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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #150 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
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #151 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. Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #152 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.
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #153 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. Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.

It links me to "Hoffman Estates" LOLOL.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #154 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. Nice hotel, friendly staff, and located right off Interstate 90 about 30 minutes from O'Hare.

It links me to "Hoffman Estates" LOLOL.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #155 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.

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« Reply #156 on: Fri, 07 November 2014, 07:19:28 »
We don't pay for our use of the room in Chicago proper.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #157 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.
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #158 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.


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« Reply #159 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.

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« Reply #160 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.

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« Reply #161 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.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #162 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.

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« Reply #163 on: Fri, 07 November 2014, 20:03:57 »
they survive by eating each other ok. do i have to explain everything to you hoff?

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #164 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.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #165 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...  :(

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #166 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
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« Reply #167 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.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #168 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.

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #169 on: Sun, 09 November 2014, 21:48:46 »
Maybe I can do it in my university for free? How many people are attending?
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #170 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?
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« Reply #171 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.

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« Reply #172 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.   :-*

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #173 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
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #174 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?

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #175 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.
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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #176 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.

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« Reply #177 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

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #178 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!!

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« Reply #179 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 05:57:24 »
then you wouldn't have eaten it.

duh

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Re: KeyCon Chicago plans?
« Reply #180 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.
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« Reply #181 on: Tue, 11 November 2014, 20:06:02 »
May sounds like it'll work the best.
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« Reply #182 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.
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« Reply #183 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.


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« Reply #184 on: Wed, 12 November 2014, 07:01:59 »
may right after semester finals? that sounds pretty win

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« Reply #185 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
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« Reply #186 on: Wed, 12 November 2014, 10:07:55 »
tree having sex all the time :D

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« Reply #187 on: Thu, 13 November 2014, 19:05:28 »
tree having sex all the time :D

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Its nice! :D a trees sex organ is the flower, so lots of flowers I meant!
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« Reply #188 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.

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« Reply #189 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.
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« Reply #190 on: Sun, 23 November 2014, 20:05:04 »
memorial day weekend is awful and is definitely out.

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« Reply #191 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. 

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« Reply #192 on: Thu, 27 November 2014, 09:32:37 »
Ill be in Chicago at the end of April probably!

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« Reply #193 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

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« Reply #194 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.

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« Reply #195 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?

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« Reply #196 on: Sun, 30 November 2014, 19:34:02 »
what convention is this? is it some kind of furry thing or something?

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« Reply #197 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/

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« Reply #198 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.
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« Reply #199 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.