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#1 User is offline   Skreemer01 

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:43 PM

I've already paid for my ticket and the hotel will be forthcoming...

If you need a lift and you live in Iowa, or along Illinois 20 (Rockford, Elgin, et al) post up.

If I need to leave the highway and drive more than 15 miles to get you I might throw a small charge your way(buy me a gatorade, some snacks, or lunch, heck 5$ would work).

Post up don't be shy... I don't have a ton of room as I drive a truck (It's an extended cab sho it's mostly comfy for 4) but I'll have lot's of room for cosplay bits in either direction.

If no one posts up... screw you all I'm gonna be stingy and take my motorcycle...

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:04 PM

Geez you're leaving early. ;D
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:13 PM

View Postchappydamp, on Sep 30 2008, 10:04 PM, said:

Geez you're leaving early. ;D


yeah yeah... smart ***....

I usually leave mid-day Wednesday or TDE Thursday before Acen to get there...
Though the offer stands.

Also if anyone is in need of lodgings I'm sure negotiations can be had. There's usually only three of us in the room.



TDE = too damn early.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 07:43 PM

what's your age/gender?
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Posted 19 October 2008 - 07:54 PM

I'm the creepy old guy... no really...

I'm male and 30... and still into anime and most folks that know think it's rather sad.

All the guys I'm going with are between the ages of 23 and I'm the oldest by 4 years at 30... Tis why I didn't even offer to share the room I have even though at most there'll be 3 of us... and I sleep on the floor.


Anyone of the opposite gender wishing to go can do so... take whatever steps you feel necessary to defend yourselves... yes, I'm an immature jerk... no I'm not a predator.

Which goes to show how much forethought I put into this... I.E. none...

Anyone under the age of 18 I guess can't go, unless I have a document from your folks saying you're allowed to.... me being over the age of 17 and bringing you to another state without parental permission I've been advised can be considered a felony...

Parental meetings are fine if that's a must... Last year I escorted my 15 year old cousin about the place and kept her out of trouble... (nice guy/knight in shining armor type complex if you want to boil it down...)

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:40 PM

I'm in Coralville, I know its off the beaten path BUT I'm willing to pay gas, etc. My boyfriend might come along as well, so there's two of us.

There's also other things to present themselves, as in we're in the town that Anime Iowa is in and we only live a few blocks away from that conference hotel so you may be able to stay with us for that (free boarding! hurrah!)
We haven't paid for our tickets quite yet we're still in the planning stages. As for room, we were gonna end up getting a hotel room in the doubletree, but if we could pay our part to stay in your room that'd be swell as well.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 04:23 PM

View PostTande, on Dec 29 2008, 09:40 PM, said:

I'm in Coralville, I know its off the beaten path BUT I'm willing to pay gas, etc. My boyfriend might come along as well, so there's two of us.

There's also other things to present themselves, as in we're in the town that Anime Iowa is in and we only live a few blocks away from that conference hotel so you may be able to stay with us for that (free boarding! hurrah!)
We haven't paid for our tickets quite yet we're still in the planning stages. As for room, we were gonna end up getting a hotel room in the doubletree, but if we could pay our part to stay in your room that'd be swell as well.


Well that'll work. I talked to the guy that put the room on his card and he's OK with sharing. Heck if you all could put me up for AI for a nominal fee that would work fine...

As for being off the beaten track you're about two hours from me so that'll add about 4 hours to my trip. Not an issue but when the time get's closer if we could coordinate (like maybe getting you the night before so I wouldn't have to drive 7 hours in one day)...

We've got a little time to work out the logistics.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:44 PM

I'd be completely fine with the night before, etc. I'll just need to know like a month or little less ahead to make sure to get the right days off for work. We can totally pay for gas and probably lunch too :D
For AI, as long as you don't mind the couch or futon you can stay for free. It's a small walk to the hotel (i just googled it and it says 2.2 miles but it totally doesn't seem that long to me ._.;;)
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:16 AM

View PostTande, on Dec 30 2008, 09:44 PM, said:

I'd be completely fine with the night before, etc. I'll just need to know like a month or little less ahead to make sure to get the right days off for work. We can totally pay for gas and probably lunch too :D
For AI, as long as you don't mind the couch or futon you can stay for free. It's a small walk to the hotel (i just googled it and it says 2.2 miles but it totally doesn't seem that long to me ._.;;)



Good deal when the times get closer (mid-march through mid-april) we'll figure it out.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:02 PM

*looks up the board*
If you're heading down to Coralville from Dubuque might you be taking 151 to Highway 1 and then over? If so, I'm along the way in Mount Vernon. I'm still in the planning stages (I know.. late in the game).
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

View PostBunniGummi, on Jan 8 2009, 01:02 PM, said:

*looks up the board*
If you're heading down to Coralville from Dubuque might you be taking 151 to Highway 1 and then over? If so, I'm along the way in Mount Vernon. I'm still in the planning stages (I know.. late in the game).


heck if it's on the way and you need a ride the more the merrier...

