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Title: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Wed, 03 September 2014, 20:16:08
Anyone? Bueller?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 03 September 2014, 20:33:38
From here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61832.msg1452520#msg1452520)

Yep - KeyCon 3 Midwest is slated for Spring 2015 - will start planning in the next month or so!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dustinhxc on Wed, 03 September 2014, 20:42:55
Oh hell yes, Midwest again? Lets hope!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Wed, 03 September 2014, 21:26:16
From here (http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=61832.msg1452520#msg1452520)

Yep - KeyCon 3 Midwest is slated for Spring 2015 - will start planning in the next month or so!

oooOOOoooo See you all this spring  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:18:28
Yea I am super pumped - maybe little i3oilermaker will stop by :)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:19:59
Oh hell yes, Midwest again? Lets hope!

Of course!  ROAD TRIP!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:26:04
Back to Chicago? I can dig it!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:34:54
Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:39:21
Back to Chicago? I can dig it!
u taking me?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: rowdy on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:44:10
Anyone? Bueller?

I don't think bueller (http://geekhack.org/index.php?action=profile;u=25935) will be going.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 03 September 2014, 22:48:52
Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Let's stop being scrubs, then take GHCSGO to dreamhack's BYOC and win! haha
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 03 September 2014, 23:01:06

Back to Chicago? I can dig it!
u taking me?

You get me pax lol swag?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Sifo on Wed, 03 September 2014, 23:12:48

Back to Chicago? I can dig it!
u taking me?

You get me pax lol swag?
I didn't get anyone anything **** that too many ***gots there
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Halverson on Wed, 03 September 2014, 23:17:52


Back to Chicago? I can dig it!
u taking me?

You get me pax lol swag?
I didn't get anyone anything **** that too many ***gots there

Well then, no Chicago for you!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Thu, 04 September 2014, 09:36:06
Oh hell yes, Midwest again? Lets hope!

Of course!  ROAD TRIP!

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Thu, 04 September 2014, 11:07:37
If I'm not working and no other plans I'll definitely make the little jaunt over to Chicago for some keyboard nerdage.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dorkvader on Thu, 04 September 2014, 16:51:24
If I'm still living here and drive, I can probably pick up as many as one tall and two short people in the lower ontario area.

Wow, just realized I live less than 5 hours from Montreal! I want to go to carnival this year.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Thu, 04 September 2014, 17:34:16
boiler and i are looking at a feb/march timeframe. venue will probably be at UIC again. next time i'm in town to visit boiler, his wife and the soon-to-be-new rugrat, we'll talk about possible other venues in case it looks like we're going to fill the one we used last time. otherwise, expect to find a place to stay close to campus.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:33:58
SOUNDS GREAT I AM IN
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Thu, 04 September 2014, 18:48:10
I'll keep better track this time. The sooner a date is fleshed out, the better for me to schedule possibilities.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 09:32:09
Woo!  If nothing comes up that requires me to leave town I will have spare futon at my condo.  It's a short train ride away from the UIC campus :)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 September 2014, 09:32:58
Dibs on geniekid's futon!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 09:55:59
Time to start cleaning ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 September 2014, 09:59:28
Dibs on geniekid's clean dishes, and food also.

Also, I'll need you to put some towels in the dryer while I shower so they're nice and warm when I get out.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:02:13
Dibs on geniekid's clean dishes, and food also.

Also, I'll need you to put some towels in the dryer while I shower so they're nice and warm when I get out.

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Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: JPG on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:04:04
Dibs on geniekid's clean dishes, and food also.

Also, I'll need you to put some towels in the dryer while I shower so they're nice and warm when I get out.


Don't forget to ask him to help you dry your back with the towel. If not you could miss a spot.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:04:45
Wtf, I want to futon :(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:06:58
Now, I must acquire a chauffeur to transport me to the obviously fine establishment where this convention will be held. Will the convention be held at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago? Or perhaps the Trump International would be better suited to cater to us?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:09:18
Dibs on geniekid's clean dishes, and food also.

Also, I'll need you to put some towels in the dryer while I shower so they're nice and warm when I get out.


Don't forget to ask him to help you dry your back with the towel. If not you could miss a spot.

Oh, most definitely. I could not be caught dead drying myself like some measly peasant. It goes without saying that geniekid must dry me off.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:11:16
Or, as Sir Lil, of the Boosie family would suggest, "wipe me down".
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:26:27
Wtf, I want to futon :(

If you want you can crash on my living room couch, but only if you dry esoomenona after he showers.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Mon, 08 September 2014, 10:44:31
Well, Chicago is an easy trip for me, but I dunno if you guys know what Chicago is like in Feb.?  Average temp is something like 24F, which is -4C.  Which is a "nice" day in Chicago in the winter.  But I'm not complaining.  I always wanted to get one of those black toes from frostbite.  I wonder if the really shatter if you hit them with a hammer?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 08 September 2014, 11:02:57
Haha - I agree, when Ming and I started discussing we said "Spring"  so I would think Apr/May could be more appropriate weather wise.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Mon, 08 September 2014, 11:45:05
Hm, I've never been somewhere truly cold before.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Mon, 08 September 2014, 14:00:09
I live in St Louis, so I'm "cool" with it, either way. HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHEHE
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 08 September 2014, 14:06:05
I'll probably be taking a train in and out for this one, so if someone wouldn't mind giving me a ride from union station to wherever, I'd appreciate it!  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 14:15:57
Haha - I agree, when Ming and I started discussing we said "Spring"  so I would think Apr/May could be more appropriate weather wise.

If the venue is outdoors, I would say holding it during Apr/May would be...:cool:...key. 
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Mon, 08 September 2014, 14:31:08
Haha - I agree, when Ming and I started discussing we said "Spring"  so I would think Apr/May could be more appropriate weather wise.

If the venue is outdoors, I would say holding it during Apr/May would be...:cool:...key. 

outdoors? the great outdoors? hmm, like camping?  I loves me some camping.  I wonder if we can invite some handsome cowboys?

(http://www.kimberleyfrench.com/wp-content/themes/konzept/includes/uploadify/uploads/06_Brokeback_Mountain_xxxx.jpg)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 08 September 2014, 15:09:21
Winter winter winter!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 08 September 2014, 15:24:03
I <3 winter.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:09:07
Hm, I've never been somewhere truly cold before.

and you still won't after this.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:12:51

Hm, I've never been somewhere truly cold before.

and you still won't after this.

Shots fired.





It's true though.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:52:07
oh god, i live where dorkvader lives now.

HELP ME
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:53:08
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 08 September 2014, 21:59:08

oh god, i live where dorkvader lives now.

HELP ME

No one can save you now.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:00:40

oh god, i live where dorkvader lives now.

HELP ME

No one can save you now.

(http://cinemademerde.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full_movie_image/movie_image/Peeping_Tom-window.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:04:59
Hm, I've never been somewhere truly cold before.

and you still won't after this.

 :blank:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: JPG on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:07:35
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?


Bah, come to Montreal in February, it's just like 73f, but convert it in Celsius and add a minus sign in front of it  :))  Almost the same uh uh
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:10:04
I actually ride my bike in the winter time more than I do in the summer.  I live about 6 hours due west of Chicago.  Yes I am crazy.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:13:30
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?


Bah, come to Montreal in February, it's just like 73f, but convert it in Celsius and add a minus sign in front of it  :))  Almost the same uh uh

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/727/911/515.gif)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:26:19

note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?


Bah, come to Montreal in February, it's just like 73f, but convert it in Celsius and add a minus sign in front of it  :))  Almost the same uh uh

Show Image
(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/727/911/515.gif)


Minnesota. -40F. Nuff said.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:34:34
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
You're an east coaster now?!?!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Mon, 08 September 2014, 22:54:24
Just because there are places in the world where it's -70F mean temperature doesn't mean 20F isn't cold.  Chicago is a lot more enjoyable when it's warm outside!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 09 September 2014, 06:19:17
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
You're an east coaster now?!?!


The wbest coast kicked him out, and the third coast wouldn't accept him, so he had to resort to the least coast.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Tue, 09 September 2014, 07:31:48
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?
You're an east coaster now?!?!


The wbest coast kicked him out, and the third coast wouldn't accept him, so he had to resort to the least coast.

oooooo Freezer Buuurrrnnnnn
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 09 September 2014, 07:53:22
Wtf, I want to futon :(

If you want you can crash on my living room couch, but only if you dry esoomenona after he showers.

I can do that. Moose and I have had many other adventures and this wouldn't be anything too outrageous :P.

note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

I can't wait to hear about you experiencing your first winter :))
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 09 September 2014, 10:20:27
Wtf, I want to futon :(

If you want you can crash on my living room couch, but only if you dry esoomenona after he showers.

I can do that. Moose and I have had many other adventures and this wouldn't be anything too outrageous :P.

note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

I can't wait to hear about you experiencing your first winter :))

it's just going to be a lot of swearing.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: JPG on Tue, 09 September 2014, 10:30:39
Wtf, I want to futon :(

If you want you can crash on my living room couch, but only if you dry esoomenona after he showers.

I can do that. Moose and I have had many other adventures and this wouldn't be anything too outrageous :p .

note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?

I can't wait to hear about you experiencing your first winter :))

it's just going to be a lot of swearing.


While it's true that a really cold day is not pleasant at all, those are rare usually. The key is to wear good clothes and prioritize efficiency over the look! If you wear good clothes, it should be enjoyable. Also, if you don't have "real" winter clothes because you don't need them where you live, at least make sure to have an outer shell that stops the wind and then use layers of clothes depending on the actual weather to keep you hot. And wear boots and/or at least good socks.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 09 September 2014, 11:17:44
I would like to attend Chicago Keycon. Look forward to hearing when it wi be. Should plan when Keycon West will be at same time since so much of this is relative to each other.. GH has made this big enough I think the planning is warranted.

