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Title: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:11:48
Join us June 24th in Philadelphia for KeyCon 2017!!!  :)

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2017/03/05: Date poll is done!  :D  June 23-25 is the tentative winner, pending confirmation from att1cus.  ^-^

2017/02/22: Date poll is up!  :thumb:  Get those votes in!  ^-^

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

2017/02/12: City poll is up!  We have organizers for three cities so far:

Austin - XMIT
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Y'all come down to Texas. :))

If we host it in Austin:

1. I can partner with TechShop as a venue. I can run info sessions on injection molding, CNC milling, 3D printing, soldering, welding, painting, and laser cutting using their facilities.
2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.
3. I'll smoke a brisket. Seriously. It takes a day but it's amazing.
4. It's warm in the winter.

I'll show up if it's in Dallas or San Antonio for sure.
Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.
I'll put together a better pitch later but, by comparison, Austin will be warmer, have better BBQ, have more access to heavy machining facilities at TechShop, and maybe a little cheaper for lodging. But it also won't be as friendly for walking. Downtown is super friendly for walking, but the airport and the venue are not that close and will require cabs or ride shares to get around.

It seems like folks are more excited about the Philly option and that's fine but again I probably won't be able to make it up depending on the date.


Philadelphia - att1cus
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Reasons for keycon 2017 in Philly:

Facilities:
I work for Villanova university in Villanova, PA.  My job at VU is to help record and stream classes and events out to external students and interested parties, so I can stream this event live assuming we’re in an equipped room.  If we’re not in an equipped room, we can simply use a laptop and USB webcam to stream the event live on twitch.  As an employee, I can reserve classrooms on campus at any time, so long as they have not already been booked.  The facilities have AC/heat, wifi and Ethernet access, projectors with audio access, and plenty of rest rooms.  Campus also houses several dining halls for dining options during convention hours.  Parking at campus is free and convenient for transporting things to/from your car to the room(s) we choose.  I can even reserve other individual classrooms in case we are interested in doing break-out workshops (I.E. soldering 101). 

Transit: printed guides will be provided if you need them
Driving:
The campus has its own exit off of I-476, which has a close connection to I-95.  Commuting there will be very easy with GPS if you decide to drive.  As mentioned above, there will be plenty of free parking.

Trains:
Villanova has their own train station on the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line, provided by SEPTA. 30th street station in Philly is an Amtrak and SEPTA station, and is a major hub for interstate trains as well as the local regional rail trains.  Commuters can take an Amtrak train to 30th street station in Philly and then ride the regional rail train from there directly to Villanova’s campus.

Flights:
The philly international airport is directly on I-95 for anyone who wants to fly in and rent a car.  There is also a regional rail train that will take you directly to 30th street station in center city philly, where you can switch to the paoli/thorndale regional trail train and ride directly to campus.
 
Lodging:
There are several area hotels surrounding Villanova university, as well as plenty of hotels in the city.  I live about .5 miles from the campus, and can host 1 or 2 guests at my place.
 
Food:
Several on-campus dining halls and tons of options for eating around campus.  Restaurants for every palette: Chinese, Japanese, pizza/hoagies/steaks, wings, middle eastern, vegan, etc.  Also many, many restaurant options in the city and at KOP mall. 

Bars:
Lots of bars in walking distance to the campus.
 
Attractions:
Several museums in Philadelphia, including a display at UPenn on ENIAC – the first computer ever made.  King of Prussia mall is also close by, and is one of the largest malls in the country, with tons of restaurants and higher-end retailers, plus an awesome movie theater.  Their site has all their details: http://www.simon.com/mall/king-of-prussia . There are also many local historic sites, such as Valley Forge park in close proximity.  There’s also pro sporting events and music in the city if you are interested in those types of events while here.


San Francisco - Dominathan/jal
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I'd be willing to host in SF, if people would want to do it here (I know the Massdrop HQ keyboard meetup is also here).  My apartment building has a rentable space that could definitely work well.  Plus, I'm right next to BART.
Heck, I'd help with that, too, and could offer similar access to Techshop demos as has been discussed for Austin.

But given people have complained about the potential costs for doing this in the DC area, I'm pretty sure it is a nonstarter, given that we're in a neck-and-neck race with Manhattan for Most Expensive City. Also, we're pretty much as far left as you can go on the map, meaning worse flights for everyone <waves> over there.

That said, if for some reason folks wanted to do it, I'd love that and could throw effort and some resources at it.


The poll will be active for 1 week, starting 2017/02/12.




A new year is upon us, so a new KeyCon shall be planned.  I'd like to have a dedicated organizer this year, to ensure that the plans don't fall through.  Let's start the discussion by picking a location, keeping in mind that we will need someone to run the show and make things go smoothly. 

So with that - where do we want to meet up??

If you aren't familiar with KeyCon, check out the KeyCon 2015 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=172.0) subforum for some details on what it's all about.  ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:22:07
I have no recommendation, but am going to try my damndest to attend this year.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:22:47
I have no recommendation, but am going to try my damndest to attend this year.

+1

Just poor timing last year for me, hoping this year works out better
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:38:38
As long as the drive isn't too bad I'll be there!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:40:02
I do think the most logical choice would be Chicago.  I know there are a lot of people nearby that can help with planning, and its been done there quite a few times.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 15 January 2017, 18:52:46
Chicago would be nice but it'd be fun to change it up for 2017
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Post by: Halverson on Sun, 15 January 2017, 19:00:56
Keycon Cancun 2017
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Post by: tameone on Sun, 15 January 2017, 20:38:14
Chicago or Indianapolis. Indy being within striking distance of Chicago, Cincy, Columbus, Louisville,  even St Louis.
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Post by: dante on Sun, 15 January 2017, 21:44:12
Wisconsin or Chicago
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Post by: nathanrosspowell on Sun, 15 January 2017, 22:05:33
I'm interested.

One flipped artisan could buy me a plane ride to Chicago...   :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: kurplop on Sun, 15 January 2017, 22:31:56
 I would choose Austin Texas. Pretty centrally located, local for a lot of GHers,  and most important (for me), close enough for me to visit my family. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: romevi on Sun, 15 January 2017, 22:41:06
Depends on time and location. School definitely didn't let me go last year, but I'm hoping it won't be as chaotic this time around. I hope cptbadass makes it so we can go to Galloping Ghost if it's in Chicago, but anywhere that's easiest for all would be grand.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 16 January 2017, 00:37:42
Vegas is always a cheap place to fly... Chicago, New York, or Atlanta isnt bad either. Although Asheville, Austin, Portland, etc are awesome places, its difficult for a lot of people to get there easily.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:11:32
Chicago or Indianapolis. Indy being within striking distance of Chicago, Cincy, Columbus, Louisville,  even St Louis.

For the sake of change, I recommend someplace other than Chicago.  I think more southernly destination with cheaper flights from around the nation is a good idea, like Vegas, Texas, or Florida.

And somebody always says Indianapolis.  Nobody wants to visit Indianapolis unless they have to.  In addition, Indy is not a hub airport and does not have cheap flights from most locations.  Having a KeyCon there will not attract very many people, unless, of course, myself and a couple other people decide to go absolutely nuts with planning the best most awesome KeyCon ever and nobody will care if it's in some boring Midwest town.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:14:17
And Reddit really seems to be a catalyst for various regional meetups these days, which I believe has reduced the popularity of the national meetup.  Just a thought.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: dante on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:21:59
I hope cptbadass makes it so we can go to Galloping Ghost if it's in Chicago, but anywhere that's easiest for all would be grand.

The Galloping Ghost has rooms that can be rented for parties and such.  Maybe I'm being paranoid but the big question is if everyone goes off into groups to go play games who is going to watch the boards?  Having to carry your keyboard around from game to game is a PITA.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:22:19
I'd be down for Las Vegas.
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Post by: dgneo on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:25:09
In for wherever hopefully
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Post by: mniels on Mon, 16 January 2017, 08:40:22
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:36:49
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Mon, 16 January 2017, 09:59:44
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).


I can't  imagine that it would be any more expensive then say, Chicago.  Plus, you could do it in Arlington or Alexandria which would be less expensive and you are still only a 5 minute Metro from the city if you want to do some sight seeing.  And those areas by themselves are great and have lots to do.  Just a thought.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: rmendis on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:09:20
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).


I can't  imagine that it would be any more expensive then say, Chicago.  Plus, you could do it in Arlington or Alexandria which would be less expensive and you are still only a 5 minute Metro from the city if you want to do some sight seeing.  And those areas by themselves are great and have lots to do.  Just a thought.

This. It doesn't have to be held right downtown near the capitol or anything. There are plenty of nearby places around DC and northern VA that would be fun and very affordable for this type of event. Group tours of the area would be a nice side benefit.


"KC DC" make it happen! =)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Booper on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:11:20
YAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!
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Post by: jal on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:12:54
This. It doesn't have to be held right downtown near the capitol or anything. There are plenty of nearby places around DC and northern VA that would be fun and very affordable for this type of event. Group tours of the area would be a nice side benefit.

If going coastal is an option, Bay Area! The weather doesn't suck. I can find a cheap warehouse space in Oakland to hold it in.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Mon, 16 January 2017, 10:39:46
I vote Philadelphia, i'll buy u all tastykakes and wawa coffee.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 16 January 2017, 11:59:29
I vote Philadelphia, i'll buy u all tastykakes and wawa coffee.

Wawa coffee <3
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: chuckdee on Mon, 16 January 2017, 17:28:26
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).

No more expensive than other major cities, IME.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 16 January 2017, 17:29:15
I vote Philadelphia, i'll buy u all tastykakes and wawa coffee.

I'd vote for Philadelphia
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: dante on Mon, 16 January 2017, 17:38:45
What is tastykakes and why is it so uncomfortably close to bukake?
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Post by: jacobsmirror on Mon, 16 January 2017, 17:44:22
Y'all can shoot me down, but... Cleveland!

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Mon, 16 January 2017, 17:50:25
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).


I can't  imagine that it would be any more expensive then say, Chicago.  Plus, you could do it in Arlington or Alexandria which would be less expensive and you are still only a 5 minute Metro from the city if you want to do some sight seeing.  And those areas by themselves are great and have lots to do.  Just a thought.

This. It doesn't have to be held right downtown near the capitol or anything. There are plenty of nearby places around DC and northern VA that would be fun and very affordable for this type of event. Group tours of the area would be a nice side benefit.


"KC DC" make it happen! =)


See, even has a nice rhyming acronym!


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Title: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 16 January 2017, 18:03:50
The NoVa/Metro DC area actually wouldn't be too bad. There seems to be quite a lot of geekhackers in and around that area.

I vote Philadelphia, i'll buy u all tastykakes and wawa coffee.
Sheetz
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: dante on Mon, 16 January 2017, 18:07:20
When you say tastykakes are you referring to those things that look like hostess clones?
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Post by: BobsBoss on Mon, 16 January 2017, 21:40:55
Atlanta would be awesome. I have family there so, I would be able to make the con no doubt.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ArchDill on Mon, 16 January 2017, 22:07:17
A new year is upon us, so a new KeyCon shall be planned.  I'd like to have a dedicated organizer this year, to ensure that the plans don't fall through.  Let's start the discussion by picking a location, keeping in mind that we will need someone to run the show and make things go smoothly. 

So with that - where do we want to meet up??

If you aren't familiar with KeyCon, check out the KeyCon 2015 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=172.0) subforum for some details on what it's all about.  ^-^

DALLAS TEXAS!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 16 January 2017, 23:45:59
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).

We were just there for New Years and paid $119 a night for a Hilton in DuPont. Thats $200 less per night than what we paid in Asheville, NC last April. Your real expense if for those who have to fly as National or Dulles arent hubs and flights can get pricey. I can definitely help with setting up a DC meet though. I'm from there, family is still there, we go often and have plenty of local hookups.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: jjanssen1 on Tue, 17 January 2017, 03:11:46
Australia?
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Post by: MrWafoz on Tue, 17 January 2017, 10:59:29
Although I live in a suburb of Chicago and if it were here it would make my first keycon easy, it seems that the general consensus is not Chi-town so I would vote D.C. area. And out of curiosity are there age restriction on this event. I.e. 21+
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Tue, 17 January 2017, 11:31:39
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).

We were just there for New Years and paid $119 a night for a Hilton in DuPont. Thats $200 less per night than what we paid in Asheville, NC last April. Your real expense if for those who have to fly as National or Dulles arent hubs and flights can get pricey. I can definitely help with setting up a DC meet though. I'm from there, family is still there, we go often and have plenty of local hookups.


I am super new to the forum, so I am not the one who should run with the ball on this or anything, but if we do go with DC I am happy to lend a hand with whatever I can (I did suggest DC originally, after all!)

I am outside of the city in Leesburg and am in the Tyson's Corner and Arlington areas pretty frequently for work, so I can handle some boots on the ground assistance if DC ends up as the consensus.

FYI, with the Metro system expanded Tysons might be another area to consider.  Lots of convention space in about every price range you can imagine, and now there are two Metro stations that are accessible by foot from a lot of the spots in the area.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: polentA on Tue, 17 January 2017, 12:04:04
SF Bay Area is my vote, but with enough lead time, I can probably attend wherever it is. I am glad we are have this discussion right as 2017 starts though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 17 January 2017, 18:45:20
I'm down.  +1 for Wawa Tastey Kakes and Pat's Cheesesteaks (Philly), ATL, or Bay Area.  Denver/Vegas are decent hubs in the West if you guys want to move it westward.  I live in Portland, so unless it's CA, Seattle, Vegas, Phoenix, or Denver, I'm going to be paying $500 in airfare alone.  I'm used to it though.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 17 January 2017, 22:03:56
And out of curiosity are there age restriction on this event. I.e. 21+

No, I was 18 at the first keycon I went to.

The only hiccup caused by my age was not being able to got to any barcades.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Signature on Wed, 18 January 2017, 07:08:58
Mby a bit OT but when is it planned? I'm visiting the US over the summer, so I can adjust my trip if Keycon is running while I'm there :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: rmendis on Wed, 18 January 2017, 08:07:41
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).

We were just there for New Years and paid $119 a night for a Hilton in DuPont. Thats $200 less per night than what we paid in Asheville, NC last April. Your real expense if for those who have to fly as National or Dulles arent hubs and flights can get pricey. I can definitely help with setting up a DC meet though. I'm from there, family is still there, we go often and have plenty of local hookups.


I am super new to the forum, so I am not the one who should run with the ball on this or anything, but if we do go with DC I am happy to lend a hand with whatever I can (I did suggest DC originally, after all!)

I am outside of the city in Leesburg and am in the Tyson's Corner and Arlington areas pretty frequently for work, so I can handle some boots on the ground assistance if DC ends up as the consensus.

FYI, with the Metro system expanded Tysons might be another area to consider.  Lots of convention space in about every price range you can imagine, and now there are two Metro stations that are accessible by foot from a lot of the spots in the area.

Northern VA represent! I'm based in the Vienna area. Happy to provide some logistics support if it ends up in DC.

Maybe we can have a local VA/MD/DC meet up anyway. I'm sure there are plenty of folks from around the northeast and mid-atlantic that might have interest.

Anyway, here's hoping for KC DC. =)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: tameone on Wed, 18 January 2017, 12:43:35
If people are tired of Chicago, I vote Vegas.  Cheap flights, dirt cheap lodging, tons to do.  Would give me a nice excuse to go back; haven't been in some time.

Philly kind of fits all the necessary criteria.  Large enough airport and close proximity to the I95 mega dense population for easy driving for lots of people.  Moderate lodging costs right in the heart of the city, plenty to do outside of the con, lots of good food (dalessandro's anyone?????).

DC isn't much more expensive than other large cities for lodging and there's plenty to do. I don't think you'd need to host it outside the city to keep costs down, but you could stay outside due to the metro.  Flights aren't as cheap though, so that's a down side.  Anyone from this area can drive to Philly instead.  :p

The Rockies alone are enough to draw me to Denver.. don't care about anything else!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: dante on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:03:56
Although I prefer Wisconsin/Chicago ...
- If cheap flights are available
- It's on a weekend
- A couple of months notice is given
- A potential to share a ride
- Most importantly the food isn't going to suck

I would go with Denver or East Coast.

Did I mention the food isn't going to suck?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Badwrench on Wed, 18 January 2017, 15:15:06
I am always going to recommend San Diego.  Tons of good food, cheap lodging, and most importantly killer weather. 

If not, I also say Vegas.  With a couple months notice, the flight is downright cheap (although I would still probably drive - carpool anyone?).  The new downtown area is actually pretty nice, and if we go in the fall, the weather is pretty nice.   
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:13:56
Alright, I guess DC is okay then and I don't know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:25:23
Vegas would be fun but if we're going there we should wait until September (I turn 21 on August 21st  :p )
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Post by: rm-rf on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:26:17
I vote for Seattle! and Philly!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:33:32
My top choices right now are NoVa or Vegas. Of course that's assuming we have someone to organize.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mike52787 on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:49:38
Florida please! If it's florida, Ill be there.
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Post by: litster on Wed, 18 January 2017, 19:58:13
Anyone who works at Amazon, Google, Microsoft in the Seattle area?  Maybe they can reserve conference rooms in those companies.
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Post by: Kellybear on Wed, 18 January 2017, 23:51:46
I vote Seattle.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: keytohopiness on Thu, 19 January 2017, 12:48:35
Ditto!
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Post by: Waateva on Thu, 19 January 2017, 13:03:30
I vote for Flint.  Super cheap lodging, and a lot of people would get to experience the feeling of possibly being gunned down in an alley for the first time!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Thu, 19 January 2017, 19:07:15
If people are tired of Chicago, I vote Vegas.  Cheap flights, dirt cheap lodging, tons to do.  Would give me a nice excuse to go back; haven't been in some time.

Philly kind of fits all the necessary criteria.  Large enough airport and close proximity to the I95 mega dense population for easy driving for lots of people.  Moderate lodging costs right in the heart of the city, plenty to do outside of the con, lots of good food (dalessandro's anyone?????).

DC isn't much more expensive than other large cities for lodging and there's plenty to do. I don't think you'd need to host it outside the city to keep costs down, but you could stay outside due to the metro.  Flights aren't as cheap though, so that's a down side.  Anyone from this area can drive to Philly instead.  :p

The Rockies alone are enough to draw me to Denver.. don't care about anything else!
I like you.  They are 5 minutes from my house!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: jal on Thu, 19 January 2017, 19:47:00
I'd personally lean Los Vegas, not that my vote should mean much. I don't especially like Vegas, but it is easy for me to get to and cheap, and I'm coming for the people and the keyboards, not the gambling and blow, so local attractions don't mean much to me.

Philadelphia would probably be my East Coast choice; I used to live in NYC and could visit some old friends before or after.

