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2016 Homebrew Con
« on: February 23, 2016, 08:08:42 PM »
Homebrew Con? Find it a little embarrassing?

Sure, we're a bunch of dorky, beer geeks, but did we need to make it this obvious?

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 08:11:27 PM »
Homebrew Con? Find it a little embarrassing?

Sure, we're a bunch of dorky, beer geeks, but did we need to make it this obvious?

You read my mind...when I saw that today, I thought "WTF?".  There was nothing wrong with the previous name...why change it?

OK, here's a campaign promise...if I am elected to the GC in the current election, I will work to eliminate this embarrassment!  ;)
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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 08:29:08 PM »
Kinda tumbles off the tongue, doesn't it. Come on folks, it's the NHC.
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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 08:30:49 PM »
OK, here's a campaign promise...if I am elected to the GC in the current election, I will work to eliminate this embarrassment!  ;)

I wish I could vote for you a second time because of that.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 08:33:33 PM »
While I think it's a lame name, I feel that it should have a different name to prevent confusion between NHC the conference and NHC the competition.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 08:47:04 PM »
While I think it's a lame name, I feel that it should have a different name to prevent confusion between NHC the conference and NHC the competition.

How about giving the comp a new name?
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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2016, 08:49:03 PM »
Amanda will tell you I've been b*tching about the name for two weeks now.

...Whatev. It is the people that make it the best; that hasn't changed.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2016, 09:04:30 PM »

While I think it's a lame name, I feel that it should have a different name to prevent confusion between NHC the conference and NHC the competition.

How about giving the comp a new name?
I am indifferent to which, but feel one should be changed.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2016, 09:13:08 PM »
While I think it's a lame name, I feel that it should have a different name to prevent confusion between NHC the conference and NHC the competition.

Meh...the final round of the competition is judged at the conference, so I'm not sure how many people get confused about it.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2016, 09:15:00 PM »
While I think it's a lame name, I feel that it should have a different name to prevent confusion between NHC the conference and NHC the competition.

How about giving the comp a new name?

I've heard that argument, but to me, they are so closely intertwined that they're no need to differentiate.

But if you must . . . How about IHC, since "International" entries are excepted in the competition?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2016, 09:21:39 PM by tesgüino »

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2016, 09:19:19 PM »
I dunno, I always thought it was weird to have one acronym with two meanings for basically the same event.

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2016, 09:21:49 PM »
Homebrew Con? Find it a little embarrassing?

Sure, we're a bunch of dorky, beer geeks, but did we need to make it this obvious?

So I'm not supposed to show up in my kilt and maille?

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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2016, 10:16:13 PM »
Amanda will tell you I've been b*tching about the name for two weeks now.

...Whatev. It is the people that make it the best; that hasn't changed.

I got the email today and was too embarrassed by the term "Homebrew Con" that I didn't even let it languish in my inbox. I deleted it. And I delete almost nothing.

I hope they change it back for 2017. I will tell no one that I'm going to "homebrew con" - ugh. It's NHC, thank you very much.

OK, here's a campaign promise...if I am elected to the GC in the current election, I will work to eliminate this embarrassment!  ;)

I wish I could vote for you a second time because of that.

Alright - that settles it. I'm voting for Denny.
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Re: 2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2016, 01:43:54 AM »
Sorry folks, but NHC stands for at least a couple of things in our world. National Homebrew Contest and National Homebrewers Conference. We got tired of confusing these things and frankly, we wanted to freshen the convention perception. Therefore, you now have HomebrewCon. Yes, it is geeky, but its our new moniker.
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2016 Homebrew Con
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 01:53:05 AM »
Sorry folks, but NHC stands for at least a couple of things in our world. National Homebrew Contest and National Homebrewers Conference. We got tired of confusing these things and frankly, we wanted to freshen the convention perception. Therefore, you now have HomebrewCon. Yes, it is geeky, but its our new moniker.
I agree with the reasoning, disagree with the victim.

Edit - I just contradicted myself. Maybe I just really don't like that name.
« Last Edit: February 24, 2016, 01:56:34 AM by Steve in TX »