There were some of us chatting on the Achaean Discord and we got to talking about planning another Achaean meet! Previous larger ones have been in DC, NYC, there was one in Vegas, and probably more.
There was a lot of support for Dallas, so we're going to try to put something together here. Lots of moving parts and commitments, so nothing is set in stone yet.
Here are the dates we're thinking, and it will pretty much be whichever one gets the most people here:
These are Friday/Saturday/Sunday weekends.
Accomodations will depend on how many people we get to come and their comfort level. There are a ton of Airbnb places that are for groups of people, and there are enough of these that it will be easy to get everyone into one central place to make transportation easy.
Restaurants and bars are plentiful. Any type of food from across the world can be had in an authentic fashion. Food is on the pricey side here, so don't expect to pay less than $10 per meal.
Transportation - not 100% sure on this yet, but I would probably rent a large van for the weekend to haul people around in. Atalkez has also volunteered to help get people from one place to another.
Here are some of the things we could do as a group - not an all inclusive list, but I've confirmed that all of these will be open on those weekends (pending weather). The prices for some are general prices because it might vary depending on length of time or what we do, or how many people go. I estimated on the higher end rather than the lower end, and also tried to account for tax.
Dallas Aquarium - $23
Six Flags - ~$75
Top Golf - $25-45 per hour per bay (each bay can have 6 people)
This is fun even if you are not great at golfing!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! - $25-40 depending on how many attractions
Fort Worth Zoo - $15 (might go up in spring)
Ultimate Escape Game - $30
There are several more escape room places around, this is about the average price. Might be group rates available if we can commmit to a full room.
Go Ape Treetop Zipline Adventure - $60
Laser Tag - $25 per person for 2 hours, ish.
Lots of these places around with various ammenities.
Medieval Times - $70 (group rates available, just need more info for this)
Jousting, sword fighting, dinner!
If you have any ideas for other things, feel free to mention them! Once we get some momentum and rough head counts we can start planning activities and getting a loose schedule worked out.
EVERYONE is welcome regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or who you are in game. Absolutely no bullying or harassment will be tolerated. For the young ones, you'll need parental supervision of some sort!
Feel free to tag anyone that might be interested or lives in the area!