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Title: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 14 November 2017, 12:28:24
The Details
Location: Ace Hotel - 2nd floor ballroom
120 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Date: June 30, 2018
Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Please RSVP to the event using the form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0bDE_xb9hjLk0mDeabS6_IBZZYOZnR6BoWFKEzU2a3ZM9Qw/viewform) if you haven't done so.



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Another year, another KeyCon.  ;D  This thread will act as the central planning location for the upcoming KeyCon.

First step: Pick a location and host! 
If you're interested in hosting KeyCon, please post in this thread with some details about the location.  Previous KeyCons have been held in Chicago, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.  Prior venues are not off limits, but it is fun to see some new places every once in awhile too.  ;)  Also keep in mind that in order for this to work, we need one or two people dedicated to running the event (reserving venue, etc.) - so any prospective city will also need a host!

If you're new to KeyCon, check out the KeyCon 2015 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=172.0) or KeyCon 2017 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=195.0) subforums to see what previous years have looked like.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: fendent on Tue, 14 November 2017, 12:32:36
LET'S DO THIS
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: jacobsmirror on Tue, 14 November 2017, 12:40:27
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.
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Post by: AuthenticDanger on Tue, 14 November 2017, 12:45:59
Let's try to get it in the middle of the country so that it's easier and cheaper for people to attend :)
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Post by: ejewell89 on Tue, 14 November 2017, 13:17:00
My body is ready.  ;)
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Post by: Theconejo on Tue, 14 November 2017, 13:24:26
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.

I've only driven through but I was looking at hotels for the csgo major that was held there a couple years ago and everything was super reasonable. I would vote for this.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 14 November 2017, 13:38:45
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.

This gets my +1 easily.  Very central location, affordable, and plenty to do.  :thumb:
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Post by: pwade3 on Tue, 14 November 2017, 14:08:52
I am all on board for a Columbus Keycon!
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Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 14 November 2017, 17:45:45
2017 had some really fantastic meet-ups that were very well attended and even sponsored with vendor donations. I think each of the following locations are easy to get to and have a large and active group that would love to host.

New York City
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Raleigh/Durham
Atlanta
Charleston
Austin
Houston
Seattle
Chicago

Big airports and direct flights are nice but cost of hotel is high and rental cars and such are a factor. We have a large range of people from broke students all the way up. On the other hand, there have been some really great meets that were actually quite difficult to travel to as well - like Asheville, NC where we had no major airport, expensive hotels, long drives, and no real local support group... yet I think we all had a lot of fun and quite a few people made the journey out to the mountains.

I think there is a happy medium for finding a place that has a popular airport with reasonably priced flights and hotels... and just as important, something cool that people would love to go do before/after the meet in smaller groups. Heres some places that have a lot of extracurricular activities and an easy airport but aren't your major metropolitans

Charlotte
Denver
Albuquerque
New Orleans
Nashville

Probably the best flight deals are always to Las Vegas or Orlando... probably have some really easy "group event" options too but I dunno - from what I've found, most of us are the 'chill, craft beer, indie rock, black coffee' kinda crew. I'm fairly confident if we decided to meet in someplace obscure like Wyoming, Utah, or Kentucky.. people would still show up.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: fendent on Tue, 14 November 2017, 20:54:45
2017 had some really fantastic meet-ups that were very well attended and even sponsored with vendor donations. I think each of the following locations are easy to get to and have a large and active group that would love to host.

New York City
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Raleigh/Durham
Atlanta
Charleston
Austin
Houston
Seattle
Chicago

Big airports and direct flights are nice but cost of hotel is high and rental cars and such are a factor. We have a large range of people from broke students all the way up. On the other hand, there have been some really great meets that were actually quite difficult to travel to as well - like Asheville, NC where we had no major airport, expensive hotels, long drives, and no real local support group... yet I think we all had a lot of fun and quite a few people made the journey out to the mountains.

I think there is a happy medium for finding a place that has a popular airport with reasonably priced flights and hotels... and just as important, something cool that people would love to go do before/after the meet in smaller groups. Heres some places that have a lot of extracurricular activities and an easy airport but aren't your major metropolitans

Charlotte
Denver
Albuquerque
New Orleans
Nashville

Probably the best flight deals are always to Las Vegas or Orlando... probably have some really easy "group event" options too but I dunno - from what I've found, most of us are the 'chill, craft beer, indie rock, black coffee' kinda crew. I'm fairly confident if we decided to meet in someplace obscure like Wyoming, Utah, or Kentucky.. people would still show up.

I think we'll probably be going Olympics style like last year where locals who are willing to host and make arrangements throw their hat in the ring and we make a vote at some point in the future. I love all these notes though and agree with you on all points.
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Post by: matt-taco on Tue, 14 November 2017, 21:27:29
I'd be down for it to be in the DC area or within a 200 mile radius. I really wanted to keycon2017 in Philly, but I was at Philmont.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 14 November 2017, 22:46:09
I think we'll probably be going Olympics style like last year where locals who are willing to host and make arrangements throw their hat in the ring and we make a vote at some point in the future. I love all these notes though and agree with you on all points.

I mean honestly one of the biggest factors to having a successful meet of this size is having the support from a team of people like what you guys did with att1cus this summer. That was just awesome with all the demos and Q&A sessions and stuff. I'm sad i didn't get to stay the whole day.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: Joey Quinn on Wed, 15 November 2017, 00:28:20
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.

This gets my +1 easily.  Very central location, affordable, and plenty to do.  :thumb:

If it's in Columbus we need to roadtrip again.

Another bonus of OH is we can probably get CPT to come out
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 15 November 2017, 01:57:15
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.

This gets my +1 easily.  Very central location, affordable, and plenty to do.  :thumb:

If it's in Columbus we need to roadtrip again.

Another bonus of OH is we can probably get CPT to come out

I thought he was in CT? But yeah that would be cool.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: shuangmu on Wed, 15 November 2017, 06:50:46
Look forward .
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Post by: _rubik on Wed, 15 November 2017, 09:04:32
Obviously I'm going to vote of the north east... Driving is SO much easier than flying. That being said, I could understand why people are into cbus.
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Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 15 November 2017, 09:33:27
If you guys are thinking of a central location,  I recommend the geographic center of the contiguous United States. The closest town is Lebanon, Kansas, about 10 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border.  I believe the closest major airport is in Kansas City, so could carpool from there or maybe Denver. The Amtrak also goes through Kansas and Nebraska. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_center_of_the_contiguous_United_States
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Post by: metalliqaz on Wed, 15 November 2017, 09:47:24
If you guys are thinking of a central location,  I recommend the geographic center of the contiguous United States. The closest town is Lebanon, Kansas, about 10 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border.  I believe the closest major airport is in Kansas City, so could carpool from there or maybe Denver. The Amtrak also goes through Kansas and Nebraska. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_center_of_the_contiguous_United_States

No.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: fendent on Wed, 15 November 2017, 15:28:35
If you guys are thinking of a central location,  I recommend the geographic center of the contiguous United States. The closest town is Lebanon, Kansas, about 10 miles south of the Kansas-Nebraska border.  I believe the closest major airport is in Kansas City, so could carpool from there or maybe Denver. The Amtrak also goes through Kansas and Nebraska. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geographic_center_of_the_contiguous_United_States

pls
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: AuthenticDanger on Wed, 15 November 2017, 15:49:11
Obviously I'm going to vote of the north east... Driving is SO much easier than flying. That being said, I could understand why people are into cbus.

The North East has "weather" though, so depending on the time of year, people flying in could get screwed. The mid-west should be more forgiving in terms of flights.
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Post by: _rubik on Thu, 16 November 2017, 08:59:14
Obviously I'm going to vote of the north east... Driving is SO much easier than flying. That being said, I could understand why people are into cbus.

The North East has "weather" though, so depending on the time of year, people flying in could get screwed. The mid-west should be more forgiving in terms of flights.

Philly would be good imo. Not as north east as new England. As long as it's not December through April the weather is usually not a concern.
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Post by: rmendis on Sun, 19 November 2017, 00:18:34
I was out of the country for this year's one. Hope I can make it in 2018! If it's summer/fall, then Northeast should be fine.
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Post by: Waateva on Mon, 20 November 2017, 11:24:15
Columbus would be perfect for me!
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Post by: d_stilgar on Tue, 21 November 2017, 21:12:46
2017 had some really fantastic meet-ups that were very well attended and even sponsored with vendor donations. I think each of the following locations are easy to get to and have a large and active group that would love to host.

New York City
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Raleigh/Durham
Atlanta
Charleston
Austin
Houston
Seattle
Chicago

Big airports and direct flights are nice but cost of hotel is high and rental cars and such are a factor. We have a large range of people from broke students all the way up. On the other hand, there have been some really great meets that were actually quite difficult to travel to as well - like Asheville, NC where we had no major airport, expensive hotels, long drives, and no real local support group... yet I think we all had a lot of fun and quite a few people made the journey out to the mountains.

I think there is a happy medium for finding a place that has a popular airport with reasonably priced flights and hotels... and just as important, something cool that people would love to go do before/after the meet in smaller groups. Heres some places that have a lot of extracurricular activities and an easy airport but aren't your major metropolitans

Charlotte
Denver
Albuquerque
New Orleans
Nashville

Probably the best flight deals are always to Las Vegas or Orlando... probably have some really easy "group event" options too but I dunno - from what I've found, most of us are the 'chill, craft beer, indie rock, black coffee' kinda crew. I'm fairly confident if we decided to meet in someplace obscure like Wyoming, Utah, or Kentucky.. people would still show up.

Philadelphia was pretty awesome last year. I think we can build some momentum and get it even bigger this year. I had one keyboard last year and might have six this year, haha. I'm also down to do another poster this year (no matter where it is), but depending on where it is won't be able to deliver posters in person at the event.

I'd veto (not that my veto means anything) places that already have big annual meetups. Seattle, NYC, Washington DC all come to mind, but I think we should check to make sure there isn't a keyboard scene/meetup in any of the other cities on that list. Personally speaking, if KeyCon can bookend another event like San Diego ComicCon, PAX, DragonCon or Quakecon, I'm more likely to travel.

