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Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 05, 2017, 09:50:53 pm
Whooooooo!!

7 Months away! Who's in!!

Remember, I'll pick anyone up at the airport, but the rule applies...

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 05, 2017, 11:44:59 pm
I'll be there again next year.  Get some dancing girls, as the last offering was pretty depressing.

I will go to taco hell and load up on the bean and cheese.  That should be enough gas for yotsa,  yotsuya.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2017, 06:44:43 am
My enthusiasm level just dropped by an order of magnitude.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on September 06, 2017, 08:39:52 am
Guess I better start saving my mower clippings just in case I get to go.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 09:13:50 am
My enthusiasm level just dropped by an order of magnitude.

Don't worry, he's never been there. And if he has been, he's so antisocial nobody's known he's around.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 09:14:21 am
Guess I better start saving my mower clippings just in case I get to go.

Dammit, you better come this year!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 09:15:33 am
We need to start working on the Zapcon`18 game
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 06, 2017, 09:15:42 am
Oh. I will be there. It looks like a lot of fun.

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on September 06, 2017, 09:25:06 am
I'll be there.  Not sure if I'll have cab done though.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 09:40:56 am
We need to start working on the Zapcon`18 game

You coming?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 09:41:19 am
Oh. I will be there. It looks like a lot of fun.

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Oh HELL yeah!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 09:41:54 am
I'll be there.  Not sure if I'll have cab done though.

Whoooooooooo! I'll put CHeBA Hut on notice!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 06, 2017, 10:11:27 am
I'll be there as usual.  May get 2 booths this time...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 10:16:09 am
You coming?
My grandfather can't die again, so I'm a maybe. I may be in Japan depending on dates.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 06, 2017, 12:32:20 pm
The ---fudgesicle--- you gonna be doing in Japan?  Buying another wife?




(  ;) )
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 01:25:03 pm
(  ;) )

thats not how eBay works!  She wants to go, Ive kind of always wanted to.....before I got married. I'm huge in Japan. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 06, 2017, 02:25:58 pm
How do you get along with the weird Buddhists in Japan?
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 03:02:04 pm
The ---fudgesicle--- you gonna be doing in Japan?  Buying another wife?




(  ;) )

Save some of that FEMA money and buy your damn plane ticket, James!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 03:06:00 pm
I'll be there as usual.  May get 2 booths this time...

Yay!!! It always nice to have a place to save your loot. And play Custer's Revenge in public!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 06, 2017, 03:31:51 pm
My enthusiasm level just dropped by an order of magnitude.

Don't worry, he's never been there. And if he has been, he's so antisocial nobody's known he's around.

Me antisocial?  I'm the nicest guy around.  I was there and spoke with some of you.  Ark_ader is not on my drivers license.    :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 06, 2017, 04:36:41 pm
Pics or it didn't happen.  An obese Brit would stand out in Phoenix.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 06, 2017, 04:49:00 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 06, 2017, 04:58:56 pm
Pics or it didn't happen.  An obese Brit would stand out in Phoenix.

Not really, I mean, the people on the street are about the same size as me so I blend in perfectly.  My brit accent comes out when I am near a fellow brit, but I know what you mean.  My phone doesn't have a working camera (its an ishit 7 work makes me use) but next year I will bring in my movie camera. It will be fun.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 05:16:30 pm
Pics or it didn't happen.  An obese Brit would stand out in Phoenix.

Not really, I mean, the people on the street are about the same size as me so I blend in perfectly.  My brit accent comes out when I am near a fellow brit, but I know what you mean.  My phone doesn't have a working camera (its an ishit 7 work makes me use) but next year I will bring in my movie camera. It will be fun.

Ark-Ader is Grey_Area?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 06, 2017, 05:25:20 pm
Nope, he's a captain of IT that doesn't own a digital camera in any form.  Two weeks ago he was a PhD student working with $40,000 eye trackers.   But no cameras.  No, sir.  :lol

Either way, he's morally compromised now, so we will accept him with open arms and mouthed kisses if he comes in 2018.





Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 05:30:15 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 05:30:55 pm
Nope, he's a captain of IT that doesn't own a digital camera in any form.  Two weeks ago he was a PhD student working with $40,000 eye trackers.   But no cameras.  No, sir.  :lol

Either way, he's morally compromised now, so we will accept him with open arms and mouthed kisses if he comes in 2018.

He didn't come. He's too vain to not make his presence known.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 05:44:34 pm
How do you get along with the weird Buddhists in Japan?

I'll letcha know if I go. Not a lot of anything in Delaware, especially Buddhists.


Ark didnt go, as always he's full of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 06, 2017, 06:55:11 pm
I'll be there, of course.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 06, 2017, 07:13:13 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...

And I'm totally ok with that.  I like having different types of people around.  We need less old, white, rich guys. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 07:17:06 pm
We need less old, white, rich guys.
Im 2/3rds of that statement :(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 07:25:20 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...

And I'm totally ok with that.  I like having different types of people around.  We need less old, white, rich guys.

Speaking of old rich white guys, you need to come out, Howard! You'd be my guest of honor, along with Jim.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 06, 2017, 08:50:41 pm
Nope, he's a captain of IT that doesn't own a digital camera in any form.  Two weeks ago he was a PhD student working with $40,000 eye trackers.   But no cameras.  No, sir.  :lol

Either way, he's morally compromised now, so we will accept him with open arms and mouthed kisses if he comes in 2018.

Still doing the PhD  :blah:  Not sure about 40K eye trackers, but reasonable enough to do the job.  I thought it was you PBJ that was trialling the expensive equipment.

Camera are not really allowed in some sites I visit so it is not a factor.  I have one Yashica and two Minolta SLR's with digital backs, and have been a professional photographer for many years.  Crappy cameras on crappy iphones and lots of people griefing that their pictures are ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, should invest in a decent camera.  My Note 2 had a cool Carl Zeiss camera and that took decent images only for google to stop supporting it.  You cannot win.   ::)

Yeah I am now officially going to hell, so I will be shaking your hands down the road when we all kick it.   :afro:

Brother Yotsuya's upset.  He doesn't remember me!  :lol  I already forgive him for his sins, and I will include him in my prayers tonight.  :angel:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 06, 2017, 09:19:49 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...

And I'm totally ok with that.  I like having different types of people around.  We need less old, white, rich guys.

Speaking of old rich white guys, you need to come out, Howard! You'd be my guest of honor, along with Jim.

Like sinko Malenko, I'm only 2/3rds of the statement.  ;)  I'll make it out eventually.  I might be 70 at the rate things are going, but I'll make it out. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 06, 2017, 09:41:08 pm
........and have been a professional photographer for many years.

So many hats, are you Chad or just the new Chad?
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 06, 2017, 10:03:07 pm
Brother Yotsuya's upset.  He doesn't remember me!  :lol  I already forgive him for his sins, and I will include him in my prayers tonight.  :angel:

Nothing about ZapCon upsets me.

Come if you must. All are welcome (except Kaneda - ---fudgesicle--- that guy). My dream is to hang with Steve one day at ZapCon.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on September 06, 2017, 10:39:33 pm
(  ;) )

thats not how eBay works!  She wants to go, Ive kind of always wanted to.....before I got married. I'm huge in Japan.

Sounds kinda personal.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 07, 2017, 12:07:17 am
I'm out.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 12:29:44 am
I'm out.

It's like you don't even know me anymore, bro
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 07, 2017, 09:42:13 am
What? Want me to hype it all up and do a no show again? I'm in!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 09:59:13 am
What? Want me to hype it all up and do a no show again? I'm in!

Motherscratcher, you're in if I have to drive up to the NephCompound and kidnap your ass.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 07, 2017, 10:12:11 am
I'm pretty sure that compound is what they based Far Cry 5 on.....

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 07, 2017, 03:09:50 pm
No that's Cabin Creek unfortunately/fortunately.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 07, 2017, 06:01:56 pm
What? Want me to hype it all up and do a no show again? I'm in!

bring some jerky, jerky.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 06:31:22 pm
What? Want me to hype it all up and do a no show again? I'm in!

bring some jerky, jerky.

My daughter is still pissed about the lack of jerky from ZapCon '17...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 07, 2017, 07:16:17 pm
........and have been a professional photographer for many years.

So many hats, are you Chad or just the new Chad?

You can say I am a man of all seasons and abilities.  It is important to have hobbies and then those hobbies have a tendency turn into money.  If you are good at something, why do it for free?  You only get one life to live.   ;)
Brother Yotsuya's upset.  He doesn't remember me!  :lol  I already forgive him for his sins, and I will include him in my prayers tonight.  :angel:

Nothing about ZapCon upsets me.

Come if you must. All are welcome (except Kaneda - ---fudgesicle--- that guy). My dream is to hang with Lord Ark one day at ZapCon.

Was that they guy with Mario bed sheets and that pedestal that got all you girls panties in a bunch? It would be cool if he did show up, just to set up my camera and watch the show.  You sound like a dyed-in-the-wool KLOVer to me, Brother.  Not that it is a bad thing, but it is still funny to watch them get all heated up over nothing like cabinet sizes and button types.  I'm sure that Kaneda got some action out of that forum too.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 07:25:15 pm
........and have been a professional photographer for many years.

So many hats, are you Chad or just the new Chad?

You can say I am a man of all seasons and abilities.  It is important to have hobbies and then those hobbies have a tendency turn into money.  If you are good at something, why do it for free?  You only get one life to live.   ;)
Brother Yotsuya's upset.  He doesn't remember me!  :lol  I already forgive him for his sins, and I will include him in my prayers tonight.  :angel:

Nothing about ZapCon upsets me.

Come if you must. All are welcome (except Kaneda - ---fudgesicle--- that guy). My dream is to hang with Lord Ark one day at ZapCon.

Was that they guy with Mario bed sheets and that pedestal that got all you girls panties in a bunch? It would be cool if he did show up, just to set up my camera and watch the show.  You sound like a dyed-in-the-wool KLOVer to me, Brother.  Not that it is a bad thing, but it is still funny to watch them get all heated up over nothing like cabinet sizes and button types.  I'm sure that Kaneda got some action out of that forum too.

Dude, you're insulting everyone here and embarrassing me. Stop while you're ahead.

Seriously.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 07:45:20 pm
Anyway for those of you that are really planning to come and not spending the weekend with your Real Doll, post here. I want to start getting together a list of people so I know how to plan.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 07, 2017, 08:17:52 pm
I'm tentatively planning on coming. Depends on the finances, and that question should be resolved by the end of the year.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 08:28:16 pm
I'm tentatively planning on coming. Depends on the finances, and that question should be resolved by the end of the year.

You don't know how happy this makes me.

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 07, 2017, 08:37:57 pm
I'm tentatively planning on coming.


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Phrasing...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 08:48:00 pm
I'm tentatively planning on coming.


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Phrasing...

Yot don't judge...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 09:25:10 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...

And I'm totally ok with that.  I like having different types of people around.  We need less old, white, rich guys.

Speaking of old rich white guys, you need to come out, Howard! You'd be my guest of honor, along with Jim.

Like sinko Malenko, I'm only 2/3rds of the statement.  ;)  I'll make it out eventually.  I might be 70 at the rate things are going, but I'll make it out.

C'mon, we got James to at least cop a feel on a Michelin. Howard! Howard! **slow 80s clap**
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 09:30:14 pm
Pixel/Xiaou2/Steve, you're on call!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 09:32:41 pm
Seriously, I'm excited for this all over again. Make it work, Jimmy!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 07, 2017, 11:15:01 pm
The way their immigration stance is, I would think anyone non-white would stand out.  I'm surprised they let Yots in.  ;)

We'll be the majority in this state in 20 years...

And I'm totally ok with that.  I like having different types of people around.  We need less old, white, rich guys.

Speaking of old rich white guys, you need to come out, Howard! You'd be my guest of honor, along with Jim.

Like sinko Malenko, I'm only 2/3rds of the statement.  ;)  I'll make it out eventually.  I might be 70 at the rate things are going, but I'll make it out.

C'mon, we got James to at least cop a feel on a Michelin. Howard! Howard! **slow 80s clap**


Right now it's a matter of time more than anything else.  Forget getting away for a few days, I'm lucky if I can leave for a few hours.  I'll see how things are looking as we head towards April.  Probably still a no go this year. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 07, 2017, 11:19:16 pm
Right now it's a matter of time more than anything else.  Forget getting away for a few days, I'm lucky if I can leave for a few hours.  I'll see how things are looking as we head towards April.  Probably still a no go this year.

We'll save a spot for you!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 08, 2017, 07:06:16 am
I have the money (from saving up for Zapcon `17)

I can get the days off work, now its just about when Zapcon 18 is, when Japan `18 is, and if I let you internet weirdos meet my wife or not :p
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 08:56:33 am
The malenko wife says no.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 09:07:00 am
I have the money (from saving up for Zapcon `17)

I can get the days off work, now its just about when Zapcon 18 is, when Japan `18 is, and if I let you internet weirdos meet my wife or not :p

April 21-22. Now plan Japan '18 for a different weekend.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 09:11:49 am
Titchgamer, start putting a few £s aside each week so you can join in the hijinks. I'd like one of the cool Brits in this group to actually show up.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 09:35:39 am
So... turns out you can buy Southwest Airlines gift cards on Amazon using Amazon Gift Card credit....

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 08, 2017, 10:14:07 am
So... turns out you can buy Southwest Airlines gift cards on Amazon using Amazon Gift Card credit....

Damn, guess you WILL be there...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 11:56:59 am
So... turns out you can buy Southwest Airlines gift cards on Amazon using Amazon Gift Card credit....

OH HELL YEAH!!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 11:57:47 am
So... turns out you can buy Southwest Airlines gift cards on Amazon using Amazon Gift Card credit....

Damn, guess you WILL be there...

Dude, you GOTTA come now... it'll be epic! I predict ZapCon's first arrests that weekend....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 12:17:25 pm
About $300 roundtrip.  Grinding $5 a day for 60 days.... it's doable.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 12:25:03 pm
........and have been a professional photographer for many years.

So many hats, are you Chad or just the new Chad?

You can say I am a man of all seasons and abilities.  It is important to have hobbies and then those hobbies have a tendency turn into money.  If you are good at something, why do it for free?  You only get one life to live.   ;)
Brother Yotsuya's upset.  He doesn't remember me!  :lol  I already forgive him for his sins, and I will include him in my prayers tonight.  :angel:

Nothing about ZapCon upsets me.

Come if you must. All are welcome (except Kaneda - ---fudgesicle--- that guy). My dream is to hang with Lord Ark one day at ZapCon.

Was that they guy with Mario bed sheets and that pedestal that got all you girls panties in a bunch? It would be cool if he did show up, just to set up my camera and watch the show.  You sound like a dyed-in-the-wool KLOVer to me, Brother.  Not that it is a bad thing, but it is still funny to watch them get all heated up over nothing like cabinet sizes and button types.  I'm sure that Kaneda got some action out of that forum too.

Dude, you're insulting everyone here and embarrassing me. Stop while you're ahead.

Seriously.

Seriously?   :laugh2:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 08, 2017, 12:25:29 pm
About $300 roundtrip.  Grinding $5 a day for 60 days.... it's doable.

You can crash on Paul's couch.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 08, 2017, 12:29:15 pm
About $300 roundtrip.  Grinding $5 a day for 60 days.... it's doable.

So is that via your waste coke at the mall scam or endless surveys scam?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 12:29:44 pm
Yes.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 12:51:07 pm
Scam away, brother! Just get your ass here any way you can.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 08, 2017, 12:52:24 pm
Quote
Seriously?   :laugh2:

Ark. You come across as a ---meecrob---. I am sure you know that. You shouldn't be surprised when people respond negatively.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 01:28:41 pm
Scam away, brother! Just get your ass here any way you can.

No scams involved.  Anyway, I am 1/60th towards goal.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 01:32:43 pm
Titchgamer, start putting a few £s aside each week so you can join in the hijinks. I'd like one of the cool Brits in this group to actually show up.

Thanks Yot! I feel rather honoured!

I will have to look how much flights etc would cost but it would be cool to come along :)

Though I would have to make a week of it atleast to pass the jet lagg!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 01:39:07 pm
Ond did just fine coming from Melbourne. You can do it!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 08, 2017, 01:42:13 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 01:49:55 pm
Quote
Seriously?   :laugh2:

Ark. You come across as a ---meecrob---. I am sure you know that. You shouldn't be surprised when people respond negatively.

I bet he didn't even get the fact my comment was a quote from Temple of Doom.

Ark is that kid that used to sit in the back of the classroom cutting farts. He knows he's not supposed to be doing it, but it gets him attention.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 08, 2017, 01:53:20 pm
He will probably tell you that he has a PhD in farting.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 02:00:43 pm
He will probably tell you that he has a PhD in farting.

That one I would believe.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 02:05:28 pm
Is it always in April and at the same place in AZ?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 02:09:32 pm
It's trended that way the last few years. Used to be early April, and in Phoenix. But the current time and place works perfectly.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 02:12:56 pm
Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 02:16:00 pm
Well ive spoken to the Ms, And although she likes the idea of coming out for a few weeks and getting zapcon in to she has exams at uni so no can do.

But....

We are due to get married early 2019, And we are thinking we could make it a holiday/honeymoon thing.

Which would be rather cool and make it a honey moon to remember!
For me atleast LOL

 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 02:17:51 pm
Well ive spoken to the Ms, And although she likes the idea of coming out for a few weeks and getting zapcon in to she has exams at uni so no can do.

But....

We are due to get married early 2019, And we are thinking we could make it a holiday/honeymoon thing.

Which would be rather cool and make it a honey moon to remember!
For me atleast LOL

That would be cool. Remember, wives and girlfriends always welcome!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 02:19:13 pm
Well theres no way she would let me come out to play games without her so just as well PMSL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 03:46:57 pm
Titchgamer, start putting a few £s aside each week so you can join in the hijinks. I'd like one of the cool Brits in this group to actually show up.

Thanks Yot! I feel rather honoured!

I will have to look how much flights etc would cost but it would be cool to come along :)

Though I would have to make a week of it atleast to pass the jet lagg!!

