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Title: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 12 January 2015, 11:05:20
I am trying to finalize a venue, but its hard to do that without a count.

May 16th will be the date - and the con will be open all day.

Skokie Double Tree Hotel
9599 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois, 60077-1314, USA
TEL: +1-847-679-7000

Lunch Option in Hotel - http://doubletree3.hilton.com/resources/media/dt/CHICCDT/en_US/pdf/skokie_lunch.pdf (http://doubletree3.hilton.com/resources/media/dt/CHICCDT/en_US/pdf/skokie_lunch.pdf)

Hours 10:00AM - 6:00PM


Schedule

10:00 -11:00 - Setup - Claim a table if you have stuff - help others if you don't - get projector/livestream set up / meet and greet
11:00 -12:00 - Socialize check out other peoples stuff
12:00 -1:00 - Lunch - The hotel has a very decent steakhouse restaurant that would be the easiest option.  If people want to go out or order in food great. 
1:00 -3:00 - Presentations - Not sure exactly how long these will go.
3:00 -6:00 - Socialize - breakout discussions presentations - buy/sell goods etc.

I realize a lot of you expressed interest in the planning thread, but please Reply to this thread if you intent to join.   

OFFICIAL LIST OF ATTENDEES
1- i3oilermaker
2- CPTBadAss
3- eth0s
4- Joey Quinn
5- Meiosis
6- prdlm2009
7- HoffmanMyster - DONATED
8- Melvang
9- Alexiss
10 - Geniekid
11 - Dante
12 - evolveS
13 - obra
14 - kaia
15 - jdcarpe - DONATED
16 - ImpendingxDoom - DONATED
17 - hashbaz - DONATED
18 - evangs
19 - Binge
20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep
24 - daschwas
25 - vibex
26 - hwood34
27 - RavenII
28 - Synjin
29 - dimamantra
30 - nathaniel_h
31 - bluehairedpete
32 - lekashman
33 - ramuklanuk
34 - HaaTa
35 - Booper +1
36 - At_You
37 - apathy3cs

Maybe List
1 - dustinhxc
2 - tjcaustin
3 - nuclearsandwich
4 - sygaldry
5 - exitfire401
6 - fendant
7 - hwood34
8 - jevvix
9 - osman99
10 - booper
11 - drewba
12 - Pr0ximity
13 - shrapneL
14 - The_Beast
15 - SamirD
16. sorijealut
17. mattyIce
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: sethk_ on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:11:09
What state will this be in?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:21:13
What state will this be in?

Chicago, IL - Sorry I will clarify OP
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:24:25
What state will this be in?

Hah, too many Keycons. I think there should only be ONE event titled Keycon per year. It could rotate between locations, but all others should simply be called meetups.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:30:07
What state will this be in?

Hah, too many Keycons. I think there should only be ONE event titled Keycon per year. It could rotate between locations, but all others should simply be called meetups.

I was advocating for this, since I created the first KeyCon as a yearly meetup.  When Keycon West happened we thought that maybe 2 a year might be good to allow for our West Coast clackers to get in on the fun....

As far as I see it KeyCon and KeyCon West are the only Real KeyCons, and the rest are Meetups, but I don't want to go raining on someone else's parade who whats to rally the keyboard troops.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:52:23
I'd agreed with the naming convention and I'm in for Chicago.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: eth0s on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:54:17
What state will this be in?

Hah, too many Keycons. I think there should only be ONE event titled Keycon per year. It could rotate between locations, but all others should simply be called meetups.

I was advocating for this, since I created the first KeyCon as a yearly meetup.  When Keycon West happened we thought that maybe 2 a year might be good to allow for our West Coast clackers to get in on the fun....

As far as I see it KeyCon and KeyCon West are the only Real KeyCons, and the rest are Meetups, but I don't want to go raining on someone else's parade who whats to rally the keyboard troops.


I want to go to the REAL KeyCon 2015 in Chicago, IL.  Put me down as an attendee. 

As for venue, anyplace in Chicago is okay with me, but can we have an event at iMav's house up the road in Wisconsin?  Maybe a Sunday brunch for the out-of-towners?  I'm ready for some of those famous homemade iMav pancakes.  yum-my.  oh yeah, since this is supposed to be a celebration, so can you ask iMav to pick up a few bottles of French Champers, 'cuz I likes to get a little toasted at brunch, nothing fancy, but at least get one bottle of Brut rose, and a blanc de noirs, would be nice.  Blanc de blancs or plain Brut, w/e.  But no demi-sec.  And no Cava, please.

I especially like this one for brunch:

(http://www.lacaveduterroir.com/images/Image/CHAMPAGNE_HEIDSIECK_MONOPOLE_ROSE_1391171490.JPG?session=4cfedf9cfd5806944adebf487ee915c1)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 12 January 2015, 14:58:06
Put me down. eth0s idea is a good one but if we want a closer place to do brunch my house is about 30min north of Chicago and will probably be open.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: eth0s on Mon, 12 January 2015, 15:03:29
Put me down. eth0s idea is a good one but if we want a closer place to do brunch my house is about 30min north of Chicago and will probably be open.

lol.  Well, it was kind of a joke.  But if you got the Champers, I'm there.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 12 January 2015, 15:07:31
I think there will likely be a lot of unofficial event's meals and activities, and if anyone wants to take the reigns on planning some of that by all means.

As far as I am concerned the Con will be one full day and either in the downtown, or near downtown area.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 12 January 2015, 15:11:29
My house could be used as a gathering place for the northerners.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: meiosis on Mon, 12 January 2015, 18:06:18
ooh I think I'll be able to make this one :)

Going to be in Chicago for school, I'll try to bring one of my rarer keyboards  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dustinhxc on Mon, 12 January 2015, 18:08:38
I'm trying to find a new job and a new car. We will see if I have the funds by then.  :-X
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Mon, 12 January 2015, 18:33:42
Maybe.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 12 January 2015, 18:38:13
I think there will likely be a lot of unofficial event's meals and activities, and if anyone wants to take the reigns on planning some of that by all means.

As far as I am concerned the Con will be one full day and either in the downtown, or near downtown area.

I'm going to try my hardest to hit up Galloping Ghosts Arcade.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 13 January 2015, 09:57:40
I'm in.  I'll bring a typewriter or two.  If I still have them.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:00:08
I will be attending KeyCon 2015.  I will be driving down from Eastern WI (GB area), so anyone on the way is welcome to share a ride if you'd like.  I will have ≥1 open spot.

My house could be used as a gathering place for the northerners.

I might take you up on this.  Only 30 minutes north?  My other option is Racine, which isn't much further, so if others need to stay with you for legitimate reasons I don't want to take those spots.

I'm going to try my hardest to hit up Galloping Ghosts Arcade.

 :thumb:   Ditto.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:02:54
I'll consult the boss (my wife) and report back.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:45:50
My house could be used as a gathering place for the northerners.

I might take you up on this.  Only 30 minutes north?  My other option is Racine, which isn't much further, so if others need to stay with you for legitimate reasons I don't want to take those spots.

Yeah I'm about 30min north, roughly 20mi depending on where in Chicago this happens. 1-2 people is about the max I could have over (if people need a place to crash) unless someone wants to sleep on a couch. If people want to carpool down there is plenty of parking by my house and enough room to gather. I'll figure out more details as this gets closer, anyone who expresses interest I'll add to a list then pm when the date approaches.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:46:41
Dibs on a spot Joey Quinn, if you don't mind :). I can couch if necessary.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nuclearsandwich on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:50:14
I've never been to Chicago. Put me down as maybe and I'll try to confirm I can travel then.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 12:50:14
My house could be used as a gathering place for the northerners.

I might take you up on this.  Only 30 minutes north?  My other option is Racine, which isn't much further, so if others need to stay with you for legitimate reasons I don't want to take those spots.

Yeah I'm about 30min north, roughly 20mi depending on where in Chicago this happens. 1-2 people is about the max I could have over (if people need a place to crash) unless someone wants to sleep on a couch. If people want to carpool down there is plenty of parking by my house and enough room to gather. I'll figure out more details as this gets closer, anyone who expresses interest I'll add to a list then pm when the date approaches.


Dibs on a spot Joey Quinn, if you don't mind :). I can couch if necessary.

Oh, I forgot that this might be multiple days.  I'd rather not drive all the way back to Racine every day, so depending on how the schedule plays out I might want somewhere closer to crash.  But again, my situation isn't as bad as some, so I don't mean to displace anyone.

I've never been to Chicago. Put me down as maybe and I'll try to confirm I can travel then.

(http://movieimage2.tripod.com/grail/grail11.jpg)

While finding that image, I happened upon this one:
 :))
(http://cdn.meme.am/instances/20108153.jpg)

 :-[  Good thing this is in IL, huh
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Sygaldry on Wed, 14 January 2015, 12:57:47
I mayyyyy be able to make this as I will most likely be about 20 miles southwest of Chicago on that day.  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 14 January 2015, 13:07:50
I'm gonna try my hardest to be there. Put me down as a maybe. I know I have a place to stay, just don't know how I'm going to get there yet.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Wed, 14 January 2015, 13:10:14
I understand the need / desire to put yourself down as a maybe.  The event is a ways out and there are always uncertainties in life.

It is going to be challenging to choose a venue if I have 10 yeses and 30 maybes.

If you did or are planning on signing up as maybe, please do your best to solidify that to a yes or a no ASAP.

Thanks!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 19:44:33
Lastpilot will be attending Keycon.  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 14 January 2015, 19:54:36
Lastpilot will be attending Keycon.  ;)

I second that.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 19:56:39
Lastpilot will be attending Keycon.  ;)

I second that.

It's not up for vote, I'm telling you he will be there.  :P

Seriously though, he will be there.   :-*

And I've requested that he allocate some time either before or after Keycon for arcades, food, and ice cream.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:00:57
I'll be able to solidify my attendance in March. I'm pretty much working full time this semester, so money shouldn't be the problem. Just need to make sure I'm not going to have a work conflict.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: FrostyToast on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:05:23
And I've requested that he allocate some time either before or after Keycon for arcades, food, and ice cream.

Man, I wish I lived near to Chicago.
Save some food, ice cream, and arcade for me and send it to my address!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:07:58
And I've requested that he allocate some time either before or after Keycon for arcades, food, and ice cream.

Man, I wish I lived near to Chicago.
Save some food, ice cream, and arcade for me and send it to my address!  :thumb:

You're not even that far!!  :P 


So no.  No saving for you.  You can come to Chicago and get it yourself.   >:D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:09:06
And I've requested that he allocate some time either before or after Keycon for arcades, food, and ice cream.

