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Old 02-14-2008, 12:59 PM
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SoCal Dopefest - Spring 2008

This may fail miserably, but I'm going to give it a shot anyway.

There's been some discussion (rumbling, if you will) about bringing the Southern California Dopers together for a decently sized get-together. In addition, we learned in this thread that ShibbOleth will be out our way soon. If at all possible, I think it would be fun to bring together the LA and San Diego factions (and, of course, anyone else who is or could be in the area -- I'm looking at you, Diosa).

There was at least one suggestion of April, but I know at least one person couldn't do April if it was in LA. So really, I'd love to have everyone get in here and mention available dates and how far they'd be willing to drive. Off the top of my head, Orange County makes the most sense in terms of trying to get the most people from both areas together, but again, that may change depending on what you all have to say.

So please, share your thoughts, or tell me I'm an idiot for trying (or both, since the two aren't mutually exclusive).
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:23 PM
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Go beyond the Orange curtain? Are you MAD???

More seriously, I think it sounds fun. You guys are a blast. I'm pretty open on dates, since I don't drive I would need to talk my SO into going or catch a ride with someone if it was someplace at a distance like Orange county.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:26 PM
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I'm getting married on April 26th (and NO YOU ARE NOT INVITED) so that weekend is out for me.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:49 PM
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I'm getting married on April 26th (and NO YOU ARE NOT INVITED) so that weekend is out for me.
Did I understand you to say that the Dopefest would be held at your wedding???
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:54 PM
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I'm getting married on April 26th (and NO YOU ARE NOT INVITED) so that weekend is out for me.
w00t!
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:55 PM
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I don't seem to have much scheduled this Spring so any weekend would be fine for me. SD, OC and LA are all fine.
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:20 PM
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It really depends on the timing for me, as I have a pretty busy April planned already. After April, I think I'm pretty open.

What about a mass camping trip to the desert?
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:32 PM
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It really depends on the timing for me, as I have a pretty busy April planned already. After April, I think I'm pretty open.
May is going to start getting shaky for me as I'll be in trial prep by that point. What about late March, out of curiousity?

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What about a mass camping trip to the desert?
This isn't some thinly veiled attempt to lose and abandon unliked Dopers, is it? *checking to see when I was last Pitted*
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Old 02-14-2008, 04:37 PM
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Did I understand you to say that the Dopefest would be held at your wedding???
It will be easy to tell the dopers in attendance at the wedding, we will be the ones wearing the tin foil hats.

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Old 02-14-2008, 04:46 PM
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April 12/13 and 26/27 are good for us. Driving isn't a problem.

We could always take over The Yard House.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:25 PM
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The Yard House, in Costa Mesa? Excellent! It would be somewhat of a drive for me, but I could probably make it there. I shall be watching this thread for the date.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:41 PM
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It will be easy to tell the dopers in attendance at the wedding, we will be the ones wearing the tin foil hats.
Don't forget the loud Hawaiian shirts.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:09 PM
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Don't forget the loud Hawaiian shirts.
Of course, we would not leave home without them.
Seriously, congrats on the wedding. May you have many years of happiness.
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:15 PM
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*tries flapping his arms to see if he can fly yet*
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Old 02-14-2008, 06:46 PM
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I'm still trying to make it out there. Just in case I don't, y'all* go ahead and start without me. Sounds like it should be a lot of fun.

*I'm kind of from the South, so thought I'd throw in a little "Southern flavor" for you.
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:56 AM
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Woohoo! I'm in
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:43 PM
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Old 02-25-2008, 02:56 PM
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I'm gonna try to make it this time.

-OR-

As another possibility, I have about 70 tickets left for the Ducks v. Kings game at Staples on April 5th.

Just throwing that out there to see if it sticks on the wall.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:03 PM
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The Yard House, in Costa Mesa? Excellent! It would be somewhat of a drive for me, but I could probably make it there. .

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:08 PM
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I just wanted to point out that there is a perfectly serviceable Yardhouse at the Paseo in Pasadena. (never mind that it's a block from my office) Just throwing that out there.

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Old 02-25-2008, 03:10 PM
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As another possibility, I have about 70 tickets left for the Ducks v. Kings game at Staples on April 5th.

Just throwing that out there to see if it sticks on the wall.
I'm interested, but that's also the weekend of my wedding anniversary, so the date is...challenging. But I think it's a great idea if others are able to go.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:11 PM
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I just wanted to point out that there is a perfectly serviceable Yardhouse at the Paseo in Pasadena. (never mind that it's a block from my office) Just throwing that out there.
So much for meeting the San Diegans halfway, eh?
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:13 PM
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So much for meeting the San Diegans halfway, eh?
It IS halfway! Between San Diego and Bakersfield.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:24 PM
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I'm thinking about it. But I'd be the one on the sidelines while all you guys are chatting about old times.
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Old 02-25-2008, 03:28 PM
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I'm thinking about it. But I'd be the one on the sidelines while all you guys are chatting about old times.
No way! We're always looking for new meat new friends to talk to!
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:01 PM
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Should work for me.