So my vote is for Philly because I'm selfish and want it in my own backyard. I'm happy to volunteer but probably not be lead organizer since I don't have a good hookup for a venue.
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Post by: shinz0 on Wed, 22 November 2017, 15:25:18
Considering that many people will be flying in from many different parts of the country, and potentially, the world. I want to put a recommendation for Las Vegas.

It's a major international airport hub which means cheap flights in and out. Everything you need in Vegas is within close proximity and typically only a $10 cab fare away. It's got world class dining and entertainment for all ages.

I'm not from vegas, but i think it's a convenient place to get more people together. I also don't know who would be able to host, but i can volunteer as an organizer of Vegas is chosen.
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Post by: AuthenticDanger on Wed, 22 November 2017, 15:39:47
Considering that many people will be flying in from many different parts of the country, and potentially, the world. I want to put a recommendation for Las Vegas.

It's a major international airport hub which means cheap flights in and out. Everything you need in Vegas is within close proximity and typically only a $10 cab fare away. It's got world class dining and entertainment for all ages.

I'm not from vegas, but i think it's a convenient place to get more people together. I also don't know who would be able to host, but i can volunteer as an organizer of Vegas is chosen.

Unless you just like drinking, gambling, and sitting in theaters, there's not much to do in Las Vegas. I like the idea of exploring a city if I'm going to travel there for a convention.
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Post by: robotmaxtron on Wed, 22 November 2017, 15:45:04
+1 to Denver. Centrally located, due to the airport hub, it should be pretty inexpensive to get flights there (although getting from the airport into Denver is a bit of a beast without a car). It's also a legal state for those folks whom might be interested in partaking.
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Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 22 November 2017, 20:38:42
Considering that many people will be flying in from many different parts of the country, and potentially, the world. I want to put a recommendation for Las Vegas.

It's a major international airport hub which means cheap flights in and out. Everything you need in Vegas is within close proximity and typically only a $10 cab fare away. It's got world class dining and entertainment for all ages.

I'm not from vegas, but i think it's a convenient place to get more people together. I also don't know who would be able to host, but i can volunteer as an organizer of Vegas is chosen.

Unless you just like drinking, gambling, and sitting in theaters, there's not much to do in Las Vegas. I like the idea of exploring a city if I'm going to travel there for a convention.

I lived in Vegas for four months while my wife did her student teaching. We don't drink or gamble, but we still had a lot of fun. Walking the strip is an experience even if you don't go inside any of the casinos. The Bellagio Fountain is as good as a decent fireworks display. There's the Pinball Hall of Fame on Tropicana Ave about 1-2 miles from the strip and a few gun ranges with fully automatic weapons (if you're into that sort of thing).

There's also really great food and some amusement park stuff as well (including the Adventuredome at Circus Circus, which is pretty decent).
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Post by: Tally810 on Thu, 23 November 2017, 18:31:43
Considering that many people will be flying in from many different parts of the country, and potentially, the world. I want to put a recommendation for Las Vegas.

It's a major international airport hub which means cheap flights in and out. Everything you need in Vegas is within close proximity and typically only a $10 cab fare away. It's got world class dining and entertainment for all ages.

I'm not from vegas, but i think it's a convenient place to get more people together. I also don't know who would be able to host, but i can volunteer as an organizer of Vegas is chosen.
Plus 1 for Vegas :woi:

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Post by: att1cus on Tue, 28 November 2017, 13:27:19
I'm happy to offer Villanova near Philadelphia again.  I can get a 200-seat auditorium in the engineering building this year.  I know some things didn't go super smoothly last year, but we have learned from those problems and are ready to do it again!
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Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 28 November 2017, 18:23:45
^ I thought all things considered it went off extremely well. Free facilities is a game changer! I really liked the parking garage and map of the campus as well as the signs through the maze to get to the classroom. Those are the small things people overlook and they can really help. I just stole some political signs and painted them white with stickers (https://i.imgur.com/D3aSToAl.jpg) for our meet in Raleigh. People would have driven right by the lot entrance without them.

The main thing I saw that we could improve on for ALL meets in 2018 is getting an updated original post with the basic things like Date, Time, Address, Photo/Map, etc. Having this information not easily accessible and in advance is really difficult for people coming in from out of town.
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Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 29 November 2017, 00:29:06
i'm in if it's in the northeast

i recommend boston
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Post by: voodoo5 on Thu, 30 November 2017, 11:57:21
No love for Montreal?

I'd go to Boston, though.
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Post by: _rubik on Thu, 30 November 2017, 12:01:50
Boston is my top choice.
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Post by: Booper on Thu, 30 November 2017, 13:07:06
2017 had some really fantastic meet-ups that were very well attended and even sponsored with vendor donations. I think each of the following locations are easy to get to and have a large and active group that would love to host.

New York City
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Raleigh/Durham
Atlanta
Charleston
Austin
Houston
Seattle
Chicago

Big airports and direct flights are nice but cost of hotel is high and rental cars and such are a factor. We have a large range of people from broke students all the way up. On the other hand, there have been some really great meets that were actually quite difficult to travel to as well - like Asheville, NC where we had no major airport, expensive hotels, long drives, and no real local support group... yet I think we all had a lot of fun and quite a few people made the journey out to the mountains.

I think there is a happy medium for finding a place that has a popular airport with reasonably priced flights and hotels... and just as important, something cool that people would love to go do before/after the meet in smaller groups. Heres some places that have a lot of extracurricular activities and an easy airport but aren't your major metropolitans

Charlotte
Denver
Albuquerque
New Orleans
Nashville

Probably the best flight deals are always to Las Vegas or Orlando... probably have some really easy "group event" options too but I dunno - from what I've found, most of us are the 'chill, craft beer, indie rock, black coffee' kinda crew. I'm fairly confident if we decided to meet in someplace obscure like Wyoming, Utah, or Kentucky.. people would still show up.


I like this post!

I LOVE KEYCOOOON!!!

New Orleans is a really really fun city that is pretty different than most I've been to so it would be fun to go there if a lot of people are going to actually fly out / road trip for the weekend! It has some really great food, culture, art and music! i haven't been down that way in a few years, but I could probably point people to some great bars and activities down there! It's probably in my top 3 favorite cities to experience. Also has an airport!

Denver would be cool! Airport, weed and hiking!? hell yea.

Idk what is in Albuquerque so no comment there except I'm always down for new places!

Nashville I'm not to keen on.. a lot of people seem to like it I guess but I usually find it preeeetty pretty boring. I'd rather do Gatlinburg or (cough cough) Knoxville! If people are coming to Tennessee. Gatlinburg would be cool to like... rent some cabins for the weekend.

I really liked the space / venue / organization last year! buuuut i think it would be cool to move locations every year for keycon! I can see there being yearly city meetups (like seattle and philly/dc) but i like that keycon bounces around so people in various places get a chance to come out without having to trek across the country every time! Also, if it's in the same area every year I would be less inclined to go. I like new places & faces. :)  I understand you people wanting it close to home .. but I look at KeyCon as something I plan a little vacation for every year. If there are enough people in Boston to want it in Boston because it's where they live.. than y'all can just have a meetup. KEYCON IS A COMMITMENT. AND IT'S THE BEEEEST.

Either way! I do think we should get moving on the poll and stuff. The earlier we can set a date/location, the more affordable things are!

oh. also... I'd be down to help organize around here and in NOLA if people are into it! If I have a couple months, I can totally find a venue and stuff.
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 30 November 2017, 13:09:56
I like new [...] faces.

...
oh
...

/me stays home

:(
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Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 30 November 2017, 13:10:47
Let's aim for 32x Females to 1x Male ratio.. !!

//Epic
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Post by: Booper on Thu, 30 November 2017, 13:13:39
I like new [...] faces.

...
oh
...

/me stays home

:(


PSSSSH! I just assume y'all will come out :D

Besides..  I see yo' face like all the time! haha
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 30 November 2017, 16:04:41
I like new [...] faces.

...
oh
...

/me stays home

:(


PSSSSH! I just assume y'all will come out :D

Hahaha, I'm hoping to!  If it's drive-able I can probably swing it, but plane tickets might be out of the question next year.  That's why we need to make Columbus happen!  ;) 


Besides..  I see yo' face like all the time! haha

Hehe, exactly why you wouldn't want me to come!  :P  Aaanyway, I keed, I keed.
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Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 30 November 2017, 16:33:52
Hoff - check out Frontier prices for places like Denver or Vegas. You'd be amazed how cheap you can get somewhere if you can fit what you need in a backpack instead of a suitcase or rollback
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 30 November 2017, 18:18:22
Hoff - check out Frontier prices for places like Denver or Vegas. You'd be amazed how cheap you can get somewhere if you can fit what you need in a backpack instead of a suitcase or rollback

Whoa, definitely some cheap flights through Frontier to a few places this weekend (what popped up when I started my search), but looking at a random mid-July date to Denver/Vegas returned some $250+ flights, which is pretty standard if my memory serves.  :-/  So that's less than promising.  But once we nail down a date and location, I'll give it another shot to see what comes back.  :thumb:
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Post by: tp4tissue on Thu, 30 November 2017, 18:34:56
Hoff - check out Frontier prices for places like Denver or Vegas. You'd be amazed how cheap you can get somewhere if you can fit what you need in a backpack instead of a suitcase or rollback

Whoa, definitely some cheap flights through Frontier to a few places this weekend (what popped up when I started my search), but looking at a random mid-July date to Denver/Vegas returned some $250+ flights, which is pretty standard if my memory serves.  :-/  So that's less than promising.  But once we nail down a date and location, I'll give it another shot to see what comes back.  :thumb:

Yes, cheaper aeroplane , but How many females is Hoff bringing. ??
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Post by: OfTheWild on Fri, 01 December 2017, 01:12:44
Hoff - check out Frontier prices for places like Denver or Vegas. You'd be amazed how cheap you can get somewhere if you can fit what you need in a backpack instead of a suitcase or rollback

Whoa, definitely some cheap flights through Frontier to a few places this weekend (what popped up when I started my search), but looking at a random mid-July date to Denver/Vegas returned some $250+ flights, which is pretty standard if my memory serves.  :-/  So that's less than promising.  But once we nail down a date and location, I'll give it another shot to see what comes back.  :thumb:

Yeah you just kinda have to keep your eye out for deals. I have flown to places for under $100 round trip on Frontier - but the key is you cant really bring much with you cause they charge for everything extra. Anyway, when the time comes i'll help dig around for flight stuff - the wife works for Frontier so i've got the insider info lol.

tp4 - if Hoff brings women, will you show up?  :p
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Post by: syndicate0 on Sat, 02 December 2017, 15:49:39
Seattle or SF would be a great option :)
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Post by: sony on Sun, 03 December 2017, 19:52:30
OfTheWild mentioned Atlanta. I would like support that.

