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isnoop
Jan 9, 2001

I used to be an admin,
but then I took an arrow
to the knee.


GoonCon 2008: Organic Style
Las Vegas, NV
Aug 1st - Aug 3rd
Hotel: Imperial Palace
Events: TBA


Thanks to everyone with your help and input so far! Using highly scientific methods, we have assessed the following:
1) Goons like Vegas!
2) Goons happen to be of the same demographic that also attends ComicCon, so the events do not overlap this year.
3) Despite your kvetching (you know who you are), you still want the cheapest hotel that doesn't have roaches in it... after all, how many hours are you going to be sleeping anyway?
4) You want a t-shirt contest!

Hotel Reservations
For everyone's safety and sanity*, here is the hotel registration process:
Go here (Orbitz) or call 800.351.7400.


SHIRTS SHIRTS SHIRTS

Buy your gooncon shirts here!

The shirts are 100% non-profit. Order yours or be square.


Edit:
Entry Fee
Q: Will there be an entry fee?
A: Nope! This is a low-fi, grass roots shindig. There will be common events, organized meals, and perhaps some catered pizza, but it won't be a high glitz event like one of the major anniversaries.

Bump!
Hey, feel free to bump this thread with some useful content.

*In past years, we've made arrangements with the hotel where they would provide us with a "block" of rooms at a "discount" with severe "penalties" if the rooms weren't all "filled". As it turns out, the "block" is spread all throughout the hotel. The "discount" price happened to be a few bucks more than what Orbitz could provide. The "penalties" involved some guy in a greasy white t-shirt with ketchup stains and a baseball bat. And not once in the three previous years that I have planned GoonCon have we actually "filled" the hotel block due to so many goons finding better deals elsewhere.

Edit:
So, where are we meeting?

Last time we were in Vegas, we stayed at the Imperial Palace and a group of us spent our first night at Harrah's big outdoor bar. The "Carnival Court" hosts some of the best flair bartenders in Vegas, and partying there is a good way to introduce people to the craziness that is Vegas. I think it would be an ideal spot for us to all meet up, have a drink or two, and get to know each other.

Hell, don't take my word for it, watch the cheesy flash movie:
http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/harr...ill-detail.html
(Put your shirt back on bartender, I just want a drink!)

When?
Meet on Friday, August 1st at 7:00 P.M, local Vegas time. That should give us enough time to meet and form a plan for the night.



How do I identify other goons?
I'll be wearing and handing out those ever-popular "Hello, my name is" badges. Keep an eye out for them and you should be able to find the group easily. Failing that, I'm sure you'll recognize your fellow goons by their witty t-shirts and neckbeards.

But Nightmarez, what do we do in Vegas?
This is the first "ad-hoc" Gooncon, so there's no predefined plan besides the initial meeting point. My best advice is to research what you want to do in Vegas before leaving, and come up with a rough idea of the sites you want to see and the things you want to do. Every year groups of like-minded people seem to form together, wander off and do things, and everyone has a good time; unless of course you'd rather spend your weekend in your hotel room on the internet.

Remember that you're in VEGAS! So don't be a shut-in. You could go see a show, shoot a fully-automatic machine gun at the range, gamble your child's education fund, dine at the finest places, go shopping, visit Lake Mead, dance and drink the night away, or do pretty much whatever you want.

Either way, word of mouth will spread the news and we'll use it to come up with events that everyone can take part in. People usually swap hotel room numbers, phone numbers, and there's usually a couple of suite/room parties that happen during the weekend. There are no organizers this year, only participants who can contribute, including yourself. Let's have a great time, try not to get arrested or killed, party with some old friends, and meet some new ones.

See you all in Vegas!
(...And please, can we all agree to not use the "What happens in Vegas.." line? Thanks)

isnoop fucked around with this message at Jul 30, 2008 around 21:35

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Tension
Oct 30, 2007
This is not my girlfriend's ex-husband's account.

Finally, close to home GoonCon!

Quarex
Apr 18, 2003

Beware the man who has lived longer than the Wasteland.

Read paragraph 65.


I am glad to see that the "hotel block" deals of yesteryear have been eliminated, since it always just seemed like a sure-fire way for a genuinely giving and awesome person to end up owing thousands of dollars to some big hotel jerk.

