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Offline micsager

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Congrats to the lucky few
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:18:34 PM »
I see full conference registration is already sold out.  Amazing. 

Well, to all of you that are going, have a great time.  I went to the last two, but this it's GABF for me.  We may even enter a beer in the competition. 


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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 02:51:18 PM »
Yeah, pretty crazy.

I was at my computer at 12:06 pst and couldn't even connect to the site till nearly 1:00 pst. the full thursday, friday, saturday was already sold out. I got the friday saturday only package instead.
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 02:52:21 PM »
I see full conference registration is already sold out.  Amazing. 

Well, to all of you that are going, have a great time.  I went to the last two, but this it's GABF for me.  We may even enter a beer in the competition.

Pent up East Coast Demand!

Half the US population lives within a 10 hour drive of Philly, including me - we are in.

Mort - get on the wait list for the full package.
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 02:52:36 PM »
Same here - it is amazing it is 2013 and we still have these crashes.  But I am glad to see the enthusiasm of homebrewers!

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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 02:52:45 PM »
Yep, took me an hour to get through.  Took the Friday-Saturday package as well.  I'm good with that though.

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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 02:54:28 PM »
I see full conference registration is already sold out.  Amazing. 

Well, to all of you that are going, have a great time.  I went to the last two, but this it's GABF for me.  We may even enter a beer in the competition.

Pent up East Coast Demand!

Half the US population lives within a 10 hour drive of Philly, including me - we are in.

Mort - get on the wait list for the full package.

It's okay,

I have to travel thursday anyway so I likely wouldn't be in till the afternoon or evening. I can still do the social stuff thursday, just not the presentations. I actually thought that was a cool option for those of us who have to work wednesday. it's only $10.00 difference in price but...
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2013, 02:59:50 PM »
I was at my computer from the starting gun and I couldn't get through for 45 minutes. Decided to try and commute home and wound up getting wait-listed for the full conference.

26 minutes later I was confirmed. Very happy.

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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 03:00:11 PM »
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It's okay,

I have to travel thursday anyway so I likely wouldn't be in till the afternoon or evening. I can still do the social stuff thursday, just not the presentations. I actually thought that was a cool option for those of us who have to work wednesday. it's only $10.00 difference in price but...

nice little nod to the judges who give up their Thursday seminars too.  It's only $10 but little things like that are appreciated.

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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 03:05:56 PM »
I luckily managed to get in for the full conference package. 
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 03:12:28 PM »
You should note that even if you only got the Friday Saturday registration, you can still go to all of the same seminars from Thursday as these will be repeated through the Friday and Saturday sessions.  CHIN UP GUYS and GALS!  ;D

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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 07:43:36 PM »
I can't believe that I planned for this conference more meticuloulsy than a Shuttle launch and it all almost went to hell in a heartbeat.  It was only with the help of someone else focusing on the hotel, me lucking onto the backdoor conference link to register (I think I must have got one of the last full packages), and the Grace of God that everythig worked out.  I can't believe that they were expecting so many people and everything still overloaded.
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 07:47:51 PM »
Next year AHA should just post direct links and not try to funnel through their own page. It's a bad idea.
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 07:58:53 PM »
I just kept reloading the page and at 2 min to 3 it opened up so I got the package. Then the AHA posted the direct link on FB and I shared it far and wide.

I still think they should go back to a November sign up for the conference. That way it would be available for more than a couple of hours.
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Re: Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2013, 08:25:55 PM »
Like a frenzy today!  :o

I'm happy for all East Coasters. Philly has turned into such a great beer city. Looking forward to the event. Hope to see many of you there.

The second hotel link went up today.

Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown

21 N Juniper Street
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19107 USA

http://www.ahaconference.org/hotel-travel/hotel/
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Congrats to the lucky few
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 10:51:31 PM »
I tried to register but was probably doubly cursed by my distance from the servers. By the time the page actually loaded, the full package was sold out, and I'm not spending $700 on airfare just for a single day.

Oh well... Maybe next year.


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