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I will be attending KeyCon 2017 in Philadelphia.

YES  :D
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No  :(
44 (29.9%)
Maybe  ^-^
43 (29.3%)
Maybe not  :-\
1 (0.7%)
I don't even know  :confused:
13 (8.8%)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #250 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 15:54:47 »
Give away GH moderator position. They seem to be given out to anyone who asks anyways.

Alienman graciously donating commemorative salt for the con  :p

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #251 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:31:40 »
Rooms have been reserved!  Both rooms will look like this, and are equipped for a group of about 60 people each.

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Two rooms that each hold 60 people seems excessive, but whatever, better to have too much than not enough.
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #252 on: Wed, 08 March 2017, 20:35:38 »
I think that is 60 people if they are all sitting and focusing on an instructor. Far cry from 60 people up and milling about the room. ;)


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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #253 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 12:44:15 »
I've spoken with a dyesubber who will be graciously making caps for the con. If anyone would like to contribute a design, please post it up. We can maybe have a poll at some point for what to pick if there's no obvious winner. Otherwise I'll come up with something :P

Shoot for 600 DPI (300 minimum) and 1200x1200 (at least 600x600). No marks off for going over those specifications. Additionally, he recommended no thin white areas between two colours. Lessss goooo
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #254 on: Thu, 09 March 2017, 13:19:55 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #255 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 12:14:56 »
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #256 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:15:17 »
I am assuming at this point we can book hotels with confidence?

Weekends are selected and the event space is reserved. Unless something drastic were to happen, I would say yes.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #257 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 13:27:32 »
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #258 on: Mon, 13 March 2017, 14:33:24 »
Excellent.  I am going to do some research on rooms this evening or tomorrow.  I will post here if I find some particularly good deals.  I know from some preliminary research that there were some decent deals in King of Prussia, which (according to what I saw) is about 4 or 5 miles from the university.

Fwiw it's not terribly far away or anything but it is in the opposite direction of philly from villanova if that's of any concern to you. I'd love to hear if you find any good deals though.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #259 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 21:30:13 »
If you've never been to the King of Prussia Mall, it's pretty fun. Lots of places to shop and eat, and it's pretty freaking huge. So if anyone wants to stay out in that direction there's still fun to be had. If you've never driven a Tesla you can schedule a test drive. It's a pretty good time, but make sure to bring someone who's actually thinking about the prospect so you're not just a freeloader (although, since they don't claim to be a dealership they don't really mind freeloaders either).

If you go into center city to have fun, then my suggestion for giving yourself the least headache would be to get into center city before 3PM and stay in center city past 8PM at least to avoid traffic on the 76. After 10PM the drive should be pretty enjoyable. If you don't mind walking you can park on a residential street North of Spring Garden for free, but don't go too far north . . . I usually park somewhere ~7th and Spring Garden. It's a hike to all the fun stuff, but it's free parking, ha. But I'm a local, so if you're on vacation you might just want to have fun and pay for parking.

If you want to geek out over electronics there's a Micro Center at 550 Lancaster Ave in St Davids, PA, which is 4 minutes away from the university. They stock crazy laptops with 18" curved screens and full size mechanical keyboards. They have an HTC Vive demo set up, 3D printers and other fun stuff you won't see at a Best Buy.

If you want other local recommendations feel free to AMA. I've had my fair share of cheesesteaks and will give you my take on what's best in Philly.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #260 on: Tue, 14 March 2017, 22:57:06 »
Former west philly resident over here too. More than happy to give suggestions (though mine might be a few years out of date haha)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #261 on: Wed, 15 March 2017, 12:21:29 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #262 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 12:07:17 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #263 on: Mon, 20 March 2017, 15:16:23 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

only that many or so til my birthday :S
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #264 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 18:09:56 »
ONLY NINETY FIVE DAYS UNTIL KEYCON

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #265 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 18:59:04 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #266 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:07:19 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #267 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:24:57 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #268 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:25:56 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Partyvan incoming

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #269 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:37:14 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Partyvan incoming

I'll definitely be driving so that makes three then!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #270 on: Tue, 21 March 2017, 20:48:04 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Now I'm intrigued.  How about a 15 passenger van?
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #271 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:09:58 »
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.

