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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #350 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 12:23:42 »
I'm proud to announce some collabos for Keycon that I've been working on.

HP x CBA - Stickers

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HipsterPunks was kind enough to donate his artistic stylings and time to this project. I'm going to run these and either SPE or the Keycon logofrom my T shirt buy as stickers to give out.

Melvang x CBA - Keycap pullers

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I've commissioned Melvang to make keycap pullers for Keycon. I'll be giving them away there. Melvang was kind enough to donate his knot typing skills and work on this giveaway project with me.

These guys deserve way more credit than I do for all the work they've done. Thank you guys.



I'll also have some keycaps to give away including a Turtle Power keycap set.

yeah... I'm going to need that on a shirt...

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #351 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 13:04:54 »
Any plans to do one closer to the midwest again?
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #352 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 13:10:06 »
Any plans to do one closer to the midwest again?

Yes - but it will likely be next spring.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #353 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 13:52:51 »
So at what time do we have to show up?
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #354 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 22:51:16 »
Haven't been following the thread but I had an idea... If someone has the equipment and space you should set up a little photo booth for snapping shots of keyboards and artisan caps etc.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #355 on: Tue, 10 June 2014, 23:30:15 »
dianoda did this last keycon and i've love to do this again, but don't have the lighting hardware that he had (which is not at all cheap). if we can gather the photographers who will be going, we can probably put something together though

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #356 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 16:21:56 »
dianoda did this last keycon and i've love to do this again, but don't have the lighting hardware that he had (which is not at all cheap). if we can gather the photographers who will be going, we can probably put something together though

To be fair, we could do something somewhat similar on the cheap with a white sheet and outside, assuming it isn't overcast.  Then, depending on how that turns out, we can touch up and polish in lightroom (which I have a copy of on my mac mini).

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #357 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 18:20:59 »
Yes but your mac mini will be in texas, not the bay area.

Also yes, what time is this going down?
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #358 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 19:21:22 »
Yes but your mac mini will be in texas, not the bay area.

Also yes, what time is this going down?

Anson, in the future, there's this thing called the internet.  And part of the internet lets you load up a large amount of files to transfer to someone far away. 

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #359 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 19:22:16 »
LA LA LA LA LA LA

All I can hear is your excuses about not coming to Keycon.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #360 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 20:40:33 »
YOU GUYS I'M GOING TO KEYCON!!  I'M NOT ON CALL THAT WEEKEND, SO I'M GOING TO BUY A TICKET TOMORROW.  #HYPE

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #361 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 20:49:37 »
YOU GUYS I'M GOING TO KEYCON!!  I'M NOT ON CALL THAT WEEKEND, SO I'M GOING TO BUY A TICKET TOMORROW.  #HYPE
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #362 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 20:50:23 »
YES, I CALL BIG SPOON.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #363 on: Wed, 11 June 2014, 21:58:41 »
YES, I CALL BIG SPOON.

I CALL BIG LITTLE SPOON.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #364 on: Thu, 12 June 2014, 13:56:10 »
Tentative start time is 9 am on Saturday. Address is:

724support.com
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Mt. View, CA 94043 USA

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #365 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 01:09:31 »
I will be 28 on July 13 - But I will be on holiday in Amsterdam! But I hope you have an awesome time.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #366 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 09:01:33 »
Buy stuff from my sales thread so I can purchase my airfare! :))
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #367 on: Fri, 13 June 2014, 09:05:43 »
Buy stuff from my sales thread so I can purchase my airfare! :))

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #368 on: Sat, 14 June 2014, 09:57:38 »


I had stickers made. Shoutouts to HipsterPunks for the design and BunnyLake who helped me print them! These are going to be Keycon exclusive. I may try and get other stickers made as well. Get Geekhacked at Keycon.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #369 on: Sat, 14 June 2014, 10:38:15 »
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I had stickers made. Shoutouts to HipsterPunks for the design and BunnyLake who helped me print them! These are going to be Keycon exclusive. I may try and get other stickers made as well. Get Geekhacked at Keycon.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #370 on: Sat, 14 June 2014, 10:57:02 »
Should I order extra shirts to sell at the Con?
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #371 on: Sat, 14 June 2014, 11:51:29 »
I personally think it would be a good idea.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #372 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:33:30 »
those are some sweet stickers

and yah, more shirts, totally

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #373 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 01:38:51 »
Ok, but I'm not ordering too many extra shirts since I have a GB thread running right now.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #374 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 09:48:23 »
Just a few. The nature of this type of thing is preorder. The moment you are stuck with 1 extra shirt, the process starts to suck and become a chore. Any shirts at Keycon need to sell a couple dollars higher (not cheaper, saving on shipping) since CAPTBadAss is lugging them around the country. Remember that.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #375 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:48:40 »
oh right, i keep forgetting to place me order.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #376 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:52:35 »
Is it better to fly in to SJC or SFO? Would someone be willing to pick me up from either on Friday?
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #377 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:53:26 »
I'm getting picked up at SFO on Friday. I can ask my ride if he's ok with getting you. SJC is technically closer to the venue I think. And I'm not sure where you're staying.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #378 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 11:59:47 »
Is it better to fly in to SJC or SFO? Would someone be willing to pick me up from either on Friday?

