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Expo Icrontic 2013

Expo Icrontic 2013

Expo Icrontic 2013 LogoAs the summer sun rises over the city of Detroit this June, it will shine on the sleepy heads of cultured geeks from all over the world as the annual gathering of gamers, card-tossers, wine lovers, beer aficionados, foodies, artists, and friends known as Expo Icrontic begins.

Expo Icrontic started ten years ago as a gathering of gamers, to bring the Icrontic online community face-to-face in real life so that friendships could be cemented. Since then, it has grown from a LAN part to a full-blown convention, with all kinds of hobbies and cultures intermingling. It has grown such that some of the people that attend are not even gamers. Past Expos have featured a variety of activities including a golf outing, historical Detroit bike tour, food tours, boardgaming, duct-tape engineer challenges, fitness workshops, visits from technology representatives, wine and cheese tastings, and more. There’s something for everybody, and Expo Icrontic 2013 will be no different.

This year is extra special. Expo Icrontic 2013 will be held at the new IcronticHQ; a 114-year-old Queen Anne home in the historic Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit. Not only will the con be held in the palace that Icrontic helped build, but it is our tenth annual community celebration.

Previous Expos have been attended by visitors from all over the globe. For one long weekend, people fly, drive, train, and bus into the city of Detroit to experience the camaraderie and fellowship of like-minded individuals. “I didn’t really have a good time” said no attendee, ever. It is always a life-changing event that people walk away from with new friendships that last a lifetime.

As in past years, we will have a huge variety of events; popular old traditions such as the golf outing, duct-tape challenge, LAN gaming tournaments, Chinese-style door prize giveaways, Magic: The Gathering tournaments, organized tastings, the annual Tastes of Detroit food tour, and more—including some even more interesting and diverse panels and sessions.

Eventbrite - 10th Annual Expo IcronticThe ticket fee is $75.00, which includes a spot for a PC, a chair, a network connection, power, a swag bag, a T-shirt, access to the Chinese door prize raffle (which, historically, has been filled with some pretty damned spectacular prizes from some big name sponsors), and all access to events that don’t carry external costs. Events that have extra fees associated with them are the food tours, the golf outing, the bike tour, and the tasting events.

Last year we had over 75 people attend. Every single one of them will tell you what a great time they had. Come join us in Detroit for an absolutely awesome four days and see for yourself what an amazing group of people the Icrontic community is!

Expo Icrontic is June 26-30th, 2013. Be there!

Comments

  1. BobbyDigi
    BobbyDigi Best Expo. Can't wait to see everyone!

    -Digi
  2. oni_dels
    oni_dels that logo should have a montreal flag on it...
  3. Bandrik
  4. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas I start work in May, I'll see if I can get time off let alone save enough to afford the trip.

    Really hope I can make it, had an incredible time last year.
  5. oni_dels
    oni_dels
    I start work in May, I'll see if I can get time off let alone save enough to afford the trip.

    Really hope I can make it, had an incredible time last year.
    you have to come. i'm bringing soooo many canadian flags to hide around the IC HQ, they'll find them until they sell the house
  6. mertesn
    mertesn
    I start work in May, I'll see if I can get time off let alone save enough to afford the trip.

    Really hope I can make it, had an incredible time last year.


    you have to come. i'm bringing soooo many canadian flags to hide around the IC HQ, they'll find them until they sell the house
    That's gonna be a lot of flags...
  7. Church4252
    Church4252 I hope everyone have a great time at EXPO =)
  8. QuadWhore
    QuadWhore When is the latest day we can sign up?
  9. Tushon
    Tushon For actually attending: Walking up for known variables
    For getting stuff: whatever day is last on the ticket buying website
  10. Lincoln
    Lincoln @QuadWore Pretty much what @Tushon said. To get your t-shirt, swag, etc. it's June 4. After that, you can still email us to pay your money and get your ticket, but may or may not get the all the "stuff" depending on what we've ordered so far. We also can't accept more than a few late registrations or else it throws off our counts for stuff like tables and chairs.
  11. Lincoln
    Lincoln As a reminder, if you have significant financial hardship, you can contact me privately for a ticket anonymously partially or fully subsidized by other members.
  12. allenpan
    allenpan quick question, is it possible without the "LAN Party" package? so someone else can use the extra spot, I don't mind come down to Icrontic Expo with my family (wife and 2 kids) and is extremely unlikely my wife will allows me to go any LAN party or gaming (zero chance...zero). but I do want to come down for support Icrontic!
  13. oni_dels
    oni_dels
    quick question, is it possible without the "LAN Party" package? so someone else can use the extra spot, I don't mind come down to Icrontic Expo with my family (wife and 2 kids) and is extremely unlikely my wife will allows me to go any LAN party or gaming (zero chance...zero). but I do want to come down for support Icrontic!
    in that case i'll take his extra seat, next to mine. i'll pocket medic myself. i'm sure that's a thing. i'll just need some straws to drink my beer...

