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Meet (some of) the Gods! Ann Arbor, MI & Cedar Point, June 28/29

TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
edited June 2014 in The Wander Inn

Since the original IronCon in Las Vegas was cancelled, we've arrange a semi-official meet to which you are all invited! @Valnurana will be filling in more details, but here's the basics!

We will be hanging out at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on the afternoon/evening of Saturday, June 28. The next day, we will gather for gravity-defying thrills on June 29 at Cedar Point.

Note: If you can't make it to this meet, or you have not had time to prepare a sufficient offering for the Terraformer, there is still discussion going on in this thread about another player meet in the area: http://forums.achaea.com/discussion/1873/midwest-michigan-ohio-meet-discussion

Coming? Let us know in the thread and/or http://doodle.com/9qz9gv4794hkwcbe 

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  • ValnuranaValnurana Moderator Posts: 129 Immortal
    edited June 2014

    For out-of-towners coming by plane: 

    • If you're planning to be here for both days, fly into Detroit (DTW is the airport code). It's about a half hour drive from the airport to downtown Ann Arbor.
    • If you're going to Cedar Point only, then flying to Cleveland (airport code CLE) will be closer. It's about an hour drive to Sandusky.

    Overnight accommodations:

    • If you're staying overnight in Ann Arbor, I'd suggest the area around State Street (exit 177 off I-94). There are a variety of hotel options, it's near Briarwood Mall, lots of places to eat, and heading north on State will take you directly to the festival downtown.
    • If you're doing both days and don't mind driving a short distance on Saturday night, Dundee MI has a good selection of newer hotels with lower rates. It's about a half hour south of Ann Arbor on US-23, directly on the way to Cedar Point, so staying there means you have only an hour and a half drive to Sandusky on Sunday, rather than 2 full hours from Ann Arbor.
    • If you want to stay overnight closer to Cedar Point, there are lots of hotels in the area, some with shuttles that will take you to/from the park, and offer discount tickets. I'm not as familiar with the area but this link will get you started, though I assume the park's "official" hotels are more expensive than other ones.

    And here's a quick map to show where Ann Arbor, Detroit airport, Cedar Point, and Cleveland airport are all located, relative to one another.



  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin

    There was a list in the other discussion thread (link in OP), but unsure as to the current attendees - if you're coming, feel free to say so here!

  • SamakhulisSamakhulis Greeley, ColoradoMember Posts: 114 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited June 2014

    Is there an option to travel from Ann Arbor to Sandusky by FERRY? If so, can you get Gareth to row? Gareth is the man.


    ..Not likely I'll be able to attend, with three weeks to plan. I'm not one bit seasoned when it comes to travel, and scheduling time off and all that.

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  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    I'm going. I live north of Grand Rapids, so I could head south to GR or even Kalamazoo if someone needs a ride. It's not a deathtrap, but it's not a pretty ride. I have 5 empty seats in my soccermom van.

    Just a forewarning, I do not know my way around A2 or Dtown at all.


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  • SunnySunny Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    @Jonathin How far north of GR? I might be interested in a carpool. It would be for myself and Klingg. We live in Howard City which is just north of Cedar Springs and such. Also I am in definitely. A chance to meet @Tecton and @Valnurana that would be a dream come true  ;) Though we would only be going to the Ann Arbor thing.

  • SunnySunny Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Also @Jonathin we could use our car if you wanted it's only a four seater though. Maybe five if you put three in the back seat. Not to mention the air conditioner works well.

    Jonathin
  • YangYang Member Posts: 93 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited June 2014
    I'll be attending A2 and driving over from downtown Detroit. I know some people in the burbs said they might need a ride up. If so, send me a pm and we'll work something out.

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  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited June 2014
    Sunny said:

    @Jonathin How far north of GR? I might be interested in a carpool. It would be for myself and Klingg. We live in Howard City which is just north of Cedar Springs and such. Also I am in definitely. A chance to meet @Tecton and @Valnurana that would be a dream come true  ;) Though we would only be going to the Ann Arbor thing.

    I live 5 miles northwest of Sand Lake and about 11 miles southwest of Howard City. :D I can see the northwest bank of Englewright lake from my front window (it's down the hill though).

    Also, my A/C doesn't work and I took a seat out to make a computer chair, so your idea might be more comfortable anyways.


    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
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  • SunnySunny Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished

    Jonathin said:
    Sunny said:

    @Jonathin How far north of GR? I might be interested in a carpool. It would be for myself and Klingg. We live in Howard City which is just north of Cedar Springs and such. Also I am in definitely. A chance to meet @Tecton and @Valnurana that would be a dream come true  ;) Though we would only be going to the Ann Arbor thing.

    I live 5 miles northwest of Sand Lake and about 11 miles southwest of Howard City. :D I can see the northwest bank of Englewright lake from my front window (it's down the hill though).

    Also, my A/C doesn't work and I took a seat out to make a computer chair, so your idea might be more comfortable anyways.

    Sounds good. How about we meet in up at the carpool in Pierson? Is @Lachlan still planning on going/Carpooling? If so we can pick her up first at the truckstop on 46 before 131. Then the four of us can go down together.

  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Sounds like a plan to me. I'm not too familiar with the Pierson area, but I'm assuming that it's just off the expressway?


