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Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:51 am

Ancalagon wrote:Excellent! Very much looking forward to Gary Con 2016.
Airfare - CHECK!

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:59 pm

The event catalog is supposed to be posted today with registration this Saturday. Good luck! I'm not registering for events this year. I'm just going to show up, jump into games, and have a great time.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:18 pm

We've got a bit of a dip in C&C events from last year. There are 15 C&C events currently in the event catalog, not counting the C&C tournament and 2 sessions of Dr. Who RPG that are mistakenly listed as being C&C events.

You can currently view the event catalog at Event Catalog.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:26 pm

Buttmonkey wrote:We've got a bit of a dip in C&C events from last year. There are 15 C&C events currently in the event catalog, not counting the C&C tournament and 2 sessions of Dr. Who RPG that are mistakenly listed as being C&C events.

You can currently view the event catalog at Event Catalog.


That number is lower because GaryCon lost 8 C&C events that I normally run each year, but gained the C&C Tournament instead which has a total of 14 events. Counting those would make 29 C&C events which is close to last year.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:58 pm

Registration has been pushed back a week.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:39 pm

Brian Miller so is a person suppose to register for each event for the tourney? Sorry if already answered.

Edit: Never mind it says in the description I think.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:39 pm

thenorthman wrote:Brian Miller so is a person suppose to register for each event for the tourney? Sorry if already answered.

Edit: Never mind it says in the description I think.



To enter the C&C tournament, all you have to do is register for one first round event slot. There are 4 time slots to choose from: 8am-noon, noon-4pm, 4pm-8pm, 8pm-midnight.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:52 pm

We may be down from last year, but 15 is still a pretty fair number. I have 3? games on the schedule, I think. Either way, Troll Lord Games appreciates all of our participating CK's. We look forward to seeing all of you at Gary Con. :D

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:52 pm

Brian, when are you going to disseminate the tournament module to the CKs?

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:57 pm

Buttmonkey wrote:Brian, when are you going to disseminate the tournament module to the CKs?


Early February.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:09 pm

So, registration was a debacle again yesterday. I'm really glad I decided not to preregister for any events this year. I was spared a great deal of frustration.

I am generally a Gary Con proselytizer and apologist. I sing Gary Con's praises all over the place. But it gets harder to do that without embarrassing myself when registration implodes every year. There have been serious registration snafus the last 3 years. They keep saying they are going to fix it, but then they just screw up in new ways. I'm very demoralized. The con is so great and it will be wonderful again this year once it starts, but the next few days are definitely going to sting. I wish I could defend the con to the angry attendees who are complaining about the registration mess over the last couple weeks, but I just can't. :(

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 5:31 pm

I had a great time at GC last year and spread the word about it to ALL my gamer friends... but GC had 11 months to put in place and test a system to handle event registration for what I estimate to be less than 1,500 people and the results only worsened. Many folks are still waiting find out if they even have events in their account. I'm hoping for the best for everyone but there is no need for anyone to defend continued poor performance.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:43 pm

Nothing wrong with just doing pick up games. I'd just be happy if I could successfully pre purchase a Convention badge. They STILL haven't responded to my messages, and it has been weeks. If I cannot successfully pre buy, I am not going to risk driving all the way up there from AZ just to find out I can't get in due to being sold out.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:45 pm

The risk with pick up games is not knowing what one will be able to find. Since I'm spending $$$ on airfare, rental car, and hotel room, I prefer to register for events that interest me and not have to be concerned with hunting for pick up games that may or may not interest me.

For your badge issue, I think the silver level badges are unlimited on a advanced registration basis but not certain about at-the-door sign ups. If you don't already have some type of housing set up you may be in a bit of a bind on where to stay each night. Its pretty sloppy for no one at the con to get back to you. Good luck.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:47 pm

Ancalagon wrote:The risk with pick up games is not knowing what one will be able to find. Since I'm spending $$$ on airfare, rental car, and hotel room, I prefer to register for events that interest me and not have to be concerned with hunting for pick up games that may or may not interest me.

For your badge issue, I think the silver level badges are unlimited on a advanced registration basis but not certain about at-the-door sign ups. If you don't already have some type of housing set up you may be in a bit of a bind on where to stay each night. Its pretty sloppy for no one at the con to get back to you. Good luck.


I always go without signing up in advance. I always manage to find plenty of games to get in on.

I also already have room arranged, with a fellow board member. I'll look into what they say about the Silver badges.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:53 am

Let me know if not able to make it Treebore.