I could even visit an ex-girlfriend out there...but that would probably end very poorly. LOL
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Tue, 09 September 2014, 11:59:52
Hey, I found some pics of my trip to Chicago last May:

(http://www.eikawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/71973583_71973582.jpg)

(http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/REU-USA-WEATHER__0014.jpg)

Whoopsy doodle.

(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2014/01/07/woman-falling-nyc.jpg?itok=d_EybZJk)

Fun times.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Tue, 09 September 2014, 12:07:12
Hey, I found some pics of my trip to Chicago last May:

Show Image
(http://www.eikawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/71973583_71973582.jpg)


Show Image
(http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/REU-USA-WEATHER__0014.jpg)


Whoopsy doodle.

Show Image
(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2014/01/07/woman-falling-nyc.jpg?itok=d_EybZJk)


Fun times.

Hey!  Chicago didn't look anything like that this May.  I was there for a conference and it was beautiful outside, until the day that it rained from like 6/7 PM until noon the next day.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Tue, 09 September 2014, 12:12:50
Hey, I found some pics of my trip to Chicago last May:

Show Image
(http://www.eikawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/71973583_71973582.jpg)


Show Image
(http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/REU-USA-WEATHER__0014.jpg)


Whoopsy doodle.

Show Image
(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2014/01/07/woman-falling-nyc.jpg?itok=d_EybZJk)


Fun times.

Hey!  Chicago didn't look anything like that this May.  I was there for a conference and it was beautiful outside, until the day that it rained from like 6/7 PM until noon the next day.

Hmm, maybe I was there in early May?  Also it rains everyday in Chicago from 6 pm until noon the next day, so that was normal.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Tue, 09 September 2014, 12:36:10
Hey, I found some pics of my trip to Chicago last May:

Show Image
(http://www.eikawaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/71973583_71973582.jpg)


Show Image
(http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/REU-USA-WEATHER__0014.jpg)


Whoopsy doodle.

Show Image
(http://s1.ibtimes.com/sites/www.ibtimes.com/files/styles/v2_article_large/public/2014/01/07/woman-falling-nyc.jpg?itok=d_EybZJk)


Fun times.

Hey!  Chicago didn't look anything like that this May.  I was there for a conference and it was beautiful outside, until the day that it rained from like 6/7 PM until noon the next day.

Hmm, maybe I was there in early May?  Also it rains everyday in Chicago from 6 pm until noon the next day, so that was normal.

I was told there would be wind... All I got was rained on :(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 09 September 2014, 13:23:05

I would like to attend Chicago Keycon. Look forward to hearing when it wi be. Should plan when Keycon West will be at same time since so much of this is relative to each other.. GH has made this big enough I think the planning is warranted.

I could even visit an ex-girlfriend out there...but that would probably end very poorly. LOL

I'll be your ex-girlfriend for the weekend, bb. Come visit me.  :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 09 September 2014, 15:33:37

I would like to attend Chicago Keycon. Look forward to hearing when it wi be. Should plan when Keycon West will be at same time since so much of this is relative to each other.. GH has made this big enough I think the planning is warranted.

I could even visit an ex-girlfriend out there...but that would probably end very poorly. LOL

I'll be your ex-girlfriend for the weekend, bb. Come visit me.  :-*

Geekhack love


And I'll bring Demik...Geekwhacking a 2,200 mile road trip.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Tue, 09 September 2014, 16:52:35

I would like to attend Chicago Keycon. Look forward to hearing when it wi be. Should plan when Keycon West will be at same time since so much of this is relative to each other.. GH has made this big enough I think the planning is warranted.

I could even visit an ex-girlfriend out there...but that would probably end very poorly. LOL

I'll be your ex-girlfriend for the weekend, bb. Come visit me.  :-*

I need an adult!  :eek:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 09 September 2014, 17:12:36
The more snow the better, I say.  We should go sledding!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Tue, 09 September 2014, 17:42:14
The more snow the better, I say.  We should go sledding!


OOOOooooooo I barely got to sled as a child, growing up in Kirkland. The snow didn't usually last long enough to ride down, or it would rain and get covered and ice and no one wanted to play in that crap.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 09 September 2014, 18:02:36

The more snow the better, I say.  We should go sledding!


OOOOooooooo I barely got to sled as a child, growing up in Kirkland. The snow didn't usually last long enough to ride down, or it would rain and get covered and ice and no one wanted to play in that crap.

We've got some nice hills in the Kettle Moraine area of southeast Wisconsin, you guys should come up and play!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 09 September 2014, 18:26:43
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: esoomenona on Tue, 09 September 2014, 18:33:12
I would like to attend Chicago Keycon. Look forward to hearing when it wi be. Should plan when Keycon West will be at same time since so much of this is relative to each other.. GH has made this big enough I think the planning is warranted.

I think this is a good idea. We could have video conferencing between sites on big projectors so it would be like everyone is in the same room together.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 09 September 2014, 18:39:26
Many trade shows and conferences are in "hot" spots in the winter (Miami, Las Vegas, etc) and "cold" locations on the summer (Chicago, Denver, etc)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Tue, 09 September 2014, 19:03:22

The more snow the better, I say.  We should go sledding!


OOOOooooooo I barely got to sled as a child, growing up in Kirkland. The snow didn't usually last long enough to ride down, or it would rain and get covered and ice and no one wanted to play in that crap.

We've got some nice hills in the Kettle Moraine area of southeast Wisconsin, you guys should come up and play!

oooooo sounds lovely
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 09 September 2014, 22:08:03
Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Tue, 09 September 2014, 22:12:21
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.

...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Tue, 09 September 2014, 22:21:41
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.

...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon Dallas in summer plox. (loljk)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Tue, 09 September 2014, 22:28:14
Should build a 40 foot motor home outfitted with keyboard displays, and the Keycon Girls going from city to city.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Wed, 10 September 2014, 06:59:14
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.

...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon Dallas in summer plox. (loljk)

Keycon at Quakecon?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 10 September 2014, 07:23:42
...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Yes! geniekid and I have the same idea :D.

Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.

I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Wed, 10 September 2014, 09:31:16
I guess being the the SF bay area, there is a higher interest, more people, and higher geek factor. Even meet ups are pretty rad.

Knowing this info makes me not want to move from the area :)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 10 September 2014, 09:32:30
I think it's more of the concentration of GHers there and good public transit. But there seems to be a general higher interest.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Wed, 10 September 2014, 09:59:14
I think it's more of the concentration of GHers there and good public transit. But there seems to be a general higher interest.

Yea, you should move here.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:03:12


I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.

I was really trying hard to make it to that one, but I'm helping my brother move in that timeframe, and with the cost for me to get to Hoff's meetup, I can only afford to do that one for now.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:11:36
...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Yes! geniekid and I have the same idea :D.

Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.

I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.

Traveling for meetups just seems frivolous when there are keycons. It costs money to travel!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:15:23
...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Yes! geniekid and I have the same idea :D.

Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.

I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.

Traveling for meetups just seems frivolous when there are keycons. It costs money to travel!

When has that ever stopped us??  :P
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Input Nirvana on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:17:30
...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Yes! geniekid and I have the same idea :D.

Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.

I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.

Traveling for meetups just seems frivolous when there are keycons. It costs money to travel!

When has that ever stopped us??  :P

That's why you earn money, to live your life and do what you want!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:17:40
Traveling for meetups just seems frivolous when there are keycons. It costs money to travel!

When has that ever stopped us??  :P

Fun fact: Keycon is a Geekhack meetup with a fun name. It seems more people are attracted by said fun name and subforum.

Another fun fact: This site is called Wallethack for a reason.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Wed, 10 September 2014, 10:25:59
...might as well go all out and do Keycon Cancun.

Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack

Yes! geniekid and I have the same idea :D.

Regardless of final location and time confirmation, I think GH and GH meet ups/Keycons are going to be evolving. Some behind-the-scenes long term planning for the continued growth, and making these possibly "more available" or perhaps forming "chapters". Food for thought.

I don't know. Outside of Keycons, it's hard to get other meetups going. Just look at how hard it is to get an East Coast/NYC meetup together. At the moment, it seems like there will be 5-6 people at the MechanicalKeyboards.com/Nashville meetup. I thought there would be more people interested in that.

Traveling for meetups just seems frivolous when there are keycons. It costs money to travel!

When has that ever stopped us??  :P

I guess for me it's a big undertaking. :/
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Puddsy on Thu, 11 September 2014, 19:01:31
Keyboard Illuminati chapters?

Count me in.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Thu, 11 September 2014, 19:16:15
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.

You guys have hovels?  You lucky bastards.  I wish I could find an affordable hovel in this town.  I live in a sub-hovel that I share with 3 room-mates.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 11 September 2014, 23:01:34
given this discussion about snow, keycon west might be better placed during the winter so that midwest and east coasters can get out of their horrible snow-covered hovels and go somewhere nice for a change.

You guys have hovels?  You lucky bastards.  I wish I could find an affordable hovel in this town.  I live in a sub-hovel that I share with 3 room-mates.

What about those of us crazy bastards that enjoy the snow?  I actually ride my bike and do more grilling in the winter than the summer.  I also like to make and eat chili in the summer and eat way more ice cream in the winter as well.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dorkvader on Fri, 12 September 2014, 09:09:31
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?


