The DragonCon Forum

1st and 2nd year attendees

Offline BryanK

  • *
  • 21
  • 2
1st and 2nd year attendees
« on: June 02, 2014, 10:35:21 PM »
Hey guys!

This will be my second year attending but my FIRST year actually staying near the convention! :D (thanks to a little encouragement and help from some of the guys here in the forums) And I wanted to ask a few questions.


1. Would any of you first or second timers want to just kinda meetup and wonder around together for a while? I think it would be fun to get to know some new people and help us get more used to navigating the area! :D

2. Furthermore would anyone with nintendo 3ds's/3dsXL want to meetup for some DS goodness? I know my animal crossing town is empty! haha

So yeah post in the thread if your interested in meeting up at some point!

« Last Edit: June 03, 2014, 07:03:31 AM by BryanK »

Offline Jojo

  • Beer Drinking. Fun Loving. Engineer
  • ***
  • 1545
  • 610
  • Minister Of Defense and things that go Boom
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 08:58:56 AM »
Bryan,

If you need some people to hangout with You can chill with my group of friends. (That is if you are of age  ;D ) we drink while roaming around con. However, I will tell you I have had some of my best times at con just roaming around the hotels by myself. People are happy to talk and are very welcoming to new comers.  Just wanted to let you know that.

We will be roam form hotel to hotel and dealer rooms all around. you are welcome to join us. However none of us will have a nintendo ds with us. Too much to carry. Drinks or games, Drinks will win.  lol 

I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar.

Offline noitsnotrandal

  • Derailer...Any thread, Any time....
  • *****
  • 1935
  • 344
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 01:47:52 PM »
Don't forget to come to the M&G Bryan K!!
"Some me aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."

Offline BryanK

  • *
  • 21
  • 2
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2014, 02:09:33 PM »
Don't forget to come to the M&G Bryan K!!

Is that Meet and Greet? Where/when is that? :O

Offline FallenStardust

  • ****
  • 303
  • 96
  • Witty Saying Here.
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2014, 07:34:32 PM »
It will be my second year as well.  This year I am vowing to meet some more awesome geeky people to hang out with! 

Offline BryanK

  • *
  • 21
  • 2
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2014, 08:41:24 PM »
It will be my second year as well.  This year I am vowing to meet some more awesome geeky people to hang out with!

I have myself and a friend from california who is coming for the con, you should hang out with us for a bit if you want :D

Offline noitsnotrandal

  • Derailer...Any thread, Any time....
  • *****
  • 1935
  • 344
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 03:31:59 PM »
Don't forget to come to the M&G Bryan K!!

Is that Meet and Greet? Where/when is that? :O

When:

Thursday August 28th 2014 at 4:30PM

Where:

Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/midtown?action=view

This is the Official Dragon Con Forums Meet & Greet....
"Some me aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."

Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2014, 04:13:09 PM »
1. Would any of you first or second timers want to just kinda meetup and wonder around together for a while? I think it would be fun to get to know some new people and help us get more used to navigating the area! :D


Along with meeting up with all of the awesome folks from this forum you might also want to checkout the Dragon Con Newbies Facebook group that I manage.  We have approx. 800 members of the group and we will be doing several newbie related events at con again this year.  Those events should be listed on the official schedule once it comes out.  They include a walking tour of the official con hotels (likely from 5pm to 6pm on Thu) a newbies meet and greet social (likely from 6pm - 8pm on Thu) and an orientation panel on Friday (likely 10am-11am).

You can find our Facebook group here -

https://www.facebook.com/groups/dragonconnewbies/

We also list several helpful resources for newbies on our website -

http://www.dragonconnewbies.org


Enjoy,

Kevin
Community for new and newish Dragon Con attendees
http://www.dragonconnewbies.org

Tuning In To Scifi TV podcast (covering all genre TV shows)
http://www.tuningintoscifitv.com

Tales Of The Black Badge - A Wynonna Earp Fan Podcast
http://www.wynonnaearppodcast.com

Offline Pirate Mel

  • Pass the Rum!
  • ****
  • 427
  • 103
  • Lady Cala's twin :)
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2014, 02:00:43 PM »
When:

Thursday August 28th 2014 at 4:30PM

Where:

Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant http://www.gordonbiersch.com/locations/midtown?action=view

This is the Official Dragon Con Forums Meet & Greet....

So is everyone invited to this shindig? Even if we're relatively new (and don't really know anyone yet)? Sounds like fun!!
"May your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your Rum be spiced and your compass be true." - unknown

Dragon*Con 2005 - 2006 - 2014 - *(2016)

Offline Voidhawk

  • ***
  • 1273
  • 439
  • Calamity Trigger
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2014, 03:16:41 PM »
So is everyone invited to this shindig? Even if we're relatively new (and don't really know anyone yet)? Sounds like fun!!

Absolutely...that's the whole point of a meet and greet!   :)
An evil miracle is still technically a miracle.

Offline Pirate Mel

  • Pass the Rum!
  • ****
  • 427
  • 103
  • Lady Cala's twin :)
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2014, 03:25:21 PM »

Absolutely...that's the whole point of a meet and greet!   :)

Awesome - just didn't want to party-crash if it was something just for the 'regulars'!  ;)
"May your anchor be tight, your cork be loose, your Rum be spiced and your compass be true." - unknown

Dragon*Con 2005 - 2006 - 2014 - *(2016)

Offline noitsnotrandal

  • Derailer...Any thread, Any time....
  • *****
  • 1935
  • 344
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2014, 04:04:36 PM »
Voidhawk beat me to it. If you're a member of The Board and you post you're a "regular"! We (at least I) encourage everyone to show up for the M&G everyone I've encountered on this forum has welcoming, or I would not have been a member here so long!

**edit: The Drunken Jedi is sort of mean...not sure that he means to be mean but he is...it may be his default setting. #dicehands!  ;D
"Some me aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."

Offline KPK

  • Formally KungPowKirby
  • ***
  • 1528
  • 612
  • Skyscraper
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 04:36:33 PM »
I'm a newbie too. I'm always willing to meet and talk to new people! :D

Offline FallenStardust

  • ****
  • 303
  • 96
  • Witty Saying Here.
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 05:13:10 PM »
Aww shucks I don't think I"m coming in until late Thursday.  I will try to run into everyone some other time at the con!

Offline noitsnotrandal

  • Derailer...Any thread, Any time....
  • *****
  • 1935
  • 344
Re: 1st and 2nd year attendees
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2014, 06:23:39 PM »
Aww shucks I don't think I"m coming in until late Thursday.  I will try to run into everyone some other time at the con!
There is always the room party and The Drunken Jedi, Miss Sin and I along with a couple of other people are always roaming the Marriott so make sure you keep and eye out!
"Some me aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn."