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Official MGC 2018 thread- New location confirmed-Wisconsin center!

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2 years ago

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    #5 2 years ago

    The location is reviewed each year, as space has been an issue at the Sheraton for some time. Finding the right fit/cost is a challenge.

    I heard that Miller Park offered to host the show as part of an esports thing. I think that's the running thought at the moment.

    #6 2 years ago

    I had just sent Dan a message and asked if he talked with the Brewers. He said he was talking to someone there Friday.

    #14 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    ...but I will say I'm impressed that no one immediately called me an idiot for talking with Miller Park. Thanks, guys! (seriously!) It seems like some people trust us.


    #30 2 years ago

    This could be one of said contracts currently in negotiation. No need to worry about hotels.

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    Or, perhaps not.

    #89 2 years ago

    Or, maybe that's not at Panda Express. Maybe it's a setup made to "look" like it's at Panda Express.

    #90 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jediturtle:

    That looks like Sheraton carpet...we're staying! Woohoo!
    (if not, i'm going to really, really miss our old home. )

    To one of your two comments my friend, i say..."Yes".

    #143 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    ... it'll just die

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    #172 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    Brick preview.

    Looks well constructed.

    #186 2 years ago

    Did someone say beer and pinball?

    #266 2 years ago
    Quoted from Borygard:

    Oooo ham! It's at the Honey Baked Ham store in Milwaukee! They have a Super Ball dispenser near the door. Though I'm not sure what the paper towel means.
    Rob Anthony
    Pinball Classics
    Quality Board Work - In Home Service
    borygard at gmail dot com

    Well, ham can be a bit greasy sometimes. It's probably just to wipe your mouth. I think you may be on to something though.

    #273 2 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Someplace where they didn't clean up all the blood.
    LTG : )

    Does this have anything to do with Dan's apparent need for a pedicure...per your post above?

    Why are you in close relations with Dan's toes anyway?

    #325 2 years ago

    I will just leave this here.

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    #544 2 years ago

    We need to make sure Taro gets his VIP badge again. Unlimited, all access pass for that boy!

    3 weeks later
    #591 2 years ago

    Yeah, man, Dan really did let this thread die. WTF!

    1 week later
    #620 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    It depends on how you look at it. Basically, we can't allow carry ins of stuff, but I believe both hotels have "convenience rooms" or something like that where you can do that. In the hall itself, we have to have the center provide it.
    The plan, by the way, is that we will have a certain number of kegs of beer on tap for free served by a bartender, similar in numbers to what we brought last year. The bartender will also serve, for a price, whatever mixed drinks people want. This will be in or near the hall, and I'm still working out some details.
    Theoretically Domino's is still good, but I need to confirm that with them, this whole thing has been nuts. Gary and I going to the basketball ball game on Thursday was like the first break either of us have had in a while, and other than tasting the beers (that was Admirals Ale by the way, a beer brewed only for the UW Panther Arena that we can also get and quite tasty) and spending half the game still talking about the show, it was nice to get away for a bit

    It really was. Often at the end of games that the Bucks lose, I feel kind of sad about the whole experience, but this one was just great the whole way. With about a minute left, my dad turned to me and said should we go (he was there too ) and I said no, let's enjoy the last minute of professional basketball in this building. And we did.
    Giannis damn near hitting three treys in a row didn't hurt either.
    I wish they had imploded the Bradley Center already and were doing all their games at that arena this year, I love it. I'm excited to get the chance to be back for a Wave game soon!

    You know, some pinball machines are big enough to hold beer inside. In fact, some are designed specifically to do that.

    1 week later
    #639 2 years ago

    Don't forget to add one of the most important VIP's to your list...Taro.

    1 week later
    #658 2 years ago
    Quoted from trilogybeer:

    I don't know if these are the most happening bars , but there is rock bottom real close and across the river from rock bottom is The Safe House . I have enjoyed both places the times I have been there . Rock Bottom is a brewhouse so they make their own beer on site a few pretty good ones . The safe house is james bond /spy theme with secret passages and such .