PS: Asimovian: I have pool hall options for some future west LA get-together.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:22 PM
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PS: Asimovian: I have pool hall options for some future west LA get-together.
Don't hold out on me -- there's been talk of this. Lay it on me and let's set a date!
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:33 PM
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Allow me to try to focus our energies.

Suggested Location

Yard House, Costa Mesa
1875 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92627 (949) 642-0090
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Description:
The Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for its extensive menu, classic rock music, and world's largest selection of draft beer. From classic lagers to more obscure ales and stouts there's a draft beer flavor for everyone. Each Yard House location features a transparent keg room containing more than 600 barrels, some 1,000 gallons of beer, and an endless fleet of tap handles - 130 to 250 - depending on the location. The menu of American cuisine includes an impressive selection of appetizers, salads, pastas, sandwiches, individual-size pizzas, seafood, steaks, ribs and chops. Late-night dining is available, and each restaurant can accommodate groups for large parties. For pint-size guests the kid's klub includes a 12 page activity book, fresh to order menu items and a kustom kooler. The Yard House plays classic rock and roll on its state of the art sound system while an abundance of flat screens showcase the day's sports and special events.

Suggested date

Saturday 12 April 2008
Sunday 13 April 2008
Saturday 26 April 2008
Sunday 27 April 2008

Suggested time

14:00 (2:00 PM) - 17:00 (5:00 PM)

OR

One-date only
Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks (hockey) at Staples Center
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5 April 2008
13:00 (1:00 PM)
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:35 PM
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EJsGirl, if it's at the Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, you have to be there.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:37 PM
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I, Antinor01, poster at the SDMB signify that I am (to my current knowledge) available and would (like to) attend a Southern California Dopefest if it satisfies the following criteria:
Location: Yardhouse
Date: Any of the 4 listed
Time: Any of the times listed.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:44 PM
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I, Asimovian, poster at the SDMB, signify that I am available and would attend a Southern California Dopefest if it satisfies the following criteria:
Location: The Yardhouse
Date: April 12 or April 26
Time: Any time
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:52 PM
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We, silenus & desiresjohn, posters at the SDMB signify that we are available and would attend a Southern California Dopefest if it satisfies the following criteria:
Location: The Yardhouse
Date: Any date listed
Time: Any time listed
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:53 PM
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I can't commit until we have a date... kinda bad timing for me as we're launching a new product right about then and I will be working massive OT for a few weeks (hopefully not months!).
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:53 PM
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I don't feel like formatting.

Yardhouse on April 12th or 13th. If it's the Sunday, the earlier the better in terms of evening time.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:04 PM
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I don't feel like formatting.

Yardhouse on April 12th or 13th. If it's the Sunday, the earlier
SPOILER:
the better in
terms of evening time.





Happy to help!

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Old 02-25-2008, 05:10 PM
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Arnold Winkelried, I don't believe you've cast your own vote as of yet!
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:12 PM
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I, Encinitas, poster at the SDMB signify that I am available and would attend a Southern California Dopefest if it satisfies the following criteria:
Location: Yard House
Date: anydate (Sat. 26th is my least favorite)
Time: anytime
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:36 PM
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Thanks, Astroboy14, you're a peach.
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Old 02-25-2008, 05:40 PM
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I live to serve.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:06 PM
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Any of those dates at the Yardhouse at any time are well and good for us.

(Psst, LA peeps - should we hold a pre-Dopefest?)
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:14 PM
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Any of those dates at the Yardhouse at any time are well and good for us.

(Psst, LA peeps - should we hold a pre-Dopefest?)
Glad you two are going, you're good people.
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Old 02-25-2008, 06:18 PM
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(Psst, LA peeps - should we hold a pre-Dopefest?)
Affirmative.
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:34 PM
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Glad you two are going, you're good people.
Thanks, Antinor01, and likewise
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Old 02-25-2008, 07:36 PM
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I'm even thinking of getting a new shirt for this get-together. Something in infra-violet, methinks.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:20 AM
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I can go to the Yard House on either day, but it would be easier for me on the 26th or 27th, all depending on whether I can find a ride as well as a babysitter.
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:26 AM
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I'm in for the Yard house. Pick a date.
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Old 02-26-2008, 03:10 AM
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I, xash, poster at the SDMB signify that I am available and would attend a Southern California Dopefest if it satisfies the following criteria:
Location: Anywhere in Southern California
Date: Saturday 26 April 2008, Sunday 27 April 2008 or 5 April 2008 (I'm probably out of town the weekend of the 12th)
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Old 02-26-2008, 12:43 PM
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Any of those dates look good and the Yard House is fine. I like their food. I just hope I'm home or in the LA area for the date chosen. So I can tell you closer to that time for the date picked by everyone.
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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I'll attend and I'm not particular about the times or dates.
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Old 02-26-2008, 02:16 PM
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EJsGirl, if it's at the Yardhouse in Costa Mesa, you have to be there.

I never go out, I'm a hermit. But maybe... A Sunday afternoon would work best for me.
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