Now, the question is, just how hot is it in Las Vegas in the beginning of August? I hear it can get as warm as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is far too hot for my body made entirely of ice cream.

Edit: Glad to hear that Tension can finally, after nearly a half-year of waiting, have GoonCon close to home for a change.

Scorpio!
Jan 24, 2004

by Fistgrrl


GoonCon, forever fighting with other events for the attendance of goons. This year: lollapalooza vs. GoonCon, grudge match.

cLin
Apr 21, 2003
lat3nt.net


Quarex posted:

Now, the question is, just how hot is it in Las Vegas in the beginning of August? I hear it can get as warm as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is far too hot for my body made entirely of ice cream.


Isn't that loving cold? Do you live in Alaska or Siberia?

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

I'm mildly amused to be attending my first GoonCon this year. I'll be staying next door at the Flamingo. I don't want DDR fests keeping me at 7AM.

Edit: I am excited to fire an automatic weapon though. I'm going down a mental checklists of things to do.

P.S. -- anyone from out of town who rides the New York New York rollercoaster is a sucker.

Kenny Rogers
Sep 7, 2007

Chapter One:
When I first saw Sparky, he reminded me of my favorite comb. He was missing a lot of teeth.


cLin posted:

Isn't that loving cold? Do you live in Alaska or Siberia?
A walk in freezer in Richmond.

Sounds interesting. Tentative maybe.
Las Vegas in August kinda sucks (not quite as bad as Phoenix, but close), but basically the whole city has air conditioning, so if you run fast, your ice cream body won't drip too much.

Kenny Rogers fucked around with this message at Apr 29, 2008 around 20:05

Scorpio!
Jan 24, 2004

by Fistgrrl


Quarex posted:

I am glad to see that the "hotel block" deals of yesteryear have been eliminated, since it always just seemed like a sure-fire way for a genuinely giving and awesome person to end up owing thousands of dollars to some big hotel jerk.

Now, the question is, just how hot is it in Las Vegas in the beginning of August? I hear it can get as warm as 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and that is far too hot for my body made entirely of ice cream.

Edit: Glad to hear that Tension can finally, after nearly a half-year of waiting, have GoonCon close to home for a change.

it's closer to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in LV at the beginning of august. Also are you from an outer planet in our solar system?

c0ldfuse
Jun 18, 2004

The pursuit of excellence.


I'll be there, the only good thing about moving to North Dakota in a few months will be the stupid cheap prices to Vegas (apparently around once a year they have free flights if you stay in specific hotels).

Poetrywhore, JamesWoods, King______: hope to see you all there.

EDIT

MaoistBanker posted:

I'm mildly amused to be attending my first GoonCon this year. I'll be staying next door at the Flamingo. I don't want DDR fests keeping me at 7AM.
I went to Gooncon 2006 in Chicago--the entire thing is infinitely more -worthy than you'll ever believe. At least 4/5 of the people would make goons.jpg without even trying.

c0ldfuse fucked around with this message at Apr 29, 2008 around 20:13

Plasma1010
Jul 2, 2007

by T. Mascis


now we can all finally punch either other in the face for forum-related debates

Quarex
Apr 18, 2003

Beware the man who has lived longer than the Wasteland.

Read paragraph 65.


Scorpio! posted:

it's closer to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in LV at the beginning of august. Also are you from an outer planet in our solar system?

Let me just say, to use your parlance, that from where I come, there is no need for "the refrigeration of goods." I currently have a temporary home in what you call a "walk-in freezer" in "Rich-Mond, Vir'Ginia."

No, but I really was kind of curious how hot it was there in August, and wanted to sound as much like an idiot as possible while asking. Thanks! I figured it would be much like GoonCon 2005, except with less likelihood of the city being destroyed by a hurricane two weeks later.

Mr. Wiggles
Dec 1, 2003

I would never shop at Costco. The paper towels won't fit into my sports car!

I might have to go to this.

isnoop, is this going to be officially sanctioned like it was in 2004, with all the related fees to rent our ballrooms? Or are we just showing up, hoping to coordinate, and hanging out?

bishizzel
Jan 24, 2006

whoooosh!

sorry guys, I'll have to miss out this year

voting Montreal again next year!

