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

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  1. Gelerion

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    For those of us who haven't attended a Sota-related con, do you have anyone who can help us out? In addition, I hope there are others such as myself who are new to the game (3+ months) besides the veterans who have been playing it for years. I know duke is too busy to respond to my email. That's why I'm posting it here.
     
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    What help are you looking for?
     
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    Thanks for asking. Lesni has helped me out with my questions.
     
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    Thanks to @Winfield And everyone else that came to opening night of The Dead of Winter last night! The Baron's Men always appreciate a good audience. And welcome to those that are planning to come out tonight. I won't be there tonight, but may see a few of you if you come out to Scare for a Cure on Saturday. Save a salute for General Weaver if you make it to the resistance at FOB Omega!
     
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    Looks like I'm late to the party. Hopefully someone will be willing to part with their cloak at a nominal fee at a later date.
     
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    Here! Here! Incredible to meet so many friendly faces in person. Had a blast. Five stars.

    P.S. @Serafina, get that challenge coin ready - won't be so forgiving the next time. ;)
     
  9. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

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    Thank you Berek!

    What to expect in the future for SOTACON-Austin...

    Guys, we had a great SOTACON!!!
    During which, I tried to make my way from guest to guest to have a personal sit down with them and get their feedback.
    I appreciate everyone's ideas and input to make this event bigger and better.
    A few things that are definite that I can report to the community immediately...

    #1. The SOTACON-Austin venue will be perpetual... In other words, the show MUST go on.
    #2. The location of every year's SOTACON-Austin will be at the Renaissance Hotel until they can no longer accommodate.
    #3. Ticket sales will always START on January 1st at midnight and END about 60 days before the event.
    #4. Hotel room blocks will NEVER be part of the equation again when setting up the CON.

    Holy smokes! What a great time!
    To me, the dance party and raffle was freaking EPIC!!!
    I had to pinch myself a few times to make sure it was really happening.

    Folks, the team and I are already planning the 2018 SOTACON-Austin, and started before we left Austin.

    CLOAKS!!!
    I gotta nail down how Port wants to do it, whether they are gonna put the cloaks in everyone's account or if I give them out in game.
    If I give them out in game, I will probably mail them all out when I receive them via the in-game mail system.

    Hell of a time guys... LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT!!!
     
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  10. Fionwyn Wyldemane

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    I need to chime in here and tell everyone how much fun I had! OMG...from beginning to end, it was epic. :)

    Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to organize it, to all the Devs who participated and to the community members who were able to attend. I have many fond memories and I had so many laughs it hurt...lol.

    Hugs to all!
     
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    It was indeed a wonderful event, I want to thank all those who were involved in scheduling, organizing and running Sota con Austin 2017. It was a great time. I enjoyed meeting the developers and players. It was a great event.

    Waldo Ptolomy
     
  12. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

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    SOTACON - Austin 2017 CLOAKS!

    I'm about to finalize arrangements with Portalarium to acquire all the cloaks for attendees and donations.

    To ease the workload on Port, I have elected to take the responsibility to distribute the cloaks to everyone in-game via the in-game mail system.

    This is very important... Please insure that you have added "Ezekiel Cooper" to your in-game friends list.
     
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    It is most unfortunate that a few folks have made a decision to monopolize sotacon without the community approval. Sotacon started on the east coast and everyone was happy to have it move around.

    And don't pretend that others can create their.own sotacon because it cost too much to share the community across more than one.

    I am very disappointed.
     
  14. Duke Ezekiel Cooper

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    Hehe, nobody is monopolizing SOTACON...
    @Tahru, please organize a SOTACON in your area, and we'll do everything in our power to promote and advertise it.
     
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    Done
     
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    Nothing personal, but sotacon 2018 is either on the west coast or east coast or Europe. Nobody agreed to a repeat location. I suggest that if money has been paid for next year, it should be reclaimed. Sotacon is for everyone, so it must move. That is not negotiable.


    I was at the first Sotacon in Baltimore hosted by @Violation Clauth and the clear message coming out of it was a celebration of it, what it could be and the most welcome idea that it shoudl move every year. We celebrated that it was going to be Austin this year. But all of us have been expecting it to move around and eventually return to the east coast. Not one single person thought it was going to be nailed down to Austin.

    It is not possible to have more than one Sotacon per year. It cost as much to host one as it cost 2-3 participants to come.

    Now, there is the question if there is anyone that wants to host one somewhere else. And if nobody wants to host one anywhere else, that is totally fine. But the priority should be to reach out to find more locations before the same location is ever considered.
     
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    Am I to understand that you think that there's only 1 SOTACON per year?

    If that's the case, please allow me to spin you up to speed...

    There are multiple regional SOTACON's annually...
    Every region has a designated Event Manager...
    If a region does not have a designated Event Manager, then no one has stepped up to fill the role...
    I'm the Event Manager for SOTACON - Austin in the Southern United States.

    If you don't have an Event Manager in the region that your in, please... I implore you... Organize a SOTACON! :)

    @Brickbat - @Lazarus Long,
    Can you guys please help this player out?
     
  18. 2112Starman

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    You guys still got my $350 for SotaCon even though I didn't make it, I still want meh cloak!
     
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    It's on it's way, your not forgotten. @Berek and I are putting the cloaks together as we speak.
     
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    There have been only 2 Sotacons. In 2016 Baltimore and in 2017 Austin. The fact is that
    1. It cost most people 2-3K just to go to one event.
    2. We go to these events because we want to connect we each other.
    3. Ideally, we will all go to the same one.
    I am not buying the multi-sotacon argument. It will never happen.
     
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