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« Reply #272 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 19:34:53 »
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.

We already decided. It is going to be in Murfreesburo, TN.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #273 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 20:16:30 »
Might be prime time to take a road trip. If I can make it, I'll definitely bring some fun stuff :)

Yesssssss

Join the WI/IL caravan!  ^-^

There's a midwest caravan in the works?

Something like that, yep!  We're up to quite a few people by this point, so will likely need 2+ cars.

Partyvan incoming

I'll definitely be driving so that makes three then!

This'll be an awesome roadtrip

But can we beat the 40:3 keyboard to person ratio of the NC roadtrip?
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #274 on: Wed, 22 March 2017, 22:35:03 »
I vote Indianapolis. I would 100% attend, and it's within about 4 hours of a whole bunch of major cities.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #275 on: Thu, 23 March 2017, 00:20:18 »
I'll also be driving from palatine(NNW Chicago).  I get motionsick when not driving but i can take passengers

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« Reply #276 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 17:54:56 »
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #277 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:03:44 »
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)

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« Reply #278 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:08:50 »
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)

I  reserved the rooms for saturday June 24th.  Can extend to the 25th if we have enough events going on/interest. 

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #279 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:12:16 »
I just set up a thread for anyone who wants to sign up to do presentations/talks.  Spread the word!

Has an official weekend been officially picked out officially?  I kind of just picked the top one, could you confirm which one the reservations are for?  :)

I  reserved the rooms for saturday June 24th.  Can extend to the 25th if we have enough events going on/interest.

We really need more events :o

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #280 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:13:51 »
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> Brainstorming Weekends
« Reply #281 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:22:25 »
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
« Reply #282 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:46:12 »
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.

Shouldn't it be Philly cheesesteaks for all?
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
« Reply #283 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 19:48:26 »
will there be pizza and or kitkats?

nickheller is bringing kitkats, confirmed.

Shouldn't it be Philly cheesesteaks for all?

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« Reply #284 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 20:10:37 »
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
« Reply #285 on: Mon, 27 March 2017, 21:36:00 »
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

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« Reply #286 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 18:58:29 »
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz

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« Reply #287 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:01:54 »
Late to the party, ~30 min outside philly, super curious where exactly this will be held.

Villanova IIRC

Correct.  Exact location: https://goo.gl/maps/fKhfkK3qVSz
That is awesome! I am very excited.


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« Reply #288 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:05:33 »
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D

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« Reply #289 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 19:10:04 »
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city jawn when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D
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« Reply #290 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:17:40 »
Sick!  A reason to return to my stomping ground.  I owned that city jawn when I lived there.  Philly is ****ing lawless.   >:D
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« Reply #291 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:18:31 »
Come back for some cheesesteaks!

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« Reply #292 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 20:56:08 »
LOL Philly=/=Villanova, but it's actually closer to me
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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
« Reply #293 on: Tue, 28 March 2017, 21:09:40 »
will there be pizza and or kitkats?
Will you come Nick? Pretty pretty please

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Re: KeyCon 2017!! --> DATE FINALIZED
« Reply #294 on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 08:19:15 »
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?
    

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« Reply #295 on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:19:32 »
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

victory in downingtown, but it's a decent drive
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« Reply #296 on: Wed, 29 March 2017, 15:23:42 »
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

victory in downingtown, but it's a decent drive

I'm down for drinks and food

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« Reply #297 on: Sun, 02 April 2017, 12:59:23 »
1 Day before my birthday :( I Wish I could of went to Chicago keycon last year in my home town.
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« Reply #298 on: Mon, 03 April 2017, 07:55:17 »
Had no idea this was in Philly!

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« Reply #299 on: Mon, 03 April 2017, 12:44:52 »
If Nick comes, I will bring kitkats.

I'd love to do a brewery tour during the weekend, anybody else interested/have suggestions of where to go?

Victory is like 35 mins away apparently.
Would be down to go to a bar if closer tbh