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I'll probably shoot to leave here at 11:30 or so.  Probably arriving between noon and 1.  I may park in the lot nearby, as that looks like the best option.

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Alpha Omega Hobby was a good place.  Clean and open (though they JUST moved in so its possible it will be dirty and crowded with stands next time).  Fun was had by all!*

 

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*except maybe Todd

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I'm not going to RCon, which means I have about a 99% chance of not playing Gloomhaven or Pathfinder that weekend.  

 

So if other people are up for it, I'm down with an RCan't Con.  

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I know I'm busy on August 11th/12th. Aside from that August is at least possible for me. Labor Day may also be possible.

 

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 As usual, I can't commit to anything since i never know if I'm working Saturdays until a couple days before.

But if I'm off I'll be there.

 

 

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Last night, I reviewed my August weekend planning with the family.

 

I'm now fully on board with having the August paint day in September. :zombie:

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14 minutes ago, klarg1 said:

Last night, I reviewed my August weekend planning with the family.

 

You need to stop doing that.  

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51 minutes ago, knarthex said:

We need to have a meeting hosted by Ladystorm at con...

Not gonna happen.

Sorry, it's a work weekend for me. 

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18 minutes ago, ladystorm said:

Not gonna happen.

Sorry, it's a work weekend for me. 

Not even a pic with your old discipels?

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