There are plenty of cheap flights, but Thomas cook has a charter (around Zapcon) time that costs about 700 quid to Las Vegas from Manchester, then a quick connecting flight to Phoenix for about $130.  I would recommend renting a car and getting there that way, and get a chance to see The Grand Canyon.  It is a nice trip and it will not be as hot as it is now.  I would book the car with Hertz and they include all the necessary insurance, so the rental company doesn't sting you when you pick the car up. Yeah 14 days minimum to get it all in, including Disneyland.  ;)  It is doable.   ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 03:54:59 pm
Think ime a bit old for Mickey mouse Ark LOL

More interested in the Grand Canyon, New York etc.

And Zapcon of course :p

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 04:02:19 pm
Quote
Seriously?   :laugh2:

Ark. You come across as a ---meecrob---. I am sure you know that. You shouldn't be surprised when people respond negatively.

I am all good with that, it is when I show up at a venue like CAX  I do not know anyone's face.  Odds are I strike up a conversation with someone and its the nob who gives me grief when I'm online, and he is the nicest bloke you can meet.  So I play the games, look at what is on offer and then go my merry way.  Then I get told I was not there and not to come etc.  It is like I am back in junior high and everyone is too cool and are all ---punks---.  Now you see why I go stealth.  Life is so much better and easier.  I will be there next year, incognito, looking at games I now have on my Stargate, but it is always nice to see the old cabinets again.  ;)

So was this Kanada the guy with the 720 joystick or the Mario Bed sheets guy with mummy issues in his NY apartment?  I cannot remember.  So many nobs on here to count.  Yot was in game over mode to disclose anything.  :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 04:08:56 pm
Think ime a bit old for Mickey mouse Ark LOL

More interested in the Grand Canyon, New York etc.

And Zapcon of course :p

Well yeah and it is unfair of me to advertise the place as Anaheim is like driving in Greece (if you have done that), but surprisingly they do a bus trip from MGM to Disneyland.  If you have seen EuroDisney then there is nothing that you haven't seen.  Girls like to be dragged around Disneyland and do not attend solo so bring a mate.  Not a lot to do in NV or AZ but if you can get the flight that stops at JFK...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 04:14:36 pm
I have family in Arkansas so I will probably end up there for a while for free lodgings but having never been stateside theres lots for me to see and get excited about :p

Need to renew my passport though first think it expired last year!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 08, 2017, 04:21:20 pm
Ok there has to be a story in this.  Why does a Brit such as yourself have family in Arkansas?  Did they lose a bet?  Nobody moves there intentionally.  ;) ;)

That's another issue with zapcom... my closest relatives are in Baytown TX, so it'd probably just be a flight straight to Phoenix and I don't think there is much else to do there. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 08, 2017, 04:29:29 pm
Ok there has to be a story in this.  Why does a Brit such as yourself have family in Arkansas?  Did they lose a bet?  Nobody moves there intentionally.  ;) ;)

That's another issue with zapcom... my closest relatives are in Baytown TX, so it'd probably just be a flight straight to Phoenix and I don't think there is much else to do there.

Rather boring really, But my Auntie met a bloke from there working over here then they got married.

Now both retired and live in a large house there.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 04:35:24 pm
Ok there has to be a story in this.  Why does a Brit such as yourself have family in Arkansas?  Did they lose a bet?  Nobody moves there intentionally.  ;) ;)

That's another issue with zapcom... my closest relatives are in Baytown TX, so it'd probably just be a flight straight to Phoenix and I don't think there is much else to do there.

It depends on what you want to do. No one is using the second horse at the moment.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 04:36:42 pm
https://youtu.be/Slm9vAEXsZg
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 04:40:14 pm
Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?

Yep. Sky Harbor International.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 04:44:20 pm
Ok there has to be a story in this.  Why does a Brit such as yourself have family in Arkansas?  Did they lose a bet?  Nobody moves there intentionally.  ;) ;)

That's another issue with zapcom... my closest relatives are in Baytown TX, so it'd probably just be a flight straight to Phoenix and I don't think there is much else to do there.

The landscape in Arkansas is just amazing, and the people there are the best you can meet.  I just might make a trip there before you do TG.  Before I was born the UK had one of its most coldest winters, so bad all the birds froze dead on the lawn.  With the rationing my Dad said enough is enough and had the option for Canada, Australia but you had to be in a proper trade to get in.  My parents worked in film so USA was the best as there was no points system.  My family moved all over Canada and California as it was a paradise when they landed there.  Now it is harder to enter and settle unless you are white and have a good degree.

It is all very polarizing when you see what is going on with immigration today. 

https://youtu.be/Slm9vAEXsZg

WTF was that?  Was that Levar Burton?  I didn't recognize him without his visor, and why is he doing that weird ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- with his eyes when he is talking?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 04:47:20 pm
Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?

Bring some comfortable shoes when you get there, as you will be taking a nice long walk to get out of Sky Harbor Intl.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 04:55:42 pm
Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?

Bring some comfortable shoes when you get there, as you will be taking a nice long walk to get out of Sky Harbor Intl.

Don't you have another thread or a street you can play in? This thread has a specific purpose.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on September 08, 2017, 05:21:01 pm
Sorry I'm late to the party.  As of now, I'm a no go for the trip.  But maybe we can do something fun like a LIVE show on Friday night with Yots as the co-host.  Heh.

Had an absolute blast the last 2 years!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on September 08, 2017, 06:19:14 pm
My chances of having more offspring are dramatically reduced in 2018, so count me IN.


Anyone call dibs on Haruman's couch yet?    >:D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 08, 2017, 06:40:29 pm
Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?

Bring some comfortable shoes when you get there, as you will be taking a nice long walk to get out of Sky Harbor Intl.

Don't you have another thread or a street you can play in? This thread has a specific purpose.

Funny you should say that.  As this thread should have been made in here (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/board,25.0.html) it seems more suitable as it has a certain purpose.  As you have posted in general EE,  well I thought this was an informal thread, kind of like getting to know you and some chit chat when we will be attending again.  If the thread was formal why not post it in the correct place? 

Lighten up Yot, you are starting to sound like my old next door neighbor.  :oldman

Who is going to pay for the logistical part of Zapcon?  Are you going to raise ticket prices? Yot should crowdfund it.  It would be better than posting it in an obscure part of this website.   ;)  Why not get the hobby sponsors to pitch in or donate some gear for a raffle?  I am pretty sure it is not cheap getting all those games in and out and renting the place.  I am sure Southwest Airlines could help if you give them some advertising space.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 08, 2017, 06:42:53 pm
The malenko wife says no.
My wife said it was cool 2 years ago. This year was a go until my grandfather had health issues and ultimately passed (funeral was same weekend as Zapcon).

Shame this thread got plugged up with so much BS.  I take it the closet airport is the one in Phoenix?
Sky Harbor is the closest , or at least it was the one I flew into.

That would be cool. Remember, wives and girlfriends always welcome!
My wife is cool and all but theres no way she'd let me bring my girlfriend with us.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 07:46:18 pm
My chances of having more offspring are dramatically reduced in 2018, so count me IN.


Anyone call dibs on Haruman's couch yet?    >:D

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170908/e661b5d8666ea5530b32d0100509c50c.gif)

PBJ gets my couch, and X2 gets Lee's.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 08, 2017, 08:16:29 pm
The wife said, ".... Okay...."

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 08, 2017, 08:28:14 pm
The wife said, ".... Okay...."

 :cheers:

You gonna bring Mrs PBJ?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 09, 2017, 01:45:15 am
*sigh*  If the whole freakshow that is the veterans are going to show up I've got to consider this now.  I'll know more next spring.  Can't plan ahead these days.... it's complicated.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 02:09:40 am
*sigh*  If the whole freakshow that is the veterans are going to show up I've got to consider this now.  I'll know more next spring.  Can't plan ahead these days.... it's complicated.

Let me know if I can help in any way. I'd love to see you here, Howard!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 09, 2017, 02:58:19 am
Can't plan ahead these days.... it's complicated.

Same here, bro.  But $5 grinds.... 59 left to go... Let's do this.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Ian on September 09, 2017, 09:26:26 am
I was planning on going but... fortunately my wife is due to give birth to our first child April 11th. We have been working on getting prego for years. We are super excited.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on September 09, 2017, 10:29:35 am
I was planning on going but... fortunately my wife is due to give birth to our first child April 11th. We have been working on getting prego for years. We are super excited.
Congrats bro!  Better build your projects NOW. You won't have time later. Trust me...

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 11:35:46 am
I was planning on going but... fortunately my wife is due to give birth to our first child April 11th. We have been working on getting prego for years. We are super excited.

Ok, well, if she has it on the 11th, your time is free. Tell her you're going to go get some Huggies, jump on a plane, and we're set...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170909/492d11540dd2cc859c9ec5b2bd451dc3.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 09, 2017, 11:48:31 am
I can't see anything wrong with that plan.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on September 09, 2017, 12:13:04 pm
I don't know they were jammies, they had yodas and ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- on 'em
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 12:56:43 pm
I can't see anything wrong with that plan.

I know, right? I keep proposing it, but no one ever does it....

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
Harveybirdman
VWBus
MikeA (yay)

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko
Opt2Not

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Getting Kidnapped
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth

Claims To Have Already Gone But Curiously Not A Single BYOAC Goer Has Ever Said They've Met Him Even Though We Wear T-Shirts Clearly Identifying Who We Are So He Could At Least Say Hi To Someone Because Why Wouldn't You If You Traveled So Far And You're A Member Of Said Board
???
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on September 09, 2017, 01:01:57 pm
Ark was there he and i even hung out and ate tacos
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 01:09:55 pm
Ark was there he and i even hung out and ate tacos

Don't you have a tire you should be kicking?

So you gonna put up or shut up this year? :)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 09, 2017, 01:30:29 pm
(https://i.imgflip.com/1vkq7j.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 01:35:18 pm
I'll just follow the sounds of Death Metal on the Wyoming plains...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on September 09, 2017, 01:36:52 pm
I'll just follow the sounds of Death Metal on the Wyoming plains...

And the smell of jerky curing...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 09, 2017, 01:44:54 pm
You guys just described the WHOLE state... :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 09, 2017, 04:32:41 pm
If you're making jerky, I want some.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 09, 2017, 04:44:28 pm
If you're making jerky, I want some.

You bring your wares, he brings his, and we have a true BYOAC/ZapCon Sausagefest...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 09, 2017, 04:58:37 pm
You guys just described the WHOLE state... :lol

Had some family that used to live in Wyoming.... yup, that sounds about right.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 09, 2017, 05:18:28 pm
If you're making jerky, I want some.

You bring your wares, he brings his, and we have a true BYOAC/ZapCon Sausagefest...

I've got two acolytes making cider now.  The second one brought a sample over last night and it was damned tasty. If the three of us can do it, anybody can.

But enough about that, I want to hear more about the jerky.



Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 09, 2017, 05:35:27 pm
(http://azwildlifetrails.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Pronghorn.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 09, 2017, 05:37:41 pm
Watch my instagram for this year's harvest...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Ian on September 09, 2017, 06:13:52 pm
I was planning on going but... fortunately my wife is due to give birth to our first child April 11th. We have been working on getting prego for years. We are super excited.
Congrats bro!  Better build your projects NOW. You won't have time later. Trust me...

DeL

:) Thanks man! I know it.... I am trying to get it in while I can. My buddy just picked up on the hobby so if anything I can always bum off of his builds to keep me sane from time to time. He just picked up a Sega Turbo, and tomorrow we picking up an Operation Wolf.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 09, 2017, 06:56:34 pm
Quote from: Nephasth link=topic=155210.msg1628332#msg1628332 darte=1504993061
Watch my instagram for this year's harvest...

Wtf is instagram?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 10, 2017, 07:29:01 am
I like butterflies.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2017, 11:12:22 am
I like butterflies.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170910/f73f23c0c878381598844e7421dc5eac.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 10, 2017, 04:46:34 pm
Oooooookay... so, Surles? Any other tire kickers in the house?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: 05SRT4 on September 11, 2017, 02:39:07 am
 :dunno
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 11, 2017, 07:54:04 am
Never thought I'd get moderated for being able to use dictionary.com   :cheers:

is that 4/21 date rock solid?
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 09:15:56 am
Never thought I'd get moderated for being able to use dictionary.com   :cheers:

is that 4/21 date rock solid?

Yes.

Let's keep the thread full of chuff, its bad enough I have to deal with the Invisible Con Goer.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 09:16:56 am
:dunno

I've been waiting for you to pull the trigger for two years now. Do it!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 11, 2017, 09:17:41 am
Let me know when I can snag a hotel room.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 09:19:22 am
Let me know when I can snag a hotel room.

Will do. The Marriott people seem to be a bit disorganized so that code doesn't seem to come out until close to showtime.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 11, 2017, 09:56:23 am
Oooooookay... so, Surles? Any other tire kickers in the house?

Is like you dont love me no mo.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 10:07:08 am
Oooooookay... so, Surles? Any other tire kickers in the house?

Is like you dont love me no mo.

Mexican, you've been kicking the tire so much it's shaped like an oval now. Until we bro hug on the show floor, I'm gonna put you down as a perpetual maybe.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on September 11, 2017, 02:36:08 pm
Making an effort this time. Looking forward to meeting Yots, HBM (harveybirdman for you nubs), Haruman and Mal if he can make it. Ond too, but he's traveling a hellava lot more than the rest of us so I'd understand if he doesn't go. Pbj could prove fun, and Howard_Castrated could be deliciously awkward. Couldn't care less for the rest of you, but who knows I might be pleasantly surprised.
Kinda disappointed that Ark isn't a --cream-filled twinkie-- in person, I'd rather meet assholio Ark than the boring incognito nice guy brit Ark. I've met a lot of "nice people" in my life, these days "real people" only interest me. I mean, why hide behind a keyboard? Just own it. I'm coming as my elitist ---uvula--- self, love it or leave it...I've made my bed.
I'll own up to anything I've said on these forums IRL, you wanna confront me about it, so be it. I stand behind my words.

But why all the spy games, Ark? You think you're James Bond or something?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 11, 2017, 02:38:28 pm
Careful... You might get moderated...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 03:52:24 pm
Making an effort this time. Looking forward to meeting Yots, HBM (harveybirdman for you nubs), Haruman and Mal if he can make it. Ond too, but he's traveling a hellava lot more than the rest of us so I'd understand if he doesn't go. Pbj could prove fun, and Howard_Castrated could be deliciously awkward. Couldn't care less for the rest of you, but who knows I might be pleasantly surprised.
Kinda disappointed that Ark isn't a --cream-filled twinkie-- in person, I'd rather meet assholio Ark than the boring incognito nice guy brit Ark. I've met a lot of "nice people" in my life, these days "real people" only interest me. I mean, why hide behind a keyboard? Just own it. I'm coming as my elitist ---uvula--- self, love it or leave it...I've made my bed.
I'll own up to anything I've said on these forums IRL, you wanna confront me about it, so be it. I stand behind my words.

But why all the spy games, Ark? You think you're James Bond or something?

I love you, Opt, and I want to have your babies. We'd make cute Asian-Hispanic children.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 11, 2017, 05:30:39 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 11, 2017, 05:39:47 pm
Making an effort this time. Looking forward to meeting Yots, HBM (harveybirdman for you nubs), Haruman and Mal if he can make it. Ond too, but he's traveling a hellava lot more than the rest of us so I'd understand if he doesn't go. Pbj could prove fun, and Howard_Castrated could be deliciously awkward. Couldn't care less for the rest of you, but who knows I might be pleasantly surprised.
Kinda disappointed that Ark isn't a --cream-filled twinkie-- in person, I'd rather meet assholio Ark than the boring incognito nice guy brit Ark. I've met a lot of "nice people" in my life, these days "real people" only interest me. I mean, why hide behind a keyboard? Just own it. I'm coming as my elitist ---uvula--- self, love it or leave it...I've made my bed.
I'll own up to anything I've said on these forums IRL, you wanna confront me about it, so be it. I stand behind my words.

But why all the spy games, Ark? You think you're James Bond or something?

Like I said before, people in this hobby are two faced.  One minute you are a --cream-filled twinkie--, the next minute you are with people you would invite over for drinks.  It is all very peculiar, but I find it is best to be one of the crowd, then center of attention.  That's a job for Yots.  Since the start of this thread, there has been glaring examples of this peculiar behavior early on.  One would think it was in jest, or a derivative of some chemical imbalance.

I have a few other hobbies that have a social element, that are more welcoming by the individuals hosting.  That says a lot about this crowd, but there are notable examples that are the exception, and probably due to them being the mods in here.  So incognito I will stay and enjoy the setting without the disappointment of social entanglements.  I definitely do not want my day out, to enjoy some arcade nostalgia, to be shaken or stirred.  Thanks.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 05:47:55 pm
Making an effort this time. Looking forward to meeting Yots, HBM (harveybirdman for you nubs), Haruman and Mal if he can make it. Ond too, but he's traveling a hellava lot more than the rest of us so I'd understand if he doesn't go. Pbj could prove fun, and Howard_Castrated could be deliciously awkward. Couldn't care less for the rest of you, but who knows I might be pleasantly surprised.
Kinda disappointed that Ark isn't a --cream-filled twinkie-- in person, I'd rather meet assholio Ark than the boring incognito nice guy brit Ark. I've met a lot of "nice people" in my life, these days "real people" only interest me. I mean, why hide behind a keyboard? Just own it. I'm coming as my elitist ---uvula--- self, love it or leave it...I've made my bed.
I'll own up to anything I've said on these forums IRL, you wanna confront me about it, so be it. I stand behind my words.

But why all the spy games, Ark? You think you're James Bond or something?

Like I said before, people in this hobby are two faced.  One minute you are a --cream-filled twinkie--, the next minute you are with people you would invite over for drinks.  It is all very peculiar, but I find it is best to be one of the crowd, then center of attention.  That's a job for Yots.  Since the start of this thread, there has been glaring examples of this peculiar behavior early on.  One would think it was in jest, or a derivative of some chemical imbalance.

