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POLL: Proposed Fest 99 ATX (Austin, TX)

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Poll: Proposed TI Fest West Austin, TX (15 member(s) have cast votes)

ATTENDING

  1. I am strongly interested in attending (8 votes [53.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 53.33%

  2. I am slightly interested in attending (3 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  3. I live too far away to attend (4 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  4. I have too many commitments to be able to attend (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. I am not interested at all (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

POSSIBLE DATES (event open Fri-Sun)

  1. July 26-28, 2019 same weekend as ClassicGameFest in Austin (5 votes [15.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.62%

  2. August 3 (5 votes [15.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.62%

  3. August 10 (5 votes [15.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.62%

  4. August 17 (4 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  5. August 24 (4 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  6. August 31 (Labor Day weekend) (3 votes [9.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.38%

  7. October 2019 (2 votes [6.25%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  8. January 2020 (weather is beautiful) (4 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

DISTANCE

  1. I live reasonably close to Austin, TX (2 votes [13.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 13.33%

  2. I am farther away but I would travel (9 votes [60.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 60.00%

  3. I live too far away to attend (4 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

FOOD

  1. I like tacos (8 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. I like barbecue (10 votes [25.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 25.00%

  3. I like pizza (12 votes [30.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.00%

  4. I like Tex-Mex (8 votes [20.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  5. Who said Turtles? (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  6. I have dietary restrictions, please accomodate (1 votes [2.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

HOW SHOULD WE AWARD a DRAGON's LAIR cartridge

  1. Raffle (free) (10 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. Auction (4 votes [26.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 26.67%

  3. High score tournament (1 votes [6.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  4. Other (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Choice of TOURNAMENT GAME

  1. Dragon's Lair (5 votes [19.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

  2. MunchMan (4 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  3. TI Invaders (5 votes [19.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

  4. Indoor Soccer, double elimination (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Beyond Parsec (3 votes [11.54%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.54%

  6. ZeroZap (4 votes [15.38%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  7. Anything but ZeroZap (5 votes [19.23%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 19.23%

DATE: July 26-28, 2019 same weekend as ClassicGameFest in Austin

  1. This is my first choice (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. This date is ok (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I can't make this date (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. I'm only interested in the broadcast (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

DATE: August 10

  1. This is my first choice (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. This date is ok (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I can't make this date (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. I will be at home watching the livestream (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

DATE: August 24

  1. This is my first choice (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. This date is ok (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. I can't make this date (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. I was always going to just watch online or on CHATTI (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 12:43 PM

 
First, I am not competing with the Fest West in Washington.
In the past, Fest West was sponsored by various users groups, including an event in Lubbock, TX (1997).
 
I want to see who is interested in attending a Fest in Austin, TX.
 
The proposed event will be Friday-Sunday, and be largely structured by what the attendees bring.
 
The venue will be an air-conditioned classroom, with tables, whiteboard, large TV, and a projector, at ATX Hackerspace on 9700 Dessau Rd. There is a lounge/kitchen/eating area. (Guided tours of members-only areas like electronics lab, laser cutter and 3D printing.)
 
If anyone wants to do a presentation/stream, you would write that on the whiteboard schedule, but otherwise we would just share about things TI, much like Chi-Friday. Set up your gear, gather in small groups, share, learn, and solve problems.
 
As a long shot, we could try to get a special guest.
 
The event would be free, and open to the public (I would expect others from the hackerspace and the local C-64 group.) 
 
The only charge will be for snacks and Saturday breakfast-lunch.
 
  • Venue: ATX Hackerspace has air conditioning, a kitchen, and wi-fi. Classroom and lounge for the weekend, at no cost. Guided tours of 3D printing etc. 
  • Format: BarCamp style, attendees can announce a presentation in the classroom, otherwise free form.
  • Security: we can put gear in a locked room overnight. The building is keyed entry. Nothing's ever been stolen from the classroom.
  • Hardware: I can provide  stock P-Boxes, 4A consoles, monitors so you can travel lighter. Electronics lab available.
  • Flights to ATX: SEA-ATX non-stop is nice but $400. For $251 you can go through SFO.
  • Lodging: Super 8 near ATXHS is as low as $58. Marriot $118. There are a lot of options. I can open 2 guest rooms in my house.
  • Transportation: Volunteers will help with airport pickup; Uber is around $35.
  • Food: Saturday: Breakfast Tacos. Lunch: barbecue delivery. Dinner: trip to Chuy's (Tex-Mex.)
 
Potential side trips are TI's old buildings (now Flex), Altex Electronics, Pinballz Arcade. 

Edited by FarmerPotato, Fri May 17, 2019 10:55 AM.


#2 Shift838 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 1:03 PM

Depending on the date of the even I would most likely attend. maybe you should put it up as a POLL.


Edited by Shift838, Thu May 9, 2019 1:04 PM.


#3 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 2:15 PM

I'm in Austin, so would be fun to attend and learn more about the TI-99/4A.  I actually have a TON of TI-99/4As, many in original boxes, even.  And I have a large number of TI-99/4A cartridges, although most of them are common (some less common stuff, though).  Would love to see what others are doing with their systems.  :) 

 

 ..Al



#4 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 2:38 PM

Well, I might just have to trek out to the area to see things start off and meet the Great and Powerful Oz.



#5 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 3:44 PM

I would make a strong effort to be able to attend.

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#6 Ksarul OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 4:55 PM

Depending on the when, I might be able to show up as well--and that would probably be with ILikeTurtles as well. . .


Edited by Ksarul, Thu May 9, 2019 4:56 PM.


#7 Vorticon OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 10, 2019 12:59 PM

Would it be possible to set a date? Without one it's impossible for me to determine if this is feasible. 



#8 FarmerPotato OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 10, 2019 1:39 PM

Would it be possible to set a date? Without one it's impossible for me to determine if this is feasible. 

 

OK, the poll is up!



#9 Airshack ONLINE  

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 6:40 PM

I’d go. The BBQ in Austin kicks Portland’s ass. ;)


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#10 jedimatt42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 7:17 PM

We have BBQ Soy Curls.

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#11 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 8:06 PM

We have BBQ Soy Curls.

-M@

 

WTF?



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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 6:38 AM

Please take lots of video, especially if someone does a presentation on Force Command.

#13 RXB OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 6:22 PM

Just curious how many live close to Texas vs how many live in NW?



#14 digdugnate OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 6:45 PM

it's about 9 1/2 hr drive for me, but i have folks that live in North Texas- it'd be a doable jog for us.



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Posted Fri May 17, 2019 7:49 PM

I like meat, but after doing some research...

 

 

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#16 Airshack ONLINE  

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Posted Today, 12:56 PM

Shiner Bock and Texas BBQ gets my vote.
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#17 InsaneMultitasker OFFLINE  

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Posted Today, 4:11 PM

houston area here. Couple of hours and a few BBQ stops away....







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