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Select all weekends that you will be able to attend KeyCon in Philadelphia, PA

May 5-7
15 (8.7%)
May 12-14
13 (7.6%)
May 19-21
15 (8.7%)
May 26-28
13 (7.6%)
June 2-4
19 (11%)
June 9-11
25 (14.5%)
June 16-18
23 (13.4%)
June 23-25
27 (15.7%)
June 30-2
22 (12.8%)

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Offline alienman82

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #250 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 15:54:47 »
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

Alienman graciously donating commemorative salt for the con  :p

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #251 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:31:40 »
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

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Two rooms that each hold 60 people seems excessive, but whatever, better to have too much than not enough.
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #252 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:35:38 »
I think that is 60 people if they are all sitting and focusing on an instructor. Far cry from 60 people up and milling about the room. ;)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #253 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 12:44:15 »
I've spoken with a dyesubber who will be graciously making caps for the con. If anyone would like to contribute a design, please post it up. We can maybe have a poll at some point for what to pick if there's no obvious winner. Otherwise I'll come up with something :P

Shoot for 600 DPI (300 minimum) and 1200x1200 (at least 600x600). No marks off for going over those specifications. Additionally, he recommended no thin white areas between two colours. Lessss goooo
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #254 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 13:19:55 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #255 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 12:14:56 »
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?
                                                   
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #256 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:15:17 »
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?

Weekends are selected and the event space is reserved. Unless something drastic were to happen, I would say yes.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #257 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:27:32 »
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.
                                                   
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #258 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:33:24 »
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.

Fwiw it's not terribly far away or anything but it is in the opposite direction of philly from villanova if that's of any concern to you. I'd love to hear if you find any good deals though.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #259 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 21:30:13 »
If you've never been to the King of Prussia Mall, it's pretty fun. Lots of places to shop and eat, and it's pretty freaking huge. So if anyone wants to stay out in that direction there's still fun to be had. If you've never driven a Tesla you can schedule a test drive. It's a pretty good time, but make sure to bring someone who's actually thinking about the prospect so you're not just a freeloader (although, since they don't claim to be a dealership they don't really mind freeloaders either).

If you go into center city to have fun, then my suggestion for giving yourself the least headache would be to get into center city before 3PM and stay in center city past 8PM at least to avoid traffic on the 76. After 10PM the drive should be pretty enjoyable. If you don't mind walking you can park on a residential street North of Spring Garden for free, but don't go too far north . . . I usually park somewhere ~7th and Spring Garden. It's a hike to all the fun stuff, but it's free parking, ha. But I'm a local, so if you're on vacation you might just want to have fun and pay for parking.

If you want to geek out over electronics there's a Micro Center at 550 Lancaster Ave in St Davids, PA, which is 4 minutes away from the university. They stock crazy laptops with 18" curved screens and full size mechanical keyboards. They have an HTC Vive demo set up, 3D printers and other fun stuff you won't see at a Best Buy.

If you want other local recommendations feel free to AMA. I've had my fair share of cheesesteaks and will give you my take on what's best in Philly.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #260 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 22:57:06 »
Former west philly resident over here too. More than happy to give suggestions (though mine might be a few years out of date haha)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #261 on: Wed, 15 March 2017, 12:21:29 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Please come, doom!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #262 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 12:07:17 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:16:23 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

only that many or so til my birthday :S

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #264 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 18:09:56 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #265 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 18:59:04 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #266 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:07:19 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #267 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:24:57 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #268 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:25:56 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Partyvan incoming

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #269 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:37:14 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Partyvan incoming

I'll definitely be driving so that makes three then!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #270 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:48:04 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Now I'm intrigued.  How about a 15 passenger van?
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