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Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:55 pm
by Americangothic
We need to know if Cookout should be the weekend of June 6th, or the weekend of June 13th!

Please post your comments and recommendations here as soon as possible! We will be looking for a new venue this year.

Thank you!

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:58 pm
by Aeridus
Both dates are fine with me!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:42 am
by Rkolter
At this point, both dates work for Beth and I.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:11 pm
by Nanda
Either of those dates are fine for me. Stinky's still not coming around on this one, so maybe I could convince Skunkadoo to come with me.

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:55 pm
by Garneta
Since I'm not yet sure that I'll even be able to go, whichever date'll be fine by me as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:58 pm
by Dragonkingdoms
Either weekend works for me at this point. By new venue, do you mean same city but different place, or different city AND place? I just hope it doesn't get shifted to something like LA.

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:11 pm
by Americangothic
It's looking like Nashville this year. It's centrally located and for some folks, the cost of flights is cheaper.

Aggie

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:09 am
by Killbert-Robby
Dragonkingdoms wrote:Either weekend works for me at this point. By new venue, do you mean same city but different place, or different city AND place? I just hope it doesn't get shifted to something like LA.


I'm fairly sure if it was a different city it'd be a new place too

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:10 pm
by Jesusabdullah
Assuming I don't flake, I don't have anything scheduled for either weekend.

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:12 pm
by Americangothic
After spending the entire day driving around Nashville looking at hotels and meeting spaces, it's looking like the weekend of June 5-6th is the way to go.

The weekend of the 12 and 13th is Nashville's big country music festival "Fan Fair" and ALL hotels are already booked pretty solid. Some are even sold out. http://www.cmafest.com/2009/

Monday the managers of several hotels and conference centers will be calling back about the fee structures-- so details will be coming very soon!!

Aggie

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:24 pm
by Ekolter
Thanks Aggie for all you are doing :)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:08 am
by Dragonmajik
Thanks for handling the Cookout this year, AG! I'm hoping Vort and I will be able to make it, as long as Vort has enough vacation time left. Looking forward to seeing everyone :D

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:15 am
by Dave Against The Machine
I'm gonna go ahead and vote the 13th.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:13 am
by STrRedWolf
Aggie's handling the cookout this year? O_o

In Nashville?

There goes the name SLCC... maybe "Comic Genesis Cookout Gathering" (CGCG) will be better suited.

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:33 am
by Reinder
Or Nerds Over Nashville *ducks*

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:44 am
by Hogan
Weekend of the 13th it sounds like... I will be there

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:25 am
by Americangothic
STrRedWolf wrote:Aggie's handling the cookout this year? O_o

In Nashville?


yeah.. fraid so! Last cookout, Reinder and I had offered to help out to Beth, and she took me up on it. Called me a few days ago. I'm really glad we can be of service. By Wednesday we should know where it'll be at and we'll pay the deposits etc.

The place we're hoping for allows people to bring in their own food and catering, and they even provide a grill. Lissa and Polerin have been fantastic about getting info on Neely's BBQ catering and we're looking at renting a 12 passenger van for the weekend so we have better transportation for folks. So far, everything is coming together pretty good. By Wednesday we should have all the details to pass on to Aura for the website etc. :D

-Aggie

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:27 am
by Reinder
We will need an alternative location for the traditional Adult Store Run then.

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:19 am
by Rkolter
STrRedWolf wrote:Aggie's handling the cookout this year? O_o

In Nashville?

There goes the name SLCC... maybe "Comic Genesis Cookout Gathering" (CGCG) will be better suited.


It was the Saint Louis Comic Cookout for five years. But with us having to move shortly after the cookout, and baby Tristan, we just haven't had the time to plan it. Aggie graciously offered to do it this year.

It'll be fun to be a guest for a change. :D

Re: Cookout 2009 Info needed!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:34 am
by Nanda
Barring any incident, Skunkadoo and I are officially coming. Stinky may or may not be with us, but we'll be there.