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Title: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 09:23:26 PM
Who wants to meet? You got Denny and I there for certain. Come watch us bicker with each other and share a beer or two.

Maybe say - Friday post keynote in the Hospitality Suite? (12:45ish)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 06, 2011, 09:25:20 PM
I will try and remember.  You know how that can go at the NHC!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 06, 2011, 09:33:29 PM
Sounds like a plan. Maybe bump this as a reminder as we get closer.

Won't be long now.  :)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 06, 2011, 09:36:02 PM
Sounds like a plan. Maybe bump this as a reminder as we get closer.

Won't be long now.  :)

Give us a reminder.  I will be out that way visiting some friends this weekend, so will be doing some other things.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 06, 2011, 09:54:06 PM
Uh, the keynote is from 1-2 on the schedule I've got.  I've got a presentation to give right after that.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 10:04:38 PM
According to this: http://www.ahaconference.org/conference-information/conference-schedule/

The key note is from 11:30-12:30 and your talk doesn't start until 2:15.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 06, 2011, 10:13:50 PM
According to this: http://www.ahaconference.org/conference-information/conference-schedule/

The key note is from 11:30-12:30 and your talk doesn't start until 2:15.

Cool.  I was going from the speaker schedule Paul Gagnon sent out.

You're signing books?  I didn't realize you'd put out a coloring book!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 10:18:22 PM
You're signing books?  I didn't realize you'd put out a coloring book!

The fingerpainting book was too messy to sell.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 11:17:26 PM
I had planned on being there.  Unless the NHC comes to Hawaii it will never be closer.  Unfortunately I have a commitment I have to keep here on the island.  I thought I'd be able to do both, but I cannot.  Maybe 2012...

Perhaps you guys could do one of those live broadcast things like Weaze and Phil do?

Put me down for one of your coloring books Drew.  I'm getting pretty good at staying inside the lines!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 06, 2011, 11:23:07 PM
I'm ambivalent as to when, but I think this is a great idea Drew.  Thanks for organizing the meetup, and providing free copies of your book and special forum t-shirts to everyone.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: jeffy on June 06, 2011, 11:25:52 PM
I'm ambivalent as to when, but I think this is a great idea Drew.  Thanks for organizing the meetup, and providing free copies of your book and special forum t-shirts to everyone.

Sign me up or a t-shirt, too!  Good job, Drew! 
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 11:27:26 PM
providing free copies of your book and special forum t-shirts to everyone.

For certain values of free where free != free
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: blatz on June 07, 2011, 12:17:49 AM
man, I'm feeling more and more like I'm missing out.  :-\  damn.  this sounds cool.  next year I hope.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bonjour on June 07, 2011, 01:02:11 AM
I'm in.

Anybody have some dirt on Denny?  I have to introduce him.

(and make sure noone tells him ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: phillamb168 on June 07, 2011, 08:01:12 AM
Just to second the idea of broadcasting live - while I can't there in person I'd love to watch anyway.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: SiameseMoose on June 07, 2011, 10:40:31 AM
I've already met you two, but I can show up for a free coloring book.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: gordonstrong on June 07, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
I'll try to be there.  If you see me wandering around, remind me.  I tend to drink at these things...
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tom on June 07, 2011, 03:17:16 PM
I'll try to be there.  If you see me wandering around, remind me.  I tend to drink at these things...
me too
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 07, 2011, 03:18:49 PM
I'm in.

Anybody have some dirt on Denny?  I have to introduce him.

(and make sure noone tells him ;)


Hey, I'll bring my own damn dirt!  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 07, 2011, 03:19:31 PM
I'll try to be there.  If you see me wandering around, remind me.  I tend to drink at these things...

No problem.  I'll be doing a lot less drinking than usual, so I can be your shepherd.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 07, 2011, 04:29:50 PM
I'm in.

Anybody have some dirt on Denny?  I have to introduce him.

(and make sure noone tells him ;)


Hey, I'll bring my own damn dirt!  ;)
That's just part of being a dirty smelly hippy. ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 07, 2011, 05:01:23 PM
I'm in.

Anybody have some dirt on Denny?  I have to introduce him.

