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    It's still not quite an annual thing, yet, but we're almost there.

    This October Alarra and I are cordially inviting anyone who will be in the area for the weekend of October 12-14 to descend upon our home and partake of our hospitality.

    We don't have the same kind of awesome that the Johnson City folks have, but we DO have one of the more spectacular Rennaissance Festivals in the country (second largest, I'm told).

    Currently our plans are to have people arriving on Friday, participating in games and socializing until the wee hours of "way earlier than in JC". On Saturday morning, we'll awaken earlier and caravan down to the Ren Fest, leaving our place at around 8:30am in order to try to get good parking and good positioning for opening ceremonies, which are fun. Doors close at 6PM, but if everyone's ready to go before then, we can certainly pack up early. Upon leaving RenFest, we'll again gather at the Troll Cave and partake in more gaming and socializing until whatever hour we want. Sunday will consist of sad farewells and wishes for safe travels back to your respective home turfs.

    I'll need a headcount for who's up for the RenFest. Given enough notice, I can get tickets at a discount of about $3 cheaper than the price at the gates. It'll also mean that people won't have to stand in line at the gates and we can start enjoying the morning even earlier.

    Activities for Friday and Saturday night are open for discussion. If there's something that people would like to do, we'll see what we can figure out about making that happen.

    We will have that Thursday night off, so if people are too excited to wait and want to show up early, we'll be home and happy to entertain.

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    Would love to, but there's a bit too much water between here and Trogland.And I don't have enough money to buy a plane ticket.
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    Put me and Gryf down as interested but not confirmed.
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    The Ren Faire is awesome! If you go, you need to see the Danger Committee!
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    That reminds me, I need to check and see if they're going to be there this year. Last year was the first time I'd seen them there.

    EDIT: Score! They'll be there, but only during October.



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    I'd totally hop on a greyhound down from Rhodes Island, but to go so far in only one weekend, especially since I've got obligations back at the seminary, I'll have to sit this one out.
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    Please list me as a Possible attendee. I don't have sufficient vacation time to drive it this year, meaning it's a question of budgeting for airfare (and maybe a rental vehicle).
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    Please add Hippie and me to the attending list! I will make sure he adjusts his schedule. YAY!!!
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    I'll be there.

    In fact, I may really be there by October. Well, more in Bethesda than Baltimore, but close enough. Here's hoping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain_Faerie View Post
    Please add Hippie and me to the attending list! I will make sure he adjusts his schedule. YAY!!!
    Beat me to it.

    I would however, like to add a small qualification to attending this wonderful event...

    Should a certain Brit attend, he must be *stabbed repeatedly* be everyone in attendance. Vengence shall be mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smellie_hippie View Post
    Beat me to it.

    I would however, like to add a small qualification to attending this wonderful event...

    Should a certain Brit attend, he must be *stabbed repeatedly* be everyone in attendance. Vengence shall be mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archonic Energy View Post

    *stab*
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    Then you accept the statement!! No victory for YOU kind sir*...

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    Mark down Kyrian, Erin, and little Gracie as "We will see about attending, but apparently these new babies cost money..."

    I'm going to try though :D
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    Put me on as confirmed. I'll try to get tyckspoon to go so I don't have to Greyhound it, but I have no issues with doing it if I have to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangosta71 View Post
    I'll be there.

    In fact, I may really be there by October. Well, more in Bethesda than Baltimore, but close enough. Here's hoping.
    Bethesda is super close still, and really nice. Are you in the market to move there? Are you contemplating working for the NIH, per chance? Suffice to say, if either of these is true, this will be awesome.

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    Mark down Kyrian, Erin, and little Gracie as "We will see about attending, but apparently these new babies cost money..."

    I'm going to try though :D
    I know I texted you earlier, but you were probably still a little busy at the time, so...

    Congratulations! (I was beginning to wonder if you were serious about Erin being pregnant. Wasn't Gracie due like ten days ago? )

    Also, I'm working on the assumption that since you're posting/texting and seem to be in a good mood that mommy is fine too?
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    Bethesda is super close still, and really nice. Are you in the market to move there? Are you contemplating working for the NIH, per chance? Suffice to say, if either of these is true, this will be awesome.
    My contact is at CBER, actually. Which is currently working in the NIH labs until their own facility is done being built (I think in Silver Springs) and ready for people to move into. And there's no guarantee that I'll get the job, though I'm a reasonably strong candidate. Especially if they update the job description to include flow cytometry requirements.
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    Coolio! We'll be hoping you get it too, then!

    (If things work out and you find you need a realtor, let me know. I know a gal who knows a gal, so to speak. )
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    Can't believe I'm not automatically on the confirmed attendees list! Unless something CRAZY happens, I will be there, and I can give myself my OWN rides!
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    So, if I do end up on the Greyhound, is there a station closer than downtown Baltimore? Because no search results come up for Glen Burnie.
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    Dearly wanting to be there...dears...

    We'll see how things work out with work, not-work, wife's research agenda, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krade View Post
    So, if I do end up on the Greyhound, is there a station closer than downtown Baltimore? Because no search results come up for Glen Burnie.
    Actually, the one in "downtown" Baltimore isn't terribly far. It's on our side of Baltimore and isn't very downtown at all. Probably about a 15 minute drive for us is all (assuming you're not trying to get there when there's a ball game in town ).

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    Dearly wanting to be there...dears...

    We'll see how things work out with work, not-work, wife's research agenda, etc.
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    Krade - Would you mind bringing shootin' ladders? I've always wanted to play and never gotten the chance...
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    I very well might be able to attend; depends on whether or not I can find a ride/bus money.
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    Put me in for a highly probable. I foresee no significant problems arranging the time, and it should be affordable assuming I mostly stop spending money from now through August (semi-related topic: I'm not doing GenCon this year.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb The Troll View Post
    I'll need a headcount for who's up for the RenFest. Given enough notice, I can get tickets at a discount of about $3 cheaper than the price at the gates. It'll also mean that people won't have to stand in line at the gates and we can start enjoying the morning even earlier.

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    Coming:
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    Mountain Faerie (kids?)
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    Krade
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    Tyckspoon

    Interest expressed but not 'confirmed'
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    SirSix
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    Indurain and Katie
    Kyrian, Erin and Gracie
    Philistine
    El Jaspero (and Madame Zelia?)
    Moff Chumley

    Coming if I have to drive down to Woodbridge and drag them up by their hair
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    Just wanted to get a headcount of who would be interested in 'dressing' for the ren-fest? It's more fun if we are all participating... especially if there is a possible option of a 'theme'...
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    ... especially if there is a possible option of a 'theme'...
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    Alarra and I will be dressing up in our usual garb. We have intentions of going to Goodwill near the house and seeing if we can buy them out of things that can be used for costumes and making that stuff available to people here if they didn't bring anything.

    I don't know about doing a theme. I'm not sure if what I have is conducive to it. (Though it might once we raid the Goodwill!) The idea sounds fun, though.

    Even if we don't go with a theme, dressing up for RenFest is a lot of fun and it's highly encouraged. (For the more affluent, there is a costume rental place on site, but I found them to be a tad expensive.)
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