I have a few other hobbies that have a social element, that are more welcoming by the individuals hosting.  That says a lot about this crowd, but there are notable examples that are the exception, and probably due to them being the mods in here.  So incognito I will stay and enjoy the setting without the disappointment of social entanglements.  I definitely do not want my day out, to enjoy some arcade nostalgia, to be shaken or stirred.  Thanks.

Then kindly go sit in the corner while we use this thread to plan our activities/festivities. If you want to be Mr Anti-Social, you're welcome to do it in some other thread.

I think every single person who has met me in his hobby would say that I am consistent, if anything. And certainly not two-faced.

Have fun hiding in the shadows. You can lurk there with Grey_Area. At least he made an effort to talk to Vigo.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 05:52:40 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(

This I believe.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 11, 2017, 06:07:39 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(

This I believe.

The sonofabitch has an arcade grade DDR dance pad in his... dance pad for Christ's sakes. If that ain't fun, I don't know what is! :afro:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 06:24:52 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(

This I believe.

The sonofabitch has an arcade grade DDR dance pad in his... dance pad for Christ's sakes. If that ain't fun, I don't know what is! :afro:

You're right. We gotta make sure there's a DDR at the show. And booze.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 11, 2017, 06:39:01 pm
Making an effort this time. Looking forward to meeting Yots, HBM (harveybirdman for you nubs), Haruman and Mal if he can make it. Ond too, but he's traveling a hellava lot more than the rest of us so I'd understand if he doesn't go. Pbj could prove fun, and Howard_Castrated could be deliciously awkward. Couldn't care less for the rest of you, but who knows I might be pleasantly surprised.
Kinda disappointed that Ark isn't a --cream-filled twinkie-- in person, I'd rather meet assholio Ark than the boring incognito nice guy brit Ark. I've met a lot of "nice people" in my life, these days "real people" only interest me. I mean, why hide behind a keyboard? Just own it. I'm coming as my elitist ---uvula--- self, love it or leave it...I've made my bed.
I'll own up to anything I've said on these forums IRL, you wanna confront me about it, so be it. I stand behind my words.

But why all the spy games, Ark? You think you're James Bond or something?

Like I said before, people in this hobby are two faced.  One minute you are a --cream-filled twinkie--, the next minute you are with people you would invite over for drinks.  It is all very peculiar, but I find it is best to be one of the crowd, then center of attention.  That's a job for Yots.  Since the start of this thread, there has been glaring examples of this peculiar behavior early on.  One would think it was in jest, or a derivative of some chemical imbalance.

I have a few other hobbies that have a social element, that are more welcoming by the individuals hosting.  That says a lot about this crowd, but there are notable examples that are the exception, and probably due to them being the mods in here.  So incognito I will stay and enjoy the setting without the disappointment of social entanglements.  I definitely do not want my day out, to enjoy some arcade nostalgia, to be shaken or stirred.  Thanks.

Then kindly go sit in the corner while we use this thread to plan our activities/festivities. If you want to be Mr Anti-Social, you're welcome to do it in some other thread.

I think every single person who has met me in his hobby would say that I am consistent, if anything. And certainly not two-faced.

Have fun hiding in the shadows. You can lurk there with Grey_Area. At least he made an effort to talk to Vigo.

See what I mean?  He means well, and I should not steal this thunder when making plans for the next event, like I have that much sway on this board.  I do like his father-esque approach throughout this thread as it is rather quaint, and ridiculous at the same time.  Like a modern day Don Quixote.

If this whole thread is to plan your activities why not post this in the Meet Up section of the website.  You guys have started something related up there already.  How about we ask the mods to move this thread up there?  I can ask some friends of industry to help you fund next year's Zapcon, if that is not beneath you.
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 07:00:18 pm
Clearly you have never been to ZapCon if you think the event needs any sort of funding. It does quite well on its own, and has for 5 years now.

I don't think thus thread needs to be moved, I think you need to kindly stay out of it unless you plan to participate. The purpose of this thread is to network with those interested or committed to going and who want to have some fun as a group. It's also meant to inform people who are not familiar with the event but would like to come. Since you are not interested in that, I suggest you find other reading materials.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 11, 2017, 09:00:09 pm
I really think there is no place in this forum for Ark. He is just a troll. Mister ROM policeman that completely reversed himself. He has a lot of nerve calling anyone two faced.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on September 11, 2017, 09:15:49 pm
We should do some team events at ZapCon 18.

The last arcade event I was at we shook things up a bit and teamed up with the gameplay. Here are some examples:

- Blind Frogger - One person wears a blindfold and plays the game while their teammate calls out the moves

- Robotron - One person controls movement, the other teammate controls shooting

- Street Fighter - One person controls movement, the other teammate controls attacks. (4 total people on SF...so get comfortable)

- Pinball - One person controls the left flipper, the other teammate controls the right flipper.

You get the idea. It's fun and even draws a crowd. Keeps it social and everyone gets to know each other pretty well. Requires you to develop a strategy and makes you play the games in a whole different manner.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 09:16:58 pm
We should do some team events at ZapCon 18.

The last arcade event I was at we shook things up a bit and teamed up with the gameplay. Here are some examples:

- Blind Frogger - One person wears a blindfold and plays the game while their teammate calls out the moves

- Robotron - One person controls movement, the other teammate controls shooting

- Street Fighter - One person controls movement, the other teammate controls attacks. (4 total people on SF...so get comfortable)

- Pinball - One person controls the left flipper, the other teammate controls the right flipper.

You get the idea. It's fun and even draws a crowd. Keeps it social and everyone gets to know each other pretty well. Requires you to develop a strategy and makes you play the games in a whole different manner.

Yeah, I saw that VW. I'd like to pick your brain on that and maybe even get some related badges going! Thanks!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 11, 2017, 11:20:18 pm
Clearly you have never been to ZapCon if you think the event needs any sort of funding. It does quite well on its own, and has for 5 years now.

I don't think thus thread needs to be moved, I think you need to kindly stay out of it unless you plan to participate. The purpose of this thread is to network with those interested or committed to going and who want to have some fun as a group. It's also meant to inform people who are not familiar with the event but would like to come. Since you are not interested in that, I suggest you find other reading materials.

Fine. All I can do is offer.  It seems that you have informed me of my qualifications to attend.  I was going to bring my whole company and family down to your venue.  Thanks for talking me out of it.  It now sounds like a place not to bring children to.  Way to go brother!   :cheers:
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 11:33:52 pm
Clearly you have never been to ZapCon if you think the event needs any sort of funding. It does quite well on its own, and has for 5 years now.

I don't think thus thread needs to be moved, I think you need to kindly stay out of it unless you plan to participate. The purpose of this thread is to network with those interested or committed to going and who want to have some fun as a group. It's also meant to inform people who are not familiar with the event but would like to come. Since you are not interested in that, I suggest you find other reading materials.

Fine. All I can do is offer.  It seems that you have informed me of my qualifications to attend.  I was going to bring my whole company and family down to your venue.  Thanks for talking me out of it.  It now sounds like a place not to bring children to.  Way to go brother!   :cheers:

I'm done engaging you in this thread. You are more than welcome to attend. All are welcome with open arms (except K). But unless you are planning to interact with those us excited and planning to have a good time, I'm not interested in discussing anything further with you.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 11:38:05 pm
So anyway, for those of you that have come before, I've got an idea for the Friday night meet up which is a bit different than years past. I'm going to pick your brains via PM to get some feedback. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2017, 11:49:23 pm
Sorry I got the thread side-tracked.  It was probably a long shot that I would have got to go anyway, but it might be best if I don't attend.  I seem to bring out the worst in people anymore for whatever reason and I'm just tired of fighting. 
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 11:53:48 pm
Sorry I got the thread side-tracked.  It was probably a long shot that I would have got to go anyway, but it might be best if I don't attend.  I seem to bring out the worst in people anymore for whatever reason and I'm just tired of fighting.

Don't be silly - we have a great time together. We're there for a love of classic games and a sense of community. Plus, the only rule, and I've said it before the last two times - no beefs. You leave that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- behind the keyboard. There haven't been any issues. When I saw DeL and Malenko take a selfie together two years ago, I knew we were on to something special. I refuse to let any guest, especially someone who comes from out of state, to feel unwelcome.

You'd have a great time, Howard - I hope you make it out one day.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 11, 2017, 11:57:12 pm
You are a good guy Yots.  Not a lot of those left. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 11, 2017, 11:59:42 pm
You are a good guy Yots.  Not a lot of those left.

I think we all are. I'm not kidding when I say I'd really love for Steve to make it out. I think he needs a kind of joy and camaraderie in his life.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Ond on September 12, 2017, 02:21:42 am
You are a good guy Yots.  Not a lot of those left.

I think we all are. I'm not kidding when I say I'd really love for Steve to make it out. I think he needs a kind of joy and camaraderie in his life.

I think you should go Howard.  Yots and I have been around BYOAC since somewhere around 2009/2010, but you've been around way longer.  I'm sure there's plenty of stories to tell in person which the BYOAC ZapCon bros would like to hear.  I agree about Steve too, he'd probably be surprised by the warm welcome he'd get.  Ehhh, I can make no comment at this stage about my own attendance, not trying to be secretive or anything but I just don't know.  Unlike the year I did go, money is very tight right now. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: 05SRT4 on September 12, 2017, 03:08:18 am
Hey Neph, you should use that beer money and drive down, we can carpool the rest.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on September 12, 2017, 03:11:06 am
I would enjoy meeting you Howard, awkward or not if anything we can fanboi out on Ninty stuff together (one thing we share in common, I admit). I enjoy our debates here on the forum, I don't think I've thrown that much shade your way. At least nothing too malignant.

As for Ark, I call BS that he's gone to ZapCon before. He's just talking wind right now.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 12, 2017, 04:28:29 am
 :dunno
I would enjoy meeting you Howard, awkward or not if anything we can fanboi out on Ninty stuff together (one thing we share in common, I admit). I enjoy our debates here on the forum, I don't think I've thrown that much shade your way. At least nothing too malignant.

As for Ark, I call BS that he's gone to ZapCon before. He's just talking wind right now.

I'll be there, just not with the gang.  I will take them to CAX instead.  Who has been here the longest?  Probably Chadtower.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 12, 2017, 08:01:46 am
Who has been here the longest?  Probably Chadtower.

I got Chad beat by like 4 years.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,131903.msg1353898.html (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,131903.msg1353898.html)

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 12, 2017, 08:25:13 am
Sorry I got the thread side-tracked.  It was probably a long shot that I would have got to go anyway, but it might be best if I don't attend.  I seem to bring out the worst in people anymore for whatever reason and I'm just tired of fighting.

I also bring out the worst in people Howard.  You and I should go and we'll sit in the corner throwing shade around while occasionally taking a break to throw down on some arcade action.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 09:11:07 am
Sorry I got the thread side-tracked.  It was probably a long shot that I would have got to go anyway, but it might be best if I don't attend.  I seem to bring out the worst in people anymore for whatever reason and I'm just tired of fighting.

I also bring out the worst in people Howard.  You and I should go and we'll sit in the corner throwing shade around while occasionally taking a break to throw down on some arcade action.

Your uncle still has that couch you can crash on. Do it!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 12, 2017, 03:08:18 pm
Hey Neph, you should use that beer money and drive down, we can carpool the rest.

All that went towards beers for members who attended Zapcon this year. I wasn't there, but the beers were.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on September 12, 2017, 03:21:12 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(
I'd like to make a couple corrections to my statement, meeting you *would* be fun!

And there's also a few other regulars here I'd like to meet and chat with as well. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 03:23:27 pm
Hey Neph, you should use that beer money and drive down, we can carpool the rest.

All that went towards beers for members who attended Zapcon this year. I wasn't there, but the beers were.

Lee spent it on one beer.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 03:24:15 pm
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(
I'd like to make a couple corrections to my statement, meeting you *would* be fun!

And there's also a few other regulars here I'd like to meet and chat with as well.

So you're 99.9% coming, right?

That chuffs me to no end.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 12, 2017, 04:01:44 pm
Howard... We've butt heads several times, had different views on topics.  But you've always been civil, intelligent, and explained your side of things.  I'd love to meet ya in person sometime.  Hell, I'd enjoy meeting X2 and everybody... except Kaneda.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 12, 2017, 04:53:58 pm
Who is this Kaneda everyone hates so much?

Figure there must be a fun story in there lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on September 12, 2017, 04:56:21 pm
Who is this Kaneda everyone hates so much?

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/ad003a47dd24b809ae129e815a33f030/tumblr_inline_n2am8yzrz91rp5ay0.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 12, 2017, 05:10:49 pm
Who is this Kaneda everyone hates so much?

Figure there must be a fun story in there lol

So, first of all, Kaneda was behind the whole "If Chinese Democracy is released, you get a free Dr. Pepper" so he's done more for me than 90% of this forum.

Marketing dude that staged some kind of "super geek" apartment complete with a tacky pedestal cabinet that got a lot of online coverage.  People got butthurt because they thought he reflected poorly on them.  Why any of them thought that was really his home is beyond me.

Then there was some drama between him and some KLOVer over a Donkey Kong coin door or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I thumbed through a thread and sighed and got on with life.





Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 12, 2017, 05:10:53 pm
Google the name.  Seriously, his ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow--- pops up pretty easy.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 12, 2017, 05:17:40 pm
Chinese democracy!?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 12, 2017, 05:20:45 pm
So, first of all, Kaneda was behind the whole "If Chinese Democracy is released, you get a free Dr. Pepper" so he's done more for me than 90% of this forum.

Marketing dude that staged some kind of "super geek" apartment complete with a tacky pedestal cabinet that got a lot of online coverage.  People got butthurt because they thought he reflected poorly on them.  Why any of them thought that was really his home is beyond me.

Then there was some drama between him and some KLOVer over a Donkey Kong coin door or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I thumbed through a thread and sighed and got on with life.
Well that might be part of it, but it more him stealing from people on pinside that made me hate him.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 05:36:49 pm
So, first of all, Kaneda was behind the whole "If Chinese Democracy is released, you get a free Dr. Pepper" so he's done more for me than 90% of this forum.

Marketing dude that staged some kind of "super geek" apartment complete with a tacky pedestal cabinet that got a lot of online coverage.  People got butthurt because they thought he reflected poorly on them.  Why any of them thought that was really his home is beyond me.

Then there was some drama between him and some KLOVer over a Donkey Kong coin door or some ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---.  I thumbed through a thread and sighed and got on with life.
Well that might be part of it, but it more him stealing from people on pinside that made me hate him.

Way to undersimplify it, James. If I recall, most of the Kanada drama occurred during your exile in Tibet.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 05:37:23 pm
But yeah, dude was a ---smurfing--- thief. Ain't got time for that.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 12, 2017, 05:40:13 pm
Well, what I read was kind of ambiguous over who was being unreasonable, and I immediately lost interest.  I'll defer to your learned opinion on the matter.

What a trainwreck of a thread....

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 05:42:11 pm
Anyhoo, thank God he became a Pinballer and has a vendetta against Pinside. Eff that dude.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 12, 2017, 06:02:39 pm
Dont get me wrong.  I have disagreed with people on this forum as many of us have.  But it takes a special kind of tool bag when everyone has an immediate distaste for you as everyone seems to have with Kaneda. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 12, 2017, 06:08:42 pm
Dont get me wrong.  I have disagreed with people on this forum as many of us have.  But it takes a special kind of tool bag when everyone has an immediate distaste for you as everyone seems to have with Kaneda.

On multiple forums, even!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 12, 2017, 07:54:14 pm
Dont get me wrong.  I have disagreed with people on this forum as many of us have.  But it takes a special kind of tool bag when everyone has an immediate distaste for you as everyone seems to have with Kaneda.

That was my thinking.
Everyone disagrees on forums, thats the normal way of things.

But to be widely hated you gota be a ---Bad words, bad words, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when saint censors you?--- lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 12, 2017, 07:54:53 pm
Saint: thats a terrible censor lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 12, 2017, 10:42:36 pm
Eh the only two people that have ever truly gotten on my nerves are ark and X2.  Both are still alright in my book.... we just don't get along is all.  I'd still hug both awkwardly if I met them.  :)

I think I was gone during the Kaneda thing.  I remember the article about is bedroom, remembered he kind of came off as a --cream-filled twinkie-- in it and that was about it. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on September 12, 2017, 11:57:22 pm
What pisses me off about Kaneda is that he's the worst kind of contributer to an online forum.

He posts just to be worshipped, and if he isn't he blames the critique until the crowd agrees with the critic and then leaves if he can't spin himself back to being worshipped.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 12:10:00 am
What pisses me off about Kaneda is that he's the worst kind of contributer to an online forum.

He posts just to be worshipped, and if he isn't he blames the critique until the crowd agrees with the critic and then leaves if he can't spin himself back to being worshipped.

Well said.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 13, 2017, 12:12:21 am
Mods... 60 day ban for the next guy that types out the K word.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 12:17:38 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/49ec5c478ac9ad360d9e54acb655768c.png)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 13, 2017, 03:54:36 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/49ec5c478ac9ad360d9e54acb655768c.png)

LOL

Sorry I derailed the thread again :p
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 13, 2017, 05:07:06 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/49ec5c478ac9ad360d9e54acb655768c.png)

LOL

Sorry I derailed the thread again :p

I think this completely unacceptable.  You have gone too far this time Yots.  This is disgraceful behavior.  :angry:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 13, 2017, 06:46:24 am
Nobody here cares what you think Ark. Go pound sand.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 09:11:58 am
Did you hear something? I thought I heard something.

Had a good chat with a member last night about a cool idea. If it comes to fruition, you old-timers definitely want to be there.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 13, 2017, 09:50:47 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/49ec5c478ac9ad360d9e54acb655768c.png)

LOL

Sorry I derailed the thread again :p

I think this completely unacceptable.  You have gone too far this time Yots.  This is disgraceful behavior.  :angry:

Who would want your acceptance?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 13, 2017, 09:51:18 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170913/49ec5c478ac9ad360d9e54acb655768c.png)

Quoted. Because I like this pic.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 10:20:02 am
Hey Neph, I need you riding shotgun to CHeBA Hut. Be there!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on September 13, 2017, 11:59:49 am
I *could* be fun?  Dude, I'm Mr. Fun.   :'(
I'd like to make a couple corrections to my statement, meeting you *would* be fun!

