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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #50 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:56:39 »
Telepresence?  Needs robots invent, so everyone can attend no matter where they are.

Maybe in 2063?

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #51 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 01:59:59 »
Telepresence?  Needs robots invent, so everyone can attend no matter where they are.

Maybe in 2063?

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Actually I was thinking something more like this.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #52 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 02:07:38 »
Sounds familiar...

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #54 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 02:09:55 »
Sounds familiar...

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Now if only that was real and not a TV prop ...
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #55 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 02:12:31 »
Maybe have a wall of laptops with members who can't be there Skyped in so we can sit down and chat with them. Put little name tags above each monitor.  :)

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #56 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 02:25:49 »
Sounds familiar...

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Now if only that was real and not a TV prop ...

Actually I think it was real, it looks a lot like Texai...

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #57 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 02:45:53 »
Make the skype robots all look like this!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 05:32:00 »
Sounds familiar...

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Now if only that was real and not a TV prop ...

Actually I think it was real, it looks a lot like Texai...

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Oh cool!  Want!!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 06:49:33 »
Big ups to Binge for the livestream, that was awesome. Other than that... next on on the west coast/ east coast? (maybe alternate?)

Just FYI, Keycon West should be happening in early 2014. Mkawa was saying it would be in LA-area or San Francisco-area.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 06:52:55 »
Big ups to Binge for the livestream, that was awesome. Other than that... next on on the west coast/ east coast? (maybe alternate?)

Just FYI, Keycon West should be happening in early 2013. Mkawa was saying it would be in LA-area or San Francisco-area.
CPT, I think you meant early 2014.

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« Reply #61 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 07:38:05 »
I sure did. Thanks!
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 09:32:03 »
So new...

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 15:29:58 »
I really like the name tags! Super useful for id-ing people


My one gripe with them is the avatars were a bit small. I really id people via the avatars more so than the names.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 15:31:58 »
I really like the name tags! Super useful for id-ing people


My one gripe with them is the avatars were a bit small. I really id people via the avatars more so than the names.

Seconded.  And I'll add that I would have liked to see their real names on the name tag in addition, at least as an option if the person approved it.  I like to use real names in person and I kept forgetting people's names.  :P

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 15:46:39 »
I really like the name tags! Super useful for id-ing people


My one gripe with them is the avatars were a bit small. I really id people via the avatars more so than the names.

Seconded.  And I'll add that I would have liked to see their real names on the name tag in addition, at least as an option if the person approved it.  I like to use real names in person and I kept forgetting people's names.  :P

Some people prefer the mystery!

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 15:47:45 »
I really like the name tags! Super useful for id-ing people


My one gripe with them is the avatars were a bit small. I really id people via the avatars more so than the names.

Seconded.  And I'll add that I would have liked to see their real names on the name tag in addition, at least as an option if the person approved it.  I like to use real names in person and I kept forgetting people's names.  :P

Some people prefer the mystery!

Well everyone told me their real name anyway, so it shouldn't be an issue.  But that's why I said optional.  :P

Edit:  Unless you meant that some people wouldn't want to see other people's real names?

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 15:57:33 »
I really like the name tags! Super useful for id-ing people


My one gripe with them is the avatars were a bit small. I really id people via the avatars more so than the names.

Seconded.  And I'll add that I would have liked to see their real names on the name tag in addition, at least as an option if the person approved it.  I like to use real names in person and I kept forgetting people's names.  :P

Some people prefer the mystery!

Well everyone told me their real name anyway, so it shouldn't be an issue.  But that's why I said optional.  :P

Edit:  Unless you meant that some people wouldn't want to see other people's real names?

Either way. I'm not really sure I always want to know who people really are haha.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 17:47:27 »
Overall, I thought it was a blast and I had tons-of-fun. This was the first one and although there were too many unknowns and things left to chance, everything came together rather nicely. Reading through all the feedback, I'm thrilled that everyone appeared to have a great time, would like to make it more awesome and come back next year.

There's always room for improvement in any event, regardless of how successful they are, below are my thoughts.

What I'd Like To See Next Time
1. Host the event at a hotel instead of a campus
   - Allows for reserving a block of rooms
   - Makes transportation easier since most hotels have shuttles
   - Allows for the Con to run a full-day, or possibly two days
   - Makes socializing easier after the official events

2. Have An official signup form
   - Allows for a proper headcount
   - No need to have people confirm
   - Capture Name tag information (choose what you want to see on your tag)

3. Charge A Registration Fee
   - Make it inexpensive, like $10
   - Can be used to cover lunch
   - Should be based on what the cost of the event is, minus vendor contributions
   - Requires that those that register commit to the event.

