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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #100 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 06:11:28 »
+1 for NYC/East Coast

Travelling wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't getting married this year.

That settles it.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #101 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 08:28:57 »
I do like Florida, and I could likely make it, but Nashville is closer for more people. I can assist with Nashville planning. Nashville also nets us Booper. What does Florida get us?

 Regardless, if it is on the East coast and I can make it, I could take at least two others with me. We could split lodging, and I'll take care of the gas.

Maybe we should have a poll for East or West coast and go from there? /shrug

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #102 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 08:30:24 »
+1 for NYC/East Coast

Travelling wouldn't be such a big deal if I wasn't getting married this year.

That settles it.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #103 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:19:07 »
@Retrochick and I both agree Asheville is where it needs to be.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #104 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:19:52 »
@Retrochick and I both agree Asheville is where it needs to be.

Where is that? Also, when would this be?

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« Reply #105 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:22:00 »
@Retrochick and I both agree Asheville is where it needs to be.

Where is that? Also, when would this be?

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« Reply #106 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:23:16 »
@Retrochick and I both agree Asheville is where it needs to be.

Where is that? Also, when would this be?

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #107 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:41:22 »
We could do Louisville. It's a great little city, and it's in bourbon country!

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #108 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 12:56:15 »
We could do Louisville. It's a great little city, and it's in bourbon country!

More breweries than anywhere else in the country in Asheville.

Also TONS of stuff to do if we make a weekend of it. Biltmore estate home and vineyard tours, brew tours, the downtown is extremely walkable with lots of coffee houses, book stores, art stores, RECORD STORES (Harvest Records is legendary).

There are also lots of cheap hotels to rent. Another very easy way to handle housing would be to rent cabins in groups, this would be quite cheap if 8 or so people shacked up in a Cabin. For the NC meetup that is more or less already planned for Ashville around the same time we were already planning on doing this.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #109 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:02:59 »
+1 +1 +1 +1 for Chicago.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #110 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:22:16 »
We could do Louisville. It's a great little city, and it's in bourbon country!

More breweries than anywhere else in the country in Asheville.

Also TONS of stuff to do if we make a weekend of it. Biltmore estate home and vineyard tours, brew tours, the downtown is extremely walkable with lots of coffee houses, book stores, art stores, RECORD STORES (Harvest Records is legendary).

There are also lots of cheap hotels to rent. Another very easy way to handle housing would be to rent cabins in groups, this would be quite cheap if 8 or so people shacked up in a Cabin. For the NC meetup that is more or less already planned for Ashville around the same time we were already planning on doing this.

I'm not opposed to Asheville, but bourbon > beer, every single time. =P

Seriously though, Ash or Nash is the same drive for me. I'm on board for either, but I'm promoting Nash!

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #111 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:28:31 »
If it's going to be a driving distance (as opposed to flying), I'd love to do a carpool/convoy for people in the Texas area. Would make travel a lot cheaper.

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« Reply #112 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:29:16 »
@Retrochick and I both agree Asheville is where it needs to be.
I've got family in Asheville, so I'd support that notion. And as you mentioned, beer and vinyl. While bourbon is great, beer lends itself better to tours and general drinking comradery
    

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #113 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:33:36 »
Well, can we at least plan a Nashville meetup? We need a thread to discuss, if anyone is interested.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #114 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:47:21 »
All of this talk of places that aren't Austin. Pls return the conversation to Austin. Thank you.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #115 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 13:51:06 »
All of this talk of places that aren't Austin. Pls return the conversation to Austin. Thank you.
Honestly it seems to be the only logical choice. :P

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #116 on: Sat, 05 March 2016, 15:38:51 »
why not choosing Germany? :))

Know at least 10 People who would like to come. :thumb:
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #117 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 09:06:39 »
I would love NYC or Boston, but could definitely swing Chicago :)

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #118 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 12:19:32 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #119 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 13:29:30 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May
There was a Portillos <5 min from last year's venue.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #120 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:32:42 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May
There was a Portillos <5 min from last year's venue.

I'm Chicago? So I'm guessing the one on Harlem?

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #121 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:42:00 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May
There was a Portillos <5 min from last year's venue.

I'm Chicago? So I'm guessing the one on Harlem?
Nah, Wilmette.

Edit: Actually Skokie
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #122 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:50:17 »
My vote goes to Charleston ;) or Asheville.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #123 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:54:10 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May
There was a Portillos <5 min from last year's venue.

I'm Chicago? So I'm guessing the one on Harlem?
Nah, Wilmette.

Edit: Actually Skokie

Ha! That's the one we go to all the time!

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #124 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:57:32 »
Baton Rouge!

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« Reply #125 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 15:59:39 »
Chicago!

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #126 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 16:00:44 »
Depending on when it's scheduled for, chitown should be getting a second Portillos in May
There was a Portillos <5 min from last year's venue.

I'm Chicago? So I'm guessing the one on Harlem?
Nah, Wilmette.

Edit: Actually Skokie

Ha! That's the one we go to all the time!
Same here! When I'm not at school I live in Northfield.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #127 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 16:07:30 »
As a south loop resident, most looking forward to the new one, but always used to go to Vernon hills one. We also have best hot dogs and pizza in Chicago

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #128 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 17:10:51 »
As a south loop resident, most looking forward to the new one, but always used to go to Vernon hills one. We also have best hot dogs and pizza in Chicago

Chicago has great food, but the South has the best food in the country over all.  Also, BBQ.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #129 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 17:40:24 »
I've added a poll to track interest.  I based the options off of Hoffs post that included organizers.  If there are other locations that people are willing to organize for let us know and we can add it to the poll.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #130 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 17:57:56 »
Nashville and Asheville are going to split the vote pretty hard. This election is rigged!

