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  1. On 9/8/2018 at 2:10 AM, Sylverthorne said:

     

    Ehgeh. Well. Mr. Thorne is allergic to squash in all forms; that carries all the way down to musk melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and so on) and cucumber. Nut allergies might be the most common, but they're not the only ones. I also ran into someone with capsaicin allergies, and at least one allergic to red food dye. Gluten is another common one, and most roux use wheat flour, which contains gluten.

     

    So getting a list, not only of what people might be allergic to, but also dietary prejudices, isn't just a good idea, but may save someone from, at best, a miserable weekend, or, worst case, a hospital visit.

     

    Mind, I'm not trying to discourage you, just pointing out something I've had to learn the hard way. :/

    (Mr. Thorne's dad has some trouble getting it through his skull that Mr. Thorne really /is/ allergic to pumpkin; at one point while we were visiting he made a dessert. He offered it round, and had us guess what was in it. Mr. Thorne had a tiny taste, I had a little more. Not bad. Neither of us could guess what he'd put in it, though. He told us, all pleased, that it had pumpkin oil. Mr. Thorne didn't have more than a little spoonful. He was still pretty sick the next couple of days.)

    I will make a list of what I use and post it on here to see if it would affect them in anyway. I want as many people to be able to enjoy it as possible and would hate to make people sick. Thank you for the information! It will definitely be full disclosure I wouldn't try to sneak anything in and I don't really have secret ingredients. Just an old family recipe

     

    4 hours ago, Kheprera said:

    Yeah, I'm allergic to avocados. I break out in hives (and living in Texas, surrounded by guacamole which is used as a garnish, I have to be careful about what I order).

     

    My youngest is allergic to Jell-O.

     

    I had a boss allergic to cucumbers.

     

    And shellfish allergies are a thing. A lot of gumbos have shrimp (I looooove shrimp gumbo).  So a posting of the ingredients would be a good thing. ^_^

    While I too LOVE seafood and seafood gumbo my wife hates seafood (no allergies just never liked it) so I make chicken and sausage gumbo. One of these days though.....

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  2. 9 hours ago, Highlander said:

    Con crud?  Today is the first day I've been up and around this week.  Got hammered by something.

    In all honesty as much as I hate to say it (actually I don't this area sucks) I think it's where I live. I live in southeast texas near a TON of refineries and other things. So when I leave the area for a number of days to a place with better air (dallas isn't the best but better by far than mine) then come back my body has to readjust which says alot.... all the more reason to find better 

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  3. 13 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

     

    Ehgeh. Well. Mr. Thorne is allergic to squash in all forms; that carries all the way down to musk melons (honeydew, cantaloupe and so on) and cucumber. Nut allergies might be the most common, but they're not the only ones. I also ran into someone with capsaicin allergies, and at least one allergic to red food dye. Gluten is another common one, and most roux use wheat flour, which contains gluten.

     

    So getting a list, not only of what people might be allergic to, but also dietary prejudices, isn't just a good idea, but may save someone from, at best, a miserable weekend, or, worst case, a hospital visit.

     

    Mind, I'm not trying to discourage you, just pointing out something I've had to learn the hard way. :/

    (Mr. Thorne's dad has some trouble getting it through his skull that Mr. Thorne really /is/ allergic to pumpkin; at one point while we were visiting he made a dessert. He offered it round, and had us guess what was in it. Mr. Thorne had a tiny taste, I had a little more. Not bad. Neither of us could guess what he'd put in it, though. He told us, all pleased, that it had pumpkin oil. Mr. Thorne didn't have more than a little spoonful. He was still pretty sick the next couple of days.)

    I will make a list of what I use and post it on here to see if it would affect them in anyway. I want as many people to be able to enjoy it as possible and would hate to make people sick. Thank you for the information! 

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  4. 1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    If you are going to do this you should have some idea of how many will be showing up by asking just before the con for a commitment from people.

    also, what assistance, financial or otherwise is needed to make this happen?

    GEM

    If I do this it will be of my own accord.  I love to cook for people and would never ask them to give money. If I can't do it myself I won't do it at all. You are awesome and I thank you. I love to cook! Now if anyone decides to help I won't deny them!

     

    17 minutes ago, Kheprera said:

    Sounds yummy. From those participating, though, check on food allergies. Had a friend who is deathly allergic to nuts eat something made with peanut oil while visiting here from Australia. ER visit was not fun for him.

    I only use olive oil for the roux no other allergens 

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  5. 24 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

    What he said!

     

    ...as long as it's not a giant PITA for you. I love the idea, but I'd hate for it to turn into a hassle.:winkthumbs:

    Nah it'd all be cooked beforehand biggest thing is to figure out how to heat it up which is easy as long as the have some sorta outside outlet. If not I'll do it inside and bring it out. Im thinking of making it a firepit thing. Plus I absolutely love to cook for friends and family! 

