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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Raptor 6 » Fri May 10, 2013 8:51 pm

RaptorGoRawr is right on the money, hauling your stuff up the mountain on day one isn't so bad, hauling it down gets old fast. Bring the basics and leave the kitchen sink in the car. If you find yourself in need of said kitchen sink you can always go back and get it. If you are worried about getting to your car because its not awesome enough to park in the 4x4 lot look me up and I will drive you in my awesome 4x4 jeep to your car and bring you back so you don't have to walk, I'm a nice guy like that.

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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Tue May 14, 2013 1:13 pm

RaptorGoRawr wrote:Oh and Raptor 2.0 should be making an appearance in Manbath again.
And I will ride it around manbath again... :p
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Blacksheep » Tue May 14, 2013 8:47 pm

Horatio_Tyllis wrote:
RaptorGoRawr wrote:Oh and Raptor 2.0 should be making an appearance in Manbath again.
And I will ride it around manbath again... :p
and here I had almost go that image out of my head :roll:
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by mystic_1 » Tue May 14, 2013 10:23 pm

For those of you considering attending ZombieCon for the first time, here's something I posted after last year's trip:
mystic_1 wrote:Meanwhile, here's an elevation profile of the climb to Top Camp, starting at the stream crossing above Manbath, a 141 ft climb.

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Base Camp, where most of z-con takes place, is that plateau at like 880ft. So, after hauling your stuff down a short dirt road to the registration spot, you'll be facing a stream crossing and then a climb up a steep, rocky slope of around 100 vertical feet, or around 10 stories. It'll be worse than 10 stories though, because building have stairs and shit.

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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by majorhavoc » Tue May 14, 2013 11:25 pm

mystic_1 wrote: Base Camp, where most of z-con takes place, is that plateau at like 880ft. So, after hauling your stuff down a short dirt road to the registration spot, you'll be facing a stream crossing and then a climb up a steep, rocky slope of around 100 vertical feet, or around 10 stories. It'll be worse than 10 stories though, because building have stairs and shit.

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Consider this last, physical challenge to be part of the registration "fee". If you're willing to "pay the price", suddenly the hygiene concerns of the manbath don't seem quite so important, now do they?

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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Wed May 15, 2013 10:44 pm

Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Raptor 6 » Thu May 16, 2013 4:57 pm

Horatio_Tyllis wrote:Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
What am I supposed to do will all the extra burn gel I picked up for zcon if you won't be there!?!
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Thu May 16, 2013 11:47 pm

Raptor 6 wrote:
Horatio_Tyllis wrote:Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
What am I supposed to do will all the extra burn gel I picked up for zcon if you won't be there!?!
Wait for the inevitable 3rd degree sunburn when a newbie doesn't take sunscreen seriously.
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Blacksheep » Fri May 17, 2013 9:39 am

Horatio_Tyllis wrote:
Raptor 6 wrote:
Horatio_Tyllis wrote:Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
What am I supposed to do will all the extra burn gel I picked up for zcon if you won't be there!?!
Wait for the inevitable 3rd degree sunburn when a newbie doesn't take sunscreen seriously.
:oops:
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Sat May 18, 2013 12:36 am

Rebel Pariah wrote:
Horatio_Tyllis wrote:
Raptor 6 wrote:
Horatio_Tyllis wrote:Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
What am I supposed to do will all the extra burn gel I picked up for zcon if you won't be there!?!
Wait for the inevitable 3rd degree sunburn when a newbie doesn't take sunscreen seriously.
:oops:
It's not just you. It happens EVERY. YEAR.
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by kyle » Tue May 21, 2013 11:33 pm

Last call! There are a few spots left but we're closing registration June 1st. Get your registration in ASAP if you are planning on attending.

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Post by iloveash » Thu May 30, 2013 4:40 pm

Hey all,

If you have signed up for ZCON and have not received the ZCON 2013 informational emails, please email me at camp@zombiehunters.org with your name and email addy. See you in a few weeks!
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by Doctor Jest » Fri May 31, 2013 6:53 pm

Horatio Tyllis,

I am truly saddened by the fact that you will not be at ZCon this year. :(

Hopefully next year, brother.
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Post by Horatio_Tyllis » Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:06 pm

Hopefully. We have camping events up this way July 1 weekend and labour day weekend if you feel like joining too. Or just visiting. I have a spare bed for you anytime you like.

How's everyone going to fare without canadian coke this year?
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Post by Doctor Jest » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:54 pm

That's what I was thinking. And Djarum Blacks. :(
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Post by iloveash » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:02 pm

Hey all,

I am thrilled to announce that Zombie Hood will be making it's US premier at ZCON. It is getting amazing reviews!
http://st3518.wix.com/zombiehood#!reviews/c9qb
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Post by Jeriah » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:20 pm

iloveash wrote:Hey all,

I am thrilled to announce that Zombie Hood will be making it's US premier at ZCON. It is getting amazing reviews!
http://st3518.wix.com/zombiehood#!reviews/c9qb
I started watching that trailer and wasn't that impressed, then stopped because I realized I wasn't viewing it correctly. Movies look a lot better when you're covered in a mud composed of sweat and dirt, sitting on a 45 degree slope in a folding chair that keeps pitching forward, drinking warm beer. It's going to be fantastic!
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Post by Doctor Jest » Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:37 pm

Love it. One of the great things about Z-Con are the great movies that we get to see there that we might not see anywhere else.

I'm looking at you, "Special Dead."

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Post by Jeriah » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:51 pm

Speaking of movies, anyone thinking of catching World War Z while we are out there? I'm thinking maybe in Potosi on the way home from Range Day.
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Post by mystic_1 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:23 pm

Looking at Google Maps for theaters in the area, teh only thing I'm seeing in Potosi is a flea market. There's an AMC theater in Farmington, but that's in the wrong direction.

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Post by Jeriah » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:33 am

mystic_1 wrote:Looking at Google Maps for theaters in the area, teh only thing I'm seeing in Potosi is a flea market. There's an AMC theater in Farmington, but that's in the wrong direction.

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May be a drive-in? Not sure.
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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by cdmelton » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:29 pm

well the supplies for my camo class are in the mail.. it will be the battle of the classes as mine is at the same time as drews hike unfortunatly...

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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by iloveash » Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:04 pm

Another premier! The fine folks who created The Battery are granting us permission to show their film and have, also, send some limited edition Blu-Ray copies to be given away.

This is one of the smartest zombie films I have seen in a very long while!

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Re: Z-Con IX

Post by RaptorGoRawr » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Raptor 6 wrote:
Horatio_Tyllis wrote:Well, I've accepted a new job, so instead of going to zcon, I am moving to a new city and getting to work. See Y'all next year!
What am I supposed to do will all the extra burn gel I picked up for zcon if you won't be there!?!

Or me, lol. I remember everyone and their mother trying to slather me in sunblock even though I was fine. Slightly pink is normal for me.
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