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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #200 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 11:57:30 »
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

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« Reply #201 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:00:54 »
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #202 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:05:42 »
I still haven't tried pho yet. :(

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #203 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:06:32 »
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn.
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #204 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 12:53:09 »
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn.
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.

I need to try another Al's Italian Beef.  Everyone hypes it up but the one I tried in Downers Grove SUCKED.

Portillos is what is good out here. :p

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #205 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:13:28 »
Italian Beef sandwhich. An amazing Chinatown where mistakemistake and I went *really ****ing hard* on the dim sum. I've been fiending for some real ramen.

In general, stupid SeriousEats is always posting amazing food porn.
Al's Italian Beef is awesome and I'm in for dim sum.

I need to try another Al's Italian Beef.  Everyone hypes it up but the one I tried in Downers Grove SUCKED.

Portillos is what is good out here. :p

Al's is definitely different from Portillo's, luckily there's an Al's down the block from where we'll be.

From Chicago can confirm.

Also on the topic of food, we need to hit up the Sheffield DMK. They've got top notch burgers.

Want top notch? Dude, down the block from where we'll be, by Lehigh and Devon, there's a joint called Ivy's burgers. Man, my mouth just watered.

Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #206 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:17:03 »
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:19:33 »
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)

If I'm being honest it's really overrated. Unless you're cool with going out in the box and jumping to freak out people then it's kinda fun.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #208 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:32:04 »
Pizza, hot dogs...what else does Chicago have to offer?

...A chrome bean? Ummm, Maxwell St, Speed and Red light cameras EVERYwhere...and I think that's it. OH! The sloppy people in Wrigglyville.

Don't forget about that out-cropping at the top of the old Sears Tower!  (I haven't actually been)

If I'm being honest it's really overrated. Unless you're cool with going out in the box and jumping to freak out people then it's kinda fun.

I figured as much.  It does make for some fun pictures though.  :P

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #209 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 14:43:26 »
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Catch a concert
- Fountain Pen Chasing: Century Pens, Paradise Pens, Montblanc Boutique
- Arcades/Barcades including Galloping Ghosts
- Retro Video Game hunting
- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers
- I like thrift stores for keyboard spotting or just generally looking for odd things
- Wandering around (parks, weird neighborhoods, downtown, etc)
- Museum of Science and Industry: I heard this was a lot of fun
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #210 on: Wed, 25 March 2015, 22:03:40 »
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers

I've been wanting to buy more New Balance but all the top tier stuff is one width only :(

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #211 on: Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:50:44 »
Things I'd love to do in Chicago that isn't Keycon or eating way too much:

- Catch a concert
- Fountain Pen Chasing: Century Pens, Paradise Pens, Montblanc Boutique
- Arcades/Barcades including Galloping Ghosts
- Retro Video Game hunting
- Hit up Saint Alfred or any place that might have cool sneakers
- I like thrift stores for keyboard spotting or just generally looking for odd things
- Wandering around (parks, weird neighborhoods, downtown, etc)
- Museum of Science and Industry: I heard this was a lot of fun
These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.


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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #212 on: Sat, 28 March 2015, 21:55:55 »
Man that's a great attendance list.  I'd really like to go

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #213 on: Sat, 28 March 2015, 22:00:55 »
What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.

I think there's going to be some presentations and then we hang out. It's not really as organized as people make it seem to be. There might be some buying and selling depending on if people bring stuff or not but it's not like a trade show where it's guaranteed to have a ton of free swag and tons of buying and selling. I'll probably have a few things to give away and sell personally but I won't speak for anyone else.

Usually Geekhack meetups and Keycon is just a gathering of GHers and we chat about keyboards, play with keyboards, and eat food.

These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

I think there's a few of us who are planning on spending some extra time in Chicago to do a bunch of that stuff on the list. Not sure what everyone's schedule is like and this time around, it looks like it's only going to be one "official" day. In the past we've had 2 day Keycons.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #214 on: Sun, 29 March 2015, 00:04:48 »
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.

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« Reply #215 on: Sun, 29 March 2015, 00:08:38 »
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.