Every time I've been to D.C. something bad has happened. Doesn't mean I won't come, but I'll pack extra lawyers, guns and money.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: riotonthebay on Fri, 20 January 2017, 10:44:25
Las Vegas  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Vadurr on Fri, 20 January 2017, 16:51:36
In for Vegas!
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Post by: bmmcwhirt on Fri, 20 January 2017, 21:20:56
Indianapolis is pretty central.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 21 January 2017, 00:04:34
Indianapolis is pretty central.

But it's in Indiana
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: romevi on Sat, 21 January 2017, 00:17:30
Indianapolis is pretty central.

But it's in Indiana

^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sat, 21 January 2017, 00:27:37
Is there anyone in vegas that is willing to organize everything?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: exitfire401 on Sat, 21 January 2017, 01:20:48
I vote for Flint.  Super cheap lodging, and a lot of people would get to experience the feeling of possibly being gunned down in an alley for the first time!

Or K-zoo, where your uber will get you where you're going, but take a few lives before or after
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: XMIT on Sat, 21 January 2017, 13:21:30
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

If we host it in Austin:

1. I can partner with TechShop as a venue. I can run info sessions on injection molding, CNC milling, 3D printing, soldering, welding, painting, and laser cutting using their facilities.
2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.
3. I'll smoke a brisket. Seriously. It takes a day but it's amazing.
4. It's warm in the winter.

I'll show up if it's in Dallas or San Antonio for sure.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 21 January 2017, 13:37:17
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

If we host it in Austin:

1. I can partner with TechShop as a venue. I can run info sessions on injection molding, CNC milling, 3D printing, soldering, welding, painting, and laser cutting using their facilities.
2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.
3. I'll smoke a brisket. Seriously. It takes a day but it's amazing.
4. It's warm in the winter.

I'll show up if it's in Dallas or San Antonio for sure.

This sounds like the best option so far.

I took a quick scroll through that collection folder, with all those vintage boards what made you buy a Blackwidow?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: XMIT on Sat, 21 January 2017, 14:45:30
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

This sounds like the best option so far.

I took a quick scroll through that collection folder, with all those vintage boards what made you buy a Blackwidow?

Buy?! :))

These were recycler finds. At least, the big ones were. The little one was something that Goodwill Austin was selling online. I fully believe in supporting the good work they do by buying their stuff. Plus, Razer Greens in good condition aren't so bad - I prefer them to Cherry MX Blues (higher actuation, lighter, less hysteresis).

Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Sat, 21 January 2017, 14:54:16
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

This sounds like the best option so far.

I took a quick scroll through that collection folder, with all those vintage boards what made you buy a Blackwidow?

Buy?! :))

These were recycler finds. At least, the big ones were. The little one was something that Goodwill Austin was selling online. I fully believe in supporting the good work they do by buying their stuff. Plus, Razer Greens in good condition aren't so bad - I prefer them to Cherry MX Blues (higher actuation, lighter, less hysteresis).

Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.


Thank you for making me feel like I do think spend my free time efficiently.....


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 21 January 2017, 14:57:11
Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.

Texas just moved to my top choice for this Keycon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: XMIT on Sat, 21 January 2017, 15:07:53
Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.

Texas just moved to my top choice for this Keycon.

If you do this during the summer, I don't think you'll enjoy it nearly as much. Spring and fall are the best weather wise. Summer is hot, and winter can be anything.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: kurplop on Sat, 21 January 2017, 18:34:29
Great offer, XMIT. I think it would be fun to check out your stash. Summer heat in Texas is oppressive but spring and fall can be real nice.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: pinkizhip on Sat, 21 January 2017, 19:04:19
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

If we host it in Austin:

1. I can partner with TechShop as a venue. I can run info sessions on injection molding, CNC milling, 3D printing, soldering, welding, painting, and laser cutting using their facilities.
2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.
3. I'll smoke a brisket. Seriously. It takes a day but it's amazing.
4. It's warm in the winter.

I'll show up if it's in Dallas or San Antonio for sure.

This sounds awesome. I'd try to make this shindig.
+1
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Air tree on Sun, 22 January 2017, 07:48:33
Texas sounds great!


I'll see if I can afford to go this year. If it's texas it'll be a lot closer.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Ciemnika on Sun, 22 January 2017, 09:53:13
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).


I can't  imagine that it would be any more expensive then say, Chicago.  Plus, you could do it in Arlington or Alexandria which would be less expensive and you are still only a 5 minute Metro from the city if you want to do some sight seeing.  And those areas by themselves are great and have lots to do.  Just a thought.

This. It doesn't have to be held right downtown near the capitol or anything. There are plenty of nearby places around DC and northern VA that would be fun and very affordable for this type of event. Group tours of the area would be a nice side benefit.


"KC DC" make it happen! =)
Since I live in Northern VA, I'm a huge fan of this plan. I'm right by Dulles airport if anyone has questions about the area.

Just so y'all know, NoVA is not expensive to visit. It's not as inexpensive as middle-of-nowhere Alabama, of course, but anywhere that's a massive destination for tourists tends to have artificially deflated prices for accommodations unless it's a luxury destination (see: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Cancun, etc.). I've brought my parents here numerous times, and have put them in 4-star and 5-star hotels every single time and paid never more than $175 a night (for the Ritz Carlton), and typically closer to $120 a night.

There are lots of places where a convention could be held in VA or DC, but the smart choice would be to do it west of the city, not south, and definitely not inside. Look at Reston, Vienna, or Falls Church as possible central location points, which are all easily metro-accessible for people who'd like to venture into the city.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Sun, 22 January 2017, 09:59:47
Our nation's Capitol, maybe?  Two airports, lots of flight choices, and more possible locations than you can shake a stick at.


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Also expensive AF for places to stay (or at least what people that have traveled there recently have told me).


I can't  imagine that it would be any more expensive then say, Chicago.  Plus, you could do it in Arlington or Alexandria which would be less expensive and you are still only a 5 minute Metro from the city if you want to do some sight seeing.  And those areas by themselves are great and have lots to do.  Just a thought.

This. It doesn't have to be held right downtown near the capitol or anything. There are plenty of nearby places around DC and northern VA that would be fun and very affordable for this type of event. Group tours of the area would be a nice side benefit.


"KC DC" make it happen! =)
Since I live in Northern VA, I'm a huge fan of this plan. I'm right by Dulles airport if anyone has questions about the area.

Just so y'all know, NoVA is not expensive to visit. It's not as inexpensive as middle-of-nowhere Alabama, of course, but anywhere that's a massive destination for tourists tends to have artificially deflated prices for accommodations unless it's a luxury destination (see: Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Cancun, etc.). I've brought my parents here numerous times, and have put them in 4-star and 5-star hotels every single time and paid never more than $175 a night (for the Ritz Carlton), and typically closer to $120 a night.

There are lots of places where a convention could be held in VA or DC, but the smart choice would be to do it west of the city, not south, and definitely not inside. Look at Reston, Vienna, or Falls Church as possible central location points, which are all easily metro-accessible for people who'd like to venture into the city.


Just for as a point of reference, when I was living in Reston a couple of years ago I would put my folks up in a very nice Hampton Inn for around $100 a night, often less than that.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 22 January 2017, 10:13:29
You can get a motel room up by where I am for like $80 a night or something. Hotels in downtown Austin proper will be more expensive. But drive about 30 minutes out of downtown and you're in the country.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: dante on Sun, 22 January 2017, 10:37:56
Y'all come down to Texas. :))

If we host it in Austin:

1. I can partner with TechShop as a venue. I can run info sessions on injection molding, CNC milling, 3D printing, soldering, welding, painting, and laser cutting using their facilities.
2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.
3. I'll smoke a brisket. Seriously. It takes a day but it's amazing.
4. It's warm in the winter.

I'll show up if it's in Dallas or San Antonio for sure.

SOLD.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: aviphysics on Sun, 22 January 2017, 11:03:04
Seattle, or anywhere West of Las Vegas.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Spopepro on Sun, 22 January 2017, 11:26:13
DC area *is* slightly more pricy than many when you consider flight, lodging, and food, but I also thought it was one of my favorite places to visit when I had no money, just because all the sightseeing is cheap or free. It is probably the friendliest location to young (<21) folks because there's lots of stuff to do.

Vegas is cheap for flights and lodging, but can be down right hostile if you're young, and I've found that in recent years entertainment costs have gone nuts. Still, as a central-ish location that is easy for everyone to get to, it works.

But the thing that really makes a key con awesome is when someone, or a team of people, who are willing to do the heavy lifting of playing host. With that in mind, it's going to be tough to beat XMIT's offer of Austin. While most people think of the cost of attending, the quality of the event is all about planning and ownership. Having events, demos, and a big collection already ready to go (my fave part of the CA con was the crazy historical collections gathered in one place), Austin is probably the best plan at this point.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: mniels on Sun, 22 January 2017, 11:39:24
Unfortunately, the DC area is the only place I could attend (two small children makes leaving a little difficult) but the Austin idea is pretty awesome if that is where it ends up. Just make sure to post lots of photos!


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: Badwrench on Sun, 22 January 2017, 12:50:24
Plus - I can't promise this at all but there could be a little field trip to a good vintage finds place in Kerrville (2 hours) or a recycling facility in Dallas (3 hours). If it happens I've got a car that can haul seven adults plus me.

Texas just moved to my top choice for this Keycon.

If you do this during the summer, I don't think you'll enjoy it nearly as much. Spring and fall are the best weather wise. Summer is hot, and winter can be anything.

I think the fall would be a great time to meet up there.  If we do early fall, flights and lodging should be much lower since there is no holiday or usual planned travel then. 

A quick look at Southwest from the west coast for early fall (August) shows about $500 round trip.  This price should actually drop a little as the date approaches when they start to see more empty seats not being purchased.

By comparison, Las Vegas pricing is coming in under $200 for the flight.   :(


Also, I would be willing to bring my soldering gear (or use someone elses) to do a presentation.  If it is in Vegas, I would be driving anyways, so 3 less people need to rent a car.   :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: aptivaboy on Sun, 22 January 2017, 23:23:44
I'd like to toss my vote in for the Vegas area. Tons of cheap flights there (mainline and puddle jumper), tons of places to stay, tons of places to hold an event in, and tons of places to eat.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: apathy3cs on Mon, 23 January 2017, 00:27:28
As long as I remember to keep track of this I'm one of the more open for locations.  I would rather it in driving distance (Texas is a long drive but it's not a bad one - done it twice). 

I will also agree that that Texas recommendation by XMIT sounds amazing, so that's where my recommendation lies.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: digifiend on Mon, 23 January 2017, 00:52:46
From a purely objective point of view (I'm not likely to be able to make this until job is solidified), Austin sounds amazing.

I'd also suggest SoCal as an option if somebody can organize.  Plenty to do here, weather is nice 95% of the time, etc...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: bmmcwhirt on Mon, 23 January 2017, 11:27:42
Indianapolis is pretty central.

But it's in Indiana

There is a reason why there are so many Cons in IN, like GenCon, Starbase Indy, etc...

It's clean, cheap, and unlike Chicago you wont get murdered, and unlike Vegas your not constantly harassed by prostitutes. I no longer goto DefCon because of Vegas.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: litster on Mon, 23 January 2017, 12:16:28

2. You can see my keyboard collection in person. https://goo.gl/photos/5phzWXQMQZ9jwcvD9. I've got a truck and can bring as many boards as people want to see.

Holy **** XMIT!  Your collection is incredible!  Much respect.  It would be great if you will host it in Austin.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Tue, 24 January 2017, 05:40:24
Holy **** XMIT!  Your collection is incredible!  Much respect.  It would be great if you will host it in Austin.

I'm happy to host but it's up to all of you to figure out where this is going to be. I usually fly Southwest in and out of Austin airport and the fares aren't so bad. But it's true, places like Las Vegas will always be less expensive. So let's see what happens!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: kurplop on Tue, 24 January 2017, 06:33:11
My son-in-law sets up trade conferences in the Austin area all the time and is willing to help if desired. What would our specific needs be?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Tue, 24 January 2017, 06:41:54
My son-in-law sets up trade conferences in the Austin area all the time and is willing to help if desired. What would our specific needs be?

So the tough one - namely, a venue - is all but settled. TechShop in Round Rock can host. I'm a member there and I can book their conference space for events. That's where we are having the Austin keyboard meetup in March.

This would look a lot like an Austin keyboard meetup. We'd have a space for a while, tables, a space to give presentations, lots of parking, maybe haul in some food. I would probably spend much of the day running demos since you need to be a member to use the machines.

There would be all manner of little errands to run the day of: picking people up from the airport or their hotels if they are having trouble, moving food around, setting up tables. Beforehand, any sort of advertising would be good.

But, really, there is not much. Things like travel, and raffles and giveaways and demos, can be easily delegated.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: kurplop on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:03:28
It looks like you're able to do much of the heavy lifting. That all sounds great. I'm sure there would be a lot of volunteers willing to help with those other details.

Vegas is closer for me but I've done the LA to Austin drive many times. It's a 21 hour drive. Makes for a long day but the roads are great.

The more I hear, the better the Austin area is sounding to me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:20:03
 But no more Uber in Austin :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:38:48
But no more Uber in Austin :(

Yeah, and no Lyft either, that is really terrible. But there are a bunch of Austin specific ride sharing services such as Fasten. If we end up doing something here I'd put together some information for guests including a list of ride shares. Best to install those apps before getting on the plane.

If you're not aware, Austin wanted Uber and Lyft to fingerprint their drivers ("think of the children" politics...) so they pulled out.

That's just in Austin, though. I live in Cedar Park and the venue is in Round Rock. They still have Uber and Lyft. But the airport is in Austin, as are the bus and train stations.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 24 January 2017, 07:52:05
But no more Uber in Austin :(

Yeah, and no Lyft either, that is really terrible. But there are a bunch of Austin specific ride sharing services such as Fasten. If we end up doing something here I'd put together some information for guests including a list of ride shares. Best to install those apps before getting on the plane.

If you're not aware, Austin wanted Uber and Lyft to fingerprint their drivers ("think of the children" politics...) so they pulled out.

That's just in Austin, though. I live in Cedar Park and the venue is in Round Rock. They still have Uber and Lyft. But the airport is in Austin, as are the bus and train stations.
Haha yeah I was mostly joking about it. From what I have heard, it's a pretty hot topic of discussion in Austin.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: nugglets on Tue, 24 January 2017, 08:14:27
and unlike Vegas your not constantly harassed by prostitutes.

This honestly made me LOL. I've been going to Vegas 2-3x a year, every year, for 13 years now (plus many trips with my Dad as a kid). In all that time, I've talked with a prostitute maybe five times. And at least two of those were me approaching them like an ******* to prove a point to someone who didn't believe they were a prostitute.

Then again, I've never been to DefCon (though I've been in Vegas during DefCon, as well as the AVN Awards and a dozen other large events) so maybe they just know the lonely nerd crowd keeps them busy and so they target it? Only thing I can think of. I don't see KeyCon having the same draw for them, so we should be safe ;)

If it's in Austin, I nominate myself for the "drink beer all morning while waiting in line at Franklin's" contingent.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: jal on Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:09:40
I would probably spend much of the day running demos since you need to be a member to use the machines.

FWIW, I'm not sure if I can commit to attending yet, but I'm a TS member as well, and wouldn't mind demoing. I'm mainly a metal guy, but have done the SBUs on all of the wood equipment at the SF shop, as well as several others.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:43:12
I am definitely in support of anywhere in the northeast, especially Philly or NYC. I could definitely help organize/scout places/cook/etc, especially in NYC area. Lots of good brewerys, restaurants, record stores, multiple barcades and obviously a **** ton of tourist attractions. Hell, if we get a permit we could just set up in central park or something and just have a keyboard picnic.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: dgneo on Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:54:59
I am definitely in support of anywhere in the northeast, especially Philly or NYC. I could definitely help organize/scout places/cook/etc, especially in NYC area. Lots of good brewerys, restaurants, record stores, multiple barcades and obviously a **** ton of tourist attractions. Hell, if we get a permit we could just set up in central park or something and just have a keyboard picnic.

Seconding Philly/NYC. Northeast would be amazing
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: ntw on Tue, 24 January 2017, 09:57:40
there should be live-streaming option so people from other countries are able to join virtually
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 24 January 2017, 10:03:38
I live and work in Villanova, PA right outside Philly, and I work for Villanova university.

I'm volunteering my time and resources as an organizer if you guys need one. 

I can host a keycon right here at Villanova.  We have large spaces equipped with internet and streaming technologies for broadcasting classes and lectures, which we could use to live stream this event.  It's also very easy to get to Villanova and has lots of parking that I'm sure I could arrange for us.  I also live about 2 minutes from the university if we should need anything from my place.  I can provide lodging for a few others at my place as well, if needed.

EDIT: There's also affordable lodging nearby.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Tue, 24 January 2017, 10:33:58
I would probably spend much of the day running demos since you need to be a member to use the machines.

FWIW, I'm not sure if I can commit to attending yet, but I'm a TS member as well, and wouldn't mind demoing. I'm mainly a metal guy, but have done the SBUs on all of the wood equipment at the SF shop, as well as several others.

Fantastic. SBUs (safety and basic use classes, for non Techshop members) sometimes transfer across locations. If this ends up happening let's chat more seriously about you running some demos. That would be amazing, and free me up to actually chat with some people.

The Austin - Round Rock Techshop is really big, and all on one floor, compared to SF.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 24 January 2017, 13:22:08
there should be live-streaming option so people from other countries are able to join virtually

The 2015 Keycon had an Instagram page and I think some of the presentations were streamed. I'm sure something similar will happen for this one (assuming it's larger than the 2016 "Keycon"  :)) )
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Tue, 24 January 2017, 14:10:56
Chicago would be awesome because it'd be easy for me to get there, but honestly the longer I live here the more I want to leave, so...Southern California?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!!
Post by: keytohopiness on Tue, 24 January 2017, 14:34:41
I vote for Flint.  Super cheap lodging, and a lot of people would get to experience the feeling of possibly being gunned down in an alley for the first time!

I'm bringing bottled water.   :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: absyrd on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:13:22
Quite a few of you bringing up Philly. This is the only way I'd have a chance at hanging with y'all.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: dgneo on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:20:59
Quite a few of you bringing up Philly. This is the only way I'd have a chance at hanging with y'all.

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 24 January 2017, 15:31:31
Quite a few of you bringing up Philly. This is the only way I'd have a chance at hanging with y'all.

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Tue, 24 January 2017, 16:09:40
Definitely not going to happen, but if you guys wanna do Vegas... come onnnnn downnnnnnn
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: rarar on Tue, 24 January 2017, 23:24:24
MIDWEST! I'd vote for Minnesota/Wisconsin but I doubt that would happen. Chicago is the only logical choice.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 26 January 2017, 21:25:10
Austin would a great option - I need to get back there.  :thumb:  And it sounds like we'd have a host/venue/etc, which of course is one of the most critical components. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: baechooboi on Sat, 28 January 2017, 06:51:10
+1 for Philly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Sat, 28 January 2017, 21:27:48
I live and work in Villanova, PA right outside Philly, and I work for Villanova university.