And there's also a few other regulars here I'd like to meet and chat with as well.

So you're 99.9% coming, right?

That chuffs me to no end.
I'm in like Flynn.  And not the the chance kind.

Plus, I'm not going to hide incognito like some other coward members starting with an A and ending with an R.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 13, 2017, 05:35:03 pm
2 down.... 58 to go....

 :timebomb:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 07:56:18 pm
2 down.... 58 to go....

 :timebomb:

Stay on target, Porkins!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on September 13, 2017, 11:37:09 pm
OMG....I, LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Kanedas podcasts.... Totally subscribed to this thread so I don't miss the next one!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 13, 2017, 11:38:05 pm
OMG....I, LOVE,LOVE,LOVE Kanedas podcasts.... Totally subscribed to this thread so I don't miss the next one!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170914/0af753889b67cdf46c08818c0a278bfb.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: ark_ader on September 14, 2017, 04:43:44 pm
Nobody here cares what you think Ark. Go pound sand.

Yet you have to post a reply like a wannabe troll.  I will make your day and give you 3 minutes of attention.

Its funny you should say that, as my physiotherapist said the same thing to me last week.  I've lost strength in both hands due to RSI, so I got a bucket filled it with sand and punched into the sand for 15 minutes, and then grabbed sand for 15 minute reps.  It works wonders so I recommend it for all of you to go pound sand.

Will there be any decent pins at zapcon like funhouse or Addams family?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 14, 2017, 04:56:05 pm
The ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I do for you people....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=362008)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 14, 2017, 07:38:13 pm
You watch videos that make you feel aroused for us? ???
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on September 14, 2017, 07:47:54 pm
The ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I do for you people....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=362008)
Pm me where i can grind trough some survey's.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on September 14, 2017, 08:00:18 pm
You watch videos that make you feel aroused for us? ???
  Like that doesn't cross my mind ::).... I just got this feeling This thread is going to be subject of a upcoming show... What worrys me is Jenn had the only active pin thread here, that would be focal point and scrutinized by all his pinball groupies....had to dismember it, Thanks guys, :-[
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 14, 2017, 08:08:28 pm
Keep grinding, Jim. Keep grinding!!

So what's it going to take to get Jennifer there?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on September 14, 2017, 08:15:17 pm
     Its still a bit far out to commit just yet, Im all in on a pin/juke deal that might mature about then, will keep you posted....And I hear you got a NEW Jennifer there and I want to scratch her eyes out :hissy
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 14, 2017, 08:20:41 pm
Nobody will ever replace the OG Jennifer!  NotThatJennifer is pretty cool though, so glad I met her and Laythe.  Great folks!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on September 14, 2017, 08:40:17 pm
   *Just kidding AntiJenn.... We would totally ROCK that place. 8)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 14, 2017, 08:47:43 pm
   *Just kidding AntiJenn.... We would totally ROCK that place. 8)

you two already have something in common, a dislike for Malenko =(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on September 14, 2017, 08:51:17 pm
   *Just kidding AntiJenn.... We would totally ROCK that place. 8)

you two already have something in common, a dislike for Malenko =(
  Smootch, Smootch....Whatever ::)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 14, 2017, 09:22:33 pm
The ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- I do for you people....

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=362008)
Pm me where i can grind trough some survey's.

^This^   Couldn't hurt right?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 14, 2017, 10:17:20 pm
   *Just kidding AntiJenn.... We would totally ROCK that place. 8)

NotThatJennifer is totally awesome. I'm sure you'd get along!

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 14, 2017, 10:19:31 pm
Mturk.com

You're doing good if you can make $6/hr.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 15, 2017, 12:28:50 am
You watch videos that make you feel aroused for us? ???
  Like that doesn't cross my mind ::).... I just got this feeling This thread is going to be subject of a upcoming show... What worrys me is Jenn had the only active pin thread here, that would be focal point and scrutinized by all his pinball groupies....had to dismember it, Thanks guys, :-[

The ---fudgesicle--- I just read?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 15, 2017, 02:19:38 pm
Pretty certain that the two Jennifers at the same place and time would cause a tear in space/time and doom us all.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 15, 2017, 02:47:52 pm
Remember, if you're on the fence because of cost, plenty of people are willing to share the costs of a room
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on September 15, 2017, 02:54:28 pm
Mturk.com

You're doing goo4d if you can make $6/hr.

 :cheers:
Thanks bra.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on September 15, 2017, 03:16:29 pm
Think ime a bit old for Mickey mouse Ark LOL

More interested in the Grand Canyon, New York etc.

And Zapcon of course :p

Well yeah and it is unfair of me to advertise the place as Anaheim is like driving in Greece (if you have done that), but surprisingly they do a bus trip from MGM to Disneyland.  If you have seen EuroDisney then there is nothing that you haven't seen.  Girls like to be dragged around Disneyland and do not attend solo so bring a mate.  Not a lot to do in NV or AZ but if you can get the flight that stops at JFK...
Just wanted to say, as someone who has driven in Anaheim (affectionately dubbed Ana-crime) for 4 years, and who is currently on vacation in Greece, the two do not relate when it comes to the driving situation. Greece drivers are batshit crazy. Anaheim drivers are pussycats compared to them.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on September 15, 2017, 04:04:28 pm
I've got couch space this year if anybody can't afford a room.  WARNING: I've got cats, dogs, and a teenager.  No spooning necessary!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 15, 2017, 04:17:58 pm
I've got couch space this year if anybody can't afford a room.  WARNING: I've got cats, dogs, and a teenager.  No spooning necessary!

Slippy is a solid dude. You might have to be his squire one night for a tournament, but it'll be worth it. The whole Slippyblade clan is pretty cool and ZapCon supporters. :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on September 15, 2017, 04:36:57 pm
I was just going to throw a cot on the ZapCon show floor but I don't think Wes would approve.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on September 15, 2017, 04:49:23 pm
Sleep inside the 6 player xmen, if people start playing just move over under Dazzler's stick so you can remain undisturbed.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 15, 2017, 05:00:27 pm
I was just going to throw a cot on the ZapCon show floor but I don't think Wes would approve.

Used to be a collector in Texas that'd sleep on the couches in the lobby during shows.  (no, it wasn't me) 

Took some nerve, but why the hell not?

One time at a show I split a room with a guy and it turned out he was a snorer.  Like chainsaw loud.  After staring at the ceiling for 3 hours, I packed up my ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- at 5am and drove home.

Another time, having no other plans, I literally slept on the floor in the corner in a room a guy was sharing with two other dudes.  (no homo, there were two beds and a cot in there)

I was there from approximately 4am to 7am.

At his invitation. 

After I left, he went around and told everyone I was a "bad collector" because I didn't offer him half the night's room rate.  (never could wrap my head around that one, I personally wouldn't dream of expecting money in a situation like that)


So... yeah.... I prefer to jerk off to Cinemax and drill farts into the bed pillows in solitude.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on September 15, 2017, 05:22:05 pm
Sleep inside the 6 player xmen, if people start playing just move over under Dazzler's stick so you can remain undisturbed.

Imaginary rep for you!  :applaud:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on September 15, 2017, 07:42:04 pm
Pretty certain that the two Jennifers at the same place and time would cause a tear in space/time and doom us all.

What if both Jennifers went one on one playing Polybius?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 15, 2017, 08:16:05 pm
Pretty certain that the two Jennifers at the same place and time would cause a tear in space/time and doom us all.

What if both Jennifers went one on one playing Polybius?

Kinky.

I need to reach out to Laythe and see if he's planning to come. He and NotThatJennifer are good people and I really enjoy their company. If they are coming, I promise that I will have the sticker badges professionally printed this year, just because she deserves them.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Titchgamer on September 15, 2017, 08:20:47 pm
Pretty certain that the two Jennifers at the same place and time would cause a tear in space/time and doom us all.

What if both Jennifers went one on one playing Polybius?

Dang Ide pay to see that  :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 19, 2017, 04:49:51 pm
Just a friendly reminder, if anyone is interested in room sharing, post it here. Some of the locals who live here in the valley but far from Mesa might be willing to throw a few bucks your way. I know Aceldamor helped out DeL that way last year. So there's a chance to save a few bucks.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 19, 2017, 10:46:05 pm
What hotel?  Mesa Marriott? I might be talked into it if they have multi room suites.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on September 20, 2017, 10:58:19 am
If you get a suite, we gotta stick a pin in it...
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 20, 2017, 01:39:04 pm
Mesa Marriott is the official hotel. Iíll let you know when they release the ZapCon rates.

Walking into Jimís room in the suite...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170920/e51257c7b1fce27d2e450026d269cca9.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 20, 2017, 02:00:05 pm
Fat dude jerking off to Cinemax. 

If you want to know what that looks like without coming to Zapcon just put a mirror on your nightstand.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on September 20, 2017, 02:27:17 pm
I get the feeling you haven't watched cinemax in a while.  It hasn't been "skinemax" for a good 10 years.  I mean unless you are really into The Knick or something. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on September 20, 2017, 04:18:59 pm
Why are you determined to take this away from me.... let me have this....

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on September 21, 2017, 01:57:11 am
My flight touches down at PHX on Thursday April 19th. I booked a room at the Mesa Marriott.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 21, 2017, 02:36:49 am
My flight touches down at PHX on Thursday April 19th. I booked a room at the Mesa Marriott.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170921/955c7a9eb5e6ab0cf0baa2b0ad1b3e0a.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Goz on September 28, 2017, 04:16:25 am
So if I get a ride to the airport you'll pick me up?

I'm going to try to make it this year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on September 28, 2017, 09:30:50 am
So if I get a ride to the airport you'll pick me up?

I'm going to try to make it this year.

Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes!

Ask Lee, Iíve been trying to figure out a way to get you down there for years now.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 01, 2017, 08:18:30 pm
Take note, peeps...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/9a3a1d195356bfa130c94fad6c768c86.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on October 01, 2017, 10:26:10 pm
Ooh!  That this year's logo?  I like it!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 01, 2017, 10:36:56 pm
Ooh!  That this year's logo?  I like it!

Yep, thatís official!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on October 03, 2017, 01:23:10 pm
Over my lunch break, I classified 1,375 pairs of shoes into women, men, or unisex.  The ZapCon fund has swollen to $47.


 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 03, 2017, 01:33:43 pm
Over my lunch break, I classified 1,375 pairs of shoes into women, men, or unisex.  The ZapCon fund has swollen to $47.


 :cheers:

https://youtu.be/L09qnRfZY-k
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on October 03, 2017, 06:37:06 pm
Over my lunch break, I classified 1,375 pairs of shoes into women, men, or unisex.  The ZapCon fund has swollen to $47.


 :cheers:

Something tells me there may be a few pairs in the wrong classifications...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 03, 2017, 07:06:31 pm
Over my lunch break, I classified 1,375 pairs of shoes into women, men, or unisex.  The ZapCon fund has swollen to $47.


 :cheers:

Something tells me there may be a few pairs in the wrong classifications...

Every man needs to feel pretty once in a while.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 23, 2017, 10:18:01 am
Six month wake up call!  Sell those cans, donate that plasma, do what you need to do to get your butt out here.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171023/7e0ba4b9de1930d30f60568dae35891d.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on October 23, 2017, 10:52:38 am
Thanks for the reminder... scheduled my first study visit for tomorrow....

 :-\
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on October 24, 2017, 02:59:02 pm
Gave 3 vials of blood, peed in a cup, and was thoroughly molested.

But $50 for Zapcon is $50 for Zapcon.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on October 24, 2017, 03:01:59 pm
since Oklahoma Driver's license will be invalid ID for travel at the time of Zapcon.... I have yet another incentive to drive this year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on October 24, 2017, 03:07:16 pm
since Oklahoma Driver's license will be invalid ID for travel at the time of Zapcon.... I have yet another incentive to drive this year.

Is that for real?  My wife has been cackling over that for months.  Oklahoma wouldn't accept her USVI license when she moved there, so she had to redo all the driving tests.  Then they attempted to confiscate her USVI license "because it's illegal to have two valid licenses."  Unsuccessfully attempted.

Texas don't care - so long as you don't have a car registered here, and can provide a Texas mailing address, you don't even actually have to live here to have a Texas license.  They even tell you to get a duplicate before you move out of state so you can turn in the extra one.  Drive down, turn your Okie Dokie card in, and get a Texas one.   

 :cheers:

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 24, 2017, 03:08:24 pm
Gave 3 vials of blood, peed in a cup, and was thoroughly molested.

But $50 for Zapcon is $50 for Zapcon.

 :cheers:

Bad ass! Just think, your trip to complete video games with us might lead to the cure to feline AIDS.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on October 24, 2017, 06:00:39 pm
Gave 3 vials of blood, peed in a cup, and was thoroughly molested.

But $50 for Zapcon is $50 for Zapcon.

 :cheers:

Bad ass! Just think, your trip to complete video games with us might lead to the cure to feline AIDS.
:laugh2:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on October 24, 2017, 06:20:06 pm
Well, it wasn't Zapcon but it was still hella cool. I attended my local RetroWorld Expo here in CT and bumped into our very own Nexusmtz...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/47a3f05135a8d1b4318361f10ef9a8d4.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on October 24, 2017, 06:25:16 pm
Take note, peeps...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/9a3a1d195356bfa130c94fad6c768c86.jpg)
I need to hit up Wes for the logo. I need to talk to him about printing a shirt to use for a live show.

I'm dead serious about broadcasting live from the Zapcon. I'm already upgrading my network in the game room for the "studio" appearance and home base.

My only other option would be to actually go again in 2018. LOL!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on October 24, 2017, 07:26:04 pm
Take note, peeps...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171002/9a3a1d195356bfa130c94fad6c768c86.jpg)
I need to hit up Wes for the logo. I need to talk to him about printing a shirt to use for a live show.

I'm dead serious about broadcasting live from the Zapcon. I'm already upgrading my network in the game room for the "studio" appearance and home base.

My only other option would be to actually go again in 2018. LOL!

DeL

Get yer ass out here, the wedding can wait!!!
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 06:30:21 pm
2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko
Harveybirdman

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Getting Kidnapped
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth

(*) denotes rookie
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 07:00:55 pm
Iím super pumped for some of the first timers joining us this year. If you think you might be making it out, speak up so I can put you on the list.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on January 03, 2018, 07:52:43 pm
Cmon pbj, we can dress like hipsters and talk about how everything was great in the 2000ís.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on January 03, 2018, 07:55:31 pm
Better yet, we can talk about how great an actor Will Smith is.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 07:58:42 pm
Better yet, we can talk about how great an actor Will Smith is.
AW HELL NAW!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 07:59:31 pm
Well, it wasn't Zapcon but it was still hella cool. I attended my local RetroWorld Expo here in CT and bumped into our very own Nexusmtz...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171024/47a3f05135a8d1b4318361f10ef9a8d4.jpg)

Jim!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 08:12:47 pm
Those of you into Badges - thereís going to be one called HaRuMaNís Backdoor ... more info later...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on January 03, 2018, 09:26:00 pm
Dammit.... I hope I get a job soon.... so much to look forward to.  Meet Opt, potentially meet pbj, smoke cigars with Vigo, Starfighters, Castles n Coasters, having Danielle mess up orders at the Monestary and not caring because damn girl, helping John and Brien and Paul get their games to the convention center without getting crushed.....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 03, 2018, 10:41:00 pm
Dammit.... I hope I get a job soon.... so much to look forward to.  Meet Opt, potentially meet pbj, smoke cigars with Vigo, Starfighters, Castles n Coasters, having Danielle mess up orders at the Monestary and not caring because damn girl, helping John and Brien and Paul get their games to the convention center without getting crushed.....

Me too, my brother, me too, if only just to hear you complain about your fiery Hershey squirts. :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nitrogen_widget on January 03, 2018, 11:16:36 pm
Dammit.... I hope I get a job soon.... so much to look forward to.  Meet Opt, potentially meet pbj, smoke cigars with Vigo, Starfighters, Castles n Coasters, having Danielle mess up orders at the Monestary and not caring because damn girl, helping John and Brien and Paul get their games to the convention center without getting crushed.....

hell.
When you put it that way.....
makes me think maybe I should allocate funds for 2019.
But i've been drinking heavily tonight so....
the thing that annoys me is its almost as cheap to fly to the Caribbean as it is to fly to Arizona.
But, a weekend in punta Cana vs a weekend at zapcon....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on January 04, 2018, 04:49:25 am
2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko
Harveybirdman

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Getting Kidnapped
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth

(*) denotes rookie

Gonna party like rockstars!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/goragw0asRprW/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 04, 2018, 08:49:04 am
2018 Update!

Gonna party like rockstars!

(https://media.giphy.com/media/goragw0asRprW/giphy.gif)

Itís that time!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/ee3e16ac1bbfaa2a455473e14ce72b34.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on January 07, 2018, 08:04:59 am
Over my lunch break, I classified 1,375 pairs of shoes into women, men, or unisex.  The ZapCon fund has swollen to $47.


 :cheers:

I think I found a pic of PBJ.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 08, 2018, 07:37:30 pm
As (Un)Official ZapCon - BYOAC ambassador, Iíve been asked to pass the following info on. Huzzah!

Greetings!
Happy New Year everybody!  A new year means an new Zapcon, and preparations are well underway!  Mark your calendars for April 21-22.  Pre-registration will be available soon!

Last year was far and away the best show yet with over 350 games, lots of fun tournaments, exhibitions, and activities, and I hope we can count on your support to keep the momentum going for 2018. As always, in exchange for contributing to the show you qualify for the following incentives:

a weekend pass for each working game you bring.
all the benefits of pre-registration, including early admission.

access to the Contributor Only preview night.
a free Zapcon t-shirt if you bring 5 or more games that will grant you perks at Zapcon Nights throughout the year.

a ticket for a drawing to win a FREE ARCADE GAME for each game you bring.

An exclusive "contributor" keepsake name badge that will grant you perks at Zapcon Nights throughout the year..

a golden opportunity to sell or trade games.
Most importantly youíll be part of the Zapcon team, and gain the respect and admiration of your peers that you so richly deserve!