Bah, come to Montreal in February, it's just like 73f, but convert it in Celsius and add a minus sign in front of it  :))  Almost the same uh uh

So I'm less than 3 hours from Montreal and I've always wanted to come visit for winter carnival.

We should do a GH meetup then too. I have a "few" keyboards I can bring if you want. I know a lot of GHers live up in the montreal / laval area.


Wallethack is so unfair.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Fri, 12 September 2014, 09:16:09
If anyone else is interested, I am thinking of taking this train:

http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/744/819/City-of-New-Orleans-Schedule-060914.pdf
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evolveS on Fri, 12 September 2014, 11:14:50
It's about a 7-hour drive to get there but I'd probably go.

Because keyboards and Michigan Avenue.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 12 September 2014, 13:17:57
It's about a 7-hour drive to get there but I'd probably go.

Because keyboards and Michigan Avenue.

I had to look this up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Avenue_(Chicago)).  This is exciting because of all the stores?  Just curious what I'm missing out on by not going there.  :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evolveS on Fri, 12 September 2014, 13:30:51
Yes!

There's much more high-fashion and hip clothing stores than you'd find at other midwestern malls, say, the Mall of America (which gets boring when you live close to it).  ;)

It's definitely fun to walk around at least once!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 12 September 2014, 13:32:13
I enjoyed all the swag on Michigan Ave :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 12 September 2014, 13:38:54
Yes!

There's much more high-fashion and hip clothing stores than you'd find at other midwestern malls, say, the Mall of America (which gets boring when you live close to it).  ;)

It's definitely fun to walk around at least once!

Got it.  I'm not big on this "high-fashion" thing, so that's no big deal to me.  And I only went to MoA once in the four years I lived in Minneapolis, so there's that.  :P

I'd be willing to check it out though.  :)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Fri, 12 September 2014, 13:44:50
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evolveS on Fri, 12 September 2014, 14:06:41
I just can't help myself around there, especially at Zara.

Some of it is just fun to look at, and depending on when Keycon is there may not be any amazing seasonal sales going on.



What I'd really like to see at Keycon are the bonkers Kustoms and 60% cases.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: jameslr on Fri, 12 September 2014, 14:28:16
Looking forward to this. I'll definitely be there. Had a great time last year.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Flyersfan1 on Fri, 12 September 2014, 14:47:53
I wish I could go. I would love to meet some of you fine folks in person.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Fri, 12 September 2014, 15:06:27
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Fri, 12 September 2014, 15:08:23
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?
All very likely possibilities. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Fri, 12 September 2014, 22:37:34
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?
All very likely possibilities. Stay tuned!

Can't wait to see the mock-ups.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 12 September 2014, 23:09:25

What I'd really like to see at Keycon are the bonkers Kustoms and 60% cases.

I'm sure someone can help with this.  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 12 September 2014, 23:41:01
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Fri, 12 September 2014, 23:41:59
Idk what that is but there is a blue keyboard I use sometimes. Maybe I can bring that.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Sat, 13 September 2014, 05:48:50
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)

Only been trying to get my hands on one for almost 2 years. Pls someone help me. WTB MX-Mini. WTS soul or whatever you want for it. PST
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Sat, 13 September 2014, 12:15:00
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)

Only been trying to get my hands on one for almost 2 years. Pls someone help me. WTB MX-Mini. WTS soul or whatever you want for it. PST

Did you know you could buy one from GON?  I mean this to sound less condescending than it sounds to me now.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: jameslr on Sat, 13 September 2014, 13:05:27
Maybe I can con someone out of their GMK purple mods when I get there...after all what good is a keycon without the cons? Nobody will sell them :((
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ApocalypseMaow on Sat, 13 September 2014, 13:27:23
Keycon USA so played out. 2015 Keycon international. Let's bring GHCSGO to dream hack
Done!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Sat, 13 September 2014, 13:40:49
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)

Only been trying to get my hands on one for almost 2 years. Pls someone help me. WTB MX-Mini. WTS soul or whatever you want for it. PST

Did you know you could buy one from GON?  I mean this to sound less condescending than it sounds to me now.

I did, but I guess I was hoping for some of the cooler stuff I've seen around here as far as casing and stab plates go.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Sat, 13 September 2014, 13:49:15
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Sat, 13 September 2014, 15:38:05
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Sat, 13 September 2014, 15:49:21
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Wat.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Sat, 13 September 2014, 15:59:41
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Lace>leather so I think it's perfectly appropriate.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Sun, 14 September 2014, 00:55:16
Well with any luck I will have my custom project there along with some of my custom tooling that I will have done by then along with my smallfry board.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 14 September 2014, 10:50:47
I'll maybe have something

I don't know, I'll have to think of something.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dorkvader on Mon, 15 September 2014, 16:51:16
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)

I sold mine for an American custom.

Beats those puny made-in-korea cases.

Good thing there's at least 9 others, so there's a chance of one being brought to keycon even if I can't go.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Mon, 15 September 2014, 19:28:21
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Lace>leather so I think it's perfectly appropriate.

So the male design should be lace, then?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Mon, 15 September 2014, 19:29:49
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Lace>leather so I think it's perfectly appropriate.

So the male design should be lace, then?

Why not both?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: cherpalla on Mon, 15 September 2014, 22:28:45
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Lace>leather so I think it's perfectly appropriate.

So the male design should be lace, then?

Why not both?

 :-X

Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 15 September 2014, 22:31:00
Anyone have a Korean custom? ;)

I sold mine for an American custom.

Beats those puny made-in-korea cases.

Good thing there's at least 9 others, so there's a chance of one being brought to keycon even if I can't go.

I got your back.  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Thu, 18 September 2014, 08:46:59
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

Like string bikinis or thongs? Nipple shields?

;)

GeekHack manly thongs.

Would the girly thongs be considered inappropriate by the community do you think probably god what

Lace>leather so I think it's perfectly appropriate.

So the male design should be lace, then?

Why not both?

 :-X



ಠ⌣ಠ
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Neebio on Fri, 19 September 2014, 11:15:12
note: not because of the dorkvader, but because of the cold

LOOK, I CAN'T TOLERATE TEMPERATURES < 73f or > 78f OK!?!?  IS THAT SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND?


Bah, come to Montreal in February, it's just like 73f, but convert it in Celsius and add a minus sign in front of it  :))  Almost the same uh uh

So I'm less than 3 hours from Montreal and I've always wanted to come visit for winter carnival.

We should do a GH meetup then too. I have a "few" keyboards I can bring if you want. I know a lot of GHers live up in the montreal / laval area.


Wallethack is so unfair.

You guys should consider coming to Ottawa in the swing of winter.  Montreal is great and all, but we've got the worlds largest skating rink (7.8Km/4.85Miles), Winterlude is awesome for checking out sweet ice and snow sculptures and unleashing your inner child as you fly down ice slides and run through snow mazes, all while eating the tails of our national animal, the Beaver! (Note: Beaver Tails are a delicious pastry, not an actual part of the animal.)  And if you're into a little more adrenaline filled snow experience, some pretty good mountains are 20-40 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa for some good skiing/snowboarding.

....come to Ottawa! :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Fri, 19 September 2014, 12:14:54
Foe Gras + Poutine and any other evil Canadian comfort food
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Puddsy on Sun, 21 September 2014, 15:31:02
man i love poutine
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Binge on Mon, 22 September 2014, 12:56:33
I want a geekhack onesie.

/me chuckles in a sinister manner.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 22 September 2014, 12:58:32
I want a geekhack onesie.

/me chuckles in a sinister manner.

Foreshadowing mini binge?   :p
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Binge on Mon, 22 September 2014, 13:01:53
I want a geekhack onesie.

/me chuckles in a sinister manner.

Foreshadowing mini binge?   :p

I'm all the big baby I'll ever need.  No thnx.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: uprock7 on Wed, 08 October 2014, 12:56:57
I live in chicago, so having KeyCon would be awesome! Hopefully Ill have my GoN TKL built by then. Are there buyers and sellers at KeyCon? Or is it more of a meetup for us to talk and hang out?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 08 October 2014, 13:06:17
I live in chicago, so having KeyCon would be awesome! Hopefully Ill have my GoN TKL built by then. Are there buyers and sellers at KeyCon? Or is it more of a meetup for us to talk and hang out?

There's been a bit of buying/seller at the last few meetups I've been to but it's not the main focus. Not that you couldn't do so but I haven't seen a lot of it. Mostly it's a meetup to play with keyboards and hang out :).
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Wed, 08 October 2014, 14:15:57
I live in chicago, so having KeyCon would be awesome! Hopefully Ill have my GoN TKL built by then. Are there buyers and sellers at KeyCon? Or is it more of a meetup for us to talk and hang out?

I'll be there, so there's one seller.  It's being organized by i3oilermaker, so there's another.  It's like any other con, a couple people will be there to take you money in exchange for things.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Wed, 08 October 2014, 14:54:33
We should start to consider a date - I will get the ball rolling with mkawa
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Thu, 16 October 2014, 08:26:00
I think it would be awesome to try and get the public more involved [if we have the room?]. How much does it cost to reserve a hotel conference room for a day?