SJC is physically closer to Mountain View, SFO is closer by transit convenience.

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« Reply #379 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 15:40:48 »
SJO is much closer to the venue. if you come in to SFO, you'll need to take two trains down to mountain view or your hotel; you'll bart to milpitas, and from there you have to take caltrain down to mountain view.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #380 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 16:10:13 »
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Keycon West 2014. Any idea how many will attend?

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« Reply #381 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 16:38:12 »
Really disappointed i am unable to make it, unfortunatly my worked blocked me from taking a vacation that week but i look forward to watching the live stream and hanging in IRC
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #382 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 21:36:00 »
I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at Keycon West 2014. Any idea how many will attend?
trying to get a roll call here http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59456.0

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #383 on: Fri, 20 June 2014, 10:43:24 »
Anyone in the NY/NJ area planning on going? I'm thinking about it, but It would be nice to travel with someone else. Travelling alone is boring.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #384 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 20:20:11 »
What if I told you.....dorkvader and I are organizing a kendama competition? Winner gets recruited to be on our team. We're amazing.
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« Reply #385 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 20:34:12 »
What if I told you.....dorkvader and I are organizing a kendama competition? Winner gets recruited to be on our team. We're amazing.

Hmmm, never heard of it before. A quick google search reminds me of the "cup and ball" game. Will we have time to practice before the competition? :-X

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« Reply #386 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 20:36:02 »

What if I told you.....dorkvader and I are organizing a kendama competition? Winner gets recruited to be on our team. We're amazing.

Too bad I'm not going to be around, my skills blossomed at the cottage bro. I should make an edit for you :P

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« Reply #387 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 20:43:26 »
What if I told you.....dorkvader and I are organizing a kendama competition? Winner gets recruited to be on our team. We're amazing.

Hmmm, never heard of it before. A quick google search reminds me of the "cup and ball" game. Will we have time to practice before the competition? :-X


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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #388 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 20:56:33 »
No time to practice. We only want the best raw talent to mold into shape. Like Girlshark :D

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« Reply #389 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 21:18:23 »
What if I told you.....dorkvader and I are organizing a kendama competition? Winner gets recruited to be on our team. We're amazing.

Hmmm, never heard of it before. A quick google search reminds me of the "cup and ball" game. Will we have time to practice before the competition? :-X


No time to practice. We only want the best raw talent to mold into shape. Like Girlshark :D

Where do you even pick these up. I don't think anywhere local carries it, but I know amazon has everything - so I should probably look there.

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« Reply #391 on: Tue, 24 June 2014, 22:04:27 »
Where do you even pick these up. I don't think anywhere local carries it, but I know amazon has everything - so I should probably look there.

I rock a KendamaUSA kendama that I picked up in Chicago :D. Their website works fine too. Halverson bought his from eBay but I like KendamaUSA.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #392 on: Wed, 25 June 2014, 14:31:42 »
I got an orzoa kendama from them: they're great!

IIRC, the good CPT has a blue tribute

I just booked tickets from July 9 - 15. See you there!
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #393 on: Sun, 29 June 2014, 10:57:04 »
Is there a roster of people who are planning to attend?  I need to know how many to expect.

Also, it would be good to know how much horizontal space I need to provide for people's keyboard collections and other displays.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #394 on: Sun, 29 June 2014, 11:11:11 »
there's a tentative list of people in the organizational thread:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=59456.0

as far as horizontal space: hard to say. It really depends on how many kbs HaaTa is bringing.

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #396 on: Mon, 30 June 2014, 21:50:40 »
Welp I'm going to try to bring as many prototypes as possible.  I can't wait for this meet up and meet y'all.  I've got so many questions!!!
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #397 on: Thu, 03 July 2014, 13:48:33 »
Looking for hotels in the area. I just want to confirm the events address since it is not in the op. A quick google for 727suport in mountain view gave me this.

1077 Independence Ave, Mountain View, CA.

Is that correct?

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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #398 on: Thu, 03 July 2014, 13:54:41 »
Yes. The website, 724support.com, is in huge red letters in the OP. The address then can be found here. But you're right, the address should be put somewhere more conspicuous.
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Re: KEYCON WEST 2014!
« Reply #399 on: Thu, 03 July 2014, 14:06:04 »
Yeah that is where I found the address. I knew it was hosted by 727support but wanted to confirm it was in their building.

I don't think it would hurt to add it to the OP by the schedule. Thanks for the confirmation.