I hosted the last Atlanta meetup with the Atlanta Historic Computing Society and will likely host one again in the spring. I am in contact with the Computer Museum of America and I believe it will be a great location for KeyCon. It provides a lot of space in a neat and unique environment.

Atlanta is also very accessible. Bunch of flights all through out the day. It's also a Southwest Hub so flights are also quite affordable. Public Rail and a bus can take you to the venue. There are enough things to do/eat while you're here, but getting around the city is almost impossible without a car.

I am willing to host and I know many people in the area that would also be willing to help out.

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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 04 December 2017, 12:57:41
Okay, so a couple people have mentioned getting a poll up so we can get the process rolling sooner than later.  What cities do we want on the list?  I'll go through the thread tonight hopefully and compile a list of locations with hosts, but if anyone else has some free time and wants to help with this I'd appreciate it.  :)




Yes, cheaper aeroplane , but How many females is Hoff bringing. ??

The thought of tp meeting Wyfster...  :eek:

Yeah you just kinda have to keep your eye out for deals. I have flown to places for under $100 round trip on Frontier - but the key is you cant really bring much with you cause they charge for everything extra. Anyway, when the time comes i'll help dig around for flight stuff - the wife works for Frontier so i've got the insider info lol.

tp4 - if Hoff brings women, will you show up?  :p

My default form of travel is sans carry on anyway (unless absolutely necessary), so that wouldn't be a problem.  :)  I'll keep my eyes peeled for deals to wherever we decide on, and maybe lean on your wife for some insider info if needed.  ;)  Thanks for the tips.  :D
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Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 04 December 2017, 15:50:28
NYC, Boston, Atlanta, CBUS, Baltimore

and some west coast ****
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Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 04 December 2017, 20:38:01
Okay, so a couple people have mentioned getting a poll up so we can get the process rolling sooner than later.  What cities do we want on the list?  I'll go through the thread tonight hopefully and compile a list of locations with hosts, but if anyone else has some free time and wants to help with this I'd appreciate it.  :)

It might be easier in a new thread just for the "location/host nomination" in order to make sure we have specific confirmation from people. 

Do you want to pick a location first and then make sure we have a hosting committee or does the location nomination need to come with a "..and i will take on the responsibility of organizing a group to manage this"?
One person alone probably shouldn't handle it anymore. Thats not fair to them and its a single point of failure. It doesn't have to be all (any?) locals. This takes time and money to do these - at least up front. I know a lot of folks raffle off personal items or vendor donations to fund the rental space.

So far people have offered up:

Location | Organizer
Philly - att1cus
Atlanta - ultraidiot
Columbus - jacobsmirror/Hoff
Austin - woodkeys

And there has been interest in the following but no host volunteers:

Vegas
New Orleans
Boston
Baltimore/DC
NYC
San Fran
Seattle

I know that the Austin/Houston team from reddit/discord would be all over this too. Those guys are a little obsessed with meetups (in a good way). I would also throw Raleigh/Durham (4hrs to DC, Charleston, 6 from ATL..) in there with me as a host but I kinda want to travel  ;D  I'd definitely volunteer to help on the planning committee though.
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Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Tue, 05 December 2017, 02:58:51
I can only really throw in support for Atlanta or Charleston, anything else is just too far for me.
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Post by: MustacheRabbit on Tue, 05 December 2017, 08:25:29
+1 for Columbus
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Post by: woodkeys on Wed, 06 December 2017, 03:43:10
I'll throw a name in the hat for Houston or Austin. We have a great local community that spans both so I know we could come up with an appropriate venue. We have had several successful meetups over the past 6 months that have been extremely well organized.

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Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 06 December 2017, 15:53:13
I'll throw a name in the hat for Houston or Austin. We have a great local community that spans both so I know we could come up with an appropriate venue. We have had several successful meetups over the past 6 months that have been extremely well organized.

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Yes, you guys have been really doing a lot of local organizing.
I'll add you to my short temporary list. :thumb:
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Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 06 December 2017, 15:58:12
My vote is Dallas!
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Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 06 December 2017, 16:07:00
My vote is Dallas!

i could manage texas
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Post by: wokechill on Wed, 06 December 2017, 16:26:06
+1 for Houston  :thumb:
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Post by: awwwwwwyeaahhhhhh on Wed, 06 December 2017, 16:31:24
I'm sure we could get something fun going in Austin, TX. :)
When were y'all thinking about doing this? Mid year?
Was planning on organizing a large traditional meetup next year anyways, before the next Keycrawl.
Hmmmmm.
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Post by: Taylorisg on Wed, 06 December 2017, 17:02:39
+1 for Columbus and for Jacobsmirror knowing how to run an event  :thumb:
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Post by: rm-rf on Wed, 06 December 2017, 17:57:42
how about Portland Oregon?
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Post by: _rubik on Wed, 06 December 2017, 18:07:02
We've talked a lot about place, but what about time? Do we know what dates we hope have it?
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Post by: HardcoreDesk on Wed, 06 December 2017, 18:26:50
Throwing my hat in for a Texas Keycon!
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Post by: kdm1020 on Wed, 06 December 2017, 18:31:57
+1 for Houston or Austin!  :D :cool:
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Post by: FioraCorp on Wed, 06 December 2017, 18:38:57
Portland Keycon would be amazing just saying.

Excellent airport that's usually pretty cheap to fly to and easy to get to/from,
awesome food + drink scene that doesn't break the bank
Legal....herbs
Pretty affordable housing in town!
Badass public transit: no need to rent a car.
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Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 06 December 2017, 20:14:06
We've talked a lot about place, but what about time? Do we know what dates we hope have it?

whoa whoa there buddy.. dont get ahead of yourself!  :))

I would imagine 'summer' is a good estimate of timeframe.
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Post by: _rubik on Wed, 06 December 2017, 22:20:30
We've talked a lot about place, but what about time? Do we know what dates we hope have it?

whoa whoa there buddy.. dont get ahead of yourself!  :))

I would imagine 'summer' is a good estimate of timeframe.

I can live with 'summer'. Just gotta have enough heads up so I can take time off ;)
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Post by: OfTheWild on Wed, 06 December 2017, 22:28:17
We've talked a lot about place, but what about time? Do we know what dates we hope have it?

whoa whoa there buddy.. dont get ahead of yourself!  :))

I would imagine 'summer' is a good estimate of timeframe.

I can live with 'summer'. Just gotta have enough heads up so I can take time off ;)

Yeah i think no matter where it is late spring would be the earliest anyone could pull it off. Its going to take some planning. Depending on where people choose would be a factor too - I would vote to push an Austin or Atlanta keycon away from the dead of summer. All my krytox will liquify! lol
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Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 07 December 2017, 00:29:03
yeah nevermind i forgot keycon is always in june

minneapolis or columbus pls
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Post by: fendent on Thu, 07 December 2017, 10:43:46
For people throwing their hat in the ring for their city, please come up with proposals. Venue, costs if any, hotel costs/availability, parking, local entertainment, etc etc should all be thrown in. It's easy to say "we can do it here where I live" but the earnest money, so to speak, is figuring out the bare minimum of specifics. Especially since, if you make a proposal and its accepted, it's gonna be on you/your crew to put it together and help to make it a success.

With that, I love all the ideas coming out! Let's make 2018 a blast!
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Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 07 December 2017, 10:51:07
^ and to that point, I would hope that there is some previous experience in hosting a large scale event on your team. So far i know each of the host offers do (despite post count appearance), but i'm just mentioning that for others.
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 07 December 2017, 10:59:36
yeah nevermind i forgot keycon is always in june

minneapolis or columbus pls

I didn't think you ever ventured to the midwest.  :P 

Minneapolis would be cool, could go say hi to a few people.  ;D

For people throwing their hat in the ring for their city, please come up with proposals. Venue, costs if any, hotel costs/availability, parking, local entertainment, etc etc should all be thrown in. It's easy to say "we can do it here where I live" but the earnest money, so to speak, is figuring out the bare minimum of specifics. Especially since, if you make a proposal and its accepted, it's gonna be on you/your crew to put it together and help to make it a success.

With that, I love all the ideas coming out! Let's make 2018 a blast!
^ and to that point, I would hope that there is some previous experience in hosting a large scale event on your team. So far i know each of the host offers do (despite post count appearance), but i'm just mentioning that for others.

Great points, and part of the reason I'm hesitant to throw a poll together based solely on city names thrown around.  I'd much rather have a kickass keycon that 100 people attend than a mediocre one that 105 people attend.  ;)
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Post by: wokechill on Thu, 07 December 2017, 11:02:22
For people throwing their hat in the ring for their city, please come up with proposals. Venue, costs if any, hotel costs/availability, parking, local entertainment, etc etc should all be thrown in. It's easy to say "we can do it here where I live" but the earnest money, so to speak, is figuring out the bare minimum of specifics. Especially since, if you make a proposal and its accepted, it's gonna be on you/your crew to put it together and help to make it a success.

With that, I love all the ideas coming out! Let's make 2018 a blast!

