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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2024, 02:37:59 pm »
Happy to see I'm already on the list. It's time for my semi-annual BYOAC visit!

Tire kickers need to just Nike it. My very good friend Larry just passed away in December, he was ex military and in great shape and the same age as me - 53. Heart attack at home. There's always the chance that there is no "next year", folks...    :-\

Ready for Bobby's luau. Ready for moving heavy games. Ready for drinking. Ready for Yot's amazing BadgeBadge fun. Ready for drinking. Ready for shenanigans. Ready for our stumbling-distance AirBnB Bobby found for an amazing price, only 0.4miles / 8 minute walk away. Ready for drinking. Ready for Level 1's newest location that's CRAZY close to the venue, and finally checking out their recently opened basement secret speakeasy. Excited about this, you have to enter from the alley side of the building that looks nothing like an entrance... READY FOR EVERYTHING

Also, MikeA, getcher ass out here.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2024, 11:14:28 am »
Oh, damn. I somehow killed this poor thread.    ???

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2024, 11:45:47 am »
Oh, damn. I somehow killed this poor thread.    ???
Naw, that was a great speech.


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2024, 05:42:28 pm »
Found out that THE JROK (yes, that Jrok) will be at ZapCon this year, and I think he's donating one of the Willams and Mystar boards as prizes as well. He's a really cool guy. Come on out and meet him!
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2024, 05:44:25 pm »
Thanks for the update, Yotsuya.

I think the odds are good for me to be at Zapcon 2024.

Any update? If yes, I'll find you a Hard Drivin'!!!
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2024, 02:43:44 am »
My plan was a bit more subdued really, aiming to try for some laulau, lomi salmon, and chicken long rice.
 :cheers:
That was going to be tricky as it was I think.
Although I bet digging an imu in the backyard could work as long as we could find enough rocks!

We'll need to up the ante on rum if we hope for help from jawhn though.
 :D



I'm trying to sort out being able to pull off a legit lu'au dinner over there for ZapCon 9.
Have to figure out where we could do it and how many would want to attend.
Could be fun.

I will dig a pit in the backyard and work with PBJ to circumvent the Bacardi import blockade. We will have the finest rum as we roast the tastiest pig that I will now purchase and raise to maturity.  ZapCon deserves nothing less.
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what kind of rum?
lite, golden, dark, dark spiced?
i prefer dark & spiced.
But golden isn't bad for sippin' either.
lite though, just buy it if i'm mixing.
I might know of someone who can get some ready by then.  ;)
TSA says 5 liters in checked luggage max.
wtf is a liter?

wonder how i'd transport it?
mini keg?

Now that my kids are old enough i've started taking RV trips to kentucky with friends for the bourbon trail in october and should recover $$$ wise by March
could def. see myself heading to AZ for Zapcon.

Plus i have family around Phoenix i haven't seen in yrs.

Holy crap, has it been THAT long since I really read this thread?!
I prefer dark rum and I think Jawhn prefers...
rum.
Getting stoked for this journey!
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2024, 11:11:25 am »
Hmmmm... Reply is not quoting your comment for some reason.

>Holy crap, has it been THAT long since I really read this thread?!
>I prefer dark rum and I think Jawhn prefers...
>rum.
>Getting stoked for this journey!

It's been so long that these folks aren't even aware of my newfound sobriety.

On weekdays, anyway. Since May 18 of last year, I've had less than 20 drinks total. (Not counting the ones I had in Hawaii, that's vacation booze and doesn't count. I'm not vegan.)

However, have no fear, the booze will be in my bloodstream that weekend. Gotta uphold tradition and all.

Spiced rum is my favorite, Kilo Kai is the top notch, Captain is my go-to, Kraken is also a favorite, Caliber is my cheap choice, and Bacardi isn't even worth lighting on fire. I don't know how anyone can drink that keroseney garbage...

I'm excited as well, but am beginning to sweat as it draws closer. Imma try and get 28 of my games there this year...