Also, Mkawa and i3oiler, this is for you; I will definitely be willing to make free flyers/programs/posters for this upcoming Keycon. Just PM me the details.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 16 October 2014, 10:29:03
I can look into it, but it could easily be a few thousand dollars to get a hotel space...
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ashort on Thu, 23 October 2014, 20:58:32
So...what is Keycon?  And why wouldn't you have it in a Super Bowl city.  Like Indianapolis!  Crossroads of America has my vote. 
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 24 October 2014, 18:49:22
hotel space is going to be way too expensive. a small community center might be possible, but honestly i think we'll fit fine in the venue from last year, and we'll have the full projector setup again, which you don't always get in community centers.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 24 October 2014, 19:23:00
So...what is Keycon?  And why wouldn't you have it in a Super Bowl city.  Like Indianapolis!  Crossroads of America has my vote. 

don't worry, we'll make sure to break a crucial hard drive at keycon so you have to come visit us ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Fri, 24 October 2014, 19:36:25
So...what is Keycon?

Keycon is where you go to be surrounded by thousands of dollars of keyboards while simultaneously fapping vigorously in your own mind.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Fri, 24 October 2014, 19:47:19
So...what is Keycon?

Keycon is where you go to be surrounded by thousands of dollars of keyboards while simultaneously fapping vigorously in your own mind.

Oh... You're supposed to do that in your mind?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Fri, 24 October 2014, 20:05:44
So...what is Keycon?

Keycon is where you go to be surrounded by thousands of dollars of keyboards while simultaneously fapping vigorously in your own mind.

Oh... You're supposed to do that in your mind?

Well it would be very awkward if someone came by and said - oh can I borrow some of that lube on your hands?  Gee thanks!  I'm not sure if it would void the warranty - just saying.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 24 October 2014, 23:07:58
hotel space is going to be way too expensive. a small community center might be possible, but honestly i think we'll fit fine in the venue from last year, and we'll have the full projector setup again, which you don't always get in community centers.

For the record I will NOT be bringing my entire PC for the next event.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sun, 26 October 2014, 20:26:13
I can look into it, but it could easily be a few thousand dollars to get a hotel space...

I looked into hotel spaces in Indianapolis.  It wasn't more than a couple hundred for a whole day.  But Chicago is different story, I imagine.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: apathy3cs on Tue, 28 October 2014, 00:51:32
Indianapolis is much cheaper in comparison to Chicago by far, but I would guess that the burbs would be a cheaper option as well.  I will try to attend but it will depend on the date chosen and work @.@

Next year is already looking like it will be busy.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dimamantra on Tue, 28 October 2014, 10:43:16
Are there any pictures from previous Key Cons? I haven't been able to locate any.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 28 October 2014, 10:45:13
Are there any pictures from previous Key Cons? I haven't been able to locate any.

Browse these two boards.  :)

2013: http://geekhack.org/index.php?board=150.0
2014: http://geekhack.org/index.php?board=168.0
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dimamantra on Tue, 28 October 2014, 12:41:26
Thank you!!!

I'm excited for the Chicago one - Hope I get to attend!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 29 October 2014, 06:53:51
Indianapolis is much cheaper in comparison to Chicago by far, but I would guess that the burbs would be a cheaper option as well.  I will try to attend but it will depend on the date chosen and work @.@

Next year is already looking like it will be busy.

Yea, don't have it in Indianapolis.  I just think that a space could be rented without having to drop thousands.  You could call some chain hotel off the interstate and they probably would be thrilled to have something in one of their conference rooms.  Not like they are a popular spot for conventions.

But free is always better.

Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 29 October 2014, 06:58:59
Ok, here is the first link from Google when I typed in Chicago meeting space.  Plenty of options in downtown for less $500.  I am sure the farther out one and less glamorous one gets from the city center, the rates only get cheaper.  And more negotiable. 

http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/chicago/Illinois
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: saturnotaku on Thu, 06 November 2014, 14:25:07
For the sake of costs, I would suggest having it out in the suburbs as well. There are dozens of places with rooms you could use.

I've done small meetings and conventions at this place (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chinw-chicago-marriott-northwest/). Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 06 November 2014, 14:37:54
So long as I can get there without having to take a toll road, or a 2 hour detour to get around said toll road, it works for me.

Can we start nailing down at least a couple week window?

I want to start planning my meetup but don't want to get to close to the con for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Thu, 06 November 2014, 14:41:13
For the sake of costs, I would suggest having it out in the suburbs as well. There are dozens of places with rooms you could use.

I've done small meetings and conventions at this place (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chinw-chicago-marriott-northwest/). Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.

It links me to "Hoffman Estates" LOLOL.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 06 November 2014, 14:43:44
For the sake of costs, I would suggest having it out in the suburbs as well. There are dozens of places with rooms you could use.

I've done small meetings and conventions at this place (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chinw-chicago-marriott-northwest/). Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.

It links me to "Hoffman Estates" LOLOL.

Don't make me mad or I'll ban you from the meetup.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: saturnotaku on Thu, 06 November 2014, 15:01:13
So long as I can get there without having to take a toll road, or a 2 hour detour to get around said toll road, it works for me.

From Waterloo, you can pretty much take US 20 all the way until you're within 15 miles of the hotel I linked to. It then intersects another highway that will essentially take you right there. It should be fairly easy to use Google Maps and use the "avoid toll roads" option.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 07 November 2014, 07:19:28
We don't pay for our use of the room in Chicago proper.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 07 November 2014, 09:23:21
We don't pay for our use of the room in Chicago proper.

The one at the university, correct?  One advantage of that space is easy accessibility via public transport.  A location out in the burbs will not have that advantage.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 07 November 2014, 09:25:18
We don't pay for our use of the room in Chicago proper.

The one at the university, correct?

Yes, that's the one mkawa is referring to.

One advantage of that space is easy accessibility via public transport.  A location out in the burbs will not have that advantage.

Agreed.

Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 07 November 2014, 19:29:48
there also isn't anything to do or anywhere to eat out in the burbs. as you can see from the group picture, there were many people who were deeply satisfied by the awesome restaurant last year.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 07 November 2014, 19:41:12
there also isn't anything to do or anywhere to eat out in the burbs.

Um untrue. One of the burbs contains the Galloping Ghosts arcade (I think). I'm 100% sure that will be a necessary field trip. And or the Barcade.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 07 November 2014, 19:42:23
Um untrue. One of the burbs contains the Galloping Ghosts arcade (I think). I'm 100% sure that will be a necessary field trip. And or the Barcade.

Also, if there wasn't food out there, how do the people survive??

Also also, that arcade is gonna be the bees knees, I can feel it.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Fri, 07 November 2014, 19:43:17
Um untrue. One of the burbs contains the Galloping Ghosts arcade (I think). I'm 100% sure that will be a necessary field trip. And or the Barcade.

Also, if there wasn't food out there, how do the people survive??

Also also, that arcade is gonna be the bees knees, I can feel it.

I don't want **** that is insect knees, kthx.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 07 November 2014, 20:03:57
they survive by eating each other ok. do i have to explain everything to you hoff?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Fri, 07 November 2014, 20:42:40
they survive by eating each other ok. do i have to explain everything to you hoff?

Makes sense.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 07 November 2014, 21:44:47
they survive by eating each other ok. do i have to explain everything to you hoff?

 :-[  Yes.  Don't you remember teaching me about pizza?  I don't know anything about food...  :(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 07 November 2014, 22:17:08
Speaking of food we should all go to DMK for some killer burgers when this happens.  ;D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Sat, 08 November 2014, 19:56:32
this burger bar of yours is a _very_ strong argument for staying in the city

ps, your pizza had people meat in it hoff. we were preparing you for the inevitable suburban apocalypse. think about it.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sat, 08 November 2014, 19:59:51
ps, your pizza had people meat in it hoff. we were preparing you for the inevitable suburban apocalypse. think about it.

 :eek:  Oh jesus oh golly of me oh my I don't wanna think about it!   :'(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nandop on Sun, 09 November 2014, 21:48:46
Maybe I can do it in my university for free? How many people are attending?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 10 November 2014, 06:20:17
I'm fairly sure that finding a place isn't the issue. I believe mkawa has a hookup and that's how we had a room in 2013. I think it's more along the lines of finding a date. But I could be misunderstanding.

And in 2013 there were around 40 people I think?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 10 November 2014, 07:22:31
spring break is looking like a good time right now. just think of it as nerd puerto vallarta. there are some very minor complications to do it during the academic year. ps, if you are college student in chicago, please pm me.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 10 November 2014, 08:27:24
I'm fairly sure that finding a place isn't the issue. I believe mkawa has a hookup and that's how we had a room in 2012. I think it's more along the lines of finding a date. But I could be misunderstanding.

And in 2012 there were around 40 people I think?

KeyCon OG was in 2013.   :-*
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 10 November 2014, 09:58:47
spring break is looking like a good time right now. just think of it as nerd puerto vallarta. there are some very minor complications to do it during the academic year. ps, if you are college student in chicago, please pm me.

My break is March 6th-15th I hope I can come!  :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Mon, 10 November 2014, 10:03:16
spring break is looking like a good time right now. just think of it as nerd puerto vallarta. there are some very minor complications to do it during the academic year. ps, if you are college student in chicago, please pm me.

My break is March 6th-15th I hope I can come!  :D

Is that pretty consistent with other student's spring break?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Puddsy on Mon, 10 November 2014, 12:14:07
spring break is looking like a good time right now. just think of it as nerd puerto vallarta. there are some very minor complications to do it during the academic year. ps, if you are college student in chicago, please pm me.

My break is March 6th-15th I hope I can come!  :D

Is that pretty consistent with other student's spring break?

Mine is the first full week of April.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Mon, 10 November 2014, 13:05:13
And in 2013 there were around 40 people I think?