As if our keepsake badges and shirts werenít cool enough on their own, wearing them gets you discounts and free stuff at Zapcon Nights throughout the year!  In fact, join us for the next one Jan. 12th at Bonus Round!

As an additional thank you for being part of our show, Iíd like to pass along a SIGNIFICANT show-only discount from Stern/Marco on their pinball machines. In exchange for the huge discount, the game will be delivered to the venue, and you will take it home after the close of the show. The deal is good on all currently available Stern titles such as:

Star Wars
Aerosmith
Guardians of the Galaxy
Ghostbusters
AC/DC (possibly)
Metallica (possibly)
The next new Stern title (possibly)

Please get back to me and let us know what games youíd like to bring this year, and if you're interested in the Stern discount. 

We take a lot of pride in our humble event, and I hope you do because it is YOUR event too.  We canít do it without you.

Wes
facebook.com/zapconaz
@Zapcon_AZ
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 08, 2018, 07:38:01 pm
Also, Wes told me everything should be square with the Marriott, so if you want to reserve the room, have at it!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 08, 2018, 07:58:03 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180109/d96a8a269e58972eaa32dff59497a7e7.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on January 10, 2018, 01:20:39 am
Gotta make 2 trips happen this year. This is one of em.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 11, 2018, 11:58:01 am
Still bummed that I can't make this my 3rd consecutive year of going...

That said, my brother relocated to AZ last year.  So there's still a glimmer of hope.  But I'd probably crash on Haruman's couch anyway, for nostalgia's sake.

Either way, Yots, I need to talk to you about doing a LIVE walkthrough, similar to what I did last year, but I'll be in my arcade broadcasting split screen.  Should be cool.  Maybe on Friday night during the contributor's night?  That way that OCD chick that always complains about the filming and lighting every year won't interfere.  LOL.

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 11, 2018, 12:03:50 pm
Still bummed that I can't make this my 3rd consecutive year of going...

That said, my brother relocated to AZ last year.  So there's still a glimmer of hope.  But I'd probably crash on Haruman's couch anyway, for nostalgia's sake.

Either way, Yots, I need to talk to you about doing a LIVE walkthrough, similar to what I did last year, but I'll be in my arcade broadcasting split screen.  Should be cool.  Maybe on Friday night during the contributor's night?  That way that OCD chick that always complains about the filming and lighting every year won't interfere.  LOL.

DeL

Come stay with your brother, motherscratcher! Iíll pick you up!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on January 11, 2018, 03:23:05 pm
That way that OCD chick that always complains about the filming and lighting every year won't interfere.  LOL.

Oxygen tank woman? She was a nutter.  :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 11, 2018, 04:29:51 pm
That way that OCD chick that always complains about the filming and lighting every year won't interfere.  LOL.

Oxygen tank woman? She was a nutter.  :lol

She's there every year...  and a pita
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on January 11, 2018, 05:16:06 pm
They need to move that thing to the east side and i will be there every year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 11, 2018, 08:15:28 pm
They need to move that thing to the east side and i will be there every year.

^^This^^

It's be nice if it was alternated every year, one year on the east coast and one on the west.  We could invent our own gang signs and everything. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 11, 2018, 08:22:50 pm
ZapCon is Puro Locos Fenix, homes. Start your own show on the east coast.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 11, 2018, 08:23:36 pm
Having said that, you guys know the dates. Mike Aís been saving for a year. No excuses!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on January 11, 2018, 08:33:10 pm
ZapCon is Puro Locos Fenix, homes. Start your own show on the east coast.
We already did:  http://retroworldexpo.com (http://retroworldexpo.com)

But I STILL managed to go twice to the "Puro Locos Fenix".  How 'bout you make a trip out here homie?

(Plus we have WAY better Cosplay here).
https://twitter.com/DeLsArcade/status/919940122245820417 (https://twitter.com/DeLsArcade/status/919940122245820417)

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on January 12, 2018, 08:15:46 am
Oxygen tank woman? She was a nutter.  :lol
I was playing the Hobbit or the LotR, and she leaned so far over the table I couldn't even see my left flipper. So I just trapped the ball on the right flipper and when she turned to look at me I asked "Can you get the ---fudgesicle--- out of the way?"

(Plus we have WAY better Cosplay here).
Cause the downsie girl and the fat genie posed with you?

Best part of Zapcon for me was when I called Canada "America's Hat" around a bunch of Canadians.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on January 12, 2018, 09:47:46 am
/thathappened



I'm supremely aggravated I can't more formally commit at this point.  Finances are going to be feast or famine this year.   :P
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on January 12, 2018, 09:59:23 am
Well, hope you can make it.  It's been a consistently good time year after year.   :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on January 12, 2018, 10:04:18 am
PBJ, I booked a room. You can crash there if it helps. Spooning is optional.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 12, 2018, 10:41:10 am
PBJ, I booked a room. You can crash there if it helps. Spooning is optional.

I know another group of guys that would be happy to split hotel costs. Spooning is definitely mandatory, though.

I got your pass. Just find a cheap flight, James, and get yer ass down here!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on January 12, 2018, 10:45:08 am
To clarify, my offer is free. If that tips the scales I am happy.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 12, 2018, 10:47:01 am
To clarify, my offer is free. If that tips the scales I am happy.

Thatís gracious. We can definitely find a room for him to hang his 3XL shirts. Címon, Jimmah!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on January 12, 2018, 10:48:51 am
I got your pass. Just find a cheap flight, James, and get yer ass down here!

Jim would likely come riding in on Uber vouchers he got through an amazon credit loophole.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on January 12, 2018, 11:14:21 am
To clarify, my offer is free. If that tips the scales I am happy.

Thatís gracious. We can definitely find a room for him to hang his 3XL shirts. Címon, Jimmah!

1 - Well, ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, that's a very generous offer.  That does help the scales. 

2 - I'm back down to 2X.  All it took was 8 months of lifting 10 hours a week and no drinking on school nights.   :'( 


Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 12, 2018, 11:20:59 am
Do eet, Jim!!!

PBJ! PBJ!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/30c0a9eb59e9d9949c62ca5e598107fb.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on January 12, 2018, 03:42:42 pm
I'm trying to get caught up on the ZapCon roll call thread...

Have I missed anything?

Anyone want to room with me. I'm not a weirdo.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on January 12, 2018, 03:50:02 pm
I'm trying to get caught up on the ZapCon roll call thread...

Have I missed anything?

Anyone want to room with me. I'm not a weirdo.

ROAD TRIP!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on January 12, 2018, 04:08:13 pm
So, if one were planning on flying in, what dates would be good?  Could leave around noon Friday and warp through time and land about 30 minutes later in Phoenix.  Sunday's got a flight leaving 2:45pm...

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on January 12, 2018, 04:21:22 pm
Anyone want to room with me. I'm not a weirdo.

Anyone who says that is almost assuredly  weirdo.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 12, 2018, 04:35:27 pm
The pre-Game hijinx start Friday afternoon. Between Friday and Saturday, that should give you enough time to play. You could catch a ride to the airport Sunday and be good. Vigo usually leaves on Sunday like that and hasnít had any issues.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on January 12, 2018, 05:23:23 pm
Yeah I'm going to try to get a flight for Friday afternoon. Cali to AZ shouldn't be too long of a flight.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on January 12, 2018, 05:28:31 pm
I'm trying to get caught up on the ZapCon roll call thread...

Have I missed anything?

Anyone want to room with me. I'm not a weirdo.

ROAD TRIP!!!

(https://assets.rbl.ms/10473722/980x.gif)

Man...that does sound like fun. But I don't think I'll have the extra time this year.

Anyone want to room with me. I'm not a weirdo.

Anyone who says that is almost assuredly  weirdo.  ;)
(http://replygif.net/i/967.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 14, 2018, 02:20:57 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180114/e5cedc221de69070b66eba7fe9781691.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JamesTKirk on January 15, 2018, 12:47:40 am
Yeah I'm going to try to get a flight for Friday afternoon. Cali to AZ shouldn't be too long of a flight.

I've never been to Zapcon before. I could fly but I could also easily see a Cali to AZ road trip being feasible.......
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 15, 2018, 01:40:24 am
Doooo eeeet!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on January 16, 2018, 08:17:53 pm
I'm still sitting on the "Inspected by PinBallJim" sticker waiting for the perfect cab to deface.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: melvinbates on January 17, 2018, 11:25:53 am
I'll be going and can provide rides to and from Monastery and Star Fighters if needed.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2018, 12:25:21 pm
I'll be going and can provide rides to and from Monastery and Star Fighters if needed.

Actually, I have something else in the works. Something different than The Monastery/SF, depending on what the group thinks.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on January 17, 2018, 12:50:05 pm
I'll be going and can provide rides to and from Monastery and Star Fighters if needed.

Actually, I have something else in the works. Something different than The Monastery/SF, depending on what the group thinks.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/ToMjGpz81S7usvTIM8w/giphy-downsized-large.gif)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on January 17, 2018, 04:46:45 pm
I'll be going and can provide rides to and from Monastery and Star Fighters if needed.

Actually, I have something else in the works. Something different than The Monastery/SF, depending on what the group thinks.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/ToMjGpz81S7usvTIM8w/giphy-downsized-large.gif)

I gotta bounce it off Los hermanos Vulcans first.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on January 22, 2018, 07:30:57 pm
I gotta bounce it off Los hermanos Vulcans first.

Late night after party go go go!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on January 23, 2018, 09:42:17 am
Damn I was hoping to see Danielle... oh well.  Save me a sideways look from Ms. Birdman
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 11:49:27 am
Feb 1, motherscratcher! Only a few months away. Keep an eye out for shirt news and other stuff!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 11:58:53 am
Ive been upgraded from "cautiously optimistic" to "just gotta be sure my new employer will give me the days off"  new jerb means more money
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 11:59:13 am
Feb 2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Harveybirdman
Aceldamor
Towicwes
Melvinbates
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)
The rest of the AZ crew

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Dream list
Pixel/Xiaou2

Not this year (Sad Panda)
Laythe
NotThatJennifer
DeLuSioNaL29

(*) denotes rookie
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 01, 2018, 12:22:19 pm
Feb 2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Harveybirdman
Aceldamor
Towicwes
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)
The rest of the AZ crew

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Dream list
Pixel/Xiaou2

Not this year (Sad Panda)
Laythe
NotThatJennifer
DeLuSioNaL29

Shunned
jdbailey1206

(*) denotes rookie

FTFY
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 01, 2018, 01:23:57 pm
Feb 2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Harveybirdman
Aceldamor
Towicwes
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)
The rest of the AZ crew

Just gotta be sure my new employer will give me the days off
Malenko

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Dream list
Pixel/Xiaou2

Not this year (Sad Panda)
Laythe
NotThatJennifer
DeLuSioNaL29

Shunned
jdbailey1206

(*) denotes rookie

FTFY

No I FTFY
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 01, 2018, 05:38:19 pm
Feb 2018 Update!

The list so far

In Like Flynn
Yotsuya
Slippyblade
HaRuMaN
VWBus
Vigo
Harveybirdman
Aceldamor
Towicwes
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Nephasth
Opt2Not (*)
MikeA (*)
The rest of the AZ crew

Cautiously Optimistic
PBJ
Malenko

Kicking The Tire
Da Old Man
Howard_Casto

Dream list
Pixel/Xiaou2

Not this year (Sad Panda)
Laythe
NotThatJennifer
DeLuSioNaL29

Shunned
jdbailey1206

(*) denotes rookie

FTFY

Mexican, I gave up hope on you two ZapCons ago. I picture you sitting there crying sweet, silent tears, refreshing the page while watching the rest of us play bideo gamez, hoss!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on February 01, 2018, 05:43:05 pm
I picture you sitting there crying sweet, silent tears, refreshing the page while watching the rest of us play bideo gamez, hoss!

heh....sick burn!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 02, 2018, 06:41:28 am
I picture you sitting there crying sweet, silent tears, refreshing the page while watching the rest of us play bideo gamez, hoss!

heh....sick burn!

Its not a sick burn when its the truth.... :laugh:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on February 06, 2018, 03:24:18 pm
Bumping this up because there needs to be more active threads besides the cryptocurrency and Netflix threads.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on February 06, 2018, 03:56:10 pm
I would suggest you bump another thread then, or better yet, start your own topic since you don't seem to approve of the others.  Either you are going or you aren't.... unless someone makes a new decision this thread isn't going to get updated.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2018, 04:07:12 pm
Iím just waiting for Ark to tell me what time his flight gets in. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on February 06, 2018, 04:11:47 pm
I’m just waiting for Ark to tell me what time his flight gets in. Stay tuned!

go on...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 06, 2018, 04:50:33 pm
Iím just waiting for Ark to tell me what time his flight gets in. Stay tuned!

go on...

I would tell you more, but it will cost you one dogecoin.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on February 09, 2018, 03:47:21 pm
I found out Delusional wasn't coming via a Facebook thread.  No Laythe, no NotThatJeniffer.

Sad Slippy.  :(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on February 09, 2018, 03:56:05 pm
I hope that HaRuMaN brings his custom-built Ms Pac-Man/Galaga cabaret to the show again. That thing was awesome and I want to check it out again.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 09, 2018, 04:34:58 pm
I hope that HaRuMaN brings his custom-built Ms Pac-Man/Galaga cabaret to the show again. That thing was awesome and I want to check it out again.  :cheers:

Sold it to a member here! 

However, I am making a 3/4 size Q*bert with a JROK board...   :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on February 09, 2018, 04:37:41 pm
I hope that HaRuMaN brings his custom-built Ms Pac-Man/Galaga cabaret to the show again. That thing was awesome and I want to check it out again.  :cheers:

Sold it to a member here! 

However, I am making a 3/4 size Q*bert with a JROK board...   :cheers:

I am happy and sad at the same time!

Will the Q*bert be at ZapCon?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on February 09, 2018, 05:36:11 pm
I hope that HaRuMaN brings his custom-built Ms Pac-Man/Galaga cabaret to the show again. That thing was awesome and I want to check it out again.  :cheers:

Sold it to a member here! 

However, I am making a 3/4 size Q*bert with a JROK board...   :cheers:

Yes sir that is the plan.  DWG is in at the CNC; JROK board, knocker, and minty fresh 13" CRT are in hand.  :)

I am happy and sad at the same time!

Will the Q*bert be at ZapCon?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 09, 2018, 06:31:30 pm
Maybe ginger 2.0 will make an appearance. This ginger just got downgraded to "not likely"
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 09, 2018, 07:06:03 pm
Maybe ginger 2.0 will make an appearance. This ginger just got downgraded to "not likely"

Surprise surprise.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 09, 2018, 07:23:26 pm
I no rite? How dare my grand pa die last year and me be so selfish to further my career with a new gig this year. Im the worst =(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 09, 2018, 07:32:03 pm
I no rite? How dare my grand pa die last year and me be so selfish to further my career with a new gig this year. Im the worst =(

You are, but not for those reasons. :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on February 09, 2018, 07:45:24 pm
No Malenko? ---fudgesicle--- it. I'm out.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 09, 2018, 07:59:44 pm
No Malenko? ---fudgesicle--- it. I'm out.

Thatís cool, just make sure you send the yayo.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 09, 2018, 08:09:15 pm
No Malenko? ---fudgesicle--- it. I'm out.

Thatís cool, just make sure you send the yayo.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AkO8AKzsxcY
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on February 09, 2018, 08:47:06 pm
This year's Zapcon will be this lit...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbzvNoaVEs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbzvNoaVEs)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 09, 2018, 08:49:37 pm
Soon, brothers, soon...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180210/37b40b64e178157d5199358708633a12.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 19, 2018, 07:22:06 pm
Working on ZapCon swag for the homies...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180219/ed9fe5615c3e47e6988df50b6d891c1f.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on February 21, 2018, 05:52:03 am
 :laugh2: You didnt!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 21, 2018, 11:49:53 am
:laugh2: You didnt!

Come to ZapCon and get one. You can have Jimís.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on February 25, 2018, 11:35:43 pm
Two months away, morherscratchers!! I been working on some top secret projects!!!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180226/9a21b6a808e1c34fb49f88cf29eb57b5.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180226/b844229e1325756c3019ab0254481c10.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180226/25e25ac69472f1dd86a49e5790a92975.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 26, 2018, 08:38:07 am
So I don't start earning vacation days till I get my 90 days, which isn't till like May. However, I'm supposed to get 5 sick days on April 1st (that's when everyone gets them) so I just need to make sure its ok with the bigwigs to take a couple days off prior to my 90 without jeopardizing my jerb.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on February 26, 2018, 10:51:25 am
Son, anytime you take a new job, you always tell them you have a vacation scheduled that you can't cancel.  Nobody cares if you mention it up front.



Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on February 26, 2018, 02:45:51 pm
It was mentioned in passing, but it if was a deal breaker I wasn't gonna go to ZC,  big pay bump is way more important.
I wont know for sure till end of March.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on March 07, 2018, 09:54:43 pm
I found out Delusional wasn't coming via a Facebook thread.  No Laythe, no NotThatJeniffer.

Sad Slippy.  :(

Okay, that's just unconscionable.  I cannot abide making Slippy sad.

Everybody hates a tirekicker, so, sorry for the revision here.

I'll be there after all.  NotThatJennifer, as well.

Two outta three ain't bad?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 12:28:14 am
I found out Delusional wasn't coming via a Facebook thread.  No Laythe, no NotThatJeniffer.

Sad Slippy.  :(

Okay, that's just unconscionable.  I cannot abide making Slippy sad.

Everybody hates a tirekicker, so, sorry for the revision here.

I'll be there after all.  NotThatJennifer, as well.

Two outta three ain't bad?

Wait, wait wait, are you guys really coming?!?!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 08, 2018, 12:56:30 am
Well, now it's a party!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on March 08, 2018, 01:23:13 am
I found out Delusional wasn't coming via a Facebook thread.  No Laythe, no NotThatJeniffer.

Sad Slippy.  :(

Okay, that's just unconscionable.  I cannot abide making Slippy sad.