Man, I wish I lived near to Chicago.
Save some food, ice cream, and arcade for me and send it to my address!  :thumb:

You're not even that far!!  :P 


So no.  No saving for you.  You can come to Chicago and get it yourself.   >:D

I'm invited to partake in the festivities as well, right?  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: FrostyToast on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:11:06
And I've requested that he allocate some time either before or after Keycon for arcades, food, and ice cream.

Man, I wish I lived near to Chicago.
Save some food, ice cream, and arcade for me and send it to my address!  :thumb:

You're not even that far!!  :P 


So no.  No saving for you.  You can come to Chicago and get it yourself.   >:D

Hey I can't even drive. Nor do I have a passport....
(although I am taking a music trip to Chicago in a few months... no idea when but it would be stupid amazing if it was during KeyCon)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:13:27
Nor do I have a passport....

I am taking a music trip to Chicago in a few months

Do you see the problem here?  You will need a passport for this "music trip".  So there actually is no problem with going to Keycon.

As for the car thing...ask Halverson to pick you up on the way.  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: FrostyToast on Wed, 14 January 2015, 20:15:38
Nor do I have a passport....

I am taking a music trip to Chicago in a few months

Do you see the problem here?  You will need a passport for this "music trip".  So there actually is no problem with going to Keycon.

As for the car thing...ask Halverson to pick you up on the way.  :))

Yeah I am getting passport stuff sorted out.
And if I could pray to lord and savior, girlshark wizbro, please grace me with your glorious chariot! Or whatever the hell you're using to get there. Unless you're swimming. I'm not a shark so I can't do that.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Alexiss on Thu, 15 January 2015, 06:09:25
Melvang and I will be there for sure!   
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Sifo on Thu, 15 January 2015, 06:20:22
If Halverson wants to drive me again I'd consider showing up ^_^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 15 January 2015, 07:18:27
Melvang and I will be there for sure!

I am impressed she found this thread before I did.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Thu, 15 January 2015, 07:26:56
Melvang and I will be there for sure!

I am impressed she found this thread before I did.

Your slipping.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 15 January 2015, 08:04:16
Melvang and I will be there for sure!

I am impressed she found this thread before I did.

Your slipping.

She also gets up an hour before me, unless I am working, then I am up and out of the house inside 20 minutes so I don't have time to get on the computer before heading to work.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 15 January 2015, 21:27:52
I'm in!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: iMav on Sun, 18 January 2015, 01:51:32
Unfortunately, that is the only weekend I actually have booked for something else during that general time of year. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Sun, 18 January 2015, 13:53:20
unfortunately, given that we've lost our venue and have to replan around that, i think we really need to keep this weekend nailed down. the priority until then is going to be finding a venue. my feeling is that we should plan for appx the same turnout next year + 5-10 people more at max.

one advantage that we have is no need or the venue to be particularly scenic, and geographically we can go outside the city if we need to.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: billnye on Sun, 18 January 2015, 14:34:06
This is right before my AP exams :/

Can't wait to see all the pictures and videos from the event boys ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Sun, 18 January 2015, 14:36:48
unfortunately, given that we've lost our venue and have to replan around that, i think we really need to keep this weekend nailed down. the priority until then is going to be finding a venue. my feeling is that we should plan for appx the same turnout next year + 5-10 people more at max.

one advantage that we have is no need or the venue to be particularly scenic, and geographically we can go outside the city if we need to.

If we still need a venue or date flexibility, my cousin works at IIT at the campus in Chicago. I can see if they have something we can reserve.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Sun, 18 January 2015, 15:01:21
I'm in.  Speaking for myself ofcourse I am willing to attend another weekend if it means iMav can show.

If Galloping Ghosts is in the works let me know what you guys play so I can practice.  As I'm getting older my reflexes are not as good as they once were.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Sun, 18 January 2015, 22:11:40
unfortunately, given that we've lost our venue and have to replan around that, i think we really need to keep this weekend nailed down. the priority until then is going to be finding a venue. my feeling is that we should plan for appx the same turnout next year + 5-10 people more at max.

one advantage that we have is no need or the venue to be particularly scenic, and geographically we can go outside the city if we need to.

If we still need a venue or date flexibility, my cousin works at IIT at the campus in Chicago. I can see if they have something we can reserve.

Please do! and follow up with me via PM when you hear.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 19 January 2015, 10:25:14
Just remember there are plenty of meeting spaces in any metropolitan area that can be rented for a fee.  It's just nice to have one that is free with audio/visual.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evolveS on Mon, 19 January 2015, 10:41:44
I can probably make a weekend trip for this.

Count me in.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 19 January 2015, 11:23:35
I can probably make a weekend trip for this.

Count me in.

Yeah you can.  Bring Ivan in the boat.  ;)  Don't want to make him have to bike.  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 19 January 2015, 11:24:56
unfortunately, given that we've lost our venue and have to replan around that, i think we really need to keep this weekend nailed down. the priority until then is going to be finding a venue. my feeling is that we should plan for appx the same turnout next year + 5-10 people more at max.

one advantage that we have is no need or the venue to be particularly scenic, and geographically we can go outside the city if we need to.

If we still need a venue or date flexibility, my cousin works at IIT at the campus in Chicago. I can see if they have something we can reserve.

Please do! and follow up with me via PM when you hear.

Will do. I'll call him tonight.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evolveS on Mon, 19 January 2015, 11:27:44
I can probably make a weekend trip for this.

Count me in.

Yeah you can.  Bring Ivan in the boat.  ;)  Don't want to make him have to bike.  :))

It's a possibility that we're discussing!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 19 January 2015, 11:29:14
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: SpAmRaY on Mon, 19 January 2015, 11:33:39
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX

Everything is bigger in texas right?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 19 January 2015, 12:10:17
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX

I love oil and giant flags.  I'm there!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 19 January 2015, 13:13:05
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX

I will go anywhere you tell me to, JD.   :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 19 January 2015, 13:16:58
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX

I'll start saving now!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 21 January 2015, 06:49:27
I'm just putting this out there.

KeyCon 2016: Texas Y'all

aka KC:TX

I will go anywhere you tell me to, JD.   :-*

Bro love.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: FrostyToast on Wed, 21 January 2015, 15:29:26
Damn.
I'm going on a Chicago trip exactly one weekend before KeyCon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: obra on Sat, 31 January 2015, 21:25:18
Kaia and I _should_ be able to make it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sun, 01 February 2015, 07:26:06
Kaia and I _should_ be able to make it.


Cool.  I hope you can bring some of these custom boards you are always working on.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Sun, 01 February 2015, 10:20:57
Mark me as a 'yes' please. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 01 February 2015, 10:59:31

Mark me as a 'yes' please. :)

;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 01 February 2015, 12:56:18
Mark me as a 'yes' please. :)

 :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: exitfire401 on Sun, 01 February 2015, 13:06:25
Mark me as a 'yes' please. :)

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2013/03/thumbs-aloft.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Thu, 05 February 2015, 08:11:06
I intend to join
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:10:42
hash is go for Keycon 2015
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:10:59
hash is go for Keycon 2015

Dibs on being big spoon!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:11:43
hash is go for Keycon 2015

Dibs on being big spoon!!!

It would take two of you to bigspoon me.  Hoff'll have to get in on the action.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 05 February 2015, 13:17:22

hash is go for Keycon 2015

Dibs on being big spoon!!!

It would take two of you to bigspoon me.  Hoff'll have to get in on the action.

Don't have to ask me twice.  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: fendent on Sun, 08 February 2015, 17:03:10
Make that a soft maybe for me. :O
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hwood34 on Tue, 10 February 2015, 02:28:42
put me down as a maybe. I have a bunch of family in chiraq and maybe could hit this up while I'm there
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 10 February 2015, 09:54:25
yaah!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 10 February 2015, 10:25:56
Any updates on a location?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 10 February 2015, 13:21:26
Like I said before its tough to select a venue when there are a lot of maybes and people who have not committed.  I hate to do it, but I might have to put a cap on a count at some point and just pick a place soon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Thu, 12 February 2015, 11:39:44
count me as a 'Yes'
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Binge on Thu, 12 February 2015, 18:31:03
I'm not on the list.  I need to be on the list.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: damorgue on Thu, 12 February 2015, 18:46:27
We need someone to be responsible for the stream this time, like official, on paper, and liable.

Last time I believe someone mentioned CptGoPro?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Lastpilot on Thu, 12 February 2015, 18:49:53
I'm in for sure.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jevvix on Fri, 13 February 2015, 04:26:23
Definitely want to go but I'm not sure as my schedule is a bit crazy at the moment (posting at 4:30am...) Put me as a maybe.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ninjadoc on Fri, 13 February 2015, 04:51:04
ooh I think I'll be able to make this one :)

Going to be in Chicago for school, I'll try to bring one of my rarer keyboards  :thumb:

Like the Koalar I want! :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ninjadoc on Fri, 13 February 2015, 04:51:39
I'm going to say tentatively yes I'm coming to it!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 13 February 2015, 05:48:25
We need someone to be responsible for the stream this time, like official, on paper, and liable.

Last time I believe someone mentioned CptGoPro?
keycon is serious business (!). binge is our stream guru, but he will be otherwise occupied through most of the con. we'll probably need someone else to babysit the stream.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Coconut on Sat, 14 February 2015, 17:59:41
I'll be joining this as well! Sign me up :]
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Warm Woolly Sheep on Sun, 15 February 2015, 14:17:38
Sign me up please!  I'll be there for sure.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: osman99 on Sun, 15 February 2015, 19:40:21
I'm in possibly
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Coconut on Mon, 16 February 2015, 13:09:01

20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep


please contact me at coconut@coconet.net
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 16 February 2015, 13:10:08

20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep


please contact me at coconut@coconet.net

lol this better be real...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Coconut on Mon, 16 February 2015, 13:19:47

20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep


please contact me at coconut@coconet.net

lol this better be real...

(http://reactiongif.org/wp-content/uploads/GIF/2014/08/GIF-dumb-Dumb-and-Dumber-dumber-excited-happy-jim-carrey-LOL-yes-GIF.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: daschwa on Tue, 17 February 2015, 19:08:25
Count me in too, please.

"Bro, are you going to KeyCon?"

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 17 February 2015, 19:09:59
Count me in too, please.

"Bro, are you going to KeyCon?"

(Attachment Link)

[attachimg=1]

Lurk less Adam!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 17 February 2015, 21:52:57

20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep


please contact me at coconut@coconet.net
NO. i thought i had the best email address idea: nom@nomnom.net

BUT YOU WIN
AAAGHHH



my life is meaningless :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 18 February 2015, 06:52:47
Attendence list is really starting to heat up.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Keyzus on Wed, 18 February 2015, 07:15:11
For selfish reasons I'd like this to be in Las Vegas, NV.