I'm volunteering my time and resources as an organizer if you guys need one. 

I can host a keycon right here at Villanova.  We have large spaces equipped with internet and streaming technologies for broadcasting classes and lectures, which we could use to live stream this event.  It's also very easy to get to Villanova and has lots of parking that I'm sure I could arrange for us.  I also live about 2 minutes from the university if we should need anything from my place.  I can provide lodging for a few others at my place as well, if needed.

EDIT: There's also affordable lodging nearby.

I'd seriously love to host - let me know :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sat, 28 January 2017, 22:27:36
I live and work in Villanova, PA right outside Philly, and I work for Villanova university.

I'm volunteering my time and resources as an organizer if you guys need one. 

I can host a keycon right here at Villanova.  We have large spaces equipped with internet and streaming technologies for broadcasting classes and lectures, which we could use to live stream this event.  It's also very easy to get to Villanova and has lots of parking that I'm sure I could arrange for us.  I also live about 2 minutes from the university if we should need anything from my place.  I can provide lodging for a few others at my place as well, if needed.

EDIT: There's also affordable lodging nearby.

I'd seriously love to host - let me know :)

Id be down for PA.  Philly is only around 2 hours from my hometown, so it would be super convenient.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 30 January 2017, 21:33:47
I live and work in Villanova, PA right outside Philly, and I work for Villanova university.

I'm volunteering my time and resources as an organizer if you guys need one. 

I can host a keycon right here at Villanova.  We have large spaces equipped with internet and streaming technologies for broadcasting classes and lectures, which we could use to live stream this event.  It's also very easy to get to Villanova and has lots of parking that I'm sure I could arrange for us.  I also live about 2 minutes from the university if we should need anything from my place.  I can provide lodging for a few others at my place as well, if needed.

EDIT: There's also affordable lodging nearby.

I'd seriously love to host - let me know :)

I can get behind this too; been meaning to get out to Philly at some point.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Mon, 30 January 2017, 21:46:57
I'm honored that youre seriously considering Austin and I would be delighted to host. That being said we should pick a place that is best for everyone, here or elsewhere.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 30 January 2017, 22:15:42
We should start a city poll soon, try to have a location picked by mid february so keycon this year doesn't fizzle out like it did last year.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Tue, 31 January 2017, 15:05:05
We should start a city poll soon, try to have a location picked by mid february so keycon this year doesn't fizzle out like it did last year.
Well so far we have a proposed organizer for philly and Austin.

If we don't see anymore options, I'll make a poll next week and we can go from there. I agree though, if this is going to happen we need to choose a location soon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Tue, 31 January 2017, 17:01:53
We should start a city poll soon, try to have a location picked by mid february so keycon this year doesn't fizzle out like it did last year.
Well so far we have a proposed organizer for philly and Austin.

If we don't see anymore options, I'll make a poll next week and we can go from there. I agree though, if this is going to happen we need to choose a location soon.

It might make sense for those people to come up with a short pitch, something like a short description of the city and prospective locations/attractions/etc, a long with a list of hosts/planners, to accompany the poll so people know what they're voting on.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 31 January 2017, 17:04:15
That's a great idea, a small sales pitch for each of the city options.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Tue, 31 January 2017, 19:33:28
Sounds great to me. I'd be happy to put something together for Austin.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Halverson on Tue, 31 January 2017, 19:41:42
Sounds great to me. I'd be happy to put something together for Austin.

Austin has the MondoTees gallery, I've only wanted to go there for years!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: jKaw on Wed, 01 February 2017, 08:58:55
I live and work in Villanova, PA right outside Philly, and I work for Villanova university.

I'm volunteering my time and resources as an organizer if you guys need one. 

I can host a keycon right here at Villanova.  We have large spaces equipped with internet and streaming technologies for broadcasting classes and lectures, which we could use to live stream this event.  It's also very easy to get to Villanova and has lots of parking that I'm sure I could arrange for us.  I also live about 2 minutes from the university if we should need anything from my place.  I can provide lodging for a few others at my place as well, if needed.

EDIT: There's also affordable lodging nearby.

I second this. I actually live right on the border of Philly and it's suburbs. I would be down to donate some time in helping out as much as I can. I used to be a restaurant manager / trainer for two of the biggest franchises of Dunkin Donuts in the Philly area, so I can see if I could get some kind of discount / donation. Now I operate my own mom and pop donut shop, but nothing of the DD volume, but my own boss right? Haha.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Air tree on Wed, 01 February 2017, 09:22:21
Does Austin have a decent homeless shelter? Maybe I can sleep there with my keyboards and artisans while the meetup is happening.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 01 February 2017, 09:39:48
Does Austin have a decent homeless shelter? Maybe I can sleep there with my keyboards and artisans while the meetup is happening.

Or crash with other people visiting?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Air tree on Wed, 01 February 2017, 09:55:15
Does Austin have a decent homeless shelter? Maybe I can sleep there with my keyboards and artisans while the meetup is happening.

Or crash with other people visiting?
I'm sure there are some fellow keyboard enthusiasts at the shelter.   :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 01 February 2017, 12:41:15
Can we get a rough estimate of how many people usually show up?  With that I can pick one or a few specific locations on Villanova's campus and send details along.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Wed, 01 February 2017, 12:45:04
Does Austin have a decent homeless shelter? Maybe I can sleep there with my keyboards and artisans while the meetup is happening.

Or crash with other people visiting?
I'm sure there are some fellow keyboard enthusiasts at the shelter.   :p

Yeah, there is one downtown. But - hotels are about $50-$60 a night up by me and maybe $100 a night within walking distance of the TechShop venue. Also there are good number of local keyboard enthusiasts, the Texas Mechanical Keyboard group on Facebook. Some of them are active on /r/MechanicalKeyboards or perhaps here.

If we do end up hosting things here I'll try to get folks to offer up hosting as able.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: IBMPCDOS5 on Wed, 01 February 2017, 17:48:52
I vote on Chicago. I wanna experience KeyCon for the first time.

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Thu, 02 February 2017, 09:14:05
I'll try to put together a pitch now that I know how many people to account for.  Stay tuned, folks.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: fendent on Mon, 06 February 2017, 11:58:55
Oooooh boy! Philly sounds good to me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 07 February 2017, 13:59:56
Should we set a date for the city poll to go up?

I'd say we should try to have the poll up by the end of this coming weekend and then leave it open for 2ish weeks so we can have a city selected by the end of February. In the past keycon has been in May so that would give everyone 2ish months to set up travel plans (assuming we want Keycon to take place in May again).
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: fendent on Tue, 07 February 2017, 15:58:35
I'll try to put together a pitch now that I know how many people to account for.  Stay tuned, folks.

Is Loyola on SEPTA? Would be nice for some place on the metro for people flying in.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:20:12
I'll try to put together a pitch now that I know how many people to account for.  Stay tuned, folks.

Is Loyola on SEPTA? Would be nice for some place on the metro for people flying in.

I dont think SEPTA, but I'm sure they're on Amtrak, which does go straight to philly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:24:41
Can't promise that I'll be able to make a KeyCon in Philly in May due to some other prior engagements. I guess I'll just have to make a strong case for Austin. :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:50:43
Reasons for keycon 2017 in Philly:

Facilities:
I work for Villanova university in Villanova, PA.  My job at VU is to help record and stream classes and events out to external students and interested parties, so I can stream this event live assuming we’re in an equipped room.  If we’re not in an equipped room, we can simply use a laptop and USB webcam to stream the event live on twitch.  As an employee, I can reserve classrooms on campus at any time, so long as they have not already been booked.  The facilities have AC/heat, wifi and Ethernet access, projectors with audio access, and plenty of rest rooms.  Campus also houses several dining halls for dining options during convention hours.  Parking at campus is free and convenient for transporting things to/from your car to the room(s) we choose.  I can even reserve other individual classrooms in case we are interested in doing break-out workshops (I.E. soldering 101). 

Transit: printed guides will be provided if you need them
Driving:
The campus has its own exit off of I-476, which has a close connection to I-95.  Commuting there will be very easy with GPS if you decide to drive.  As mentioned above, there will be plenty of free parking.

Trains:
Villanova has their own train station on the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line, provided by SEPTA. 30th street station in Philly is an Amtrak and SEPTA station, and is a major hub for interstate trains as well as the local regional rail trains.  Commuters can take an Amtrak train to 30th street station in Philly and then ride the regional rail train from there directly to Villanova’s campus.

Flights:
The philly international airport is directly on I-95 for anyone who wants to fly in and rent a car.  There is also a regional rail train that will take you directly to 30th street station in center city philly, where you can switch to the paoli/thorndale regional trail train and ride directly to campus.
 
Lodging:
There are several area hotels surrounding Villanova university, as well as plenty of hotels in the city.  I live about .5 miles from the campus, and can host 1 or 2 guests at my place.
 
Food:
Several on-campus dining halls and tons of options for eating around campus.  Restaurants for every palette: Chinese, Japanese, pizza/hoagies/steaks, wings, middle eastern, vegan, etc.  Also many, many restaurant options in the city and at KOP mall. 

Bars:
Lots of bars in walking distance to the campus.
 
Attractions:
Several museums in Philadelphia, including a display at UPenn on ENIAC – the first computer ever made.  King of Prussia mall is also close by, and is one of the largest malls in the country, with tons of restaurants and higher-end retailers, plus an awesome movie theater.  Their site has all their details: http://www.simon.com/mall/king-of-prussia . There are also many local historic sites, such as Valley Forge park in close proximity.  There’s also pro sporting events and music in the city if you are interested in those types of events while here. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 08 February 2017, 10:52:25
Reasons for keycon 2017 in Philly:

Facilities:
I work for Villanova university in Villanova, PA.  My job at VU is to help record and stream classes and events out to external students and interested parties, so I can stream this event live assuming we’re in an equipped room.  If we’re not in an equipped room, we can simply use a laptop and USB webcam to stream the event live on twitch.  As an employee, I can reserve classrooms on campus at any time, so long as they have not already been booked.  The facilities have AC/heat, wifi and Ethernet access, projectors with audio access, and plenty of rest rooms.  Campus also houses several dining halls for dining options during convention hours.  Parking at campus is free and convenient for transporting things to/from your car to the room(s) we choose.  I can even reserve other individual classrooms in case we are interested in doing break-out workshops (I.E. soldering 101). 

Transit: printed guides will be provided if you need them
Driving:
The campus has its own exit off of I-476, which has a close connection to I-95.  Commuting there will be very easy with GPS if you decide to drive.  As mentioned above, there will be plenty of free parking.

Trains:
Villanova has their own train station on the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line, provided by SEPTA. 30th street station in Philly is an Amtrak and SEPTA station, and is a major hub for interstate trains as well as the local regional rail trains.  Commuters can take an Amtrak train to 30th street station in Philly and then ride the regional rail train from there directly to Villanova’s campus.

Flights:
The philly international airport is directly on I-95 for anyone who wants to fly in and rent a car.  There is also a regional rail train that will take you directly to 30th street station in center city philly, where you can switch to the paoli/thorndale regional trail train and ride directly to campus.
 
Lodging:
There are several area hotels surrounding Villanova university, as well as plenty of hotels in the city.  I live about .5 miles from the campus, and can host 1 or 2 guests at my place.
 
Food:
Several on-campus dining halls and tons of options for eating around campus.  Restaurants for every palette: Chinese, Japanese, pizza/hoagies/steaks, wings, middle eastern, vegan, etc.  Also many, many restaurant options in the city and at KOP mall. 

Bars:
Lots of bars in walking distance to the campus.
 
Attractions:
Several museums in Philadelphia, including a display at UPenn on ENIAC – the first computer ever made.  King of Prussia mall is also close by, and is one of the largest malls in the country, with tons of restaurants and higher-end retailers, plus an awesome movie theater.  Their site has all their details: http://www.simon.com/mall/king-of-prussia . There are also many local historic sites, such as Valley Forge park in close proximity.  There’s also pro sporting events and music in the city if you are interested in those types of events while here.

Why this looks like a lovely option! This "Philadelphia" sounds right charming!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Floody on Wed, 08 February 2017, 11:03:20
Reasons for keycon 2017 in Philly:

Facilities:
I work for Villanova university in Villanova, PA.  My job at VU is to help record and stream classes and events out to external students and interested parties, so I can stream this event live assuming we’re in an equipped room.  If we’re not in an equipped room, we can simply use a laptop and USB webcam to stream the event live on twitch.  As an employee, I can reserve classrooms on campus at any time, so long as they have not already been booked.  The facilities have AC/heat, wifi and Ethernet access, projectors with audio access, and plenty of rest rooms.  Campus also houses several dining halls for dining options during convention hours.  Parking at campus is free and convenient for transporting things to/from your car to the room(s) we choose.  I can even reserve other individual classrooms in case we are interested in doing break-out workshops (I.E. soldering 101). 

Transit: printed guides will be provided if you need them
Driving:
The campus has its own exit off of I-476, which has a close connection to I-95.  Commuting there will be very easy with GPS if you decide to drive.  As mentioned above, there will be plenty of free parking.

Trains:
Villanova has their own train station on the Paoli/Thorndale regional rail line, provided by SEPTA. 30th street station in Philly is an Amtrak and SEPTA station, and is a major hub for interstate trains as well as the local regional rail trains.  Commuters can take an Amtrak train to 30th street station in Philly and then ride the regional rail train from there directly to Villanova’s campus.

Flights:
The philly international airport is directly on I-95 for anyone who wants to fly in and rent a car.  There is also a regional rail train that will take you directly to 30th street station in center city philly, where you can switch to the paoli/thorndale regional trail train and ride directly to campus.
 
Lodging:
There are several area hotels surrounding Villanova university, as well as plenty of hotels in the city.  I live about .5 miles from the campus, and can host 1 or 2 guests at my place.
 
Food:
Several on-campus dining halls and tons of options for eating around campus.  Restaurants for every palette: Chinese, Japanese, pizza/hoagies/steaks, wings, middle eastern, vegan, etc.  Also many, many restaurant options in the city and at KOP mall. 

Bars:
Lots of bars in walking distance to the campus.
 
Attractions:
Several museums in Philadelphia, including a display at UPenn on ENIAC – the first computer ever made.  King of Prussia mall is also close by, and is one of the largest malls in the country, with tons of restaurants and higher-end retailers, plus an awesome movie theater.  Their site has all their details: http://www.simon.com/mall/king-of-prussia . There are also many local historic sites, such as Valley Forge park in close proximity.  There’s also pro sporting events and music in the city if you are interested in those types of events while here.
What a pitch! Sounds like a good site for those trying to get a lot out of the trip.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Wed, 08 February 2017, 11:07:34
I'll put together a better pitch later but, by comparison, Austin will be warmer, have better BBQ, have more access to heavy machining facilities at TechShop, and maybe a little cheaper for lodging. But it also won't be as friendly for walking. Downtown is super friendly for walking, but the airport and the venue are not that close and will require cabs or ride shares to get around.

It seems like folks are more excited about the Philly option and that's fine but again I probably won't be able to make it up depending on the date.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 08 February 2017, 11:42:51
I'll put together a better pitch later but, by comparison, Austin will be warmer, have better BBQ, have more access to heavy machining facilities at TechShop, and maybe a little cheaper for lodging. But it also won't be as friendly for walking. Downtown is super friendly for walking, but the airport and the venue are not that close and will require cabs or ride shares to get around.

It seems like folks are more excited about the Philly option and that's fine but again I probably won't be able to make it up depending on the date.

Don't forget Austin has tons of awesome art related stuff!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 08 February 2017, 12:20:24
For the artsy people, Philly's got that on lock down - more public art than any other American city: http://www.visitphilly.com/music-art/
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Booper on Wed, 08 February 2017, 12:21:42
Should we set a date for the city poll to go up?

I'd say we should try to have the poll up by the end of this coming weekend and then leave it open for 2ish weeks so we can have a city selected by the end of February. In the past keycon has been in May so that would give everyone 2ish months to set up travel plans (assuming we want Keycon to take place in May again).


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 08 February 2017, 13:02:51
Let's get this city poll off the groooound
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 08 February 2017, 15:58:15
Should we set a date for the city poll to go up?

I'd say we should try to have the poll up by the end of this coming weekend and then leave it open for 2ish weeks so we can have a city selected by the end of February. In the past keycon has been in May so that would give everyone 2ish months to set up travel plans (assuming we want Keycon to take place in May again).


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 08 February 2017, 17:59:17
Alright.  City poll.

So far I'm seeing committed organizers for two cities: Austin and Philly.  I'll get the poll added very SoonTM, just as soon as we confirm that there are no other people interested in organizing.  I know some other cities have garnered some non-negligible interest, but we need an organizer for this to get off the ground.  Did I miss any other viable options?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Dominathan on Thu, 09 February 2017, 15:14:40
I'd be willing to host in SF, if people would want to do it here (I know the Massdrop HQ keyboard meetup is also here).  My apartment building has a rentable space that could definitely work well.  Plus, I'm right next to BART.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: jal on Thu, 09 February 2017, 15:28:24
I'd be willing to host in SF, if people would want to do it here (I know the Massdrop HQ keyboard meetup is also here).  My apartment building has a rentable space that could definitely work well.  Plus, I'm right next to BART.

Heck, I'd help with that, too, and could offer similar access to Techshop demos as has been discussed for Austin.

But given people have complained about the potential costs for doing this in the DC area, I'm pretty sure it is a nonstarter, given that we're in a neck-and-neck race with Manhattan for Most Expensive City. Also, we're pretty much as far left as you can go on the map, meaning worse flights for everyone <waves> over there.

That said, if for some reason folks wanted to do it, I'd love that and could throw effort and some resources at it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Fri, 10 February 2017, 16:41:09
 I would absolutely be down to help att1cus in any way possible to organize should Philadelphia be seriously considered for this!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: el_mechacontext on Fri, 10 February 2017, 18:10:38
Currently in Chicago, but there is a chance I may move permanently to San Diego by the time KeyCon happens lol. Whichever city I'm in, I'm down to help! I have connections at the Chicago Public Library, so if there is any need for a large room, there are several branches I could probably book way in advance.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (NEED ORGANIZERS)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 12 February 2017, 09:02:13
Flight times is a good point. Austin is about in the middle of the continental US. The longest domestic flight I've taken from here is about 4 hours to Seattle. By that metric Chicago would also be a good choice. It sounds like Philly can offer a good venue and of course SF has an incredible local community but both are far for some folks.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 12 February 2017, 18:41:23
Poll is up!  Get those votes in.  :thumb:

:)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Moistgun on Sun, 12 February 2017, 18:53:28
Poll is up!  Get those votes in.  :thumb:

:)
Will do boss
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: switchnollie on Sun, 12 February 2017, 19:35:58
Hopefully the date decided works for me :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 12 February 2017, 19:39:03
Let's go Philly. Let's go!  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:12:53
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:37:40
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.

