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Expo Icrontic 2012

Expo Icrontic 2012

Expo Icrontic 2011 group photo

Icrontic is, at first glance, a website. An online community. A site that writes about technology and video games and hobbies, right? Right.

But just under the surface lies the real face of the Icrontic community: An incredibly awesome group of real live people.

For nearly ten years, this amazing, diverse, multinational group of friends have all flown, driven, walked, hitched, locomoted, and ambled their way to the environs of metro Detroit, Michigan on an annual pilgrimage to hang out in real life with each other.

EXPO Icrontic 2011, PirateNinja and Primesuspect

It’s hard to explain exactly what Expo Icrontic is. It’s easy to say, “Oh, it’s a five-day LAN party”… but that fails to explain the many people who don’t play PC games. There are all kinds of events, from a dedicated board gaming tournament to an annual golf outing; from a duct tape engineering challenge to an exploration of some of Detroit’s diverse restaurants. We’ve had dance parties, card games, cartoon-watching marathons, movie nights, fitness workshops, homebrewing classes, book readings, and more. It’s basically a huge celebration of all the things Icrontic loves and all the things that make us the best community on the web. Just take Teramona’s word for it. Or Ilriyas‘. Or Dunigan’s.

Expo Icrontic is just as fun for new members as it is for those who have been to all nine. It’s truly a remarkable experience, and if you want to have a long weekend filled with camaraderie, unimaginably cool experiences, and a newfound respect for all things geeky, you should definitely, definitely get in on this.

Expo Icrontic 2012 Logo 8DW20-WQGDI-CBY07EXPO ICRONTIC 2012

June 20-24th, 2012
Warren, Michigan

This year, we are returning to Tracey’s Corner Cafe, located at 29200 Hoover Road in Warren. As in prior years, we’ll have the entire basement to ourselves, all with the convenience of a lovely cafe and sandwich shop right up the stairs. Centrally located near a bunch of hotels and with plenty of parking and event space, we’re all set to make Expo Icrontic 2012 another great success.

The ticket fee for attending Expo Icrontic is $50. Tickets are available on EventBrite. If you need to be picked up from DTW (Detroit Metropolitan Airport), the Icrontic Taxi Service is an additional $10 fee.

For hotels, we recommend either La Quinta or Courtyard by Marriott. Both are very close to Tracey’s and are favorite choices of Icrontic travelers.

As always, we’ll have tons of awesome prizes for attendees; our sponsor and giveaway list will be forthcoming.

We hope to see you in June! It’s the chance of a lifetime to meet and hang out with some of the best the internet has to offer.
Click here to buy tickets:
Register for Expo Icrontic 2012 in Warren, MI  on Eventbrite

Comments

  1. primesuspect
    primesuspect If you are a subscriber or you have helped with ICHQ II, you are entitled to a discount code; PLEASE message me before you buy for the discount code!
  2. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx MY BODY IS READY.

    My employment status is not.
  3. pigflipper
    pigflipper DO WANT!

    *looks at wallet*

    *cries*
  4. Straight_Man
    Straight_Man Wish I could come then and meet all the attendees! Wallet will be too empty for that I think! :(
  5. Jokke
    Jokke I can't. 2 week safety course. I'll might drop by sometime in July though.
  6. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas As soon as I can figure out travel, room/board status, etc. I'm in, there's no way I'm going to miss this everything I've heard from the other members makes EXPO sound magical and it's something that I really want to experience.
  7. oni_dels
    oni_dels mmk, i'll start putting some money on the side right now... dunno if i'll fly or take the train...
    map.
  8. primesuspect
  9. primesuspect
    primesuspect Official Twitter hashtag: #ExpoIC2012
  10. Nomad
  11. mertesn
    mertesn Got tickets for both @PurpleMonkeyGirl and me.

