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Expo 2015: Event Planner - deadline 15 April

LincLinc BardDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited Apr 2015 in Events

I'm planning to start registration a little later than usual this year (if you're curious, the price structure will likely be identical to 2014). In the meantime, it's time to start considering our schedule. Looking for thoughts on what we should keep, add, or jettison. Generally, the previous showrunner has right of first denial on repeating again in 2015.

Presumptively Scheduled

  • Duct Tape Challenge
  • Detroit Bike Tour
  • New Game Night
  • Icrontic Human Chess
  • Magic: The Gathering draft
  • Beer Tasting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Team Fortress 2 tournament
  • Minecraft Challenge
  • Giant Catan
  • Werewolf
  • LAN Decathalon (revised version)
  • CB's Reading
  • Group Photo

For Consideration

  • Minecraft Creative Build
  • LAN tournaments (previously: Civ5, Titanfall, UT2K4, L4D)
  • Boardgame tournaments (previously: Dragonline, Ticket to Ride, Catan)
  • Tea Time
  • Workshops (previously: shaving, fitness, makeup)
  • Outings & Tours (previously: Adventure course, distillery, coffee roaster, golf)
  • Bad Movie Time
  • Your ideas!

If you want to throw an idea in the ring, keep in mind what a reasonable run time would be, including any travel and cat herding. We have extremely limited space so it's not easy to make the final cut. It also can mean missing an event earlier in the day to prepare.

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Comments

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Tagging previous event coordinators to get their feedback: @MAGIC @TroubleBaker @Tushon @Ghoosdum @Thrax @HumerusMeg @Teramona @CB @BobbyDigi @RyanMM @Colgere

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    Want adventure ropes course again.

    RyanFodderZanthian
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    I am certain that @CB and I will run the Duct Tape Challenge again, and I will likely do another shave workshop depending upon the interest level.

    Hero
  • HumerusMegHumerusMeg Something, something medical professional, Fitness bitch, Sexy chef Austin Icrontian
    edited Feb 2015

    Wine Tasting! @tushon, you in with me? I know for sure I can get the time off this year! (thanks for the tag @primesuspect :) )

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    I should be there and happy to run a tasting.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    Also tagging @LeahVoice ! I know she really loved running the wine tasting last year too, maybe there can be a joint effort?

  • SazbeanSazbean Paladins. Lawful good & violent about it. Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Would love more boardgaming time -- not necessarily tourneys tho :)

  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian

    I'd be willing to help with or organize the LAN Decathlon.

    LincSignal
  • maliamalia Sconnie Nation Icrontian

    @mertesn said:
    Want adventure ropes course again.

    ^this. Really loved the opportunity to do something super physically challenging as a foil for sitting on my butt playing all the board games and drinking all the sangria.

    QCHRyanFoddermertesnJBoogaloo
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @malia said:
    ^this. Really loved the opportunity to do something super physically challenging as a foil for sitting on my butt playing all the board games and drinking all the sangria.

    New event: Post-ropes-course-sangria tournament

    maliaJBoogaloo
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian

    If there's interest, I'd be happy to do teatime again. Probably with a much heavier gaming theme, though...

  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:
    Also tagging LeahVoice ! I know she really loved running the wine tasting last year too, maybe there can be a joint effort?

    I had some great ideas for this year's wine tasting, but everything has just been really hard because, let's face it, broken bones suck. I'm glad that @HumerusMeg and @Tushon that are taking point on this! Cheers and I promise I'll be back and better than ever in 2016!

    GnomeQueen
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Feb 2015

    We're going to be waiting until April to start ticket sales this year. This is mostly because everyone bought their ticket in either Feb or April/May anyway, and we have some more prep we want to do for it this year.

    We're also ditching the "Food Tour" this year in favor of simply getting solid, local selections for dinner Thu-Sat. In other words: same format, minus the stress of finding novel & scalable places every year.

    mertesnSazbean
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    minus the stress of finding novel & scalable places every year.

    Had to run out of new places which are able to feed us eventually.

    Gargmertesn
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Prizes will be same format as last year: largely community-driven. We'll have some Icrontic swag, Vanilla is chipping in t-shirts, and hopefully our folks in the industry will hook us up with some sweet giveaways. If you or your company want to donate prizes, contact Brian or me between now and June.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    Would there be any interest in a crafting circle/tea time? Basically we just bring crafts and chat. Heh.

  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:
    Would there be any interest in a crafting circle/tea time? Basically we just bring crafts and chat. Heh.

    If by "craft" you mean "drink craft beer" then yes. Yes there is interest.

    mertesnMAGICGnomeQueenPinkInDetroitcolaKoreishUPSLynx
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @TroubleBaker said:
    FYI I am planning on doing a ropes course again. it was too damn fun to NOT do again

    RyanFodder
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @j said:
    I want to do an archery outing. Who's interested?

    Interested. Just depends on when.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    if im there id be down...shot a couple times and loved it. recurve or compound?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @XGPHero said:
    if im there id be down...shot a couple times and loved it. recurve or compound?

    Recurve or GTFO

    HeroUPSLynx
  • DeathJesterDeathJester Lone Wolf Oklahoma Icrontian

    I'd be in for archery

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    April 15 is gonna be the cutoff for event ideas. Please let me know if you at least want to run an event by then, even if you're not 100% sure you can attend yet.

  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Minecraft story / challenge / race / competition. Nominate @TiberiusLazarus and I.

    Linc
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    As in the past: Minecraft Creative Build (1 hour)
    I don't think I will do a "long term" this year, the times people are there are just too dynamic for any time frame to be fair.

    I liked the idea of the "decathlon" last year, teams played each other in 3 different games. I remember Worms and we tried to play a CS game of some sort but fell back to L4d2? I had fun helping run it off the cuff. Would be interested in helping with that sort of thing again.

    Just to throw it in the bin. I know nothing of it but would be happy to learn to run or help run a Garry's Mod server for games like prop hunt.

    -Digi

    TiberiusLazarusLinc
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    I would love to participate in a decathalon

  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian
    edited Apr 2015

    Yeah, I'll help out with a Decathlon again this year if there's enough interest.

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