I'm really hoping we aim for either early May or mid to late June, due to scheduling. Anything from the weekend of May 18th to the weekend of June 3rd is out for me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 12 February 2017, 20:43:49
I think you mean this is a "discreet" poll, not a "discrete" one.

Voted. In May I almost certainly won't be able to make the Philly event. SF is more of a possibility. Austin is of course home.

I'm really hoping we aim for either early May or mid to late June, due to scheduling. Anything from the weekend of May 18th to the weekend of June 3rd is out for me.

If pressed, I could maybe do Philadelphia in late June, if it were on a weekend.

If we're going with Austin we should target late April or early May. By mid June it's quite warm here.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Mon, 13 February 2017, 06:15:08
Also for Philly, we can go to Yards Brewing and Victory beer Hall. Definitely places I would like to check out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:15:01
Also for Philly, we can go to Yards Brewing and Victory beer Hall. Definitely places I would like to check out.

Tired Hands brewery is also like 3 miles from campus in Ardmore :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:17:14
It looks like Philly is in the lead and Austin is trailing.

We do regular keyboard meetups here regardless. Open invite in case anyone wants to venture down here. The next one should be March 11th.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: jal on Mon, 13 February 2017, 10:25:51
It looks like Philly is in the lead and Austin is trailing.

Maybe if we form an Austin-SF vote-bloc, and split the difference between here and there... oh, wait.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: pr0ximity on Tue, 14 February 2017, 11:23:33
Looks like train tickets from Maine -> Philly are fairly reasonable, if I can swing a decent hotel room ya'll might see me there  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 15 February 2017, 02:47:21
Philly definitely. Austin, probably... SF doubtful.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 15 February 2017, 06:59:55
It's Always Clacky In Philadelphia
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Binge on Wed, 15 February 2017, 07:31:19
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: hwood34 on Wed, 15 February 2017, 08:54:22
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

man, if that's like mid-to-late may that would be awesome. Where in maryland?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Booper on Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:04:09
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.


I'm still down for this. Not tooooo excited about visiting Texas or Philly personally but I'll probably try to go to whatever
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Viking_Robot on Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:17:08
In Delaware here, would love for something in Philadelphia
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 15 February 2017, 09:33:43
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

Hmm, this would require restart of the poll.  How close is it to DC?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 15 February 2017, 10:58:17
There's a meetup I was trying to plan with Booper for some time in May.  There's a VA location in Maryland sponsored by GH member terrpn. The space is free and has internet, presentation space, and room for as many as we can possibly fit.

I'm pretty sure the location would still be available if we gave them a heads-up.

I would be down for this too (as long as the date wouldn't be locked down to late May/early June since I couldn't come) but it would require restarting the poll 🤔
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:00:27
Meanwhile I'm getting ready to go meet up with another Austin guy to plan our March 11th keyboard meetup. The last one was pretty big, it attracted about 60 people at Das Keyboard. We had some giveaways, it was a good time.

That's separate from Keycon, so if you're around, come on down! We'll be posting about it in the next week or so.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Sneaky Potato on Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:01:31
I'll be going to whatever location you guys pick :D I have family in Philly so that works great for me, but I'm down to visit a new place.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:05:55
Yeah I like Philly cause I could say hi to some old friends and Philly may be much easier for people flying in?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:07:43
Yeah I've only got three real hangups with Philly:

1. I don't know if I'll be able to make it at all - May is a busy month and travel can be challenging.
2. I can't show you all the best part of my keyboard collection unless it's local. I can maybe bring one or two boards with me.
3. My recycling facility and vintage keyboard hookups are all here. I can't organize a field trip in Philly.

Other than that, it's a great town, easy to get to, easy to get around in, good food, not super expensive, lots of students. It's how I imagine New York was in like the 1980s.

If it ends up being in Philly and I do end up coming I might be able to work out something special but no promises!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 15 February 2017, 11:49:21
Yeah I've only got three real hangups with Philly:

1. I don't know if I'll be able to make it at all - May is a busy month and travel can be challenging.
2. I can't show you all the best part of my keyboard collection unless it's local. I can maybe bring one or two boards with me.
3. My recycling facility and vintage keyboard hookups are all here. I can't organize a field trip in Philly.

Other than that, it's a great town, easy to get to, easy to get around in, good food, not super expensive, lots of students. It's how I imagine New York was in like the 1980s.

If it ends up being in Philly and I do end up coming I might be able to work out something special but no promises!

Well after the city is decided we'll be voting on dates and I'm firmly in the "please no not may or first weekend of june" camp. I'm sure we can figure it all out :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 15 February 2017, 16:38:37
I'd definitely prefer DC over Philly.. but doesnt matter to me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: apathy3cs on Thu, 16 February 2017, 18:20:39
Well after the city is decided we'll be voting on dates and I'm firmly in the "please no not may or first weekend of june" camp. I'm sure we can figure it all out :D

You sound like me.  I've got RHS the first weekend, family second and acen the third so it's gonna be like gambling to see if I get to go as well.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Fri, 17 February 2017, 10:38:29
If you're in the Austin area on March 11th check out our next meetup there! More info is posted at: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87713

An Austin hosted Keycon would be basically this event, but maybe longer, and with more people. I think it would be incredible!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: alienman82 on Fri, 17 February 2017, 14:34:08
I live 25 minutes from Villanova.  Please.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Sat, 18 February 2017, 12:16:22
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sat, 18 February 2017, 21:51:38
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Latin00032 on Sat, 18 February 2017, 23:36:51
I tried to make it to the last one but had a work emergency.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 19 February 2017, 06:43:49
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH

That barely even counts as food, especially compared to some of the best BBQ around and local microbrews. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:29:24
Personally, I would prefer for this to occur in Austin, because I like the city and XMIT's collection and Texas BBQ, but I guess Philly is going to be the winner.  The people have spoken!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 19 February 2017, 07:44:20
Personally, I would prefer for this to occur in Austin, because I like the city and XMIT's collection and Texas BBQ, but I guess Philly is going to be the winner.  The people have spoken!

Yeah. But we're still doing our meetups here in Austin and everyone is welcome to come down! I don't see any reason for this to have to be an exclusive event.

If you want to do one big thing in Philly and call it Keycon, sure, but our regular meetups in Austin are pretty awesome. There are giveaways, custom key caps for the events, and with Techshop we have a professional photo booth, CNC wood and metal working, a water jet, powder coating, sand blasting, injection molding, soldering stations, laser cutters... everything you need to build a board from scratch!

So again, come down for March 11th (though the airfares are super high due to SXSW, yikes!) and maybe for our next event in the late summer. :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:07:01
I promise to keep my word on wawa and tastykakes

THE BEST PART OF MAKING IT TO PHILLY IM GONNA GET ME SOME RASPBERRY TEA FROM WAWA AND A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER TASTYKAKES HO YEAH

That barely even counts as food, especially compared to some of the best BBQ around and local microbrews. :rolleyes:

That's my guilty pleasures not my good food times food. :P I'll agree the food can't compare but there is still really good places to go. If you make it I'll take you!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:44:42
That's my guilty pleasures not my good food times food. :P I'll agree the food can't compare but there is still really good places to go. If you make it I'll take you!

Thanks for the offer! I'm familiar with Wawa, and I think I've had the raspberry tea. Certainly some sandwiches from there. It's got an odd cult following.

Around here Rudy's has good gas station BBQ and breakfast tacos. Also, we have Buc-ee's, which is just a normal highway rest stop store, but huge.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: jal on Sun, 19 February 2017, 09:49:33
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 19 February 2017, 17:17:18
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)

Papaya juice!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: jal on Sun, 19 February 2017, 18:59:09
Papaya juice!

Er, yes. Don't know what's wrong with me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:54:15
Hey hoff howsabout we keep this train rolling with a DATE POLL.  :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: tjcaustin on Sun, 19 February 2017, 19:59:40
Not in TX?  NoThX
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 19 February 2017, 20:02:19
Not in TX?  NoThX

Coming down on the 11th? https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87713
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: tjcaustin on Sun, 19 February 2017, 20:03:50
Not in TX?  NoThX

Coming down on the 11th? https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87713

I might.  I'll definitely try, but a lot of business stuff in the works plus working towards buying a big house this summer
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 19 February 2017, 20:23:00
Not in TX?  NoThX

How long you been saving that one  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Mon, 20 February 2017, 09:38:14
It's got an odd cult following.

I never got it, either. With the New York pineapple juice and hotdog thing, at least there's the sugar-protein high. (I mean, I find it gross, but there's a payoff, at least.)

Papaya juice!

I was like... Is this something I'm unaware of?

Also we've been ignoring a very important food item: pork roll. Don't sleep on breakfast meats.

XMIT, I think for exactly the reasons you said, that keycon should be in Philly. The northeast is very much like a group of individual city states, and getting people to come out for small regional meetups is like herding cats. You guys have been successful hosting consistent meetups and will continue to do so regardless of "convention" status.

Although we could just go the Penny Arcade Expo route and have "keycon south" :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:36:41
Alright, looks like the poll has closed.  Should we start brainstorming dates?  Also, I'd love to hear some ideas on events we can plan for the con time.  We have a volunteer for cap casting demo already, any other ideas?  This will give me an idea of how many rooms i need to reserve, if we need more than one. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: KetchyKech on Mon, 20 February 2017, 12:39:02
PA.... oh man , gr8 news, ill try to make it!  :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Mon, 20 February 2017, 13:48:53
My thoughts are we aim for mid to late June. That's a good lead on airfare and lodging costs. (and the only way I can make it lol)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Mon, 20 February 2017, 18:08:12
My thoughts are we aim for mid to late June. That's a good lead on airfare and lodging costs. (and the only way I can make it lol)

Also, early summer in the Northeast is great, good weather, restaurants have their patios setup, etc.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: mniels on Mon, 20 February 2017, 18:29:09
As long as it isn't in July.....

Really looking forward to this, reasonably new to the community so would like to meet some folks.  And Philly isn't too far from the DC area.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: jKaw on Tue, 21 February 2017, 10:07:21
Philly, woohoo. But hopefully it lines up with my timetable, since I see it's in May/June. I will keep my eye on this very closely as time goes on


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 21 February 2017, 16:29:43
Personally, I would prefer for this to occur in Austin, because I like the city and XMIT's collection and Texas BBQ, but I guess Philly is going to be the winner.  The people have spoken!

Yeah. But we're still doing our meetups here in Austin and everyone is welcome to come down! I don't see any reason for this to have to be an exclusive event.

If you want to do one big thing in Philly and call it Keycon, sure, but our regular meetups in Austin are pretty awesome. There are giveaways, custom key caps for the events, and with Techshop we have a professional photo booth, CNC wood and metal working, a water jet, powder coating, sand blasting, injection molding, soldering stations, laser cutters... everything you need to build a board from scratch!

So again, come down for March 11th (though the airfares are super high due to SXSW, yikes!) and maybe for our next event in the late summer. :D

Good point.  Won't make this one, need more notice, but maybe a future date.  Sounds like a great time and Austin is a great city.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 22 February 2017, 07:34:46
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Locations (CITY POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:21:44
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.

Awww yeah! Thanks Hoff!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: dgneo on Wed, 22 February 2017, 10:24:18
Final tally for votes:

Austin, TX - 29
Philadelphia, PA - 47
San Francisco, CA - 23

KeyCon will be taking place in Philadelphia, PA this year! 

Date poll is up - Please vote for dates that will work with your schedule.  Note that the poll is set up to allow multiple responses; select all weekends that you are able to attend.

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: Air tree on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:34:52
Not going to be able to make it this year again.  :(


I have to go to a wedding in July and I can't afford to be able to fly out to both.



Maybe next year.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:45:03
The last weekend in June could be amazing since it dovetails into the 4th of July... just take off July 3rd and you have a 4 day weekend...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 22 February 2017, 11:47:28
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: MrRooks on Wed, 22 February 2017, 13:15:11
I voted June 9th-11th so it falls on my birthday.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: jal on Wed, 22 February 2017, 13:45:02
I voted June 9th-11th so it falls on my birthday.  :thumb:

Your birthday is 06/09-11? Your mother must have been *miserable*.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:38:45
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.

Also the 26th-28th of may, memorial day.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 22 February 2017, 16:56:21
The June 30th through July 2nd will be terrible for travelling. The roadways will be congested and flights will be more costly.

Also the 26th-28th of may, memorial day.

Very true. This needs to be taken into account
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: SJHL on Thu, 23 February 2017, 19:41:15
Oh, wow. It'll be around my neighborhood. Maybe it'll be a good time to atleast stop by and check it out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 24 February 2017, 20:14:28
JUNE!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: att1cus on Sun, 26 February 2017, 03:17:44
The May 12-14th weekend is out - will be out of town in Cali that weekend, just confirmed the trip.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: Viking_Robot on Sun, 26 February 2017, 13:48:25
What kinds of cool things will be at this event?  Just got in to the hobby a few months ago.  Thanks for planning as i am local to PHL.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 26 February 2017, 17:30:41
What kinds of cool things will be at this event?  Just got in to the hobby a few months ago.  Thanks for planning as i am local to PHL.

I'm organizing an artisan keycap casting demo, but I'd like to see some other stuff happen. I'll have to go poke a few people about it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: XMIT on Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:13:48
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Sun, 26 February 2017, 22:19:49
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.

I would love this!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Mon, 27 February 2017, 10:31:14
Late June is winning. If that happens I *might* be able to make it out.

I don't know what sort of facilities are up there and thus don't know if I could host some event or demo. Would people be interested in hearing about controllers or converters? I've been meaning to dig into the internals of TMK a bit and could talk a little bit about it. Simple stuff like making key maps, flashing a Pro Micro, etc.

It would be awesome if I finally flashed my clueboard  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: mniels on Tue, 28 February 2017, 17:07:31
Wow, I might actually be able to make it!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: fendent on Thu, 02 March 2017, 16:45:25
Poll closing up today maybe?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Sun, 05 March 2017, 08:32:59
This is great, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'll have plenty of stuff to show off, and I can also do demos and/or discuss custom board production, if that would interest anyone. I will have Minorca PCB kits available by then, so maybe folks would like a design demo? I am far from expert level, but I know enough to get me into trouble.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends (DATE POLL IS UP)
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sun, 05 March 2017, 12:28:56
Date poll closed!  Looks like June 23-25 is the winner for this KeyCon.  :)

Now let's get to some plannin'!!  ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Sun, 05 March 2017, 12:32:52
IT IS DECIDED

Time to put in my time-off requests!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Sun, 05 March 2017, 13:06:38
Looking forward to seeing what a keyboard convention that spans 3 days actually looks like.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 05 March 2017, 13:46:05
This is the weekend after my 21st birthday.  LIT

as long as I am still living in the area for the summer.....
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 05 March 2017, 14:25:30
This is the weekend after my 21st birthday.  LIT

as long as I am still living in the area for the summer.....

This is the weekend before my 24th!

I am planning on making the trip as I have family just outside of Philly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: d_stilgar on Sun, 05 March 2017, 15:07:55
This is going to be my first KeyCon. I'm excited it's in Philly since I live here and would otherwise just stick to the local annual meet up. Do you guys make a schedule of events to distribute before the con?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Sun, 05 March 2017, 15:42:17
This is going to be my first KeyCon. I'm excited it's in Philly since I live here and would otherwise just stick to the local annual meet up. Do you guys make a schedule of events to distribute before the con?

I think by the time the event rolls around we'll have an idea of what things will be scheduled. I'll be doing an artisan keycap casting demo which I will be doing any kind of planning around in the thread about it elsewhere in this subforum.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 07 March 2017, 07:31:08
So, looks like we're confirmed for the weekend of June 23rd-25th - shall I book the rooms?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: mniels on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:33:14
Would be helpful to have an address or some kind of landmark so we know how close hotels will be to the Con.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:33:14
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

(http://i.imgur.com/u0ECB9B.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:34:22
Would be helpful to have an address or some kind of landmark so we know how close hotels will be to the Con.


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Look up Villanova University - address is 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:40:54
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/u0ECB9B.jpg)


Those are perfect man!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 07 March 2017, 13:48:31
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/u0ECB9B.jpg)


Those are perfect man!

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Tue, 07 March 2017, 14:07:45
Hype hype hype hype
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: mniels on Tue, 07 March 2017, 14:14:50
Awesome!!


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Tue, 07 March 2017, 16:48:44

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 07 March 2017, 18:36:23

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:03:03
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: mniels on Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:06:53
That would be pretty cool actually.  T-shirt would be nice too.  Something simple with the logo.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Tue, 07 March 2017, 19:48:32

Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.

Gotcha, figured that would be the case. I've never been to one of these so I don't know the procedure. Do vendors need to register in any specific fashion or is not that formal?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 07 March 2017, 21:23:07
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?

Me


Thanks! These rooms have built-in streaming and they're 2 identical rooms right next to each other.

Will there is a differentiation between rooms? Like, demos/discussion/q&as in one room, general viewing and display in the other?

There will most likely be one room for boards and just hanging out and the other for demos and Q&A and events and such.

Gotcha, figured that would be the case. I've never been to one of these so I don't know the procedure. Do vendors need to register in any specific fashion or is not that formal?

I do not know about that.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 07 March 2017, 23:34:37
oh **** wait i can actually go if it's in philly

won't bring the 40g tho
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 08 March 2017, 09:32:57
Would anyone be interested in getting a cap made for the event?

Yes, me. I love the commemorative "I was here" stuff.

That would be pretty cool actually.  T-shirt would be nice too.  Something simple with the logo.

I was looking into getting 11x17 screen print posters made if people are interested. I know I'm new, and I'll probably be a lurker for forever (it's how I am on most forums), but I'd love to contribute to this event since it's in my home town. I'll post a design/mock up of the poster once I'm done with it and see if people would be into that sort of thing for ~$15-25. I'll have to see how much it'll cost to get printed and how many people are interested.