To this point, what's a reasonable estimate of attendance? What was the total attendance of the last KeyCon? This will make it easier to come up with serious proposals.
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Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 07 December 2017, 12:02:25
Last Keycon had like 50 people, if I remember right
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Post by: wokechill on Thu, 07 December 2017, 12:43:14
Last Keycon had like 50 people, if I remember right

If that's the case there is NO problem hosting it in Houston at TXRX Labs, where I hosted the Houston Meetup!
However, if we're having it in Texas (y'all can take the heat  ;) ), there's no doubt that Austin is more fun and cool and interesting and good and that awwwwwwyeaahhhhhh should host it.
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Post by: jacobsmirror on Thu, 07 December 2017, 13:00:50
Per details on Columbus, I would be happy to host and have a good relationship building with the Idea Foundry (https://ideafoundry.com/). I'm running a general meetup there in March and they gave me their largest event space, which can handle 165 at standing room, at a very very very reasonable price. If signups or general needs exceed that event space, there are other rooms available that we could use. I've already put in a provisional request for a date in June just to get the KeyCon name in the books.

In terms of attractions, immediately next door is Land Grant Brewery (https://www.landgrantbrewing.com/), which is a great place to walk after the meetup and have a beer. Last time they had a food truck parked outside as well. Outside of that, there's the typical COSI, Columbus Zoo, and the Museum of Art type attractions. In terms of lodging, it's Ohio, so it's relatively very inexpensive. I had quite a few very interesting options on Airbnb when I stayed previously.

After running a few Cleveland meetups and one previous Columbus meetup, I have a good set of individuals who would be willing to help with any sort of planning and logistics. Furthermore, there's also a good community being built up in Ohio that seems to be very partial to meetups, which could increase attendance.

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Post by: kmba on Thu, 07 December 2017, 15:42:06
Every year people throw out mid-western cities.. Indianapolis, Columbus, etc because they're centrally located and within driving distance to a ton of other large cities (Indy for example could pull drivers from Chicago, Detroit, Cincy, Columbus, St. Louis, Louisville and a even Nashville), there's inexpensive lodging, great food and beer, they're super accessible unlike crowded east coast cities that didn't grow out on farm land, and plenty to do if you look for it.  But people inevitably shoot it down because airfare is a little more expensive due to no hubs, and honestly people don't want to take a trip to our neck of the woods.  Such is life. 

I definitely vote Columbus though.  With Denver and Atlanta second and third if people want somewhere with a little more panache and a larger airport. 
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Post by: sony on Thu, 07 December 2017, 17:10:17
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.
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Post by: OfTheWild on Thu, 07 December 2017, 17:18:07
Every year people throw out mid-western cities.. Indianapolis, Columbus, etc because they're centrally located and within driving distance to a ton of other large cities (Indy for example could pull drivers from Chicago, Detroit, Cincy, Columbus, St. Louis, Louisville and a even Nashville), there's inexpensive lodging, great food and beer, they're super accessible unlike crowded east coast cities that didn't grow out on farm land, and plenty to do if you look for it.  But people inevitably shoot it down because airfare is a little more expensive due to no hubs, and honestly people don't want to take a trip to our neck of the woods.  Such is life. 

I definitely vote Columbus though.  With Denver and Atlanta second and third if people want somewhere with a little more panache and a larger airport.

I think they just get looked over because there are simply more people in the larger metropolitans. When you take it to a vote, the midwest will likely lose unless its a cool destination.

50 people is probably a bit low for Keycon'17.. i would have guessed more like 75 but i'm sure atticus could confirm. I would think you should plan for up to 100 people just in case. The NorCal meet was supposedly 100 people.  We had 40 come out just locally in Raleigh/Durham-Charlotte last year.
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Post by: AuthenticDanger on Thu, 07 December 2017, 17:27:03
The NorCal meet was supposedly 100 people

The last NorCal meetup (a month ago) was like 300+ people. It was packed!
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Post by: microsoft windows on Sat, 09 December 2017, 18:12:51
Will people be using Windows 98 at the "Key Con"?
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Post by: KeycapKid on Tue, 12 December 2017, 13:47:29
+1 for Columbus. I would definitely be there.
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Post by: katushkin on Wed, 13 December 2017, 19:21:03
If it's in the Boston area and at the start/middle of June I could be there... I mean, I could drive to Columbus... but I'm going to be in the Boston/CT area on holiday next June :D
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Post by: wikkiwikki420 on Sat, 16 December 2017, 08:16:44
I call on Houston Texas. I mean World Series Champs need World Renown Caps!
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Post by: Bi0 on Thu, 21 December 2017, 09:55:04
+1 for texas keycon 2018  :cool:
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Post by: ander on Fri, 22 December 2017, 04:05:04
BTW, it's important to avoid confusing this with CONKY.


(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/38/fe/cb/38fecb39990d4345c39bd0b4e939caf2.jpg)
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Post by: Vloshko on Thu, 28 December 2017, 02:46:31
Let's try to get it in the middle of the country so that it's easier and cheaper for people to attend :)

Denver?
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Post by: hayt on Tue, 02 January 2018, 14:18:45
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too
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Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 02 January 2018, 15:00:29
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too

atlanta in june tho
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Post by: henz on Wed, 03 January 2018, 02:17:33
+1 Sweden Gothenburg!
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Post by: fendent on Wed, 03 January 2018, 08:56:44
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too

atlanta in june tho

This cannot be understated.
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Post by: sony on Wed, 03 January 2018, 09:05:09
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too

atlanta in june tho

This cannot be understated.
I don't go outside so I wouldn't really know.

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Post by: hayt on Wed, 03 January 2018, 09:06:17
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too

atlanta in june tho

This cannot be understated.
I don't go outside so I wouldn't really know.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk

Samee.

What's this about june? If so then nvm ty
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Post by: sony on Wed, 03 January 2018, 09:09:00
Atlanta

Venue - Computer Museum of America  (http://www.computermuseumofamerica.com/) This is a very unique venue. There are many old computers on display. In the past there was an Apple One among other very rare old Apple computers.

Cost - At the moment unknown. Last time I had to only pay for the tables. That might change as this is not in conjunction with VCFSE, but they liked the traffic I brought to the venue, so I think that a cost that is not bank-breaking can be worked out.

Hotels and Accommodations - There are many hotels in the area. (https://imgur.com/47kittp) Some are within walking distance of the venue or a short car ride away.

Flights - Delta has nonstop direct flights from all around the country, as does Southwest (https://imgur.com/g3al5RY) and Frontier. There is no shortage of flights. The airport is quite far away from the venue but there are Train and Bus routes (https://imgur.com/jmE8YUR) that will take you right to the venue. I think most people flying in will (have to) rent a car, but if someone in your party is arriving early, the strangler can take the train to get to the area. https://imgur.com/COhlHN1

Other attractions- World of Coke, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, a lot of KBBQ restaurants 20 minutes away, CNN center, Stone Mountain, MLK Historic Site, Six Flags, High Museum of Art, Delta Flight Museum.


My previous experience- Organized the April 2017 Atlanta Meetup and had over 75 attend. I did the organization of that event myself and made many friends in the area. I think that with the friends I've gained, we should be easily able to accommodate any number of attendees.

+1

Atlanta v accessible too

atlanta in june tho

This cannot be understated.
I don't go outside so I wouldn't really know.

Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using Tapatalk

Samee.

What's this about june? If so then nvm ty
Everyone else saying Texas. Is that really any better

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Post by: Puddsy on Wed, 03 January 2018, 11:38:04
no

that's why i'm still for columbus
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Post by: nickheller on Wed, 03 January 2018, 11:41:57
There is a Columbus meetup happening early March. I think having another so close to that would hurt attendance. Columbus is one of the easiest places for me to get to, so I wouldn't mind it being there, just a concern I have.
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Post by: nickheller on Wed, 03 January 2018, 11:42:33
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Post by: ArchDill on Wed, 03 January 2018, 12:31:22
Can't remember if I posted here.. I think that I did.. anyway.

+1 for Texas
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Post by: Peiweisgreat on Wed, 03 January 2018, 16:13:03
Promised myself I wasn't going to miss Keycon this year, so just pick wherever you guys want. I will be there.
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Post by: __red__ on Wed, 03 January 2018, 22:24:36
As long as it's not the same time as defcon, I'll try and make it. <3

Atlanta is a nice location.
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Post by: CapCollector on Fri, 05 January 2018, 07:42:42
I'd help plan if it were in Monterey. (who wouldn't want to go to Monterey?)
They just finished building a new Conference Center downtown last month!
http://www.montereyconferencecenter.org/
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Post by: corygrapher on Fri, 05 January 2018, 23:47:05
+1 for DC area.
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Post by: Rob27shred on Sat, 06 January 2018, 13:39:01
I'm throwing my vote in for Columbus, OH, and would be happy to help organize. I already ran a mk meetup at the Idea Foundry last September
 (pics:https://imgur.com/a/h0493 (https://imgur.com/a/h0493)), and plan to run another in March, so the venue is pretty well sorted. The cost of food/travel/lodging for Columbus is also more than reasonable compared to a lot of other major cities. Also, there's a brewery right next door to the Idea Foundry... which is a point not to be overlooked.

I can get behind this! I live in Pittsburgh, PA so Columbus is only a 3 hr. drive for me & after not being able to attend last year in Philly after having it all planned it would be awesome to have it happen semi close to me again. I love to suggest Pittsburgh but I have no experience at with meet ups at all yet, let alone a convention of sorts unfortunately.

Wherever it ends up this year I'm gonna try my damnedest to attend! Keycon has been something I wanted to do for a few years now ever since I found this site & found out about it, just never worked out for me yet. Also there is a basically nonexistent local meetup scene here in Pgh, so this is the best way I can think to get meet you great folks, see some of your awesome boards, & show off some of mine! Fingers crossed jacobsmirror & thanks for being awesome enough to lend your services if it happens! :thumb:
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Post by: att1cus on Sun, 07 January 2018, 17:44:11
We have family in Ohio, so Columbus would be awesome!  Please let me know if i can help in any way!
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Post by: ramblingjordan on Sun, 14 January 2018, 02:29:48
+1 for Columbus

If I can help in anyway I'm game, family/work keeps me pretty busy but hit me up!
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Post by: carmenohio on Wed, 17 January 2018, 21:55:32
+1 for Columbus.  It’s a very underrated city, plus JacobsMirror has done an amazing job of hosting here.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:04:18
I can get down with Columbus. Won’t be able to make it to the upcoming meetup due to work, so a Columbus keycon would be just as good.
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Post by: aspenc4 on Thu, 18 January 2018, 00:09:48
I could do Columbus;+2 since my wife would be coming as well.