4. Assign Responsibilities
   - Dedicated "MC" to keep things on schedule and in order
   - Dedicated "A/V". Binge and Hoff did a great job and very grateful they took charge of it
   - A bunch of other small tasks that can be assigned to a volunteer

5. More Planning
   - You can never have enough, but...
   - Creating a specific agenda and then building around it
   - Registration of speakers/presenters
   - Specific events, opportunities for vendors to present/donate/participate

6. "Blue Sky" Ideas
   - Typing competition (mentioned already)
   - Workshops
      - How to make a USB Cable
      - How to lube a switch
      - etc
   - Spouse activities
   - Awards dinner
   - Sifo Photo Booth
      - Life-size cardboard cutout of Sifo
      - Get your picture taken with him
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 18:10:52 »
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

Or Miami!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 19:31:05 »
Oh great, now I'm reading mashby's post in his voice.......
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 19:42:28 »
Oh great, now I'm reading mashby's post in his voice.......

I did that too!  Makes everything much better.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 20:35:02 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

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« Reply #73 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 20:40:35 »
But the money spent on the venue at the hotel would save a lot of people a lot of money with parking / cab costs.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 20:41:32 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 20:54:05 »
Overall, I thought it was a blast and I had tons-of-fun. This was the first one and although there were too many unknowns and things left to chance, everything came together rather nicely. Reading through all the feedback, I'm thrilled that everyone appeared to have a great time, would like to make it more awesome and come back next year.

There's always room for improvement in any event, regardless of how successful they are, below are my thoughts.

What I'd Like To See Next Time
1. Host the event at a hotel instead of a campus
   - Allows for reserving a block of rooms
   - Makes transportation easier since most hotels have shuttles
   - Allows for the Con to run a full-day, or possibly two days
   - Makes socializing easier after the official events

2. Have An official signup form
   - Allows for a proper headcount
   - No need to have people confirm
   - Capture Name tag information (choose what you want to see on your tag)

3. Charge A Registration Fee
   - Make it inexpensive, like $10
   - Can be used to cover lunch
   - Should be based on what the cost of the event is, minus vendor contributions
   - Requires that those that register commit to the event.

4. Assign Responsibilities
   - Dedicated "MC" to keep things on schedule and in order
   - Dedicated "A/V". Binge and Hoff did a great job and very grateful they took charge of it
   - A bunch of other small tasks that can be assigned to a volunteer

5. More Planning
   - You can never have enough, but...
   - Creating a specific agenda and then building around it
   - Registration of speakers/presenters
   - Specific events, opportunities for vendors to present/donate/participate

6. "Blue Sky" Ideas
   - Typing competition (mentioned already)
   - Workshops
      - How to make a USB Cable
      - How to lube a switch
      - etc
   - Spouse activities
   - Awards dinner
   - Sifo Photo Booth
      - Life-size cardboard cutout of Sifo
      - Get your picture taken with him
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

7.  Make mashby the official KeyCon organizer.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 21:00:34 »
Also this -
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 21:10:55 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

I'm okay spending a bit of money to make the experience smoother and more enjoyable.  I suspect a few people might agree?

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #78 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 21:48:46 »
I would probably be willing to spend up to 50 if it meant I didn't have to drive around somewhere like Chicago and try and navigate traffic and find temp/cheap parking.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 21:56:09 »
2 Keycons would be a good setup, like PAX. I would say Keycon Chicago and Keycon LA(or bay area) would be great but that does make it ****ty for the East Coasters. Also: Keycon EU maybe? Merging something with DT would also be pretty awesome.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:10:19 »
Overall, I thought it was a blast and I had tons-of-fun. This was the first one and although there were too many unknowns and things left to chance, everything came together rather nicely. Reading through all the feedback, I'm thrilled that everyone appeared to have a great time, would like to make it more awesome and come back next year.

There's always room for improvement in any event, regardless of how successful they are, below are my thoughts.

What I'd Like To See Next Time
1. Host the event at a hotel instead of a campus
   - Allows for reserving a block of rooms
   - Makes transportation easier since most hotels have shuttles
   - Allows for the Con to run a full-day, or possibly two days
   - Makes socializing easier after the official events

2. Have An official signup form
   - Allows for a proper headcount
   - No need to have people confirm
   - Capture Name tag information (choose what you want to see on your tag)

3. Charge A Registration Fee
   - Make it inexpensive, like $10
   - Can be used to cover lunch
   - Should be based on what the cost of the event is, minus vendor contributions
   - Requires that those that register commit to the event.