    +1 for The Safe House. That place is awesome!

    1 month later
    #697 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    I did this. I remembered to film the dock too. Check it out on our Facebook page!

    So basically, the Sheraton fits on the doc. Woa!

    #701 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    The dock is for sure larger than the tent was. By a lot.
    Maybe in the future when we max out the half a million square feet here, we could set up a tent on the dock and promote a throwback year?

    Well, at least we could get the water to roll "out" of the tent up there!

    2 months later
    #789 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    - In the back hallway of the convention center if this is an okay thing to do there (I'm still learning their exact rules...).

    I thought we agreed that we would tell them we make our own rules!

    1 month later
    #828 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    That's all I can say at the moment, just... Wow.
    News to come.

    Amen to that!

    #831 2 years ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    Oh the antici...

    Okay, well, rumor has it that Bangerjay bobble heads "may" be for available sale at the show. AND, you might get Jay to personally autograph it.

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    #832 2 years ago

    No wait, that's probably not it.

    #859 2 years ago

    Well I have a complaint! Why have we heard nothing about a mechanical bull ride? Must have! Why have we heard nothing about the miniature train ride that will take us from vendor to vendor? Must have!

    You suck!

    #866 2 years ago

    We have now entered...the Twilight Zone.

    #869 2 years ago
    Quoted from goatdan:

    ...but if you are interested contact Aaron ...

    Hey, that's me!

    1 week later
    #1004 1 year ago
    Quoted from ChrisS:

    Hey All,
    Since I'm now not attending MGC. I have 2 - Tom Taylor tickets for the afternoon on Friday. $40.00. That's what i paid for them. Just want to give someone a chance to see the collection. Once PayPal transaction is complete I will send tickets, directions and other details.

    What? No bueno! Don't worry, I'll take that new game home with me for safe keeping.

    #1011 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jazman:

    At least there's no tent to worry about!!!

    Okay, so a part of me is thinking...rain? Sure. Bring it! Yeah! No tent!!

    1 week later
    #1208 1 year ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    The volunteers for the pinball area really deserve another round of applause. Tully, Keith, Tom, Chris, Eric, and a host of others who I'm forgetting right now, who bust their behinds moving, coordinating, and helping people set up. Mike Williams also put long hours on the dock from what I understand. Most of these guys also have long drives to get back to their homes.
    Thanks again.

    #1244 1 year ago
    Quoted from mjwilliams:

    ...I only have one suggestion for improvement:
    Don’t let anyone named Greg anywhere near the dock

    - Mike

    Quoted from PinballKen:

    Probably Aaron. goonie Every time I saw him this weekend he had a huge smile on his face.

    Well, not everytime. It tended to fall off whenever a certain person named Greg came around. Although, after a while I just ran away and left him with Keith.

    Quoted from PinballKen:

    It made me happy just seeing him. Such a phenomenal dude who does so much for the show.

    Awe shucks. Right back at ya man!

    #1251 1 year ago
    Quoted from HamsterHerder:

    Maybe next year a vendor should bring extra glass to sell at the show.

    I brought a load up for Terry a couple of years ago. Talk about a pain in the a$$ to move! But yeah, not a bad idea.

    #1392 1 year ago

    I just want to know who ate my hot dogs!?!?

    #1396 1 year ago
    Quoted from vidgameseller:

    well if you dont share, someone will steal them

    I never even saw them to share. You know I would have given you a bite. Funny story...

    I asked Dan to send a waitress to the dock. He said he would send hot dogs. Later, when I was complaining that I was hungry, he asked if the hot dogs didn't satisfy me. To which I said, what hot dogs? I never got them. Hmmm. Well, someone got a free lunch!

    And while we are on the subject. Dan, waitress/waiter for the dock next year please.

    #1438 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jazman:

    I know it wasn't "cool", but it is pretty funny...

    Agreed. It did give me a little something to laugh about and a good story to tell.

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