40 people came ... after pizza 45 left.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Mon, 10 November 2014, 19:10:31
if you count the people meat in the pizza, 45 came and 45 people and/or people meat left
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 10 November 2014, 19:11:38

if you count the people meat in the pizza, 45 came and 45 people and/or people meat left

:eek:  you didn't mention people meat when you were teaching me how it's made!!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Tue, 11 November 2014, 05:57:24
then you wouldn't have eaten it.

duh
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 11 November 2014, 07:26:17
With all this planning around college spring breaks, if you do it anytime mid-April or later, then you avoid those breaks.  But then we have finals prep.  Then college students should be free by mid to late May in this part of the States.  We mostly work on the semester system in these parts, not that pesky quarter system the west coasties seem to love.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 11 November 2014, 20:06:02
May sounds like it'll work the best.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 11 November 2014, 20:09:22
I second May. Only problem with that is that I don't know when I have to train my new employees.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: jackalope on Tue, 11 November 2014, 20:21:42
there also isn't anything to do or anywhere to eat out in the burbs.

Um untrue. One of the burbs contains the Galloping Ghosts arcade (I think). I'm 100% sure that will be a necessary field trip. And or the Barcade.


Galloping Ghosts is amazing, you shall not be disappointed.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Wed, 12 November 2014, 07:01:59
may right after semester finals? that sounds pretty win
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nandop on Wed, 12 November 2014, 09:33:36
Yes, May!!!! My finals end on the 9th and it's going to be nice and warm and tree having sex all the time :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 12 November 2014, 10:07:55
tree having sex all the time :D

 :confused:  I-I don't know what this is, but I think I like it...  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nandop on Thu, 13 November 2014, 19:05:28
tree having sex all the time :D

 :confused:  I-I don't know what this is, but I think I like it...  ;)

Its nice! :D a trees sex organ is the flower, so lots of flowers I meant!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Fri, 14 November 2014, 12:41:17
there also isn't anything to do or anywhere to eat out in the burbs.

Um untrue. One of the burbs contains the Galloping Ghosts arcade (I think). I'm 100% sure that will be a necessary field trip. And or the Barcade.


Galloping Ghosts is amazing, you shall not be disappointed.

Galloping Ghosts is awesome - though the parking kind of sucks.  There are some pretty good restaurants in the area too.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sat, 22 November 2014, 09:28:13
What about May 16-17?  Or the next weekend, which is Memorial Day weekend?  Of course traveling on Memorial Day weekend is generally awful.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Sun, 23 November 2014, 20:05:04
memorial day weekend is awful and is definitely out.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: apathy3cs on Wed, 26 November 2014, 02:01:46
O'hare will also be a mess because of a convention occurring that weekend in that area. 
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dustinhxc on Thu, 27 November 2014, 09:32:37
Ill be in Chicago at the end of April probably!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dorkvader on Sat, 29 November 2014, 16:04:20
O'hare will also be a mess because of a convention occurring that weekend in that area. 

there's not _that_ many people going to keycon
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: apathy3cs on Sat, 29 November 2014, 17:56:00
O'hare will also be a mess because of a convention occurring that weekend in that area. 

there's not _that_ many people going to keycon

More meant the 30K people that take over Rosemont and the airport for ACEN.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nathaniel_h on Sun, 30 November 2014, 15:14:27
But you get to watch funny dressed up people walk around to the local McDonalds because there's no where else to eat! What's not fun about that?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Sun, 30 November 2014, 19:34:02
what convention is this? is it some kind of furry thing or something?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nathaniel_h on Sun, 30 November 2014, 19:39:05
Nah, it's just an Anime convention. There's a lot of cosplayers though. http://www.acen.org/
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 03 December 2014, 05:14:10
O Hare is always a mess.  It's like the fifth busiest airport in the world.  It handles an average of over 183,000 passengers per day.  Once they finish the runway configuration, it most likely will be more.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: SamirD on Thu, 04 December 2014, 07:17:43
I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this as Chicago is practically in my back yard.  What should I bring?  Never been to one of these before.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 04 December 2014, 07:21:06
I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this as Chicago is practically in my back yard.  What should I bring?  Never been to one of these before.

- Yourself and maybe friends/family/sig other
- Anything keyboard and keyboard accessory related
- Appetite. If it's like any other meetup, we'll eat well :)
- Good vibes :D
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 04 December 2014, 08:34:06
I'm going to have to keep my eye out for this as Chicago is practically in my back yard.  What should I bring?  Never been to one of these before.

- Yourself and maybe friends/family/sig other
- Anything keyboard and keyboard accessory related
- Appetite. If it's like any other meetup, we'll eat well :)
- Good vibes :D

Sigh

And a Kendama or five
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Dreamre on Tue, 09 December 2014, 11:32:19
Canada pls...:'(...
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: osman99 on Tue, 09 December 2014, 17:36:58
What about May 16-17?  Or the next weekend, which is Memorial Day weekend?  Of course traveling on Memorial Day weekend is generally awful.
but it could be my birthday party as well eh..? may 17 a day all about me... and keyboards of course 
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Thu, 11 December 2014, 21:13:04
so a few of us have talked and we are now floating the weekend of may 16-17. it will definitely be in the city, but we're not sure where yet. how does this sound to people?

a bit of a roll call would be nice. holler if you'd like to go and can make that weekend, or if you'd like to go and can't make that weekend.

if you don't want to go then  :llama: i guess
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: geniekid on Thu, 11 December 2014, 21:15:02
so a few of us have talked and we are now floating the weekend of may 16-17. it will definitely be in the city, but we're not sure where yet. how does this sound to people?

a bit of a roll call would be nice. holler if you'd like to go and can make that weekend, or if you'd like to go and can't make that weekend.

if you don't want to go then  :llama: i guess

At this time I fully plan to attend.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 11 December 2014, 21:38:14
I will be attending!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:01:54
I'm in
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:06:11
"shabooya sha sha shabooya ROLL CALL!
my name is TJ, i refuse to DJ,
and when i spit it, everyone say
Pls stahp. Shabooya sha sha shabooya ROLL CALL!"
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:09:28
Pls stahp.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:20:10
Count me and the wife in.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 11 December 2014, 22:20:49
I'll definitely be there.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Fri, 12 December 2014, 06:55:42
I can most likely make those dates.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 12 December 2014, 13:11:33
so a few of us have talked and we are now floating the weekend of may 16-17. it will definitely be in the city, but we're not sure where yet. how does this sound to people?

a bit of a roll call would be nice. holler if you'd like to go and can make that weekend, or if you'd like to go and can't make that weekend.

if you don't want to go then  :llama: i guess


You can count me in.  I'll bring party favors.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Fri, 12 December 2014, 13:11:58
I'll be there barring unexpected work or family conflicts.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 12 December 2014, 14:27:15
I'll be there barring unexpected work or family conflicts.

Eliminate both and you won't have any more conflicts.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Fri, 12 December 2014, 16:30:04
Also won't have any money to get to Keycon.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Fri, 12 December 2014, 18:18:34
Also won't have any money to get to Keycon.

Um, have you ever hid in the cargo hold of a plane?  Come on, get creative.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: jackalope on Sat, 20 December 2014, 15:04:34
I will be in attendance.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: honoka on Thu, 25 December 2014, 20:39:06
Would it be considered "worth" to fly in from Sweden for this? Someone mentioned food...
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Wed, 31 December 2014, 12:21:53
Would it be considered "worth" to fly in from Sweden for this? Someone mentioned food...

All depends what you value.  Do not expect a big time convention experience, but rather a smaller gathering with a few dozen interesting, smart people at most, and lots of keyboards.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ninjadoc on Thu, 01 January 2015, 22:44:41
Any dates on this?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 02 January 2015, 15:51:25
i believe we're still looking at the weekend of may 16.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: sorijealut on Mon, 05 January 2015, 00:15:42
It so happens I live in Chicago.

Boy oh boy.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Mon, 05 January 2015, 00:18:19
smart people at most, and lots of keyboards.

Don't worry, I'll be there to ring down the average IQ a few points  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: nandop on Mon, 05 January 2015, 13:31:09
I'm in like superhero movies!! They are so in right now.. am I right?!  :p
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: katushkin on Sun, 11 January 2015, 09:58:28
I hate you all for living in the USA and being able to go to this awesome event when I can't :(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: drewba on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:28:51
I've read through most of this thread and several links in the keycon archive; what exactly is Keycon? Is it just a GH get together? Demos, classes, trading, selling? Is there an itinerary? Basically what would I be getting myself in to?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:51:30
I've read through most of this thread and several links in the keycon archive; what exactly is Keycon? Is it just a GH get together? Demos, classes, trading, selling? Is there an itinerary? Basically what would I be getting myself in to?

Check out the archived events subforums for Keycon 2013 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=150.0) and Keycon 2014 (organization (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=167.0), live-posting (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=169.0), media (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=168.0)).  This should give you an idea of what goes down at the events.

You should expect keyboards, friends, food, kendama (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60595.0), presentations, and other geekiness.  There will be a rough itinerary put together with slots for the various presentations and food, but a lot of the time will be meeting people and talking.  And eating.   ^-^   Expect much ice cream.   :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: SpAmRaY on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:56:25
Also won't have any money to get to Keycon.

Write a book. Sell lots and lots of copies. Win. ;)

PS: I will see if I can talk the wife into going to Chicago for the weekend since I'm only ~7hrs away.  8)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: drewba on Wed, 14 January 2015, 10:57:53
I've read through most of this thread and several links in the keycon archive; what exactly is Keycon? Is it just a GH get together? Demos, classes, trading, selling? Is there an itinerary? Basically what would I be getting myself in to?