4. Assign Responsibilities
   - Dedicated "MC" to keep things on schedule and in order
   - Dedicated "A/V". Binge and Hoff did a great job and very grateful they took charge of it
   - A bunch of other small tasks that can be assigned to a volunteer

5. More Planning
   - You can never have enough, but...
   - Creating a specific agenda and then building around it
   - Registration of speakers/presenters
   - Specific events, opportunities for vendors to present/donate/participate

6. "Blue Sky" Ideas
   - Typing competition (mentioned already)
   - Workshops
      - How to make a USB Cable
      - How to lube a switch
      - etc
   - Spouse activities
   - Awards dinner
   - Sifo Photo Booth
      - Life-size cardboard cutout of Sifo
      - Get your picture taken with him
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

7.  Make mashby the official KeyCon organizer.
8. Disallow any talking by mkawa

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:12:18 »
Overall, I thought it was a blast and I had tons-of-fun. This was the first one and although there were too many unknowns and things left to chance, everything came together rather nicely. Reading through all the feedback, I'm thrilled that everyone appeared to have a great time, would like to make it more awesome and come back next year.

There's always room for improvement in any event, regardless of how successful they are, below are my thoughts.

What I'd Like To See Next Time
1. Host the event at a hotel instead of a campus
   - Allows for reserving a block of rooms
   - Makes transportation easier since most hotels have shuttles
   - Allows for the Con to run a full-day, or possibly two days
   - Makes socializing easier after the official events

2. Have An official signup form
   - Allows for a proper headcount
   - No need to have people confirm
   - Capture Name tag information (choose what you want to see on your tag)

3. Charge A Registration Fee
   - Make it inexpensive, like $10
   - Can be used to cover lunch
   - Should be based on what the cost of the event is, minus vendor contributions
   - Requires that those that register commit to the event.

4. Assign Responsibilities
   - Dedicated "MC" to keep things on schedule and in order
   - Dedicated "A/V". Binge and Hoff did a great job and very grateful they took charge of it
   - A bunch of other small tasks that can be assigned to a volunteer

5. More Planning
   - You can never have enough, but...
   - Creating a specific agenda and then building around it
   - Registration of speakers/presenters
   - Specific events, opportunities for vendors to present/donate/participate

6. "Blue Sky" Ideas
   - Typing competition (mentioned already)
   - Workshops
      - How to make a USB Cable
      - How to lube a switch
      - etc
   - Spouse activities
   - Awards dinner
   - Sifo Photo Booth
      - Life-size cardboard cutout of Sifo
      - Get your picture taken with him
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

7.  Make mashby the official KeyCon organizer.
8. Disallow any talking by mkawa

+1 on number 8 during presentations
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:16:06 »
Looks like quite the epic event guys! I really wish I could have been there after looking through all of the pictures and seeing some familiar faces and plenty of unknowns.

just think, if I would have been there, it would have been a 500% increase in number of 1800 boards being shown off ;) Glad there was at least 2 of them though. maybe 2014 I can hope

time to go look through the rest of these threads and pictures and see what else I missed
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:17:31 »
Overall, I thought it was a blast and I had tons-of-fun. This was the first one and although there were too many unknowns and things left to chance, everything came together rather nicely. Reading through all the feedback, I'm thrilled that everyone appeared to have a great time, would like to make it more awesome and come back next year.

There's always room for improvement in any event, regardless of how successful they are, below are my thoughts.

What I'd Like To See Next Time
1. Host the event at a hotel instead of a campus
   - Allows for reserving a block of rooms
   - Makes transportation easier since most hotels have shuttles
   - Allows for the Con to run a full-day, or possibly two days
   - Makes socializing easier after the official events

2. Have An official signup form
   - Allows for a proper headcount
   - No need to have people confirm
   - Capture Name tag information (choose what you want to see on your tag)

3. Charge A Registration Fee
   - Make it inexpensive, like $10
   - Can be used to cover lunch
   - Should be based on what the cost of the event is, minus vendor contributions
   - Requires that those that register commit to the event.