I live here so it would be easy for me to go, but for everyone else it would be an excuse to go to Las Vegas!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Moralless on Wed, 18 February 2015, 08:21:24
Can we expect a video like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsJgOczF_o#t=0m52s) from all the people attending keycon 2015?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Wed, 18 February 2015, 14:17:53
Can we expect a video like this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFsJgOczF_o#t=0m52s) from all the people attending keycon 2015?

(http://media.giphy.com/media/CBUG8AwHUsLsY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 18 February 2015, 14:20:25
i3oilermaker, since you are organizing this shindig, will there be any registration fee? And if so, can we pay in advance?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Wed, 18 February 2015, 14:21:08
I am hoping to avoid that by either finding a friendly venue, or a TechKeys subsidy.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Vibex on Wed, 18 February 2015, 18:01:24
Just realized I never replied here.
Totally coming.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: The_Beast on Wed, 18 February 2015, 20:48:12
I might be able to make it.


Hoof, give me a ride again!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 18 February 2015, 21:10:31
I might be able to make it.


Hoof, give me a ride again!

Can't you Blaze it up and get there yourself?!  JK, I can probably give you a ride.  Only downside is I might be spending the whole weekend (and maybe longer) in Chicago, so you would have to do that as well.  I can let you know more about that as the date approaches though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Coconut on Wed, 18 February 2015, 22:36:02

20 - LastPilot
21 - ninjadoc
22 - coconet
23 - Warm Woolly Sheep


please contact me at coconut@coconet.net
NO. i thought i had the best email address idea: nom@nomnom.net

BUT YOU WIN
AAAGHHH



my life is meaningless :(

but yours is sho cute doe!
(http://media.tumblr.com/a6d24e1c3629af8a2df2397c0391c8c3/tumblr_inline_mjw7whHkQ61rhgdio.gif)

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 19 February 2015, 00:04:14
I might be able to make it.


Hoof, give me a ride again!

Can't you Blaze it up and get there yourself?!  JK, I can probably give you a ride.  Only downside is I might be spending the whole weekend (and maybe longer) in Chicago, so you would have to do that as well.  I can let you know more about that as the date approaches though.

Beast can call dibs on a couch if he'd like.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 19 February 2015, 06:57:05
Beast can call dibs on a couch if he'd like.  :thumb:

But I thought I already called dibs :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 19 February 2015, 09:49:46
Beast can call dibs on a couch if he'd like.  :thumb:

But I thought I already called dibs :(

There are three beds and many couches. So far the list is you, Hoff, and hashbaz. Also I think exit said he may need somewhere to stay.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Booper on Thu, 19 February 2015, 10:21:19
You can put me down as a strong maybe! I'm like 86% sure I can make it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 19 February 2015, 12:52:10
With CPTBadAss going with Joey Quinn and no signup from esoomenona I think I have a free futon for anyone looking for a place to crash.  I live somewhere here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Michigan_Boulevard_District).
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 19 February 2015, 13:34:21
I would totally go if only I had the funds. I'm trying to not spend so much because I just lost my job and my wife is the only one currently earning.  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 19 February 2015, 13:35:31
With CPTBadAss going with Joey Quinn and no signup from esoomenona I think I have a free futon for anyone looking for a place to crash.  I live somewhere here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Michigan_Boulevard_District).

Thank you for offering me a spot though. I really appreciate the offer :). Please don't hate me  :-X
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Thu, 19 February 2015, 13:55:51
With CPTBadAss going with Joey Quinn and no signup from esoomenona I think I have a free futon for anyone looking for a place to crash.  I live somewhere here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Michigan_Boulevard_District).

Thank you for offering me a spot though. I really appreciate the offer :). Please don't hate me  :-X

Maybe I'll finalize my going so he and I can make a "we hate cba" club and make his futon into a fort.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 19 February 2015, 13:58:24
I'm actually hurt TJ. I ****ing love pillow forts...

/me cries
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Thu, 19 February 2015, 14:12:07
I'm actually hurt TJ. I ****ing love pillow forts...

/me cries

KeyCon 2015 confirmed for giant pillow fort.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 19 February 2015, 14:13:09

I'm actually hurt TJ. I ****ing love pillow forts...

/me cries

We'll fort harder than TJ.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 19 February 2015, 14:22:51
I could use a place to crash, as well. If we're reserving spots. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: sethk_ on Thu, 19 February 2015, 14:53:19
I could use a place to crash, as well. If we're reserving spots. :)
sounds like dibs to me  :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 19 February 2015, 16:54:41
With CPTBadAss going with Joey Quinn and no signup from esoomenona I think I have a free futon for anyone looking for a place to crash.  I live somewhere here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Michigan_Boulevard_District).

If anyone is serious about staying with me please send a PM to confirm!  I can take a second person if they are okay with a couch.  Will post here if/when spots are taken.  Disclaimer: I don't have a car but I'll rent one for the day if getting out to the convention requires it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hwood34 on Sat, 21 February 2015, 12:18:41
Alright, count me as a definite for this one :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Sun, 22 February 2015, 19:45:37
I'm in, if you need help on the venue hit me up in PM, depending on what you want, I could give you a few options, 2 are in Skokie, one in Mt. Prospect. They're smaller venues, but still nice enough for our purpose. The one in MP is a big assed banquet hall, but owned by one of my dad's best friends...let me know.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Trent on Sun, 22 February 2015, 22:32:45
Would love to attend, but I have a conflicting conference that day  :-[
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Sun, 22 February 2015, 22:46:00
Sign me up, I'll attend if I got the cash.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: drewba on Mon, 23 February 2015, 09:54:47
I'm a strong maybe. I'll know more in a few weeks hopefully!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Latin00032 on Mon, 23 February 2015, 10:35:22
I really want to go. I'm in nj. It's a far ride.
My gf would roll her eyes and say "You're going where for what!?"

Then she would call me a geek.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 23 February 2015, 10:46:13
I really want to go. I'm in nj. It's a far ride.
My gf would roll her eyes and say "You're going where for what!?"

Then she would call me a geek.

Sooooooooo

See you in May?  :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Coconut on Mon, 23 February 2015, 12:17:31
I really want to go. I'm in nj. It's a far ride.
My gf would roll her eyes and say "You're going where for what!?"

Then she would call me a geek.

Because you are rite  ;D

I really want to go. I'm in nj. It's a far ride.
My gf would roll her eyes and say "You're going where for what!?"

Then she would call me a geek.

Sooooooooo

See you in May?  :D

thissss^^^^  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: pr0ximity on Fri, 27 February 2015, 06:59:43
I may be in Chicago sometime during early/mid May. If I can swing it to be there during this I'd love tourop by  :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dimamantra on Tue, 10 March 2015, 00:02:17
May 16th? I'm in.

Just let me know the location in the city and I'm there.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nuclearsandwich on Tue, 10 March 2015, 01:23:35
I held out hope as long as I could but I'm definitely not going to make it :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 10 March 2015, 07:03:04
Any progress on finding a venue? Looks like there's a solid 30 people going with a lot of maybes :). It's about two months out so if people are trying to fly in or booking hotels, now is prime time to start looking for those things. It would be nice to have a venue to confirm that this is indeed happening.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 10 March 2015, 07:43:14
Any progress on finding a venue? Looks like there's a solid 30 people going with a lot of maybes :). It's about two months out so if people are trying to fly in or booking hotels, now is prime time to start looking for those things. It would be nice to have a venue to confirm that this is indeed happening.

Same old story, it seems, with the difficulty of finding a free venue, and then the potential cost of a paid venue.  If I lived in Chicago, I would be glad to help find a venue, but I'm down here in Naptown.

If we have to pay, I don't know if this will be useful:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/search/hhh?sort=rel&query=meeting%20room


Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 10 March 2015, 07:55:21
http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Tue, 10 March 2015, 14:18:41
I'm working on finding a place in Skokie...I just need to confirm a few things before.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 10 March 2015, 16:45:58
I'm working on finding a place in Skokie...I just need to confirm a few things before.

Skokie would be nice, also easier parking and probably cheaper than downtown.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Tue, 10 March 2015, 21:52:28
If it's in Skokie, I'm going to need a ride from the Yellow Line stop...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 10 March 2015, 21:58:37
If it's in Skokie, I'm going to need a ride from the Yellow Line stop...

There is a really good chance I can get you a ride or drive you myself.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Tue, 10 March 2015, 22:17:48
If it's in Skokie, I'm going to need a ride from the Yellow Line stop...

There is a really good chance I can get you a ride or drive you myself.

Cool.  I appreciate it :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Wed, 11 March 2015, 08:58:37
IF...and if we get this venue, it's 20 minutes walking distance from the Yellow Line. Literally.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 11 March 2015, 09:09:06
IF...and if we get this venue, it's 20 minutes walking distance from the Yellow Line. Literally.

Is that supposed to be convenient or too long?  From my perspective, that's convenient, but I sometimes walk three miles to work, just for fun.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Wed, 11 March 2015, 09:36:19
Is that supposed to be convenient or too long?  From my perspective, that's convenient, but I sometimes walk three miles to work, just for fun.

I think that's convenient...but I too walk a lot...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Wed, 11 March 2015, 12:20:06
20 minutes of walking is no problem for me!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 11 March 2015, 12:52:40
Who walks?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 11 March 2015, 12:56:19
Who walks?

No one where I live. :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 11 March 2015, 15:32:29
A 20-minute walk is no biggie for me personally.  That said I call dibs to ride in the Camaro JD will be renting. :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 11 March 2015, 15:41:50

A 20-minute walk is no biggie for me personally.  That said I call dibs to ride in the Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I call dibs too! I don't care if I have to smash myself in, that was fun.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Wed, 11 March 2015, 16:23:43
Walking?  What is this, Communist Russia in the 60s?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 11 March 2015, 16:25:08


A 20-minute walk is no biggie for me personally.  That said I call dibs to ride in the Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I call dibs too! I don't care if I have to smash myself in, that was fun.  :)

You can sit on my lap and see what pops up :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 11 March 2015, 16:25:34
Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I'll be in an S2000, looks like a race is in order.  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 11 March 2015, 18:29:27


A 20-minute walk is no biggie for me personally.  That said I call dibs to ride in the Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I call dibs too! I don't care if I have to smash myself in, that was fun.  :)

You can sit on my lap and see what pops up :p

Oooooh, I like this!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Wed, 11 March 2015, 18:30:21
Ride sharing?  What is this '00s Communist Europe?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: C5Allroad on Thu, 12 March 2015, 20:43:43
Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I'll be in an S2000, looks like a race is in order.  :cool:
Pics.... Pretty please?
I waste my life here, and S2ki... AP2?