CHEF!!!
Feb 22, 2001



bishizzel posted:

sorry guys, I'll have to miss out this year

voting Montreal again next year!

Wasn't the one in Montreal the one held in 2007 and wasn't it kind of a joke?

The one in Vegas in 2004 seemed to have turned out pretty well if memory serves so I just might try to make it out. That and I've never been to Vegas.

Legatissimo
Jan 13, 2004

STOMP CATIAPH!

Thanks for all you've done putting this together so far, iSnoop. Unless my plans change dramatically, I'll see you all there.

AxeBreaker
Jan 1, 2005
Who fucking cares?

Is there going to be any cost besides the hotel rooms? It seems like this is just a bunch of goons going to Vegas at the same time, with no rental of conference rooms or anything like that. Not that that's a bad thing, I'm just wondering how locals like myself are going to fit in?

It does make some sense to do without conference rooms, because unlike DefCon or any other -cons I don't see a need for the space, or panels or other poo poo like that. I always got the impression that in the past it just broke into a bunch of smaller mobs of roving goons doing random stuff anyhow. I just wonder how I might meet up with the group or figure out what's happening.

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

I'm just excited to see Helldump grudges NOT played out in real life due to meekness on both parties.

noss
Jun 9, 2003
I was a teenage abortion

gently caress, I am going to be in Cincinnatti the whole time.

EVENTUALLY I will make it to gooncon. Like Gooncon XVIIII, but I will make it nonetheless.

Sheriff Man-Thong
Nov 16, 2006

UT! Here it comes again!

Wait so does anything cool actually happen at Gooncon?

milquetoast child
Jun 27, 2003

literally


Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Wait so does anything cool actually happen at Gooncon?

Technically no, but you can find your own awesome adventures.

I will be posting pics from 04 in the thread once I get home from work.

Mephistopheles
Sep 24, 2003

How can I help you?

Well at the very least it is an occasion where you can get drunk with your fellow neck beard owners and talk about forum related stuff while hitting the slot machines.

Sheriff Man-Thong
Nov 16, 2006

UT! Here it comes again!

dunkman posted:

Technically no, but you can find your own awesome adventures.

I will be posting pics from 04 in the thread once I get home from work.

Ok so basically just find as many TCCers as possible kind of adventures, got it.

Beaters
Jun 27, 2004

SOWING SEEDS
OF MISERY SINCE 1937
FRYING LIKE A FRITO
IN THE SKILLET
OF HADES
SINCE 1975


August in LV, eh? Might well be better than the same time slot in Stinking Desert AZ.

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

Beaters posted:

August in LV, eh? Might well be better than the same time slot in Stinking Desert AZ.

That place has the loosest Craps around!

milquetoast child
Jun 27, 2003

literally


Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Ok so basically just find as many TCCers as possible kind of adventures, got it.

I am not a TCCer but I had a blast just by getting drunk and running around in groups with people I had never really met before.

Just remember to not take anything seriously.

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Wait so does anything cool actually happen at Gooncon?

Yeah, guys pay $400 for half of a blowjob. Maybe this year some unfortunate fool will get so desperate he'll film himself going down on a hooker (read that again and vomit) like that kid from CalTech years ago.

Sheriff Man-Thong
Nov 16, 2006

UT! Here it comes again!

MaoistBanker posted:

Yeah, guys pay $400 for half of a blowjob. Maybe this year some unfortunate fool will get so desperate he'll film himself going down on a hooker (read that again and vomit) like that kid from CalTech years ago.

Hahahaha wait you're telling me goons expect to get laid at Gooncons? I'm beginning to sense that's the point to whole thing...

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Hahahaha wait you're telling me goons expect to get laid at Gooncons? I'm beginning to sense that's the point to whole thing...

I don't have personal experience, but let's not forget what happened when RabidHamster posited herself as available at the GoonCon in Toronto. So yes, for comedy's sake, I surely hope everyone goes hoping to get laid.

MC Fruit Stripe
Nov 26, 2002

When life gives you lemons DANCE DANCE DANCE!