Check out the archived events subforums for Keycon 2013 (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=150.0) and Keycon 2014 (organization (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=167.0), live-posting (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=169.0), media (https://geekhack.org/index.php?board=168.0)).  This should give you an idea of what goes down at the events.

You should expect keyboards, friends, food, kendama (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60595.0), presentations, and other geekiness.  There will be a rough itinerary put together with slots for the various presentations and food, but a lot of the time will be meeting people and talking.  And eating.   ^-^   Expect much ice cream.   :thumb:

Cool, thanks Hoffman!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: eth0s on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:28:04
I've read through most of this thread and several links in the keycon archive; what exactly is Keycon? Is it just a GH get together? Demos, classes, trading, selling? Is there an itinerary? Basically what would I be getting myself in to?

Most of Keycon is a lot of fun.  However, I'd be willing to skip the anal probing of first-time attendees this year, tbh.  Dunno what that has to do with keyboards.  But hey, I guess it wouldn't be Keycon without at least a little anal probing, amirite? 
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:28:26
And eating.   ^-^   Expect much ice cream.   :thumb:

A lot of food. A serious amount of food (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=60489.0). And I guess keyboards.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: drewba on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:41:27
I've read through most of this thread and several links in the keycon archive; what exactly is Keycon? Is it just a GH get together? Demos, classes, trading, selling? Is there an itinerary? Basically what would I be getting myself in to?

Most of Keycon is a lot of fun.  However, I'd be willing to skip the anal probing of first-time attendees this year, tbh.  Dunno what that has to do with keyboards.  But hey, I guess it wouldn't be Keycon without at least a little anal probing, amirite?
If you're skipping the probing, I'm not going. Don't deny me the full experience!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 14 January 2015, 11:43:17
We were just trying to protect your Clacks from theft eth0s...maybe a little too enthusiastically.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 19 January 2015, 13:28:26
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 19 January 2015, 15:16:43
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 19 January 2015, 15:33:03
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.

Yeah, there are three beds and then a few couches. I need to figure out how many people I'm ok with having over. I'd like to judge the interest, so far it's just you and CPT.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:23:29
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.

Yeah, there are three beds and then a few couches. I need to figure out how many people I'm ok with having over. I'd like to judge the interest, so far it's just you and CPT.

Dude I'm in for this, for sure.  Bed/couch/floor/whatever.  Would love to hang with Hoff and the Capn, and get to know new people as well. :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:24:24
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.

Yeah, there are three beds and then a few couches. I need to figure out how many people I'm ok with having over. I'd like to judge the interest, so far it's just you and CPT.

Dude I'm in for this, for sure.  Bed/couch/floor/whatever.  Would love to hang with Hoff and the Capn, and get to know new people as well. :thumb:

YES YES YES, hash is coming!!  :eek:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:24:50
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.

Yeah, there are three beds and then a few couches. I need to figure out how many people I'm ok with having over. I'd like to judge the interest, so far it's just you and CPT.

Dude I'm in for this, for sure.  Bed/couch/floor/whatever.  Would love to hang with Hoff and the Capn, and get to know new people as well. :thumb:

Sweet, you're on the list.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: FrostyToast on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:29:23
If any Canadians are going, I promise, I'm not an axe murderer.
I've been rehabilitated and now I only use keyboards for that kind of stuff. Aside from social workers.
Everyone on GH knows that you shouldn't hit a social worker with a keyboard.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 20 January 2015, 23:37:51
Just putting this out again. There are roughly 2-3 spots open at my house for people to crash if they want. Maybe more if people don't mind couches. Just ask and I'll add you to the dibs list and contact you through PM as the event approaches.  :thumb:

Oh wait those spots are for beds??  I'm fine with the floor, lol.

Yeah, there are three beds and then a few couches. I need to figure out how many people I'm ok with having over. I'd like to judge the interest, so far it's just you and CPT.

Dude I'm in for this, for sure.  Bed/couch/floor/whatever.  Would love to hang with Hoff and the Capn, and get to know new people as well. :thumb:

Sweet, you're on the list.

I'd take a spot, but I'll more than likely be staying at my cousin's place.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Wed, 21 January 2015, 00:35:14
Sweet, you're on the list.

Awesome!  Thank you good sir.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Wildcard on Wed, 21 January 2015, 00:53:38
I'm pretty sure I could drive there for a weekend trip, I'm just glad it's something semi close to me. I'll probably do a hotel unless I find somewhere else to stay.

Now the real question... how many keyboards can I fit in my car.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 21 January 2015, 08:54:34
Now the real question... how many keyboards can I fit in my car.

Not enough!   :))
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Wed, 21 January 2015, 09:05:35
I'm pretty sure I could drive there for a weekend trip, I'm just glad it's something semi close to me. I'll probably do a hotel unless I find somewhere else to stay.

Now the real question... how many keyboards can I fit in my car.

This only becomes a question once you've stolen everyone else's boards and are making your escape  ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Wed, 21 January 2015, 09:19:25
I'm pretty sure I could drive there for a weekend trip, I'm just glad it's something semi close to me. I'll probably do a hotel unless I find somewhere else to stay.

Now the real question... how many keyboards can I fit in my car.

This only becomes a question once you've stolen everyone else's boards and are making your escape  ;)

Speaking of transporting large amounts of keyboards.  I will never forget jcrouse wheeling stacks of kustoms into KeyCon on a dolly.  :))

Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Wed, 21 January 2015, 09:24:52
jcrouse's stack was insane @.@. He must have made like 6 trips to get all his boards upstairs.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: FrostyToast on Wed, 21 January 2015, 09:25:50
jcrouse's stack was insane @.@. He must have made like 6 trips to get all his boards upstairs.

God dammit someone bring me to keycon!
I need to see all of this glory!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ander on Sat, 31 January 2015, 04:02:38
So, er, okay, KeyCon. You've got special shirts. And there are cool KBs to see. And I assume you bring along some of your own KBs to show each other.

But then what do you do? Sit around and type? Couldn't you do that at home?

I love KBs as much as anyone here. I'm just  trying to picture this, though... In the long run, wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mashby on Sat, 31 January 2015, 12:41:33
So, er, okay, KeyCon. You've got special shirts. And there are cool KBs to see. And I assume you bring along some of your own KBs to show each other.

But then what do you do? Sit around and type? Couldn't you do that at home?

I love KBs as much as anyone here. I'm just  trying to picture this, though... In the long run, wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?

There's a whole other dynamic to it in that you're hanging out with people just as passionate about keyboards as you are. There's a lot of camaraderie and shared interests beyond keyboards that make the trip worthwhile. You're hanging out with your friends, swapping stories and making new ones.

Even if you're new to the community, I highly encourage attending if you can. It's a ton of fun.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Sat, 31 January 2015, 13:05:28
jcrouse's stack was insane @.@. He must have made like 6 trips to get all his boards upstairs.

Some things you never forget.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Sat, 31 January 2015, 14:40:37
jcrouse's stack was insane @.@. He must have made like 6 trips to get all his boards upstairs.

Some things you never forget.

Yeah, the wife has forbidden me from taking my entire PC again.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sat, 31 January 2015, 15:35:41
So, er, okay, KeyCon. You've got special shirts. And there are cool KBs to see. And I assume you bring along some of your own KBs to show each other.

But then what do you do? Sit around and type? Couldn't you do that at home?

I love KBs as much as anyone here. I'm just  trying to picture this, though... In the long run, wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?

Dude I was in the same boat as you but then I was able to attend a small meetup that Hoff hosted and it was great, we talked about way more than keyboards. Everyone I've talked to from GH has some other hobby in common with me other than keyboards, also they've mostly been really cool guys.  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Sat, 31 January 2015, 15:57:37
So, er, okay, KeyCon. You've got special shirts. And there are cool KBs to see. And I assume you bring along some of your own KBs to show each other.

But then what do you do? Sit around and type? Couldn't you do that at home?

I love KBs as much as anyone here. I'm just  trying to picture this, though... In the long run, wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?

Dude I was in the same boat as you but then I was able to attend a small meetup that Hoff hosted and it was great, we talked about way more than keyboards. Everyone I've talked to from GH has some other hobby in common with me other than keyboards, also they've mostly been really cool guys.  :thumb:

 :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ander on Sun, 15 February 2015, 09:32:09
Quote from: mashby
Quote from: Ander
So, er, okay, KeyCon... Then what do you do? Sit around and type?... Wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?

There's a whole other dynamic to it in that you're hanging out with people just as passionate about keyboards as you are. There's a lot of camaraderie and shared interests beyond keyboards that make the trip worthwhile...

I suppose people who're obsessed with KBs might be more likely to obsess over similar things, too—accordions, or dominoes, or those pill containers people use who need to organize their medication by days of the week... Or Necco wafers you unwrap and line up by colour... Or those doorbell demo displays they have in hardware stores...

Quote from: mashby
Even if you're new to the community, I highly encourage attending if you can. It's a ton of fun.

That'd be great. However, I can just imagine myself saying to my wife, "Hey, Sweetie, I'm thinking about spending $1K or so flying to Chicago and staying in a hotel and eating out all the time so I can hang around with some other guys and talk about computer keyboards." And then wondering why I've had my credit cards confiscated.

Quote from: Joey Quinn
Dude I was in the same boat as you but then I was able to attend a small meetup that Hoff hosted and it was great, we talked about way more than keyboards. Everyone I've talked to from GH has some other hobby in common with me other than keyboards, also they've mostly been really cool guys.