[EDIT] I stalked you. AP1. Pics now please. You may or not be able to tell... But I kind of really WANT one...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 12 March 2015, 23:26:40
Camaro JD will be renting. :D

I'll be in an S2000, looks like a race is in order.  :cool:
Pics.... Pretty please?
I waste my life here, and S2ki... AP2?

[EDIT] I stalked you. AP1. Pics now please. You may or not be able to tell... But I kind of really WANT one...

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=66590.msg1678435#msg1678435

You should get one, as long as you have mostly dry roads it would be a fine car to daily and still be able to have some fun on weekends.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: shrapneL on Sat, 14 March 2015, 19:48:19
You can put me down as a maybe for now!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 17 March 2015, 09:50:40
Question:  Does anyone planning on attending own a projector?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Tue, 17 March 2015, 14:00:03
I've got one, for sure.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 17 March 2015, 21:06:42
 :thumb:

binge has some pretty great ideas for AV and casting from the venue. if you have local gear that can help do these things, please get in contact with him. i will be flying in and won't be able to carry much compute with me.

another really great thing from last time that we will be looking for again this year is something willing to haul in a camera and a portable product shot studio. the collections that come into every keycon are completely bonkers, and this is, in many cases, one of the only times they'll be accessible for us to capture for the community.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Tue, 17 March 2015, 21:16:23
Sys. Admin for a school...for now anyhow...I've got access to a full on news studio if need be...haha!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 18 March 2015, 11:07:40
another really great thing from last time that we will be looking for again this year is something willing to haul in a camera and a portable product shot studio. the collections that come into every keycon are completely bonkers, and this is, in many cases, one of the only times they'll be accessible for us to capture for the community.

We need Dianoda back.  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:05:45
FYI - I'm going to book this hotel room in the burbs if nothing materializes by Monday.


Details to follow.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:07:07
FYI - I'm going to book this hotel room in the burbs if nothing materializes by Monday.


Details to follow.

Wallets standing by for contributions.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:13:38
How critical is the parking situation? I ask because if you look at..... http://goo.gl/lI8hfa (http://goo.gl/lI8hfa) You'll notice that there is only a few spots in front of it, but you can also park around the back and the side street...this place is basically a big empty room....with a kitchen (any chefs?) I'm going to try to call the guy at noon to see which options are available, the one on Church and Niles Center...or this one. And the cost.

BoilerMaker...are you from Chicago? (sorry if that's a dumb question)...but I just wanted to know incase we both need to talk to them in person (I can translate)...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:21:41
I am from Chicago - I was hoping to do it downtown, but room costs and parking situation was a bit out of control.

I think most people will be coming by car, and a lot of people will be hauling stuff so I am thinking a hotel with a big lot might be ideal.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:37:16
Ok, the first place (not the one I linked to in the post just prior to this) has a HUGE parking lot...actually...hang on...I'm getting a google link for it. http://goo.gl/gYFyh6 (http://goo.gl/gYFyh6) There you go, that place if you look...to...the ...North of it, it's got a nice lot. Let me know what you think, if not...I'm outta ideas.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 20 March 2015, 09:45:25
Ok, the first place (not the one I linked to in the post just prior to this) has a HUGE parking lot...actually...hang on...I'm getting a google link for it. http://goo.gl/gYFyh6 (http://goo.gl/gYFyh6) There you go, that place if you look...to...the ...North of it, it's got a nice lot. Let me know what you think, if not...I'm outta ideas.

Did they agree to host us?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 20 March 2015, 10:24:41
Ok, the first place (not the one I linked to in the post just prior to this) has a HUGE parking lot...actually...hang on...I'm getting a google link for it. http://goo.gl/gYFyh6 (http://goo.gl/gYFyh6) There you go, that place if you look...to...the ...North of it, it's got a nice lot. Let me know what you think, if not...I'm outta ideas.

Did they agree to host us?

I'm finding out in a few hours. I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 20 March 2015, 11:34:57
Alright, so the update is as follows...

These properties are both managed by the same person...the "Big One"...(Niles Center and Church with the parking lot) might not be available, and the small one is the more likely (and probably cheaper) option. I'm waiting on a call back from him to confirm, I'll update you guys when possible.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: obra on Fri, 20 March 2015, 17:36:59
The current plan is Saturday only, yes? How early/late are things expected to go?

Keycon is the same weekend as the 'big' MakerFaire, so I'm looking at flying into Chicago Friday night around midnight and back out Saturday night around 8.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 20 March 2015, 18:11:11
The current plan is Saturday only, yes? How early/late are things expected to go?

Keycon is the same weekend as the 'big' MakerFaire, so I'm looking at flying into Chicago Friday night around midnight and back out Saturday night around 8.

A few of us will be hanging out and geeking out the whole weekend, but I believe the official KeyCon events are only on Saturday.  i3oiler can confirm, of course.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Sat, 21 March 2015, 23:00:19
Ya I will solidify when our venue selection is complete, but we were looking for something like 9-10ish to 5-6ish
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: The_Beast on Sat, 21 March 2015, 23:55:49
Put me down as a maybe pending a ride from hoff/others in the area to wherever the event is held

Also willing to bring camera gear, but not nearly as complete as Dianoda's have been
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: katushkin on Sun, 22 March 2015, 00:50:17
I'm so ****ing jelly of you guys...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 22 March 2015, 08:22:42
Put me down as a maybe pending a ride from hoff/others in the area to wherever the event is held

Also willing to bring camera gear, but not nearly as complete as Dianoda's have been

Now that I have a new car, I'm confident I can give you a ride, barring anything unforeseen.   :thumb:

Yeahhhhh camera gear!  I will also be bringing my gear, but since The_Beast's camera is the newer older brother (?) to my camera, his will be a better option anyway.


I'm so ****ing jelly of you guys...

You can join us in spirit.   :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Sun, 22 March 2015, 10:16:35
i can give a shopping list of simple items to make the light box out of if someone has a couple of light stands and tripod. if i check some luggage i can bring a studio tripod with macro rail as well. a small ad hoc studio needs:

light box
2 speedlights
2 light modifiers. preferably one shoot-through umbrella and one snoot.
2 light stands.
camera with 60mm macro lens (ie, 40mm APS-C or 30mm 4/3 equiv) for keyboards and a 100+mm (ie, 85mm APS-C or 50mm 4/3) macro lens for keycaps.
heavy studio tripod with 3 way or geared head and macro rail (i can probably bring this)
large white cloth (i can bring this)
a roll of white tracing paper
several large cardboard boxes
lots of white masking or gaffer's tape
gray card (i don't have a small one of these)
laptop with lightroom or other camera control and preview
domos
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: U47 on Sun, 22 March 2015, 17:00:09
Ha!

I just happen to be in Chicago that weekend. I'm a maybe, but probably will be able to sneak some in pre- or post-Cubs game.

U47.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Sun, 22 March 2015, 17:06:41

domos

Yup
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Sun, 22 March 2015, 18:06:24
i can give a shopping list of simple items to make the light box out of if someone has a couple of light stands and tripod. if i check some luggage i can bring a studio tripod with macro rail as well. a small ad hoc studio needs:

light box
2 speedlights
2 light modifiers. preferably one shoot-through umbrella and one snoot.
2 light stands.
camera with 60mm macro lens (ie, 40mm APS-C or 30mm 4/3 equiv) for keyboards and a 100+mm (ie, 85mm APS-C or 50mm 4/3) macro lens for keycaps.
heavy studio tripod with 3 way or geared head and macro rail (i can probably bring this)
large white cloth (i can bring this)
a roll of white tracing paper
several large cardboard boxes
lots of white masking or gaffer's tape
gray card (i don't have a small one of these)
laptop with lightroom or other camera control and preview
domos

I've got some pretty kickass umbrellas (well, by my standards anyhow) but the tripods aren't that nice...andd I think I have 2? SB-600 (Nikons) no wait, just one, and one vivitar flash...and triggers that I could bring.

On another note, am I still bringing the Projector?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 23 March 2015, 07:59:17
An sb600 and vivitar will work great we can put them on optical slave so we don't even have to have triggers. And yes, you are still bringing the project.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:06:57
Ha!

I just happen to be in Chicago that weekend. I'm a maybe, but probably will be able to sneak some in pre- or post-Cubs game.

U47.

It will be more exciting than watching the Cubs lose.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 24 March 2015, 15:43:44
Sweeeeeet. There's a venue finally!! :D

Are we going to have to kick you a few dollars i3oilermaker?

Now that I have a new car, I'm confident I can give you a ride, barring anything unforeseen.   :thumb:

Yeahhhhh camera gear!  I will also be bringing my gear, but since The_Beast's camera is the newer older brother (?) to my camera, his will be a better option anyway.

I'll have my camera and poor photography skills on hand as well.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 March 2015, 16:25:26
I have signed a contract for the venue - info is in OP. 

The Room is rated to accommodate 63 people in a classroom setting, but should be perfect for us.  There is plenty of parking and there is a good reasonably priced restaurant on site.

Donations will be appreciated but not mandatory.  If people could chip in $10-$20 it should cover most of the cost.  Whatever is not covered, I will sponsor with TechKeys.  Donations can be made to info@techkeys.us va PayPal
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 24 March 2015, 16:28:34
Would you prefer the donations in advance or can we pay you there?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 March 2015, 16:30:26
Would you prefer the donations in advance or can we pay you there?

Either one is fine by me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 17:05:51
Donations will be appreciated but not mandatory.  If people could chip in $10-$20 it should cover most of the cost.  Whatever is not covered, I will sponsor with TechKeys.  Donations can be made to info@techkeys.us va PayPal

Sent some funds your way.   :thumb:   

Do we have a lunch planned?  I'm thinking of last time when we ordered pizza ahead of time, which was really nice, and I figure it would be great to set that up sooner than later.  :)  (also since money is on my mind I wanted to pay for it :)) )  You mentioned a restaurant at the hotel, but I think some Chicago-oriented food would be nice.  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 24 March 2015, 17:06:37
I vote for more pizza. What we had last time was incredible.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 24 March 2015, 18:11:21
  You mentioned a restaurant at the hotel, but I think some Chicago-oriented food would be nice.  ;)

Chicago style dogs for everyone with mustard, NO KETCHUP!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 18:15:18
NO KETCHUP!