  14. Lincoln
    Lincoln
    quick question, is it possible without the "LAN Party" package? so someone else can use the extra spot, I don't mind come down to Icrontic Expo with my family (wife and 2 kids) and is extremely unlikely my wife will allows me to go any LAN party or gaming (zero chance...zero). but I do want to come down for support Icrontic!
    I'd say it'd probably be more fun for you and the family to come to the Memorial Day BBQ (and please do). And, you're welcome to stop by the house any time. Expo is a bit more intense - it's kind of a 4-day whirlwind that you get caught in. Trying to catch up with Brian and I during Expo is a bit like trying to chat with the bride and groom at a big wedding. :D
  15. Lincoln
    Lincoln "I just want to stop by Expo and say hi. Can I do that without a ticket?"

    Yes, but please limit the visit to an hour or so, and not after 8pm Saturday. We have 3+ big unorganized events per year (and many more smaller ones). Expo is an organized event and we need folks to either contribute and participate, or stand aside and let the magic happen. :)
  16. mertesn
    mertesn
    Trying to catch up with Brian and I during Expo is a bit like trying to chat with the bridge and groom at a big wedding. :D
    How @Lincoln sees @Troublebaker:
    image
  17. Lincoln
    Lincoln My brain does that a lot - substitutes a more common word while I'm typing. It's like my own annoying auto correct. :D
  18. mertesn
    mertesn
    My brain does that a lot - substitutes a more common word while I'm typing. It's like my own annoying auto correct. :D
    Clearly you need to pray moor attrition when tipping.
  19. Nemikan
    Nemikan This one time at expo....
  20. Thrax
    Thrax I see a bridge to Canada. Can I piss off that one, too? We already have the one over I-94 taken care of.
  21. GHoosdum
    GHoosdum Well it's not your fault there are no bathrooms at sarcnet.
  22. pigflipper
  23. CrazyJoe
    CrazyJoe Hate to say it but I'm going to have to be out. With Suzy being out of work so much this year it has really zapped our funds, and what we do have we've been putting into getting the house. Sucks since I have a $100GC to Southwest, but the flight would still be another $200 or so on top of that plus food/lodging costs for the week. Hopefully things will be back to normal by next summer.
  24. Lincoln
    Lincoln
    I'm going to have to be out.
    Joe is lying.
  25. CrazyJoe
    CrazyJoe Apparently I am. Icrontic is awesome beyond words.
  26. pigflipper
    pigflipper
    Apparently I am. Icrontic is awesome beyond words.
    This.
  27. Tushon
    Tushon
    Apparently I am. Icrontic is awesome beyond words.
    Not empty quoting.
  28. Tim
    Tim Maybe I will attend expo icrontic 2013 at my own expense after all. There's a few mods I'd like to "have a little talk" with who can't seem to keep their hands off my posts.........
  29. mertesn
    mertesn
    Maybe I will attend expo icrontic 2013 at my own expense after all. There's a few mods I'd like to "have a little talk" with who can't seem to keep their hands off my posts.........
    Yes, let's have that little talk...
  30. ardichoke
    ardichoke Get real Tim, there are way too many minorities in Detroit for you to show up to EPIC.
  31. GHoosdum
  32. BobbyDigi
    BobbyDigi
    Maybe I will attend expo icrontic 2013 at my own expense after all. There's a few mods I'd like to "have a little talk" with who can't seem to keep their hands off my posts.........
    Please do. I would love to meet the infamous Tim. Also I know of a couple of mods who would like to "have a little talk" with you about not keeping your hands off their forum.