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #47 on: February 03, 2024, 11:26:54 am »
Bumping because Zapcon knows if you've been naughty or nice.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #48 on: February 03, 2024, 07:45:01 pm »
 :cheers:

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2024, 01:06:05 pm »
Monday bump. Have we started a tally yet of all BYOAC attendees?

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2024, 01:19:19 pm »
Seeing as I have been both naughty AND nice does that mean I still get to go?!
I recall Gilrock mentioning that his workplace considers this particular forum "video gaming" and has thus put it on the no-no list so he doesn't chime in but he said he is coming.

Notable absences would be... Mike A and Arroyo?!

Who else should we be pestering?

And you appear to have missed this one Jawhn-

OK, its that time! Lists are being made, hijinx are being planned - who's in? Let me know your status, and I will update it, or add you to the list if you're not on there.

YES
Yotsuya
JulesWallet
Aceldamor
Toxicwes
Jawhn
Arcadenut
HaRuMaN
BYOAC First Ballot Hall-of-Famer TacoTownCharlie
DeLuSioNal29 +
bobbyb13 & Lil' Bobby +
Harveybirdman and fam +

PROBABLY, JUST WAITING ACTUAL CONFIRMATION
Melvinbates
Laythe +
Bperkins01 +
Nexusmtz +
Rablack97 (my man!) *+
Gamepimp *+
Vigo and Gozer +

ONE DAY, MAN, ONE DAY... I KEEP HOPING
Leapinglew
HowardCasto
DaOldMan
PL1
Xiaou2

TIREKICKING
Ark-ader +
BYOAC Soul Brother #2 SFII Arcade1Up

WTF EVER HAPPENED TO
RetroGreg
Jdbailey1206
Slippyblade
Gilrock
Titchgamer

NOPE
Malenkno +
Mike A +
BYOAC Soul Brother #1 Neph +
PBJ +
Arroyo +

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2024, 01:36:08 pm »

Notable absences would be... Mike A and Arroyo?!

Who else should we be pestering?


Yeah, they told me they’re not coming. They got other places to be.


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2024, 12:44:01 pm »
Maybes:

Melvinbates
Laythe +
Bperkins01 +
Nexusmtz +
Rablack97 (my man!) *+
Gamepimp *+
Vigo and Gozer +

Any updates from these fine folk? Only about a month away, better get to plannin if you don't want to experience the ol' FOMO.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2024, 09:10:28 pm »
Thanks for the update, Yotsuya.

I think the odds are good for me to be at Zapcon 2024.

Any update? If yes, I'll find you a Hard Drivin'!!!

Update:

I'm in.   8)

Any word on the actual passes or the hotel room block?  We're getting close and I haven't seen those come up yet.  I would like to put my money where my mouth is.   :)

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #54 on: February 08, 2024, 09:33:32 pm »
Thanks for the update, Yotsuya.

I think the odds are good for me to be at Zapcon 2024.

Any update? If yes, I'll find you a Hard Drivin'!!!

Update:

I'm in.   8)

Any word on the actual passes or the hotel room block?  We're getting close and I haven't seen those come up yet.  I would like to put my money where my mouth is.   :)
OH HELL YEAH!!!! This makes my show!!!

There won’t be any blocks. The hotel is notoriously stingy with them to begin with, but since ZC is taking place during Spring Training, they’re not offering anything.

The Azure Hotel is nearby and at last check was $60 a night cheaper, if that helps.

RE: passes, is it for you and NTJ?


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2024, 03:19:20 am »
OH HELL YEAH!!!! This makes my show!!!

There won’t be any blocks. The hotel is notoriously stingy with them to begin with, but since ZC is taking place during Spring Training, they’re not offering anything.

The Azure Hotel is nearby and at last check was $60 a night cheaper, if that helps.

RE: passes, is it for you and NTJ?

Good to know.  No prob on the hotel allocations, glad to know I should quit waiting.

Re: passes - yes sir!

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2024, 04:06:13 pm »
I plan on going to George's Wildberries and T.C Eggingtons for brunch. 

Not to mention I gots to get me some Republica Empanadas and of course some Cheba Hut...