I did get us access to some lounge......which sounds like it does give access to food if going on the cheap.....comes with the room. Well it was extra but wasn't going to ask to split that portion since it's something I wanted to do.

Was going to mention I am renting a super crew type truck from ORD and have one passenger already the chimed in but see you plan on driving. I charged him $35 from airport to hotel then back Monday. To help with gas and what not. His flight comes in 7pm Wednesday night.

Anyone else looking for a ride for $35? Easily handle two more folks.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:56 am

According to an e-mail the Gary Con folks sent out today, they are working on the issues, but currently do not have the "check out" option fixed yet. So hopefully that will be done in a day or two, and all my anxieties will be put to rest.

Yeah, Northman, we are driving up there because we are dropping off a new Service Dog in Oklahoma City on the way up there. Going to be putting a LOT of miles on my car again...

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:09 am

Still getting a 404 error when I try to buy a badge. :cry:

I hope they get it fixed soon.

BTW, mapped out the drive today. Its 26 hours of actual driving. So I will likely break it up into 3 days of driving each way. Plus add in a day or two on the way up there for dropping off the Service Dog.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:01 pm

You can't buy a badge right now. All purchasing of badges and events is temporarily suspended while they untangle the registration mess from Saturday. There will be an announcement when the shopping side of the site turns back on.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:31 am

Got an e-mail saying we should be able to start buying badges again starting on Sunday.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:37 pm

Wahoo! There was an event I want to add to my schedule.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:31 pm

Have two tickets for Tyler's Sat. 6:00 Pot of Broken Bones and Halfling Broth C&C game that we won't be using (don't worry Tyler, we're in your Fri. nite game) - before I send a cancel is there anyone who would want them and I can just hand off and they be guaranteed to get them?

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:41 pm

seskis281 wrote:Have two tickets for Tyler's Sat. 6:00 Pot of Broken Bones and Halfling Broth C&C game that we won't be using (don't worry Tyler, we're in your Fri. nite game) - before I send a cancel is there anyone who would want them and I can just hand off and they be guaranteed to get them?



Hmmm... my cuz, miller6, would need to let me know if I would have that time slot open, since I am helping him run his C&C tournament games... if I do, I'd like to play.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:32 am

Tree I'll just hold on to 'em for the time being - they're yours if your timing works out. :)

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:47 am

Treebore wrote:
seskis281 wrote:Have two tickets for Tyler's Sat. 6:00 Pot of Broken Bones and Halfling Broth C&C game that we won't be using (don't worry Tyler, we're in your Fri. nite game) - before I send a cancel is there anyone who would want them and I can just hand off and they be guaranteed to get them?



Hmmm... my cuz, miller6, would need to let me know if I would have that time slot open, since I am helping him run his C&C tournament games... if I do, I'd like to play.



The C&C tournament awards ceremony ends at 5pm saturday so I see no reason you couldn't make a 6pm sat game. I will need you multiple slots thurs and friday.

Brian

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:15 am

There ya go! I'll take them! Thanks, John!

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:57 am

Treebore were you and your wife needing the bedroom of the suite or you okay with the king size pull out bed?

Reason I ask is the bedroom has two beds and there is a friend of mine posting looking for a roommate and was going to offer him to join us. Which would be easiest if he and I took the bedroom with the two beds. He currently has a room off site as well.

Make the trip a little cheaper.

I am fine either way though.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:57 pm

Treebore wrote:There ya go! I'll take them! Thanks, John!


Mona and I will be there Friday mid-day, so after I pick up my tickets I'll give them to ya! Looking forward to seeing you again 8-)

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:15 pm

thenorthman wrote:Treebore were you and your wife needing the bedroom of the suite or you okay with the king size pull out bed?

Reason I ask is the bedroom has two beds and there is a friend of mine posting looking for a roommate and was going to offer him to join us. Which would be easiest if he and I took the bedroom with the two beds. He currently has a room off site as well.

Make the trip a little cheaper.

I am fine either way though.


With my wife's and I disability issues, its best if we get the bedroom.

Re: Gary Con VIII (2016)

Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:15 pm

seskis281 wrote:
Treebore wrote:There ya go! I'll take them! Thanks, John!


Mona and I will be there Friday mid-day, so after I pick up my tickets I'll give them to ya! Looking forward to seeing you again 8-)


Yeah, we plan on getting their late Wednesday.
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