I totally get that. And actually, I'd go even if all you did do was sit around talking about KBs for days and days. I was just pretending to be non-obsessive. It was a novel experience, but not something I'd want to do very often.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Mon, 23 February 2015, 23:33:23
I need to make a new t-shirt design soon...or maybe perhaps something other than t-shirts. :]

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=69176.0
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: dante on Tue, 03 March 2015, 09:53:19
So, er, okay, KeyCon. You've got special shirts. And there are cool KBs to see. And I assume you bring along some of your own KBs to show each other.

But then what do you do? Sit around and type? Couldn't you do that at home?

I love KBs as much as anyone here. I'm just  trying to picture this, though... In the long run, wouldn't it be sort of like a solitaire convention?

At the first keyboard gathering I've been to (dangwang) it was held at a bowling alley..  Sometime after wards some guys came up and said "what are you doing with all the keyboards here?"  Like a group of introverts I don't remember anyone replying to them.

Afterwards I came up with what could have been an awesome reply: "The local drug cartels are running a contest to see who can smuggle the most narcotics in a keyboard without being detected."
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 03 March 2015, 11:36:56
Is anyone here a student at UIC or any other Chicago university where we could secure a room?  Please PM me.

I have some options, but they are pricey.  I would much rather get some free space from a university.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 03 March 2015, 12:05:41
Is anyone here a student at UIC or any other Chicago university where we could secure a room?  Please PM me.

I have some options, but they are pricey.  I would much rather get some free space from a university.


I wonder if there was a way to get a cheap meeting space on Craigslist or something.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 10 March 2015, 00:12:33
It's looking like DePaul doesn't have any rooms for us to use but I'm talking to a dean later this week to figure out for sure.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 10 March 2015, 07:56:43
http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925

Looks like we can get rooms for the day for $250? Someone could local could start calling and scoping places out. I don't know the area at all so it wouldn't be much good if I cold called and booked a place.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 10 March 2015, 09:20:32
http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925

Looks like we can get rooms for the day for $250? Someone could local could start calling and scoping places out. I don't know the area at all so it wouldn't be much good if I cold called and booked a place.

It wouldn't take much for Geekhack to crowdfund $250 for a meeting space.  Not like we don't have money laying around.  Although some places charge extra for AV equipment, and may not allow outside food.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 10 March 2015, 09:22:42
It's looking like DePaul doesn't have any rooms for us to use but I'm talking to a dean later this week to figure out for sure.

DePaul would be awesome please let me know what you find out.

http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925

Looks like we can get rooms for the day for $250? Someone could local could start calling and scoping places out. I don't know the area at all so it wouldn't be much good if I cold called and booked a place.

I'll take a look through here - thanks for the link.  I really want to get something booked this week.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 10 March 2015, 09:55:17
It's looking like DePaul doesn't have any rooms for us to use but I'm talking to a dean later this week to figure out for sure.

DePaul would be awesome please let me know what you find out.

http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925

Looks like we can get rooms for the day for $250? Someone could local could start calling and scoping places out. I don't know the area at all so it wouldn't be much good if I cold called and booked a place.

I'll take a look through here - thanks for the link.  I really want to get something booked this week.

I recommend low balling venues on their stated price, or asking for free add-ons.  Worth the try.  From their perspective, if they are having trouble filling the space, any money they make is better than nothing.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: RavenII on Wed, 11 March 2015, 09:00:39
It's looking like DePaul doesn't have any rooms for us to use but I'm talking to a dean later this week to figure out for sure.

DePaul would be awesome please let me know what you find out.

http://www.evenues.com/Meeting-Spaces/Chicago/Illinois/?id=5c6f7575-bb36-4a5c-ac45-f859d612b925

Looks like we can get rooms for the day for $250? Someone could local could start calling and scoping places out. I don't know the area at all so it wouldn't be much good if I cold called and booked a place.

I'll take a look through here - thanks for the link.  I really want to get something booked this week.

I recommend low balling venues on their stated price, or asking for free add-ons.  Worth the try.  From their perspective, if they are having trouble filling the space, any money they make is better than nothing.

He's 100% correct, I used to work for the Swissotel Downtown (IT) and dude, you wouldn't believe...multibillion dollar corps. would have that one twat that would haggle for EVERY little thing. Knock off 20-30 grand off their bill...it was unreal. They expect it to be honest.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 17 March 2015, 10:39:59
So I've got good news and bad news about DePaul.

Good news is we can get a room. Bad news is it'll cost money unless we get a student organization to host it. I'm currently working on getting the exact price.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 17 March 2015, 10:44:53
Yeee! Finally a lead!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Tue, 17 March 2015, 10:56:08
So I've got good news and bad news about DePaul.

Good news is we can get a room. Bad news is it'll cost money unless we get a student organization to host it. I'm currently working on getting the exact price.

PM sent - I have a quote for a room in a nice hotel in the suburbs - that is my backup plan right now, but if this is cheap enough maybe we can make it happen.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Tue, 17 March 2015, 10:59:00
So I've got good news and bad news about DePaul.

Good news is we can get a room. Bad news is it'll cost money unless we get a student organization to host it. I'm currently working on getting the exact price.

Time to get on your knees ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Tue, 17 March 2015, 11:03:58
So I've got good news and bad news about DePaul.

Good news is we can get a room. Bad news is it'll cost money unless we get a student organization to host it. I'm currently working on getting the exact price.

Time to get on your knees ;)

(http://www.catholicvote.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Tebow2.jpg)

Am I doing it right?








Sorry this is my first time.  :-[
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: apathy3cs on Wed, 18 March 2015, 00:58:10
Maybe worth digging around to find information of their organizations as well?
http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/StudentOrganizations.aspx

It looks like the Linux Community is on facebook.  surprisingly can't find the Gaming Club around.
https://www.facebook.com/depaul.linux
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:25:57
Anyone interested in going climbing on the friday night before keycon? There's a great gym near chicago.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:26:48
Anyone interested in going climbing on the friday night before keycon? There's a great gym near chicago.

/me needs to get in shape...  :|
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: heedpantsnow on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:37:21
Sorry, what are the dates?  I sometimes travel up there.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:39:46
Anyone interested in going climbing on the friday night before keycon? There's a great gym near chicago.

/me needs to get in shape...  :|

So do I, I lost a ton of strength and endurance after my... um... break...

 :p
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: mkawa on Fri, 20 March 2015, 20:49:48
may 16!

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67621.0
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: heedpantsnow on Fri, 20 March 2015, 21:16:18
Aw shucks I will be in Peru May 16th.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 20 March 2015, 22:07:16
Apparently the wife has already booked our hotel.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: exitfire401 on Fri, 20 March 2015, 22:25:21
Guess I should officially withdraw my RSVP. I got a new job and will be moving that week now. Ridiculously sad, but this job means that I should be able to make the next few events!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 20 March 2015, 22:40:42
Guess I should officially withdraw my RSVP. I got a new job and will be moving that week now. Ridiculously sad, but this job means that I should be able to make the next few events!
:( You'll be missed.

I'll bring the kingsaver for you. ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sat, 21 March 2015, 18:31:42
Guess I should officially withdraw my RSVP. I got a new job and will be moving that week now. Ridiculously sad, but this job means that I should be able to make the next few events!
:( You'll be missed.

I'll bring the kingsaver for you. ;)

:(  Shame you can't come, exit... Next time though!

Joey, if you need a hand with the Kingsaver, let me know.   ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Mon, 23 March 2015, 08:08:14
Aw shucks I will be in Peru May 16th.

The country or the one in Indiana?  Because the country is overrated, I would just skip it.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 26 March 2015, 00:42:47
My 1 year GH anniversary is the day before keycon, sounds like a reason to party. Who's in?  :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: abjr on Fri, 27 March 2015, 11:55:53
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 27 March 2015, 12:21:37
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:15:12
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.

Dude, I AM in Chicago, and want to check out some boards!...Wait, do you happen to have a HHKB?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:16:40
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.

Dude, I AM in Chicago, and want to check out some boards!...Wait, do you happen to have a HHKB?
I'm not currently in Chicago but I will be all summer.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:20:01
I'm not currently in Chicago but I will be all summer.

No worries, I'll see most of you guys at Keycon....if you're coming.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:29:01
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.

Can I come??   ^-^ ^-^
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:30:34
Need to get my hotel arrangements set up.... Everything close to venue so expense.

Maybe I can stay where I did last time and make hoofverso or cba give me plentiful rides...
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:45:37
Need to get my hotel arrangements set up.... Everything close to venue so expense.

Maybe I can stay where I did last time and make hoofverso or cba give me plentiful rides...

 :thumb:   I can give rides if needed.  Only downside might be that I'm staying pretty close to the venue so I'd have to drive out to wherever you'll be, but I'm not sure how far that would be.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 27 March 2015, 17:53:12
Need to get my hotel arrangements set up.... Everything close to venue so expense.

Maybe I can stay where I did last time and make hoofverso or cba give me plentiful rides...

 :thumb:   I can give rides if needed.  Only downside might be that I'm staying pretty close to the venue so I'd have to drive out to wherever you'll be, but I'm not sure how far that would be.
If Hoff or CPT is driving you, the Sheraton and Renaissance are close to my house.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: RavenII on Fri, 27 March 2015, 19:10:22
Need to get my hotel arrangements set up.... Everything close to venue so expense.

Maybe I can stay where I did last time and make hoofverso or cba give me plentiful rides...

 :thumb:   I can give rides if needed.  Only downside might be that I'm staying pretty close to the venue so I'd have to drive out to wherever you'll be, but I'm not sure how far that would be.