Everybody hates a tirekicker, so, sorry for the revision here.

I'll be there after all.  NotThatJennifer, as well.

Two outta three ain't bad?

Wait, wait wait, are you guys really coming?!?!

I certainly hope so, or these plane tickets were a rip off...   :D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on March 08, 2018, 06:03:22 am
Nice!!!!  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 08:15:15 am
Holy ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I gotta up my game now!!!

Physical badges are back on!!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 08, 2018, 08:20:57 am
I didn't know physical badges were off the table at one point. Badges are the only reason I am going.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 09:13:33 am
I didn't know physical badges were off the table at one point. Badges are the only reason I am going.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180308/80cbb5e5d476e496ee3b9471f23f7b70.jpg)

OK, time to fess up. Weíve been dealing with a major health crisis in my family for almost 6 months now, and to be honest, I just havenít had time to do anything. If you notice, there hasnít been a T-shirt thread or anything like that. Iím just not really feeling it. Iím super excited to meet some of you guys for the first time, but I just havenít been up for everything else that comes with the show.

But to hear that Laythe and NotThatJennifer are coming? She lives for badge collecting. Thatís jacked my enthusiasm levels up like 100 fold. Honestly, Iíve been in a funk and I could definitely use some excitement, so this definitely kicks things into gear.

Stay tuned!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 08, 2018, 09:23:31 am
I am sorry to here that Yots.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 09:26:52 am
I am sorry to here that Yots.

No, itís all good. Iím excited to meet some of you guys that I havenít met for the first time! I sent you a PM by the way.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on March 08, 2018, 10:03:58 am
Yeah, man, sorry to hear that as well.  You seemed down lately.    :-\

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 08, 2018, 10:15:16 am
A PBJ sandwich at Zapcon would probably perk him up a bit.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: wp34 on March 08, 2018, 10:24:52 am
Sorry to hear that Yots.  I hope whatever your family is dealing with gets better quickly.   :cheers:
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 08, 2018, 12:32:28 pm
Thanks guys. My dad had a massive stroke on September 15, and weíve been dealing with the aftermath of that. Sometimes when Iíve been posting, Iím sitting at the hospital just keeping him company.

The camaraderie around here is why I stay and itís really helped me honestly through some of the tough times the past six months. The local collectors group here in Phoenixís been good to me too.

Anyway, looking forward to running with all you guys!! Jim, buy your ---smurfing--- ticket, I got your pass and MikeA will let you spoon. Youíre set!

Lifeís too short to kick tires.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: wp34 on March 08, 2018, 03:04:42 pm
That stinks.  I went through something similar with my dad about 8 years ago.  Hang in there.  Hopefully ZapCon will give you a little respite.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2018, 09:24:00 am
ĎBout a month away!

Been working on quite a few projects that should make their way out on the game floor. One is for a friend, the rest are all mine!

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180326/f28f7155d60b13018c33c16a3018cb72.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180326/927990192a05605dd77e292e058c7867.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180326/c6cce6199c02b3839e141c451d436f7a.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on March 26, 2018, 09:25:47 am
Wow, a Crazy Kong?!  Nice!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2018, 09:34:48 am
Wow, a Crazy Kong?!  Nice!

Donít know if you ever saw it, it belonged to JulesWallet. Iím going Full Yot on it.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 26, 2018, 10:10:53 am
deets on that TnF cab?  What was is it? What is it? Whats it gonna be?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 26, 2018, 10:17:44 am
Details.

Quote
Been working on quite a few projects that should make their way out on the game floor. One is for a friend, the rest are all mine!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2018, 03:43:58 pm
Later, bros. Later. But itís definitely been fun!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on March 26, 2018, 06:11:09 pm
I'm not getting notified when this thread is updated.....lame.

Anyway...wow...look at all the holes in that control panel.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2018, 06:20:55 pm
I'm not getting notified when this thread is updated.....lame.

Anyway...wow...look at all the holes in that control panel.
Crazy, right? Thatís a universal panel - most of those holes are supposed to be there!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 26, 2018, 06:38:29 pm
yeah 4 sets of that diamond pattern you see to the left, 2 giant joystick holes and the quad hole for the start buttons....if memory serves.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 26, 2018, 08:18:23 pm
yeah 4 sets of that diamond pattern you see to the left, 2 giant joystick holes and the quad hole for the start buttons....if memory serves.

It was a converted MK, so extra holes, of course
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 26, 2018, 09:24:15 pm
Yeah are you going to weld those up or what?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 27, 2018, 12:23:18 am
Yeah are you going to weld those up or what?

I 3D printed those button hole plugs...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 27, 2018, 01:16:42 am
I'm curious to see how well those hold up.  I've never really messed with the hole plugs... been pretty lucky about getting undamaged CPs. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aramada on March 28, 2018, 07:44:37 pm
::puts on some conga line music::

I am coming to ZapCON
There are gonna be badGES
I am gonna earn THEM
All those beautiful badGES
Even if I have TO
shank a ---smurfette--- to get a top score on a game I suck at because Yots made it a requirement for one of THEM

::congas off to pack::

~NotThatJennifer
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 28, 2018, 07:51:19 pm
You can only earn badges after beating the malenko level of Zapcon the game.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 28, 2018, 07:52:32 pm
You can only post in here if you're going to Zapcon... :P
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 28, 2018, 07:53:43 pm
Nice try to get hc out of the thread
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 28, 2018, 08:01:30 pm
 :duckhunt
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 28, 2018, 09:11:17 pm
I will post the badge list by Friday. By special request, one of them will involve Zaxxon!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on March 29, 2018, 07:32:33 am
Opps.... wrong thread?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 09:22:50 am
Opps.... wrong thread?

You coming? Weíd love to have you there!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on March 29, 2018, 09:48:20 am
You can only post in here if you're going to Zapcon... :P
And actually show up too...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 29, 2018, 09:56:25 am
Where were you during 3.0? ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on March 29, 2018, 10:01:35 am
Where were you during 3.0? ;)
I wish I had gone to that one. Wish I could go to this one too.  Bummed.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 29, 2018, 10:03:20 am
That's how last year was for me. 2017 was crazy.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 10:07:30 am
Where were you during 3.0? ;)
I wish I had gone to that one. Wish I could go to this one too.  Bummed.

Just get your ass on an airplane. Youíre still going to get married anyway, so donít worry about it.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on March 29, 2018, 11:14:57 am
By special request, one of them will involve Zaxxon!!!!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 03:57:22 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, I present... the 2018 Badge List!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 29, 2018, 04:18:29 pm
Need to have Elvira girl in the cosplay badge instead of jawn
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 04:28:25 pm
Need to have Elvira girl in the cosplay badge instead of jawn

Why donít you talk to my hand about it?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 29, 2018, 04:30:46 pm
I'LL JUST MAKE MY OWN BADGES!

BADGE 1) DONT BE NAMED PAUL!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 29, 2018, 04:35:37 pm
Do we get a sash to put all of our badges on?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 04:37:58 pm
Do we get a sash to put all of our badges on?

Iím going to make everyone from here who goes a special ďbadge holderĒ to put the stickers on.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 04:39:22 pm
BTW, this year, there will be ďhidden badgesĒ as well. Bwhahahahahahaaha!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 29, 2018, 04:58:55 pm
I will bring my latex gloves.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on March 29, 2018, 05:27:17 pm
Where's the "get a selfie with Malenko" badge?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on March 29, 2018, 05:29:29 pm
I expect a Spooooon badge.  Wait, are we not doing that this year?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 05:32:56 pm
Donít nerd up my badges, bro. :)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 05:33:25 pm
Where's the "get a selfie with Malenko" badge?

Itís next to that tire PBJ is kicking
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on March 29, 2018, 05:42:17 pm
Love the badges and some bring back some funny memories.  :cheers:

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on March 29, 2018, 09:09:03 pm
Where's the "get a selfie with Malenko" badge?

Itís next to that tire PBJ is kicking
I never got my tire kicker badge from last year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 29, 2018, 09:18:59 pm
Where's the "get a selfie with Malenko" badge?

Itís next to that tire PBJ is kicking
I never got my tire kicker badge from last year.

Come pick it up.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on March 30, 2018, 09:50:12 am
Unfortunately, I'm out.  There were things that I had hoped would be resolved by now that are not.  Good news later this year hopefully.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 30, 2018, 10:06:01 am
Unfortunately, I'm out.  There were things that I had hoped would be resolved by now that are not.  Good news later this year hopefully.

 :cheers:

Thatís a pretty elaborate way of saying the wife said no.

Crossing fingers for good news for the end of the year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on March 30, 2018, 11:51:11 am
Unfortunately, I'm out.  There were things that I had hoped would be resolved by now that are not.  Good news later this year hopefully.

 :cheers:

That'll kill any chance of "Malenko and PBJ make fun of everyone live at Zapcon" from ever happening. I'm a possible to go, but it'll be me solo if I do. No Mrs.Malenko around for you guys to ask her how she puts up with me. This will definitely be my last Zapcon unless I live significantly closer to AZ, hit the lottery, or get a super mega baller ---fudgesicle--- jerb.

A few puzzle pieces need worked out, like Sleeping on Haruman's couch and getting the days off work, but I got the money side sorted for the most part.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on March 30, 2018, 11:54:42 am
Sorry to hear you won't be making it PBJ.

I have a hotel room onsite. I don't mind a roommate.

Quote
A few puzzle pieces need worked out, like Sleeping on Haruman's couch and getting the days off work, but I got the money side sorted for the most part.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on March 30, 2018, 01:39:19 pm
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on March 30, 2018, 02:25:39 pm
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)
Bummer.  :(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on March 30, 2018, 07:43:27 pm
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)
Bummer.  :(

Yeah, real bummer.  :lol :gobama :droid :woot
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 30, 2018, 08:02:51 pm
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)

Next year, my friend. Next year!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on March 31, 2018, 12:03:52 am
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)

Next year, my friend. Next year!

This is the last year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on March 31, 2018, 12:29:11 pm
Believe it or not I was still trying to make it work but there's just no way this year....too much stuff going on.  I'll get there before I croak hopefully.  ;)

Next year, my friend. Next year!

This is the last year.

The last year for the hootananny, but that doesnít mean the show wonít go on...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 01, 2018, 08:27:22 pm
19 Days until the festivities start!!!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on April 01, 2018, 11:34:51 pm
Sucks about no pbj... pretty sure this is my last rodeo as well unless I get a killer job, win the lottery, or get on with an apprenticeship sooner rather than later.

We gon make it Legen..... wait for it................... dary!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 02, 2018, 12:23:28 am
I explained to my wife that a final hootenanny should not be missed like I had to last year, so I'm going to jump over the tire-kicker box and move right to In.

(and no, I didn't submit my Zapcon badge as Not That Jim. I can't fill those shoes, even if they're Not shoes.)

I promise no fishnets this time.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 02, 2018, 01:31:52 am
I explained to my wife that a final hootenanny should not be missed like I had to last year, so I'm going to jump over the tire-kicker box and move right to In.

(and no, I didn't submit my Zapcon badge as Not That Jim. I can't fill those shoes, even if they're Not shoes.)

I promise no fishnets this time.

Now itís a party!!! Glad youíre coming, Jim!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 09, 2018, 02:11:40 am
I explained to my wife that a final hootenanny should not be missed like I had to last year, so I'm going to jump over the tire-kicker box and move right to In.

(and no, I didn't submit my Zapcon badge as Not That Jim. I can't fill those shoes, even if they're Not shoes.)

I promise no fishnets this time.

Now itís a party!!! Glad youíre coming, Jim!
Jim, you need to bring me back some swag!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 09, 2018, 03:14:39 am
Jim, you need to bring me back some swag!
I'll trick or treat for you! Anyone's got anything that fits in my carry-on, it'll get to DeL with free shipping :)
(and maybe even in one piece)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on April 09, 2018, 08:18:53 am
Im sorry Im not going to make it this year, but next year I have a lot better chance, cause I am officially retired from my factory job now.
(Yots please remind me of this post when you start to plan next years)

You guys have a great time and please torture the rest of us with plenty of pictures.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2018, 12:14:29 am
Roll Call Time!!!

Whoís down for Friday night hijinx??? Post here!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 10, 2018, 01:37:58 am
Whoís down for Friday night hijinx??? Post here!
I'll be there!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 10, 2018, 03:15:55 am
Count me in.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on April 10, 2018, 09:22:09 am
You know I'm down
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on April 10, 2018, 10:23:35 am
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2018, 10:31:48 am
(https://media1.tenor.com/images/81c346c15de4eb728f53e56d84a19b85/tenor.gif?itemid=9861658)

I wouldnít expect anything less from the Bro of Bros...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on April 10, 2018, 10:35:49 am
from the Bro of Bros...

 :laugh2:  I see what you did there...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 10, 2018, 11:25:41 am
No go on Friday for me.  Scheduled to work.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2018, 01:08:20 pm
No go on Friday for me.  Scheduled to work.

Cast a spell on your boss
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on April 10, 2018, 01:18:58 pm
I'll be there, although I might try to break off before starfighters closes so my bro can see what is there.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 10, 2018, 01:37:38 pm
No go on Friday for me.  Scheduled to work.

Just quit. There will be other jobs. ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 10, 2018, 01:42:14 pm
Count this local in! FYI The Pie Lady is a confirmed vendor!


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 10, 2018, 02:13:16 pm
Roll Call Time!!!

Whoís down for Friday night hijinx??? Post here!

You know I'm in. :)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 10, 2018, 03:09:20 pm
Nah, I love my job.  Was hard to get and would be difficult to replace.  :p
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2018, 05:34:02 pm
I'll be there, although I might try to break off before starfighters closes so my bro can see what is there.

Maybe Iíll go with you! :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on April 10, 2018, 05:46:44 pm
I'll be there, although I might try to break off before starfighters closes so my bro can see what is there.

Maybe Iíll go with you! :cheers:

Sounds good!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: drventure on April 10, 2018, 06:13:50 pm
I'd love to make that trek but my ears are still ringing from TPF a few weeks back  :)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 10, 2018, 07:00:34 pm
I'd love to make that trek but my ears are still ringing from TPF a few weeks back  :)

Aw man, youíre the other Texan weíd love to have.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: leapinlew on April 10, 2018, 07:35:06 pm
I'm totally in.

Actually... I'm several states away. Have a good time. I'll go next year.  ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 11, 2018, 12:49:11 am
I'm totally in.

Actually... I'm several states away. Have a good time. I'll go next year.  ;)

Weíd love to have you there, Lew, just so you can cuss us out face to face. :cheers:

See you next year!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 11, 2018, 02:36:51 pm
Wait, there's a next year?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 11, 2018, 03:19:04 pm
ZapCon will happen, Yots simply said he won't be organizing a BYOAC get together.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 11, 2018, 03:42:01 pm
Ah, gotcha.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 11, 2018, 05:59:14 pm
Ah, gotcha.

I will post the plans for the weekend tonight. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: melvinbates on April 12, 2018, 12:27:41 am
I'll be there Friday night.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 12, 2018, 01:48:50 pm
-- ZapCon BYOAC Meetup News --

OK, so we're about a week away!

In discussions with locals, friends, and organizers, we've set a loose schedule of events for the weekend.

Friday
Friday, at 5:00 PM, we're going to meet at the Oak Room, which is just north of the venue. I've reserved space for 25 people, as locals as well as our out-of-town guests can get together for food, beer, and song. It's close to the venue so we won't need to caravan over. Plus, the food is really good and the service is as well.

https://www.mesaoakroom.com/ (https://www.mesaoakroom.com/)

Around 7, some of us are going to caravan over to StarFighters Arcade in Mesa. Many of you have been there, some have not, so we decided to make a quick trip that way. Anyone is welcome.

We plan to return to the Convention Center around 9 PM to then participate in ZapCon Contributor Night. Toxicwes has graciously allowed us to bring BYOAC out-of-town guests in that night. It's normally not open to the public, but he recognizes the great cost and commitment many of you have undertaken to come to the show  (some of you multiple times), so they're going to allow you in. You MUST have the BYOAC Token to get in. What is that? More later.


Saturday
Group Photo at 2 PM. Informal dinner at Backyard Taco sometime that night. Ask around for deets.

Sunday
Sod off. Go home.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 12, 2018, 01:53:28 pm
Oh,  also, THE Richie Nucklez is going to be running around with our crew at ZapCon. Take photos, say hi!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: vwalbridge on April 12, 2018, 01:54:20 pm
Thanks for organizing all of this Yots!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 12, 2018, 02:01:43 pm
No problem, wish I could have done more, but the stuff with my dad really was a curveball to life. Itíll be nice to see all my friends at the show and get chance to meet some new ones.

HaRuMaN, donít forget the paddle, we have a few newbies to initiate.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 12, 2018, 02:04:28 pm
A paddle? Does that mean I should bring my leather zipper mask?

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 12, 2018, 02:29:05 pm
No problem, wish I could have done more, but the stuff with my dad really was a curveball to life. Itíll be nice to see all my friends at the show and get chance to meet some new ones.

HaRuMaN, donít forget the paddle, we have a few newbies to initiate.

Quite
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 12, 2018, 02:30:29 pm
A paddle? Does that mean I should bring my leather zipper mask?

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Yot donít judge.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 13, 2018, 12:17:57 am
Thanks for making the plans. I'm looking forward to it. Oak Room looks like it has a nice menu to pick from.
Newbies - The paddle is your friend!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 13, 2018, 09:23:54 am
I wanted something a bit more classy for this last hurrah.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 13, 2018, 07:21:40 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 13, 2018, 07:23:08 pm
Nah, that can't be a real tweet from Trump, he didn't try to blame anyone.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 13, 2018, 07:24:53 pm
Keep Zapcon classy!


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 13, 2018, 07:39:07 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 13, 2018, 07:40:41 pm
Buahahahaha!  That's awesome.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 13, 2018, 09:08:51 pm
Fake Tweet.  It's coherent and doesn't have the same child-like adjective repeated twice. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 13, 2018, 10:24:55 pm
Jeez, H_C, you must be a hoot at parties.  :lol
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 13, 2018, 11:04:18 pm
So I tell a JOKE and because you don't agree with it I'm suddenly no fun... I think you've got it backwards there chief. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 13, 2018, 11:06:48 pm
No harshing my chuffy thread!!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 13, 2018, 11:58:16 pm
Oh that was a joke?  Weak attempt there, bud.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 14, 2018, 03:03:03 am
I am here to chuff this thread.

