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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Ra-Con 2k2. Anyone from here going?
From: Clint Brubakken <cabrubak@xxxxxxx>
Date: 30 Jul 2002 16:05:19 -0500
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Actually I went last year and they pissed me off so bad I almost
cancelled my check.

I'll tell you what I liked and didn't like and let you make your own

First very few of the gaming events they announced and I was interested
in happened (for Instance they listed a Midnight Settlers of Catan
Tournament. Not only did it not happen, they didn't post any information
on it) The only gaming that I did there was when I brought my own board
game and played with someone there.

I lost my badge the last day, and they essentially accused my of trying
to rip them off and get a free membership. I was willing to pay for a
replacement badge but they wanted me to pay for an entire new 
membership. I had paid for a 3 day membership and they had a record of
that, but they wouldn't do it. 

I have been to several conventions and the most I'd ever seen charged
for a replacement badge, was 5 bucks. 

The ironic things was I could have not told them and they would have
never known (In fact I know of someone who didn't pay and went to the
whole convention). 

Their Con-Suite was full of overpriced food that they wanted you to pay
for. Not only was this the second most expenisive convention I've been
to at $30. (The other convetion was $50 had 3 Bablyon 5/ Crusades
guests, 4 of the MST3k actors, and Terry Pratchett, and they had free
snowcones to)

Also I've been told that their guest Bill Blair from last year is not
coming back even though there are advertising he's coming, and he was
kinda upset about that as they asked him at the masquerade in front of
everyone to come back , because they never got back with him as there
were working so hard to get Richard Biggs (who I've scene at another 
convention and seemed rather pleasant).

There were no room parties, an essential part of a convention. Nothing
more fun then drinking with fellow geeks and finding  out that Missouri
truely is the Show Me state. 

Now what I liked about it. 

They had a trivia contest and I won about $200 worth of Dealer Dollars
for the Huxters Room . 

They also had live action vampire for free, ran by a local group, and I
had a good time with that. 

I don't know as I said if I'll try it out, I was speaking to a friend
the other day about it and he said they pissed a lot of people off last

Bill Blair will be at  oz-con a one day modeling and game  convention,

as its only $3 if you don't enter a model I plan on checking it out.
Its also another weekend then Ra-Con so those who want can do both.

On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 14:54, Patrick Klee wrote:
> Hi,
>       I know Clint might go, but just in case him or this list hasn't heard
> about it.
> is coming to Wichita Century II expo hall. 
> Things like an Unreal 2 tourney and D&D sanctioned tourneys.
> There is all day activities in the day and evening at Century II, while
> all night gaming tournaments at the Hyatt.  They say they will be
> carding for some games, cause they have ratings.  If anyone is
> interested, I am reserving a couple of rooms at the Hyatt so I can go to
> the tourneys there and then go to sleep whenever.
> Anyway, just thought I would let all you scifi fans know.
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