    -Digi
  33. Canti
    Canti Nominate Tim host a seminar explaining what's wrong with everything ever.
  34. MrTRiot
    MrTRiot Tim is essential for Icrontic Hilarity. Oh, and Canti too.
  35. Snarkasm
    Snarkasm Still not convinced Tim isn't Nomad.
  36. ardichoke
    ardichoke I'm still not convinced Tim isn't an elaborate satirical character brought out to create controversy and thus traffic when visits to the site are flagging.

    EDIT: Also, image
  37. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven
    Nominate Tim host a seminar explaining what's wrong with everything ever.
    Seconded... If attendees can throw things.
  38. Tushon
    Tushon
    Nominate Tim host a seminar explaining what's wrong with everything ever.


    Seconded... If attendees can throw things.
    Stale popcorn and ... aged tomatoes will be provided.
  39. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven Any cheese left over from last year?
  40. MAGIC
    MAGIC
    Nominate Tim host a seminar explaining what's wrong with everything ever.


    Seconded... If attendees can throw things.


    Stale popcorn and ...
    aged tomatoes will be provided.
    Sheek
  41. ardichoke
    ardichoke Le sigh... seeing all the posts in the run-up to EPIC makes me wish I could come. Sadly, I'll be leaving for NC the following week and it wouldn't be very nice of me to take half a week off for EPIC, come back for half a week then be gone for one and a half more weeks.
  42. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven That's why you just take 3 weeks off.
  43. MAGIC
    MAGIC
    That's why you just take 3 weeks off.
    What, do we look like Europeans to you?
  44. AlexDeGruven
    AlexDeGruven Speaking as someone who just got back to work after 3 weeks off I say.... maybe? :)
  45. ardichoke
    ardichoke Believe me, I'd take 3 weeks off if I didn't also have to take time off for the pesky wedding/honeymoon thing later this year.
  46. cola
    cola I have some bad news. Unfortunately, my LPO won't approve a change of graduation leave chit unless it's for a significant life event. As much as I feel attending EXPO is such an event, my superior does not. I must regretfully inform you that I won't be in attendance to EXPO this year.
  47. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx :(

    Mother effing navy.
  48. Lincoln
  49. Gargoyle
    Gargoyle Tell your superior he should come too. Pretty soon you'll convert the whole navy, and one day we'll have the USS DICKBOAT our country deserves.
  50. JBoogaloo
    JBoogaloo
    Tell your superior he should come too. Pretty soon you'll convert the whole navy, and one day we'll have the USS DICKBOAT our country deserves.
    AKA...submarines :D

  51. Tushon
    Tushon Then Jokke will get to justify international navy games.
  52. Lincoln
  53. Tushon
  54. mertesn
  55. cola
  56. oni_dels
    oni_dels :C unless i win the mysterious lotto that you don't need to play to win, my current situation wont allow me to go for sure now. sucks, cause i really wanted to meet you all guys
  57. CannonFodder
  58. oni_dels
    oni_dels
    thanks, but i already paid for my ticket... the prob is transport from montreal to detroit or Windsor (ontario), plus missing a few days of work... i can't really afford this right now due to a lot of family issues and having spent most of last year unemployed...

  59. Teramona
    Teramona Do we have a Twitter tag for this yet?
  60. Tushon
    Tushon
    Do we have a Twitter tag for this yet?
    Presumably #ExpoIC2013 based on prime's use of #ExpoIC2012 last year
  61. primesuspect
  62. GnomeWizardd
    GnomeWizardd Think its time to start a Help Get Gnomewizardd to Expo 14 fund!!!
  63. primesuspect
    primesuspect Bompz! Getting down to the wire!
  64. primesuspect
  65. midga
    midga Yeah, I'm not going. Sorry to tea party, scotch drinkers, wine tasters, horse meat, hotel rates, bike tour, and everything/everyone else. I just can't make myself feel like it's a good idea.
  66. PirateNinja
  67. QCH
    QCH
    NO,,, Midga has to at EPIC.
  68. midga
    midga I won't get into reasons on a public forum. I'll be at the stream tonight.
  69. primesuspect
  70. Canti
    Canti I hate say this but at the same time I don't because it will mean I'm doing exciting shit. At this point in time I'm not planning on being able to make it out this summer. Two Expos in a row I will have missed and that sucks but instead of last year's reason of, "I'm about to be homeless lol!. This summer I'm hoping to be too busy doing work over at the science building at Missouri State University. I got a message from the department head a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in working over the summer and if he is offering the kind of work I think he is (paid research in exoplanetary atmospheres) I very simply can not pass it up for anything. I should know more about this after I go talk to him on Monday. I hate to miss it but if I do it's all the more reason to make it to Octoberfest and/or New Year's.
  71. primesuspect
  72. kimono54
  73. primesuspect
    primesuspect Trying, but I am having trouble locating a reliable source.
  74. Thrax
  75. MAGIC
    MAGIC Horses are full of it.
  76. Lincoln
    Lincoln Well, we have the full monty now.