It's an open bed truck (extended cab)

that's 4 spots filled and I can throw everyones stuff in the bed.

if you're up for I'll do the driving...

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 08:09 PM

Haha! You pass through DeKalb! :3 When I go to DeKalb I always see the sign that says Iowa -insert miles here- I'll still be in school when you leave, but my parents are taking me anyways since I have all my stuff. xD
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:33 PM

Oh yeah if anyone that's going on the drive with me needs a room we've got one at the con' hotel. Currently there are only guys in the room but we have had mixed crowds in the past. Sorry ladies most of the guys are paid for... err married I mean...

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 05:38 PM

Turns out boyfriend is most likely not coming, so that frees up a spot. More fun for me I guess 8D
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:16 PM

View PostTande, on Feb 23 2009, 05:38 PM, said:

Turns out boyfriend is most likely not coming, so that frees up a spot. More fun for me I guess 8D


Well that's BunniGummi if they still want the spot and Tande... 3 of possible 5 spots (crowed but do-able make sure you shower).

Again I have a room if anyone wants to negotiate that, I've been autorized to invite others.


Any other takers?

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

Tande? BunniGummi? I sent notes out asking for more/better info as the date is rapidly approaching....

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:14 AM

still looking for a driving partner I'm Thinking about going if I can get ahold of the money and driving would save me over 100 dollor for a train ticket and cab. I'm in Ottumwa Iowa and would be willing to help with gas and snackage. Please email me here or at Fayelee_Darkclaw@macsproductions.com Thanks so much

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:14 AM

View PostMacsProductions, on Apr 21 2009, 02:14 AM, said:

still looking for a driving partner I'm Thinking about going if I can get ahold of the money and driving would save me over 100 dollor for a train ticket and cab. I'm in Ottumwa Iowa and would be willing to help with gas and snackage. Please email me here or at Fayelee_Darkclaw@macsproductions.com Thanks so much

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woo you're out there... If you can stand my personality for that long I'm all for it...

Dubuque --> Ottumwa
194 mi about 3 hours 43 mins

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:25 AM

Figuring since the day is coming up real quicklike...

Should I make a lunch for all of us o.o? Or something to nibble on?

Or an eighties mixtape?! (just kidding, srsly)
I'll have my laptop on me, along with DS, etc, lots of entertainment.

Just a warning, I'm quite the quiet person. But I come with snacks!
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:16 PM

Well I've got a rough idea of how it will go to get everyone. I'll swing down to Coralville (Tande) and then shoot over to Ottumwa(Faye Lee) and then make the trek back to close the loop.

If no one is opposed to the plan I would like to do this on Wednesday afternoon/night. Thursday get up semi-early and roll on out between 9 and 10 in the morning... We should get there depending the breaks in driving about check in time (2pm).

If anyone has any issues with the plan please let me know by Friday. By Sunday please have final directions (I'm using google maps)/addresses/phone numbers to me via e-mail or private message.

Thanks much.

BTW something to nibble on would be greatly appreciated. A full on lunch would be lauded wildly and accepted graciously, though you might want to discuss likes/dislikes/food allergies before going all out.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:08 AM

How late wednesday night? I close at work (i get home around 9:30 or so, give or take) that day.
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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

Hey all this is Skreemer's friend (the one with the room)
Just figured I'd chime in and say "hi" since FINALLY remembered my login to the forums.
I actually used to live in Coralville when I was really really young.

Anyways I'll probably be seeing most of you at some point since your riding with him.

We still have space in our room if anyone needs a place, the more the merrier, otherwise its just teh 3 of us guys who've known each other foreer staring at each other when not running around like idiots.

Sounds like you guys have quite the adventure set up here. I can't wait to hear the stories:)

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 02:07 PM

View PostTande, on Apr 28 2009, 10:08 AM, said:

How late wednesday night? I close at work (i get home around 9:30 or so, give or take) that day.


Well I'll modify it a bit and go the other way... all the way out to ottumwa first and then head back towards Coralville. I'll make it late enough we can swing by in the proscribed time.

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 04:30 PM

Well folks I sent out notes to everyone, BunniGummi has dropped out unfortunately, ann neither of her friend replacements has contacted me in any way.

FayeLee Darkclaw has also not contacted me in anyway and I have even tried the MACSproductions mass mailing address...

Tande though HAS gotten back to me and will be rewarded with a ride too and from ACEN.



There is still time though I will be on the road within an hour and the folks I'm looking to pick up all live south and west of my location.
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