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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #90 on: August 12, 2019, 05:27:46 PM »
UPDATE ON SATURDAY DINNER

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Everything is a go for our dinner (including the new requests)!

I have been in contact with Il Fornaio. They will be giving us 2 adjacent tables in the main dining room. Our group is considered an 'event', so they will have our group name on a sign at the desk. We will have dedicated waitstaff and a mandatory gratuity charged to everyone's bills due to our large group size.

The co-ordinator suggested that I tell people that if they want pizza, to order as soon as we sit down/order drinks, because the pizza oven is limited in capacity and she didn't want people's food to be delayed. Everything else on the menu will come at a reasonable speed.

I would appreciate it if everyone could arrive on time (between 6 and 6:15 pm) since they are bending over backwards to fit our group.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!


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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #91 on: August 12, 2019, 05:44:35 PM »
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #92 on: August 12, 2019, 05:52:35 PM »
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Just to point out that last year the San Jose Mayor was a guest. He was on a panel about 'cities of he future', specifically transportation nd other issues. They are hosting a similar panel this year, so I'm guessing that's where the city council member steps in.

I remember, and that was also a stretch...but at least the Mayor is slightly more recognizable/official (i.e. having the Mayor present at the opening ceremony of an event is a respected tradition.)
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #93 on: August 13, 2019, 07:40:19 AM »
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You have me with +2 right? [member=314]Transmute Jun[/member]

Yes I do! [member=310]Dan Berry[/member] 

Just to confirm for everyone, the numbers I have are:

TJ +2
Mark +1
Mario Wario +1
Janray +2
Dan Berry +2
TheOtherMel +2
Hikanteki +1

They are holding space for 18 people, so we should be good to go!

I'm very excited for this! It will be our biggest SVCC dinner ever!

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #94 on: August 13, 2019, 07:43:20 AM »
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I remember, and that was also a stretch...but at least the Mayor is slightly more recognizable/official (i.e. having the Mayor present at the opening ceremony of an event is a respected tradition.)

Yes, they had the Mayor (not Sam Loccardo... the one before that) at the opening of the first SVCC, for a special 'ribbon cutting' ceremony.

I suspect that the mayor was just too busy this year and the councilman is stepping in. I went to that 'cities of the future' panel last year and it was actually really interesting, talking about a lot of the urban planning issues that plague San Jose, and the Bay Area in general.

We realized on Monday that Luke Gygax was going to be at this con. That's exciting for gamers like us! I am looking forward to 'Tomb of Horrors in 90 minutes'.

Anyone else find any 'panel gems' posted in the last couple of days?

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #95 on: August 13, 2019, 07:54:40 AM »
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Yes, they had the Mayor (not Sam Loccardo... the one before that) at the opening of the first SVCC, for a special 'ribbon cutting' ceremony.

I suspect that the mayor was just too busy this year and the councilman is stepping in. I went to that 'cities of the future' panel last year and it was actually really interesting, talking about a lot of the urban planning issues that plague San Jose, and the Bay Area in general.

We realized on Monday that Luke Gygax was going to be at this con. That's exciting for gamers like us! I am looking forward to 'Tomb of Horrors in 90 minutes'.

Anyone else find any 'panel gems' posted in the last couple of days?

The 50 years of Haunted Mansion is on my list.
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #96 on: August 13, 2019, 07:58:54 AM »
Yes, we're going to 50 Years of Haunted Mansion as well! I'm tempted to wear my Haunted Mansion dress that day.

The app is available! It's a little complicated, because you have to download an app called Fan Guru and then search for SVCC within that app (after making an account).

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #97 on: August 13, 2019, 11:26:04 AM »
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #98 on: August 14, 2019, 04:26:12 PM »
The event I was going to go to on Friday that had slightly more pull (10,000 Maniacs concert) got cancelled. So I guess I'm just going to go to SVCC all weekend.  ;D

Friday actually looks pretty decent. Sergio and the Holograms concert, NASA Panel with the BB-8 & Greedo Puppeteers, and Power Rangers Pack will occupy 4-7. The hours listed for Friday are earlier this year (1-7...with a couple panels until 8:30).
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #99 on: August 15, 2019, 11:01:42 PM »
Dunno how early I can get out of work. I was hoping to be able to check out SVCC for an hour or two on Friday and then spend most of Saturday at the con. I'll probably skip Sunday unless some programming draws me back.

This year seems really... lackluster. I was kinda expecting SVCC to continue to grow, if not into a powerhouse con, but at least into a respectable one, especially since we're lacking in that arena in the Bay Area. But I'm still hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2019, 08:05:49 AM »
Any parking tips since i'm destined to arrive around 10 ish or is there still plenty of parking?
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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2019, 08:22:03 AM »
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Any parking tips since i'm destined to arrive around 10 ish or is there still plenty of parking?

There should still be parking, but just in case, you can try this site.

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« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2019, 11:42:26 AM »
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There should still be parking, but just in case, you can try this site.

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2019, 11:53:22 AM »
Some good news, tomorrow should be about 10 degrees cooler than today :)

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Re: Silicon Valley Comic Con 2019: August 16-18, San Jose, CA
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2019, 12:03:06 PM »
For those who got VIP badges check your email! They sent out a list of the special guests visiting the lounge. In advance! Will wonders never cease?