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« Reply #216 on: Sun, 29 March 2015, 21:19:01 »
Sign me up!

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« Reply #217 on: Sun, 29 March 2015, 21:24:00 »
If I can get my ducks in a row and be there, I'll have some cables both as swag and to sell.  Just dunno how much or if I'll even have time to get them done.  Other than that, I'll sell sifo and halverso's bodies.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #218 on: Mon, 30 March 2015, 08:41:35 »
Sign me up!

I've been watching your videos for a long time; look forward to meeting you! :)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #219 on: Mon, 30 March 2015, 17:15:56 »
do we have a room block at the venue?

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« Reply #220 on: Mon, 30 March 2015, 23:31:31 »
There is no official block, there should be availability if you book in advance

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« Reply #221 on: Tue, 31 March 2015, 00:22:06 »
Sign me up!

I've been watching your videos for a long time; look forward to meeting you! :)

We'll see you there! I'm looking forward to this meetup.

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« Reply #222 on: Tue, 31 March 2015, 09:44:09 »
oh dear, i have to buy tickets for this.. :/

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« Reply #223 on: Thu, 02 April 2015, 07:15:05 »
Boilermaker, any chance that you could your paypal email account for donations in the OP?  That way it would be easier for us to toss you some cash to help pay for the venue.   ;)
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« Reply #224 on: Thu, 02 April 2015, 09:10:00 »
Yes - as mentioned previously donations are accepted at info@techkeys.us

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« Reply #225 on: Mon, 06 April 2015, 07:33:55 »
blurp. something's come up and i'm not sure i'll be able to make this. please assume i can't; if someone else could bring the tripod, that would be great.

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« Reply #226 on: Mon, 06 April 2015, 18:44:03 »
blurp. something's come up and i'm not sure i'll be able to make this. please assume i can't; if someone else could bring the tripod, that would be great.

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« Reply #227 on: Mon, 06 April 2015, 18:58:52 »
unfortunately it looks likely that there will be a significant work deadline that particular week. i'll know more in a few days.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #228 on: Tue, 07 April 2015, 10:41:26 »
What's the agenda for Keycon?  Never been to one, but have been a fan of real keyboards from the time I started on PCs in the late 1980s.

I'm down as a maybe as I don't know my work schedule yet for that weekend.

I think there's going to be some presentations and then we hang out. It's not really as organized as people make it seem to be. There might be some buying and selling depending on if people bring stuff or not but it's not like a trade show where it's guaranteed to have a ton of free swag and tons of buying and selling. I'll probably have a few things to give away and sell personally but I won't speak for anyone else.

Usually Geekhack meetups and Keycon is just a gathering of GHers and we chat about keyboards, play with keyboards, and eat food.

These would actually make some great side tours in 'off-time'.

I think there's a few of us who are planning on spending some extra time in Chicago to do a bunch of that stuff on the list. Not sure what everyone's schedule is like and this time around, it looks like it's only going to be one "official" day. In the past we've had 2 day Keycons.
Sounds like a great time with some fellow keyboard enthusiasts.  I hope I can make it.  I'll probably know the week before if I can come or not.


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« Reply #229 on: Tue, 07 April 2015, 18:25:47 »
sorry folks, the deadline date came in today and it's exactly when i thought it would be -- i definitely won't be able to make it. i will get binge to set up a ming-shaped skype terminal so i can heckle everyone from boston.

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« Reply #230 on: Fri, 10 April 2015, 15:53:47 »
sorry folks, the deadline date came in today and it's exactly when i thought it would be -- i definitely won't be able to make it. i will get binge to set up a ming-shaped skype terminal so i can heckle everyone from boston.

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« Reply #231 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 17:13:33 »
Because of the conflict with MakerFaire, it looks like Kaia won't be able to join me at Keycon. But she's making it up to y'all by letting me bring some PCBs from various Keyboardio prototypes to give away.

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« Reply #232 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 19:47:47 »
Because of the conflict with MakerFaire, it looks like Kaia won't be able to join me at Keycon. But she's making it up to y'all by letting me bring some PCBs from various Keyboardio prototypes to give away.

how nice! looking forward to it everyone!
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #233 on: Wed, 15 April 2015, 20:14:16 »
May 16th will be the date - and the con will be open all day.