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  6. 3 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

     

    Possible, yes; but seeing as how I’m a shameless attention whore anyway, there’s not much you could catch me doing that I’d actually care about it getting out. It would take A LOT of Kraken to get to that point. 

    Maybe it would take less absinthe than kraken? 

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  7. 6 minutes ago, Inarah said:

    As long as there's no okra in it. Or chilis. Otherwise, unfortunately, we'd have to pass. 

    Nope chicken, sausage, homemade roux and seasonings. Those other things are in my chili lol

    1 minute ago, Keianna said:

    Sure!

    I know it's really but the earlier I can get an idea of these things the better. Plus it'll be here before you know it

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  8. So in one of the threads I mentioned bbqing but thinking about it I think making a large batch of gumbo would be better. Would anyone be interested in that? I know Wednesday is pizza night and get together but what about thursday by the fire pit I could set up a small table with pots. The staff already said as long as there's no glass. I just need to find out if there is an outlet outside. But I would LOVE to cook for as many as I can! 

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  9. 1 hour ago, OneBoot said:

    One of my favorite parts is how it totally jumpstarts my painting mojo! I wanna paint ALL THE THINGS now! ::D:

     

    Also I keep finding myself distracted by the most random stuff, like a shiny lamp base, or the shadows cast by a room corner, or the folds in MrBoot's shirt, etc. and trying to figure out how to paint them. It's like my eyes leveled up! :bday:

     

    Huzzah! 

    --OneBoot :D 

    Me and the wife had the same energy we were going to clean a spot where we could both work next to each other set things up help each other. Then I got sick as a dog and haven't moved from bed ugh

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  10. 1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

    The first thing my wife does on entering a new hotel room is crank the AC temp all the way down and the fan all the way up.

    The ladies she shares rooms with while traveling on business for our Fraternal Order know this and pack their heavy jammies.

    I stand it as long as I can then will sneak it up into the low 70s.

    Our Suite during ReaperCon was very comfortable, in all ways, including temperature.

    GEM

    You're wife is awesome winter wonderland forever! 

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  11. 3 hours ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

    I bought a light box from the Not-Secret-Weapon booth.  

     

    I was like:  "Is that a light box?  GIMME!"

     

    And then Bryan told me all of its features after I bought it.  This was my whole con shopping experience.  Is that X?  GIMME! *throws fistful of money*

     

    I'm a hard sell.  ^_^

    All I remember was talespinner saying badger was a good airbrush brand so instead of just getting the compressor I needed I said what do I need to get started....I now have the whole shebang, so I know how you feel

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  12. 1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

    I know at one point there was a Bones dispenser (like one of those coin op machines in grocery stores).  Claw machine could be fun.

    I know they have one st the game store we saw it monday when we went it's a shame they didn't have it at the con (dispenser not close game lol)

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  13. On 9/4/2018 at 5:39 PM, Crimson_king_of_the_tower said:

    I REALLY wish I could figure out a way to barbecue and grill for everyone I'm gonna have to look into that

    Ok so I think I've figured it out instead of bbq I think the better bet is to make a large batch of gumbo (which im very good at and my family has honed me for lol). Should also be easier to heat up and serve to everyone I need to start a thread to see who'd be interested! 

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  14. 3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

    Not sure if we met (I was the bearded guy in the maroon nerd vest with the Trip Hazzard ribbons) but feel free to grab me and say hi!  I've faked being an extrovert so long that I have even fooled myself and will have no problem taking you around and introducing you to everyone else.  I was taken under the wing of some regulars and am always up for paying it forward.

    You and knarthex were super wonderful to us this year and I don't think our experience would have been the same had we not gotten to chase you 2 around like we were lost ducklings lol. We are currently working on a process to bottle and capture different colored "slimes and oozes" in small plastic portable containment unit that people can come and claim if they so choose. (I wonder if anyone will get it lol)

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  15. 3 hours ago, Inarah said:

     

    They are metal. All swag bag figures are metal. The VIP figures were resin but they were convention-only specials. 

     

    The swag bags didn't last long. I was hoping to get an extra. 

    I will be getting extra bags when I get my tickets for next year I need more reaper bucks im winning something at the auction next year lol

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  16. 14 minutes ago, ladystorm said:

    It was a $30 item, listed in the program on the page with all of the other show specific models.

    I stocked it in the booth on the stand alone grid wall panel with the big sign that said "New for Reaper Con." on at least two pegs.

    lol that's what I get for being lazy and not reading my booklet until the last day hah!

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  17. I knoooooow it's a bit early but I figured I'd start it fresh off the heels of this year while I had steam. I say semi annual cause next year would only be the second year I will have done it. I am making this topic for people to post what type of basing techniques they would like to learn and what materials they would like to practice with. Also for me to keep track of it all and show what materials I've picked up along the way. I will do my best in the next year to acquire more skills that people are looking for and use this thread and other  means to find those who can if I don't learn it. Thanks in advance feel free to post about anything that might help I plan on improving the little get together much for next year! Cheers!

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