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2009 August 9 general meeting
« on: August 04, 2009, 08:34:06 pm »
The first General Meeting in August will be held on Sunday, August 9 from 1pm-5pm at our hotel, the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower.

The exact room is still being determined.

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921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204

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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2009, 08:11:59 am »
Brace for expensive parking! I heard that Portland has decided to leave the parking meters ON for all days, rather than turning them off on Sundays

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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 01:03:51 pm »
From http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=34798:

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Hours of Operation

Parking meters operate in Downtown (including NW) from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 1 P.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday.

Lloyd District meters (from just south of Weidler to just south of Lloyd Blvd and Grand Avenue to the River) operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.   All other Lloyd District meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

OHSU Meter District operates from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Free Parking on , New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

So yes, expect to have to pay for parking if your driving to the meeting. Depending on the cost, it might be easier to use a Smart Park.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 01:29:25 pm »
wow that is so lame, are they trying to keep people out of down town?
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 03:43:16 pm »
Speaking of which, is it true that there won't be a fareless square come Sept? If so, before or after Labor Day? (In Eugene, our EMX rapid transit is instituting fares for the first time, the day after Labor Day.)
Meantime, I will be at my cousin's wedding in the midwest during this meeting, but Kate and Steve from Creation Station will likely be there, if anyone has any questions--and especially if anyone would like,
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 06:00:07 pm »
Speaking of which, is it true that there won't be a fareless square come Sept? If so, before or after Labor Day? (In Eugene, our EMX rapid transit is instituting fares for the first time, the day after Labor Day.)
There is a possiblity it will be limited to rail only (MAX and street car still being free), but it is just a proposal right now. http://trimet.org/news/farelessrail.htm
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2009, 10:35:17 am »
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2009, 04:24:15 pm »
I'll be LATE to this, but I'll be there in time for breakouts to talk tournaments/gaming, or anything else anyone needs to talk to me about.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 03:59:50 pm »
I am definately going to be there!0  Yeehaw!
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2009, 12:52:24 pm »
Hooray! Back in Portland at last, so I can come to the meetings! See y'all tomorrow.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2009, 12:13:45 am »
I haven't been to a meeting before (or a hotel, for that matter), so, do I just walk in, and go to the room that will be determined? Or, do I ask/check in with a lobbyist, or something like that?

I also don't have a parent permission form for staffing/volunteering, so, if I end up signing up at this meeting, would it be okay to turn in my form without it until the next meeting, or will you have some available there?
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2009, 02:31:30 am »
We'll have the forms you need there, but you'd still need the parental consent form before you were official. Of course if you bring a parent with you that can be taken care of as well.

You can just walk into the hotel and start looking for Kumoricon signs. I have a feeling will be upstairs, but keep your eyes open just in case.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 06:06:44 pm »
awww... but we stayed still and everything, no more backing away form the camera....
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2009, 09:15:20 am »
I have a question, I heard that this con was going to be a 24hr con from a friend that went to this meeting, is this true?

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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2009, 12:43:20 pm »
that is correct
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2009, 01:24:42 pm »
Yes, the con is now officially 24 hrs.  What it really breaks down to is viewing rooms are running 24 hrs, gaming (both console and tabletop) will only be closed from 6am-8am for general clean-up, and panels can run later than 2am.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2009, 01:34:22 pm »
Does this change affect the curfew at all?

And I've been wondering, if one's a minor but is staying at the hotel can the con penalize them from being in the lobby after hours? I should think not but I'm not sure =,)
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2009, 01:39:40 pm »
There is no change to curfew - it is still 12am to 6am.  Minors will not be allowed in convention space, and as the hotel is strongly discouraging hanging out in the lobby, the best place to hang out will be in your rooms.
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2009, 03:24:16 pm »
Hint: sleep is a GOOD thing
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2009, 08:27:15 pm »
Wow that is great news. I am looking forward to it :D

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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2009, 12:49:25 pm »
Hint: sleep is a GOOD thing

Try telling that to Taco Bell enthusiasts...  ;D

But seriously, this is awesome!  Maybe next year we could try doing some panel or something that relates to the morning, like,... uh,... I don't know, learning how to cook a traditional Japanese breakfast, or something...?
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2009, 02:22:09 pm »

But seriously, this is awesome!  Maybe next year we could try doing some panel or something that relates to the morning, like,... uh,... I don't know, learning how to cook a traditional Japanese breakfast, or something...?

That is a fabulous idea. I LOVE Japanese breakfasts... miso soup with tofu, and rice, and fish, and egg, and greens, and nattou (yum! haha) and tea... which reminds me... what food will be available at the Con site? I imagine any restaurant in the Hilton, if there is one, would cost a fortune, but how about nearby?
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Re: 2009 August 9 general meeting
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2009, 02:23:33 pm »
There are a ton of nearby restaurants. In the pocket guide or program book we'll publish a food map, and post it online near to the con.
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