Welcome to the 2006 St. Louis Comic Cookout!
LAST UPDATE TO THIS POST:
June 3rd, 2006 (Saturday)
The St. Louis area
The cookout website: http://www.reasonedcognition.com/cookout.html
36 guests coming, 8 more maybe coming. Total possible is 44 people.
Unlike years past, I'm compiling a list of related threads. Whoever starts the thread is responsible for informing me of it's goings on... and if you want it posted here, with telling me to do so.
The Cookout RPG Thread
The You have Six Months Left thread
The cookout is entering its third year now, and we expect more people than ever to show. Each previous year has been a real blast and Beth and I are looking forward to hosting this one especially. All the information regarding the cookout is available off the website, which will be regularly updated (as will this post) all the way until the cookout itself.
In brief, lots of us get together at our place. We eat a lot of food. We play games. We chat and mingle, we draw a lot, we roleplay, we watch anime, we blow up watermelons, someone gets tased. Then we eat more food. At some point, we sleep. People who show up the day before play poker with keencards for pencils, faubites, and other non-money items. People who are around on Sunday help us raid the local IHOP. It's a lot of fun! There are a few rules:
No alcohol or illegal drugs permitted. This is not a joke - you will be escorted off the property and/or turned into the local authorities. We've never had to do that, and it'd be fine by us if we never have to!
Ryan handles all explosives - better I get burned than you, and anyway, I get frequent flier miles at my hospital.
Only a person that volunteers can be tasered, and only during the one time of the cookout that we taser people. Orion and Chill Clan have been tasered. This year's volunteer is me. You are in no danger of being tasered unless you specifically volunteer
(or break rule #1 above).
You're welcome to show early (I took the whole week up to the cookout off), however you may be put to work, and must tell us if you need crash space! Nobody is welcome to stay past sundown on Sunday the 4th without prior specific approval - Beth and I need a few hours to chill before the following work week.
So, what do you have to do if you want to join in the fun?
Post here, pm me, or email me. Tell me you're coming to the party (either maybe, or almost for certain), if you are bringing a non-CG guest, and what you plan to bring for us to eat or drink. If you don't know what you want to bring to eat, that's fine - but you won't be allowed in the door on the 3rd without some kind of food or beverage.
- I am looking for a new quote for the cookout. The current quote is from JexKerome and he was enough of a jerk lately that I'd like to change it. I'm also accepting cookout art and if I get some, will make a special section for it in the webpage.
Yes, this is six months in advance. Each year I have had requests to increase the warning on the cookout because for a lot of people, scraping up the cash to come takes quite a while. With people coming from all over the nation (and maybe even internationally this year), I wanted there to be as much notice as possible.