Quick edit: I'm an intern architect/designer studying to take one of my licensing exams right now, so I won't have any time to work on the poster until after my test on the 17th of this month. I wasn't going to say anything about it until it was done but people started talking merch so I thought I'd share my idea to see how it was received.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 08 March 2017, 09:50:31
t-shirt, poster, keycap...

how about a commemorative keyboard to round it out? Maybe a plate etching as a raffle prize?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:04:27
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Wed, 08 March 2017, 10:12:00
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

Alienman graciously donating commemorative salt for the con  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 08 March 2017, 11:52:06
I will have a large amount of cases, plates and misc keyboard accessories (http://i.imgur.com/aach8pO.jpg) that can be customized for the con. I'm not sure who is in charge of organizing the raffles, but whoever it is, feel free to get in touch with me as I'd love to help out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 08 March 2017, 15:54:47
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

Alienman graciously donating commemorative salt for the con  :p

yes sir
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:31:40
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/u0ECB9B.jpg)


Two rooms that each hold 60 people seems excessive, but whatever, better to have too much than not enough.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: AlexAtPanc on Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:35:38
I think that is 60 people if they are all sitting and focusing on an instructor. Far cry from 60 people up and milling about the room. ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Thu, 09 March 2017, 12:44:15
I've spoken with a dyesubber who will be graciously making caps for the con. If anyone would like to contribute a design, please post it up. We can maybe have a poll at some point for what to pick if there's no obvious winner. Otherwise I'll come up with something :P

Shoot for 600 DPI (300 minimum) and 1200x1200 (at least 600x600). No marks off for going over those specifications. Additionally, he recommended no thin white areas between two colours. Lessss goooo
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Thu, 09 March 2017, 13:19:55
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: mniels on Mon, 13 March 2017, 12:14:56
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:15:17
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?

Weekends are selected and the event space is reserved. Unless something drastic were to happen, I would say yes.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: mniels on Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:27:32
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:33:24
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.

Fwiw it's not terribly far away or anything but it is in the opposite direction of philly from villanova if that's of any concern to you. I'd love to hear if you find any good deals though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: d_stilgar on Tue, 14 March 2017, 21:30:13
If you've never been to the King of Prussia Mall, it's pretty fun. Lots of places to shop and eat, and it's pretty freaking huge. So if anyone wants to stay out in that direction there's still fun to be had. If you've never driven a Tesla you can schedule a test drive. It's a pretty good time, but make sure to bring someone who's actually thinking about the prospect so you're not just a freeloader (although, since they don't claim to be a dealership they don't really mind freeloaders either).

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

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

If you want other local recommendations feel free to AMA. I've had my fair share of cheesesteaks and will give you my take on what's best in Philly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Tue, 14 March 2017, 22:57:06
Former west philly resident over here too. More than happy to give suggestions (though mine might be a few years out of date haha)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 15 March 2017, 12:21:29
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Please come, doom!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Mon, 20 March 2017, 12:07:17
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:16:23
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

only that many or so til my birthday :S
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 21 March 2017, 18:09:56
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

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

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:07:19
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

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

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:25:56
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

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

Partyvan incoming
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: fendent on Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:37:14
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

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

Partyvan incoming

I'll definitely be driving so that makes three then!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:48:04
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

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

Now I'm intrigued.  How about a 15 passenger van?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: GHOSTHOUND on Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:09:58
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: jal on Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:34:53
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.

We already decided. It is going to be in Murfreesburo, TN.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:16:30
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

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

Partyvan incoming

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

This'll be an awesome roadtrip

But can we beat the 40:3 keyboard to person ratio of the NC roadtrip?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 22 March 2017, 22:35:03
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.

Check the first post.  It has the latest updated information.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: apathy3cs on Thu, 23 March 2017, 00:20:18
I'll also be driving from palatine(NNW Chicago).  I get motionsick when not driving but i can take passengers
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 27 March 2017, 17:54:56
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:03:44
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:08:50
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)

I  reserved the rooms for saturday June 24th.  Can extend to the 25th if we have enough events going on/interest. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: Moistgun on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:12:16
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)

I  reserved the rooms for saturday June 24th.  Can extend to the 25th if we have enough events going on/interest.

We really need more events :o

I dont know what I have to bring to the table. other than, you know... keyboards
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: nickheller on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:13:51
will there be pizza and or kitkats?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:22:25
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Halverson on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:46:12
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.

Shouldn't it be Philly cheesesteaks for all?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:48:26
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.

Shouldn't it be Philly cheesesteaks for all?

That and WaWa!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:10:37
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 27 March 2017, 21:36:00
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Tue, 28 March 2017, 18:58:29
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:01:54
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz
That is awesome! I am very excited.


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:05:33
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:10:04
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city jawn when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D
FTFY
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: onmybikedrunk on Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:17:40
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city jawn when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D
FTFY
I've been gone too long...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:18:31
Come back for some cheesesteaks!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:56:08
LOL Philly=/=Villanova, but it's actually closer to me
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Moistgun on Tue, 28 March 2017, 21:09:40
will there be pizza and or kitkats?
Will you come Nick? Pretty pretty please
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Wed, 29 March 2017, 08:19:15
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:19:32
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

victory in downingtown, but it's a decent drive
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:23:42
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

victory in downingtown, but it's a decent drive

I'm down for drinks and food
Title: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Encabulator on Sun, 02 April 2017, 12:59:23
1 Day before my birthday :( I Wish I could of went to Chicago keycon last year in my home town.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: northpark on Mon, 03 April 2017, 07:55:17
Had no idea this was in Philly!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Moistgun on Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:44:52
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

Victory is like 35 mins away apparently.
Would be down to go to a bar if closer tbh
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:49:36
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

Victory is like 35 mins away apparently.
Would be down to go to a bar if closer tbh

So many good bars that are close to Villanova
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: sek1ne on Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:59:47
Has keycon ever been in the west?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 03 April 2017, 13:51:46
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

Victory is like 35 mins away apparently.
Would be down to go to a bar if closer tbh

suit yourself you will regret it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 04 April 2017, 12:28:34
Has keycon ever been in the west?

Yep.  The second KeyCon, in 2014, was in San Jose.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: JaccoW on Tue, 04 April 2017, 16:57:13
I would choose Austin Texas. Pretty centrally located, local for a lot of GHers,  and most important (for me), close enough for me to visit my family. :)
I'll be heading there in less than a week. :)) (Yeah I know it's in Philly this year)
Which Geekhackers live around there?

I won't be bringing a keyboard with me as my girlfriend and I plan to go hiking in Texas a lot. And I don't want to leave an expensive board in a hot car for a few days.
Though I could bring my Weaven...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ArchDill on Tue, 04 April 2017, 16:58:11
Do many people fly in for this?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 04 April 2017, 18:40:52
Do many people fly in for this?

would assume so
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: TelFiRE on Sat, 08 April 2017, 04:35:44
What sort of stuff happens at these keycons? Is it something worth flying out from CO for or would it just be weird? haha. One thing I have rolling in my head is remembering when the Olympics were in town, you could go to events at malls and things where everyone was trading Olympic Pins and showing their pin collections. Wonder if it will be kind of like that with artisan keycaps?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: absyrd on Sat, 08 April 2017, 08:17:54
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz

Sweet. 42 mins from my house.

Barring any crazy family/medical surprises, wyfe and I will be there.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 08 April 2017, 15:10:58
2 hours from my dad's house

will try and make it one day or the whole weekend
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: dgneo on Mon, 10 April 2017, 08:56:46
Only 3.5 hour drive.

This sounds v doable.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: rm-rf on Wed, 19 April 2017, 15:12:31
this thread needs more activity...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 19 April 2017, 15:18:25
Here's some activity: **** IS GONNA GET BUCK WILD
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 19 April 2017, 15:18:40
WHOMST'D'VE READY
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 20 April 2017, 01:31:25
WHOMST'D'VE READY

I'm not sure if I'm ready for anything that crazy quite yet  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: rm-rf on Fri, 21 April 2017, 03:16:08
well, im about to drop a bit of money on a ticket to fly over there...
i just wish there was something more set in stone.
is there an organizer or venue yet?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 21 April 2017, 03:36:24
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz
well, im about to drop a bit of money on a ticket to fly over there...
i just wish there was something more set in stone.
is there an organizer or venue yet?

Yep, the venue is set and the rooms are rented.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: tp4tissue on Fri, 21 April 2017, 04:22:38
What about the After-Party, with all the drinking and the h00kers.. ??
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 21 April 2017, 14:31:17
What about the After-Party, with all the drinking and the h00kers.. ??

I'll bring the drugs, you bring the booze and h00kers.

tp4 does know all the females right?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Fri, 21 April 2017, 23:37:29
What about the After-Party, with all the drinking and the h00kers.. ??

I'll bring the drugs, you bring the booze and h00kers.

tp4 does know all the females right?

are you coming?  Would like to meet you
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 21 April 2017, 23:38:55
What about the After-Party, with all the drinking and the h00kers.. ??

I'll bring the drugs, you bring the booze and h00kers.

tp4 does know all the females right?

are you coming?  Would like to meet you
I'm trying my hardest, assuming whatever job I get allows me to I'll for sure be coming. I already have a ride.

It'd be cool to meet you too.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: smt on Sun, 23 April 2017, 19:30:01
As a noob (really just got into the hobby in Jan of this year), I'm lucky to be living so close. VU is less than 30 mins from my house!

Looking forward to meeting all you clackers there.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Ellipse on Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:23:24
I am thinking of attending and bringing the Brand New Model F keyboard prototypes for people to check out.  I am trying to gauge interest among those who plan on attending and who are thinking of ordering a new Kishsaver or Model F F77 keyboard - please let me know!

How many people attended last year, does anyone know?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 23 April 2017, 22:39:08
I am thinking of attending and bringing the Brand New Model F keyboard prototypes for people to check out.  I am trying to gauge interest among those who plan on attending and who are thinking of ordering a new Kishsaver or Model F F77 keyboard - please let me know!

How many people attended last year, does anyone know?

bring them to generate interest
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Binge on Mon, 24 April 2017, 06:56:52
How many people attended last year, does anyone know?

Last year was a rather small event due to a strange bit of planning issues.  This year promises to have more attendance :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Mon, 24 April 2017, 08:53:47
I am thinking of attending and bringing the Brand New Model F keyboard prototypes for people to check out.  I am trying to gauge interest among those who plan on attending and who are thinking of ordering a new Kishsaver or Model F F77 keyboard - please let me know!

How many people attended last year, does anyone know?

This year is looking to have quite a number of people. I think people would LOVE to have a look-see at the prototypes.
Title: Late to the Party
Post by: Ruskie on Mon, 24 April 2017, 15:59:56
Hello,

Im late to the party and just now read about this. Where in Philly is it, and what is price of admission?
Sorry for the lateness. Id love to go as I live in northern VA.
Title: Re: Late to the Party
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 24 April 2017, 16:44:03
Hello,

Im late to the party and just now read about this. Where in Philly is it, and what is price of admission?
Sorry for the lateness. Id love to go as I live in northern VA.

Bartley Hall in Villanova

You don't need to pay for admission but in the past there's been an option to donate to help pay for the venue, I'm not sure if anything like this has been set up for 2017 yet.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: MaNiFeX on Tue, 25 April 2017, 11:33:19
Dooooood! I wanna be there, but am out of luck with the dates.  My kids and fiancee are going to Philly for summer vacation in August, then I'm getting married there in September.  Getting there in June might not be feasible for me, but we'll see!  Keycon on!

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ɔiɈɘʜɈƨ∍∀ on Tue, 25 April 2017, 20:11:57
Is there any kind of rsvp that needs to be done or do we just show up?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 25 April 2017, 21:13:16
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days... 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 25 April 2017, 21:13:55
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

Dammit Hoff.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 25 April 2017, 22:06:48
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

Oh nooooooo :((((
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 25 April 2017, 23:27:38
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: tp4tissue on Wed, 26 April 2017, 06:17:51
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.

But then Hoff can not be in any of the fotos..

/Evidence..
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: K3lp_Boy on Wed, 26 April 2017, 07:47:01
Hopefully my parents will let me go, hyped to finally have some sort of keyboard meetup by me.

Glad I finally took a look at GeekHack!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: DudeSnail on Wed, 26 April 2017, 09:27:02
Requesting the days off now to go, we will see  :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ɔiɈɘʜɈƨ∍∀ on Wed, 26 April 2017, 22:01:08
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 26 April 2017, 22:07:44
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
The date and location are set, other stuff is being planned but that's about it.

Keycon is a great time, if you can make it I'd say you should go.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ɔiɈɘʜɈƨ∍∀ on Wed, 26 April 2017, 22:15:14
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
The date and location are set, other stuff is being planned but that's about it.

Keycon is a great time, if you can make it I'd say you should go.
I would need to take 3 days of work off get a rental car and a hotel If I go.I hope more information pops up here soon :/
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 26 April 2017, 22:20:27
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
The date and location are set, other stuff is being planned but that's about it.

Keycon is a great time, if you can make it I'd say you should go.
I would need to take 3 days of work off get a rental car and a hotel If I go.I hope more information pops up here soon :/
When you say more information what are you looking for?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ɔiɈɘʜɈƨ∍∀ on Wed, 26 April 2017, 22:25:09
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
The date and location are set, other stuff is being planned but that's about it.

Keycon is a great time, if you can make it I'd say you should go.
I would need to take 3 days of work off get a rental car and a hotel If I go.I hope more information pops up here soon :/
When you say more information what are you looking for?
Sayy like rsvps and such like that so everyone has an idea of how many will be there,Keebs that will be showcased,if theres gonna be giveaways ectect I mean this is keycon hosted by geekhack no? ._.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 26 April 2017, 23:36:45
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

We can fake a kidnapping if it means you'll be at keycon.
Forgive me If I quoted you wrong,Im new to geekhack. Is there any information on the con aside from whats here? I wanna go and I am only a few hours away but I would need to take time off work to go and it seem like theres not enough info right now to justify that :/
The date and location are set, other stuff is being planned but that's about it.

Keycon is a great time, if you can make it I'd say you should go.
I would need to take 3 days of work off get a rental car and a hotel If I go.I hope more information pops up here soon :/
When you say more information what are you looking for?
Sayy like rsvps and such like that so everyone has an idea of how many will be there,Keebs that will be showcased,if theres gonna be giveaways ectect I mean this is keycon hosted by geekhack no? ._.

People bring their own boards and artisans. Giveaways sometimes happen but this is mainly supposed to a large meet up. Fendent has a casting demo set up but I don't know what else is set in stone yet.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Moistgun on Thu, 27 April 2017, 10:26:23
WHOMST'D'VE READY

Thinking I won't be able to make it after all...   -_-   Need more vacation days...

Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: TelFiRE on Thu, 27 April 2017, 13:16:24
Is there any estimate of how many people this gathering would be? And do you guys think it is likely there would be a lot of Artisan trading going on?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 27 April 2017, 13:31:39
Is there any estimate of how many people this gathering would be? And do you guys think it is likely there would be a lot of Artisan trading going on?

No estimate on how many people will be there but there may be some artisan trading but I wouldn't think a ton would be happening.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Thu, 27 April 2017, 16:15:45
Hoff can we get a general Planning On Attending poll going up? Yes/No/Probably Yes/Probably No something like that?

edit: side note, is it possible to allow for answers to be edited after we submit so people can change their status?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ɔiɈɘʜɈƨ∍∀ on Thu, 27 April 2017, 20:32:06
Hoff can we get a general Planning On Attending poll going up? Yes/No/Probably Yes/Probably No something like that?

edit: side note, is it possible to allow for answers to be edited after we submit so people can change their status?
Would love this ^^ I wanna go but im not taking 33 hours of work off for a meetup of 10 people lol
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 27 April 2017, 20:38:16
if theres gonna be giveaways ectect I mean this is keycon hosted by geekhack no? ._.

Just for the record, "geekhack" isn't really an entity in the same way a lot of other sites/forums might be.  We don't have any revenue sources, sponsorships, or ads.  So where some sites might either have items donated by sponsors or be able to fund giveaways, we would have to pay for that ourselves (meaning, Hoffman's personal bank account).  This sort of thing has happened in the past and I wouldn't write it off completely, I just want to give you an idea of how it works.  Often there are freebies, either from vendors or community members donating things, but it's not a guarantee.  The fun in these events is meeting people and seeing loads of keyboards and gear that you otherwise might never see in person, anyway.  ;)

Hoff can we get a general Planning On Attending poll going up? Yes/No/Probably Yes/Probably No something like that?

edit: side note, is it possible to allow for answers to be edited after we submit so people can change their status?

You've got it.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 27 April 2017, 20:41:16
Aaaand, the poll is up.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Thu, 27 April 2017, 21:15:33
Aaaand, the poll is up.  :)

You better be there man.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Thu, 27 April 2017, 22:37:56
Aaaand, the poll is up.  :)

Thaaaank you  :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 28 April 2017, 00:26:08
Aaaand, the poll is up.  :)

You better be there man.

Seconded

It wouldn't be Keycon without Hoff.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 28 April 2017, 09:06:18
Aaaand, the poll is up.  :)

You better be there man.

Seconded

It wouldn't be Keycon without Hoff.

:'(  Too many trips, not enough time...  :|  I would still love to be able to make it.  We'll seeeeeeee
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Mon, 01 May 2017, 08:27:24
Is there any estimate of how many people this gathering would be? And do you guys think it is likely there would be a lot of Artisan trading going on?

I am definitely planning on some artisan trading/giveaways. Don't have that much, but I also don't switch my caps around much so its not like I need a lot.

Do we want to put together a list of boards people are bringing? It was nice for the last meetup I went to to see which boards/switches/caps aren't represented and pack accordingly.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: sudonotpseudo on Tue, 02 May 2017, 08:55:30
I am excited to attend.  Wish that my ZZ96 would arrive in time, but I guess that will be a treat for next year.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: d_stilgar on Tue, 02 May 2017, 22:30:32
Hey, I know I'm new (and will forever be a lurker), but I live in Philly and am planning on attending. I thought it might be fun to get some posters screen printed if enough people are interested in having something to take home.

I like screen prints and screen printing. I like the subtractive color quality of screen printing and the results it can achieve. I quickly mocked up this concept tonight in my office. It's inspired by the famous "LOVE" statue by Robert Indiana. This concept uses four colors. If enough people like it I'll have a friend (who actually knows how to do this sort of thing) take this draft and remake it the right way, fix the colors, rework it, etc. For now, enjoy. Comments and critique are welcome. Remember, it's just a concept and while I think it would be fun to take this further and get them printed, if people aren't into it I won't be hurt about it.

(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Keycon-Poster-Concept-663x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 02 May 2017, 22:43:39
Hey, I know I'm new (and will forever be a lurker), but I live in Philly and am planning on attending. I thought it might be fun to get some posters screen printed if enough people are interested in having something to take home.

I like screen prints and screen printing. I like the subtractive color quality of screen printing and the results it can achieve. I quickly mocked up this concept tonight in my office. It's inspired by the famous "LOVE" statue by Robert Indiana. This concept uses four colors. If enough people like it I'll have a friend (who actually knows how to do this sort of thing) take this draft and remake it the right way, fix the colors, rework it, etc. For now, enjoy. Comments and critique are welcome. Remember, it's just a concept and while I think it would be fun to take this further and get them printed, if people aren't into it I won't be hurt about it.