SOON
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 14, 2018, 02:45:47 pm
Oh that was a joke?  Weak attempt there, bud.

You thought that I was seriously refuting that it wasn't a Donald Trump tweet?  I question your sanity.  Then again you were offended by it and therefore probably a Trump supporter so there you go. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 14, 2018, 03:09:07 pm
OK, yíall are my friends, but everybody ---smurfing--- shut up. This is just about ZapCon. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. Put your ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- away and focus on the fun.

Today is the last repair event before the show. I have two monitors in tow and Iím on the way to get them fixed. Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on April 14, 2018, 03:25:30 pm
OK, yíall are my friends, but everybody ---smurfing--- shut up. This is just about ZapCon. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. Put your ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- away and focus on the fun.

Today is the last repair event before the show. I have two monitors in tow and Iím on the way to get them fixed. Fingers crossed!
  **Jennifer sends a box of luck.... You got them games done right?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 14, 2018, 03:32:37 pm
OK, yíall are my friends, but everybody ---smurfing--- shut up. This is just about ZapCon. ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---. Put your ---Deutsche Frankfurters--- away and focus on the fun.

Today is the last repair event before the show. I have two monitors in tow and Iím on the way to get them fixed. Fingers crossed!
  **Jennifer sends a box of luck.... You got them games done right?

Just about

Just need one more final coat on this cabinet

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The original monitor for it is getting a Kit today, so I threw in this G07 I fixed that the last one

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on April 14, 2018, 03:40:37 pm
Awesome man.... From here it looks top shelf,... :applaud:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 14, 2018, 06:30:48 pm
Very nice Yots.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 14, 2018, 08:56:27 pm
Thanks. Monitor works was successful today. I hope to get everything finished tomorrow and coast into the show!

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 14, 2018, 10:18:57 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 15, 2018, 10:46:28 am
Just so you know, I have saw dust In places I shouldnít have sawdust, thanks Yots!!


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2018, 12:38:04 pm
Just so you know, I have saw dust In places I shouldnít have sawdust, thanks Yots!!


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Heh. Did you get the G07 working?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 15, 2018, 02:06:57 pm
Oh Snap!  Yie Ar Kung Fu?!?!
One of my favs as a kid.

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2018, 02:59:02 pm
Oh Snap!  Yie Ar Kung Fu?!?!
One of my favs as a kid.

DeL

Still not too late to get your ass on airplane....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 15, 2018, 03:00:39 pm
That G07 has Missile Command burn on it. Took it out and put in one of the monitors I fixed yesterday. Much better. Iíll put the G07 into my Missile Command, and use itís current monitor as a spare...

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Title: Re: The Official 2017 ZapCon 5 Thread
Post by: Mike A on April 15, 2018, 10:16:37 pm
Can't wait till I get on the flight to Arizona on Thursday. This was my lovely view driving home from the MGC today.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/85b127eba8799ddf87399bfb73882282.jpg)
Could someone please move this to the Zapcon 6 thread. I posted using Tapatalk and didn't pay attention to the fact that this is the wrong Zapcon thread.

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Erzak on April 15, 2018, 10:23:40 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 15, 2018, 11:22:15 pm
Just so you know, I have saw dust In places I shouldnít have sawdust, thanks Yots!!


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Heh. Did you get the G07 working?
Nope


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 15, 2018, 11:22:45 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric

You can pay at the door


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: PL1 on April 15, 2018, 11:59:38 pm
Could someone please move this to the Zapcon 6 thread. I posted using Tapatalk and didn't pay attention to the fact that this is the wrong Zapcon thread.
Moved.


Scott
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 16, 2018, 08:13:20 am
So unless the airfare magically drops in the next day or 2 I'm a hard no. Finally got the days off approved despite the company policy of no vacation days prior to your 90 days. Looked up plane tix and they are 5 bills+ :(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 16, 2018, 09:23:12 am
My offer still stands for the free room. Be warned, I snore.

I have some money I didn't spend at the MGC last weekend. Would 100 dollars toward airfare help?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 16, 2018, 09:29:09 am
Would 100 dollars toward airfare help?

I'm genetically opposed to accepting help/free money/charity =(

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 16, 2018, 09:34:42 am
I am just paying forward to this community. It is not charity. Yots said this is the last time he is planning a BYOAC get together. The more the merrier.

If you don't want to accept my offer, I will not press the issue any further. I respect your position.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Erzak on April 16, 2018, 12:37:33 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric

You can pay at the door

Thanks.  Any idea if the price is higher if paying at the door?  And is there a list of what vendors will be there?  Saw the list of games, can't wait!


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 16, 2018, 01:27:12 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric

You can pay at the door

Thanks.  Any idea if the price is higher if paying at the door?  And is there a list of what vendors will be there?  Saw the list of games, can't wait!


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You gonna come out Friday night and run with the rest of us???
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Vigo on April 16, 2018, 01:56:11 pm
So unless the airfare magically drops in the next day or 2 I'm a hard no. Finally got the days off approved despite the company policy of no vacation days prior to your 90 days. Looked up plane tix and they are 5 bills+ :(

Sorry to hear that. I was holding on to hope you would make it this year. I'll just have to find an excuse to take a work trip near you.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 16, 2018, 02:26:35 pm
So unless the airfare magically drops in the next day or 2 I'm a hard no. Finally got the days off approved despite the company policy of no vacation days prior to your 90 days. Looked up plane tix and they are 5 bills+ :(

 :banghead:

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Erzak on April 16, 2018, 02:42:45 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric

You can pay at the door

Thanks.  Any idea if the price is higher if paying at the door?  And is there a list of what vendors will be there?  Saw the list of games, can't wait!


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You gonna come out Friday night and run with the rest of us???

Sadly, no.  Have the same time-commitment with my daughter Friday evening.  For some reason I thought it'd be a good idea to volunteer to head up concessions for her middle school play.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 16, 2018, 03:48:56 pm
Does anyone know if you can pay at the door, or do you have to pre-register?  I have a prior commitment with my daughter for most of Sat and Sun afternoons, so not sure what day/time I can get to ZapCon, but definitely going to get there.  The website didn't have any info on that.
Thanks,
Eric

You can pay at the door

Thanks.  Any idea if the price is higher if paying at the door?  And is there a list of what vendors will be there?  Saw the list of games, can't wait!


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You gonna come out Friday night and run with the rest of us???

Sadly, no.  Have the same time-commitment with my daughter Friday evening.  For some reason I thought it'd be a good idea to volunteer to head up concessions for her middle school play.

Been there, done that brother. See you this weekend!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 16, 2018, 07:03:39 pm
For those with significant others attending Zapcon.
https://www.changinghands.com/event/april2018/christopher-moore-noir



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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 17, 2018, 08:57:12 pm
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 17, 2018, 09:13:54 pm
Can't wait.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180418/ef3cdada0a96138aa2a153c1c401a48e.jpg)

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 17, 2018, 10:33:00 pm
Can't wait.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180418/ef3cdada0a96138aa2a153c1c401a48e.jpg)

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Mike, when are you flying in again?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 12:48:48 am
Pictured here, the magic keys that will get you into Contributor Night....

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on April 18, 2018, 01:11:45 am
OK, I'm in. See you Friday.
TacoTownCharlie.


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Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 10:46:07 am
TacoTownCharlie weighed in. ĎTis truly ZapCon season!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 10:50:33 am
Gettiní close to the wire...

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 18, 2018, 11:12:26 am
I don't think I have played that game in a decent cab since I was a kid. That is looking really good.

I just played it at the MGC and the cab was in terrible shape. My local arcade has it. It is also in an abomination of a cab.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 18, 2018, 01:17:07 pm
Dang and that looks to be original artwork as well.  I thought nearly all of those were butchered to be converted to Street Fight II cabs back in the day. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 03:10:45 pm
Thatís cool you guys think it looks original. That some generic kung fu artwork I got from Joymonkeyís website. I just photoshopped in the Yie Ar stickers.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 18, 2018, 03:36:26 pm
It'd look better with an LCD playing Galaga.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 04:11:32 pm
It'd look better with an LCD playing Galaga.

https://youtu.be/6drBxqgSngE
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 04:13:52 pm
Secret Badge #1 - Revealed!!!1!
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180418/5de04a649e8455f7e3924794e3885687.jpg)

ďThe HoffĒ - shoot a video of yourself recreating Michael Knightís smooth moves on Zaxxon in the above clip

More Secret Badges to come!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 18, 2018, 04:18:08 pm
you don't have to actually play that crummy game do ya? You can just cracker shuffle in front of it, right?

Never got to see the gingerballs badge from last year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 18, 2018, 04:36:11 pm
Thatís cool you guys think it looks original. That some generic kung fu artwork I got from Joymonkeyís website. I just photoshopped in the Yie Ar stickers.

Well that's embarrassing on my part.  I've gotta be honest though, the only YAKF cabs I've seen out in the wild were mutilated beyond belief. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 05:09:35 pm
you don't have to actually play that crummy game do ya? You can just cracker shuffle in front of it, right?

Never got to see the gingerballs badge from last year.

Just picture a bunch of Mexicans with bleedy scratched palms from the lockbar...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 18, 2018, 05:10:29 pm
Thatís cool you guys think it looks original. That some generic kung fu artwork I got from Joymonkeyís website. I just photoshopped in the Yie Ar stickers.

Well that's embarrassing on my part.  I've gotta be honest though, the only YAKF cabs I've seen out in the wild were mutilated beyond belief.

I think it was pretty much a kit. I havenít really been able to find any dedicated artwork for it, other than the marquee and control panel overlay.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Howard_Casto on April 18, 2018, 08:16:28 pm
That's interesting... It was released in a period where I wasn't really in the arcades..... I started going regularly in the 90's during the fighting craze. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 08:44:58 am
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 09:10:25 am
That is a beautiful machine, but where does the fish tank go?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 09:23:35 am
That is a beautiful machine, but where does the fish tank go?

My daughters room, where it belongs, away from the BIDEO GAMEZ!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 09:29:54 am
Are the RGB LED buttons on order? Those plain buttons are just place fillers I assume.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 09:43:19 am
RGB/LED buttons can...

https://youtu.be/6drBxqgSngE
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 19, 2018, 09:48:34 am
Well those plain buttons are not going to match up with the LED T molding you are obviously going to install.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 09:51:59 am
Eff LED t-molding
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 19, 2018, 12:57:47 pm
Looks great! And I'm all for equal representation, but you'll have to do something about that P2 hole  ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 09:29:10 pm
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/8a59ea304d01da73931b152666b63910.jpg)

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/b792cc06380ca1f958144b885e2e0062.jpg)

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on April 19, 2018, 10:35:54 pm
Getting Excited! So what's the dress for the restaurant? Jeans or nice jeans? T-Shirt or Not-so-T-Shirt?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 19, 2018, 10:40:11 pm
Itís a gastropub, so wear your daughterís skinny jeans.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 19, 2018, 11:28:06 pm
Or your best hipster attire. In Howardís case, thatís a fedora...  ::)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 20, 2018, 02:19:52 am
Ooh, those shots from the floor stir up my enthusiasm.   :o

Going to be too late for the restaurant, looking at 7:45pm or so on Friday to hit the hotel - but I'll text message Yots once there to see where to meet up afterward.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 20, 2018, 10:27:25 am
Ooh, those shots from the floor stir up my enthusiasm.   :o

Going to be too late for the restaurant, looking at 7:45pm or so on Friday to hit the hotel - but I'll text message Yots once there to see where to meet up afterward.


Weíll be back to the center from SF around 9, so get settled and checked in and then text me then.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 20, 2018, 11:29:30 am
Ooh, those shots from the floor stir up my enthusiasm.   :o

Going to be too late for the restaurant, looking at 7:45pm or so on Friday to hit the hotel - but I'll text message Yots once there to see where to meet up afterward.


Weíll be back to the center from SF around 9, so get settled and checked in and then text me then.

Roger that, will do.

SOON
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 20, 2018, 12:44:22 pm
I made it out to Arizona last night. Yots picked me up from the airport and introduced me to a bunch of locals. So far I have been treated like family. I am humbled and impressed.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: thomas_surles on April 20, 2018, 01:20:41 pm
My pilot left his wallet at home so he had to turn the plane around and fly back to atlanta. Now im stuck at the terminal until next year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 20, 2018, 03:01:03 pm
My pilot left his wallet at home so he had to turn the plane around and fly back to atlanta. Now im stuck at the terminal until next year.

Go kick that Michelin some more.....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: harveybirdman on April 20, 2018, 03:01:44 pm
First mission in Arizona completed, vandalize a teacher's car
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 20, 2018, 04:08:13 pm
Wish I could have been there :(
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 20, 2018, 05:41:24 pm
I'm just counting the minutes before I head to the airport.  Really looking forward to hanging out with you guys and gettin' our gamin' on!

Wish I could have been there :(
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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 20, 2018, 07:03:56 pm
First mission in Arizona completed, vandalize a teacher's car

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: HaRuMaN on April 20, 2018, 07:23:26 pm
I saw tacotown charlie and gamefixer already....   :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 20, 2018, 11:55:41 pm
Hijinx started. I was ASS, my buddy was DIK

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 20, 2018, 11:59:07 pm
From the dinner

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 21, 2018, 01:07:19 am
First (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/3484b7207c8d28d5ba5cf3629c9c2179.jpg)


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aceldamor on April 21, 2018, 12:01:25 pm
First TTC sighting
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 12:06:53 pm
Sweet! Thatís in the wild!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 21, 2018, 12:24:47 pm
Zaxxon told me he is allergic to latex. Oh the things I will do for a badge.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/6c66389c5eb86990530e6fd2ddac7b80.jpg)

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 12:31:44 pm
TacoTownCharlie and Fuxxon badges earned! DIUBA!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on April 21, 2018, 12:35:08 pm
Wow some great pics!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 21, 2018, 12:51:42 pm
Easy one(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/b660b1392807b2433c61c3c5b889d1b3.jpg)

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 21, 2018, 01:29:25 pm
Zaxxon told me he is allergic to latex. Oh the things I will do for a badge.

Polyurethane versions may be one of manís worst inventions.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 21, 2018, 02:44:48 pm
Cosplaya!!!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/8231e70ebe1fd6924973238130d691e5.jpg)


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 04:24:03 pm
Badge me up, motherscratchers.

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 21, 2018, 05:20:33 pm
You didn't enter BYO for the initials.

Disqualified.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 05:38:12 pm
I AM THE LAW, MOTHERSCRATCHER!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 21, 2018, 05:50:01 pm
When our leaders are corrupt with power, we are truly lost. I weep for our future.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 21, 2018, 06:49:26 pm
Pie Time


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 21, 2018, 07:39:22 pm
PBJ award!(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180421/8414af6ce69943f689ed9a2d19c061f5.jpg)


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on April 21, 2018, 08:02:57 pm
Meanwhile, 100 miles south in Tucson, TacoTownCharlie Jr. adds another feather in his cap. We'll be there tomorrow for the Killer Queen tournament and TacoTownCharlie badges for everyone.


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 08:38:43 pm
I wondered where you were at, man??!!
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 10:18:10 pm
Laythe is KILLING Hard Driving. Wish Steve was here to see it!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 21, 2018, 10:42:12 pm
check the van down by the river.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 21, 2018, 10:47:19 pm
check the van down by the river.
Behave, you.

Just played a full game of Cyberball vs. Opt2Not. Good times!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 22, 2018, 12:56:56 am
Hehe, thanks Yots!

Hard Drivin, 251,510 - it's not Twin Galaxies material, but I'll give anybody from BYOAC $20 if you top it tomorrow.   :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aramada on April 22, 2018, 02:55:50 am
Badges! First 5

1. My #1 score on Asteroids...which, an hour later, had been totally destroyed, but whatEVA, badged!

2. Lovely cosplayer!

3. & 4. Shot at Haruman's booth, with bonus Haruman!   Also, a few seconds after taking that shot, I sweetly looked up at Haruman and asked him if he took payment in Bitcoin.  With JulesWallet as my witness, the answer was a resounding No!

5. PBJ badge!

~Aramada 

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aramada on April 22, 2018, 03:04:35 am
Badges!  Next 4!

6. I challenged Laythe to Virtual Fighter.  In the time honoured tradition of professional fighting, Laythe accepted a substantial bribe to take a dive.  I am the victor!  (HEY, it didn't say it had to be a legit win, just a win!  Badge me!)

7. Jawhn selfie!

8.  Me diligently playing Moustache Boy.  It's super difficult!  Or easy!  Really, it is whatever you want it to be.

9.  Zaxxon, you are not even worthy of my gaze.  Talk to the hand and ---fudgesicle--- right off.

~Aramada   
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aramada on April 22, 2018, 03:08:46 am
Badges! Next 1

10.  Can't upload it here, so I uploaded it to Youtube.  I give you my interpretation of the Zaxxon Hoff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be)

~Aramada   
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 11:47:25 am
Stickers in DA HOUSE today!!!

Make sure you post your evidence here to get yours!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 12:35:08 pm
Badges! Next 1

10.  Can't upload it here, so I uploaded it to Youtube.  I give you my interpretation of the Zaxxon Hoff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be)

~Aramada
Better than the original!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Malenko on April 22, 2018, 12:55:26 pm
Badges! Next 1

10.  Can't upload it here, so I uploaded it to Youtube.  I give you my interpretation of the Zaxxon Hoff.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrqJQn38pgo&feature=youtu.be)

~Aramada

You ever beat the Malenko level of Zapcon the game?

Im there in spirit I guess.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 01:20:05 pm
Hawt chick badge - if youíre into that...

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 22, 2018, 01:33:37 pm
Glad to see everyone is having a blast!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 01:35:16 pm
Glad to see everyone is having a blast!

