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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #300 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 09:55:25 »
I posted a schedule to be loosely followed in the OP.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #301 on: Thu, 07 May 2015, 21:45:13 »
I posted a schedule to be loosely followed in the OP.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #302 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 09:12:51 »
I have to scratch from the attendees list.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #303 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 13:31:00 »
I have to scratch from the attendees list.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #304 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:52:51 »
First person who can recognize me at keycon gets a free HKP =)  :p :thumb:

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #305 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:54:59 »
*JQ walks around keycon yelling Synjin
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #306 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 22:55:45 »
*JQ walks around keycon yelling Synjin
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #307 on: Fri, 08 May 2015, 23:49:20 »
I have to scratch from the attendees list.

At this point, I'm going to say I'm a definite no, too

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #308 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 07:54:43 »
First person who can recognize me at keycon gets a free HKP =)  :p :thumb:

I think I can do this pretty easily since I've already met you.  :P

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #309 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 08:37:01 »
We will see :) Joey had seen me before and so did cpt and Mel etc.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #310 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:05:23 »
Anyone live near TJ that can bring the GH60 group buy materials for sorting, boxing, and shipping? Just a thought. I wasn't going to go but would if we can get the GH60 group buy closed out.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #311 on: Sat, 09 May 2015, 10:56:31 »
Anyone live near TJ that can bring the GH60 group buy materials for sorting, boxing, and shipping? Just a thought. I wasn't going to go but would if we can get the GH60 group buy closed out.
Not really feasible, even if someone were. To get from Dallas to Chicago for a weekend is a plane trip, not a car trip. Doubtful you could get all the GB stuff into checked baggage.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #312 on: Sun, 10 May 2015, 00:07:44 »
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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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #313 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 07:04:29 »
achtung! so soon! my deadline actually has actually disappeared; wish i'd picked up tickets on a flexible airline :(

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #314 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 07:58:36 »
My "trial run" trip to Chicago was a success.  I'm ready for this weekend!   :cool:

I went to a concert, not a real trial trip.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #315 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 08:05:54 »
Yeah, I hope this gets streamed like last year.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #316 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:00:50 »
I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #317 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:06:58 »
I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?

There's a spot near the venue I was looking to check out called Burt's Place. Dunno if it'll be crowded or how many people want in but I'd be interested. Otherwise we could go to where we went last time.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #318 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:07:19 »
I stand with you JD. Deepdish pizza would be glorious.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #319 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:07:19 »

I don't know about anyone else, but I definitely want some deep dish pizza for lunch on Saturday. Anyone in the area that could coordinate the logistics of it? Anyone else with me?

I'm with you.  :thumb:


Also if anyone will be in town and available Thursday during the day, let me know!!

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #320 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:08:04 »
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #321 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:08:51 »
Friday night late for me.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #322 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:15:23 »
My flight arrives into Midway at midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. If someone wants to pick me up, that would be awesome. Otherwise, I'll catch a cab to the hotel I've booked, which is the Renaissance Chicago North Shore.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #323 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:38:56 »
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?

I'm always around :)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #324 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 12:49:57 »
I'll be in on Thursday around dinner time Hoff. When's everyone else planning on getting in?

I'm always around :)

If you're around Thursday during the day (and not working) we should do something.  I took all of Thursday off work so I could hang with people in the evening (I live 4 hours away), but I don't have plans during the day.  :)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #325 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 13:18:11 »
I get in around friday noon :p

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #326 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 18:29:11 »
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #327 on: Mon, 11 May 2015, 22:34:08 »
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?
I could bring one if you don't mind a 3-4 year old laptop that needs a fan underneath to run and doesnt ahve a battery pack that holds a charge longer than 5 minutes =)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #328 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 07:00:01 »
Hey guys totally new to the forum and new to the scene with customizing Mk's   


Lucky for me I live in IL so i will will see you guys at the Conv. 