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  • HerenicusHerenicus The Western FrontMember Posts: 1,734 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    I'm not sure I have anything to wear!

    AveriBoosteya
  • AegothAegoth Member Posts: 2,800 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Nooooo come to NYC :(

    Sartan
  • VadimusesVadimuses Member Posts: 1,119 @ - Epic Achaean

    I didn't think Ann Arbour was a real city for a while. It's mentioned in HL7's (healthcare interoperability org) training material as examples so much.

    AveriBoosteya
  • HerenicusHerenicus The Western FrontMember Posts: 1,734 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Ann Arbour is a whore, at least according to the jocular football fascists from my alma mater. Beautiful city, though.
    AveriTrillianaBoosteya
  • MathonwyMathonwy Member Posts: 914 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Ann Arbor is legitimately my favorite place on earth.

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  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,797 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Mathonwy said:

    Ann Arbor is legitimately my favorite place on earth.

    The food man, the FOOD.

    Mani Osteria, Real Seafood Co., Frita Batidos, Connor O'Neal's, Zingerman's.... I mean come on.

    MathonwyYang
  • AveriAveri Member Posts: 555 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited June 2014

    One way to get a good count of who is going... I made a doodle.  Feel free to move the link to the OP or something if you guys want to. :D


    http://doodle.com/9qz9gv4794hkwcbe


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  • LachlanLachlan Member Posts: 57 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Sunny said:

    Jonathin said:
    Sunny said:

    @Jonathin How far north of GR? I might be interested in a carpool. It would be for myself and Klingg. We live in Howard City which is just north of Cedar Springs and such. Also I am in definitely. A chance to meet @Tecton and @Valnurana that would be a dream come true  ;) Though we would only be going to the Ann Arbor thing.

    I live 5 miles northwest of Sand Lake and about 11 miles southwest of Howard City. :D I can see the northwest bank of Englewright lake from my front window (it's down the hill though).

    Also, my A/C doesn't work and I took a seat out to make a computer chair, so your idea might be more comfortable anyways.

    Sounds good. How about we meet in up at the carpool in Pierson? Is @Lachlan still planning on going/Carpooling? If so we can pick her up first at the truckstop on 46 before 131. Then the four of us can go down together.

    You guys are just down the road! We should do more things this summer! @Mosr and I will be going both days, though, which presents a carpooling problem. We could always kidnap you into what I assume is a really creepy van, of course  :#

    SunnyJonathin
  • SamakhulisSamakhulis Greeley, ColoradoMember Posts: 114 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Valnurana said:

    A few options for attendees: http://www.cafepress.com/dreamytees

    I would go for that honours line one. Except then I would be living a lie.

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  • SunnySunny Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Lachlan said:

    You guys are just down the road! We should do more things this summer! @Mosr and I will be going both days, though, which presents a carpooling problem. We could always kidnap you into what I assume is a really creepy van, of course  :#

    Sounds good. Though are you going down and staying down there? @Lachlan

  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Lachlan said:
    Sunny said:
    Jonathin said:
    Sunny said:

    @Jonathin How far north of GR? I might be interested in a carpool. It would be for myself and Klingg. We live in Howard City which is just north of Cedar Springs and such. Also I am in definitely. A chance to meet @Tecton and @Valnurana that would be a dream come true  ;) Though we would only be going to the Ann Arbor thing.

    I live 5 miles northwest of Sand Lake and about 11 miles southwest of Howard City. :D I can see the northwest bank of Englewright lake from my front window (it's down the hill though).

    Also, my A/C doesn't work and I took a seat out to make a computer chair, so your idea might be more comfortable anyways.

    Sounds good. How about we meet in up at the carpool in Pierson? Is @Lachlan still planning on going/Carpooling? If so we can pick her up first at the truckstop on 46 before 131. Then the four of us can go down together.

    You guys are just down the road! We should do more things this summer! @Mosr and I will be going both days, though, which presents a carpooling problem. We could always kidnap you into what I assume is a really creepy van, of course  :#


    hi


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  • TreyTrey Member Posts: 4,797 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Hi guys.


    Incoming rant accompanying, but the short version is I -might- not get to show up. Will keep people posted, in case anyone cares.

  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Also, in light of the new development (I can't read), I'll have to carpool with @Lachlan because getting there without a way back is probably going to lead to a bad time.


    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
    Tutorials and scripts  The Repository

  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Jonathin said:

    Also, in light of the new development (I can't read), I'll have to carpool with @Lachlan because getting there without a way back is probably going to lead to a bad time.

    No problems, just means you're coming to Cedar Point.

    Jonathin
  • JonathinJonathin Grand Rapids, MIMember Posts: 3,323 @@ - Legendary Achaean

    Oh, that was the idea. It's just that @Sunny isn't, so carpooling the whole time won't work.


    My site will remain up, but will not be maintained. The repository will continue to have scripts added to it if I decide to play another game. Maybe I'll see you around in Starmourn!
    Tutorials and scripts  The Repository

  • GibbiGibbi Member Posts: 306 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

    Is anyone who is going to both AA and Cedar Point available to give me a ride?  I can probably get to Ann Arbor itself via train, but I'd need a ride to Cedar Point, and a ride home.

    I have undressed a god.

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