It's that time of year when we announce our schedule so folks can get yer plannin' done.
At the height of the Icrontic calendar in 2009, we had NINE all-weekend events in a single year. Well, @primesuspect and I aren't under-employed bachelors these days, so that's a bit much. Since moving to the Sullivan House, we've started doing impromptu Sunday afternoon/night events during the year as less stressful affairs, but we're often not very good about announcing them far enough in advance.
For 2015, we're taking the best of both worlds and making something better.
Every classic event that ever got a name returns for a total of NINE at ICHQ once more (plus our TWO away events), but only the core 4 (St Paddy, Expo, Oktoberfest, & New Years) will be all-weekend events at ICHQ. The rest will be reborn as official, scheduled-in-advanced Sunday shindigs.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE.
I lied. We're adding a new weekend event: IC Commune Labor. One weekend in April, anyone who wants to come help work on the house, we're going to have projects lined up. The Sullivan House ain't done yet! We'd rather do 1 official one than keep asking all year. Also, this is the only non-BYOB event - drinks on us.
So that's a record TEN official events at ICHQ, including FIVE weekends.
❄ Winterblast (#ICWB - Sunday 3pm til late) (4th)
18 Jan 2015
♥ Icrontic VD - (#ICVD - Sunday 3pm til late) (4th)
15 Feb 2015
Gaming day. No, not a movie marathon this time.
🍀 St. Paddy's & Marche Du Nain Rouge (#ICSP - 8th Annual Weekend)
20-22 March 2015
Costumed march & revelry thru Detroit Sunday morning.
☭ Commune Labor (#ICCL 1st Annual Weekend)
Late April 2015
Come help us fix up ICHQ for the weekend - food & drinks provided.
🍖 Meatfeast (#ICMF - Sunday 3pm til late) (5th)
24 May 2015
Our big annual BBQ.
🎪 Expo Icrontic (#EPIC - 12th Annual Week)
24-28 June 2015
The big one! Scheduled events from Wednesday night to Sunday morning.
🎉 Summer Shindig (#ICSS - Sunday 3pm til late) (7th)
16 Aug 2015
🎭 Rennfest (#ICRENN - 6th Annual Weekend)
TBA - East Coast - Unconfirmed
Maryland Renaissance Faire.
🍺 Oktoberfest (#ICOK - 9th Annual Weekend)
30 Oct - 1 Nov 2015
Costume party Saturday night.
🍗 TurkeyLAN (#ICTK - 5th Annual)
TBA - West Coast - Unconfirmed
Computers and feasting.
⚙ Decemberween (#ICDW - Sunday 3pm til late) (2nd)
6 Dec 2015
Steampunk gaming day.
🎊 New Years Blast (#ICNY - 8th Annual Weekend)
31 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
Champagne and stuff.
An updated gem guide with WoD gem names
Tell me if you see anything wrong, spelling or if I put a word in the wrong place. I will update it again if WoD changes it.
Edit: Was funnier with my title. Gems; I'm sick of looking this up.
Not long before digital cameras took off i used to own 2 Canon F1 AE with motor drives and a Canon Ftb along with thousands of dollars in lenses. In addition i owned a complete darkroom for b&w and color sides as well as negatives up to printing. I loaned my 2 F1 AE camera's to a friend who never returned at all. Now I have found a deal on 2 F1 AE cameras with motor drives in like new condition like what I had. So I am wondering if it is worth pursuing film again. Can you buy good color film anymore and how bad is it to get developer and other chemicals considering all the new epa laws. Or, should I just go whole hog on digital.
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