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« on: September 14, 2009, 06:34:50 PM »

What: OctoCon V

When: Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 AM to Midnight

Where: United In Faith Church, 6525 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL

Why: Games, games, games!!!

Who: Anyone that wants to attend!

The Skinny:

Let's play some games!

The Facilities:

I have acquired the use of the fellowship hall and lounge of my church for us to use for a gaming day. Cost of using said room is whatever donation you care to make, so I would like everyone attending to make a donation of some sort. Don't care how much, just a donation, however much you want to give. (Note that this is NOT manditory, just if you feel like donating, donate!)

The church is a converted printing plant, so the main fellowship hall is inside of the main plant space. It is large and roomy and doesn't look very church like (except for the statue of Jesus that will be staring out at the room the whole time. Hoping this might deter cheating.) We will have access to over a dozen 4X8 tables, and more could be grabbed if needed. It is totally handicap accessable. There is a soda machine in the fellowship hall that we are free to use. There is also a kitchen that is part of the hall, we should be able to use the refrigerator there for soda and snacks.

The lounge is right off of the fellowship hall, with couches and places to relax if you are not playing a game at the time. There is a 35" TV in there, so if someone so desired we could have video games running in there during the down times as well.

Food:

There are a number of restaurants in the area. Across the street is a Burger King, a Subway, a Dunkin Donuts, and a chinese fast food restaurant. Down the street is a gyros/hot dog place, a typical Chicago corner greek restaurant, a bar, and another Chinese place (non-fast food). Hepcat enjoys going up to the Pepe's mexican restaurant to drink his lunch, so that is an option too.

There are two grocery stores right by the church; a large chain store, and a smaller Polish market, for your junk food needs. You can bring your own munchies and soda in with you.

I would provide 3-4 dozen donuts and coffee for breakfast in the morning, on a first come first serve basis. Everyone would be responsible for their own lunch, but we have a wide selection. It seems like nobody stops playing for dinner, so we play that by ear too. Maybe this year we can get buy in to have some pizzas delivered, we'll see what happens.

Alcohol:

No alcohol in the church for insurance reasons. Sorry. Regardless, there are a number of neighborhood-style bars and pubs around the church.

List of games (subject to change based of attendance):

Last Night on Earth
Agricola
Wings of War
Kill Dr. Lucky
Shadows Over Camelot
Crokinole
Battlestar Galactica
Colliseum
Pitchcar
Neuroshima Hex
and many more!

If anyone has an questions, please let me know!  Would love to have some folks from GT show up!  Graham made it last year, although somehow we managed to miss each other.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2009, 08:23:47 PM »

I'm bringin' coffee and my usual trunk load of games.  So there will be NO shortage of stuff to play. 

...god, I gotta stop buying games. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2009, 08:25:22 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on September 14, 2009, 08:23:47 PM

I'm bringin' coffee and my usual trunk load of games.  So there will be NO shortage of stuff to play. 

...god, I gotta stop buying games. 

Notice I threw Neuroshima Hex in there, just cause I know that you're its bitch these days.  smile
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2009, 08:33:27 PM »

true, true.  i absolutely adore that game.  plus, i broke down and bought the new space hulk and assembled the minis this past weekend.  so i'll have that with me, as well.  oh, and the new pegasus expansion for bsg, too.

...seriously, gotta stop buying so many damn games.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2009, 09:51:23 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on September 14, 2009, 08:33:27 PM

true, true.  i absolutely adore that game.  plus, i broke down and bought the new space hulk and assembled the minis this past weekend.  so i'll have that with me, as well.  oh, and the new pegasus expansion for bsg, too.

...seriously, gotta stop buying so many damn games.

Will you have the minis painted? smile
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2009, 04:07:59 AM »

looking at that map it seems awfully close to O'Hare airport.....
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2009, 04:10:12 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 15, 2009, 04:07:59 AM

looking at that map it seems awfully close to O'Hare airport.....

About 10 minutes, yes.
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 07:07:21 PM »

I can probably go that weekend.  I thought that we might have plans but it looks like things fell through.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2009, 07:09:07 PM »

Quote from: Graham on September 24, 2009, 07:07:21 PM

I can probably go that weekend.  I thought that we might have plans but it looks like things fell through.

Excellent!
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2009, 08:04:13 PM »

My wife isn't much of a game player, so are any "gaming widows" planning on getting together during that time?
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2009, 08:08:53 PM »

Quote from: Graham on September 24, 2009, 08:04:13 PM

My wife isn't much of a game player, so are any "gaming widows" planning on getting together during that time?

My wife will be staying as far away from this as possible...   icon_wink

She's going to be doing some stuff with my kids that day, including a rally at my son's cub scout troop which I will be missing, because of the con.  But hey, I scheduled the church and the con before I found out about the pushcar rally!
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2009, 07:41:07 PM »

Does anyone have any interest in the following games:

Red November
Pandemic
Risk: Halo Wars
Nexus Ops

If I come it probably won't be until the afternoon, but would appreciate it if someone could teach me Agricola and/or Kingsburg.  I thought I saw these last time.  I would bring Dominion, but I'm guessing someone else will be bringing that too and I haven't gotten around to buying the expansion.
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« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2009, 07:48:46 PM »

Quote from: Graham on October 09, 2009, 07:41:07 PM

Does anyone have any interest in the following games:

Red November
Pandemic
Risk: Halo Wars
Nexus Ops

If I come it probably won't be until the afternoon, but would appreciate it if someone could teach me Agricola and/or Kingsburg.  I thought I saw these last time.  I would bring Dominion, but I'm guessing someone else will be bringing that too and I haven't gotten around to buying the expansion.

I would be more than happy to spin up a game of Agricola.  And I would like to try Pandemic, heard good things about it.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2009, 03:03:41 PM »

I have pandemic and the new expansion, On the Brink.  I'll bring them both.  Zarathud has Red November.  I'll ask him to bring that as well.
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