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    Default Gen Con 2017 (August 17-20) Gathering For Buffs™ meet-up.

    Gen Con returns to Indianapolis from August 17-20, 2017 to celebrate the historic Gen Con 50...

    http://www.gencon.com/

    Getting this year's thread started so we can start penciling in thoughts & plans for the gathering this year. Looking forward to seeing if SSG's newly garnered FoM buff allows for some official attendance this year.

    Traditionally, the gathering has been on Friday evenings from approximately 8 PM to closing time of the tavern we decide to invade, on a come 'n go as you can basis.

    Stay tuned for developments.
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    Badge pre-reg opened today.

    Housing fires up Feb 12th.
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    Badge pre-reg opened yesterday.
    And we got ours! First time going!

    (Now to stress about housing until that's secured... ^_^; )

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    Quote Originally Posted by xCataluna View Post
    Badge pre-reg opened yesterday.
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    Right right.

    Grats on your maiden voyage to GC.
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    Thank you! \o/
    We've been trying to go for years but never had the money.
    We still don't have the money, LOL, but I found it it was #50 and we all decided we were going to MAKE IT WORK.
    Because if we're only ever going to get to go once, at least the one we made it to was the big 5-0!

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    The date this year might actually be good for me...
    Have fun, and don't forget to gather for buffs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdbd3rd View Post
    Gen Con returns to Indianapolis from August 17-20, 2017 to celebrate the historic Gen Con 50...

    http://www.gencon.com/

    Getting this year's thread started so we can start penciling in thoughts & plans for the gathering this year. Looking forward to seeing if SSG's newly garnered FoM buff allows for some official attendance this year.

    Traditionally, the gathering has been on Friday evenings from approximately 8 PM to closing time of the tavern we decide to invade, on a come 'n go as you can basis.

    Stay tuned for developments.
    Darn looks I will miss you guys yet again this year. Just purchased badges for Saturday and Sunday. I work M-F and cannot attend Friday because I work until 5 sometimes 6pm EST. But I only live 65 Miles North of Indianapolis so if I have the energy after work Friday I may drive down and have a few Not Your Fathers Rootbeer with you guys.
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    Default Event?

    So is someone actually submitting DDO events or are people just attending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbatastic View Post
    So is someone actually submitting DDO events or are people just attending?
    The past many years, our Gathering is not an official "event" or anything through Gen Con. Is just an informal get-together to swap tales over drinks & bar munchies.

    The ancient scribes tell tales of the olden days when the Powers That Be were the original organizers of the Gatherings, and attended in official capacity with much swag and sharing of secret gossips. Alas, in the years thereafter came the great and terrible Vast and Mysterious™ whereupon the Powers were forbidden to officially support the great gatherings. Not to be denied, a valiant few rallied forth and did take on the quest to save the great gatherings, and all things were good. ...for a time. Then came the year where the sacred gathering grounds known as Jillian's were thrown down into ruin. There was much anguish and gnashing of teeth upon hearing the fell news. Still yet not to be denied, the ragged group of survivors again sallied forth to acquire new territory. In most recent years, the territory known as Sevrin Bar has welcomed the few surviving rag-tag refugees with open arms.

    More recent divinations have yet to reveal what the future holds. Only one thing is known for sure - the Gathering shall NOT be denied!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    The date this year might actually be good for me...

    Cool cool.


    Hoping to see many familiar faces this year.


    Just got my dibs in on a room in the Omni.

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    I'm making sure NOT to schedule anything for Friday night this year...

    So far, I do know that I will probably have dinner with some friends (It's my cake day that day!) other than I'll be at the meet up.. I will bringing my Digi Recorder to grab some audio for the podcast as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Draculetta View Post
    I'm making sure NOT to schedule anything for Friday night this year...

    So far, I do know that I will probably have dinner with some friends (It's my cake day that day!) other than I'll be at the meet up.. I will bringing my Digi Recorder to grab some audio for the podcast as well!

    Excellent!

    Anyone else at the point yet of penciling in their Con plans for Friday evening/night?
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    I have my tickets, but don't have a place to stay yet. Will probably do the farther-out hotel and drive in thing, as even AirBnB over that weekend is crazy priced.

    I'm thinking we should keep the meetup at the "Severlin" (Severin) bar, as it seems to be a place that is both nice and not overly crowded that weekend. It's too early to say what kind of support I'll get for GenCon in terms of...stuff...but we'll see.
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    I won't know if I will still be in the area until July so I if go I,will,have to get a room further out its only 2.5 hours from my current assignment so I hope I extend again


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    SUPPOR THIS THREAD !

    https://www.ddo.com/forums/showthrea...-working/page2


    How long will bugs be ignored ? How much longer must we endure this suffering ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoddardSolomon View Post
    SUPPOR T....

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    Well, THAT's certainly...

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    If I can make it in time! I plan on leaving for GC after work Friday, if I can get checked in and find all y'all in time for a round or three....

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    The events catalog is live now for filling in wish lists.

    https://www.gencon.com/event_finder
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    No rooms close enough to walk and too expensive, I'll just stay satisfied with Origins it's actually a better gamers con


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    GenCon Pro Tips from someone who has gone the past 6 years.

    1. Do not buy your badge online.

    2. Do not buy your badge online then try and buy tickets online. They sell out within seconds and you will be extremely frustrated.

    3. Buy your badge when you arrive Wednesday. Little to no line, general tickets are cheap and you can almost always squeeze in to the game you want by using general event tickets.

    4. Get a hotel away from downtown. We are staying about 10-12 minutes away paying $89/night. Uber is cheap. ~$12 to ride downtown and you avoid traffic, hassle, and paying $20-30 to park near the ICC for a day. Uber kicks butt.

    5. Flying is cheap. I pay around $200 at most for tickets bought around March/April. You can still find tickets and Uber to your hotel.

    6. Plan your Vendor trip in mid-morning or afternoon. Avoid the Vendor hall when it first opens and at lunchtime it is wall-to-wall people.

    7. There is always D&D, Pathfinder, board games, card games 24x7. Around the clock from Wednesday to Sunday night you can find some group of people running some kind of game.
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