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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sat, 20 January 2018, 00:33:10
Poll added to get this moving along.  It will be up for 30 days... hopefully something is determined before then though.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sat, 20 January 2018, 00:51:43
Added organizers along with the city.  Didn't see where woodkeys offered Austin, but added him based of an early post.  If I missed any let me know and ill add it to the poll.
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Post by: sam0s on Sat, 20 January 2018, 01:03:32
Atlanta best choice by far.  :thumb:
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Post by: OfTheWild on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:34:42
I'll see you guys in Columbus in a month and change... I'm up for ATL or Austin as a backup. (maybe we should allow mulitchoice? Cause i would select all 4) :thumb:
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Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Sat, 20 January 2018, 14:39:39
If anyone's feeling Chicago again, I'll be happy to organize :D
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sat, 20 January 2018, 18:54:08
If anyone's feeling Chicago again, I'll be happy to organize :D

I think that having multi choice spreads it out too far and gives a less accurate view of the vote.  If more people want multivote I will add it as an option.

I'll see you guys in Columbus in a month and change... I'm up for ATL or Austin as a backup. (maybe we should allow mulitchoice? Cause i would select all 4) :thumb:

Added to the poll.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:12:18
I cant confirm this, but please do not create alt accounts simply for voting.  There are approximately 6 brand new accounts that have casted votes in the poll.  This isn't a competition and just makes it unfair to the people that will be hosting. 
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Post by: joey on Sun, 21 January 2018, 17:39:17
If this is the start of August, maybe I can come!
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Post by: __red__ on Sun, 21 January 2018, 21:01:14
+1 for Atlanta and tell you what... make it Atlanta at a time that I can make it and I will do a "Design your own custom IBM Model F workshop".

Fer SRS.
/bribe/
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Post by: OfTheWild on Mon, 22 January 2018, 01:45:21
I think that having multi choice spreads it out too far and gives a less accurate view of the vote.  If more people want multivote I will add it as an option.

I think multi allows people that are willing to travel to more than one of those cities to give an accurate representation of where people want? Also allows for me to cast my vote toward something else that might be a B for me but definitely do not want to go to C.
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Post by: aspenc4 on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:16:24
I think that having multi choice spreads it out too far and gives a less accurate view of the vote.  If more people want multivote I will add it as an option.

I think multi allows people that are willing to travel to more than one of those cities to give an accurate representation of where people want? Also allows for me to cast my vote toward something else that might be a B for me but definitely do not want to go to C.


I agree with this; for instance, I voted for Columbus but Philly is a whole 1 minute further from me as far as traveling goes. I’d definitely attend at either place, but had to make a choice when both are viable options for me.


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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:25:25
I think that having multi choice spreads it out too far and gives a less accurate view of the vote.  If more people want multivote I will add it as an option.

I think multi allows people that are willing to travel to more than one of those cities to give an accurate representation of where people want? Also allows for me to cast my vote toward something else that might be a B for me but definitely do not want to go to C.


I agree with this; for instance, I voted for Columbus but Philly is a whole 1 minute further from me as far as traveling goes. I’d definitely attend at either place, but had to make a choice when both are viable options for me.


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I think that having multi choice spreads it out too far and gives a less accurate view of the vote.  If more people want multivote I will add it as an option.

I think multi allows people that are willing to travel to more than one of those cities to give an accurate representation of where people want? Also allows for me to cast my vote toward something else that might be a B for me but definitely do not want to go to C.

Okay, I updated it to two votes per member, and set the poll for 7 days.  Next week ill put up a new poll with 'finalists' to narrow down the final choice.  Not sure if ill do top two or three, any opinions?
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Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:26:40
I think top three would be nice.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 22 January 2018, 20:31:43
Guess I should add, to choose your second vote you will need to remove your vote and revote.
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Post by: sush on Tue, 23 January 2018, 11:05:11
How many people are to be expected? With more information about the event, we could offer more venues.
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Post by: sony on Tue, 23 January 2018, 12:08:46
How many people are to be expected? With more information about the event, we could offer more venues.

I would expect a number close to 100, but recent meetups ( NorCal, SoCal, Seattle, etc) show this number could go up to near 200.
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Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 23 January 2018, 12:25:27
How many people are to be expected? With more information about the event, we could offer more venues.

I would expect a number close to 100, but recent meetups ( NorCal, SoCal, Seattle, etc) show this number could go up to near 200.

keycon is traditionally a smaller event than the big reddit meetups, but honestly it's hard to tell
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Post by: jdcarpe on Tue, 23 January 2018, 13:04:39
More people need to vote for Texas (Austin)...





...so I can come. :P
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Post by: kurplop on Tue, 23 January 2018, 14:32:57
More people need to vote for Texas (Austin)...





...so I can come. :P

+1
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Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 23 January 2018, 15:25:29
Please let's choose a different location than last year.
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Post by: OfTheWild on Tue, 23 January 2018, 16:41:01
cool, i removed and then put in my 2 votes.
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Post by: NAV on Wed, 24 January 2018, 14:17:10
pls no columbus ty
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Post by: sush on Thu, 25 January 2018, 10:33:39
My company, a large NYC-based website creation company, would love to host KeyCon 2018. It would probably not be able to do so before July though, if we want to do it right.

We already have hosted many Meetups and the venue is really nice.

I can talk more about this in private.

Cheers,
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Post by: OneNightFriend on Thu, 25 January 2018, 11:06:25
2017 had some really fantastic meet-ups that were very well attended and even sponsored with vendor donations. I think each of the following locations are easy to get to and have a large and active group that would love to host.

New York City
Philadelphia
Los Angeles
Washington DC
Raleigh/Durham
Atlanta
Charleston
Austin
Houston
Seattle
Chicago

Big airports and direct flights are nice but cost of hotel is high and rental cars and such are a factor. We have a large range of people from broke students all the way up. On the other hand, there have been some really great meets that were actually quite difficult to travel to as well - like Asheville, NC where we had no major airport, expensive hotels, long drives, and no real local support group... yet I think we all had a lot of fun and quite a few people made the journey out to the mountains.

I think there is a happy medium for finding a place that has a popular airport with reasonably priced flights and hotels... and just as important, something cool that people would love to go do before/after the meet in smaller groups. Heres some places that have a lot of extracurricular activities and an easy airport but aren't your major metropolitans

Charlotte
Denver
Albuquerque
New Orleans
Nashville

Probably the best flight deals are always to Las Vegas or Orlando... probably have some really easy "group event" options too but I dunno - from what I've found, most of us are the 'chill, craft beer, indie rock, black coffee' kinda crew. I'm fairly confident if we decided to meet in someplace obscure like Wyoming, Utah, or Kentucky.. people would still show up.


I like this post!

I LOVE KEYCOOOON!!!

New Orleans is a really really fun city that is pretty different than most I've been to so it would be fun to go there if a lot of people are going to actually fly out / road trip for the weekend! It has some really great food, culture, art and music! i haven't been down that way in a few years, but I could probably point people to some great bars and activities down there! It's probably in my top 3 favorite cities to experience. Also has an airport!

Denver would be cool! Airport, weed and hiking!? hell yea.

Idk what is in Albuquerque so no comment there except I'm always down for new places!

Nashville I'm not to keen on.. a lot of people seem to like it I guess but I usually find it preeeetty pretty boring. I'd rather do Gatlinburg or (cough cough) Knoxville! If people are coming to Tennessee. Gatlinburg would be cool to like... rent some cabins for the weekend.

I really liked the space / venue / organization last year! buuuut i think it would be cool to move locations every year for keycon! I can see there being yearly city meetups (like seattle and philly/dc) but i like that keycon bounces around so people in various places get a chance to come out without having to trek across the country every time! Also, if it's in the same area every year I would be less inclined to go. I like new places & faces. :)  I understand you people wanting it close to home .. but I look at KeyCon as something I plan a little vacation for every year. If there are enough people in Boston to want it in Boston because it's where they live.. than y'all can just have a meetup. KEYCON IS A COMMITMENT. AND IT'S THE BEEEEST.

Either way! I do think we should get moving on the poll and stuff. The earlier we can set a date/location, the more affordable things are!

oh. also... I'd be down to help organize around here and in NOLA if people are into it! If I have a couple months, I can totally find a venue and stuff.

I've been toying with the idea of trying to get a meetup started in New Orleans. It might not have the logistics for a keycon this year but maybe we can get a meetup or two done in the area and determine how feasible a successful mk meetup can be in the area.

I have experience and know folks who have orchestrated low cost events around the state of Louisiana, New Orleans included. I just wouldn't want to commit to a major event without trying a smaller meetup first to test the waters.

Here's hoping for New Orleans Keycon sometime 202X!
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Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 25 January 2018, 11:12:16
My company, a large NYC-based website creation company, would love to host KeyCon 2018. It would probably not be able to do so before July though, if we want to do it right.

We already have hosted many Meetups and the venue is really nice.

I can talk more about this in private.

Cheers,

Considering the timeline, and since KeyCon is slated to occur sometime in June, I think it would be a great idea to have your company host the NYC-local meetup. There was one last August 2017 somewhere near NoHo/East Village. There are some reddit users (/u/TrevorsStar, /u/shadowdude777, /u/xine007, and /u/Stevencz) who organized this meetup.

More details about the last NYC meetup here. https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/6p4ypv/nyc_mechanical_keyboard_meetup_august_5th_300pm/

There was a great turn-out, so it'd be fantastic to have more options for venue spaces for future meetups.