4. Assign Responsibilities
   - Dedicated "MC" to keep things on schedule and in order
   - Dedicated "A/V". Binge and Hoff did a great job and very grateful they took charge of it
   - A bunch of other small tasks that can be assigned to a volunteer

5. More Planning
   - You can never have enough, but...
   - Creating a specific agenda and then building around it
   - Registration of speakers/presenters
   - Specific events, opportunities for vendors to present/donate/participate

6. "Blue Sky" Ideas
   - Typing competition (mentioned already)
   - Workshops
      - How to make a USB Cable
      - How to lube a switch
      - etc
   - Spouse activities
   - Awards dinner
   - Sifo Photo Booth
      - Life-size cardboard cutout of Sifo
      - Get your picture taken with him
      - Multiple backdrops so you can have your photo in Paris, Hawaii, or the great pyramids.

7.  Make mashby the official KeyCon organizer.
8. Disallow any talking by mkawa

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:18:53 »
Mashby's list was really nice but I really would like more socializing time. We didn't have nearly enough of that. And we could've really sped up the presentations and introductions. I interrupted a few times too =\
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:19:20 »
Looks like quite the epic event guys! I really wish I could have been there after looking through all of the pictures and seeing some familiar faces and plenty of unknowns.

just think, if I would have been there, it would have been a 500% increase in number of 1800 boards being shown off ;) Glad there was at least 2 of them though. maybe 2014 I can hope

time to go look through the rest of these threads and pictures and see what else I missed
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #86 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:20:29 »
Looks like quite the epic event guys! I really wish I could have been there after looking through all of the pictures and seeing some familiar faces and plenty of unknowns.

just think, if I would have been there, it would have been a 500% increase in number of 1800 boards being shown off ;) Glad there was at least 2 of them though. maybe 2014 I can hope

time to go look through the rest of these threads and pictures and see what else I missed
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #87 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:21:13 »
I completely agree. Socializing is the number one thing to me. Even if the other person is always wrong, or so I was told.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #88 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:21:44 »
Looks like quite the epic event guys! I really wish I could have been there after looking through all of the pictures and seeing some familiar faces and plenty of unknowns.

just think, if I would have been there, it would have been a 500% increase in number of 1800 boards being shown off ;) Glad there was at least 2 of them though. maybe 2014 I can hope

time to go look through the rest of these threads and pictures and see what else I missed
I had 3 or 4 NIB vintage Cherry boards I never broke out. Needed more space   :)

I'm sure you've posted them before, but I cannot remember you posting any non custom made boards as you have such a crazy epic collection john :)
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 22:30:06 »
Looks like quite the epic event guys! I really wish I could have been there after looking through all of the pictures and seeing some familiar faces and plenty of unknowns.

just think, if I would have been there, it would have been a 500% increase in number of 1800 boards being shown off ;) Glad there was at least 2 of them though. maybe 2014 I can hope

time to go look through the rest of these threads and pictures and see what else I missed
I had 3 or 4 NIB vintage Cherry boards I never broke out. Needed more space   :)

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 23:01:21 »
Would alos love to see some audio equipment there next time as well. I'll bring the scotch!  :thumb:

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 23:06:40 »
yes, audio equipment would be really cool.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 19 August 2013, 23:11:49 »
yes, audio equipment would be really cool.

I'll bring pictures.  No way am I hauling that around.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #93 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 01:52:04 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #94 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 06:03:36 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

I'm okay spending a bit of money to make the experience smoother and more enjoyable.  I suspect a few people might agree?

Total cost could end up being cheaper if we reduce transportation costs and do not have to worry about parking.  Not to mention the cost of time and energy of running around the city.
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #95 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 07:24:06 »
+1 to Mashby - agree 100% with everything mentioned.

Only drawback to using hotel space is that it will prob cost more than 10 bucks a head unless we go to a dumpy hotel.

I'm okay spending a bit of money to make the experience smoother and more enjoyable.  I suspect a few people might agree?

Total cost could end up being cheaper if we reduce transportation costs and do not have to worry about parking.  Not to mention the cost of time and energy of running around the city.

True.  I didn't have to pay much since I didn't stay in a hotel, but a different location would require that and that's got extra costs and logistical issues.  Good point.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #96 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 07:26:11 »
yes, audio equipment would be really cool.


Would alos love to see some audio equipment there next time as well. I'll bring the scotch!  :thumb:

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #97 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 07:40:44 »
I wish I could have gone :(
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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #98 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 07:43:25 »
I wish I could have gone :(
As do we, tipo. Hopefully next time.

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Re: Keycon After thoughts?
« Reply #99 on: Tue, 20 August 2013, 07:52:55 »
I wish I could have gone :(
As do we, tipo. Hopefully next time.
I plan on attending the 2014 one.  Maybe planning ??   Depending on location of course.

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