    /me happydances
    Also, first.
  12. Tushon
    Tushon Will need a discount code
  13. fatcat
    fatcat
    If you are a subscriber or you have helped with ICHQ II, you are entitled to a discount code; PLEASE message me before you buy for the discount code!
    :p
  14. LazarusXero
    LazarusXero DAMN!!! Missed first by minutes... oh well... this will be awesome regardless!! Can't wait for the golfing, boardgames, duct tape and LAN-ing to be had!
  15. oni_dels
    oni_dels @primesuspect well whatev, that was mostly just for show, if i go i'll fly, not drive... tickets are 185$ 1way, haven't really look at all the airlines companies yet...
  16. QCH
    QCH I'm in!!!

    "Expo Icrontic is just as fun for new members as it is for those who have been to all nine."
    OH, and this will be #9. And I'll be here next year for #10!!!
  17. HumerusMeg
    HumerusMeg Yay! I will have to wait for the Summer Grad Class schedule, and then for sure, I will be purchasing my ticket :)
  18. Koreish
    Koreish I absolutely plan on going this year. But I'll wait and see if I'll fly in or do something with the Mizzou Crew.
  19. RahnalH102
    RahnalH102 This sounds like it would be a wonderful experience and one I could really use, but gosh darn it I didn't budget for a road trip when I planned my college expenses. Better start earning that extra green.
  20. mertesn
    mertesn
    DAMN!!! Missed first by minutes... oh well... this will be awesome regardless!! Can't wait for the golfing, boardgames, duct tape and LAN-ing to be had!
    What can I say except I'm a ninja. No, really. Ask @PurpleMonkeyGirl.
  21. Teramona
    Teramona I'll come to this if you guys let me make you tea and bake you cookies. And if @GnomeQueen let's me draw her wearing the heart of the ocean.
  22. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx @RahnalH102 collect cans and recycle! Give plasma! Rob a bank!
  23. primesuspect
    primesuspect So here's the situation:

    Subscribers get a 25% discount on tickets. However, since the transition to Vanilla, we don't currently have an easy way to add new subscriptions.

    If you want to subscribe, we can process this transaction manually. Subscriptions are $20 a year and you get benefits including an ad-free experience.

    When you subscribe you'll also get a code to use for EXPO discount.

    If you want to subscribe, please PM Lincoln and we can make it happen.
  24. GnomeQueen
    GnomeQueen It depends on my internship....
  25. fatcat
    fatcat lol twitter account and paypal is required to purchase tickets

  26. primesuspect
    primesuspect Not sure how that's a "lol" but I'll fix the Twitter being required.

    Paypal has always been the payment method.
  27. fatcat
    fatcat yes that was a LOL

    also ticket purchased :D
  28. Tushon
    Tushon He is a special boy, prime. speeecccciiiiallllllll
  29. mertesn
    mertesn
    I'll come to this if you guys let me make you tea and bake you cookies. And if @GnomeQueen let's me draw her wearing the heart of the ocean.
    Sounds like a deal to me. At least for the tea and cookies bit. I can't speak for GQ.
  30. fatcat
    fatcat
    He is a special boy, prime. speeecccciiiiallllllll
    we're getting drunk and streaking on Hoover Rd mkay?
  31. Tushon
  32. Zanthian
    Zanthian Subscribed and In for EXPO. Confirmed my days off at work and got approval from the wife. Let's Do This :D
  33. LazarusXero
    LazarusXero Just for @mertesn, this year I'm in for scotch tasting! Don't leave me out!
  34. Alidra
    Alidra Ticket purchased. So glad to be local again <3
  35. Tushon
    Tushon
    Just for @mertesn, this year I'm in for scotch tasting! Don't leave me out!
    Don't lie. It is for yourself.
  36. RahnalH102
    RahnalH102
    @RahnalH102 collect cans and recycle! Give plasma! Rob a bank!
    Oh wait I was way over thinking this. I'll have a month or two to spend at a full time job before this happens. Still I should work anyway, more money is more money.
    Bank here I come!
  37. primesuspect
    primesuspect Once again @dogsoldier graces us with a tremendous logo. So many lulz

    image
  38. fatcat
  39. BHHammy
    BHHammy Love design.