On a Chicago Dog?  Of course not!  :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Tue, 24 March 2015, 18:40:01
Pfft, the day someone gives me a free hotdog or pays for mine...Is the day I'll let them tell me how to eat it til then...someone pass me my ketchup!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:49:28
Pfft, the day someone gives me a free hotdog or pays for mine...Is the day I'll let them tell me how to eat it til then...someone pass me my ketchup!
I don't need your handouts, hot dog man!

I threw it on the ground.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:51:52
How DARE you! (Said in my best Niles/Frasier voice)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 19:56:32
Pfft, the day someone gives me a free hotdog or pays for mine...Is the day I'll let them tell me how to eat it til then...someone pass me my ketchup!

/me reserves the right to pay for RavenII's hot dog in Chicago  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: codyeatworld on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:00:39
Gonna try to fly out there for this one. I'll see if I can take the time off and make a trip of Chicago out of it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 24 March 2015, 20:01:37
Gonna try to fly out there for this one. I'll see if I can take the time off and make a trip of Chicago out of it.

:eek:

Duuuuude that would be awesome!!   :-*

Try to get some of the other SF crew to make the trip too!  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 24 March 2015, 23:48:21
Donations will be appreciated but not mandatory.  If people could chip in $10-$20 it should cover most of the cost.  Whatever is not covered, I will sponsor with TechKeys.  Donations can be made to info@techkeys.us va PayPal

Sent some funds your way.   :thumb:   

Do we have a lunch planned?  I'm thinking of last time when we ordered pizza ahead of time, which was really nice, and I figure it would be great to set that up sooner than later.  :)  (also since money is on my mind I wanted to pay for it :)) )  You mentioned a restaurant at the hotel, but I think some Chicago-oriented food would be nice.  ;)

Thanks Hoff - You are a Gentleman and a Saint.

As for food, the restaurant in the hotel may be the easiest, but its hard to say no to some good pizza.  I'm leaving at a every man for themselves for now and if people want to group up and go in on something great - There was a clause in the contract about cleanup fees if we bring food in, but I think as long as we are respectful we should be fine.

There is also a mall across the street that has lots of food options.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 24 March 2015, 23:55:01
This venue is literally 5 min from my house!

#AfterpartyHype  ;)

I'll send funds your way next week.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 25 March 2015, 01:13:25
Awesome work i3oiler, thanks for dealing with these logistics.  Will send some moneys your way. :thumb:

Personally, I definitely need to sample some authentic Chicago pizza, if only so when I get back to the Bay Area I can eat at Zachary's and say, "yeah this is pretty good, but not like *real* Chicago-style".  Also, I've had real New York pizza in New York City before, so I feel like I need to like, restore balance to the Force or whatever.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 25 March 2015, 06:59:10
Awesome work i3oiler, thanks for dealing with these logistics.  Will send some moneys your way. :thumb:

Personally, I definitely need to sample some authentic Chicago pizza, if only so when I get back to the Bay Area I can eat at Zachary's and say, "yeah this is pretty good, but not like *real* Chicago-style".  Also, I've had real New York pizza in New York City before, so I feel like I need to like, restore balance to the Force or whatever.

I think there is a good John Stewart bit about Chicago style pizza.  He compares it more to a soup than an actual pizza.

Basically Chicago-style anything=heart attack.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:18:57
Awesome work i3oiler, thanks for dealing with these logistics.  Will send some moneys your way. :thumb:

Personally, I definitely need to sample some authentic Chicago pizza, if only so when I get back to the Bay Area I can eat at Zachary's and say, "yeah this is pretty good, but not like *real* Chicago-style".  Also, I've had real New York pizza in New York City before, so I feel like I need to like, restore balance to the Force or whatever.

I think there is a good John Stewart bit about Chicago style pizza.  He compares it more to a soup than an actual pizza.

Basically Chicago-style anything=heart attack.

From Chicago can confirm.

Also on the topic of food, we need to hit up the Sheffield DMK. They've got top notch burgers.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:27:03
Awesome work i3oiler, thanks for dealing with these logistics.  Will send some moneys your way. :thumb:

Personally, I definitely need to sample some authentic Chicago pizza, if only so when I get back to the Bay Area I can eat at Zachary's and say, "yeah this is pretty good, but not like *real* Chicago-style".  Also, I've had real New York pizza in New York City before, so I feel like I need to like, restore balance to the Force or whatever.

I think there is a good John Stewart bit about Chicago style pizza.  He compares it more to a soup than an actual pizza.

Basically Chicago-style anything=heart attack.

From Chicago can confirm.

Also on the topic of food, we need to hit up the Sheffield DMK. They've got top notch burgers.

I'm only coming to Keycon for the food.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:29:12
Awesome work i3oiler, thanks for dealing with these logistics.  Will send some moneys your way. :thumb:

Personally, I definitely need to sample some authentic Chicago pizza, if only so when I get back to the Bay Area I can eat at Zachary's and say, "yeah this is pretty good, but not like *real* Chicago-style".  Also, I've had real New York pizza in New York City before, so I feel like I need to like, restore balance to the Force or whatever.

I think there is a good John Stewart bit about Chicago style pizza.  He compares it more to a soup than an actual pizza.

Basically Chicago-style anything=heart attack.

From Chicago can confirm.

Also on the topic of food, we need to hit up the Sheffield DMK. They've got top notch burgers.

I'm only coming to Keycon for the food.

Is there something else going on between eating times?  O.o
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:39:17
Is there something else going on between eating times?  O.o

Apparently some people travel in order to see things.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:48:20
I'm only coming to Keycon for the food.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:50:39
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:57:30
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn (http://chicago.seriouseats.com/).
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:00:54
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn (http://chicago.seriouseats.com/).

I still haven't tried pho yet. :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:05:42
I still haven't tried pho yet. :(

/me head explodes

We need to change this.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:06:32
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn (http://chicago.seriouseats.com/).
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:53:09
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn (http://chicago.seriouseats.com/).
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.

I need to try another Al's Italian Beef.  Everyone hypes it up but the one I tried in Downers Grove SUCKED.

Portillos is what is good out here. :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:13:28
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn (http://chicago.seriouseats.com/).
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.

I need to try another Al's Italian Beef.  Everyone hypes it up but the one I tried in Downers Grove SUCKED.

Portillos is what is good out here. :p

Al's is definitely different from Portillo's, luckily there's an Al's down the block from where we'll be.

From Chicago can confirm.

Also on the topic of food, we need to hit up the Sheffield DMK. They've got top notch burgers.

Want top notch? Dude, down the block from where we'll be, by Lehigh and Devon, there's a joint called Ivy's burgers. Man, my mouth just watered.

Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:17:03
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:19:33
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)

If I'm being honest it's really overrated. Unless you're cool with going out in the box and jumping to freak out people then it's kinda fun.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:32:04
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)

If I'm being honest it's really overrated. Unless you're cool with going out in the box and jumping to freak out people then it's kinda fun.

I figured as much.  It does make for some fun pictures though.  :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:43:26
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Catch a concert
- Fountain Pen Chasing: Century Pens, Paradise Pens, Montblanc Boutique
- Arcades/Barcades including Galloping Ghosts
- Retro Video Game hunting
- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers
- I like thrift stores for keyboard spotting or just generally looking for odd things
- Wandering around (parks, weird neighborhoods, downtown, etc)
- Museum of Science and Industry: I heard this was a lot of fun
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:03:40
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers

I've been wanting to buy more New Balance but all the top tier stuff is one width only :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: SamirD on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:50:44
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Catch a concert
- Fountain Pen Chasing: Century Pens, Paradise Pens, Montblanc Boutique
- Arcades/Barcades including Galloping Ghosts
- Retro Video Game hunting
- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers
- I like thrift stores for keyboard spotting or just generally looking for odd things
- Wandering around (parks, weird neighborhoods, downtown, etc)
- Museum of Science and Industry: I heard this was a lot of fun
These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: metalliqaz on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:55:55
Man that's a great attendance list.  I'd really like to go
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 28 March 2015, 22:00:55
What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.

I think there's going to be some presentations and then we hang out. It's not really as organized as people make it seem to be. There might be some buying and selling depending on if people bring stuff or not but it's not like a trade show where it's guaranteed to have a ton of free swag and tons of buying and selling. I'll probably have a few things to give away and sell personally but I won't speak for anyone else.

Usually Geekhack meetups and Keycon is just a gathering of GHers and we chat about keyboards, play with keyboards, and eat food.

These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

I think there's a few of us who are planning on spending some extra time in Chicago to do a bunch of that stuff on the list. Not sure what everyone's schedule is like and this time around, it looks like it's only going to be one "official" day. In the past we've had 2 day Keycons.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Sun, 29 March 2015, 00:04:48
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Sifo on Sun, 29 March 2015, 00:08:38
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.

We ain't comin unless someone gonna drive me
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nathaniel_h on Sun, 29 March 2015, 21:19:01
Sign me up!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Sun, 29 March 2015, 21:24:00
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.

We ain't comin unless someone gonna drive me

Your body is still for sale, freeloader.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Mon, 30 March 2015, 08:41:35
Sign me up!

I've been watching your videos for a long time; look forward to meeting you! :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Mon, 30 March 2015, 17:15:56
do we have a room block at the venue?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 30 March 2015, 23:31:31
There is no official block, there should be availability if you book in advance
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nathaniel_h on Tue, 31 March 2015, 00:22:06
Sign me up!

I've been watching your videos for a long time; look forward to meeting you! :)

We'll see you there! I'm looking forward to this meetup.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 31 March 2015, 09:44:09
oh dear, i have to buy tickets for this.. :/
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Thu, 02 April 2015, 07:15:05
Boilermaker, any chance that you could your paypal email account for donations in the OP?  That way it would be easier for us to toss you some cash to help pay for the venue.   ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 02 April 2015, 09:10:00
Yes - as mentioned previously donations are accepted at info@techkeys.us
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 06 April 2015, 07:33:55
blurp. something's come up and i'm not sure i'll be able to make this. please assume i can't; if someone else could bring the tripod, that would be great.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 06 April 2015, 18:44:03
blurp. something's come up and i'm not sure i'll be able to make this. please assume i can't; if someone else could bring the tripod, that would be great.

Unacceptable
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 06 April 2015, 18:58:52
unfortunately it looks likely that there will be a significant work deadline that particular week. i'll know more in a few days.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: SamirD on Tue, 07 April 2015, 10:41:26
What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.

I think there's going to be some presentations and then we hang out. It's not really as organized as people make it seem to be. There might be some buying and selling depending on if people bring stuff or not but it's not like a trade show where it's guaranteed to have a ton of free swag and tons of buying and selling. I'll probably have a few things to give away and sell personally but I won't speak for anyone else.