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« Reply #131 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 18:19:19 »
Nashville and Asheville are going to split the vote pretty hard. This election is rigged!

I sort of agree, it would be nice to be able to vote for a few locations.
    

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #132 on: Sun, 06 March 2016, 19:06:56 »
how about we just see if Nash+Ash combined are enough to win. if yes, then a runoff vote?

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #133 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 01:01:21 »
I'm in, depending on location and work.  Work's not been great for freetime recently. 

I'd second that Colorado thought though.  Many cool places there.

Also if Chicago is selected I do have an unused second bedroom and a blowup mattress.  Just gotta be ok with my cats.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #134 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 04:08:30 »
Really,really want to go USA for KeyCon 2016.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #135 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 07:50:54 »
I really enjoyed my adventures in Nashville so if Keycon or a meetup is there, I'll be there if work allows. Same thing with Keycon....which is looking to be in Chicago again.
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« Reply #136 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 08:45:23 »
It's always in Chicago -.-

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« Reply #137 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 08:58:31 »
It's always in Chicago -.-


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« Reply #138 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 09:00:02 »
It's always in Chicago -.-

Yeah, I thought they were looking to do it somewhere new. Not that Chicago is a bad location. I think it's a good, central location for most.

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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #139 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 09:03:23 »
Should definitely re-do the vote, allowing multiple options.  "List all locations you would attend", etc. 

And as much as Chicago is great for me, I like to travel and see other places.  Swapping over to CA two years ago was awesome. 

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« Reply #140 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 09:07:01 »
And as much as Chicago is great for me, I like to travel and see other places.  Swapping over to CA two years ago was awesome.

Same. I'm not opposed. Just would be fun to travel somewhere new :D
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« Reply #141 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 09:16:22 »
Chicago and Asheville are likely the only ones I could even consider going to.  If it's one of those I would sell my soul to go.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #142 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 10:21:04 »
Depending on how fast the gh60 group buy gets wrapped up by the volunteers, maybe a station could be set aside for people willing to assemble a few boards? perhaps even an artisan/novelty raffle for the helpers if a maker feels so inclined (please).
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #143 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 10:27:27 »
Depending on how fast the gh60 group buy gets wrapped up by the volunteers, maybe a station could be set aside for people willing to assemble a few boards? perhaps even an artisan/novelty raffle for the helpers if a maker feels so inclined (please).

I've always been against this kinda stuff at Keycon. Isn't fair for the person(s) providing services imo. Even if it's 2 days, there's not a lot of time for playing with keyboards, talking, and presentations as we've seen in the past. I'm also strongly in favor of the idea that if you're buying custom mechanical keyboards, you should be able to build your own boards. But that's just my opinion.
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Re: KeyCon 2016 Planning, Organizing, and Fraternizing
« Reply #144 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 10:48:52 »
Depending on how fast the gh60 group buy gets wrapped up by the volunteers, maybe a station could be set aside for people willing to assemble a few boards? perhaps even an artisan/novelty raffle for the helpers if a maker feels so inclined (please).

I've always been against this kinda stuff at Keycon. Isn't fair for the person(s) providing services imo. Even if it's 2 days, there's not a lot of time for playing with keyboards, talking, and presentations as we've seen in the past. I'm also strongly in favor of the idea that if you're buying custom mechanical keyboards, you should be able to build your own boards. But that's just my opinion.

Good opinion and observation.

Frankly it really matters where people can find a reasonable place to set up a large conference room/hall.  Space is so important at these events.
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« Reply #145 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 10:58:44 »
I understand that there are a lot of enthusiastic people in Chicago, but it was just there last year, so having it somewhere else would probably be good.

And frankly, while I would love it to be in Colorado, I think having it a little further East would be good as well since 2014 was in Mountain View. That's why I think Nashville would be a good candidate as long as it's timed correctly to avoid any large music events.

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« Reply #146 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 11:14:36 »
I wouldn't mind going to Portland or Seattle.

I love it up there so much.

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« Reply #147 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 12:39:28 »
I just picked Chicago because of proximity, it'll be my first Keycon so I'm really down for anywhere.
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« Reply #148 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 12:44:09 »
I've never been to KeyCon before, and would love to go.  If its in Chicago, I'll definitely be there!

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« Reply #149 on: Mon, 07 March 2016, 13:03:02 »
Depending on how fast the gh60 group buy gets wrapped up by the volunteers, maybe a station could be set aside for people willing to assemble a few boards? perhaps even an artisan/novelty raffle for the helpers if a maker feels so inclined (please).

I've always been against this kinda stuff at Keycon. Isn't fair for the person(s) providing services imo. Even if it's 2 days, there's not a lot of time for playing with keyboards, talking, and presentations as we've seen in the past. I'm also strongly in favor of the idea that if you're buying custom mechanical keyboards, you should be able to build your own boards. But that's just my opinion.

Good opinion and observation.

Frankly it really matters where people can find a reasonable place to set up a large conference room/hall.  Space is so important at these events.

That's fair. I was just thinking of it as a way to donate time to community, since some backers paid for assembly, but that money's gone with their shipping