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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #50 on: February 08, 2010, 09:33:40 PM »
Jonny - that site is a revelation. While it does nothing for my PAX plans (driving up from Jersey. Woo! Road Trip!), I'll be using that site for other flights.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2010, 09:52:28 PM »
Damn, I may have to see if I can cancel my train tickets, because, if I read it correctly, that site can let me fly there for only about $40 more.
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« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2010, 05:52:13 PM »
So Lauren's volunteering to organize this NWR meet-up. Who's all going?
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« Reply #53 on: February 10, 2010, 06:42:03 PM »
I'm definitely in.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2010, 06:19:40 PM »
If Greg can somehow make it, this event will go from legendary to EPIC.

Tay, yes, MrDiamondJ will be in the building.

I have no hotel plans at the moment, but Jonny, I make take you and Obi up on that offer of crashing on your floor.  It would save us all some cash, and I'm doing this trip straight hobo styles.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2010, 08:49:49 AM »
In case you haven't seen it, the PAX schedule is now online:

http://www.paxsite.com/paxeast/schedule.php

We are awkwardly sandwiched between Kohler's panel and the Wil Wheaton keynote, which bodes poorly for attendance to RFN Live. It also means, unfortunately, that Chris will probably not be a special guest at our panel (and he was looking forward to it).

Any updates on the social event? Is Lauren still working on that?
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2010, 09:51:39 AM »
Any updates on the social event? Is Lauren still working on that?

Yes she's still organizing it. I think she looked up a few nearby places and I'm not sure if she picked one or not. I'll ask her about it.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #57 on: February 28, 2010, 06:06:52 PM »
NWR Social Night!

I'm looking into bars (I assume we're all of age) around the Convention Center, because regardless of where y'all are staying you're going to be around there.  I'm scoping it out on Yelp because I'm all about reviews.  Yelp also has a super feature on it that allows you to find bars that are good for groups and allows you to narrow down your price range.  I checked off $ and $$, and here's what I found:

The Pour House - bar/pub.  This is my number 1 choice for 2 reasons.  The first is that I love it's name, and the second is that it is literally across the street.  The also serve food, but do not take reservations, so I assume this place is going to be out of control at the end of the convention, which is why I even bothered to continue looking.  But I read a review that says Thursday nights are half-off Mexican food so I am totally in.  Oh, and I'll post a quote from another review: "cheap cheap cheap cheap cheap! and the beers are huge! and the nachos are huge!"  I really don't think anyone could possibly contest.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-pour-house-boston

King's Bowling - bowling/dinner/bar/pool/VIDEO GAMES.  I originally clicked on this because my revelation with The Pour House made me realize I should check off "Accepts Reservations" as well.  So I weeded through a bunch to find King's, which caught my attention because it has video games. Uhhh hello!  But it's a bowling alley that is notorious for having 2 hour long waits on weekends.  So if this is it, I'm going to try to make reservations by like, Thursday afternoon, so I'm going to need a head count if we're doing bowling.  It is also INSANELY close to the Convention Center so it may even be reserved out by now.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/kings-boston

Pazzo Ristorante - Italian/full bar/restaurant.  I wanted to have a more sit-down-restaurant place on here, too.  This is Italian and got some rave reviews; it also has a full bar (the important thing).  And it's super close to the convention center AND has only $$ so if we want to opt for a sit-down dinner, this would be it, IMO.  Again, this place takes res's so I'll call as soon as we have a good head count once we all decide.  If y'all are digging a restaurant vibe and are willing to shell out some more money we can do sushi/Asian or tapas.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/pazzo-ristorante-and-bar-boston

(FYI: $$ means $11-$30 but there's like nothing in Back Bay for under $10.)

Also, I don't know where everyone's staying but we're going to be at Hilton Boston Back Bay, which is right next to the convention center.

Note: I have never been to Boston in my life, let alone Back Bay.  If someone has and knows some good places, please suggest some!  These are just ones I found after an hour or so on Yelp.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #58 on: February 28, 2010, 06:39:23 PM »
In case you haven't seen it, the PAX schedule is now online:
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #59 on: February 28, 2010, 07:04:39 PM »
All of those places sound great, but I've always been partial to cheap beer, so I'll cast a vote for The Poor House.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #60 on: March 01, 2010, 04:37:16 AM »
Given how many people are supposed to be there for the convention, I think having reservations would be a good idea.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2010, 12:28:02 PM »
My preference is for a sit-down restaurant where we can make a reservation and actually have a conversation without screaming over bar music. We can always move to a bar afterward if people want to get shitty.
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« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2010, 06:08:47 PM »
I can plan this whole thing so much better over e-mail because if someone gets left out it's their own fault, not just like "well I didn't check the forum on it" or something.  So! If I can get a round-up of everyone's e-mails then I can start sending out the info that way and we can have a conversation on that, and then post the final plans on here for everyone/anyone else to see so they can spontaneously join us!  Thanks! (:

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« Reply #63 on: March 01, 2010, 06:32:20 PM »
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #64 on: March 03, 2010, 12:48:46 PM »
I'll be at the live recording but I'm not sure about the get together.

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« Reply #65 on: March 03, 2010, 04:56:37 PM »
Will be e-mailing as many people as e-mails I have from those attending tomorrow (Thursday) evening to facilitate better discussion!

Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2010, 11:30:39 AM »
We've decided on an Italian restaurant nearby the convention center: http://www.pazzoboston.com/
If you are definitely going to come and were not involved in the e-mail thread (sorry!) please reply here by Tuesday the 9th by 8PM EST so I can make a res!

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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #67 on: March 07, 2010, 01:54:27 PM »
Just so I'm clear - is this going to be on the Thursday before the panel? If so, I'm concerned that might not be a great day. In my case, I know I'd have to bow out, since my flight doesn't get in until late that night. I imagine a lot of other people have the same issue.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #68 on: March 07, 2010, 02:38:56 PM »
Oh sorry! I forgot to put that on here -- we're going out to dinner on Friday!

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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #69 on: March 09, 2010, 07:47:02 PM »
No pressure, but I'm going to have to miss Wil Wheaton's keynote, which is sounding like it's going to be awesome, for this, so you'd better be damn good.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #70 on: March 09, 2010, 09:14:08 PM »
Wil Wheaton is gonna take a REAL BEATIN'.

I'm just glad that I'll get to fondle Karl now that he's older.
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #71 on: March 11, 2010, 08:38:18 PM »
I'm just glad that I'll get to fondle Karl now that he's older.

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« Reply #72 on: March 11, 2010, 08:46:21 PM »
I'll be at the panel.  Will you guys be signing autographs?

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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2010, 03:57:41 AM »
I'll actually be handing out cards that read, "Yes, it's true! You've just met Karl Castaneda!"
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Re: PAX East Panel -- RFN: A Live Nintendo Podcast for Grown-Ups
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2010, 02:25:28 PM »
I will feel very weird signing autographs, but if you want one, you got it. No body parts, please.
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