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About Highlander

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    New Mexico
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  1. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Well, my credit card was charged twice ... in two different amounts. But I only got one class of each. In addition, I attempted to purchase 8 classes, I was allowed to purchase 7 (it seems to think, maybe, that Reapercon registration counts as one of the classes, and I cant seem to go back and purchase an 8th class. We'll have to talk later, as I am about to head off the grid.
  2. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I have made two attempts to purchase. Seems to take my credit card, but purchase shows up nowhere. Well, one of the two just showed up.
  3. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Are the classes you guys purchased showing up as a purchased product. Cause mine aren't
  4. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Won't let me check out.
  5. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I assume prices will be the first change we will see. But, we'll see. Oh, and every time I've done this before, the website has crashed. Let's see if we can break the pattern.
  6. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Thank you.
  7. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Agree. When and where will class prices appear? I have budgeted for classes, but not an infinite amount.
  8. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    I think I can make that work. I'll just start my drive at 0500 MDT. That is Central Standard Time, right?
  9. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    Yes, what time? I have to go on a road trip and I'll need to arrange to be somewhere with a computer when sales open.
  10. Highlander

    Reaper classes?

    All of the instructors will charge for their classes. I would expect that the class prices will be up before actual registration/purchase begins. So, choosing classes is not only a schedule issue, but a budget issue. BTW, almost all the classes are well worth the price.
  11. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Or, in my case, DW's portable quilting shop. When we travel together for a multiday event, she loads up with a sewing machine and stuff and stuff and stuff. So, when I return to the hotel room, I find ironing boards and fabric and a sewing machine and stuff laid out on the bed. We both have a good time.
  12. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Good point. I use battery powered lamps, which gobble up batteries. Then I'm not dependent upon sockets.
  13. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I don't have much of a need to join with a group and socialize. I have no issue with meeting folks and/or striking up conversations, but I prefer to just let it happen. I also have no issue with asking if anyone minds me sitting down at an empty chair at a table. Last year, I joined several tables, met several people, and got to know a couple of folks well enough to go to lunch with them. So, socially, I had a good time. I do observe human interaction and behavior. So, in regard to the quotes above and for what it is worth, my impression of the painting tables at the last year's Reapercon was that about half had clearly been claimed by groups and that individual seats had clearly been claimed by individuals -- for the entire Con. It seemed there were a couple of clusters of tables, where a larger group claimed more than one table. As pointed out above, the venue required that one had to establish a spot to put their belongings, unless one wanted to hike back and forth from their car -- which I did with my purchases. From body language and facial expressions, members of a number of groups appeared to know each other very well and seemed, intentionally or not, to not be interested in others outside the group. Also, if just one member of a group appears to be unfriendly or hostile, whether they are or not, the signal is that that table is not open to others. So, pending some sort of large sign indicating that a table or group of tables are happy to welcome Forum members, I'm guessing that folks who don't already know other Forum members are going to need to cowboy up and introduce themselves. One the ice is broken, I'll bet it all works out. Absolutely. And well said. I probably talked to a dozen people over breakfast last year. What I said above about exclusive tables did not apply at all to breakfast. People were openly welcoming. Something about sharing food together.
  14. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    Sounds so much better than the last couple of years. Having the con in the hotel makes things to much more relaxing and convenient ... and restful. My only regret with the venue change is not being to eat at Mariscos 2000 restaurant.
  15. Highlander

    Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    The advice above is worthwhile. I go to Reapercon for the classes; I don't game. So I take as many classes as I find interesting. It certainly can become something of a death march if you have back to back to back classes. Or even back to back. I admit, by focusing on the classes, I regret not having the time to leisurely explore the vendors' offerings and to check out the gaming area. I particularly regret not taking the time to go through the contest area several times and really look at the minis in detail. So I miss a significant part of the essence of Reapercon This year I will tamp down on the classes to have blocks of time to just enjoy the event.
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