Vegas Jam 2012 March 10-11

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Post by worldbound » 31 Jan 2012 11:32

EDIT: Disregard.
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Post by C-Fan » 31 Jan 2012 15:11

I've started doing some very preliminary research on hotels, and here's some findings/thoughts.

:arrow: It sounds like Evan's place is going to be pretty crowded, so I'm looking to get a hotel for Friday and Saturday night. Most people leave Sunday (myself included), so those two nights make the most sense for the most people. I'm therefore also looking for a place to crash on Thursday night.

:arrow: If I get a hotel, I think 4 people makes the most sense. Maybe 5, assuming somebody crashes on the floor. If we have 4 people though, that means we can get 2 queen beds and have 2 people in each. That should be comfortable, since everybody gets bed space. Maybe have the 5th person on a couch. Anything over 5, and I think the bathroom gets overrun.

:arrow: So far I'm only looking at hotels which have between 3-4 stars on tripadvisor, and are on the strip. The strip isn't far from UNLV, so it wouldn't create too much of a burden for Evan/anybody else driving. It'd also put us right by the action, in case people want to go out or just see the strip.

:arrow: For a room on the strip for Friday and Saturday night, at 3-4 star hotels, the rates I'm seeing are between $47-99 per person total. $25/night to have bedspace and be on the Vegas strip isn't bad at all IMO. There are a couple people who have expressed interest in splitting a room, but nothing is official yet. I'll be in touch with the people who have expressed interest. If you are going and haven't contacted me yet, send me a PM. Depending on everybody's price range and preferences, maybe we get two rooms in the same hotel, just to make logistics easier for everybody.

Evan: any word on airport pickups? Event schedule? UNLV campus? Prizes?

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Post by worldbound » 31 Jan 2012 15:43

Ken: Those prices will work with me. Count me in for Friday and Saturday night. I will edit above post to avoid any confusion.

There is a $5 shuttle that takes people from the airport to the strip. I am in class right now and can investigate that later on. PS when looking at hotel prices let me know what you find. We MIGHT be able to get a discount with my US Airways employment.
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Post by C-Fan » 01 Feb 2012 08:38

Still waiting on response from a couple people, but good to know that price range is reasonable for most. I had volunteering after work yesterday, and I have 9ball tonight, but I'll try and sneak in some time to do more hotel research. I kind of want to pull the trigger sooner than later, since I'm afraid hotels are gonna be scarce that time of year (spring break).

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Post by C-Fan » 01 Feb 2012 12:07

Getting excited for this. Flash, Nasty, Bear, Justin Dale (?), and Evan? Pretty high level shred for that weekend...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_wLgO4gHxw[/youtube]

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Post by CIC flurry » 01 Feb 2012 19:17

sooo this is looking to be amazing with everyone who's coming. Zach! Cory! Mathieu! Flash!...and piles of coolness more.

So I'd really like to go. and tim wants to go to, all my homies. Well it doens't look like i can make it right now after a few months of traveling I be broke. But I will try.

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Post by C-Fan » 01 Feb 2012 22:13

Can you afford getting busted by the Vegas cops again?

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Post by CIC flurry » 02 Feb 2012 10:42

she had me saying wee-ooh wee-ooh, like a cop car

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Post by C-Fan » 03 Feb 2012 07:29

I pulled the trigger for a hotel on the strip. Regamey, Mike Green, Mathieu GM and myself will be staying at the Excalibur Friday-Sat night (i'll be there Thursday night too). If others are getting hotels on/near the strip, this is where we'll be. Sorry for not coordinating more with other groups, but it was hard enough to find decent hotels in that area at decent prices and coordinating with 4 other people at the same time.

Stoked to see everybody soon!

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Post by rjadamson » 03 Feb 2012 19:22

Pretty sure my tax return is going to look pretty good, so I am still considering going. Anyone interested in trying to get a room next to Ken's?

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Post by C-Fan » 03 Feb 2012 20:58

Tf2 hotel block!

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Post by Wasabi » 04 Feb 2012 23:12

qphox wrote:I'm headed to GDC the week before in San Fran, and I decided to fly back through Las Vegas for the weekend.

I arrive at 10:05 on the friday.
GDC... and Regamey! 8O

So, I checked prices for airline tickets, and like my fellow NYFer Drew has said early in the topic prices are above $300 (skimming around 500 from what I'm seeing on Kayak). I'd like to go, and I reeeeaaallly want to chill with all the SOFREAKIN cool peeps in this jam, but I dunno. Money is tight.

edit: LaGuardia airport is proving to be expensive, but JFK looks promising. Wednesday 3/7 or Thursday 3/8 is looking good (no solid promises).
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Post by worldbound » 06 Feb 2012 22:15

I have 1 person in AZ who is looking for hotel roomies. Is anyone interested in setting up another hotel room (perhaps next to Ken's)?
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Post by shreddaily » 07 Feb 2012 03:54

I arrive Friday afternoon and leave Monday night. I'm booked in the tower suite at the Excalibur.

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Post by C-Fan » 07 Feb 2012 07:09

Awesome! Parties at the Excalibur!

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Post by david » 08 Feb 2012 18:19

Hey guys,

Thank you for organizing the event. I am chatting with Steve right now about possibly being able to make it out to the event. I'll update when I know.

Either way, I hope it is a great time.

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Post by Ziphos » 08 Feb 2012 20:34

worldbound wrote:I have 1 person in AZ who is looking for hotel roomies. Is anyone interested in setting up another hotel room (perhaps next to Ken's)?
I am that guy anyone interested??

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Post by worldbound » 08 Feb 2012 23:39

Ziphos wrote:
worldbound wrote:I have 1 person in AZ who is looking for hotel roomies. Is anyone interested in setting up another hotel room (perhaps next to Ken's)?
I am that guy anyone interested??
Send a PM to Zjeezy. He sent me a PM asking for roomies.

Also David Clavens?!? It would be awesome to see you in real life. I absolutely loved your Autumn video!
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Post by C-Fan » 13 Feb 2012 12:30

Less than a month away! Any word on events/schedule? I'm totally down for busking on the strip, but if we do we need to do it right. Like we should make a big sign out of posterboard that says "send us to World Championships" or something like that.

Oh, and tradition should be continued with a footbag poker game.

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Post by Lycanthrope » 13 Feb 2012 17:54

ive been playing texas holdem lately. also, im playing in a basketball tourney for in n out, if you wanna play, im down.

im stoked that you guys are pulling a terra verde at the excalibur.
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