(and make sure noone tells him ;)


Hey, I'll bring my own damn dirt!  ;)
That's just part of being a dirty smelly hippy. ;)

LMAO

I guess we'll just get a good laugh at Denny's expense.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 07, 2011, 05:25:23 PM
I guess we'll just get a good laugh at Denny's expense.

Story of my life, Ron.....
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 07, 2011, 05:51:23 PM
I guess we'll just get a good laugh at Denny's expense.

Story of my life, Ron.....
Yeah, I was going to say "how is that any different from usual?" ;D
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 07, 2011, 09:50:41 PM
Ok, if Denny's gonna make it I guess I could show up  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 07, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
Ok, if Denny's gonna make it I guess I could show up  ;)

Hope ya do!  Looking forward to our yearly meet up!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 07, 2011, 11:42:00 PM
FWIW - I've never thought you smelled. ;D
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 08, 2011, 01:01:56 AM
FWIW - I've never thought you smelled. ;D

And that's just one of the reasons I love ya!   ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tom on June 08, 2011, 06:36:57 PM
how does he judge beer if he can't smell?
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 16, 2011, 02:56:59 PM
Bump....remember, it's on for 12:45 Fri. in the hospitality suite.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 16, 2011, 07:56:42 PM
Bump....remember, it's on for 12:45 Fri. in the hospitality suite.

Got it!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 17, 2011, 08:37:42 PM
Bad planning on my part guys, went to lunch with some club friends.



Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 18, 2011, 12:51:52 AM
Sorry..... I missed the meeting as I wound up meeting my brother from San Diego..... last minute change of plans.

It's been a long day all week.  :-[
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 19, 2011, 10:10:49 PM
I forgot...oopsy...
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: narvin on June 19, 2011, 10:38:52 PM
I also forgot.  Think I went to lunch instead.  I was a little tipsy after the beer heavy morning sessions.  I also bought the AHA conference shirt twice within two hours on Friday because I forgot that I bought it the first time!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 20, 2011, 07:09:25 AM
It was great fun, I got to meet 4 or 5 people I already knew :)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: gordonstrong on June 20, 2011, 08:13:45 PM
It was great fun, I got to meet 4 or 5 people I already knew :)

Small indeed.  I said "Hi Drew. Hi Tom. Later."

Meetup = Fail.  Need forum badges or buttons or something so you can meet people throughout the week.  Got to meet Ron because he introduced himself to me.  Especially difficult if I don't know someone by anything but their forum name.  I had better luck meeting BN people since many of them actually registered using their BN forum names.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 20, 2011, 08:21:21 PM
It was great fun, I got to meet 4 or 5 people I already knew :)

Small indeed.  I said "Hi Drew. Hi Tom. Later."

Meetup = Fail.  Need forum badges or buttons or something so you can meet people throughout the week.  Got to meet Ron because he introduced himself to me.  Especially difficult if I don't know someone by anything but their forum name.  I had better luck meeting BN people since many of them actually registered using their BN forum names.
Many of the BN guys also had BN badges around their necks.  Maybe we could come up with a similar thing that people could print and laminate on their own, including their forum name and avatar.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 20, 2011, 08:29:09 PM
It was great fun, I got to meet 4 or 5 people I already knew :)

Small indeed.  I said "Hi Drew. Hi Tom. Later."

Meetup = Fail.  Need forum badges or buttons or something so you can meet people throughout the week.  Got to meet Ron because he introduced himself to me.  Especially difficult if I don't know someone by anything but their forum name.  I had better luck meeting BN people since many of them actually registered using their BN forum names.
Many of the BN guys also had BN badges around their necks.  Maybe we could come up with a similar thing that people could print and laminate on their own, including their forum name and avatar.

Great idea Tom.

I like the idea of some type of a badge identifying each of the forum members attending the conference. Since we are all practically invisible at the conference, a badge or nametag should help make us all visible. Whether we make one ourselves or ask to have them printed on our nametags. Either way would work...IMO.

Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: denny on June 20, 2011, 09:02:16 PM
Yeah, some sort of ID is a great idea.  If we do the meet-n-greet thing again, I'll push for it to be a formally scheduled event, not something impromptu like this time.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: dbeechum on June 20, 2011, 09:13:46 PM
Agreed,

It might also be nice if we can work with the AHA to get some sort of formal recognition of forum groups as a whole.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: jeffy on June 21, 2011, 03:21:55 AM
Speaking of badges, several people I talked to wondered why theirs had no club or city under the name.  Maybe next year there could be a section on the application for what you want displayed on your badge.  You could put nickname, forum name, club, city, whatever.

I missed meeting Ron, but I sat next to Fred and I already knew several others.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: tschmidlin on June 21, 2011, 06:11:47 AM
I heard the same thing about the lack of club/city names for some people.  There was even a married couple who registered at the same time the same way, one got the info listed and one didn't.  I don't know who prints those, I'm guessing the AHA.  I think we can have it fixed for next year.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 21, 2011, 11:15:32 AM
I had nothing on mine so I wore my BJCP badge the entire time. Several had our club and one from our club had her city listed.

If they are making the change, include the name they want displayed on the badge. One of the guys in my club always has to put a sticker over his to display his nickname instead of his real first name which he never uses. I guess long ago he signed up for the AHA using his full name and it stuck.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 21, 2011, 11:26:59 AM
Speaking of badges, several people I talked to wondered why theirs had no club or city under the name.  Maybe next year there could be a section on the application for what you want displayed on your badge.  You could put nickname, forum name, club, city, whatever.

I missed meeting Ron, but I sat next to Fred and I already knew several others.

Sorry I missed you Jeff. There's always next year.

We should look into this further and suggest changes to the process (identification) of making the badges. I'm thinking that it could happen at the NHC Registration point. I thought there was a box that asked for this (name as printed on ID badge), or something of that nature, during the registration process.

 
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 21, 2011, 11:28:44 AM
FWIW - the person from my club said he filled that in, no dice...something is being left off if the club is on some, city on some and nothing on others.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: Tim McManus on June 21, 2011, 03:29:08 PM
Speaking of badges...

http://youtu.be/VqomZQMZQCQ
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 21, 2011, 04:39:00 PM
Susan had our town on her badge, I didn't.  Those were registered at the same time.

Got to meet Mike at Pizza Port San Clemente before the conference, as he recognized Susan from previous conferences. :o
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: bluesman on June 21, 2011, 04:40:47 PM
Speaking of badges...

http://youtu.be/VqomZQMZQCQ

 ;D

Man...that was a funny movie.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: gordonstrong on June 21, 2011, 05:48:59 PM
Susan had our town on her badge, I didn't.  Those were registered at the same time.

Got to meet Mike at Pizza Port San Clemente before the conference, as he recognized Susan from previous conferences. :o

Women who have attended and medalled at multiple conferences is probably a small group.  Or he could just be a creepy stalker.  ;)
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: MDixon on June 21, 2011, 07:58:37 PM
I hadn't started drinking yet that day ;)

No, I remembered her pouring at Ken's presentation in MN. I thought she might have been a steward on a flight at first but we cleared that up over glasses of Pliny  ;D
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 21, 2011, 08:10:53 PM
One of the few things ever cleared up over glasses of Pliny!
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: johnf on June 21, 2011, 08:27:39 PM
I heard the same thing about the lack of club/city names for some people.  There was even a married couple who registered at the same time the same way, one got the info listed and one didn't.  I don't know who prints those, I'm guessing the AHA.  I think we can have it fixed for next year.

Family memberships require you to register at the same time with the same info. You enter everything, except the second name, once. So my wife and I entered that way and she had city and club and I did not. Sounds like a consistent flaw in the process.

An unrelated family membership flaw is that you can only put one BJCP number so my wife will have to bug Gordon to get CEP points (which I assume is the only reason they ask for it). I assume there are very few family memberships with more than one BJCP member on them, so maybe it isn't worth fixing.
Title: Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
Post by: gordonstrong on June 21, 2011, 08:34:00 PM
An unrelated family membership flaw is that you can only put one BJCP number so my wife will have to bug Gordon to get CEP points (which I assume is the only reason they ask for it). I assume there are very few family memberships with more than one BJCP member on them, so maybe it isn't worth fixing.

I'll add Amy's points if she's not on the list.