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Alright, Jaffar, S_Merc and I are planning out a meet-up at the GW in Chicago. (Battle Bunker is the term I believe.)
This meeting does not yet have a set date, however the consensus is sometime in July or August.
Further plans will be fleshed out as time goes on. Feel free to give suggestions etc.
(Laying this down now, first week of August is not open)
List of Attendees
(coming in blue, maybe coming in red)
A date in July is recommended, and establishing a set-in-stone date ASAP is very important, to give people time to prepare financially and to give people enough time to mark the date on their calendars. I'd also recommend having various 'events' going on, and some plans as far as hotels, activities, food, etc. goes; how responsible you are as organisers is up to you, but once you decide, you should stick to it.
Check out Toastee's UK Meetup threads, past and present, for examples.
Good luck, guys.
Lost, thanks much for the advice, you make several good points.
OK, here's the rundown so far. I'm checking on the 24th-26th of July. Will be calling tomorrow for availability.
Personally I plan to stay at the nearest Country Inns + Suits which is roughly 20 minutes from the bunker. If anyone wants me to check out other hotel locations just ask. The Address of the battle bunker is
1524 Butterfield Road, Suite A
Downers Grove, IL, 60515
Hotel Address available upon request.
Both 40K, and Fantasy Tournaments are to be set up. PP games can be set up to play at the hotel if you so desire.
Another idea that we (being theyak and myself, last time we attempted to organise a Chicago Meet) was to keep it the same weekend as the Games Day. That way, people will be more likely to make the trek, to attend both events. I was told that the GD goes on in a separate area from the actual Battle Bunker, so the Bunker should be free. Otherwise, people might say "Well, I'd rather go to a GD than a forum Meet, so the GD wins out."
Since the Chicago GD is always in late July, that seems like it would fit your time frame.
I might head down and meet up if work doesn't ship me off to some other city by that time.
I would probably Attempt to make it down there assuming I can afford to go and that I can get off what ever job I end up working.
Last edited by Agate; December 4th, 2008 at 06:24.
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I'm happy to help. Here are the sticking points that caused it to fall through the times LN and I (+others) tried to get things together.
1) Underaged participants. If it works out, I'd be willing to come as one of the guests... as an organizer, be aware that underaged participants are YOUR liability. The way around it is to declare parental supervision(like most cons) but I got quite a bit of flack for it. Know that you are legally responsible for any underaged individual that attends if you make it an organized event.
The one thing I don't know if it would be a work around is if you just set a date for people to get together rather than organize stuffs..... it might work around it.(I was unwilling to pay to consult a lawyer on minor liability)
2) dates.... there are several cons and GTs to consider for scheduling. Putting it close to one of those and trying to piggy back might be fun. OR, schedule it DURING a GT or something and have an informal "LO" get together around a GT(more like friends just meeting up at a con) this would allow you to follow the con's attendence rules and throw any minors under whatever liability dodging setup they have for it.
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If it's in July, it would be great for me. I should be back home in Chicago for that month before I go out to another trip in the desert. A quick tourney before that would be awesome.
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Alright please note, any members under 18 must have a responsible adult to cover for you in case of accidents, sickness or other troubles for liability purposes.
I'm organizing this, so take responsiblity for the event as a whole but I can't cover up for minors as well.
Also I've contacted the GW, they are open in July and SHOULD have a second room we can pretty much reserve for ourselves by that time.
Also if anyone would like to sub-organize tournament etc. That's really not my cup of tea and I would love the help.
Let me know if you're going. I have this evil plan for a game most people can get into..
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