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POLL: Proposed Fest 99/4ATX (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 distant past, Fest West was sponsored by different users groups, most often the Southwest 99ers of Arizona, though in 98 they organized it 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, Sun May 19, 2019 5:24 PM.


#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 OFFLINE  

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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 OFFLINE  

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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.

-M@

#11 OLD CS1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 16, 2019 8:06 PM

We have BBQ Soy Curls.

-M@

 

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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 ONLINE  

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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 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun May 19, 2019 12:56 PM

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

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Posted Sun May 19, 2019 4:11 PM

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







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