My favorite thing to do at Zapcon is eat.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2024, 04:46:05 pm »
I plan on going to George's Wildberries and T.C Eggingtons for brunch. 

Not to mention I gots to get me some Republica Empanadas and of course some Cheba Hut...

My favorite thing to do at Zapcon is eat.
Good to hear, got confirmation there’s gonna be some food trucks again this year too


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #58 on: February 09, 2024, 08:12:02 pm »
Only thing that poor soul has in Oklahoma is Braum’s, admittedly damned good, and Cattleman’s, also admittedly damned good.  Other than that, it’s fried bull testicles at a Toby Keith restaurant.  Show him something besides canned green beans and mashed taters and his mind will be blown.

Wish I could make it but it’s out of the cards this year.


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2024, 02:57:50 am »
I’m also not sure why this keeps happening, but Zapcon bros keep showing up on my doorstep.



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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2024, 03:42:32 pm »
Worth the trip! Thanks again PBJ!  :cheers:
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #61 on: February 17, 2024, 02:30:07 pm »
Room rate is gonna suck, they’re gouging the spring training visitors. Best bet is to get find a close AirBNB or something like that.

Oh god.  Been there, done that.  Anyone within 100 yards of that place got contact drunk.

Someone brings Vodka, I'm gonna drink it.  :cheers:

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2024, 10:57:17 am »
Room rate is gonna suck, they’re gouging the spring training visitors. Best bet is to get find a close AirBNB or something like that.

Oh god.  Been there, done that.  Anyone within 100 yards of that place got contact drunk.

Someone brings Vodka, I'm gonna drink it.  :cheers:
TacoTownCharlie is probably going to have to drink himself to near death to make up for all the out-of-towners lost booze sales.


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2024, 12:39:26 pm »
Dan Ond is coming?  Nice.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2024, 04:09:52 pm »
Dan Ond is coming?  Nice.
Not that I’m aware of!!


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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2024, 09:20:07 pm »
Dan Ond is coming?  Nice.
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Umm, no not this time, harveybirdman, I was just mentioning fun times had by all at the Airbnb - BBQ and Booze night at a previous Zapcon.  I remember the next morning ... TacoTownCharlie carefully guiding me to a Taco and Dr Pepper hangover treatment. Jeebers I was totally MUNTED that night!   :laugh2:
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2024, 09:47:36 pm »
Literally ran out of all mixers in the house and it was straight McCormick vodka out of the freezer.  And Elvis karaoke.  Some dude started talking about selling monkeys.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #67 on: February 20, 2024, 01:57:17 am »
Geez, I'm sorry I missed that one.
I can say that there should be whiskey made from Hawaiian honey and a fair amoint of rum at this coming one!
And nice to see you up for air Ond.
Sad to hear you won't be attending #9
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #68 on: February 23, 2024, 08:38:44 pm »
That Arzach pin looks badass!
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 11:51:59 am »
Umm, no not this time, harveybirdman,

Dammit. I have some interesting vodkas I was prepared to bring.

Bobby landed a sweeeeeeeet AirBnB right next to the convention center, an 8 minute walk. But the people that run it claim that they have surveillance cameras and will call the 5-0 if they see more than 4 people there / any partying.

Soooooo... Unless someone with a room at the $$$Marriott$$$ wants to host, we're stuck drinking at The Diamond bar or Jawhn's CarBar.  :cheers:    It'll be interesting to see how cold booze can stay in the back end of my xB inside an ice filled cooler... At least the weather will be a lot more hospitable than previous Zapcon dates.

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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 09:30:15 pm »
Got my volunteer schedule. I will streaking through zapcon in a red shirt. I missed socializing last time due to other people's behaviors. So I am flying solo so to speak.
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Re: ZapCon 9 - March 2024
« Reply #71 on: Today at 01:26:58 am »
When I went to Zapcon, I went up to that upper balcony level.  Some random woman stopped me and I said, “nah, Steve said it was okay” and she backed off.  I’ve met a lot of 55 year olds named Steve.  Apparently she has, too.

Which one of you is Steve?

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