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Old 07-06-2012, 04:22 PM
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Chicago Dope Fest - Business Thread

The prior discussion thread rambles a lot, with a lot of side topics.

I'm therefore opening a new thread, and asking that folks PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE -- do not get involved in side discussions. Just post times/dates that you can (or can't) make it for a Chicago Dope Fest. Keep this thread focused.

If you want to discuss side issues (past Chicago SD Get-togethers, how to handle multi-person restaurant bills, etc), go to the prior thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...0#post15241750 Let's keep this one focused, focused, focused. It's hard enough to tabulate and figure out who can be where when, without these distraction conversations. NOTE: If anyone does post extraneous stuff here, please REPORT it (little ! in red triangle in upper corner of post) and I will move it to the other thread.

And we need a volunteer to tabulate and co-ordinate. dalej42, since you started the prior thread, are you willing to do that?

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Old 07-06-2012, 04:49 PM
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I can pretty much attend any day of the week, any time of day, through mid-August. Both locations discussed previously (Goose Island, Galway Arms) work fine for me.

Okay, who's next?
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:54 PM
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Prefer happy hourish, or if on the weekend, in the afternoon. Most days work, with a few blocked off on my calendar.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:37 PM
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Sure, I'll tabulate.

I'm free any Friday afternoon and any Saturday afternoon from now until Labor Day weekend. July 14th, I'll be at Galway anyway as I'm taking a bus from there at 530 to the Chicago Fire game.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:22 PM
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Actually, since Friday July 13th was already unpopular, let's scratch that as a possible day, I'm going to the D-backs/Cubs game that afternoon.

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:04 AM
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Tracyfish and I will be in Chicago November 8th-12th, if that helps.

It doesn't help.

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Old 07-07-2012, 01:40 PM
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Tracyfish and I will be in Chicago November 8th-12th, if that helps.

It doesn't help.
It's an excuse for a fall dopefest
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:37 PM
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How about Thursday the 12th?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:02 PM
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I work an overnight shift in the Loop from 1130 AM-8 AM Sun-Thurs. Weekday nights don't work for me.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:08 PM
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Make that 1130 PM-8 AM during the week. Friday and Saturday are my only options.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:10 PM
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Not that anyone cares but Saturday is about the only day I can do.
My wife works a late shift so I have the kids to watch and make dinner for during the week and frankly I don't want to go out drinking on a Sunday
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:10 PM
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I could do the 14th. Coming from a BBQ so I'll be pre-oiled.

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Old 07-07-2012, 07:10 PM
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The 14th is fine for me, even if it is a mini dopefest. I'm going to be at Galway Arms that afternoon anyway since I'll be pregaming for a Chicago Fire game that night.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:47 PM
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Sounds like the 14th is shaping up to be the winner. Now, all we have to worry about is a time. Are we talking 1-ish? or more like 5-ish?
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:08 PM
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I can only do any weeknight around happy hour time, and I really have to wait until that day to see if I can actually make it. Galway Arms and Goose Island both work, and other than that I'd prefer anything close to downtown and/or a northward train line.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:21 AM
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The 14th then? Galway Arms? Could do lunchtime or evening. Have a BBQ during the afternoon.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:27 AM
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At 530 PM, I"m taking a bus from Galway to the Chicago Fire game that night. Anytime in the afternoon is fine with mne.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:33 AM
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Can't do the 14th. Gah!
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:55 PM
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We're talking 14th July, right, this coming Saturday?
I *think* I'll be open, at least for a while...

What time? And what's the address??

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:23 PM
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Galway Arms is located at 2442 N Clark. just north of Fullerton on Clark.

How about lunch? I have to go to the 'burbs for a BBQ so mid afternoon won't suit me. Evening would suit.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:09 PM
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I think the 14th looks good. I'm going to Z-Trip at the House of Bluse but it's a later show and anything like lunch or early evening works fine. Looking forward to the Fest.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:10 PM
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How about lunch at 12:30? We can sit outside.

Do we all wear red or blue to recognize one another
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:38 PM
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I will be wearing a blue Chicago Fire shirt. 1230 works for me.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:40 PM
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Would it be completely out of line for me to bring my 15 YO daughter?
I figure since we're doing lunch it shouldn't get too blue.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:26 PM
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No problem with me. I may bring my wife though my son is usually sleeping then. So we have at least four people on for lunch on the 14th.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:28 PM
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I have no problem at all with teenagers being present.

Anyone know how good the food is?
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:54 PM
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It's pretty good. Pub food but a cut above the usual faire. I love their sheppard's pie but likely a bit hot for it!
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:48 AM
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I will be wearing a blue Chicago Fire shirt. 1230 works for me.
Since dalej42 started this entire thing, I'd say this post counts as a DECLARATION of the date, time, and place of the Dope Fest. Half past noon on Saturday, the 14th, at the Galway Arms on Clark Street. Be there or be square.

If you need public transportation, the 22 or 36 bus will take you right there. The Red Line or Brown Line el train to Fullerton will get you close (walk half a mile east to Clark Street, and a couple blocks north to the Galway).

Woo hoo! Sounds like fun!!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:51 PM
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So, show of hands, how many do we have for Saturday?
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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I'll be there. I'll be the guy who looks like Evil Spock wearing Gargoyle sunglasses.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:42 PM
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I'm planning to be there, daughter is probably a 50% chance.
I'll know for sure in a few days.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:44 PM
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I'll be there!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:02 PM
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So at least four of us!
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:55 PM
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Confirming my attendance.
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:08 AM
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I have about a 50% chance of attending. Set up some sort of sign at the table??
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:58 PM
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I'll get there a little before 12:30 and stake us a table outside. It's under cover so we won't get toasted by the sun.

I'll see if I can find some sort of flag or other signaling device.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:28 PM
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If nothing better presents itself, grab a Chicago Reader and fold the cover into a paper hat!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:39 PM
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daughter is probably a 50% chance.
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I have about a 50% chance of attending.
Oh wow, I never knew . . .
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:47 PM
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Do they take reservations?
We could be the Cecil Adams party.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:47 PM
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They do but don't think we will need them that early in the day. I'll think of something conspicuous. So having never been at a Dopefest do we use our usernames?
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:51 PM
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I'll be there.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:22 AM
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They do but don't think we will need them that early in the day. I'll think of something conspicuous. So having never been at a Dopefest do we use our usernames?
In the past I've introduced myself with my real name and added "I'm zoid on the board".
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:27 AM
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In the past I've introduced myself with my real name and added "I'm zoid on the board".
Maybe we need some of those "Hello My Name Is" stickers, but with TWO entries: board name, and real Face-To-Face name. I know I never answer to my SDMB name in real life!
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:12 PM
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Damn. I just discovered that the non-profit organization that I work with as treasurer has a major grant proposal due Monday. I won't be able to make it. Sorry. Real sorry.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:13 PM
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I've used my real name first and then board name. They're not too different.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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So are we definitely on for tomorrow?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:31 PM
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I'm confirmed.
See ya tomorrow.
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:40 PM
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So how do we recognize each other?
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:55 PM
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Ok, everyone, I got it. When you arrive, make a point to conspicuously look around. Anyone else who is already there can then make an ambiguous head gesture toward the new arrival. The new arrival awkwardly approaches the table and while half making the turn toward the bathroom, casually asks if it is the Cecil party. One grunt means no, two means yes.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:36 AM
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I'm confirmed.
See ya tomorrow.
Me too. The only thing that could stop me is if Interpol snags me in the next twelve hours. Come to think of it, that's not all that unlikely. But I'll do my best.
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