Show Image
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Keycon-Poster-Concept-663x1024.jpg)


I'm interested in this!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 03 May 2017, 00:24:27
Very like.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 03 May 2017, 07:30:36
Hey, I know I'm new (and will forever be a lurker), but I live in Philly and am planning on attending. I thought it might be fun to get some posters screen printed if enough people are interested in having something to take home.

I like screen prints and screen printing. I like the subtractive color quality of screen printing and the results it can achieve. I quickly mocked up this concept tonight in my office. It's inspired by the famous "LOVE" statue by Robert Indiana. This concept uses four colors. If enough people like it I'll have a friend (who actually knows how to do this sort of thing) take this draft and remake it the right way, fix the colors, rework it, etc. For now, enjoy. Comments and critique are welcome. Remember, it's just a concept and while I think it would be fun to take this further and get them printed, if people aren't into it I won't be hurt about it.

Show Image
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Keycon-Poster-Concept-663x1024.jpg)


I'm into it!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: K3lp_Boy on Wed, 03 May 2017, 07:35:53
Is the time TBA?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 03 May 2017, 07:55:08
Is the time TBA?

Events are taking place June 24th. People will be coming into town on the 23rd and filing out on the 25th so the main event is going to be bookended by hanging out.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: gerdo on Wed, 03 May 2017, 22:07:39
Is there a place to be announced? I want to start booking my trip but I'm not sure where to stay to be close to the venue.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 03 May 2017, 22:21:53
Is there a place to be announced? I want to start booking my trip but I'm not sure where to stay to be close to the venue.

Hello,

Im late to the party and just now read about this. Where in Philly is it, and what is price of admission?
Sorry for the lateness. Id love to go as I live in northern VA.

Bartley Hall in Villanova

You don't need to pay for admission but in the past there's been an option to donate to help pay for the venue, I'm not sure if anything like this has been set up for 2017 yet.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: gerdo on Thu, 04 May 2017, 00:13:35
Is there a place to be announced? I want to start booking my trip but I'm not sure where to stay to be close to the venue.

Hello,

Im late to the party and just now read about this. Where in Philly is it, and what is price of admission?
Sorry for the lateness. Id love to go as I live in northern VA.

Bartley Hall in Villanova

You don't need to pay for admission but in the past there's been an option to donate to help pay for the venue, I'm not sure if anything like this has been set up for 2017 yet.

Ah perfect, thank you!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 09 May 2017, 12:12:03
Wow! Next month! Get your plans together if you haven't already!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 09 May 2017, 17:42:29
Is there still plans for a Midwest caravan?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 09 May 2017, 17:49:32
Is there still plans for a Midwest caravan?

Yep

Right now there's a few people from Chicago and Milwaukee driving together. However, being part of the caravan means you are available to take part in a Hoff kidnapping if he can't get time off work to come.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 09 May 2017, 21:11:55
However, being part of the caravan means you are available to take part in a Hoff kidnapping if he can't get time off work to come.

I'm okay with this.  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 09 May 2017, 21:46:33
Is there still plans for a Midwest caravan?

Absolutely! We'll probably start getting more detailed logistics together closer to the event.

However, being part of the caravan means you are available to take part in a Hoff kidnapping if he can't get time off work to come.

I'm okay with this.  :))

You laugh like we're joking  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 09 May 2017, 21:47:13
Is there still plans for a Midwest caravan?

Absolutely! We'll probably start getting more detailed logistics together closer to the event.

However, being part of the caravan means you are available to take part in a Hoff kidnapping if he can't get time off work to come.

I'm okay with this.  :))

You laugh like we're joking  :cool:
Exactly
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 10 May 2017, 13:10:26
Forum donations thread is live!! (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=89471)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: d_stilgar on Mon, 15 May 2017, 19:24:29
I worked on the poster more tonight and am getting quotes from three screen printing shops. I've reduced it down to three colors; Grey, Blue and Red on Pink paper. Screens tend to run ~$40 each, with each "pull" of ink being ~$1. This makes the first poster cost ~$120, with each poster after that costing $3 (plus paper and ink). I'm going to round this up to $5 per poster as an estimate.

This means that if 20 people buy in the price per poster will be ~$11+tax.
If 30 people commit it would be ~$9+tax.

Because of that I'm going to hedge my bets and just put a price of $20 for people to commit. If we get enough people I'll drop the price accordingly to whatever quote I get.

I'm embedding a small version of the poster, but linking to the full size. Let me know if you're in or out by this upcoming Friday so I can decide whether or not I'm pulling the trigger on this.

Thanks!
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2-1-e1494894141469.jpg)

http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg (http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg)

Mods, if this should be moved to its own thread, let me know. Also let me know if I should do a poll.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:52:21
I worked on the poster more tonight and am getting quotes from three screen printing shops. I've reduced it down to three colors; Grey, Blue and Red on Pink paper. Screens tend to run ~$40 each, with each "pull" of ink being ~$1. This makes the first poster cost ~$120, with each poster after that costing $3 (plus paper and ink). I'm going to round this up to $5 per poster as an estimate.

This means that if 20 people buy in the price per poster will be ~$11+tax.
If 30 people commit it would be ~$9+tax.

Because of that I'm going to hedge my bets and just put a price of $20 for people to commit. If we get enough people I'll drop the price accordingly to whatever quote I get.

I'm embedding a small version of the poster, but linking to the full size. Let me know if you're in or out by this upcoming Friday so I can decide whether or not I'm pulling the trigger on this.

Thanks!
Show Image
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2-1-e1494894141469.jpg)


http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg (http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg)

Mods, if this should be moved to its own thread, let me know. Also let me know if I should do a poll.

I'm in!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 15 May 2017, 20:54:39
I worked on the poster more tonight and am getting quotes from three screen printing shops. I've reduced it down to three colors; Grey, Blue and Red on Pink paper. Screens tend to run ~$40 each, with each "pull" of ink being ~$1. This makes the first poster cost ~$120, with each poster after that costing $3 (plus paper and ink). I'm going to round this up to $5 per poster as an estimate.

This means that if 20 people buy in the price per poster will be ~$11+tax.
If 30 people commit it would be ~$9+tax.

Because of that I'm going to hedge my bets and just put a price of $20 for people to commit. If we get enough people I'll drop the price accordingly to whatever quote I get.

I'm embedding a small version of the poster, but linking to the full size. Let me know if you're in or out by this upcoming Friday so I can decide whether or not I'm pulling the trigger on this.

Thanks!
Show Image
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2-1-e1494894141469.jpg)


http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg (http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg)

Mods, if this should be moved to its own thread, let me know. Also let me know if I should do a poll.

I'm in as well
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 15 May 2017, 21:22:01
villanova isn't even a suburb of philly.  Should be the Nova nation poster lol
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Vibex on Mon, 15 May 2017, 21:32:51
Man I really wish I could get to KeyCon this year! It's been too long! Instead of gotta go to my sisters graduation. :rolleyes: Next year for sure. :thumb:

EDIT: Also that poster is great!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 15 May 2017, 21:34:35
Man I really wish I could get to KeyCon this year! It's been too long! Instead of gotta go to my sisters graduation. :rolleyes: Next year for sure. :thumb:

EDIT: Also that poster is great!

Damn :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Vibex on Mon, 15 May 2017, 22:25:04
Damn :(
Yeah it's a bummer, but at least it means I can spend the money I was gonna use for travel on more 60% though. :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 15 May 2017, 23:14:28
Damn :(
Yeah it's a bummer, but at least it means I can spend the money I was gonna use for travel on more 60% though. :))

I guess that's okay.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Tue, 16 May 2017, 07:36:23
I'm in for the poster
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 23 May 2017, 19:06:49
me looking at the calendar like

(http://i.imgur.com/2M7zRY2.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 23 May 2017, 20:01:03
me looking at the calendar like

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/2M7zRY2.jpg)


It's getting so close! I really hope something doesn't get in the way of me going though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Tue, 23 May 2017, 20:13:00
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 23 May 2017, 20:14:34
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

I don't think there is a list but there should be one started.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 23 May 2017, 21:25:36
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

I'm bringing a GON HHKB with 78g gat clears, 55g HHKB Pro 2, HHKB Pro 1, MA42, JD45, SKCM Blue V60, and my artisan collection.

I'll probably be leaving my extra keysets at home.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Tue, 23 May 2017, 21:29:15
I worked on the poster more tonight and am getting quotes from three screen printing shops. I've reduced it down to three colors; Grey, Blue and Red on Pink paper. Screens tend to run ~$40 each, with each "pull" of ink being ~$1. This makes the first poster cost ~$120, with each poster after that costing $3 (plus paper and ink). I'm going to round this up to $5 per poster as an estimate.

This means that if 20 people buy in the price per poster will be ~$11+tax.
If 30 people commit it would be ~$9+tax.

Because of that I'm going to hedge my bets and just put a price of $20 for people to commit. If we get enough people I'll drop the price accordingly to whatever quote I get.

I'm embedding a small version of the poster, but linking to the full size. Let me know if you're in or out by this upcoming Friday so I can decide whether or not I'm pulling the trigger on this.

Thanks!
Show Image
(http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2-1-e1494894141469.jpg)


http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg (http://modsandends.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KeyCon-Poster-21070515-2.jpg)

Mods, if this should be moved to its own thread, let me know. Also let me know if I should do a poll.

What's the status of this? As I am certainly in for one
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 23 May 2017, 21:33:30
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

HHKB BT, lubed purple sliders
Phantom build, SS plates, black walnut frame, lubed cherry browns
X60, zeal60, zeal stabs, zealios 78g
M4-a
My artisans
A bunch of casting equipment
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: d_stilgar on Tue, 23 May 2017, 22:49:08
What's the status of this? As I am certainly in for one

It's currently at the printer's and should be done this week. I'll send you a PM and add you to the buyer's list.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: chuckdee on Wed, 24 May 2017, 07:52:06
Is there a place to be announced? I want to start booking my trip but I'm not sure where to stay to be close to the venue.

Hello,

Im late to the party and just now read about this. Where in Philly is it, and what is price of admission?
Sorry for the lateness. Id love to go as I live in northern VA.

Bartley Hall in Villanova

You don't need to pay for admission but in the past there's been an option to donate to help pay for the venue, I'm not sure if anything like this has been set up for 2017 yet.

Wonder if we can update the OP with this information...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Wed, 24 May 2017, 13:03:57
Really looking forward to meeting you all :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: smt on Wed, 24 May 2017, 16:43:05
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

Planning to bring MiniVan R2, Clueboard, Satan GH60, and a couple of ortholinears.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 24 May 2017, 17:22:07
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

I'll be bringing a Varmilo VB87m with Gateron Clears

. . . and maybe a crazy switch tester board with 75+ switches if I can get it put together before the con.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 24 May 2017, 17:44:32
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

I'll be bringing a Varmilo VB87m with Gateron Clears

. . . and maybe a crazy switch tester board with 75+ switches if I can get it put together before the con.

Are you the one building the switch tester with like, every switch you can find? I'd be excited to see it even if it's a work in progress.
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Post by: Vibex on Wed, 24 May 2017, 17:47:45
I'll be bringing a Varmilo VB87m with Gateron Clears

. . . and maybe a crazy switch tester board with 75+ switches if I can get it put together before the con.
That would be one hell of a switch tester.  :eek:
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Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 24 May 2017, 19:24:46
Are you the one building the switch tester with like, every switch you can find? I'd be excited to see it even if it's a work in progress.

I'm making a switch tester with every currently manufactured switch . . . vintage Cherry's (and other vintage switches) will get their own tester. Alps style will make it on somewhere . . . but I haven't acquired any yet (and they aren't part of the ~75 switches I currently have). KBTalking is just rebranded Greetech, so it won't make it on . . . unless I'm mistaken about this. Neither will rapoo (rebranded Kailh) or Outelo (Outemu remolds).

Frankenswitches probably won't make it on . . . unless they're available in quantities that could be considered "manufactured", but they might get their own little section (like the Lanthanide or Actinide rows on the periodic table of elements.)

I thought that the board might be arranged with switch type (clicky, tactile, linear) arranged on the 'x' axis and actuation force on the y axis, but there are so many mx blue clones that they take up a ton of the board. At this point I'm thinking something like a periodic table of switches might be more useful, with weights, types and brands arranged in a way that ultimately still makes sense, but is less 1:1 related to their cartesian coordinates.

If I can get a decent prototype test board together I'll also design a poster to go with it.

If all goes well I'll start up a group buy to sell the combo, maybe complete with switches or empty as a treasure hunt for people . . . but first I have to finish the thing and decide if it's any good.
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Post by: att1cus on Fri, 26 May 2017, 08:55:33
is there / can we make a list of what people are bringing?

I have model F , G80-5000, NOS Honeywell Hall Effect, Model M Bolt-Modded etc

HHKB BT, lubed purple sliders
Phantom build, SS plates, black walnut frame, lubed cherry browns
X60, zeal60, zeal stabs, zealios 78g
M4-a
My artisans
A bunch of casting equipment

Feel free to add them here.  I'm planning to make blank place cards that people can grab and fill out their KB information at the con.

I'm bringing my custom CM Masterkeys Pro M (alu case, brown cherry) and my RS96 (cherry blues, SIP sockets with sky blue LED's)

I may also bring some of my first artisans for sale ;P
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Post by: jb on Fri, 26 May 2017, 12:04:43
Are newbies welcome? I just found this forum, and I'd like create my own custom keyboard.. Keycon looks like a great way to get my feet wet! I'm planning on driving from Chicago, but where is this all taking place exactly?
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Post by: Binge on Fri, 26 May 2017, 14:50:31
hey guys!  Please update post 1 with location and time (hours) information :)

(https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-6a03f07bc90444554c41062472a92ccd-c) (https://hunger-work-studio.myshopify.com/cart/30217625029:1?channel=buy_button)
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 26 May 2017, 16:13:59
Are newbies welcome?

Yep, we don't bite  :thumb:
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Post by: alienman82 on Fri, 26 May 2017, 16:40:13
Are newbies welcome? I just found this forum, and I'd like create my own custom keyboard.. Keycon looks like a great way to get my feet wet! I'm planning on driving from Chicago, but where is this all taking place exactly?

Villanova University
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Post by: johnthedong on Fri, 26 May 2017, 19:42:14
hey guys!  Please update post 1 with location and time (hours) information :)

(https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-6a03f07bc90444554c41062472a92ccd-c) (https://hunger-work-studio.myshopify.com/cart/30217625029:1?channel=buy_button)

 ;D ;D

PS: I got the Hungr Key!! Thanks!
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Post by: ArchDill on Sat, 27 May 2017, 23:12:29
hey guys!  Please update post 1 with location and time (hours) information :)

(https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-6a03f07bc90444554c41062472a92ccd-c) (https://hunger-work-studio.myshopify.com/cart/30217625029:1?channel=buy_button)

 ;D ;D

PS: I got the Hungr Key!! Thanks!

Nice, man! Congrats!

Binge, you are getting sneaky with these...
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Post by: jb on Mon, 29 May 2017, 15:13:46
So with the goal of making a sweet keyboard, I'm hoping I'll be able to acquire a frame, a set of switches and keycaps, and a popular controller... Will there be opportunity to purchase such things?
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Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 29 May 2017, 15:42:54
So with the goal of making a sweet keyboard, I'm hoping I'll be able to acquire a frame, a set of switches and keycaps, and a popular controller... Will there be opportunity to purchase such things?

I would assume no unless a vendor plans on attending with stock.

Someone might have a built board for sale there but I couldn't comment on that.
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Post by: alienman82 on Tue, 30 May 2017, 17:49:58
update: I'll be bringing a Model F, and some Split White Alps boards.  Maybe some others, been buying like a mad man lately.
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Post by: cynviloq on Tue, 30 May 2017, 19:47:02
I'm happy to bring boards - but not sure what people would like to try. Any requests out of the below?

TKL
CM QFR w/ 78g Zealios
CM Masterkeys Pro S w/ 65g Zealios
Mech-27 w/ MOD-L
Novatouch w/ Norbauer Case
RF87U 55g or 45g/55g (HHKB dome swap)

65% or smaller
M65-A (if it comes in time..)
ALU68 w/ Greetech Brown

Smaller smaller
Mechmini 40% w/ vintage Blacks
RAMA M10-A
RAMA M4-A

I don't think I would bring any items to vend unless there was something specific people wanted.

Are we expecting a more detailed schedule in the coming weeks?
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Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Tue, 30 May 2017, 20:11:45
Would love to see the rama boards!

I'm personally bringing my QFR with vintage blacks, and the cutdown IBM "Pingmaster"
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Post by: KnightDX on Wed, 31 May 2017, 10:51:11
Does anyone plan to buy or sell any artisans or keyboards while at Keycon in philly?
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Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 31 May 2017, 11:12:43
I plan to sell a few things personally
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Post by: KnightDX on Wed, 31 May 2017, 11:13:46
I plan to sell a few things personally
My plan was to hopefully get my hands on another keyboard without dealing with shipping and all, or even a nice kit.
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Post by: fendent on Wed, 31 May 2017, 12:53:31
If anybody plans to do any trading or selling that is completely on you to organize that. Nobody at keycon is going to vet or provide any sort of oversight to that. Also be respectful and dont go around making offers for people's artisans if they have their collections on display. I think anybody who is interested in that will probably make it known (via placard or whatnot).
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Post by: att1cus on Wed, 31 May 2017, 12:54:11
I'll probably have the things i have been offering for trade/sale there.  Fendent is going to make a post about the policy for buying/selling/trading :D
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Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 31 May 2017, 14:23:34
If anybody plans to do any trading or selling that is completely on you to organize that. Nobody at keycon is going to vet or provide any sort of oversight to that. Also be respectful and dont go around making offers for people's artisans if they have their collections on display. I think anybody who is interested in that will probably make it known.

for instance, the honeywell keyboard I have which I hope to display, I was planning to just put a price next to it as well. 
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Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 31 May 2017, 15:52:31
I plan to sell a few things personally
My plan was to hopefully get my hands on another keyboard without dealing with shipping and all, or even a nice kit.

Your best bet might be to go to Microcenter (5 min. from the convention). They have some Ducky and Das Keyboards in stock. Everything else they stock is either gamer centered or not mechanical. Some people may come wanting to trade/sell, but as others have said, there won't be any vendors.
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Post by: mike52787 on Wed, 31 May 2017, 18:41:06
If I am able to go, I will bring a beamspring, some cool alps boards, and maybe some cherry boards.
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Post by: digisax on Wed, 31 May 2017, 21:35:30
Assuming the case for it comes in time (it's still stuck in Customs) I'll be bringing my Alps VA68 with Alpine Winter.

