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 Post subject: ZCON X Debrief Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:46 am 
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Ah, the ticks, the storm, the party...

Tell us about your experiences at ZCON X! Don't forget the pictures!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:01 am 
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Work in progress...

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The advance team arrived a little after noon. The weather was great. Well, it was hot (not too hot) and humid, but it wasn't raining. We unloaded the trailer, loaded up people's trucks and started hauling stuff up the mountain. We made such good time that most of the non-Ewoks set up their campsites and hoped a storm wouldn't blow everything off the hill.

We went to hit a barbecue joint in Caledonia, but it's closed on Tuesdays (WTF?!). We ended up settling on Russel's Diner which is fucking awesome. Our group did get split up, though, and some people went to the old standby -- Blake's BBQ in Desloge.

After dark, we passed around the Jameson's and started a new tradition with Crypto's Manbath-tub gin.

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Okay, here are my Z-Con pictures. I made an album on Facebook here

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 449&type=1

and on photobucket here

http://s82.photobucket.com/user/misterp ... t=3&page=1

Sorry about the blurry ones.

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Just looked through the Photobucket album, with no captions and not being there it's a fun guessing game of WTF is going on in some pics. It's heartwarming to see that Hennessy and ENO weren't the only 'hammocks' at ZCon :lol: .

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I figured that a campout of zombie-apocalypse preppers would look strange, but I somehow didn't expect what I just saw. Sounds like a good time though.


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Friday night was Formal Night, for the 10th State of the Squad, with Karaoke Night and a full bar on the mountain. Some of us have varying definitions of formalwear.

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Doctor Jest wrote:
Sorry about the blurry ones.


It's okay, "kinda blurry as the night progressed" is precisely how most of us remember it too. ;)

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crypto wrote:
Doctor Jest wrote:
Sorry about the blurry ones.


It's okay, "kinda blurry as the night progressed" is precisely how most of us remember it too. ;)


QFT. This is the first year that i got irresponsibly drunk every single day. It was fun.

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If your interested in the "Blair Witch" version of the hike from Check-in to the Mountain here is some footage I took.

http://vimeo.com/99658937

WARNING! - This is footage of a large man exerting himself in an unfamiliar environment and may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. :gonk:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:12 am 
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Rainbird, that was pretty damn good.

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I really enjoyed that video. Seriously, it was good.

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What's the lat and long of that location so we can Google Earth your campsite?

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MacWa77ace wrote:
What's the lat and long of that location so we can Google Earth your campsite?


Zcon takes place on private land so this is not something we can share on public discussion areas.

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It's going to take me a while to go through all of my pics, but in the meantime here's a few teasers to get the ball rolling.

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And a very primitive GoPro video:


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That looks like a blast, and I wouldn't expect anything less from you guys. I just wish I lived about 4,000 miles closer.

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Looks like a great time!

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