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Events / Re: Skipping the banquet at HomebewCon
« on: May 17, 2016, 09:09:21 PM »
This will be my 10th conference and I have yet to have a bad dinner experience.

Well...of course, Denny, everyone is on his best behavior around you.

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Events / Re: Skipping the banquet at HomebewCon
« on: May 17, 2016, 05:52:30 PM »
I had a good experience last year at the banquet.  It was my first and only, but it was still positive.  The food was good, there were interesting beer-pairings, and no a-hole was anywhere to be seen.  In fact there were some very interesting people around my wife and me.  BUT, I left after dinner.  I did not stay for all the award stuff.

Glad the banquet experience has worked for others. Everyone at all the conferences I've attended has been exceptionally friendly, except for the one guy my group gets stuck with at a banquet table.

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Events / Re: Skipping the banquet at HomebewCon
« on: May 17, 2016, 09:36:43 AM »
I with you on that one, guido!

I have been thinking about remaining sober on Saturday and driving home after the conference closes.  However, seeing that my hotel room is booked through Saturday night, I may just hang around and do something with other conference attendees who are skipping the banquet.

You paid for the room, might as well use it. Even the AHA recommends that those who aren't directly involved with either an entry in the competition or their club skip the banquet. It's not worth the money; the food is so-so (although it is a tough assignment for a chef to prepare that many meals in a strange setting); you have to wait in line forever to get a seat that's so far away from the podium that you need binoculars; and there's always one absolute a-hole at your table. I won't even go into the whole club of the year completion kerfuffle.

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Events / Re: Skipping the banquet at HomebewCon
« on: May 16, 2016, 12:04:11 PM »
I've had some bad experiences at the banquet. Some friends and I are going for a nice dinner at a brewpub instead.

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Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:38:28 PM »
Are we going to do the forum meetup again this year?

If so, would there be any interest in getting some food and, provided it's not against the rules, some beer?

Maybe get a sixtel of a local micro?

I think it's already on the schedule, maybe for Friday, around 12:30 to 1:30? I have no problem chipping in for some food--and there probably won't be much beer around, so we'll need that, too.

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Events / Re: NHC 2016 First Timer Questions
« on: April 10, 2016, 08:52:55 AM »
Drew and I are doing seminars Thur. and Sat. from 2-3 PM.

Your seminars always conflict with another one I really want to see. Glad you're doing two shows.

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The Pub / Re: Drew's Weight Loss
« on: March 18, 2016, 05:41:17 PM »
How about we set up an AHA Experimental Weight Loss Group, and we worship Drew as our Guru and Deity, and we pray to Him for guidance? And we make a pledge to lose x amount of weight through scientifically sound experimental methods. E.g., the first week we only eat bananas and after that week we measure the collective weight loss. Second week, only quinoa and Brussels sprouts, and we measure again, etcetera and so forth.

Couldn't we just do liposuction instead?

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Events / Re: Missing Conference Confirmation Email
« on: March 09, 2016, 09:09:03 PM »
It looks like you can go onto the registration page off of ahaconference.org and click the "already registered" link below the Firstname, lastname, email boxes and then click the link to send the confirmation number if you wanted to be sure.

I called and checked this morning. Everything is cool. Still don't know what the hell happened to my confirming email. A buddy gave me the link for the hotels (I know he wasn't supposed to do it), so everything worked out fine. Just the old conference adrenaline/anxiety rush.

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Events / Re: Missing Conference Confirmation Email
« on: March 09, 2016, 02:08:55 AM »
Yeah, mine went into my spam folder.
After waiting for a couple of hours for the confirmation email, I checked the span folder and there it was.
Of course, by then the Hilton was full.
So, I booked a room at the Marriott.

Nope, checked my spam. I probably worry too much, but I still worry.

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Events / Missing Conference Confirmation Email
« on: March 09, 2016, 01:31:34 AM »
I registered for the conference at noon and never got a confirmation email for the link to the hotels (A buddy sent it to me). I got a confirmation number for the conference. So I guess I'm registered. Did anyone else have this happen to them?

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Events / Re: NHC Hotels
« on: March 08, 2016, 05:49:51 PM »
Staying at the Lord Baltimore. The missus is pleased.

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Events / Re: Homebrew Conference T-shirt
« on: March 06, 2016, 04:58:14 PM »
I have not been able to find a picture of the offending T-shirt though.  Can someone direct me?

Truth be told, it's too boring to be offensive.

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Events / Re: Homebrew Conference T-shirt
« on: March 06, 2016, 04:57:36 PM »
I have not been able to find a picture of the offending T-shirt though.  Can someone direct me?

The www.ahaconference.org site and scroll down from registration.

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Events / Re: Homebrew Conference T-shirt
« on: March 06, 2016, 12:40:13 PM »
You ol' dinosaur you! I suddenly don't feel so alone. Still irrelevant, just not alone  :-\

You can only become irrelevant with your permission.

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Events / Re: Homebrew Conference T-shirt
« on: March 06, 2016, 12:36:13 PM »
I'm not going to NHC, but I agree on the shirt.

When is the Denny-version of the shirt coming out?  8)

I think we'd all snag the Denny shirt in a heart beat.

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