I'd take more if I didn't have to bring them on a plane to get there.
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Post by: KACHAKEYS on Thu, 01 June 2017, 01:32:15
I think Ill bring for display

My two POK3RS clear and brown.
DSA OTAKU-likely on on the brown
SA JUKEBOX-likely on the clear
MX GREEN Quickfire TK.
DSA Granite Likely on the TK
I want to also give away an older ALPS glidepoint for windows with white ALPS switches.
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Post by: digisax on Fri, 02 June 2017, 01:08:14
Looks like customs finally gave the case to UPS, so I'll be bringing the VA68m with me.

Update: I'll also have my 55g HHKB Pro2 that may or may not have JTK sliders (I'll decide after I try them), and if the case screws come a 72g Kailh Silver MechMini.
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Post by: XMIT on Fri, 02 June 2017, 21:35:17
Not making it for this. Sorry guys.
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Post by: alienman82 on Sat, 03 June 2017, 22:00:25
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 04 June 2017, 01:49:35
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VbCavbq.jpg)


Recent buy I'll be bringing as well.

Best keyboard ever!  :))

I also have one of those, I love the 2u esc. I'll trade you mine for the MX5000 so you can corner the market on them.
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Post by: fendent on Sun, 04 June 2017, 08:13:30
Not making it for this. Sorry guys.

Bummer! We'll miss you!
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Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 04 June 2017, 13:04:36
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VbCavbq.jpg)


Recent buy I'll be bringing as well.

Best keyboard ever!  :))

I also have one of those, I love the 2u esc. I'll trade you mine for the MX5000 so you can corner the market on them.

Lol, I have 2 of these already, but I sold one to a friend last night.
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 04 June 2017, 13:45:15
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VbCavbq.jpg)


Recent buy I'll be bringing as well.

Best keyboard ever!  :))

I also have one of those, I love the 2u esc. I'll trade you mine for the MX5000 so you can corner the market on them.

Lol, I have 2 of these already, but I sold one to a friend last night.

I'm pretty sure mine was a gift from CPT, he didn't have a use for white Alps and I thought the layout was cool.

How'd you get yours working?
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Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 04 June 2017, 14:22:11
Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/VbCavbq.jpg)


Recent buy I'll be bringing as well.

Best keyboard ever!  :))

I also have one of those, I love the 2u esc. I'll trade you mine for the MX5000 so you can corner the market on them.

Lol, I have 2 of these already, but I sold one to a friend last night.

I'm pretty sure mine was a gift from CPT, he didn't have a use for white Alps and I thought the layout was cool.

How'd you get yours working?

Pretty sure it's just an AT board, but I used a soarer converter in that blue box in the background, so it could be an XT board. 
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Post by: flameray on Mon, 05 June 2017, 01:33:06
Do you know what time keycon will last till?
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 05 June 2017, 03:13:20
Do you know what time keycon will last till?

In the past it's gone until 2 or 3 but people usually hangout after.
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Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 05 June 2017, 06:26:18
Boy did I just barely catch the train, didn't even realize KeyCon was being held somewhat close to me this year. I think I'll be able to make it work out though. Request the fri. the 23rd off from work & hit the road that morning. Philly is about a 5hr. drive from Pgh. so that should give me enough time to get into town, find a cheap room, & be ready to go for Sat morning. Starting to get a little psyched up for this but gotta make sure I can get the 23rd off for it all to work. :thumb:
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Post by: KnightDX on Mon, 05 June 2017, 07:46:18
Boy did I just barely catch the train, didn't even realize KeyCon was being held somewhat close to me this year. I think I'll be able to make it work out though. Request the fri. the 23rd off from work & hit the road that morning. Philly is about a 5hr. drive from Pgh. so that should give me enough time to get into town, find a cheap room, & be ready to go for Sat morning. Starting to get a little psyched up for this but gotta make sure I can get the 23rd off for it all to work. :thumb:
Just keep in mind its at villanova , not exactly Center City Philadelphia.
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Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 05 June 2017, 09:49:09
Boy did I just barely catch the train, didn't even realize KeyCon was being held somewhat close to me this year. I think I'll be able to make it work out though. Request the fri. the 23rd off from work & hit the road that morning. Philly is about a 5hr. drive from Pgh. so that should give me enough time to get into town, find a cheap room, & be ready to go for Sat morning. Starting to get a little psyched up for this but gotta make sure I can get the 23rd off for it all to work. :thumb:
Just keep in mind its at villanova , not exactly Center City Philadelphia.

Good point, I may want to look into reserving a room somewhere beforehand. Thanks for the heads up! :)
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Post by: smt on Mon, 05 June 2017, 14:19:00
Boy did I just barely catch the train, didn't even realize KeyCon was being held somewhat close to me this year. I think I'll be able to make it work out though. Request the fri. the 23rd off from work & hit the road that morning. Philly is about a 5hr. drive from Pgh. so that should give me enough time to get into town, find a cheap room, & be ready to go for Sat morning. Starting to get a little psyched up for this but gotta make sure I can get the 23rd off for it all to work. :thumb:
Just keep in mind its at villanova , not exactly Center City Philadelphia.

Good point, I may want to look into reserving a room somewhere beforehand. Thanks for the heads up! :)

The Radnor Hotel in Wayne, PA is fairly close, and quite nice.
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Post by: cynviloq on Mon, 05 June 2017, 14:53:31
I think once a schedule outline is released, we could start a Google sheet in case people want to organize carpooling etc from various locations in and around Philly.

I'll likely be staying with a friend in Center City so will be driving up for everything that'll be on the nova campus.

Is it easier for people to sign up for an email list somewhere or will someone just post in this thread?


Also if anyone needs a ride - happy to pick people up anywhere on the way between NYC and Philly. Feel free to PM me.
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Post by: flameray on Mon, 05 June 2017, 17:08:22
Do you know what time keycon will last till?

In the past it's gone until 2 or 3 but people usually hangout after.

Rip, I have classes until 4 :(
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Post by: Avalai on Wed, 07 June 2017, 13:32:07
Okay, just to make sure I've got all of this correct, since the info is kind of scattered:

Location is Bartley Hall at Villanova University.

The event happens on Saturday, June 24th, from sometime in the morning to around mid-afternoon, plus probably socializing and going out afterwards.

So people who are traveling can: travel on Friday, keycon on Saturday, travel back on Sunday. Am I missing anything?
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 07 June 2017, 14:10:21
Okay, just to make sure I've got all of this correct, since the info is kind of scattered:

Location is Bartley Hall at Villanova University.

The event happens on Saturday, June 24th, from sometime in the morning to around mid-afternoon, plus probably socializing and going out afterwards.

So people who are traveling can: travel on Friday, keycon on Saturday, travel back on Sunday. Am I missing anything?

That sounds right

I'll be leaving on monday morning but that's because I have sunday plans.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Avalai on Wed, 07 June 2017, 14:20:16
Okay, just to make sure I've got all of this correct, since the info is kind of scattered:

Location is Bartley Hall at Villanova University.

The event happens on Saturday, June 24th, from sometime in the morning to around mid-afternoon, plus probably socializing and going out afterwards.

So people who are traveling can: travel on Friday, keycon on Saturday, travel back on Sunday. Am I missing anything?

That sounds right

I'll be leaving on monday morning but that's because I have sunday plans.
Perfect. I'll likely leave Monday as well, but it's good to know your options. Thanks!
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Post by: Touch_It on Fri, 09 June 2017, 12:39:07
Oh man :(.  Ill be in Philly for a conference, but leaving Thursday.
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Post by: KnightDX on Fri, 09 June 2017, 12:40:16
Oh man :(.  Ill be in Philly for a conference, but leaving Thursday.
Noooo stayyyy :) come join us
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Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 11 June 2017, 01:20:40
Need a ride from NYC. Can pay for gas money/lunch. Can meet you at Newark/wherever.

I'm probably bringing just the one Filco. I sold the LZ and don't really care enough to bring any other boards (save the Realforce, but it's too special).

But let me know if you can give me a ride.
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Post by: Latin00032 on Sun, 11 June 2017, 11:39:09
Should bring one board? I can bring two but I dont think id bring more than that.

I have my main for now which is my fc660c with rf alphas swapped in, hyperspheres, 55g domes, and the new hasu controller.

My second is my keycool 65percent, mx blues, hypefuse keycaps, and a purple spacebar.
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Post by: KnightDX on Sun, 11 June 2017, 12:17:37
Need a ride from NYC. Can pay for gas money/lunch. Can meet you at Newark/wherever.

I'm probably bringing just the one Filco. I sold the LZ and don't really care enough to bring any other boards (save the Realforce, but it's too special).

But let me know if you can give me a ride.
If you could get a train from penn station to Trenton NJ I could pick you up


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Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 11 June 2017, 12:18:49
Should bring one board? I can bring two but I dont think id bring more than that.

I have my main for now which is my fc660c with rf alphas swapped in, hyperspheres, 55g domes, and the new hasu controller.

My second is my keycool 65percent, mx blues, hypefuse keycaps, and a purple spacebar.

People are gonna bring all sorts of cool ****

unless you've got a crazy kustom one board is fine
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Post by: Ellipse on Sun, 11 June 2017, 19:28:03
I expect to bring a couple prototype F62 and F77 keyboards, some with the classic cases and some with the Ultra Compact cases - a variety of case colors too.

Maybe I will giveaway some of the non-functioning prototype Model F barrels. 

The down side is that the production quality springs, keys, and inner assembly parts will not be ready in time so these will not be at the quality levels of the production keyboards.
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Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 11 June 2017, 19:46:20
I expect to bring a couple prototype F62 and F77 keyboards, some with the classic cases and some with the Ultra Compact cases - a variety of case colors too.

Maybe I will giveaway some of the non-functioning prototype Model F barrels. 

The down side is that the production quality springs, keys, and inner assembly parts will not be ready in time so these will not be at the quality levels of the production keyboards.

Cannot wait to try these out!
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Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 11 June 2017, 21:04:21
I expect to bring a couple prototype F62 and F77 keyboards, some with the classic cases and some with the Ultra Compact cases - a variety of case colors too.

Maybe I will giveaway some of the non-functioning prototype Model F barrels. 

The down side is that the production quality springs, keys, and inner assembly parts will not be ready in time so these will not be at the quality levels of the production keyboards.

heck yeah. 
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Post by: Vibex on Sun, 11 June 2017, 21:48:59
I expect to bring a couple prototype F62 and F77 keyboards, some with the classic cases and some with the Ultra Compact cases - a variety of case colors too.

Maybe I will giveaway some of the non-functioning prototype Model F barrels. 

The down side is that the production quality springs, keys, and inner assembly parts will not be ready in time so these will not be at the quality levels of the production keyboards.
Oh man I wish I could go!!

Cannot wait to try these out!

heck yeah. 
You guys are gonna have to tell me how amazing they are so I can waste money buy more boards.
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Post by: alienman82 on Sun, 11 June 2017, 22:17:26
heck yeah. 
You guys are gonna have to tell me how amazing they are so I can waste money buy more boards.

I'm bringing a real model F :D  can compare them
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Post by: fendent on Mon, 12 June 2017, 10:34:05
This may put me over to getting one of these   :confused:
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Post by: fendent on Mon, 12 June 2017, 10:34:53
NEXT.
WEEK.
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Post by: Booper on Mon, 12 June 2017, 11:33:44
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\
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Post by: alienman82 on Mon, 12 June 2017, 11:37:32
you may be able to take a train and sleep the whole time. 

there are trains from philly to villanova.
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Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 12 June 2017, 11:39:51
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\

Come
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Post by: fendent on Mon, 12 June 2017, 14:02:56
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\

YOU GOTTA COME
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Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 12 June 2017, 17:24:16
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\

YOU GOTTA COME

WE NEED YOU THERE!
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Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 12 June 2017, 19:17:17
Can we get a new thread in here with the run-down of all the details? time frame, address, where to park, where to stay, etc etc.

I'm driving through and stopping for a few hours with the family on our way to Maine so timing and planning is important for me.
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Post by: rarar on Tue, 13 June 2017, 17:10:12
18 hour drive? I'M ON THE FENCE.
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Post by: ejewell89 on Wed, 14 June 2017, 14:13:21
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\

YOU GOTTA COME

WE NEED YOU THERE!

I'm making a slightly longer version of the drive this weekend from PA to TN then back after the weekend.

Then I'm going to drive 3.5 from where I'm at to Keycon the next weekend. You can do it Boop! and super nerd me wants to show you my tattoo. :) I think you'll appreciate it.
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Post by: fendent on Wed, 14 June 2017, 16:30:10
18 hour drive? I'M ON THE FENCE.

gogogogo
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Post by: digisax on Wed, 14 June 2017, 22:26:08
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.
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Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:00:59
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.
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Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:10:10
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.

hahah. If I had gone to last year's Philly meetup, I coulda brought 5 OTD's, but alas, they're all in China now. :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: digisax on Wed, 14 June 2017, 23:40:09
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.

hahah. If I had gone to last year's Philly meetup, I coulda brought 5 OTD's, but alas, they're all in China now. :D

OTD's are crazy, awesome but crazy.
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Post by: alienman82 on Thu, 15 June 2017, 00:18:04
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.

hahah. If I had gone to last year's Philly meetup, I coulda brought 5 OTD's, but alas, they're all in China now. :D

OTD's are crazy, awesome but crazy.

They're legit god tier, but I am using the money for a greater cause
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: digisax on Thu, 15 June 2017, 10:29:44
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.

hahah. If I had gone to last year's Philly meetup, I coulda brought 5 OTD's, but alas, they're all in China now. :D

OTD's are crazy, awesome but crazy.

They're legit god tier, but I am using the money for a greater cause

They'd better be god tier for how much they go for aftermarket. But yeah I get that, I couldn't justify the cost of one at this point in my life.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Booper on Thu, 15 June 2017, 14:21:32
HHYYYYYYPPPPPEEEE!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Thu, 15 June 2017, 21:37:00
HHYYYYYYPPPPPEEEE!!!!!!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/cQDUkYC.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: HendyZone on Thu, 15 June 2017, 21:40:42
All the best for KEYCON 2017 <3
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: tinymakesthings on Fri, 16 June 2017, 18:12:01
I CAN'T DECIDE IF I SHOULD COME TO THIS OR NOT  :'(


9 hour drive BUT for sweet sweet mechanical keyboards and potential new friends :-\
BOOPER IS COMING??
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Fri, 16 June 2017, 19:19:37
HHYYYYYYPPPPPEEEE!!!!!!!!

HYPE
Y
P
E
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: smt on Fri, 16 June 2017, 20:56:26
Can we get a new thread in here with the run-down of all the details? time frame, address, where to park, where to stay, etc etc.

I'm driving through and stopping for a few hours with the family on our way to Maine so timing and planning is important for me.

Hope you're able to come, Dana - would be nice to meet you in person.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: jb1830 on Sun, 18 June 2017, 20:17:34
Is anyone going to bring any Panda switches or any boards with Panda switches? I've been wanting to try them for a new build.

Probably. If it's not posted here, it'll probably be there.

Only thing I'm not planning on seeing there is a few certain ultra rare kustoms.

hahah. If I had gone to last year's Philly meetup, I coulda brought 5 OTD's, but alas, they're all in China now. :D

OTD's are crazy, awesome but crazy.

I'll have one stock Panda board that I just built this week.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: cynviloq on Sun, 18 June 2017, 20:45:24
Is there a schedule yet..?
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Post by: KnightDX on Sun, 18 June 2017, 20:45:49
Is there a schedule yet..?
Waiting for this too :) but still super excited


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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Sun, 18 June 2017, 21:11:45
Is there a schedule yet..?

Right now things are fairly loose. There should be something soon though. Gonna reach out to interested presenters this week and get a feel for peoples' schedules so we can plan the day.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 19 June 2017, 07:46:24
Is there a schedule yet..?

Right now things are fairly loose. There should be something soon though. Gonna reach out to interested presenters this week and get a feel for peoples' schedules so we can plan the day.

I posted over in the presentations thread that presenters should start to post preferred times.  I'll do my best to have a schedule ready.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 19 June 2017, 08:22:16
Also posted parking and building location info here:

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=90173.0
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 19 June 2017, 19:00:04
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 19 June 2017, 19:08:22
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: jb on Mon, 19 June 2017, 20:45:28
Anyone near the Chicago area (or anywhere along the way, I suppose) looking to share a ride? My car? Your car? I'm planning on leaving early as hell on Friday morning, and returning on Sunday. Hitching a ride with strangers is somewhat creepy, but offsetting the cost of gas could be worth it. :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 19 June 2017, 20:51:08
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
:thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: digisax on Mon, 19 June 2017, 20:56:43
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.

Sweet, I was hoping to try some Pandas as well.

Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

I can bring some Kailh Speed Silvers and Golds if you'd like, they're not box switches but they're still nice.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Wed, 21 June 2017, 06:46:44
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ejewell89 on Wed, 21 June 2017, 08:42:27
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

If there's anything from the PA area you're looking for. I'll have a look. 
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 21 June 2017, 10:57:14
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Booper on Wed, 21 June 2017, 13:37:04
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 21 June 2017, 13:37:37
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

This.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 21 June 2017, 17:22:47
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

You got it sister!
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Post by: Moistgun on Wed, 21 June 2017, 18:23:05
SHA-WING
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 21 June 2017, 19:07:21
Is there anything planned for Sunday at all? I'm considering doing just a day trip down...
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 21 June 2017, 19:10:02
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

You got it sister!

What about me?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 21 June 2017, 19:14:13
I'd be down to go to victory brewery afterwards since I could lead a caravan  :p :p :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 21 June 2017, 19:15:09
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

You got it sister!

What about me?

You too!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 21 June 2017, 19:21:27
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'll trade you money + undying love if you get me some Serendipity!!@#@#!@##!@@##!!!!!!

You got it sister!

What about me?

You too!!!
;D
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 21 June 2017, 21:06:48
I'm going to bring a pile of "geekhack" stickers (https://studiosofthewild.com/wp/product/geekhack-vinyl-sticker/) to sell... and i'll do a small pile of free limited edition ones just for the meet up (first come first serve). I'll probably have to hit the road to Boston by 1 or so.

I think i'll be bringing a Nyquist split 60% Ortho prototype (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/6d05yb/ic_the_nyquist_a_60_split_ortholinear_keyboard/) with me as well for people to test out!  :eek:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: skiwithpete on Thu, 22 June 2017, 12:46:51
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
:thumb:

We're going to bring pandas.  :)

edit// I really need to update my profile.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Thu, 22 June 2017, 17:18:31
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
:thumb:

We're going to bring pandas.  :)

edit// I really need to update my profile.

oh nice! I get to meet peter!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 22 June 2017, 18:06:01
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I'll try and grab a few local NC beers for the pile.  :thumb:

edit: Actually, are we allowed to have beer on campus? maybe we can have a lunch break/beer tasting in the parking deck  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: cynviloq on Fri, 23 June 2017, 01:18:49
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I'll try and grab a few local NC beers for the pile.  :thumb:

edit: Actually, are we allowed to have beer on campus? maybe we can have a lunch break/beer tasting in the parking deck  :))

Villanova isn't a dry campus but we should check with our host before we bring beer into the classrooms!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Fri, 23 June 2017, 06:29:08
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I'll try and grab a few local NC beers for the pile.  :thumb:

edit: Actually, are we allowed to have beer on campus? maybe we can have a lunch break/beer tasting in the parking deck  :))

Villanova isn't a dry campus but we should check with our host before we bring beer into the classrooms!

