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Title: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Jedibehr on 02/01/15, 06:02:20 PM
Editted by @Artisan (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=863):

What: Geek-out 2015

When: June 20th, 2015

Schedule of Events:

The GeekOut virtual meet will be starting up at about 4:00pm server time. To join in, all you have to do is go to this link:
https://www.anymeeting.com/144-560-139

Use the AnyMeeting App to join in, and you'll be able to party along with the folks in the GeekOut Room and with those abroad.

Hope you'll come in and say hello, even for a small bit. :)


Quote from: Aylaa
If you are flying in, SJC (San Jose International airport) is the closest one.

Sometimes SFO (San Francisco) has cheaper flights but take into account that SFO is an hour's drive north of San Jose. it's not a cheap cab ride.

Please post if you think you may be coming or if you're definitely coming physically! Here is the current list:

- Bolas
- Aylaa
- Esk
- Dyven
- Darshendros (?)


Physical Location:
Doubletree by Hilton
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 02/01/15, 06:04:18 PM
I know people were also considering April dates. Is that still a thing or not?

I don't have a huge preference on dates, but whatever it is, the sooner decided the better so I can block out my appointment times :) *is excited!*
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 02/01/15, 06:08:31 PM
I know people were also considering April dates. Is that still a thing or not?

The April consideration was to try and do a Geek-Out parallel with the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, but the event is already far too large to really make that a thing. We will definitely still do some sort of get together for anyone who goes to the Celebration, but it won't be it's own event sorta thing.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Aylaa on 02/01/15, 11:49:06 PM
Yay! I would really like to go again. it was super fun the last two years.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 02/11/15, 10:55:27 PM
Bumping this as well. Would love to see the community's thoughts and votes on location and timing and degree of interest. If you're interested and have ideas, please vote, and post if you can!

I'm hopeful that we would be able to get a date down so people can start arranging schedules, travel, etc!

I'm good with San Jose.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Orell on 02/11/15, 11:09:38 PM
I'm good with either. LA would be more convenient by far, but I've got family near San Jose, so I could always take a long weekend from work, see them, and do the geekout thing before heading back down here.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 02/11/15, 11:14:52 PM
I've edited the poll for an option to be okay with either cities.

Please vote. We will be judging our expected attendance based on the interest here.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Colton on 02/11/15, 11:28:22 PM
Either city works for me, but with that date landing so close to SDCC, it would be more cost effective for me if it was in L.A. since it's not as far for me as San Jose. But that's just my two pennies.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Jedibehr on 02/12/15, 12:58:21 AM
So glad people are responding to this, will bump for additional attention.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Rizenfell on 02/12/15, 03:06:19 AM
If I hadn't lost my handy-dandy personnel digitiser, I'd offer you all the wonderful climes of Sydney (Australia) for a geek-out (of course, in a special area cleared of all our deadly wildlife (http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2013/03/australias-dangerous-animals-the-top-30/) we face every day); or else digitise myself and come on over!

I hope you manage to get some good pics though, and wish you all a great time; Wish I could be there!


Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Nial on 02/12/15, 05:55:54 AM
I realize it's not pertaining precisely to either CA cities, but having one in colorado might be nice, if there's enough people from around here. 
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: SivWysan on 02/12/15, 09:09:58 AM
Nice to see these still happening.  Being a few timezones out of the CA area Colorado would be better for me too- though suppose could always have a Plans/Central meet up there at a diff time.  Though my travel budget's not very big, be cool if enough wanted it

Also love the idea of a google-hangout/video meet-up scheduled sometime during, so could include all the folks from far, and other continents too. 
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 02/12/15, 10:57:21 AM
I realize it's not pertaining precisely to either CA cities, but having one in colorado might be nice, if there's enough people from around here.
Nice to see these still happening.  Being a few timezones out of the CA area Colorado would be better for me too- though suppose could always have a Plans/Central meet up there at a diff time.  Though my travel budget's not very big, be cool if enough wanted it

The humor here is that the last two years have been in Colorado - Denver, to be precise. Unfortunately I am not able to keep up that tradition as I am no longer living in that area, and there had been a calling during both years for a West-Coast version as well.

Also love the idea of a google-hangout/video meet-up scheduled sometime during, so could include all the folks from far, and other continents too. 

There'll be a larger post with more details once we have location/date settled, but traditionally we've had the entirety of the GeekOut be joinable via a community program of some sort. There will always be a way for those on the internet to participate with those who are there, I promise that.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Taelyn on 02/18/15, 02:26:12 PM
I definitely have to vote for LA, as that's closest to me and with my schedule the way it is, I wouldn't be able to take a trip down to San Jose without killing me. :P Anyway, just my two cents. I look forward to the event!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: SivWysan on 02/18/15, 03:03:24 PM
Very nice to hear, @Bolas (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)  I'll keep my ears open on telecommute options! 
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Nial on 02/18/15, 06:35:54 PM
Pft.  Figgures that would have been back before I got into things on the forums and whatnot here.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Aylaa on 03/02/15, 01:05:08 AM
Bump for great justice!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Yena on 03/02/15, 01:16:01 PM
*voice in the mist* East Coast? Anyone? Anyone?

I didn't mind the video conference aspect of things, but found it hard to participate since I wasn't there in person..

