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Title: Homebrew Con
Post by: MDixon on March 07, 2018, 04:05:10 PM
As much as I hate the name, how come there is no dedicated board in events for discussion of it?
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: theDarkSide on March 07, 2018, 04:15:21 PM
Still call it NHC.

The "con" name makes me think of people dressing up in silly costumes and parading around....um...nevermind  ;D

The more important question to ask is:  where will 2019 be?  Start the rumor mill!
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: toby on March 07, 2018, 05:28:08 PM
The more important question to ask is:  where will 2019 be?  Start the rumor mill!
Somewhere East Coast is due.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: udubdawg on March 07, 2018, 05:34:06 PM
I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

FWIW, I'm going, and am staying at a nearby hotel. I may be looking for a west coast club to adopt me for Club Night so I can pour stuff.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: MDixon on March 07, 2018, 05:56:07 PM
The rumor mill said Richmond for 2019, but I kinda doubt that is the case.

Dunno how sales are for Portland. I'm going because as much as I have traveled I have not yet been to Portland. It would be nice if there was a dedicated Event section area for the conference.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 07, 2018, 05:59:19 PM
The rumor mill said Richmond for 2019, but I kinda doubt that is the case.

Dunno how sales are for Portland. I'm going because as much as I have traveled I have not yet been to Portland. It would be nice if there was a dedicated Event section area for the conference.

Good idea, Mike.  I'll make one now.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: yso191 on March 07, 2018, 06:00:10 PM
I have not heard if my club will be doing a booth or not.  I volunteered to brew for it but I don’t want to man a booth and I definitely don’t want to get dressed up in a silly costume.  Apparently I’m a curmudgeon.  Anyway if they do you can take my place!
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: Stevie on March 07, 2018, 06:08:31 PM
The "con" name makes me think of people dressing up in silly costumes and parading around....um...nevermind  ;D
Because lederhosen and barmaid outfits aren’t silly?
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: toby on March 07, 2018, 06:54:59 PM
Dunno how sales are for Portland. I'm going because as much as I have traveled I have not yet been to Portland.

Same here. With prepping my daughter for her first semester of college, I might have skipped this year if it had been somewhere I had been before, but never made it to Portlandia, so couldn't pass it up.

I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

Honestly, it seems to me like the last 2 or 3 years have been less enthusiastic online than the first ones I went to. Not completely sure what's up with that.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 07, 2018, 07:41:37 PM

I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

Honestly, it seems to me like the last 2 or 3 years have been less enthusiastic online than the first ones I went to. Not completely sure what's up with that.

Just heard that first day registration is up 13% from last year.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: klickitat jim on March 07, 2018, 08:38:58 PM
Wish I could go but too many people on vacation for me to get it off, and my scheduled work days are every day of the event
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 07, 2018, 09:37:06 PM
Wish I could go but too many people on vacation for me to get it off, and my scheduled work days are every day of the event

Dude, that is a super bummer.  I was really hoping we'd get some hang out time.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: klickitat jim on March 07, 2018, 09:46:43 PM
Wish I could go but too many people on vacation for me to get it off, and my scheduled work days are every day of the event

Dude, that is a super bummer.  I was really hoping we'd get some hang out time.
Yes, me too! I have that Sunday off, so I imagine the gang will be heading home.

I might have a small chance of getting that Saturday off, but my understanding is that you can't just drop in, and I wouldn't know for sure till about 10 days out.

It is a goal to have a couple beers with you one day. Maybe even brew up a batch of something.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: toby on March 07, 2018, 09:48:01 PM

I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

Honestly, it seems to me like the last 2 or 3 years have been less enthusiastic online than the first ones I went to. Not completely sure what's up with that.

Just heard that first day registration is up 13% from last year.

Not hard to believe. What I'm referring to is the people participating in threads about it. "Who's going to NHC?" type threads.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: klickitat jim on March 07, 2018, 09:55:11 PM

I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

Honestly, it seems to me like the last 2 or 3 years have been less enthusiastic online than the first ones I went to. Not completely sure what's up with that.

Just heard that first day registration is up 13% from last year.

Not hard to believe. What I'm referring to is the people participating in threads about it. "Who's going to NHC?" type threads.
I remember 5-6 years ago NHC was a large chunk of the posts here starting about now through June. It has really diminished. If you took that as your only data input you would think NHC was dying off. That's why you can't get an accurate idea of what home brewers are doing or thinking just by forum input. I think we are a subset of a subset of a subset
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: hopfenundmalz on March 08, 2018, 04:24:59 PM

I've never seen such a lack of evident enthusiasm for the conference before. I hope that is just on the various forums and sales have still been strong.

Honestly, it seems to me like the last 2 or 3 years have been less enthusiastic online than the first ones I went to. Not completely sure what's up with that.

Just heard that first day registration is up 13% from last year.