    Haters gonna hate.
  40. Tushon
    Tushon My ticket confirmation just came in for Sunday-Sunday wall of TX
  41. primesuspect
    primesuspect woo! A week of @Tushon is a week well spent
  42. Thrax
    Thrax That logo is fabulous. Can't wait to get it on a shirt! :D
  43. Teramona
    Teramona What color is the shirt going to be? Please say pink...
  44. primesuspect
    primesuspect THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
  45. primesuspect
    primesuspect It would look pretty awesome like this, wouldn't it?
    image
  46. Teramona
    Teramona
    It would look pretty awesome like this, wouldn't it?
    image
    image

  47. DogSoldier
    DogSoldier Looks weird without the white border..

    image
  48. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx YES! Going to Expo for the shirt alone!
  49. Annes
    Annes PLEASE tell me you aren't joking. Please.
  50. Cliff_Forster
    Cliff_Forster So what are this years official tournaments? TF2, UT2004?

    Anyone that has been to the cafe, I see a laptop is recommended, but how recommended? Is space a big premium for setting up?

    I really want to make it up again this year.
  51. Kwitko
    Kwitko Too MLP. @dogsoldier does awesome work nonetheless.
  52. QCH
    QCH
    So what are this years official tournaments? TF2, UT2004?

    Anyone that has been to the cafe, I see a laptop is recommended, but how recommended? Is space a big premium for setting up?
    #1... I'm sure TF2 and UT2k4... Maybe some BF3 and a Minecraft design competition? It's all being worked on as we speak.

    #2...We have the space for 50 down in the LAN portion. I don't think we used all 50 last year... The more laptops, the more space folks have available.

    The cafe has enough space for folks to just lounge...

  53. Tushon
    Tushon The majority of setups were desktops, Cliff, and we seemed to have a little bit extra room were we could have squeezed a few more setups.
  54. WagsFTW
    WagsFTW Love the logo and shirt!

    *Real nerds wear pink*
  55. Tushon
    Tushon It will be the only pink shirt in my possesion
  56. Ryder
    Ryder Please no. Some pink shirts are fine, but not all pink.
  57. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas I'll take that in grey if you don't mind xD
  58. fatcat
    fatcat
    Please no. Some pink shirts are fine, but not all pink.
    pink would be the only IC shirt I never wore, and I pimp IC shirts in mizzou all the time
  59. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Space is a premium, but even at out attendee capacity last year, we had plenty of room for more. Plenty of people had desktops out there as well, so no worries.

    Hope to see you out in the D this summer, Cliff!
  60. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx ITT dudes who can't handle pink.
  61. primesuspect
    primesuspect The rage. The delicious rage.
  62. Thrax
    Thrax Pink is a man's color. Harden up, you sallies.
  63. CB
    CB Vegeta wears pink on his days off.
  64. Kwitko
    Kwitko The color would look awesome underneath my pink Izod polo.
  65. Canti
    Canti
    Vegeta wears pink on his days off.
    Holy crap are you me? I was just about to post this picture when I read that. image
    I'll take that in grey if you don't mind xD
    image

    You can't have this logo and half ass it by wanting it in anything other than pink.

  66. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Fine, I'll take the pink shirt if only because I don't want to be the only one not wearing a pink one.

    ...yay for peer-pressure
  67. djmeph
    djmeph I will wear the shit out of that shirt.
  68. RyanFodder
    RyanFodder
    Love design.

    Haters gonna hate.
    I'll take that in grey if you don't mind xD
    It seems the MLP crowd is somewhat divided... :D
  69. BobbyDigi
    BobbyDigi
    Fine, I'll take the pink shirt if only because I don't want to be the only brony not wearing a pink one.