    Tastings for coffee, tea, wine, scotch, and... beer.
  77. Lincoln
    Lincoln Also, added Leah's makeup session!

    Updated schedule is here.
  78. BlackHawk
    BlackHawk @primesuspect What about more info on the Food Tour?
  79. primesuspect
    primesuspect blorp. Getting there.
  80. lershee
    lershee So excited! Yay! :-D
  81. pigflipper
    pigflipper Getting super excited. Wore my 08 shirt to work the other day.
  82. Teramona
    Teramona
    I hate say this but at the same time I don't because it will mean I'm doing exciting shit. At this point in time I'm not planning on being able to make it out this summer. Two Expos in a row I will have missed and that sucks but instead of last year's reason of, "I'm about to be homeless lol!. This summer I'm hoping to be too busy doing work over at the science building at Missouri State University. I got a message from the department head a few weeks ago asking if I would be interested in working over the summer and if he is offering the kind of work I think he is (paid research in exoplanetary atmospheres) I very simply can not pass it up for anything. I should know more about this after I go talk to him on Monday. I hate to miss it but if I do it's all the more reason to make it to Octoberfest and/or New Year's.
    Too afraid to face me, I see.
  83. Thrax
    Thrax Content with his victory and sees no need to dignify the existence of the 2nd-place upstart.
  84. Teramona
    Teramona
    Content with his victory and sees no need to dignify the existence of the 2nd-place upstart.
    Well, this 2nd-place upstart will happily be ignored while she's taking her 650 lulz all the way to the Lulz Bank!

  85. Thrax
    Thrax Paid out in monopoly dollars!
  86. Canti
  87. Ilriyas
  88. Teramona
    Teramona Anyway, I'm super stoked about Expo.
  89. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Anyways, likely can't make it this year today is my first day of work in two weeks. At this rate to pay for my next year of University I'm looking at working two jobs (One to make up for the hours I'm not getting at my current one) hopefully starting next week.

    Even if I was willing to part with any of the required funds at this point coordinating work off both jobs (One was contract based the other will be a set schedule) for even one weekend is likely a no go.

    Both are heavy physical labour jobs so I'm taking bets on how long I'll be able to last working 7 days a week every week.
  90. Lincoln
    Lincoln Registration deadline is 1 week away.
  91. GHoosdum
  92. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Wait @UPSLynx is telling me to man up and get a ticket and hasn't even done so himself?

    smalltime bro, real smalltime
  93. Lincoln
    Lincoln @Ilriyas It's a thing. He always does this. Nevermind his shenanigans, focus on YOU. :p
  94. Ilriyas
    Ilriyas Unless my paycheck tomorrow says otherwise I won't be able to afford the trip. :(
  95. Sonorous
    Sonorous Someday, when I am independently wealthy, I will buy all of you Expo tickets... I promise.
  96. UPSLynx
    UPSLynx
    Registration deadline is 1 week away.
    What? I've still got six days.

  97. Canti
    Canti
    Unless my paycheck tomorrow says otherwise I won't be able to afford the trip. :(
    Remember at New Years when a billion of us screamed at you to get on the train and we'd take care of the ticket? That again.

  98. primesuspect
    primesuspect Also THERE IS EXPO COMMUNISM. We have the funds. For real.
  99. CannonFodder
    CannonFodder Seriously. You harm other's experiences by not going. We go to see all the people!
  100. QCH
    QCH YES!!!! WE have the technology and we have the money... don't make excuses, GET YOUR ASS TO EPIC!

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