Not hard to believe. What I'm referring to is the people participating in threads about it. "Who's going to NHC?" type threads.
I remember 5-6 years ago NHC was a large chunk of the posts here starting about now through June. It has really diminished. If you took that as your only data input you would think NHC was dying off. That's why you can't get an accurate idea of what home brewers are doing or thinking just by forum input. I think we are a subset of a subset of a subset

IIRC, 5-6 years ago the conference was selling out, and the competition was hitting its entry cap. Those were topics of great debate.

Higher numbers for the conference size and a higher entry cap has made that a much lesser problem now. The entry cap is still there, but there are more first round sites and a slightly higher second round number judged. Oh, a limit of entries per individual also helped.

The conference is contracted for a certain number of attendees. Some judgement is excercised by the AHA on their estimate of that number.

Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: dmtaylor on March 08, 2018, 05:24:14 PM
The "con" name makes me think of people dressing up in silly costumes and parading around....um...nevermind  ;D

I always think the same thing!  ;D
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: yso191 on March 08, 2018, 07:11:59 PM
Yeah, I much prefer NHC.  Homebrew Con sounds like someone is trying too hard to be trendy.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: dmtaylor on March 08, 2018, 07:20:16 PM
I resemble this remark, but...

I wonder if the reason they changed it to "Homebrew Con" is to avoid the confusion between what the "C" stands for in NHC --- is it "Conference" or "Competition" or both or what?!  Now today it ONLY stands for "Competition", NOT for "Con".

I learned something over the past 18 hours.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: toby on March 08, 2018, 08:04:37 PM
I remember 5-6 years ago NHC was a large chunk of the posts here starting about now through June. It has really diminished. If you took that as your only data input you would think NHC was dying off. That's why you can't get an accurate idea of what home brewers are doing or thinking just by forum input. I think we are a subset of a subset of a subset

I don't know if I'd say dying off since I've been at each of them since Grand Rapids, and there seems to be a pretty good attendance.

It just seems the enthusiasm about it has dropped way off in various online forums. The forum meetup in MN was barely anything. A few years ago, it was a major topic of discussion. And not just here.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: toby on March 08, 2018, 08:06:59 PM
I resemble this remark, but...

I wonder if the reason they changed it to "Homebrew Con" is to avoid the confusion between what the "C" stands for in NHC --- is it "Conference" or "Competition" or both or what?!  Now today it ONLY stands for "Competition", NOT for "Con".

I learned something over the past 18 hours.

That was their stated reason. Because apparently they thought having NHC stand for both the National Homebrew Competition and the National Homebrewers Conference was confusing.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 08, 2018, 08:31:26 PM
Yeah, I much prefer NHC.  Homebrew Con sounds like someone is trying too hard to be trendy.

If only you knew how many times I've told the AHA the same thing.  I finally gave up.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: theDarkSide on March 08, 2018, 08:41:25 PM
I resemble this remark, but...

I wonder if the reason they changed it to "Homebrew Con" is to avoid the confusion between what the "C" stands for in NHC --- is it "Conference" or "Competition" or both or what?!  Now today it ONLY stands for "Competition", NOT for "Con".

I learned something over the past 18 hours.

That was their stated reason. Because apparently they thought having NHC stand for both the National Homebrew Competition and the National Homebrewers Conference was confusing.

NHC = National Hurricane Center so a bunch of weather geeks show up...nobody wants those guys around :)
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: klickitat jim on March 08, 2018, 11:19:30 PM
I remember 5-6 years ago NHC was a large chunk of the posts here starting about now through June. It has really diminished. If you took that as your only data input you would think NHC was dying off. That's why you can't get an accurate idea of what home brewers are doing or thinking just by forum input. I think we are a subset of a subset of a subset

I don't know if I'd say dying off since I've been at each of them since Grand Rapids, and there seems to be a pretty good attendance.

It just seems the enthusiasm about it has dropped way off in various online forums. The forum meetup in MN was barely anything. A few years ago, it was a major topic of discussion. And not just here.
That's my point Toby, the difference between using the forum as a gage or actually being there.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: MDixon on March 09, 2018, 12:57:33 PM
if there was a dedicated Event section area for the conference.

Good idea, Mike.  I'll make one now.

Is it coming?
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 09, 2018, 04:43:09 PM
if there was a dedicated Event section area for the conference.

Good idea, Mike.  I'll make one now.

Is it coming?
I thought I did.  Must have dickchimped it.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: denny on March 09, 2018, 06:36:09 PM
if there was a dedicated Event section area for the conference.

Good idea, Mike.  I'll make one now.

Is it coming?

Should be there now under Events.
Title: Re: Homebrew Con
Post by: a10t2 on March 09, 2018, 06:52:40 PM
NHC = National Hurricane Center so a bunch of weather geeks show up...nobody wants those guys around :)

If they're anything like the tornado folks they're our kind of party.