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I am planning my trip. Does anyone know what is scheduled? Couldn't find the info on the website.

I may be able to get there Friday night but it depends on what happens at work. Otherwise I'll probably be on the road Saturday morning. Is there anything happening Friday night or early Saturday that I shouldn't miss? When does George get into town?

Any help is appreciated. At this point I am planning on bringing beer for the room and some cash to defray costs. Is there anything else needed?

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GRRM's travel plans haven't been completely revealed to me. They are talking about maybe involving him in some programming on Friday night, but his main panels will be on Saturday--a Literature panel around noon or one, with his keynote sometime after. I'd say get there as early as possible!

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One Con, we had fruit and it was an utter disaster. Fruit juice got everywhere and it was sooo sticky. And despite the knives being put away, some freak still found the hugeass butcher knife. I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but of the last 6 congoing years, that is something I would highly suggest avoiding.

I know what you mean. They can be a disaster. Do them wrong and it is a huge, sticky, mess. Done right, and they are awesome!

ETA: Just reserved our room for the convention. Went with the convention hotel as it is easier to stagger home that way.

At this point we are planning to get in late Thursday and help out on Friday. Put us to work.

Of course all plans are subject to change as life seems to get in the way sometimes.

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Guest Nadine

Race and I will be coming up Sat morning and spending the night. My son will be going with us as its his birthday Oct 17th. :D My daughter may come as well.

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Race and I will be coming up Sat morning and spending the night. My son will be going with us as its his birthday Oct 17th. :D My daughter may come as well.

That's my plan, too. Won't be able to make it Friday night but I will leave early Sat morning and stay the night. I think that's awesome your son will be going!

It'll be great seeing some familiar faces.

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Any idea when the program is going to be released...on the fence about booking my flight now or waiting (live in Atlanta GA) to see exactly when George will be making an appearance.

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He will be involved with programming on Fri, Sat, and Sun...but his keynote will be on Saturday afternoon. The program will probably be up toward the end of the week.

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White-raven and I just registered. Looking forward to the fun.

Cool Chat, does that mean you are coming in for the convention? Old haunts and all that?

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Cool Chat, does that mean you are coming in for the convention? Old haunts and all that?

I might. Although money is tight, I might be able to use AmEx points for the flight. James isn't here that weekend, and Darling will be hunting...so, my BIG PLANS were initially to clean the floor throughout the house, and focus on the baseboards.

Let's see, baseboards vs. GRRM...:)

NOT much of a choice, there!

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I might. Although money is tight, I might be able to use AmEx points for the flight. James isn't here that weekend, and Darling will be hunting...so, my BIG PLANS were initially to clean the floor throughout the house, and focus on the baseboards.

Let's see, baseboards vs. GRRM...:)

NOT much of a choice, there!

That would be awesome!

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What time is the BwB party going to start? We could pre-party (BwB only) before the official party start - you know, set up the room, have a few drinks, kick out random Con-goers...

PM me for my phone number, anyone going to the Con who doesn't have it.

Eve - just book the flight that works for you. Programming can be hanged. What's important is hanging out with GRRM - he will be at the party after we close it to BwB only.

Kasteen - what time are we going to kick all the random Con-goers out? They will stay until the cows come home if you let them. At WorldCon, we usually do 2 am, but it can vary, depending on if we want them to stay or not :) WorldCon in Boston, we kept the party rockin' for a long time...I went to bed before they closed it down at 4 am!

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Due to a variety of reasons, I'm won't be able to attend the convention. I'll have to catch GRRM another time.

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Due to a variety of reasons, I'm won't be able to attend the convention. I'll have to catch GRRM another time.

We will miss you, Ben!

I just bought my tickets. I will be arriving on Friday night.

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I'm going to be driving up from south western MN on Friday. This will be my first con and I can't tell you how excited I am. There's a chance I'll need to leave after his keynote to get back to southern MN by later Saturday evening.

I'm up for any BwB events going on Friday and will be more than willing to contribute a good monetary sum to help make sure things are covered and done well. I'll just need to get information on where to be and when for all this stuff. Thankfully I have friends in Fargo so I don't need to worry about a hotel.

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We will miss you, Ben!

I just bought my tickets. I will be arriving on Friday night.

Thanks! I'll miss you guys too.

Be sure to have fun everyone!

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Hey everyone! As we're getting pretty damn close to party time, I thought I should hop on and give an update.

The program for con goes to the printer tomorrow, so I assume that the full thing should be available online this weekend. A little late, I know, but I have nothing to do with that part of things, so don't shoot the messenger!

I have everything for the room pretty well in hand. Decor is taken care of. Gift bag for GRRM is done. I'll be picking up food, soda, water, hard liquor, and paper products this weekend. I will accept any and all donations of beer, ice, and cash.

As far as when we're going to kick people out, I haven't a clue. My understanding is that the party rooms have to be open to all from 8pm-2am. I'll confirm that tommorow to be sure.

We won't find out until Thursday night when we can get into the room on Friday, but, once again, anyone that will be here early on Friday and would like to help set up the room is welcome and appreciated! Send me a message and I'll provide my cell phone number.

I can't wait to meet all of you!

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I'm going to be there with a friend of mine (my husband is staying home with our twins), but not sure we'll make it to the party room to say hello to anyone. In any case, I hope you guys have a great time!

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BwB represent! And don't forget panel and reading reports, please! ;)

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