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Packing/Arriving for Expo

LincLinc BardDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited May 2013 in Community
Bring To Expo
  • 25 ft Ethernet cable
  • 1 power strip
  • Headset
  • Gaming laptop or PC w/ mouse and keyboard
  • Updated Steam client
Bring If Sleeping At ICHQ
  • Pillow / air mattress / sleeping bags
  • Toiletries
  • Patience for shower access
What Not To Bring
  • Multi-monitor setups
  • Speakers
  • Liquor or flasks
Setting Up
  • Do NOT setup your LAN gear until directed to do so. Store it in foyer or attic if you're early.
  • Do NOT leave any luggage on the main levels. Take it to the attic.
  • After setting up your LAN gear, immediately login to Steam using offline mode to confirm it's available.

Notes:

Do not assume we have spares of any peripherals or cables.

We have many spare blankets, sheets, and pillows (and a few sleeping bags) but please bring your own if possible.
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Comments

  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian
    My input: Bring a laptop. The whole everyone brings a gigantic desktop and 24" monitor thing sucks power, slows setup time, looks messy, creates a ton of heat, and kills baby bunnies.
    RahnalH102
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Screw you! I'm going nude this year!
    UPSLynxRahnalH102
  • BandrikBandrik Elkhart, IN Icrontian
    edited Feb 2013
    +1 for laptops. You don't need your dual-GPU 1000W doombringers to have fun with a bunch of chumps who are already sweaty enough.
    pigflipperUPSLynx
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Many people don't have gaming-capable laptops.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Moving to main event category since a bunch of people who are coming haven't registered yet but need to know.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Many people don't have gaming-capable laptops.

    This. My laptop barely plays Minecraft, let alone TF2.
  • pigflipperpigflipper The Forgotten Coast Icrontian
    I will be traveling light so if somebody who is driving could loan me a cable and powerstrip that would be awesome.
  • As a newbie, I'd like to ask a likely dumb question: why no liquor? No mixed drinks allowed (Sprite & Pomegranate liquor, rum & coke, etc.)?
  • JokkeJokke Bergen, Norway Icrontian
    MomOfRose said:

    As a newbie, I'd like to ask a likely dumb question: why no liquor? No mixed drinks allowed (Sprite & Pomegranate liquor, rum & coke, etc.)?

    There are enough events for drinking as it is. This one should be enjoyable for everyone. Plus, it tends to get awfully messy.

    Annes
  • MomOfRoseMomOfRose Member
    edited May 2013
    There are enough events for drinking as it is. This one should be enjoyable for everyone. Plus, it tends to get awfully messy.
    Just clarifying: beer and wine are ok, but not liquor? Or no alcohol at all?
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    MomOfRose said:

    As a newbie, I'd like to ask a likely dumb question: why no liquor?

    Sure. It's a compromise. We've run it both ways (with and without liquor). Everyone responsible for the event agreed it was far better without.

    When you have 60+ people (some meeting for the first time or only time in a year) in close quarters for 4+ full days of coordinated events, liquor is the fast track to drunken messes and underage drinking. It's already a very high-stress event for Brian and I. Removing liquor noticeably reduces the drama and drunkenness we have to deal with without ending social drinking entirely.
    QCH
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    It's simple: I love you all, but liquor ALWAYS leads to drama.

    Expo: drama-free event.

    BobbyDigi
  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    I am really sorry for my behaviour last year.
    midga
  • Expo: drama-free event.

    Well, I'm out then. I didn't even have alcohol last time I was at ICHQ.

    midga
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    There are never any single individuals who can be pointed at as "causing drama due to liquor". It's always a group effort.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    true story.
  • WinfreyWinfrey waddafuh Missouri Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Except for me, I'm 100% drama, man. So much drama. Like 2 pounds of drama.
    GHoosdumGnomeQueencolaUPSLynx
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Caveat: except for @Ghoosdum. That guy's name is synonymous with "massive vomiting" now.
    ThraxGHoosdumGnomeQueenUPSLynx
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    oh my god. So much puke. So many hours that could have been puke.
  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian
    The only way I have seen any sort of party work well where liquor is involved is with a bartender. Like an actual one. Not your bro-dude-friend from down the block. But who wants to tend bar at a party?
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Balls deep Icrontian
    edited May 2013
    Also to bring:

    Bananna Hammocks

    Dickclowns

    GG Allin

    Soviet-Scottish Alter-Egos
    LeahVoicemidgaUPSLynx
  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian

    There are never any single individuals who can be pointed at as "causing drama due to liquor". It's always a group effort.

    We make such a good team, though.

    pigflipperGnomeQueen
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
    Lincoln or Brian- if someone were bringing beer from their home city, how much should they bring?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    As much as they want.
  • kimono54kimono54 Fort Wayne, IN Icrontian
    I meant how much would be enough for everyone who wants to try it? Or, how much do people usually bring?
  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    kimono54 said:

    I meant how much would be enough for everyone who wants to try it? Or, how much do people usually bring?

    As much as you bring will be drank.
    midga
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    People bring MUCH beer from their home towns. It's A Thing.
  • sharkydartsharkydart KY Icrontian
    The products from my home are typically >= 80 proof.
    midgaUPSLynxardichoke
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    SHARKYDART FROM THE SIDE HATCH
    sharkydartprimesuspectpigflipperardichoke
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