured that was as good as I was gonna get, so I went ahead and cancelled.

See you next year.  Maybe.

 :banghead:

Title: Re: ZapCon 8 Roll Call - April 25-26, 2020 - CANCELLED
Post by: pbj on May 05, 2020, 10:47:47 pm
One year ago today....

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