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2017 ReaperCon Forumite Bingo

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Hey all! Last year I did this via PM, and it was a PITA. So this year I will be doing it out in the open. So, those of you who were on the cards last year, or got a card last year know how the game works, so you can skip the next paragraph.

 

What is Forumite Bingo? It's a convention game I came up with last year and was well received so I will do it again this year. The game is just like what a bingo game would be, but rather than calling out numbers to fill your card, you must go around and introduce yourself to members of the forum who are on your card. Say hi to them, and you can cross their box off. Once you've made "bingo", return to me for your Bingo ribbon. Blackout isn't required, but several people did it for the grins. And there's nothing to 'prove' you met those who you have said you have, just the honor system. You only punish yourself by cheating yourself out of meeting wonderful people.

 

Last year there were more volunteers than spaces, so not every one was on every card, and hopefully there will be enough volunteers again this year. It made for a good variety. So, this thread is not for signing up to receive a card to play. This is a signup for people who are willing to be on a card. The cards will be freely handed out at the convention. Just come find me, and potentially my wife who may have my materials. Be aware, volunteering to be on the card will mean that complete strangers will be coming up to meet you, and they may not be actually signed up and be on this forum. That happened more often than I thought it would last year. If that makes you uncomfortable, then reconsider volunteering.

 

So, a bit few ground rules:

 

  1. Last year I excluded all the Reaper peeps since they are all pretty accessible. The game's purpose is to meet the less visible and vocal. I will continue that. Sorry peeps, we love ya, but I feel that's best.
  2. The free square in the middle will be me, since everybody has to meet me to get the card it seems the fairest way.
  3. You must be going to ReaperCon to be on the card please! And if possible, the full Thursday to Saturday at least. It's unfair to those whose card you are on if you don't show, or are a Saturday only person. I will not exclude you if you are a Saturday only (or similar) limited attendee. However, people who have you on their cards will get to cross you off without meeting you if you aren't there when they need you for bingo.
  4. By replying with the information below, you are giving your permission to use the picture provided and your name provided, and to be inundated with people introducing themselves to you.
  5. Once I've printed the cards (much closer to the con than I want), they are set in stone. I can't remove people from the cards, and they're a bit pricy to just toss. Plans change, life happens, and if you become a no-show, you simply become a gimme square and are crossed off automatically by those who need your square. It already happened last year, and well, it will probably happen again. We'll just roll along in those cases.
  6. Signups will be open from now until October 1st. That gives me a mere two weeks to randomize the cards and have them printed on card stock. I'll get a mod to lock this thread on that date, and once the thread is locked, no more volunteers will be accepted.
  7. One does not need to be very active on these forums to be on the card, but it helps people to recognize you. But I will not turn away anybody that isn't very active if they really want to be on the card.
  8. If there's a question about any of these numbered questions, please quote the text since the numbering is automatic and I can't control it if there's an insertion.
  9. I will update these rules as questions and issues come up.

 

All ready to sign up? Good! Here's what you need to do. Reply to this thread with:

  1. The name you want to use. I prefer your forum handle, so people might have some idea of who you are. They can always write your real name across the square as a way of crossing you off.
  2. What picture you wish to use for your square. Again, I prefer your forum picture, but if you are someone who changes it often, I might grab one that isn't current so having you explicitly give me one helps.
  3. What days you will be at ReaperCon. I'm planning to put the days you are there on the square somehow, and this will help us know if your are there that day or not. I'm only using Thursday thru Sunday, with Wednesday as a simple bonus day.

 

I think that's it for now. See you all in a month!

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Card me man!

 

Harrek / My avatar here / I'm there all days

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I'm in again!  Dilvish and my avatar, just like last year.

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I'm in. Grayfax & Sabertooth Avatar are preferred.   I will be there for the full convention.

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I'm in again, Kate/my avatar/I will be there from Wed to Sun.

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Sure, or are you excluding artists, since we get approached a lot anyways?

 

if not then: TaleSpinner/Avatar/all the days

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I'm in.

DixonGrfx / Current Avatar (fig w mustche) / Wens thru Sun

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I am in again! SGHawkins09 / Avatar / All days

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Deal me in!  New mug for this year.

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I'll be in this time. You can take either my real name or my forum name (::D:) and either my avatar or I can send you a portrait.

 

I think my avatar might be from a time when the allowable size was smaller than it is now, because I'm seeing pixelation. Let me know if you need a larger version for clarity; I should have them on my home computer.

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29 minutes ago, TaleSpinner said:

Sure, or are you excluding artists, since we get approached a lot anyways?

 

if not then: TaleSpinner/Avatar/all the days

 

You may get approached a lot, but still a forumite. You're good to go.

 

8 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

I'll be in this time. You can take either my real name or my forum name (::D:) and either my avatar or I can send you a portrait.

 

I think my avatar might be from a time when the allowable size was smaller than it is now, because I'm seeing pixelation. Let me know if you need a larger version for clarity; I should have them on my home computer.

 

Since the squares are pretty small anyway, pixelization isn't that obvious. I'll let you know if I have problems. 

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I'm in

 

Clearman / current avatar / Thursday - Sunday 

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I'm in since people came up to me to ask if I was on their card anyway and all I did was disappoint them when I said no. ::P:

Guindyloo/avatar/the whole shebang

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I'm in again 

Knarthex / avatar / whole time 

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I'll join the card this year.

 

Nakos/avatar pic/Thur-Sun.

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