From April through July of this year, I am only unavailable one saturday...and that saturday is May 16th.  :(

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« Reply #234 on: Thu, 16 April 2015, 08:15:08 »
May 16th will be the date - and the con will be open all day.

From April through July of this year, I am only unavailable one saturday...and that saturday is May 16th.  :(

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« Reply #235 on: Sat, 18 April 2015, 02:40:03 »
Please have me down as a maybe!
I have to go out of state for a concert the day before so I'm not sure of the plans yet  ;D

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« Reply #236 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 20:30:37 »
Finally bought my ticket. Not sure why I always put it off and voluntarily pay $more. :D

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« Reply #237 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 21:42:50 »
Silly hashbaz
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« Reply #238 on: Mon, 20 April 2015, 22:00:36 »
Anyone here from Wisconsin that is willing to let me tag along with them? I'll share costs <3 My wife wants to come but she will be staying with my baby and she doesn't want to bring a 13 month old to keycon. I can't drive long distances since I'm diagnosed with an idiopathic disease in which symptoms cause me to fall asleep on long distance driving  :(

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #239 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 08:14:00 »
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

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« Reply #240 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 12:02:38 »
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

We did a Keycon West last summer. Not sure if/when that'll happen again with mkawa departed for the Great Snowy East. We have a good concentration of Geekhackers in California though.
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« Reply #241 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 14:02:06 »
I'm in. How do I sign up?


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« Reply #242 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 14:06:03 »
I'm in. How do I sign up?

You just did.  :P

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« Reply #243 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:38:28 »
Anyone here from Wisconsin that is willing to let me tag along with them? I'll share costs <3 My wife wants to come but she will be staying with my baby and she doesn't want to bring a 13 month old to keycon. I can't drive long distances since I'm diagnosed with an idiopathic disease in which symptoms cause me to fall asleep on long distance driving  :(

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« Reply #244 on: Tue, 21 April 2015, 18:40:38 »
Apologize if this is deemed to be an inappropriate place to ask, but I'm not actually sure where to ask: Are there any plans for a Keycon West?

We did a Keycon West last summer. Not sure if/when that'll happen again with mkawa departed for the Great Snowy East. We have a good concentration of Geekhackers in California though.

my availability is TBD. y'all are welcome to start organizing without me though.

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« Reply #245 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 05:35:46 »
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #246 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 06:06:28 »
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?

The Museum of Science and Industry is a little kid focused.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #247 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 07:39:25 »
Been talking to some people for a while about Keycon and trying to organize. I'll be in town Thursday evening/night until Monday midday.

I think it's starting to look like Sunday is going to be dim sum and a trip to Galloping Ghosts arcade. There's been a lot of talk about doing something touristy so maybe a trip to the science museum as well? I've actually been wanting to check that out too. Dunno if the arcade is an all day thing. For me it definitely could be but I don't wanna dictate everything obviously lol.

Definitely want to get pizza at least one night so maybe we could do that Saturday night?

And I haven't figured out Friday but I'd really like to indulge in retro video game chasing or fountain pen shopping for at least a little while. But I'm also just down for exploring Chicago and very open to any suggestions to those who will be around.

Any thoughts from anyone else?

Might be a good idea to spend most of the day at Galloping Ghost. There is definitely plenty to do, and you get more value out of it the longer you are there. Also it isn't in Chicago, its in the burbs. In GOOD traffic about 30 minutes from downtown, bad traffic is about an hour plus.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #248 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:14:35 »
Cool thanks for the heads up ImpendingxDoom
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #249 on: Wed, 22 April 2015, 08:30:33 »
I thought Friday might go like this:

- view Chicago from the Willis Tower
- visit Chicago Board of Trade
- have lunch at Chez Quis (reservations will be under the name "Abe Froman")
- catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field
- take in some art at the Art Institute of Chicago
- attend German-American Parade

Maybe we need to rent a convertible Ferrari for this?
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