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2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:21:29 AM »
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Summarizing the FoCCI meet ups, it appears that there are 4 meet ups in the works:

When: Tues early/mid afternoon (once movie times are posted we'll set a meet up time)
Where: mission valley mall (1640 Camino Del Rio North)
Purpose: To see the Pacific Rim & maybe lunch.
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When:  Wed 9am thru ?
Where:  Downtown Broken Yolk Cafe You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Purpose:  General meet up, "Rolling table"=first person shows up and gets a a table, as new people show up, and equal amount of people leave the table.
Organizer:  DRWHO_42
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When:  Thursday 7:15 — 9 pm
Where:  Buster's Beach House.  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
Purpose:  General Meet Up and Food!  (And maybe light boozing! Be sure to get a cab.)
Organizer:  ???? (can we get a volunteer?)
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When:  Sunday 6pm
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Purpose:  FoCCI Get-Together and swag swap
Organizer:  Transmute Jun
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Since most of these meet ups are first times meeting other folks I would suggest the organizers:
- Pick a time and place close to the convention center as most people are staying downtown.
- Bring reading material or a buddy so the person does not bet bored.
- Say how long you will be there. “I will be there from X pm to Y pm and everyone is welcome to join.”
- Give a “what to look for sign” like “look for he extraordinarily handsome guy in the bright orange shirt.”

Especially if people have never met, it is very difficult to find a place that everyone will like so it better to just pick something and go with it.  The most important aspect of the meet ups is not the food or the ambiance, it’s meeting your fellow nerd-kin!

Have fun everyone!
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 07:42:30 PM »
RE sunday
I think Transmu has it sorted, she's on vaka right now
but i think i can safely say, she'll post when she can/as soon as she gets back <grin>
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 10:55:58 PM »
I'd be up for the swag swap on Sunday. This is a great idea. I always end up wanting some swag that I didn't know about or wasn't able to get after the con has ended.

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 09:26:16 AM »
I'd be willing to buy my own swag and trade it for SDCC freebies.
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 10:38:10 PM »
I don't want to be responsible/head-up the PN meeting because there is no way I am going to be there as early as everyone wants to be there.  So it would be kind of unfair to set it up and not show up.  Hopefully someone else can fill in.

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2013, 10:53:38 PM »
Do we sign up officially or just show up?
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 09:35:27 AM »
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Do we sign up officially or just show up?

Sunday has an official sign up so post here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login so Transmute knows how big to make the reservation for.

It would be helpful if you posted to the other threads that you plan on attending just to let people know.

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2013, 11:50:41 PM »
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Sunday has an official sign up so post here You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login so Transmute knows how big to make the reservation for.

It would be helpful if you posted to the other threads that you plan on attending just to let people know.

Thank you. I will. =)
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2013, 06:17:22 AM »
Can we meet up later on Wednesday or can you guys stay longer there. I will be coming by train and I'll be in San Diego's train station at 9 at the earliest.
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2013, 06:24:39 AM »
@ Bert - I will be setting up a rolling table so if you are going to stop by feel free

@ Chris - I think we should rebrand the Wednesday morning meetup b/c I do not want to limit it to Singles and Lone Rangers. I will be there at 8:30am but will hang for at least 90 minutes.
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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 06:56:09 AM »
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@ Chris - I think we should rebrand the Wednesday morning meetup b/c I do not want to limit it to Singles and Lone Rangers. I will be there at 8:30am but will hang for at least 90 minutes.

Re-branded as general meet up.  Thanks! 

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 06:05:51 PM »
I'm waiting on a couple of responses, but yes, I am organizing a place for Sunday!

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2013, 02:32:21 PM »
We have a place for the Sunday FoCCI meetup! Many thanks to Rando for being the point person on this while I was out of the country. He was able to check out places in person and set up our reservation.

We will be meeting at the Harbor House on Sunday, July 21 at 6 pm. Harbor House is in Seaport Village. To get there, go to the marina behind the convention center and walk along the waterfront. You can also access the walkway from the grass next to the Hilton Bayfront, or by walking through the Marriott Marquis or the Manchester Grand Hyatt.

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We will be ordering off of the regular dinner menu, which you can see on their site. If we get enough people (30+) we will have our own private room, which would be great for a swag trade!

There is no cost to come, but you should plan to order something off the menu. The restaurant is kid-friendly and has a kids' menu. The menu is seafood oriented, but there are lots of other choices as well.

This is a map, showing you how to reach the Harbor House:



If you plan to come, please respond in the Sunday gathering thread here:

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I'm so excited!  ;D

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 09:53:40 AM »
Could we please move today's meet up to around noon. I missed the first bus to Union Station and will be here 11am at the earliest.

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Re: 2013 FoCCI Meet Ups Summary
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 10:17:48 AM »
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Could we please move today's meet up to around noon. I missed the first bus to Union Station and will be here 11am at the earliest.

It'll be a rolling table so people will be coming in randomly. Check in the thread when you get here to see who's still left. Hopefully people will continue updating.
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