Add me to the list.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #329 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:03:39 »
Someone is planning on bringing a laptop right?

I'll have something there. Anything specific you need? VGA out and Powerpoint? :)
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #330 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:26:57 »
I just need a laptop with a working USB port and notepad. PowerPoint and an internet connection are a plus.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #331 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:41:28 »
I think someone will need a laptop with power point and a VGA out.  I can bring my work PC but its a bit clunky

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #332 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:52:40 »
I'm bringing my ASUS X205. It has 2 USB ports and HDMI out. It's Win 8.1, and I can install Powerpoint, too.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #333 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 08:54:37 »
I'll probably bring my Chromebook then too if we're short on computers. I need one to demo wcass' secret project. But my Chromebook doesn't have VGA or PowerPoint.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #334 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:28:50 »
I have a wimpy little netbook type thing I could bring.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #335 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:37:44 »
I have a 5 year old laptop I can bring, and can install Powerpoint on it.  It has VGA out.  Or are we covered?  Seems like we have laptops but no VGA.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #336 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 11:55:36 »
Oh we were serious about VGA out? My laptop's too new for that shiz.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #337 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:01:14 »
I might have a converter to VGA if we need one.

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« Reply #338 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:25:05 »
Well, if we definitely need something with VGA out for the projector, I have a Dell Latitude E6400 I can bring. It's just a bit heavier than the 11.6" ASUS. :)
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #339 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 12:50:30 »
Projector will have HDMI

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #340 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 14:22:47 »
Projector will have HDMI

Hooray for technology!  I'm not bringing my laptop then.  :P

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #341 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:10:08 »
Does anyone have interest in seeing an Anker Vertical Mouse or CST LTAC trackball?



Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #342 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:52:26 »
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p
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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #343 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:54:40 »
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p

Pfft. There's other GHers in town! We dont' need you! :P

And I dunno what Sarkis is but I'm down.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #344 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:56:11 »
Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

I leave for work at 6.30 so...

Early breakfast at Sarkis?  :p

Pfft. There's other GHers in town! We dont' need you! :P

And I dunno what Sarkis is but I'm down.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #345 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 22:42:05 »
I'll be in the area and will try to make it to the event, but I'm helping out at ACEN for another convention that I'm running, so it depends on time.  most likely 'late' lunch.

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #346 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 23:06:29 »
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #347 on: Tue, 12 May 2015, 23:15:34 »
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)
Don't make people want to drink even more  :p :p :p

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Re: KeyCon 2015 Official Sign Up
« Reply #348 on: Wed, 13 May 2015, 07:42:21 »
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)

I wish I knew where Roscoe Village was :(

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« Reply #349 on: Wed, 13 May 2015, 08:06:43 »
I'm living in Roscoe Village now, so if you think you might be in the area feel free to send me a message. ( I also have a spot for people who get blackout drunk and can't make it back to hotels etc. :thumb:)

I wish I knew where Roscoe Village was :(

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 :thumb:


Also since I haven't really seen any plans and haven't gotten any feedback, here's what I'm thinking:

Thursday: I get in around dinner time. Meetup with whoever is in town, get dinner, hit up ice cream and an arcade/barcade/chill somewhere and chat.

Friday: I gotta pickup Binge+1 at 0900 from the airport. Get breakfast somewhere and chill until Booper gets in. Then a bunch of us who are into fountain pens are going to hit Century Pens. Not sure afterwards. I imagine food and arcade/barcade?

Saturday: Get to Keycon early, stay late, slay my presentation to make up for last year's ****ty one that I gave. Get food afterwards and chill.

Sunday:  Get dimsum in Chinatown. Then go to Galloping Ghosts arcade, go to the SHUMP room, stay there all day. Ignore everyone ;)

Monday: Get breakfast with whoever is left, leave around noon time. Maybe get one last meal.

Sounds good to me.  I'll be your sidekick.  Let me know whenever you do anything and I'll be there.