DeL

Wish you were here - wish all you BYOACers were here!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 22, 2018, 01:48:42 pm
Glad to see everyone is having a blast!

DeL

Wish you were here - wish all you BYOACers were here!
Did you grab my stuff from Rachel and Wes?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 22, 2018, 02:09:51 pm
From the dinner

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Nice to see the crew!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Aramada on April 22, 2018, 02:42:14 pm
You ever beat the Malenko level of Zapcon the game?

 :badmood: :badmood: :badmood: :badmood: :badmood: :badmood:

~Aramada   
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 04:29:18 pm
Snack time!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 22, 2018, 05:26:46 pm
Either velociraptor hair is a thing now or that woman is making the rounds at all these shows.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 05:27:45 pm
Just said bye to MikeA. Super cool dude, an honorary Vulcan Bro and always welcome to hang with the Arizona Arcade Family.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 05:28:51 pm
Moon pie time!!! And a photobomb!

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 05:34:56 pm
Either velociraptor hair is a thing now or that woman is making the rounds at all these shows.

Apparently she got hired by Marco to be a pin spokesperson/celeb.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 05:36:06 pm
Glad to see everyone is having a blast!

DeL

Wish you were here - wish all you BYOACers were here!
Did you grab my stuff from Rachel and Wes?

Ainít nobody got time for that!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 22, 2018, 05:37:17 pm
El foto de groupo...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/476e0f53bb59ff927c8163f1e2277d31.jpg)

Left to right, standing: Gozer (Vigo's Brother), Vigo, Laythe, nexusmtz, Mike A, VJWalbridge, HaRuMaN, Harveybirdman, Nephasth, Opt2Not, Yotsuya

Kneeling: NotThatJennifer, Aceldamor


Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 22, 2018, 05:49:05 pm
Sorry I didn't hunt down everyone here to say goodbye. I am freakin' exhausted. You guys were awesome. Yotsuya's local crew rolled out the red carpet. The BYOAC guys and girls are a good group. Thanks to everyone. Especially Yots for organizing a great meet up. I hope to see all of you bitches next year.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 23, 2018, 12:37:22 am
Mark my words I will be there next year.

Did you guys run into my buddy Richie Knuckez?  Didnít see any pics. He was there with his daughter Faithie.

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:04:53 am
Every year, somebody ends up helping us do this. This year, our buddy nexusmtz had the late night game moving detail. Jim is the best!

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Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:05:48 am
Mark my words I will be there next year.

Did you guys run into my buddy Richie Knuckez?  Didnít see any pics. He was there with his daughter Faithie.

DeL

Oh hell yeah! Richie is the best. More than anything, he is such a good dad.

To piggyback on that, DeL, the thing that was nice about having Richie there was there is no pressure for him to be the host. He got to just kinda hang out and enjoy being with our crew. He didnít have to be on, so he and Faithie could just enjoy themselves.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 23, 2018, 01:41:00 am
Just touched down in Milwaukee. Heading to work. Back to reality.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 02:30:12 am
Just touched down in Milwaukee. Heading to work. Back to reality.

Damn, I just finished eating dinner with Arcadenut and Jim. Glad you could make it out, it was a pleasure to meet you! You are always welcome!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 23, 2018, 07:27:43 am
- if youíre into that...

Like you wouldn't believe...
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 23, 2018, 09:14:36 am
Ya. I just spoke with Richie and plan to swing by his new arcade this summer to check it out.

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 23, 2018, 09:33:18 am
El foto de groupo...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/476e0f53bb59ff927c8163f1e2277d31.jpg)
I know 9 out of 13 peeps in this pic (not bad) but who are the new faces?  Would love to associate names with peeps!

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 23, 2018, 09:57:32 am
Grey hair guy in the middle is me.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 23, 2018, 10:26:49 am
Apparently she got hired by Marco to be a pin spokesperson/celeb.

Yeah, he's got a bit of a history of doing that.  I met Cleopatra goth girl like 12 years ago.  She seemed indifferent to guarding his merchandise.



Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 23, 2018, 11:39:21 am
El foto de groupo...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41609711152_e6765199ba_c.jpg)

FTFY
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: JulesWallet on April 23, 2018, 11:39:33 am
Thank you to all of the out of town Attendees!! You guys and and gals are what makes Zapcon a good time!!!!


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on April 23, 2018, 01:19:24 pm
El foto de groupo...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180422/476e0f53bb59ff927c8163f1e2277d31.jpg)

Im glad you guys had a great time. I will try again next year, promise.

Can someone tag each person with their BYOAC nickname so I know who I am looking at?
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:19:43 pm
El foto de groupo...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41609711152_e6765199ba_c.jpg)

FTFY

Who let that homeless guy wander into the picture. I know that they hang around the center, but I thought we shooíd  them all away.

Motherscratcher, this BYOAC event been going on for four years, and youíve kicked the tire so much itís now square shaped....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:33:05 pm
Can someone tag each person with their BYOAC nickname so I know who I am looking at?

I went back and modified the original post.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:34:12 pm
Glad to see everyone is having a blast!

DeL

Wish you were here - wish all you BYOACers were here!
Did you grab my stuff from Rachel and Wes?

Wes just texted me that he's going to mail it to you.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on April 23, 2018, 01:38:34 pm
Can someone tag each person with their BYOAC nickname so I know who I am looking at?

I went back and modified the original post.

Thanks Yots, for some reason I pictured you guys a lot younger LOL. Maybe I aint so old after all.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:41:07 pm
My two favorite bits of swag from the weekendÖ

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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:42:08 pm
Thanks Yots, for some reason I pictured you guys a lot younger LOL. Maybe I aint so old after all.

Weíre all DaOld Men, my friend!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 01:50:53 pm
Iím going to post my yearly recap/thoughts a little bit later, but honestly, my favorite part of the whole week and was watching Laythe absolutely ---smurfing--- destroy Hard Driviní. In my heart of hearts, I truly wished Steve could have been there so he could have enjoyed the fun.

It blew me away. Iíve play that game since I was a kid, and Iíve always had a soft spot for it, but Iíve never seen anybody just absolutely shred the driving track perfectly the way he did. At one point, he had all top 10 high scores on the game. And the game won fan favorite at the show, so you know he wasnít the only one playing it.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 23, 2018, 03:33:33 pm
What a great weekend. I spent all Saturday at the event, playing games for almost 12 hours!
Got to play a bunch of cabinets Iíve always wanted to try on original hardware, and a ton of pins as well.

I spent a lot of time participating in the various tourneyís that were on: Cyberball, Random Fighters, Killer Queen, and Street Fighter 3rd Strike. But I did finally manage to put a million on Robotron, but that was after ArcadeFixer threw a 998,999,000 score on it.  :-\
So I managed to throw high scores on all the gyruss cabs, including the cocktail, as well as a few other games. Yots said he kept seeing my initials in the high score lists all over Zapcon. That was my primary goal tbh. :D
Would have liked to try out the Hard Driving, but every time I came back to the cab Lathe was on it having another great run, so I left that one alone.

Meeting the byoac guys was delightful! All you guys are awesome, and there were times our discussions felt like a byoac thread post. Jokes and ribbings and talking about games, it was like our online personas carried through to in-person.  It was very comfortable.

Iím really looking forward to next year, Iím going to try to go again for sure!
It was an incredible time, and I was really impressed with how big arcades are in AZ. Seems like the best place to be to be into this hobby.

Thanks goes out to yots for being the host with the most, and organizing the get togethers. I had such an amazing time!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 03:44:13 pm
What a great weekend. I spent all Saturday at the event, playing games for almost 12 hours!
Got to play a bunch of cabinets Iíve always wanted to try on original hardware, and a ton of pins as well.

I spent a lot of time participating in the various tourneyís that were on: Cyberball, Random Fighters, Killer Queen, and Street Fighter 3rd Strike. But I did finally manage to put a million on Robotron, but that was after ArcadeFixer threw a 998,999,000 score on it.  :-\
So I managed to throw high scores on all the gyruss cabs, including the cocktail, as well as a few other games. Yots said he kept seeing my initials in the high score lists all over Zapcon. That was my primary goal tbh. :D
Would have liked to try out the Hard Driving, but every time I came back to the cab Lathe was on it having another great run, so I left that one alone.

Meeting the byoac guys was delightful! All you guys are awesome, and there were times our discussions felt like a byoac thread post. Jokes and ribbings and talking about games, it was like our online personas carried through to in-person.  It was very comfortable.

Iím really looking forward to next year, Iím going to try to go again for sure!
It was an incredible time, and I was really impressed with how big arcades are in AZ. Seems like the best place to be to be into this hobby.

Thanks goes out to yots for being the host with the most, and organizing the get togethers. I had such an amazing time!

It was a pleasure to finally meet you, brother! If you come next year, I want to stay in the pac house for sure. The place was awesome.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 23, 2018, 03:44:37 pm
There was one regret I had from the weekend. I was going to ask Opt to teach me not to suck at Robotron. I was too busy meeting new people and playing games. I don't get to talk video games in person with people who really know their stuff. This was a real treat.
Title: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 03:48:12 pm
There was one regret I had from the weekend. I was going to ask Opt to teach me not to suck at Robotron. I was too busy meeting new people and playing games. I don't get to talk video games in person with people who really know their stuff. This was a real treat.

Yeah, Opt was a beast at Robotron and Gyruss. I was amazed at how easy it seemed to be for him. Super good guy.

Iím glad the weather cooperated as well. Itís 95į today.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 23, 2018, 03:53:13 pm
El foto de groupo...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41609711152_e6765199ba_c.jpg)

Left to right, standing: Gozer (Vigo's Brother), Vigo, Laythe, nexusmtz, jdbailey1206, Mike A, VJWalbridge, HaRuMaN, Harveybirdman, Nephasth, Opt2Not, Yotsuya

Kneeling: NotThatJennifer, Aceldamor

Again....
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 04:00:33 pm
El foto de groupo...

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/924/41609711152_e6765199ba_c.jpg)

Left to right, standing: Gozer (Vigo's Brother), Vigo, Laythe, nexusmtz, jdbailey1206, Mike A, VJWalbridge, HaRuMaN, Harveybirdman, Nephasth, Opt2Not, Yotsuya

Kneeling: NotThatJennifer, Aceldamor

Again....

Dude, it wasnít funny the first time. Sorry to break your heart. Get your ---smurfing--- ass here for real and then you can be part of the cool kids.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 23, 2018, 04:05:18 pm
Iím going to post my yearly recap/thoughts a little bit later, but honestly, my favorite part of the whole week and was watching Laythe absolutely ---smurfing--- destroy Hard Driviní. In my heart of hearts, I truly wished Steve could have been there so he could have enjoyed the fun.

It blew me away. Iíve play that game since I was a kid, and Iíve always had a soft spot for it, but Iíve never seen anybody just absolutely shred the driving track perfectly the way he did. At one point, he had all top 10 high scores on the game. And the game won fan favorite at the show, so you know he wasnít the only one playing it.

I also had a blast with my new favorite Mexican jdbailey.  I can't believe I forgot to tag him in the group pic.  I mean you think I would remember him because he bought a round for all the BYOACers at the bar when I 'forgot my wallet'. 

Hey.  No prob Yots.  I know you had a lot on your plate setting this all up. 
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 23, 2018, 04:21:32 pm
I was also bummed that I didn't get a chance to get driving lessons from Laythe.


Also guys, Zaxxon texted me and it has joystick herpes. He recommends we all get tested.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 05:51:53 pm
One major accomplishment for me at ZapCon... I got my first pin...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/ab216b44fb0a138eb1a54ffa7f8b7bff.jpg)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on April 23, 2018, 10:04:25 pm
That thing looks as if it was hidden somewhere for quite some time, the shooter lane isn't all worn out, and sooooo cute....Welcome to the club! ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DaOld Man on April 23, 2018, 10:17:32 pm
One major accomplishment for me at ZapCon... I got my first pin...

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180423/ab216b44fb0a138eb1a54ffa7f8b7bff.jpg)

Sweet!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 23, 2018, 10:47:04 pm
That thing looks as if it was hidden somewhere for quite some time, the shooter lane isn't all worn out, and sooooo cute....Welcome to the club! ;D

Thanks, yeah, it's in excellent shape and came from a really good home. I'd like to use it to learn more about pin maintenance.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on April 23, 2018, 11:56:27 pm
Definitely the most amount of games I've ever played at any show. Great times! MikeA, it was nice to meet you! :cheers:
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2018, 03:47:02 am
It was good to meet you too.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 24, 2018, 10:51:07 am
One major accomplishment for me at ZapCon... I got my first pin...

I've played Eros (same playfield), and it's actually quite fun.  RGP used to have a hate boner for those cocktail pins, but I wouldn't mind owning one.


Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on April 24, 2018, 01:02:04 pm
For those who are kicking the tires for Zapcon 2019 (I'm def going), you can experience what's it's like to BE THERE with this 360 video that my buddy Tim from This Old Arcade posted of Zapcon 2018.  Click and drag to look around.  You'll see some peeps from here you will recognize too.

If this won't make you want to go then nothing will!

Zapcon 2018 in Mesa Convention Center 360 view (https://youtu.be/9wNi6zz2PfQ)
(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367157;image) (https://youtu.be/9wNi6zz2PfQ)

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2018, 01:44:20 pm
 That is a cool video. I tried taking pictures to give my friends an idea of what the show was like. This is much better.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 24, 2018, 01:45:16 pm
One major accomplishment for me at ZapCon... I got my first pin...

I've played Eros (same playfield), and it's actually quite fun.  RGP used to have a hate boner for those cocktail pins, but I wouldn't mind owning one.

I get it. Most modern collectors probably donít like the theme either, but my great-uncle was a Southern Arizona cowboy who would come up to stay with my grandmother on the weekends, and he would watch Hee-Haw on Saturdays, so I know who Roy Clark is.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on April 24, 2018, 01:49:51 pm
I'd laugh about the theme being out of date but pinball companies now are releasing stale stuff like Iron Maiden and AC/DC so it's not like we're keeping current anyway.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on April 24, 2018, 02:00:47 pm
It was good to meet you too.
Yeah Mike, it was awesome to hang out with you and play that Fire Escape game together. Had a blast with that thing, and thanks to Neph for introducing it to us!  Too bad we didn't get to talk about your art ;)

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jennifer on April 24, 2018, 02:11:20 pm
AC/DC stale?  OMG that's like a 5k hard rockin machine, you may want to check your mailbox for some hate mail, :duckhunt.... While themed/dated machines become seemingly irrelevant with age it is probably safe to say they wont be making any more of those.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 24, 2018, 02:15:46 pm
This is Fire Escape.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367158;image)

Anyone who played Fire Escape knows this was quite an accomplishment.

(http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=149895.0;attach=367160;image)

That game is hard.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on April 24, 2018, 02:32:46 pm
That game is badass.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 24, 2018, 02:34:01 pm
You got to the second level? Bastard!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: TacoTownCharlie on April 24, 2018, 04:31:13 pm
I can't believe I missed that one. It looks fun. I guess too much Bright Knight pinball. I hope it is there next year.
TTC


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Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: jdbailey1206 on April 24, 2018, 06:07:49 pm
I want a 360 degree walkthrough of Casa de Yots.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on April 24, 2018, 06:20:42 pm
I can't believe I missed that one. It looks fun. I guess too much Bright Knight pinball. I hope it is there next year.
TTC


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Glad you were able to run with us Friday and Sunday.

ZapCon 2019 - The Year of TacoTownCharlieís Trans Am
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Laythe on April 27, 2018, 11:48:39 pm
Wow, nice one Mike A.  I wasn't able to get above Arsonist, and it wasn't for lack of trying.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on April 28, 2018, 08:23:20 am
It was luck. The ball jumped out of the second or third tier and ended up in the 3000 point slot. Because it jumped out early on, I got a good time multiplier. Eventually I could get the ball all the way to the bottom regularly, but I never got a better score. Lesson learned. It is better to be lucky than good. ;D
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Slippyblade on April 28, 2018, 11:53:48 am
I loved Fire Escape.  Never got above Arsonist, even though I got into the bird nest at one point.
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: DeLuSioNal29 on May 01, 2018, 09:07:41 pm
Got my Zapcon package from Wes.

Next year Iíll grab these in person.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180502/b5230464651e0b00b72800e7bc3c14fc.jpg)

DeL
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Mike A on May 01, 2018, 09:08:57 pm
Poser. ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on May 01, 2018, 09:14:24 pm
Man, I'm sad I didn't buy a T-shirt the first day. I made the noobie mistake of waiting till the last day, finding out they sold out of my size.  Next year the first thing I'm doing is buying the gawdamn shirt!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on May 01, 2018, 10:05:52 pm
Man, I'm sad I didn't buy a T-shirt the first day. I made the noobie mistake of waiting till the last day, finding out they sold out of my size.  Next year the first thing I'm doing is buying the gawdamn shirt!

Always the first thing you do!!!
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: pbj on May 02, 2018, 12:04:22 am
Well, when youíre at an arcade show, and youíre an unlikely size like adult small.... grab them when you find them, bro.

Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: yotsuya on May 02, 2018, 12:19:35 am
Got my Zapcon package from Wes.

Next year Iíll grab these in person.

DeL

Sure you will. ;)
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: opt2not on May 02, 2018, 12:44:15 am
Well, when youíre at an arcade show, and youíre an unlikely size like adult small.... grab them when you find them, bro.
Medium thank you very much (actually, closer to large now that Iím developing a dad bod).
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: Nephasth on May 02, 2018, 10:30:19 am
Well, when you’re at an arcade show, and you’re an unlikely size like adult small.... grab them when you find them, bro.
Medium thank you very much (actually, closer to large now that I’m developing a dad bod).

That's called extra medium.

I did the same thing my first year. Luckily, they printed more ZC3 shirts and sold them at ZC4. I preordered my ZC4 and ZC6 shirts...
Title: Re: ZapCon '18 Roll Call
Post by: nexusmtz on May 02, 2018, 07:02:29 pm
Medium thank you very much (actually, closer to large now that Iím developing a dad bod).
Too bad, sounds like the the spare black XL I ended up with would swim on you then. But if you finished the moon pies, perhaps there's hope.