Yeah we can just awkwardly be exchanging beer in the parking lot  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 07:52:49
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I'll try and grab a few local NC beers for the pile.  :thumb:

edit: Actually, are we allowed to have beer on campus? maybe we can have a lunch break/beer tasting in the parking deck  :))

Villanova isn't a dry campus but we should check with our host before we bring beer into the classrooms!

Yeah we can just awkwardly be exchanging beer in the parking lot  :p

Bring your beer with you, I'd just be wary of opening it in the classrooms.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: digisax on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:17:28
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
:thumb:

We're going to bring pandas.  :)

edit// I really need to update my profile.

Just testers or enough to sell? Bringing anything else interesting?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:36:06
Is there any other kind of schedule yet, other then it opens around 11? Such as raffle drawing is at <time>, presentation <something> will be at <time> etc?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:38:29
Is there any other kind of schedule yet, other then it opens around 11? Such as raffle drawing is at <time>, presentation <something> will be at <time> etc?

Not yet, I'll have a loose schedule together soon.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: doom2 on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:51:07
Think I'm going to join! Coming up from the DC area.

* Will there be handtrucks available? I'm bringing a bit of stuff in a large bin so it'd be nice to easily transport it from my car to whatever building/room.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: doom2 on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:55:04
Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

If there's anything from the PA area you're looking for. I'll have a look. 

Anybody down for an impromptu beer swap saturday? Seeing lots of people travelling from all over, so it makes sense to me ;D

I don't drink but I'll bring some Wisconsin beers if anyone is interested. I'll have a designated swapee to receive my beers :D

I'm coming from the Baltimore area (MD). PM me if you want Edgar Allen Poe-themed beer or something else from the area!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 12:56:19
Think I'm going to join! Coming up from the DC area.

* Will there be handtrucks available? I'm bringing a bit of stuff in a large bin so it'd be nice to easily transport it from my car to whatever building/room.

Unfortunately i don't have any stuff like this to to offer.  If you have an especially large load, you can enter main campus through the gate immediately behind Bartley hall (please see the map on the Building and locations thread) and temporarily park right behind the building while unloading.  Just tell the guard you are here for an event in Bartley and are parking only to unload, and they should tell you where to park and enter the building.  The building does have elevators for going up to the rooms.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 13:05:26
Updated presentations post with a loose order of presenters - thanks!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 13:09:27
Is there any other kind of schedule yet, other then it opens around 11? Such as raffle drawing is at <time>, presentation <something> will be at <time> etc?

So I posted a loose schedule over in the presentations thread, but here's a guess at how events are going to go overall:

Setup 10-11AM - come if you have to set stuff up, or if you want to help others do the same
Doors open at 11AM
11AM-1PM people arriving, setting up their boards and such
1PM-5 or 6 PM (Depends on how things move) presentations and demos, GeekHack-A-Thon event
5 or 6PM - raffle drawings
6-8PM - hanging out, planning for dinner/drinks

Please let me know if you have any suggestions.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Booper on Fri, 23 June 2017, 14:18:16
HYPE!!!
(https://i.imgur.com/QVgwzdw.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KnightDX on Fri, 23 June 2017, 14:19:08
HYPE!!!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QVgwzdw.jpg)


I see artisans and Deep space and a doggo, I approve!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Fri, 23 June 2017, 14:31:28
HYPE!!!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QVgwzdw.jpg)


See ya soon!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: skiwithpete on Fri, 23 June 2017, 14:32:15
Anyone bringing a board with pandas or kailh box switches? I've been wanting to try both.

jb1830 said above he is bringing a board with stock pandas.
:thumb:

We're going to bring pandas.  :)

edit// I really need to update my profile.

Just testers or enough to sell? Bringing anything else interesting?

Enough to sell, yes, but still only as much as we can travel with.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Viking_Robot on Fri, 23 June 2017, 18:09:45
Can we get a closer up shot of those prized artisans?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Fri, 23 June 2017, 18:59:15
HYPE!!!
Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/QVgwzdw.jpg)


Is the dog coming :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Fri, 23 June 2017, 19:09:06
Unfortunately can't make it, have to work.  Hope everyone has a great time.

Don't forget to hit up Sheetz, Wawa sucks.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: NiceAndCreamy on Fri, 23 June 2017, 19:32:02
Don't forget to hit up Sheetz, Wawa sucks.

I've never heard something more incorrect
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Fri, 23 June 2017, 19:34:50
Unfortunately can't make it, have to work.  Hope everyone has a great time.

Don't forget to hit up Sheetz, Wawa sucks.

Sucks you can't come and you're wrong.  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Fri, 23 June 2017, 19:53:44
I'm sorry for your taste buds. I cannot imagine how terrible life must be for you both.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; DATE FINALIZED
Post by: NiceAndCreamy on Fri, 23 June 2017, 21:00:35
I'm sorry for your taste buds. I cannot imagine how terrible life must be for you both.

Sorry, can't hear you over hoagie fest
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Fri, 23 June 2017, 23:23:54
jesus found that the worst mod
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Sat, 24 June 2017, 08:33:38
Unfortunately can't make it, have to work.  Hope everyone has a great time.

Don't forget to hit up Sheetz, Wawa sucks.

The real question is, Taylor ham or pork roll?

Just leaving now, see you guys there
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Sat, 24 June 2017, 09:46:34
Please post on social media with hashtag

#keycon2017

See y'all there!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Sat, 24 June 2017, 20:04:19
Please post on social media with hashtag

#keycon2017

See y'all there!

IDK what the hell is going on in winnipeg, but they apparently are the real keycon... #keycon2017
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Sat, 24 June 2017, 20:14:46
Had such a great time!  Was great to meet many of you and try out all the cool boards.
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Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 24 June 2017, 23:11:42
Had such a great time!  Was great to meet many of you and try out all the cool boards.

^^^

Everyone was really cool. Glad to put names to faces.

The varmilo board I won is unironically nice, too. Stabs were pre-lubed so they're super quiet.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Sun, 25 June 2017, 11:54:52
Had such a great time!  Was great to meet many of you and try out all the cool boards.

^^^

Everyone was really cool. Glad to put names to faces.

The varmilo board I won is unironically nice, too. Stabs were pre-lubed so they're super quiet.

Yeah I really had fun yesterday! Was really nice to get to meet everyone in person and get to chat. Congrats again on the board man! That is a nice little souvenir.

Getting to try out the new F62 and F77 boards was awesome too. I really need to pick myself up one now.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Sun, 25 June 2017, 14:26:23
Again, awesome to meet everyone in real life, felt really welcomed. Been drifting away from the hobby the past few months, and this definitely pulled me back in (for better or for worse :P) Big shoutout to Att1cus for hosting us, it was a perfect spot and definitely heightened the experience for everyone. Also thanks to Varmillo to my awesome new keyboard, absolutely digging it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Moistgun on Sun, 25 June 2017, 16:11:03
Thanks again Att1cus :)

Good meeting all you losers in person.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: jb1830 on Sun, 25 June 2017, 16:47:14
Thanks again Att1cus :)

Good meeting all you losers in person.

Same! Good times were had.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 26 June 2017, 08:54:38
So glad I was able to make it through on my way up north! It was great seeing some of the folks I met years back in Asheville, some of the DC crew, and so many new friends too. Next time i'll be able to stay much longer! It was a lot of fun, thanks att1cus!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: digisax on Mon, 26 June 2017, 15:31:08
Had such a great time!  Was great to meet many of you and try out all the cool boards.

^^^

Everyone was really cool. Glad to put names to faces.

The varmilo board I won is unironically nice, too. Stabs were pre-lubed so they're super quiet.

Yeah I really had fun yesterday! Was really nice to get to meet everyone in person and get to chat. Congrats again on the board man! That is a nice little souvenir.

Getting to try out the new F62 and F77 boards was awesome too. I really need to pick myself up one now.

Agreed, trying the F62 really sold me on it. Plus a buckling spring 60 is just damn awesome.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: KACHAKEYS on Mon, 26 June 2017, 18:46:43
That Buckling feel was incredible. On a 60% I couldnt agree more.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: kconfire on Mon, 26 June 2017, 22:07:17
Do we have anything for New Jersey or somewhere not too far from it?
I wish I could've gone to Philadelphia!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: smt on Tue, 27 June 2017, 07:13:00
Great to meet many of you Saturday. As a relative noob in this hobby, I felt really welcomed. And so many great boards to see/try.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 27 June 2017, 15:42:40
Do we have anything for New Jersey or somewhere not too far from it?
I wish I could've gone to Philadelphia!  :thumb:

You cant get much closer to NJ than eastern PA!
Considering some of the participants drove up to 12 hours to get there.

I suggest keeping track of the reddit/r/mechanicalkeyboards "meetup" thread at the top of their list. That seems to be a great place to find your local gatherings.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: romevi on Tue, 27 June 2017, 15:44:01
Do we have anything for New Jersey or somewhere not too far from it?
I wish I could've gone to Philadelphia!  :thumb:

You cant get much closer to NJ than eastern PA!
Considering some of the participants drove up to 12 hours to get there.

I suggest keeping track of the reddit/r/mechanicalkeyboards "meetup" thread at the top of their list. That seems to be a great place to find your local gatherings.

What happened to your breath?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Booper on Tue, 27 June 2017, 20:44:44
JUST WANTED TO SAY


I'm very glad I came up! I had a wonderful time and it was totally worth the drive. I love getting to meet all you cool keyboard folk. I'm never disappointed by how chill and interesting and fun everyone is!

Thanks to everyone who came out and super special thanks to att1cus! The venue was awesome!!



Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Tue, 27 June 2017, 21:24:55
Thanks so much Att1cus for setting up an amazing event!

Thank you to everyone for showing up to my demo and tiny for her amazing camera work!

I'm so glad I got to put so many faces to the names. I had a fantastic time and made many new friends.

A rousing success, I'd say!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 27 June 2017, 23:06:47
Thanks so much Att1cus for setting up an amazing event!

Thank you to everyone for showing up to my demo and tiny for her amazing camera work!

I'm so glad I got to put so many faces to the names. I had a fantastic time and made many new friends.

A rousing success, I'd say!

By far the best organized meetup I've been to (especially compared to last year's keycon  :)) )
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 28 June 2017, 09:54:07
JUST WANTED TO SAY


I'm very glad I came up! I had a wonderful time and it was totally worth the drive. I love getting to meet all you cool keyboard folk. I'm never disappointed by how chill and interesting and fun everyone is!

Thanks to everyone who came out and super special thanks to att1cus! The venue was awesome!!





Thanks so much Att1cus for setting up an amazing event!

Thank you to everyone for showing up to my demo and tiny for her amazing camera work!

I'm so glad I got to put so many faces to the names. I had a fantastic time and made many new friends.

A rousing success, I'd say!

By far the best organized meetup I've been to (especially compared to last year's keycon  :)) )

Thanks so much Att1cus for setting up an amazing event!

Thank you to everyone for showing up to my demo and tiny for her amazing camera work!

I'm so glad I got to put so many faces to the names. I had a fantastic time and made many new friends.

A rousing success, I'd say!

Thanks so much Att1cus for setting up an amazing event!

Thank you to everyone for showing up to my demo and tiny for her amazing camera work!

I'm so glad I got to put so many faces to the names. I had a fantastic time and made many new friends.

A rousing success, I'd say!

By far the best organized meetup I've been to (especially compared to last year's keycon  :)) )

My pleasure guys!  It was super fun to meet everyone!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 28 June 2017, 21:01:30
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 28 June 2017, 21:52:14
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

I'm waiting for my blanks to show up from kbdfans to take some glamour shots.

So far really like it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: alienman82 on Wed, 28 June 2017, 22:39:05
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

I tried one out after someone one, and it was so freaking nice.  I loved the stabs, caps and switches. it felt so good.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 28 June 2017, 23:23:16
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)

I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: cynviloq on Wed, 28 June 2017, 23:43:24
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)


I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.

Time to order some 1.8mm to avoid that problem :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 28 June 2017, 23:53:41
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)


I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.

Time to order some 1.8mm to avoid that problem :)

I might if I was really interested in LEDs but if I desolder I'm probably not putting back in haha
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Thu, 29 June 2017, 06:19:14
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)


I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.

How do you switch caps/control?

I will post pictures today, along with a short review. Like Fendent, I've already switched out the caps, but the stock caps are honestly pretty great either way.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Thu, 29 June 2017, 07:11:44
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)


I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.

How do you switch caps/control?

I will post pictures today, along with a short review. Like Fendent, I've already switched out the caps, but the stock caps are honestly pretty great either way.

Hold Fn+Left Control for three seconds or so.

Also yeah the stock caps are very nice. Remind me of WhiteFox

Additionally I'd suggest giving instructions on the key combinations like that or how to control the LEDs and whatnot.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dernubenfrieken on Thu, 29 June 2017, 08:38:55
Yeah I'm assuming this is just prototype packaging and they haven't finished the instructions yet. Had to figure out backlighting from someone on reddit.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Moistgun on Thu, 29 June 2017, 18:59:11
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/TdOKt10.jpg)


I hope they don't mind if I put some different keycaps on them. So, the build quality is very, very nice. The stabilized keys honestly have the best feel on the whole board. Stock cherry browns are stock cherry browns (wish I could lube them, but alas no cutouts, as expected). My biggest gripe is the LEDs make GMK sets unable to fully depress. I will probably end up having to file off the front edge of the LEDs due to this. Otherwise, the ability to swap control and caps lock OTG is great. I'm sure I'll really enjoy this board fully once I am removed of my LED problems.


Nice wok

Were wok brothers
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 29 June 2017, 21:11:15
Do we have anything for New Jersey or somewhere not too far from it?
I wish I could've gone to Philadelphia!  :thumb:

You cant get much closer to NJ than eastern PA!
Considering some of the participants drove up to 12 hours to get there.

I suggest keeping track of the reddit/r/mechanicalkeyboards "meetup" thread at the top of their list. That seems to be a great place to find your local gatherings.

What happened to your breath?

*** ahh... Zelda. Gotcha. I was worried for a minute :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Sat, 01 July 2017, 15:52:21
Having filed down the LEDs to allow for smooth usage of GMK caps, this board is extremely pleasant to use. Occasionally my caps lock/ctrl swap will revert. Not sure what exactly triggers it.

I've also noticed something interesting. While NKRO appears to work just fine, when I have Switch Hitter open and I press 6 or more keys, the USB Speed will rapidly cycle from Full to Low and the USB ID from 004 to 003. The keys come out fine but something is *obviously* happening not great with the USB host behind the scenes. This only happens with >5 keys being depressed at once.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: OneNightFriend on Sat, 01 July 2017, 16:22:14
The pictures / livestream made it look like the event was a blast. Sad I didn't consider going sooner and I'll hope to make it out next year!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: smt on Sat, 08 July 2017, 22:54:23
Donations totals have been posted over in the donations thread - thanks everyone!!

If any of the Varmilo donated keyboards raffle winners could please post some pictures and a few words on how you like the boards, we've had a request from Varmilo for feedback.  Thanks!

The 104-key Varmilo board is excellent. I can see why people compare these to Leopold, as the form factor has similarities, and the build quality seems to be solid. The stabilized keys, including the spacebar, are fairly silent. Much better in regards to fit and finish than most stock keyboards available today.

I echo the gripes of the others regarding the switches being mounted backwards, so that the LEDs are in front, which causes issues with GMK caps (I too am a GMK fanboi).

Also, I had issues with getting it to switch to "Mac mode" (swapped Win & Alt keys). It's not a huge deal, though, and I chalk that up to lack of end user docs for the prototypes. I'll be on the lookout for updated docs or tips on r/mk and GH.

The KeyCon plate was a really classy touch as well, att1cus.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: ander on Tue, 08 August 2017, 05:13:14
I'm afraid there's no way I can go flying to Philadelphia, not even for the pleasure of meeting some of you fabulous KPs (Keeb Peeps) I've admired, enjoyed and annoyed now for 700-odd (and I do mean odd) posts.

It's just as well, for if I did attend, the moment I started seeing all of you in person—and, of course, there'd be those fabulous keebs scattered about, let's not forget about them—I'm sure my heart would be filled with so much love, keebly rapture and so on, I'd have to be rushed to a hospital or the lobby bar (preferably the latter) for medication.

For years it was rumoured that the grave of comedian W. C. Fields said I'd Rather Be In Philadelphia. I, too, will be wishing I was there, and not even as an alternative to being dead. May you have a fabulous time. Please type a few characters for me.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: klaushouse on Tue, 08 August 2017, 19:44:35
As someone who just got into this life drain, I am sad that i live in Toronto.

Anyone want to fly me down? It's my birthday today it's the only fair thing to do.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: fendent on Wed, 09 August 2017, 09:02:35
Sorry guys. This happened a couple months ago! Come next year or hit up one of your local meetups!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
Post by: Dead Encryption on Wed, 09 August 2017, 19:16:43
Lol, got all hyped then realized it was over already.... :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 15 August 2017, 18:44:09
I updated the thread subject to reflect that this event has already taken place.  ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: att1cus on Wed, 16 August 2017, 08:04:17
I updated the thread subject to reflect that this event has already taken place.  ^-^

Thanks HOFF - and thanks to everyone else who made the vent a success - I had a blast hosting it :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: tjcertified on Tue, 29 August 2017, 16:25:20
Very cool! Thanks for posting pics. Did you guys actually get to make keys? That looked awesome.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --&gt; OVER
Post by: Miotch92 on Sat, 09 September 2017, 02:48:56
2018 Vegas Keycon PLEASE!

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: JP on Wed, 13 September 2017, 12:47:13
Dang, I missed all this fun. Yeah, Vegas 2018!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 14 September 2017, 01:03:30
Vegas is great because most of the country can fly there cheap and convention space is plentiful. That being said, att1cus can host keycon every year as far as I'm concerned... he (and his helpers of course) did a remarkable job  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: JP on Sun, 24 September 2017, 06:34:05
Is there any video of the presentations for those who didn't make it this year?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> OVER
Post by: cynviloq on Mon, 25 September 2017, 21:57:11
Is there any video of the presentations for those who didn't make it this year?

A couple people were live streaming, not sure if anyone recorded.