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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 10:07 #248541

We tried to make this happen unofficially on a recent visit from Superfly, but we failed at not being shitty people so lets see if we can't get an official even worked out.

I'm thinking Michigan, because it's close to me. Brighton is a nice little area and it's mostly in the center of where the peeps here live. Lots of food and bars, even a game store although not the greatest one.

When do you think we should do this? I'm looking at early August. That would be two and a half months away. After that, things get dicey because I have a bunch of life happening later this year.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 10:37 #248545

That puts it in between WBC and GenCon, which may be tough for some. I get it, every date is gonna suck for a subset of people, but thought I'd throw it out there.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 10:48 #248547

Somehow I forgot about those. Well, if it doesn't happen before September then it won't be happening, at least for me. Too much happening later in the year.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 10:49 #248548

I'm in. I can haul out to Brighton for some hijinks.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 11:48 #248553

It can't be in winter. Michigan winters suck.

It can't be in the first week of August. That's my birthday and I can't be torn away from the copious amount of debauchery and sex that accompanies that week.

I suggest we should plan on it being an annual thing in May.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 11:54 #248554

I'm open to date and location, for the most part. Michigan would be the most convenient. I have a fair amount of space at my place, depending on how many people show up. But if we need store-sized space, we have a huge store in Ypsi and I know most of the staff there. If they're not doing an MTG event there on a Saturday, we could probably get the space.

However, first week of August is out for me, too.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 13:58 #248563

I'm in - with a preference for Michigan... but willing to travel too. With two young kids summer availability goes fast, but my wife is pretty great about finding time to do things so for me the biggest hurdle is just knowing ahead of time. Annual May thing sounds good, despite it being right at the start of fly fishing season, if its like the weekend before memorial day that means it would happen before the summer festivities kick into high gear (although I'm not free this coming weekend).
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 16:47 #248573

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It can't be in winter. Michigan winters suck.

Who cares - you're inside most of the time anyways. I go to conventions in winter, get dirt cheap hotel rates if nothing else.

I do agree May would be nice .
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 16:53 #248574

Get this shit done Stormy!!!
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 18:50 #248577

Msample wrote:
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It can't be in winter. Michigan winters suck.

Who cares - you're inside most of the time anyways.

Because some people who might like to show up are coming from KY, OH, TN, etc. It would suck to go through a bunch of preparations, book a hotel ballroom for the event, then have half the people not be able to make it due to the weather.
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Trashfest Midwest 17 May 2017 19:58 #248581

I could definitely schlep up to Michigan in May.
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Trashfest Midwest 18 May 2017 08:14 #248596

Well, May is my birthday month so let's plan on May next year.

I will likely look to book in Michigan close-ish to where I live. I would be interested to see how many peeps we can get. I don't want a ton, but it would be great to get like 20 so we can have a bunch of games going. I know I can count on at least 3 or 4 in my immediate life.
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Trashfest Midwest 18 May 2017 08:51 #248599

May works for me. My first event of the summer is generally the first week of June. Travel to the east side is easy for me.
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Trashfest Midwest 18 May 2017 13:05 #248607

Get it booked ASAP so we can start figuring out if we want to monkeyroom for lodging etc
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Trashfest Midwest 18 May 2017 16:23 #248632

I saw the heading of this thread and thought, man I hope they can do this in August. Youth pastor schedules are a wreck through July, but late summer/early fall are much more doable. May (next year) is a slim possibility, but a lot harder to make happen.

Brighton would be just about ideal. That's like a 45 minute drive for me. I might be able to go as far as Indiana or Ohio, but I think that's all I could justify.
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