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Post by: dubious on Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:09:58
hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*
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Post by: LightningXI on Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:23:38
hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*

There are already pretty large keyboard-related meetups organized in the West Coast, mainly Seattle Summer, Seattle Winter, as well as NorCal and SoCal meetups. There's also a Portland meetup every year.
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Post by: dubious on Thu, 25 January 2018, 12:41:26
hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*

There are already pretty large keyboard-related meetups organized in the West Coast, mainly Seattle Summer, Seattle Winter, as well as NorCal and SoCal meetups. There's also a Portland meetup every year.

alas, but no KeyCon  :'(
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Post by: jdcarpe on Thu, 25 January 2018, 13:49:13
hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*

There are already pretty large keyboard-related meetups organized in the West Coast, mainly Seattle Summer, Seattle Winter, as well as NorCal and SoCal meetups. There's also a Portland meetup every year.

alas, but no KeyCon  :'(

2014 Keycon - Mountain View

aka best Keycon ever
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 26 January 2018, 09:40:40
Poll added to get this moving along.

Thank you!!  :thumb: 

pls no columbus ty

What's wrong with Columbus?

hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*

There are already pretty large keyboard-related meetups organized in the West Coast, mainly Seattle Summer, Seattle Winter, as well as NorCal and SoCal meetups. There's also a Portland meetup every year.

alas, but no KeyCon  :'(

2014 Keycon - Mountain View

aka best Keycon ever

Tru dat  :cool:
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Post by: fendent on Sat, 27 January 2018, 18:32:13
Poll added to get this moving along.

Thank you!!  :thumb: 

pls no columbus ty

What's wrong with Columbus?

hoW about the bEST coast?

 :-*

There are already pretty large keyboard-related meetups organized in the West Coast, mainly Seattle Summer, Seattle Winter, as well as NorCal and SoCal meetups. There's also a Portland meetup every year.

alas, but no KeyCon  :'(

2014 Keycon - Mountain View

aka best Keycon ever

Tru dat  :cool:

I think nav is probably just agreeing with the idea that we’re having a Columbus meetup not too long before Keycon is slated.
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Post by: d_stilgar on Sat, 27 January 2018, 19:42:21
My vote went for Philadelphia. It was pretty good last year and I think we can build on that momentum. Philly also doesn't have its own meetup group, so you don't get the crossover you would with NY, DC, or Boston.

If it's in Columbus I'm 50/50 on whether or not I can carve out the time. I might make a road trip of going to to some museums in Pittsburgh and stopping at Falling Water on the way over.

People seemed to enjoy the poster I made last year, so once we nail down a location I'll start in on some designs a little earlier this year.
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Post by: Tactile on Sun, 28 January 2018, 14:42:24
Portland Keycon would be amazing just saying.

Excellent airport that's usually pretty cheap to fly to and easy to get to/from,
awesome food + drink scene that doesn't break the bank
Legal....herbs
Pretty affordable housing in town!
Badass public transit: no need to rent a car.

And maybe have it at the same time as PDXLAN (http://www.pdxlan.net).
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Post by: doom2 on Mon, 29 January 2018, 08:09:29
Philly is so last year. Vote Atlanta. Do it for the culture.
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Post by: KeLorean on Mon, 29 January 2018, 13:08:47
Seems like the best plan is for cities where there have been prior successful meetups, encouraging more cities to start hosting meetups. Having said that, I heard Austin had a successful meetups last year.

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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Mon, 29 January 2018, 18:21:30
Wanted to post and let ppl know that this poll ends in about 2 hours.  Get your votes in, will be narrowing it down to top three and revoting after.
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Post by: SeedyOne on Mon, 29 January 2018, 18:34:46
I'm biased/partial to Los Angeles but looking forward to wherever this ends up  :thumb:
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Post by: d0thead on Mon, 29 January 2018, 22:08:58
Philadelphia + 1.
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Post by: ejewell89 on Tue, 30 January 2018, 12:03:31
so now what. lol.
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Post by: iamtootallforthis on Tue, 30 January 2018, 12:11:09
so now what. lol.

Second vote with final 3 iirc
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 30 January 2018, 15:51:55
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.
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Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 30 January 2018, 16:07:14
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.

i figured you'd say madison
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 30 January 2018, 17:22:22
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.

i figured you'd say madison

Also a good option, although I'd prefer Milwaukee between the two.  ;)
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 30 January 2018, 18:01:13
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.

Okay so initially this was just a joke, but then jacobsmirror started looking into venue options in Pittsburgh and now he and att1cus have agreed to co-host the meetup in Pittsburgh if desired.  So we'd have a slightly more population-central location for those driving in, and a killer combo of hosts for the event.  I've never been to Pittsburgh, but I've heard great things about its recent revitalization efforts, so it seems like a great option. 

My current thought is to go forward considering Pittsburgh as the final-round city, in place of a merged Columbus and Philadelphia, and have that go against Atlanta for one final round of voting.  Does anyone have strong feelings against this?  Discuss.
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Post by: pwade3 on Tue, 30 January 2018, 18:05:19
I'm down for Pittsburgh, sounds like a great compromise, plus 2 proven organizers.  :thumb:
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Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 30 January 2018, 18:31:47
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.

Okay so initially this was just a joke, but then jacobsmirror started looking into venue options in Pittsburgh and now he and att1cus have agreed to co-host the meetup in Pittsburgh if desired.  So we'd have a slightly more population-central location for those driving in, and a killer combo of hosts for the event.  I've never been to Pittsburgh, but I've heard great things about its recent revitalization efforts, so it seems like a great option. 

My current thought is to go forward considering Pittsburgh as the final-round city, in place of a merged Columbus and Philadelphia, and have that go against Atlanta for one final round of voting.  Does anyone have strong feelings against this?  Discuss.

works for me

cheap flights from JFK/EWR
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Post by: aspenc4 on Tue, 30 January 2018, 23:48:43
so now what. lol.

We compromise and have the meetup in Pittsburgh.  Duh.

Okay so initially this was just a joke, but then jacobsmirror started looking into venue options in Pittsburgh and now he and att1cus have agreed to co-host the meetup in Pittsburgh if desired.  So we'd have a slightly more population-central location for those driving in, and a killer combo of hosts for the event.  I've never been to Pittsburgh, but I've heard great things about its recent revitalization efforts, so it seems like a great option. 

My current thought is to go forward considering Pittsburgh as the final-round city, in place of a merged Columbus and Philadelphia, and have that go against Atlanta for one final round of voting.  Does anyone have strong feelings against this?  Discuss.

I was for either of the two, so Pittsburgh works just as well.


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Post by: fendent on Wed, 31 January 2018, 00:58:48
pls 2 b putting austin on the list also tia
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 31 January 2018, 01:36:54
Since Philly and Columbus are merging, i will put up a final vote for 7 days with Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Austin.  Dont think it would be fair to keep austin out of the vote since they are technically third place after the merger.
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 31 January 2018, 01:39:04
And its up

For anyone interested, here are the results of the last poll:

Atlanta GA - Ultraidiot                  42 (22.1%)
Columbus OH - jacobsmirror         48 (25.3%)
Austin TX - woodkeys                   30 (15.8%)
Philadelphia PA - att1cus               48 (25.3%)
Chicago IL - ImpendingxDoom        18 (9.5%)
Other - post and find a host!!!          4 (2.1%)
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 31 January 2018, 09:01:43
pls 2 b putting austin on the list also tia

Since Philly and Columbus are merging, i will put up a final vote for 7 days with Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Austin.  Dont think it would be fair to keep austin out of the vote since they are technically third place after the merger.

Adding Austin makes perfect sense.  Thanks for putting the poll up!
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Post by: jdcarpe on Wed, 31 January 2018, 09:02:30
But you forgot to add Milwaukee! :P
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> PLANNING
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 31 January 2018, 09:05:32
But you forgot to add Milwaukee! :P

:)) 
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Post by: d_stilgar on Wed, 31 January 2018, 10:24:19
+1 for Pittsburgh. I can see Falling Water on the way, Andy Warhol museum, and it's only 5.5hrs from Philly. I can do that as a 2-3 day total trip.

It also means I have to finish up a few boards before the meetup.
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Post by: vewy_nice on Thu, 01 February 2018, 11:55:19
Pittsburgh would be excellent!

Anyone looking for something else interesting to do in the area, check out "The Mattress Factory", it's an installation art museum, REALLY cool. I go every time I visit pitt.

Plus my brother could come (he lives there), and maybe get him into keyboards like I am :o

Is there even the slightest murmur of the time of year?Like spring, summer, fall?
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Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 01 February 2018, 12:16:50
Is there even the slightest murmur of the time of year?Like spring, summer, fall?

Typically KeyCon falls somewhere in the Summer timeframe, but that's not a hard limit or rule.  It can all depend on the organizer's availability and maybe some other factors I'm not thinking of.
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Post by: vewy_nice on Thu, 01 February 2018, 12:24:56
Yeah, I looked back at the previous years' dates to get an idea, and ended up with some spring and summer dates, so that's what I figured.

I just REALLY hope I can make it! (And that it's in Pitt, that's the only place I could make it to)
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Post by: ejewell89 on Thu, 01 February 2018, 12:55:39
haha. this just keeps getting better and better for me. 

I'm only 2.5 hours from Pittsburgh. Philly was 3, and I could handle the 6 to Columbus okay. 

Pittsburgh airport is small, but they do a lot of Southwest flights and it is about a 30min drive from downtown.

I know a little about the area and would be willing to help the fine lads Matt and Bill coordinate some.
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Post by: InvidiousIgnoramus on Mon, 05 February 2018, 15:01:26
>Pittsburgh

You have all betrayed me, just when I thought I'd be able to actually go to one of these things. :(
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Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Wed, 07 February 2018, 20:51:08
Pittsburgh wins.
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Post by: fendent on Thu, 08 February 2018, 06:32:08
Pittsburgh ayyyye less go
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 08 February 2018, 07:01:23
Yeeeeee, see y’all in Pittsburgh!! ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: wishful_cynic on Thu, 08 February 2018, 07:37:07
Couldn’t make it to nearby Philly last year due to timing but hopefully I’ll be there this year, it’s about a four hour drive for me.  Might need to bring the fam and make a weeekend out of it.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: vewy_nice on Thu, 08 February 2018, 09:49:20
LET'S OPEN THIS PITT UP!