Usually Geekhack meetups and Keycon is just a gathering of GHers and we chat about keyboards, play with keyboards, and eat food.

These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

I think there's a few of us who are planning on spending some extra time in Chicago to do a bunch of that stuff on the list. Not sure what everyone's schedule is like and this time around, it looks like it's only going to be one "official" day. In the past we've had 2 day Keycons.
Sounds like a great time with some fellow keyboard enthusiasts.  I hope I can make it.  I'll probably know the week before if I can come or not.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 07 April 2015, 18:25:47
sorry folks, the deadline date came in today and it's exactly when i thought it would be -- i definitely won't be able to make it. i will get binge to set up a ming-shaped skype terminal so i can heckle everyone from boston.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Binge on Fri, 10 April 2015, 15:53:47
sorry folks, the deadline date came in today and it's exactly when i thought it would be -- i definitely won't be able to make it. i will get binge to set up a ming-shaped skype terminal so i can heckle everyone from boston.

Win on skype -- sorry I won't get to see ya in the flesh :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: obra on Wed, 15 April 2015, 17:13:33
Because of the conflict with MakerFaire, it looks like Kaia won't be able to join me at Keycon. But she's making it up to y'all by letting me bring some PCBs from various Keyboardio prototypes to give away.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: shrapneL on Wed, 15 April 2015, 19:47:47
Because of the conflict with MakerFaire, it looks like Kaia won't be able to join me at Keycon. But she's making it up to y'all by letting me bring some PCBs from various Keyboardio prototypes to give away.

how nice! looking forward to it everyone!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: iMav on Wed, 15 April 2015, 20:14:16
May 16th will be the date - and the con will be open all day.

From April through July of this year, I am only unavailable one saturday...and that saturday is May 16th.  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 16 April 2015, 08:15:08
May 16th will be the date - and the con will be open all day.

From April through July of this year, I am only unavailable one saturday...and that saturday is May 16th.  :(

 :'(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: sorijealut on Sat, 18 April 2015, 02:40:03
Please have me down as a maybe!
I have to go out of state for a concert the day before so I'm not sure of the plans yet  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 20 April 2015, 20:30:37
Finally bought my ticket. Not sure why I always put it off and voluntarily pay $more. :D

Sent some money to i3oiler as well. :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 20 April 2015, 21:42:50
Silly hashbaz
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 20 April 2015, 22:00:36
Anyone here from Wisconsin that is willing to let me tag along with them? I'll share costs <3 My wife wants to come but she will be staying with my baby and she doesn't want to bring a 13 month old to keycon. I can't drive long distances since I'm diagnosed with an idiopathic disease in which symptoms cause me to fall asleep on long distance driving  :(

P.S. If anyone takes me up on this, I'll let you take a joyride in my 77 corvette or my 60s Opel GT.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Dark_wizzie on Tue, 21 April 2015, 08:14:00
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

Thanks
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 21 April 2015, 12:02:38
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

We did a Keycon West last summer. Not sure if/when that'll happen again with mkawa departed for the Great Snowy East. We have a good concentration of Geekhackers in California though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: bluehairedpete on Tue, 21 April 2015, 14:02:06
I'm in. How do I sign up?

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 21 April 2015, 14:06:03
I'm in. How do I sign up?

You just did.  :P

please Reply to this thread if you intent to join.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:38:28
Anyone here from Wisconsin that is willing to let me tag along with them? I'll share costs <3 My wife wants to come but she will be staying with my baby and she doesn't want to bring a 13 month old to keycon. I can't drive long distances since I'm diagnosed with an idiopathic disease in which symptoms cause me to fall asleep on long distance driving  :(

P.S. If anyone takes me up on this, I'll let you take a joyride in my 77 corvette or my 60s Opel GT.  :thumb:
uh, i'm there ME ME ME

crap. :(

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:40:38
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

We did a Keycon West last summer. Not sure if/when that'll happen again with mkawa departed for the Great Snowy East. We have a good concentration of Geekhackers in California though.

my availability is TBD. y'all are welcome to start organizing without me though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 22 April 2015, 05:35:46
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 22 April 2015, 06:06:28
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?

The Museum of Science and Industry is a little kid focused.

Anyways, when I go to Chicago, I usually admire how well dressed/skinny/attractive people are compared to my Rust Belt hovel.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Wed, 22 April 2015, 07:39:25
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?

Might be a good idea to spend most of the day at Galloping Ghost. There is definitely plenty to do, and you get more value out of it the longer you are there. Also it isn't in Chicago, its in the burbs. In GOOD traffic about 30 minutes from downtown, bad traffic is about an hour plus.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:14:35
Cool thanks for the heads up ImpendingxDoom
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:30:33
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:35:01
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

My dad restored an old Ferrari convertible, as long as we get it back before he gets home...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:43:53
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

I'm assuming there's a movie reference I'm missing?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:46:24


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091042/?ref_=nv_sr_1)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:50:43
One day I'll learn to pop culture references :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 22 April 2015, 09:53:31
Willis Tower

 >:D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Wed, 22 April 2015, 10:08:49
Willis Tower

 >:D

I was holding my tongue
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 22 April 2015, 10:16:00
Willis Tower

 :)) How you know someone didn't grow up/ live in or near Chicago.


Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

Ummm... I know someone with a targa one that we could "borrow" for the day.



Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 22 April 2015, 10:16:23
Willis Tower

 >:D

Sears Tower fo lyfe.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 22 April 2015, 16:54:18
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

I'm assuming there's a movie reference I'm missing?

(http://i52.tinypic.com/c017t.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Wed, 22 April 2015, 18:59:23
eat here

http://www.longmanandeagle.com/

and you're welcome

make reservations now.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Wed, 22 April 2015, 20:12:24
Just one last time since the party draws close.  I need a person/people to share a hotel with, they're too expensive otherwise.  Must be ok with me sharing a room with you.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mattyIce on Wed, 22 April 2015, 21:52:36
Put me as a maybe.. Happens to land on a Graduation but I may pull some strings. Really excited that this is 30min away from me and I am just starting to get into mechanical keyboards so I couldn't ask for more. The community seems great online and I can only imagine in person...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Thu, 23 April 2015, 07:54:14
Put me as a maybe.. Happens to land on a Graduation but I may pull some strings. Really excited that this is 30min away from me and I am just starting to get into mechanical keyboards so I couldn't ask for more. The community seems great online and I can only imagine in person...

I recommend skipping graduation, it's useless pomp and circumstance, anyways.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Thu, 23 April 2015, 12:45:01
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

Don't forget Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights for snacks from Asia (ie: Green tea Kitkats, etc...)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: lekashman on Thu, 23 April 2015, 12:50:18
I shall be in attendance
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: cmadrid on Thu, 23 April 2015, 12:55:55
It will always be the Sears Tower >_<
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ramuklanuk on Thu, 23 April 2015, 13:17:21
I'll be there  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Fri, 24 April 2015, 09:06:47
To the people who have donated to our venue cost - THANK YOU!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 24 April 2015, 09:09:27
To the people who have donated to our venue cost - THANK YOU!

I keep forgetting to do this because for some reason I'm stuck on donating to you in person. I'll send you some paypal moneys soon though.

I shall be in attendance

Can you bring some of the stuff you guys have been selling like the Varmillo and Royal Kludge? I'm very curious about those :D.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: bluehairedpete on Fri, 24 April 2015, 09:10:35
eat here

http://www.longmanandeagle.com/

and you're welcome

make reservations now.

Love Longman and Eagle.. great whiskey, great food, but they generally do not accept reservations.  They have a hotel room above the bar ( don't stay there ), and the only way to get reservations is to book that room for the night.

Activities one might also consider:

Drinking:
http://hqbeercade.com/
http://hqbeercade.com/gamelist/
http://theviolethour.com/

If you have a burning desire to get utterly ****faced, my favorite 4 am bars are:
http://ravenschicago.com/ ( My favorite, also next door to a goth dance club called Neo.. which can be an adventure if that is, or isn't, your thing )
http://www.taistil4.com/  ( The diviest of dives )
http://www.yelp.com/biz/carols-pub-chicago ( the only bone I'm going to throw at our friends that skew country. Regardless of your preferences live country music is a fun setting to accompany getting hammered ) .

Fancy Movies:
http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/

Music:
I have no idea who this is, but shows at the Metro tend to be awesome:
http://metrochicago.com/towkio-05-16-15/

You can also consider the Chicago Theater, the double door, Schuba's, etc..

Comedy, the comedy scene in Chicago is awesome, this is a good choice:
 Fancy improv:
http://ioimprov.com/chicago/ ( second city is great but expensive )

 Super low budget, 30 people packed into a 10 by 10 room improv:
http://cornservatory.org/

 My favorite:
http://neofuturists.org/toomuchlight/  ( Tickets are only at the door, show at 10:30, there will be a line )

Food:
There is really too much to talk about here, but if you're the kind of person that likes to dig, I would recommend using the website of a Chicago pub tv show called "Check Please":
http://checkplease.wttw.com/search/field_price_range/10-15-351

If all this is too complicated, you really can't go wrong by taking the red line to belmont, getting out and just walking around (in an eastlerly direction.. which means toward the lake, possibly turning north or south on Clark, Halsted, or Broadway)  for a few hours. 

If you drive into the city, parking is going to suck.  Use the trains ( coming from Skokie you can take the yellow line to Howard, transfer to the Red line to anywhere else along the lake), especially if you plan to drink.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 24 April 2015, 13:07:15
If you have a burning desire to get utterly ****faced, my favorite 4 am bars are:
http://ravenschicago.com/ ( My favorite, also next door to a goth dance club called Neo.. which can be an adventure if that is, or isn't, your thing )
http://www.taistil4.com/  ( The diviest of dives )
http://www.yelp.com/biz/carols-pub-chicago ( the only bone I'm going to throw at our friends that skew country. Regardless of your preferences live country music is a fun setting to accompany getting hammered ) .

I love that you included this.  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 24 April 2015, 13:43:18
If you have a burning desire to get utterly ****faced, my favorite 4 am bars are:
http://ravenschicago.com/ ( My favorite, also next door to a goth dance club called Neo.. which can be an adventure if that is, or isn't, your thing )
http://www.taistil4.com/  ( The diviest of dives )
http://www.yelp.com/biz/carols-pub-chicago ( the only bone I'm going to throw at our friends that skew country. Regardless of your preferences live country music is a fun setting to accompany getting hammered ) .