I'd be willing to give rides also, I also live about 10 minutes away from there, but I don't mind driving...
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Fri, 27 March 2015, 19:50:22
I think the only spot in my car is claimed but I could use a larger on if necessary.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 27 March 2015, 23:58:47
I'll be driving up as long as the gas prices stay below $3. Actually I'll probably drive up anyways just so I can bring the collection and have room to buy other stuff if that option comes up.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: RavenII on Sat, 28 March 2015, 12:13:40
I'll be driving up as long as the gas prices stay below $3. Actually I'll probably drive up anyways just so I can bring the collection and have room to buy other stuff if that option comes up.

Buy?...I didn't even consider that there'll be buying and selling of stuff...crap. Gotta start saving for that now....
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: SamirD on Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:53:27
Going to see if I can drive down from Milwaukee that weekend, but I don't know yet if I'll be in Milwaukee that weekend, or free.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evangs on Mon, 30 March 2015, 17:24:12
I rented a car and will have 3 seats available if need be.  I'll be getting in late Friday night.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Sun, 12 April 2015, 20:20:05
Anyone want a free hybrid switch Commodore Amiga? I have 50+ and don't want any of them. They're these boards. http://imgur.com/a/RwY2W
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evangs on Mon, 13 April 2015, 00:40:30
Anyone want a free hybrid switch Commodore Amiga? I have 50+ and don't want any of them. They're these boards. http://imgur.com/a/RwY2W

put me down for 1
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: ImpendingxDoom on Mon, 13 April 2015, 03:00:57
Anyone want a free hybrid switch Commodore Amiga? I have 50+ and don't want any of them. They're these boards. http://imgur.com/a/RwY2W

I am all over that
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 14 April 2015, 13:00:24
Here's an idea for those who will be in town for more than a day: Does anyone want to get dim sum? I think that'd be a lot of fun. Good way to chat and chill for a while. I think there's a few of us who are going to be in town for a couple of days before and after the actual meetup on Saturday.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evangs on Tue, 14 April 2015, 13:09:47
Here's an idea for those who will be in town for more than a day: Does anyone want to get dim sum? I think that'd be a lot of fun. Good way to chat and chill for a while. I think there's a few of us who are going to be in town for a couple of days before and after the actual meetup on Saturday.

that sounds fun, I'll be in town late Friday night through Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Tue, 14 April 2015, 14:22:38
that sounds fun, I'll be in town late Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

Cool I was thinking Sunday morning maybe? I'll be in town Thursday night through Monday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you :).
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: evangs on Tue, 14 April 2015, 14:30:14
that sounds fun, I'll be in town late Friday night through Sunday afternoon.

Cool I was thinking Sunday morning maybe? I'll be in town Thursday night through Monday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting you :).

that sounds good, I look forward to meeting you as well!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Binge on Tue, 14 April 2015, 22:24:29
Here's an idea for those who will be in town for more than a day: Does anyone want to get dim sum? I think that'd be a lot of fun. Good way to chat and chill for a while. I think there's a few of us who are going to be in town for a couple of days before and after the actual meetup on Saturday.

BingeXCPT cook-off!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:03:39
Foosball tournament!!!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tjcaustin on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:05:38
Here's an idea for those who will be in town for more than a day: Does anyone want to get dim sum? I think that'd be a lot of fun. Good way to chat and chill for a while. I think there's a few of us who are going to be in town for a couple of days before and after the actual meetup on Saturday.

BingeXCPT cook-off!!!

I'd smoke both you scrubs.

And serve you with a delicious baked potato salad and cole slaw.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:06:53


Foosball tournament!!!
I would be down to school all you guys, but I only know city bars that have tables.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:08:14
I would be down to school all you guys, but I only know city bars that have tables.

You'd school me, my offense is pretty weak because I normally play doubles and I prefer defense. I'm better at scoring with a 2 bar than I am with a 3 bar.  :))
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:10:54
I'm horrible at foosball but I'm willing to get better.

BingeXCPT cook-off!!!

I'd smoke both you scrubs.

And serve you with a delicious baked potato salad and cole slaw.

I wonder if I'd be delicious served like that.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Binge on Thu, 23 April 2015, 15:28:36
I'm horrible at foosball but I'm willing to get better.

BingeXCPT cook-off!!!

I'd smoke both you scrubs.

And serve you with a delicious baked potato salad and cole slaw.

I wonder if I'd be delicious served like that.

CPT is finger licking good.  But in all srs u better bring your dumpling game CPT :)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Thu, 23 April 2015, 16:12:18
Foosball tournament!!!
I would be down to school all you guys, but I only know city bars that have tables.

I'm ready.  I know I'll be schooled, but it should still be fun.   :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Thu, 23 April 2015, 16:44:48
So...who is bringing the table?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Thu, 23 April 2015, 16:56:46
So...who is bringing the table?
Break into your work and use the tornado?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Fri, 24 April 2015, 11:13:58
So...who is bringing the table?

I don't understand the dilemma.  :-*

I have a table in my office
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Sun, 26 April 2015, 20:46:41
You guys have all been diligently practicing kendama for the last year, right? I expect to see some wild ****.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 27 April 2015, 08:53:01
You guys have all been diligently practicing kendama for the last year, right? I expect to see some wild ****.

Does attempting a catch and having the ball hit me count as wild ****?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hashbaz on Mon, 27 April 2015, 13:27:09
You guys have all been diligently practicing kendama for the last year, right? I expect to see some wild ****.

*looks pointedly at Cap'n*

Does attempting a catch and having the ball hit me count as wild ****?

If it hits you in the crotch, yes.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Mon, 27 April 2015, 16:45:40
Does attempting a catch and having the ball hit me count as wild ****?

If it hits you in the crotch, yes.

This is why you don't Kendama sitting down. :( Learned that one the hard way.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 27 April 2015, 16:49:26
Does attempting a catch and having the ball hit me count as wild ****?

If it hits you in the crotch, yes.

This is why you don't Kendama sitting down. :( Learned that one the hard way.

I just need to Kendama every once in a while, I think I've only picked mine up a few times.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Mon, 27 April 2015, 16:58:27
If you'd like to see me hit myself in the nuts and cry, I will be unhappily able to perform that for you hashbaz.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: vivalarevolución on Tue, 28 April 2015, 08:28:36
If anyone would like, I could provide musical entertainment for the event.  So far I know how to play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and Ode to Joy on the viola, and various other short folk tunes and children's songs.  I'll take requests for any other simple songs on the alto clef D major scale.  Also, I'm not very good, so it probably won't be enjoyable entertainment.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Tue, 28 April 2015, 08:38:05
Also, I'm not very good, so it probably won't be enjoyable entertainment.

This sounds right up my alley.  Let's do it!   :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: abjr on Sun, 03 May 2015, 23:59:45
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.

It was fun, thanks JQ! :thumb:
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Joey Quinn on Mon, 04 May 2015, 00:03:44
Just found out I have to travel to Chicago for work from 4/30 to 5/4. So close :(

If you want to see some cool boards n **** hit me up while you're in Chicago and we can get lunch.

It was fun, thanks JQ! :thumb:
Yeah man, nice meeting and talking to ya. Thanks for lunch!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Synjin on Thu, 07 May 2015, 09:48:24
So what would be the final plans for keycon? I just booked my hotel since the one where the convention is being held at is full.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Thu, 14 May 2015, 00:38:23
I'll be printing and cutting these out at the conference hotel XD

I figured it would be nice for those online who are watching liveblogs/streaming. :thumb:

(http://i.imgur.com/BakBGcu.png)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Thu, 14 May 2015, 05:03:57
What if... There is no streaming?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: tgujay on Thu, 14 May 2015, 06:48:25
I'll be printing and cutting these out at the conference hotel XD

I figured it would be nice for those online who are watching liveblogs/streaming. :thumb:

Show Image
(http://i.imgur.com/BakBGcu.png)


Noice!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Melvang on Fri, 15 May 2015, 00:36:49
Alexiss and I are at the hotel?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Fri, 15 May 2015, 02:05:07
Alexiss and I are at the hotel?

Lastpilot and coconut are there too but I think they're sleeping. Hoff, Joey quinn, jd, and I are ten mins away in two diff locations.
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hwood34 on Sat, 16 May 2015, 09:26:55
I'll have plenty of spare gate blues and blacks if anyone wants to solder em up and try em out
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: i3oilermaker on Sat, 16 May 2015, 09:43:16
ROOM IS OPEN FOR SETUP
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: CPTBadAss on Sat, 16 May 2015, 10:00:32
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/05/16/58cce8595d234bff5e8766055f7160c1.jpg)

We're in the Vienna room
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Coconut on Sat, 16 May 2015, 10:08:16
Follow Keycon2015 on instagram for photos and mini vids!
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hwood34 on Sat, 16 May 2015, 19:19:23
Follow Keycon2015 on instagram for photos and mini vids!
pretty pics of pretty people ;)
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: hwood34 on Sat, 16 May 2015, 22:11:41
Plans for tmrw?
Title: Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: HoffmanMyster on Sat, 16 May 2015, 22:15:14
Attention! I think I left my iPhone charger (green lightning cable) in the conference room. Did anyone collect it? Please help! I love you forever.   <3
Title: KeyCon Chicago plans?
Post by: Lastpilot on Sat, 16 May 2015, 22:19:14
Attention! I think I left my iPhone charger (green lightning cable) in the conference room. Did anyone collect it? Please help! I love you forever.   <3
Gonna go check the room now.

Edit: wasn't there so someone musta grabbed it for you

Plans for tmrw?
Definitely get Anson's number, he can keep you in the loop. ;)