Except no moshing near the keyboards... That's just be rude.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 08 February 2018, 14:51:28
i will try my best to make it
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: att1cus on Thu, 08 February 2018, 16:38:31
This is gonna be pretty fun! If anyone lives or has friends or family in the Pitt area who we might be able to talk to about locations, that would be mighty helpful!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: katushkin on Thu, 08 February 2018, 18:15:36
7.5 hour drive from CT  :-X

Might be a hard sell to my girlfriend  :)) Which weekend are we looking at again here?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: jacobsmirror on Thu, 08 February 2018, 19:01:05
We are sorting out a venue now, but looking at June 30th as the best potential date considering the other summer meetups.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 09 February 2018, 06:47:55
Anyone from the Boston metro/southern NH area want to carpool? I've got 2 free seats. 3 if you wanna squeeze 3 in the back. 
Drive down the day before, drive back the day after. 
I'm staying at my brother's, but you'd need a hotel or something I think.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: _rubik on Fri, 09 February 2018, 13:40:32
Anyone from the Boston metro/southern NH area want to carpool? I've got 2 free seats. 3 if you wanna squeeze 3 in the back. 
Drive down the day before, drive back the day after. 
I'm staying at my brother's, but you'd need a hotel or something I think.

I may or may not take you up on that. Its a 10 hour drive, so I'm certainly hesitant.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: vewy_nice on Mon, 12 February 2018, 08:20:27
Anyone from the Boston metro/southern NH area want to carpool? I've got 2 free seats. 3 if you wanna squeeze 3 in the back. 
Drive down the day before, drive back the day after. 
I'm staying at my brother's, but you'd need a hotel or something I think.

I may or may not take you up on that. Its a 10 hour drive, so I'm certainly hesitant.

I drive down there to visit my brother every once in a while, it isn't that bad. 
Usually I'd be takin' the 2-seat turd-mobile, but my girlfriend is letting us take her impreza, so it'll be a much smoother, quieter ride than I'm used to!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Melvang on Mon, 12 February 2018, 08:30:00
Is there a date or time frame established yet?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 12 February 2018, 09:01:28
Is there a date or time frame established yet?

That's the next thing we vote on
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 12 February 2018, 10:58:18
Is there a date or time frame established yet?

That's the next thing we vote on

It may be a vote, but not guaranteed.  If the venue and organizer's time restrictions only allow one option, then that may be the one.  Will have to wait and see what they come up with though, I know they're busy finding the perfect place.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Mon, 12 February 2018, 11:02:58
Is there a date or time frame established yet?

That's the next thing we vote on

It may be a vote, but not guaranteed.  If the venue and organizer's time restrictions only allow one option, then that may be the one.  Will have to wait and see what they come up with though, I know they're busy finding the perfect place.  :)

Good to know. Hopefully we get a couple of options though
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Mon, 12 February 2018, 12:58:15
Eh an extra hour to the drive isn't that bad. Might be able to get the previous day off for the drive down and just stay in a hotel.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Binge on Mon, 12 February 2018, 13:12:22
ooph... this is gonna be rough, and I hope I can make it.  PA meets means we have to show our best!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 12 February 2018, 14:31:48
ooph... this is gonna be rough, and I hope I can make it.  PA meets means we have to show our best!

I hope you guys can make it!  If not, you will be missed.  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: hydrochloride on Mon, 12 February 2018, 15:03:08
ooph... this is gonna be rough, and I hope I can make it.  PA meets means we have to show our best!
Don't worry! I can pick you up on the way there!

- CharmCaps

Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Binge on Mon, 12 February 2018, 18:32:52
The love is palpable! Ty all.

Rubbing resin together in the woods for warmth.

Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: kmba on Mon, 12 February 2018, 20:29:27
I plan to be there.  Hopefully works out with my summer schedule.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: jb1830 on Mon, 12 February 2018, 22:19:16
PA leads the way! Now let's see what those dates are.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: NiceAndCreamy on Tue, 13 February 2018, 09:16:45
Lets go birds! Oh wait

I'll be attending!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: bearz42 on Wed, 14 February 2018, 07:37:35
Really looking forward to this.

Is the actual location and date nailed down yet?

Regardless, I will be attending again.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: iamtootallforthis on Wed, 14 February 2018, 07:40:46
Really looking forward to this.

Is the actual location and date nailed down yet?

Regardless, I will be attending again.

No set venue location or date as of yet
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: bearz42 on Sat, 24 February 2018, 17:49:50
Really looking forward to this.

Is the actual location and date nailed down yet?

Regardless, I will be attending again.

No set venue location or date as of yet


Right on.

Regardless, I can't wait. My ladyfriend and I went last year and had a blast and are currently set to build a couple keyboards to bring with us to show off.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: att1cus on Mon, 26 February 2018, 11:18:00
If anyone is in/near/from Pittsburgh, or knows anyone friendly who is, and would like to assist us in location scouting/selection please PM me :)

I'm also researching from my end here in the Philly burbs, but a local source would help very much in this process. 

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: hineybush on Sun, 04 March 2018, 20:14:57
I'm sooo stoked about KeyCon being in Pittsburgh, it's the city I've been born and raised in. I'm a Pitt alum and lived in the city itself for the past 5.5 years. I'll 100% be there, even though I'm moving to Dayton in two weeks - with that said I can check out venues in the next like, week and a half if needed.

I'm definitely interested in advising on areas of the city to check out (and places to avoid), venues, food, nightlife, and things like that. Let me know if you guys have any questions about anything!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: baechooboi on Mon, 05 March 2018, 13:16:27
CMU Alum here, def. will try to make it this year as well.  Philly meet-up had a good turnout, but hoping for an even better turnout in Pitt...I can definitely vouch for a fan base in CMU.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Dennyroxsox on Tue, 06 March 2018, 16:24:29
I'm definitely in for Pittsburgh. Is there a carpool thread that usually gets started for these?

I'm in the Maryland/DC/Baltimore area, and I'm down for driving a carpool if we can get a group of people together.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: ppp on Fri, 09 March 2018, 10:04:14
Ooo I'm excited for to finally put some usernames to some faces. heh.
When does the date voting start? Or did I somehow miss the post on it?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Rob27shred on Fri, 09 March 2018, 11:39:07
OMG, OMG, seriously! :eek: Had to miss out on the latest Columbus, OH meet up which really sucked, but this makes up for it in spades to me! Can't wait to put some faces to screen names & show you guys a good time in my home town! :thumb:

Edit: If you guys need any help planning or setting this up feel free to PM me. I have lived in Pgh, PA my whole life & think I can be of great help with this meetup! ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Rob27shred on Fri, 09 March 2018, 11:42:58
I'm sooo stoked about KeyCon being in Pittsburgh, it's the city I've been born and raised in. I'm a Pitt alum and lived in the city itself for the past 5.5 years. I'll 100% be there, even though I'm moving to Dayton in two weeks - with that said I can check out venues in the next like, week and a half if needed.

I'm definitely interested in advising on areas of the city to check out (and places to avoid), venues, food, nightlife, and things like that. Let me know if you guys have any questions about anything!

Pittsburgh native here also, I'm more than willing to help with the planing & setup as well. BTW awesome to see some more Pgh peeps on here & in the hobby! :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: yinzer on Fri, 09 March 2018, 14:39:35
yea, another Pittsburgher chiming in. Let me know if I can help organize or if anyone wants some local knawledge to assist with choosing something like an airbnb or hotel.

As a native yinzer (yinz = y'all / yinzer = pittsburgher), I'm obligated to be a good neighbor.

The patron saint of Pittsburgh is Mr. Rogers, in case you weren't aware.

(http://www.fredrogerscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Fred-Rogers-trolley.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 09 March 2018, 14:51:40
As a native yinzer (yinz = y'all / yinzer = pittsburgher), I'm obligated to be a good neighbor.

Whoa!  What the??  I had no idea about any of that, that's really neat.  TIL.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: yinzer on Fri, 09 March 2018, 15:35:05
As a native yinzer (yinz = y'all / yinzer = pittsburgher), I'm obligated to be a good neighbor.

Whoa!  What the??  I had no idea about any of that, that's really neat.  TIL.  :)

We have the ugliest accent in America


"It's so crazy. When you do it for people, they think you're making it up. It sounds like Dothraki to people" - Seth Meyers


^ skip to 1:30


Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: fendent on Sun, 11 March 2018, 22:32:22
I'm definitely in for Pittsburgh. Is there a carpool thread that usually gets started for these?

I'm in the Maryland/DC/Baltimore area, and I'm down for driving a carpool if we can get a group of people together.

We've had successful carpools happen for previous events. I'd suggest showing some interest in here as things progress to see if anybody would be interested in joining. There are plenty of people from that area, so I bet you can harangue some into a road trip!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Sifo on Sun, 11 March 2018, 22:40:31
guess i'll go say hi to merrisa
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: ghostjuggernaut on Sun, 11 March 2018, 22:41:45
I'm definitely in for Pittsburgh. Is there a carpool thread that usually gets started for these?

I'm in the Maryland/DC/Baltimore area, and I'm down for driving a carpool if we can get a group of people together.

We've had successful carpools happen for previous events. I'd suggest showing some interest in here as things progress to see if anybody would be interested in joining. There are plenty of people from that area, so I bet you can harangue some into a road trip!

Sounds like a good idea for a topic :think:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: fendent on Mon, 12 March 2018, 10:01:00
I'm definitely in for Pittsburgh. Is there a carpool thread that usually gets started for these?

I'm in the Maryland/DC/Baltimore area, and I'm down for driving a carpool if we can get a group of people together.

We've had successful carpools happen for previous events. I'd suggest showing some interest in here as things progress to see if anybody would be interested in joining. There are plenty of people from that area, so I bet you can harangue some into a road trip!

Sounds like a good idea for a topic :think:

Agreed! Just thinking for a successful separate topic to occasionally check in with the main thread to keep newcomers aware of it. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Pittsburgh Wins
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 12 March 2018, 10:06:40
As a native yinzer (yinz = y'all / yinzer = pittsburgher), I'm obligated to be a good neighbor.