    ...yay for peer-pressure
    ftfy, there will be many members rockin the grey

    -Digi

  70. RahnalH102
    RahnalH102 Would come up with a "GreenDevout" related joke, but I'm feeling too green to put in the required amount of energy to make the ol' grey matter grow a green idea. *coughverdecough* *coughmidoricough*

    If you'll excuse me I really am sick and need to get some work done. I'd prefer something less MLP, but great job on the design nonetheless.
  71. sharkydart
    sharkydart By any chance, do you have the measurement info for the different t-shirt sizes? (if you have the t-shirt company info, that'll do)
  72. boasist
    boasist Division-G needs to bring the mobile unit to Expo. It'll rock your world(s).
  73. QCH
    QCH Oh yeah... Division-G WILL be present. :rarr:
  74. DogDragon
    DogDragon I'll be buying the tickets tomorrow (march 5) for me and Jared (RedDragon)
    We missed last year so we're not missing this year,Oh and cherries will be in hand for the newbies :) can't wait to see you all again. :)
  75. DogDragon
    DogDragon I have tickets RedDragon and I are headed to the RedCarpet :)
  76. Linc
  77. fatcat
    fatcat oh man cherries ftw!
  78. QCH
    QCH ~BOOM~ Cherries in the house!
  79. GHoosdum
    GHoosdum Right now, La Quinta is running 35% off early bookings. Rooms can be had for $49 per night during Expo, or $44 per night with the AAA rate.
  80. Jokke
    Jokke I'd be there just for the cherries.
  81. boasist
    boasist
    Oh yeah... Division-G WILL be present. :rarr:
    Not sure excited.......or angry.....hmmmm.
  82. Cliff_Forster
    Cliff_Forster So if we are male Icrontic.com fans secure enough in our manhood to wear a pink T-Shirt with bubbly looking lettering, does that make us Icronies for life?
  83. fatcat
    fatcat
    So if we are male Icrontic.com fans secure enough in our manhood to wear a pink T-Shirt with bubbly looking lettering, does that make us Icronies for life?
    pretty sure you already were man...
  84. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas So my passport is expired and the renewal process is...a bit of a *&^#$. If I can't get it renewed in time and I find a way to mail myself to EXPO can one of you guys sign for me and simply send me back when it's over?
  85. cola
    cola You've seen the map right? I'm sure it'll be a synch to smuggle you over the river, human trafficking is ezpz.
  86. Tushon
    Tushon
    You've seen the map right? I'm sure it'll be a synch to smuggle you over the river, human trafficking is ezpz.
    Too much synch tube and not enough studying. :P

    @Ilriyas, 3 months isn't enough time? This seems to indicate that processing time is 20 days by mail.
  87. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Ilriyas, this is unacceptable.
  88. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas
    Ilriyas, this is unacceptable.
    My laziness will eventually be the end of me, don't worry though if I can motivate myself (And EXPO is a huge motivation) I'll have everything filed in under a week.

    Next up: Putting aside a paycheck for EXPO and getting train tickets.

  89. Tushon
    Tushon Oh how nice it must be to simply train into EPIC. I must do things like arrange for shipping and a pricey flight
  90. UPSLynx
  91. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Motivation acquired!

    My only problem now: I don't have a laptop and bringing my desktop with me isn't a possibility.

    That said of course hanging out in person with the people of Icrontic is my whole reason for wanting to go to EXPO so the lack of a laptop/desktop isn't that much of a negative from my point of view.
  92. Tushon
    Tushon We can make some desktop time available to you. We had some loaner equipment last year that was also available in addition to people who bring stuff and don't use it the whole time (for example, you could use mine during whatever minecrafty events occur)
  93. primesuspect
    primesuspect We're usually able to scrape some loaner equipment together.
  94. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Sweet! I know I've said it again and again but you're all AWESOME!
  95. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx Yeah, loaner equipment will happen, but I've shown up to two expos without a computer at all and had the best time ever. I have just as much fun sitting around, talking to people over beers and watching all the madness go down. It's awesome.
  96. RyanMM
    RyanMM C! Tech Solutions will absolutely be providing loaner equipment this year. I'll try to find time to put up a thread earlier this time around.
  97. boasist
    boasist We're contemplating funding Tim to come to Expo.........stay tuned.
  98. Tushon
    Tushon Please to specify which tim you are referring to. This @tim?
  99. primesuspect
    primesuspect Ah, Tim at Expo would be grand. The more the merrier.
  100. CrazyJoe
    CrazyJoe OMG!! Can we book him a time for a live performance of Monday Pain at the Cafe?

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