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My crew of five drew an earliest hotel registration time of 2:00 this afternoon, which wasn't enough to score a room in a connected hotel.  It looks like we'll be out by the airport again this year, so that will place a premium on traveling light, and shopping responsibly. ::P:

 

Next task, decide whether we're driving, and how to configure two different miniature war-games for air travel.  Perhaps this is the year when Fat Dragon fold-flat buildings will cover the table...

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2 hours ago, Corsair said:

We are going to go this year, my wife will be shopping while I game!

 

Have you been before? This will be our sixth consecutive year (plus one more in 1980...)

 

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Got our rooms. managed to get in early time and got one of the hotels past the football field. Not the one we wanted, but the one just past it. We will definitely be driving so our next task is to decide our car situation. One of our party has to work on the 31st and cannot get out of it so she and her fiancee are heading down the next day. We usually go in two cars with 3 a car but since we'll be down 2 people for the ride down, do we load up in one SUV or stay split up in two smaller cars as we caravan down.

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7 hours ago, Corsair said:

No, retired now so it is doable this year with the time off!

 

I'd recommend googling around for Gencon Survival Guides.  My main observation is that you will be on your feet a lot, so I wear comfortable hiking boots with ankle support. How did you do with rooms?  (Because if you weren't in the lottery yesterday, you most likely won't be any closer than ~15 miles away from the convention center.)

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I pulled 447p on the housing lottery.  closest i could get was 11.7mi away.  i ended up cancelling that, then throwing 2x the money at a hotel about 3 blocks away.  i'm really tempted to get a VIG badge, or at least look at it.  i think i read somewhere, but don't quote me, that a VIG badge will give you preferential housing lottery numbers.

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Well, I've decided to splurge on a trip to Gen Con, since my daughter's going to be off visiting family and I'll be all alone.  Is there a reaper forum get-together at some time?

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3 hours ago, John Fiala said:

Well, I've decided to splurge on a trip to Gen Con, since my daughter's going to be off visiting family and I'll be all alone.  Is there a reaper forum get-together at some time?

You driving or flying? 

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2 minutes ago, John Fiala said:

 

Flying - I'm heading in on the 31st and heading home on the 4th.

Figured you probably were, but if you were driving, I'd offer you a place to stop approx halfway.  Have fun!

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2 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

Figured you probably were, but if you were driving, I'd offer you a place to stop approx halfway.  Have fun!

 

Well, let me know, maybe I can slip the pilot an extra twenty to buzz your house. :)

 

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Not sure about this year, the summer is a bit up in the air for us. 

 

I have relatives in Indy though, so I don't have to worry about accommodations. 

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