Not sure if I'll be able to take the fam across the continent, so if it's not on the EC, it can be anywhere :)
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 03/18/15, 07:00:53 PM
Bumping this again. I'm hoping to set my schedule soon so I don't have to reschedule patients on my clinic days.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 03/23/15, 11:56:36 PM
Final bump, we will be putting together dates and plans starting this Wednesday, at which point this thread will close. Vote now if you want to have a voice be heard.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: SivWysan on 03/24/15, 09:43:39 AM
Still love to make a little of the virtual sessions as time allows. 
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Jedibehr on 03/24/15, 03:26:46 PM
Looks like San Jose is it.  Shall we move forward?
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Jedibehr on 03/29/15, 11:00:10 AM
The final choice of date and location have been solidified people, watch the original post for the details.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Darth.Eros on 03/29/15, 12:14:17 PM
Sweet I might actually be able to make this one!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 04/11/15, 01:19:31 PM
Votes have been tallied and locations have been surveyed, and so we will be holding Begeren Colony GeekOut 2015 in a new location. Consider this an official invite thread for folks to confirm and rsvp and whatever else it is folks like doing with that.

The Location

Doubletree by Hilton
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, California, 95110


We will have the standard tables and refreshments, and a computer set up with a screen and a camera so that the GeekOut can be live for the entirety of the time we have the room.

The Date
We've settled on Saturday, June 20th for the event proper.

Like last year, there'll be a lunch get-together for folks who want to gather early, though the details of that are entirely dependent on how many folks are interested - I encourage using this thread for such discussion.

We also had fun meeting the folks who were flying in Friday at the airport. If you'd like in on that too, just say when you'll get in.

Any questions or comments are more than welcome here.

The Agenda
Schedule/Agenda is currently being worked out! We have the room proper from Noon-8pm Saturday, but there will be Friday and early morning opportunities for fun and to hang out. We'll be releasing the schedule for before/after events and a few topics for during shortly!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Aylaa on 05/04/15, 10:16:35 PM
If you are flying in, SJC (San Jose International airport) is the closest one.

Sometimes SFO (San Francisco) has cheaper flights but take into account that SFO is an hour's drive north of San Jose. it's not a cheap cab ride.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 05/06/15, 05:38:44 PM
If you are flying in, SJC (San Jose International airport) is the closest one.

Sometimes SFO (San Francisco) has cheaper flights but take into account that SFO is an hour's drive north of San Jose. it's not a cheap cab ride.

Just so we know who all is coming and numbers to expect , could people post here once they know they are coming (i.e. have made travel plans etc?)

I'll go first:

I'm coming. Will likely arrive late night June 19th (Friday) and leave afternoon of June 21 (Sunday).
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 05/10/15, 12:53:28 AM
Bumping this again.

So far the list of people coming are:

@Bolas (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=1)
@Aylaa (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=31)
@Esk (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=605)
@Jedibehr (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=158)
@Brintte (http://begerencolony.org/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=353) (?)

Anyone else making the journey? Please make your post here so we can get a headcount.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Brintte on 05/10/15, 09:50:38 AM
Still tentative. As soon as I know or not if I can get there, I will post!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Jedibehr on 05/11/15, 07:39:37 PM
Hoping to get a finalish head count, if you are planning to attend please post here, even if it is tentative.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Darshendros on 05/15/15, 08:48:06 PM
I might be able to make this but only stay for a few hours since I have work that evening ... and I may or may not put on the black since I look for any excuse to wear it.  :shifty: But then again, work.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Brintte on 05/27/15, 11:42:40 AM
I won't be able to make it :/ Bus tickets escalated in price (which sucks) and I can't afford more than what I was told originally.

I'll be online with you guys though!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Dyven on 05/27/15, 12:23:00 PM
I will be in attendance.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 06/11/15, 02:45:34 PM
GEEKOUT is only one week away!

I R excite!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Esk on 06/11/15, 03:39:18 PM
GEEKOUT is only one week away!

I R excite!

:cheer: :dance: :cheer:
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 06/14/15, 10:29:21 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our venue will be changing!

Don't have a lot of information right this moment, but will have things posted within the day about where/what to be for joining in on the fun over the interwebz. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Artisan on 06/19/15, 06:18:52 PM
Another reminder:

Geekout will be occuring this weekend! For those who are attending in person, the physical location has changed, but that will not affect the large majority of people who will be able to participate in the online, streaming  portion of the event.

The streaming event will occur on Saturday June 20, 2015 server time, which is tomorrow. Exact time will be provided at a later post.
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Bolas on 06/20/15, 09:55:02 AM
The GeekOut virtual meet will be starting up at about 4:00pm server time. To join in, all you have to do is go to this link:
https://www.anymeeting.com/144-560-139

Use the AnyMeeting App to join in, and you'll be able to party along with the folks in the GeekOut Room and with those abroad.

Hope you'll come in and say hello, even for a small bit. :)
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Seraphie on 06/20/15, 10:29:32 AM
How late will you keep the virtual part going?
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Dassalya on 06/20/15, 11:50:53 AM
From the link, looks like it'll be going from 4pm server to 10pm server?
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Seraphie on 06/20/15, 11:52:04 AM
Yay! I might actually be home on time to make it!
Title: Re: Begeren Colony Geek Out 2015
Post by: Darshendros on 06/20/15, 05:08:23 PM
... I totally forgot about this. >.< I'm stuck at work now.