Paid in part by CF


Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Hahahaha wait you're telling me goons expect to get laid at Gooncons? I'm beginning to sense that's the point to whole thing...
Not even expect. Will. There are PMs being sent back and forth even as we speak about "maybe we could ditch the group" and "I'll make sure to leave my hotel room door open for you." Most will lead to nothing, and most people will have a good time, but a few people are going to make complete loving fools of themselves, and that's really the heart of Gooncon.

GAYS FOR DAYS
Dec 22, 2005
smooching with the enemy


I'm kind of skeptical about hanging out with a bunch of you goons (no offense), but maybe if I can convince some of my goon friends and I have money, well, why the gently caress not. Road trip. Drunken shenanagins is almost always fun.

Fallows
Jan 20, 2005
not racist

I'm not going to gooncon, because well goons will be there, but you all need to make sure to ride the x-scream and the other ride at the top of the stratosphere. Also, stay at the san rios. Best breakfast buffet anywhere. Or stay at Mandalay Bay, we got a 3 bed room suite for 70 bucks a night after our first night at the san rios(we got kicked out because we threw every piece of glass in the room at all the cars parked 10 stories below us).

I wish I had been 21 when I went. I went with 3 of my best friends for my 18th, can't believe it's been 4 years.

tehk
Mar 10, 2006

[-4] Flaw: Heart Broken - Tehk is extremely lonely. The Gay Empire's ultimate weapon finds it hard to have time for love.

Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Hahahaha wait you're telling me goons expect to get laid at Gooncons? I'm beginning to sense that's the point to whole thing...

Gooncon2008, conveniently placed within a stones throw(60 miles) of the Chicken Ranch Brothel

edit: sorry you will need to drive to reno(some 450 miles) to gently caress a midget

tehk fucked around with this message at Apr 29, 2008 around 22:24

Drink and Fight
Feb 2, 2003

put em up


Excellent, I hope to go. I have not been to Vegas, does anyone have other hotel recommendations?

GAYS FOR DAYS
Dec 22, 2005
smooching with the enemy


spiderpie posted:

Excellent, I hope to go. I have not been to Vegas, does anyone have other hotel recommendations?

Not Circus Circus.

MaoistBanker
Sep 11, 2001

For Sound Financial Pranning!

MC Fruit Stripe posted:

Not even expect. Will. There are PMs being sent back and forth even as we speak about "maybe we could ditch the group" and "I'll make sure to leave my hotel room door open for you." Most will lead to nothing, and most people will have a good time, but a few people are going to make complete loving fools of themselves, and that's really the heart of Gooncon.

I can't wait to have my cocktail by the pool and watch the festivities. Crap, that's a bad location to observe -- sunlight and all.

Celluloid
Jan 28, 2006
mad scientist

I was just thinking how much I'd like to go to Vegas. May have to make it to this one. I mean, any excuse to escape Lollapalooza, right?

bebaloorpabopalo
Nov 23, 2005

If you wanna be a fraud, I'll teach you to be a fraud.
Cause I'm the best at that.

Sheriff Man-Thong posted:

Hahahaha wait you're telling me goons expect to get laid at Gooncons? I'm beginning to sense that's the point to whole thing...

I know a goon that paid for a non-goon girl from IRC to go when it was in Chicago, expecting to get laid. They got there, he was a huge dweeb and didn't talk to anybody, and she was balls deep in all the other goons.

The next year he took her to Disney World and didn't get poo poo to show for it.

isnoop
Jan 9, 2001

I used to be an admin,
but then I took an arrow
to the knee.


Mr. Wiggles posted:

I might have to go to this.

isnoop, is this going to be officially sanctioned like it was in 2004, with all the related fees to rent our ballrooms? Or are we just showing up, hoping to coordinate, and hanging out?

This year is grass roots or "organic", if you will.
No fees, just fun.

MALE SHOEGAZE
Oct 1, 2002



anime panic


MaoistBanker posted:

Yeah, guys pay $400 for half of a blowjob. Maybe this year some unfortunate fool will get so desperate he'll film himself going down on a hooker (read that again and vomit) like that kid from CalTech years ago.

That happened at Berkeley, I've been in the dorm room.

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Hmm, within driving distance. But man, scorching Vegas in August plus goons...I'm gonna have to think this one over.

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