Expo 2014 Events

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  • LincLinc Bard Detroit

    I've compiled a draft schedule. It's getting a little freakish how quickly I can do this now.

  • PinkInDetroitPinkInDetroit Brian's (actual) Waifu Detroit, MI

    @CrazyJoe said:
    Depending on pricing I'm interested.

    Pricing is 39 cash bux

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit

    I've stubbed in some anchor/firm events: http://epic2014.sched.org/

    Absence from the schedule doesn't indicate it isn't happening yet; that list is incomplete.

  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi

    Opening on Wednesday now? Glad I looked at the schedule.. or did we setup and open on Wed last year?

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit

    @Ryder said:
    Opening on Wednesday now? Glad I looked at the schedule.. or did we setup and open on Wed last year?

    Just a brain fart. It's Thursday.

  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California

    @linc I won't be able to make it this year on account of flying to England and buying dinner for a hundred people... but if someone wants to take up the reigns on ICMCHG, I have the equipment from previous years available!

  • GargGarg Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares
    edited May 2014

    Idea:

    My Town Showdown - Blind Taste Test

    Is there a distillery in your hometown that's as good as Two James? A brewery as good as Kuhnhenn's?
    Bring it, and we'll have a blind taste test and see how your fair city's finest holds up to the rest.

    Styles of beverages would be matched. I would bring bourbon from Columbus, which I still rep considering Chambana doesn't have a lot to offer in this dept. It would probably be good to schedule this sometime before the Two James tour, after which 20+ people will be better equipped to recognize the taste.

    PinkInDetroit
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited May 2014

    @Gargoyle‌ That sounds pretty close to a @RyanMM‌ tasting with the twist of focusing on geography. You guys might wanna collude on getting the appropriate liquids to ICHQ & finding volunteers if you wanna do this. Folks' ability to travel locally for beer/liquor is going to start getting harder the closer we get.

  • I'd happily mail in some contenders if you guys went that route and also wanted some mountain brew.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK

    @DeathJester‌ and I now have passports. We are interested in a day trip to the Canadas before Expo starts. We'll be arriving in Detroit either Sunday or Monday and will probably go up on Tuesday. Got room for 2-3 others interested in going.

    Anyone have suggestions on where to go?

  • IlriyasIlriyas The Syrupy Canadian Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto come hang out with meeeeeee

    mertesn
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK
    edited May 2014

    @Ilriyas said:
    Toronto come hang out with meeeeeee

    Aren't you coming to Expo?

    Edit: Not that it would change anything.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit
    edited May 2014

    Video games for 2014!

    Major events (highly likely/dedicated timeslot)

    • Decathalon (see below)
    • Team Fortress 2 (only 1 tournament this year)
    • Titanfall (assuming someone can figure out how to do this by then)
    • Minecraft (creative & hunger games)
    • UT2K4 (late night)

    Minor events (probable/run alongside other events)

    • Civ5
    • Classic Battletech

    2014 Decathalon Games - 1 round each (rough draft)

    • Quake 3 (1 free-for-all; small map)
    • Left4Dead 2 (1 level as survivors each)
    • HL2:DM (physics only)
    • CastleCrashers (timed run? new characters)
    • Chivalry

    The Decathalon will likely be teams of 5 where only 4 play at a time. You can swap players at any time during matches. All team members need to play at least half the time. Each team therefore only needs 4 players to have any particular game (or only 4 players with a computer at all). I may up teams to 6 depending on how many interested folks we get.

    mertesnGnomeQueen
  • @Gargoyle said:
    Idea:

    My Town Showdown - Blind Taste Test

    Is there a distillery in your hometown that's as good as Two James? A brewery as good as Kuhnhenn's?
    Bring it, and we'll have a blind taste test and see how your fair city's finest holds up to the rest.

    Styles of beverages would be matched. I would bring bourbon from Columbus, which I still rep considering Chambana doesn't have a lot to offer in this dept. It would probably be good to schedule this sometime before the Two James tour, after which 20+ people will be better equipped to recognize the taste.

    If this is a thing I could bring some Iowa contenders. I have a bourbon and a rye.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL

    @mertesn said:
    DeathJester‌ and I now have passports. We are interested in a day trip to the Canadas before Expo starts. We'll be arriving in Detroit either Sunday or Monday and will probably go up on Tuesday. Got room for 2-3 others interested in going.

    Anyone have suggestions on where to go?

    Motor Burger.

    mertesn
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI

    @Signal said:
    If this is a thing I could bring some Iowa contenders. I have a bourbon and a rye.

    MMM Templeton Rye.

    Also, Millstream Brewery has some contenders for beer.

    Signal
  • DeathJesterDeathJester Lone Wolf Oklahoma
    edited May 2014

    @CrazyJoe said:
    Motor Burger.

    Do they have Poutine?

  • maliamalia Sconnie Nation

    @CannonFodder said:

    Also, Millstream Brewery has some contenders for beer.

    Or Toppling Goliath - though I hear they're hard to get.

  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI

    So can I request a loaner gaming PC, or should I finally buy a gaming laptop this year?

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA

    There are locals who are more than capable of providing that. I used this service last year.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI

    Snark, you can use my laptop.

    Snarkasm
  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL

    So I looked at the wrong week and the Tigers are actually in town the week of Expo. They have a weekday special for a four pack of tickets for $19 each and you get a ticket, hot dog, soda and chips. The game on Thursday is at 1:00PM. Anyone interested?

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit

    @CrazyJoe That'd blow the ropes course + official opening + Magic tournament + first food tour. Maybe not the best plan.

  • CrazyJoeCrazyJoe Winter Springs, FL

    Fair enough.

  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast!
    edited May 2014

    So, I'm sure this won't come as a shock to anyone, but it is with a heavy heart that I have to say that @Myrmidon and I will not be making EPIC this year. :( We're traveling to Iowa next month for a bridal shower that my future mother in law is throwing for me ( @CANNONFODDER! YOU SHOULD COME! IT'S ON THE 29th!)... Then there's the whole wedding and honeymoon thing, so time and money did not allow for an additional trip to Michigan.

    @Primesuspect, is there still time to buy a ticket, though? I'd like an honorary badge and shirt made for myself if that's cool. Bonus if I can get everyone to sign it for me as a wedding gift, maybe? Possibly?

    Anyway, so obviously this means I will not be able to host a tea tasting. I'd really like it if someone else wanted to do it in my place. If so, just PM me and I'll give you recipes and tips and whatnot.

  • MassalinieMassalinie _k's Waifu Texas

    @Linc What was the best idea? Also, I'm curious what's happening with the tea party - I missed it last year for some reason so I'm not sure how it's usually run but if there's anything I can do to help, I'd be more than happy to! I am a massive tea fanatic ^_^

  • LeahVoiceLeahVoice Hobgoblin of Good Grooming Ferndale, MI

    Is there no wine tasting event this year? :(

    GnomeQueen
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