Whoa!  What the??  I had no idea about any of that, that's really neat.  TIL.  :)

We have the ugliest accent in America


"It's so crazy. When you do it for people, they think you're making it up. It sounds like Dothraki to people" - Seth Meyers


^ skip to 1:30


This is so true! ;) Awhile back I had a traveling job & people were always asking me where I was from because of my accent, my Pittsburghese isn't even that heavy too! The funniest is when I was down south & asked someone for a pop or milkshake, they had no ideal what I was talking about! :))
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 15 March 2018, 15:08:53
OP has been updated with event information and an RSVP form (please fill out if you haven't yet!).  :thumb:

Can't wait to see everyone there!!  :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: BobCarltheThird on Thu, 15 March 2018, 15:23:10
Is funding already figured out or is there going to be a GoFundMe to contribute to similar to the last Columbus meetup?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: ZuXzu on Thu, 15 March 2018, 15:36:11
OP has been updated with event information and an RSVP form (please fill out if you haven't yet!).  :thumb:

Can't wait to see everyone there!!  :-*

When is the latest we can RSVP by?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: jacobsmirror on Thu, 15 March 2018, 15:39:56
OP has been updated with event information and an RSVP form (please fill out if you haven't yet!).  :thumb:

Can't wait to see everyone there!!  :-*

When is the latest we can RSVP by?

Honestly, the week of is fine. But the sooner the better so we have an idea if we're approaching the max attendance at the venue. I'm pretty confident we'll be more than fine though.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: ZuXzu on Thu, 15 March 2018, 15:43:27
OP has been updated with event information and an RSVP form (please fill out if you haven't yet!).  :thumb:

Can't wait to see everyone there!!  :-*

When is the latest we can RSVP by?

Honestly, the week of is fine. But the sooner the better so we have an idea if we're approaching the max attendance at the venue. I'm pretty confident we'll be more than fine though.

Oh ok great. thanks
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 15 March 2018, 22:56:30
form filled
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: vewy_nice on Fri, 16 March 2018, 10:22:40
DAMN...

That's the same weekend as RockFire (http://"http://www.rockfirevt.com")

Looks like I have a decision to make.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: kmba on Fri, 16 March 2018, 13:25:30
I'll be gone the week of July 4th. Oh well, have fun.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Rob27shred on Fri, 16 March 2018, 14:14:51
So pumped for this! :cool: Just RSVPed & also already let everyone know I will not be available that weekend. Can't wait to finally put some faces to the names & checkout everybody else's boards! :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: mgsickler on Mon, 19 March 2018, 18:53:15
I should be able to make this! :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: norbauer on Tue, 20 March 2018, 14:30:56
This sounds excellent. I'm going to try to come out for this!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: emenelopee on Tue, 20 March 2018, 14:40:14
Pittsburgh? Holy moly that's a ways away.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: d_stilgar on Tue, 20 March 2018, 20:56:23
Yeah! I'm in and June 30th gives me time to make a killer poster!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Oi27 on Wed, 21 March 2018, 10:34:42
I'm new to KeyCon this year - is there any fee to get in? I live a few hours away and it seems like a fun thing to do.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: jacobsmirror on Wed, 21 March 2018, 10:35:43
I'm new to KeyCon this year - is there any fee to get in? I live a few hours away and it seems like a fun thing to do.

Yup! Free to attend.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: fendent on Wed, 21 March 2018, 11:06:14
This sounds excellent. I'm going to try to come out for this!

Sounds excellent! :D

Glad to see all the excitement for this. Should be a blast!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Visionaire on Thu, 22 March 2018, 12:20:03
Form filled. Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: 27 on Mon, 26 March 2018, 10:37:06
Form filled.  Can't wait to see my east coast bois.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Gghi on Fri, 13 April 2018, 18:50:43
First Time! SO EXCITED!!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: 40keyless on Sat, 14 April 2018, 08:00:09
Awesome, hopefully ill be there
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: norbauer on Sat, 14 April 2018, 12:55:03
Just booked my flight and hotel. Can't wait!

I decided to stay at the Ace itself. Anybody else staying there?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: bearz42 on Sat, 14 April 2018, 15:20:53
Just booked my flight and hotel. Can't wait!

I decided to stay at the Ace itself. Anybody else staying there?


It looked a little expensive when I saw the rates but I'm still trying to stay there. The hotel looks really cool
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Puddsy on Sat, 14 April 2018, 23:08:30
Just booked my flight and hotel. Can't wait!

I decided to stay at the Ace itself. Anybody else staying there?

excitement mounting
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Kellybear on Mon, 16 April 2018, 15:20:12
Registered! Now to figure out where to crash :3 can’t wait to see everyone~
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Details Posted
Post by: LightningXI on Mon, 16 April 2018, 15:31:28
Registered! Now to figure out where to crash :3 can’t wait to see everyone~
Woóoooooooooooooooo

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: captaineleven on Tue, 17 April 2018, 20:40:08
Making this keycon a whole weekend trip with me and my sisters! They can know more about the hobby I've spent so much money and time on for the last 3-4 years! RSVP'ed just now! Definitely will try to see about staying at the Ace Hotel as well but may have to go the airbnb route or something depending on how much it ends up costing. I'm sure it'll work out lol
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Darthbaggins on Thu, 19 April 2018, 19:28:05
Would love to make it out to this, that is if I can escape from work and Nantucket
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Mr. Glass on Fri, 20 April 2018, 11:42:26
I am still waiting to see what my work schedule looks like as this date approaches, though have added it to my calendar and really hope to attend :-)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sun, 13 May 2018, 20:17:56
F it, I am coming.  My other hobbies had to take a backseat recently, so I will put this event on my calendar.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: jtm94 on Mon, 14 May 2018, 06:43:56
Heya just finding out about this I figure I may as well try and come out being so close!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: jacobsmirror on Mon, 14 May 2018, 21:18:53
Just a quick update, since most people are watching this thread. The guest list (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94805) is current sitting at 182 attendees.

Also, we're working on sorting out some events and speakers (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=95568.0), and also more sponsorships and giveaway items (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94668.0).  If you have anything to add on either subject, check out those threads.

Shaping up to be a good ol' time.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: JP on Mon, 14 May 2018, 21:49:27
So 182 RSVP'd so far and this thread has over 21k views. I think this is going to be an epic turnout.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: vewy_nice on Tue, 15 May 2018, 07:30:46
So 182 RSVP'd so far and this thread has over 21k views. I think this is going to be an epic turnout.
I don't disagree, but... Does the view counter go up each time someone visits, or are those UNIQUE visits?

It'd only take a little under 100 people to check the thread after every new reply (like I do) to get to that view count ;)

I'm still super stoked.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Details Posted
Post by: LightningXI on Tue, 15 May 2018, 10:32:02
So 182 RSVP'd so far and this thread has over 21k views. I think this is going to be an epic turnout.
I don't disagree, but... Does the view counter go up each time someone visits, or are those UNIQUE visits?

It'd only take a little under 100 people to check the thread after every new reply (like I do) to get to that view count ;)

I'm still super stoked.
I think it's the former in terms of view count, so not unique views.

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Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Details Posted
Post by: Puddsy on Tue, 15 May 2018, 12:26:50
So 182 RSVP'd so far and this thread has over 21k views. I think this is going to be an epic turnout.
I don't disagree, but... Does the view counter go up each time someone visits, or are those UNIQUE visits?

It'd only take a little under 100 people to check the thread after every new reply (like I do) to get to that view count ;)

I'm still super stoked.
I think it's the former in terms of view count, so not unique views.

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u right
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --&gt; Details Posted
Post by: aspenc4 on Tue, 15 May 2018, 12:35:45
Yeah definitely looking forward to this. It’ll be nice seeing some of you again and meeting many others. :)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: aya3154 on Wed, 30 May 2018, 10:10:14
Keycon seems like much fun, wish I could go.. Curious to see if anyone will be streaming their experience at Keycon, IRL stream or smth ?
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: ejewell89 on Wed, 30 May 2018, 12:29:17
Keycon seems like much fun, wish I could go.. Curious to see if anyone will be streaming their experience at Keycon, IRL stream or smth ?

Tiny has a habit of streaming. she did last year. I think she's coming this year but i might be wrong
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: TheKeyCompany on Wed, 30 May 2018, 13:48:24
Looking forward to joining you all!
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: aya3154 on Thu, 31 May 2018, 00:56:17
Keycon seems like much fun, wish I could go.. Curious to see if anyone will be streaming their experience at Keycon, IRL stream or smth ?

Tiny has a habit of streaming. she did last year. I think she's coming this year but i might be wrong

I hope so - Tiny is the best , her rap is quite fire too  :cool:
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: mittyzz on Wed, 06 June 2018, 22:10:05
Oh a stream there would be really fun actually.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 06 June 2018, 22:14:48
Meetup streams are definitely fun and I'd love to see it - we had one at KeyCon 2013 in San Jose.  There was a head-cam GoPro that walked around the venue showing everything off too.  :D  So if anyone has one of those and wants to do some streamin'...  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: Carlobv on Thu, 07 June 2018, 08:18:56
I signed up on the other thread and noticed this one was more active.  I'm also from the area if anyone has questions or anything.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: hyperlite218 on Thu, 07 June 2018, 18:32:26
I really cant wait for this. Hoping my first meetup is a good one!
Title: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: jacobsmirror on Thu, 07 June 2018, 22:06:19
Quick update:

Guest list (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94805) is currently sitting at 207 attendees.

Tentative Event Schedule (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=95568.0) is now posted and sponsorships and giveaway items (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=94668.0) have been updated.
Title: Re: KeyCon 2018!! --> Details Posted
Post by: ZROGST on Fri, 08 June 2018, 18:20:38
If anyone is making the trip from the DC Area and has a seat in their car let me know. I can pitch in for gas and snacks.  I have a licence and a car - but who wants to do a 4 hour drive alone? I'll get my own hotel room. Cheers