I love that you included this.  :))

I'm not doing anything else Saturday night!  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Fri, 24 April 2015, 13:44:41
If you have a burning desire to get utterly ****faced, my favorite 4 am bars are:
http://ravenschicago.com/ ( My favorite, also next door to a goth dance club called Neo.. which can be an adventure if that is, or isn't, your thing )
http://www.taistil4.com/  ( The diviest of dives )
http://www.yelp.com/biz/carols-pub-chicago ( the only bone I'm going to throw at our friends that skew country. Regardless of your preferences live country music is a fun setting to accompany getting hammered ) .

I love that you included this.  :))

I'm not doing anything else Saturday night!  ;)

Yes you are, you're getting ****faced with the rest of us. :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 24 April 2015, 13:49:09
If you have a burning desire to get utterly ****faced, my favorite 4 am bars are:
http://ravenschicago.com/ ( My favorite, also next door to a goth dance club called Neo.. which can be an adventure if that is, or isn't, your thing )
http://www.taistil4.com/  ( The diviest of dives )
http://www.yelp.com/biz/carols-pub-chicago ( the only bone I'm going to throw at our friends that skew country. Regardless of your preferences live country music is a fun setting to accompany getting hammered ) .

I love that you included this.  :))

I'm not doing anything else Saturday night!  ;)

Yes you are, you're getting ****faced with the rest of us. :P

*Clears throat

*Whispers "sneak me in"

*Winks at Hoff

 ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HaaTa on Fri, 24 April 2015, 15:06:11
So, lekashman and I may make an appearance :D

Can't promise I can bring many (if any) keyboards though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 24 April 2015, 15:31:52
So, lekashman and I may make an appearance :D

Can't promise I can bring many (if any) keyboards though.

Hooray!  Pfft, who needs keyboards?? 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dante on Sat, 25 April 2015, 19:42:04
Please take me off the list as I will be unable to attend KeyCon this year.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Sat, 25 April 2015, 22:17:37
Just one last time since the party draws close.  I need a person/people to share a hotel with, they're too expensive otherwise.  Must be ok with me sharing a room with you.

I would bunk with you buddy, but I already have accommodations.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 26 April 2015, 14:51:25
Two of my bros back home want to come just to see the boards and caps and such, they'll be paying the $10 donation at the door.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: meiosis on Mon, 27 April 2015, 06:24:13
Sigh, sorry can't make this one. Work has gotten hectic and can't take the week off (mothers day is the 10th!)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: dimamantra on Tue, 28 April 2015, 15:01:28
Sadly, I must revoke my commit to attend as I will no longer be in the area when this happens :(

Maybe a miracle will happen and I'll be able to be in Chicago for this.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HaaTa on Tue, 28 April 2015, 17:34:46
Oi, add me to the list yo.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Tue, 28 April 2015, 17:36:15
I'm on the edge of saying to take me off the list.  Hotel prices are too high.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Tue, 28 April 2015, 17:47:59
I'm on the edge of saying to take me off the list.  Hotel prices are too high.

I got a kingsize bed, but if I can get them to switch to two beds or there is a couch bed, you could stay with me. or if you don't mind floor.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 28 April 2015, 18:26:51
I'm on the edge of saying to take me off the list.  Hotel prices are too high.

I got a kingsize bed, but if I can get them to switch to two beds or there is a couch bed, you could stay with me. or if you don't mind floor.
Most hotels will give you a cot for free. Much better than the floor.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Vibex on Tue, 28 April 2015, 20:26:51
I'm gonna have to back out guys sorry. I was supposed to be staying in Boston and was gonna get a ride from a friend to the con, but I ended up not being able to take summer courses, so I'm back home in NY. Super pissed about that, but I guess there isn't anything I can do about it now. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Tue, 28 April 2015, 20:28:36
I'm on the edge of saying to take me off the list.  Hotel prices are too high.

I got a kingsize bed, but if I can get them to switch to two beds or there is a couch bed, you could stay with me. or if you don't mind floor.

That might work and obv I don't mind splitting costs with you.  Let me know what you find out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: GenKaan on Wed, 29 April 2015, 08:32:04
Wish I could come just to drool over some BroCaps, a little too expensive to share saliva with fellow nerds tho :/
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Wed, 29 April 2015, 21:17:31
Wish I could come just to drool over some BroCaps, a little too expensive to share saliva with fellow nerds tho :/

I bet I could find you someone who is willing to trade nerd spit with you if you want.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Thu, 30 April 2015, 08:09:45
Wish I could come just to drool over some BroCaps, a little too expensive to share saliva with fellow nerds tho :/

I bet I could find you someone who is willing to trade nerd spit with you if you want.

This made me laugh.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Booper on Thu, 30 April 2015, 11:58:37
You can put me on the YES list instead of the maybe!

Also, can I bring a friend?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:01:12
Sure as long as said friend won't be bored silly! :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:02:51

Also, can I bring a friend?

No friends or fun allowed

>:D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Booper on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:06:21
Sure as long as said friend won't be bored silly! :P

Haha, are you saying keycon is boring!?

She's pretty nerdy and a good sport so I think she'll enjoy it!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Booper on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:07:45

Also, can I bring a friend?

No friends or fun allowed

>:D

(http://i.imgur.com/29In5Mc.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:24:49

Also, can I bring a friend?

No friends or fun allowed

>:D

This goes for Geekhack in general.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Thu, 30 April 2015, 12:37:59


Also, can I bring a friend?

No friends or fun allowed

>:D

This goes for Geekhack in general.

THIS IS NOT A PLACE FOR FUN
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 01 May 2015, 18:50:02
girlshark's will, my hand.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sat, 02 May 2015, 12:00:20
girlshark's will, my hand.

Now you're bringing hurtful memories to the surface.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 06 May 2015, 03:48:30
My god the hotel is already booked in terms of rooms T_T
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 07 May 2015, 09:55:25
I posted a schedule to be loosely followed in the OP.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 07 May 2015, 21:45:13
I posted a schedule to be loosely followed in the OP.

Thanks i3oilermaker.  I was going to ask about that as I am planning on giving away my stainless JD40.  But it is going to be a contest, so looks like the 3-6 block will work best.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evolveS on Fri, 08 May 2015, 09:12:51
I have to scratch from the attendees list.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 08 May 2015, 13:31:00
I have to scratch from the attendees list.

:(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:52:51
First person who can recognize me at keycon gets a free HKP =)  :p :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:54:59
*JQ walks around keycon yelling Synjin
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:55:45
*JQ walks around keycon yelling Synjin
Hint* I'm a lot fatter and older now compared to my avatar since that was a year ago  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: tjcaustin on Fri, 08 May 2015, 23:49:20
I have to scratch from the attendees list.

At this point, I'm going to say I'm a definite no, too
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sat, 09 May 2015, 07:54:43
First person who can recognize me at keycon gets a free HKP =)  :p :thumb:

I think I can do this pretty easily since I've already met you.  :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Sat, 09 May 2015, 08:37:01
We will see :) Joey had seen me before and so did cpt and Mel etc.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: John Fourth on Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:05:23
Anyone live near TJ that can bring the GH60 group buy materials for sorting, boxing, and shipping? Just a thought. I wasn't going to go but would if we can get the GH60 group buy closed out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:56:31
Anyone live near TJ that can bring the GH60 group buy materials for sorting, boxing, and shipping? Just a thought. I wasn't going to go but would if we can get the GH60 group buy closed out.
Not really feasible, even if someone were. To get from Dallas to Chicago for a weekend is a plane trip, not a car trip. Doubtful you could get all the GB stuff into checked baggage.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nathaniel_h on Sun, 10 May 2015, 00:07:44
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?

Don't forget Mitsuwa in Arlington Heights for snacks from Asia (ie: Green tea Kitkats, etc...)

I go there all the time, it's a great Japanese market! I'm just warning you - it will be MOBBED with people from Acen because it happens on the same weekend. It may still be worth it to go, just be warned of the crazy cosplayers. Go Friday if you want anything, because the popular items sell out pretty quickly that weekend. Pro-tip: melon pans are located to your right in the corner, and they are delish. Bring cash if you want anything from the food court.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 11 May 2015, 07:04:29
achtung! so soon! my deadline actually has actually disappeared; wish i'd picked up tickets on a flexible airline :(

binge, skype robot! now!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 11 May 2015, 07:58:36
My "trial run" trip to Chicago was a success.  I'm ready for this weekend!   :cool:

I went to a concert, not a real trial trip.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: metalliqaz on Mon, 11 May 2015, 08:05:54
Yeah, I hope this gets streamed like last year.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:00:50
I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:06:58
I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?

There's a spot near the venue I was looking to check out called Burt's Place (http://www.seriouseats.com/2014/06/the-best-deep-dish-pizza-in-chicago.html#burtsplace). Dunno if it'll be crowded or how many people want in but I'd be interested. Otherwise we could go to where we went last time.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:07:19
I stand with you JD. Deepdish pizza would be glorious.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:07:19

I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?

I'm with you.  :thumb:


Also if anyone will be in town and available Thursday during the day, let me know!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:08:04
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:08:51
Friday night late for me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:15:23
My flight arrives into Midway at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. If someone wants to pick me up, that would be awesome. Otherwise, I'll catch a cab to the hotel I've booked, which is the Renaissance Chicago North Shore.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:38:56
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?

I'm always around :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:49:57
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?

I'm always around :)

If you're around Thursday during the day (and not working) we should do something.  I took all of Thursday off work so I could hang with people in the evening (I live 4 hours away), but I don't have plans during the day.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 11 May 2015, 13:18:11
I get in around friday noon :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 11 May 2015, 18:29:11
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Mon, 11 May 2015, 22:34:08
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?
I could bring one if you don't mind a 3-4 year old laptop that needs a fan underneath to run and doesnt ahve a battery pack that holds a charge longer than 5 minutes =)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: At_You on Tue, 12 May 2015, 07:00:01
Hey guys totally new to the forum and new to the scene with customizing Mk's   


Lucky for me I live in IL so i will will see you guys at the Conv. 

Add me to the list.

thanks
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:03:39
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?

I'll have something there. Anything specific you need? VGA out and Powerpoint? :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:26:57
I just need a laptop with a working USB port and notepad. PowerPoint and an internet connection are a plus.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:41:28
I think someone will need a laptop with power point and a VGA out.  I can bring my work PC but its a bit clunky
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:52:40
I'm bringing my ASUS X205. It has 2 USB ports and HDMI out. It's Win 8.1, and I can install Powerpoint, too.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:54:37
I'll probably bring my Chromebook then too if we're short on computers. I need one to demo wcass' secret project. But my Chromebook doesn't have VGA or PowerPoint.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:28:50
I have a wimpy little netbook type thing I could bring.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:37:44
I have a 5 year old laptop I can bring, and can install Powerpoint on it.  It has VGA out.  Or are we covered?  Seems like we have laptops but no VGA.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:55:36
Oh we were serious about VGA out? My laptop's too new for that shiz.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:01:14
I might have a converter to VGA if we need one.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:25:05
Well, if we definitely need something with VGA out for the projector, I have a Dell Latitude E6400 I can bring. It's just a bit heavier than the 11.6" ASUS. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:50:30
Projector will have HDMI
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 12 May 2015, 14:22:47
Projector will have HDMI

Hooray for technology!  I'm not bringing my laptop then.  :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:10:08
Does anyone have interest in seeing an Anker Vertical Mouse or CST LTAC trackball?



Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:52:26
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:54:40
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p

Pfft. There's other GHers in town! We dont' need you! :P

And I dunno what Sarkis is but I'm down.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:56:11
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p

Pfft. There's other GHers in town! We dont' need you! :P

And I dunno what Sarkis is but I'm down.

Awesome food












nuf said
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: apathy3cs on Tue, 12 May 2015, 22:42:05
I'll be in the area and will try to make it to the event, but I'm helping out at ACEN for another convention that I'm running, so it depends on time.  most likely 'late' lunch.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Tue, 12 May 2015, 23:06:29
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Tue, 12 May 2015, 23:15:34
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)
Don't make people want to drink even more  :p :p :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 07:42:21
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)

I wish I knew where Roscoe Village was :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:06:43
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)

I wish I knew where Roscoe Village was :(

https://www.google.com/maps/place/North+Center,+Chicago,+IL/@41.9491228,-87.6691341,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880fd26db4d6dfe3:0x2f2dd1f2838e3694
 :thumb:


Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:10:48
Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.

Sidekick, wanna try to squeeze in some game chasing? <3
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:12:09
@CPT, have you been to the Museum of Science and Industry? Would that interest anyone? It looks like something I'd like to see on Friday, time permitting.


Also, the Cubs are playing the Pirates at 1:20 on Friday, if anyone would be interested in that. I've always wanted to see the Cubs play at Wrigley.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:13:13
@CPT, have you been to the Museum of Science and Industry? Would that interest anyone? It looks like something I'd like to see on Friday, time permitting.

No I haven't been but I am interested. Someone said it was childish? Even better. I'm a kid mentally.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:14:52
Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.

Sidekick, wanna try to squeeze in some game chasing? <3

-_-

I take it back.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:24:54
Also, the Cubs are playing the Pirates at 1:20 on Friday, if anyone would be interested in that. I've always wanted to see the Cubs play at Wrigley.

You literally couldn't pay me to watch a baseball game. Hopefully someone else will take you up on that though.

Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.

Sidekick, wanna try to squeeze in some game chasing? <3

-_-

I take it back.

But we love game chasing! :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:48:06
Also, the Cubs are playing the Pirates at 1:20 on Friday, if anyone would be interested in that. I've always wanted to see the Cubs play at Wrigley.

You literally couldn't pay me to watch a baseball game. Hopefully someone else will take you up on that though.

You could pay me, but it would cost a lot.  Sorry JD.  Also I have no interest in watching a Chicago sports team except when it's when the Packers beating the Bears.  :-*

Sidekick, wanna try to squeeze in some game chasing? <3
-_-

I take it back.
But we love game chasing! :(

But my wallet does not!  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 13 May 2015, 11:58:41
Just gonna say it again, don't eat pizza without me! I won't be there till late Friday.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 13 May 2015, 12:02:45
Just gonna say it again, don't eat pizza without me! I won't be there till late Friday.

See the stone set in your eyes
See the thorn twist in your side
I'll wait for you

Sleight of hand and twist of fate
On a bed of nails she makes me wait
And I wait without you

With or without you
With or without you
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Lastpilot on Wed, 13 May 2015, 12:26:29
Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.

+2 (me and coconut)!! Definitely wanna be with you and hoff on thurs night and gallivanting friday. Can't wait to meet everyone!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 15:21:58
9505511113375133310140

Last minute Keycon surprise from wcass himself himself. I wonder what it could be?? (I honestly don't know but he asked me to show it off at Keycon.)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 13 May 2015, 15:29:42
9505511113375133310140

Last minute Keycon surprise from wcass himself himself. I wonder what it could be?? (I honestly don't know but he asked me to show it off at Keycon.)

Must be a working XTant...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2015, 15:31:53
9505511113375133310140

Last minute Keycon surprise from wcass himself himself. I wonder what it could be?? (I honestly don't know but he asked me to show it off at Keycon.)

Must be a working XTant...

He's already showed that off.  This is HoffmanMyster's working XTant.   :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 16:51:49
He sent it to me, it's MINE :P.

And I believe it's got backlighting on it so it can't be an XTant  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 13 May 2015, 17:02:20
My body is ready for KeyCon.  :cool:

(http://i.imgur.com/LGlvH6m.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 13 May 2015, 18:53:48
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/13/c14f4847a9e817b720c7ee87a949d7c4.jpg)

Hi I'm Captain BadAss and I have a keyboard collecting problem. Getting the collection ready for travel.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 13 May 2015, 20:27:07
Those peppers look weak Hoff. Definitely not level asian.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 13 May 2015, 20:49:55

Those peppers look weak Hoff. Definitely not level asian.

Hoff isn't big on hot, he's the worst Asian >.>
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Wed, 13 May 2015, 20:50:47

Those peppers look weak Hoff. Definitely not level asian.

Hoff isn't big on hot, he's the worst Asian >.>
Great beard tho  :p I think that's what's causing me to be salty.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 13 May 2015, 20:51:34


Those peppers look weak Hoff. Definitely not level asian.

Hoff isn't big on hot, he's the worst Asian >.>
Great beard tho  :p I think that's what's causing me to be salty.

True! Puts my dirty mug to shame.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 13 May 2015, 21:27:43
He sent it to me, it's MINE :P.

And I believe it's got backlighting on it so it can't be an XTant  :cool:

I believe it's being sent to me  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: apathy3cs on Thu, 14 May 2015, 01:00:29
Those peppers look weak Hoff. Definitely not level asian.

Don't worry, they are weak.  Sport peppers are only there for flavor.  I would compare the heat to slightly above BBQ sauce at most places. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: apathy3cs on Thu, 14 May 2015, 01:05:43
Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.

+2 (me and coconut)!! Definitely wanna be with you and hoff on thurs night and gallivanting friday. Can't wait to meet everyone!

I get off work at 5pm CT and I don't have anything planned for Thursday evening either. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Binge on Thu, 14 May 2015, 19:38:11
Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:00:44

Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

Yeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:05:50
Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: apathy3cs on Thu, 14 May 2015, 20:31:23
Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 14 May 2015, 21:10:31

Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.

Well Chicago is just bad drivers and sports teams so...   :))

Sorry, had to.  <3
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: obra on Thu, 14 May 2015, 21:47:01
I'm mostly planning on bringing stuff I've made or am making, but can pack up the µTron, Fingerworks or any of the other smaller weird keyboards in the collection if someone wants. I'd love to bring the DataHand or the Space Cadet, but that's not happening this time.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Binge on Thu, 14 May 2015, 22:06:53
Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.

The rest of the state has HOFFMAN!!!  He's all I need.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 14 May 2015, 22:22:13

Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.

The rest of the state has HOFFMAN!!!  He's all I need.

I do not live in IL.  >:D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 15 May 2015, 07:12:47
Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area. 

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.
Maybe binge has yet to experience corn and soy. Who are you to deny him that experience?!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Binge on Fri, 15 May 2015, 07:14:17

Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.

The rest of the state has HOFFMAN!!!  He's all I need.

I do not live in IL.  >:D

You'd be there for me, wouldn't you?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 15 May 2015, 10:44:09


Tonight - Pack
Tomorrow - Fly and have a badass day
Saturday - KEYCON
Sunday - Fly back

Wish I had a whole week to go out and explore the Illinois area.  :p

"Chicago" area is a bit more interesting than "Illinois" area :p
complete agreement.  The rest of the state is just corn and soy.

The rest of the state has HOFFMAN!!!  He's all I need.

I do not live in IL.  >:D

You'd be there for me, wouldn't you?

Well of course! I'd also be in WI for you.   :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: nickheller on Fri, 15 May 2015, 13:40:24
I live in Saint Louis, I would have loved to go since it is not far, but my nephew has a birthday party :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 15 May 2015, 13:48:11
Hope this doesn't take long to fix... I don't want to miss my reservations for today :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Fri, 15 May 2015, 13:53:30
Hope this doesn't take long to fix... I don't want to miss my reservations for today :(

Best of luck to you!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 15 May 2015, 13:56:49
Thought I'd have my 60% built by now... womp womp...

Anyhow, aside from the projector...didn't someone want me to bring my Umbrellas, flashes (SB-600 and Vivitar), and triggers?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: drewba on Fri, 15 May 2015, 16:44:50
I'm unfortunately going to miss Keycon tomorrow  :'(  Hope everybody has a great time

CPT - pm me your address and I'll send you that board.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 15 May 2015, 17:44:04

I'm unfortunately going to miss Keycon tomorrow  :'(  Hope everybody has a great time

CPT - pm me your address and I'll send you that board.

:'(  noooooooooo drewba...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Synjin on Fri, 15 May 2015, 19:16:28
I finally arrived at my hotel with the family after the car broke down and delayed my timeline.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: obra on Sat, 16 May 2015, 00:45:19
Landed at O'Hare. At the 4Points by the airport. Headed to Skokie in the morning.

Brought toys.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Sat, 16 May 2015, 01:33:33
I just got to my room at the doubletree in Skokie! I brought 1 toy....
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 16 May 2015, 01:41:11
Yay it's so soon!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: apathy3cs on Sun, 17 May 2015, 22:48:03
Great time and great weekend hanging out and meeting everyone.  Until KC: Florida now :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 17 May 2015, 22:49:59

Yay it's so soon!

It's ending so soon.  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: geniekid on Sun, 17 May 2015, 23:28:08
This is super sad.  I'm unwatching all these posts before post-convention depression strikes! :)) :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sun, 17 May 2015, 23:29:03
I miss you all already :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: Halverson on Sun, 17 May 2015, 23:30:24
I miss you all already :(

And you never got to stop missing me :(

Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: hwood34 on Mon, 18 May 2015, 00:30:20
This is super sad.  I'm unwatching all these posts before post-convention depression strikes! :)) :(
It already has :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: evangs on Mon, 18 May 2015, 01:13:29
I miss you all already :(

I miss you more =(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 18 May 2015, 06:49:10
Everybody needs to move to the same place and start a keyboard development incubator.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 18 May 2015, 07:00:14
was sick as a dog most of the weekend. glad everyone had so much fun!! :D

what's next, keycon east or west?