SotA Con - Austin 2017 (Oct 13-15, 2017)

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  1. Winfield

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    Great! I won't personally be at Opal Devine's Marina for that event. I imagine others at Spring Hill Suites might have vehicles and looking for food and beverage! I hope you/others have a blast at Opal's to watch the telethon and meet up with others coming into town Thursday. They have free WiFi there, but few electrical outlets.

    https://www.meetup.com/Shroud-of-the-Avatar-Gatherings-Austin/events/243487252/

    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Opal Devine's
    12709 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX

    Thanks and I'll see you Thursday night at the Curtain Theatre or Friday at the SotA Con!
     
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    I used to be signed into Meetup, but I was getting so much spam e-mail that I stopped it.
    If one was started to include DFW area gatherings that might induce me to sign back into Meetup.
     
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    Excellent point. I schedule a couple of meetups per month, especially around the telethons, in Austin. That generates announcements. For the Austin events, we try to provide WiFi connections to the events too, as Lord British typically tries to Skype or Zoom into the Austin events. Anyone can also join by WiFi/Internet if we have it running.

    DFW is a bustling area that has several SotA people in/near by (perhaps more than Austin). Anyone can create the meetup.com for SotA DFW and schedule events. Maybe someone can "build it and they will come"! If no one creates one for DFW, perhaps I could create meetups for DFW on a new meetup.com site (as long as people get interested), but I would rarely be able to attend any events myself (6 hours from me in San Antonio). Let's see if someone creates a site by January 2018, and we can revisit a DFW Meetup.com SotA group then. Is that OKay?
     
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    We should talk more about this ... See how many Novians there are around DFW; if enough are interested, might be a good idea to start a Meetup page.
    Of course DFW covers a large area too ... I'm in McKinney, are you close?
     
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    I found UBER to be great and very helpful in DC at the UO 20th. Check it out for that area. The ride for me was cheaper than a taxi.
     
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    Event Reminder before SotA Con Austin on Thursday:

    Coming into town for SotA Con Austin 2017? Want to watch the SotA Telethon? Want to hang out with SotA friends and attendees? This is a casual no-host come as you are / come and go when you want gathering. SotA Con is the next day nearby and SotA Telethon is underway 3-7 PM this day! At Opal Devine's there's free WiFi, so you can watch and participate in the Telethon LIVE (bring a tablet or smart phone).
    Pre-SotA Con and SotA Telethon LIVE Gathering

    Thursday, October 12, 2017
    3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Opal Devine's
    12709 North Mopac Expressway, Austin, TX​

     
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    I was just looking at Meetups Policies - they are designed to be "local" so a separate DFW site is best, run by a local organizer. So I can't run the DFW site, but I could be a co-organizer. https://www.meetup.com/policy/

    I like Meetup.com over other event sites, because we are building a local communities for SotA and Ultima fans, etc. to get together.



    Why is meetup.com relevant to SotA Con 2017 Austin attendees? Well, spoken from the original objectives of SotA Con inventor @Violation Clauth :

    "The Shroud of the Avatar Convention (SotA Con) is a Shroud of the Avatar themed gathering for players and developers to come together, grow together, and share ideas. There can be many SotA Cons around the world." - http://east.sotacon.org/what-is-sota-con
    Thus, we share ideas. meetup.com groups for SotA could be set up in any local place world-wide - again, with intent to meet each other face-to-face. A local SotA meetup.com group could be the start of a future SotA Con location in their city! Their local members know each other well, know the area, are natural planners, and have the drive to make events great experiences for each other.

    So if we want more SotA Cons around the world, a low risk pathway could be:
    1. have a SotA Meetup site (meetup.com) and events in a new city.
    2. create ideas for a SotA Con in that city among members.
    3. try / check out different venues at their Meetups (like Meetup at a certain hotel restaurant / pub)
    4. have a "mini-SotA Con" via their Meetups inviting in people outside the area to attend too - try it out! Like maybe a Dave & Busters party room.
    5. if all goes well, plan a new SotA Con and invite the World!
    So maybe future SotA Cons start with Meetups !?!
     
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    I'm getting ready for Fishing (and picnic) on Sunday at Castleton! Getting Psyched up!


    Lovely! Someday... !



    Cane Poles!



    Smallmouth Bass on a creek



    Yum!



    Medieval Fishing!



    Food of the Middle Ages! -- shall this be the future of Nutrition in SotA? What "economic class" are you?



    And something more humorous! (the future of Player Owned Towns, eh?)
     
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    OK Guys...

    The itinerary has been updated...
    The panel rooms are paid for...
    The dance party room was complimentary...
    The sound equipment is on it's way...
    The food for Saturday evening is locked in...
    The money has been accounted for that has been spent...

    What you guys say we go to Austin, Texas and blow this sum ***** out?!?!?!
     
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    YEE HA!

    Let The Pigeons Loose!
     
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    FYI - for those coming into town Thursday...

    DEV ALERT ...

    Lord British, Berek AND Scottie Jones (Scottie is acting in the play) will be at the following event for those in town in Austin:

    Thursday, 10/13/2017 @ 7:00pm CST - The Baron's Men Curtain Theatre - The Dead of Winter (Additional event optional not included in ticket price)
     
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    Bedford - we had lunch with Audacity
     
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    Yo Zeke, thanks for providing this information. 2 thumbs up m8!

    Unfortunately I won't be making the trek to Austin but I wish all the attendees a great weekend!\

    Go SotA!
     
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    Dear everyone,

    Who is going to the Scare for the Cure? I don't want to be scared by myself!!
     
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    Ahh ok! ... Didn't connect the name here! I'll ping you in a PM after SotAcon
     
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    I'd SO go with you if I was gonna be there <3
     
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    When is it? I'll go if you go on the moonlight cruise :D
     
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    Going to Baron's Men Play in Austin during SotA Con? Want to volunteer to help Baron's Men staff to park cars, sell items, greet people and more? Their staff and actors do so much (make their own costumes, volunteer their own time, etc.).

    This could be a great experience where you meet new people and learn a new trade, all at the historic and unique Curtain Theatre (Richard Garriott's 1/3 replica of the Globe Shakespearean Playhouse).

    Fill out the following form: Dead of Winter FOH

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1...Hs9KcaWBRhJl3ZMq-OGXtgpASrJw/viewform?c=0&w=1

    I don't know how soon you would need to be at the theater, perhaps by 6:30 PM to receive training/instructions (?)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I want to go!
     
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    Next year can sotacon NOT be on the same weekend as ACL aka Austin City Limits music festival, there's 500,000 people flying in this day making our flights super expensive for no reason, if we can plan better and avoid overly expensive flights because of huge music festivals, that'd be great
     
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