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April 7th, 2011 at 12:34:38 AM permalink
I hate to bear the bad news, but the mountain climbing trip I had planned in June got moved up to begin June 12. It is a large group, and I'm not in charge, so I'm not in any position to change it. I feel badly about it, but I've had this trip planned for several months, and have been training hard for it.

I'd still be happy to see anybody who can come a bit early. I'll be around June 1-11.
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April 7th, 2011 at 10:35:19 AM permalink
If memory serves, Croupier was going to be in vegas that week. Perhaps WoVCon can be moved a week earlier?
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April 8th, 2011 at 8:42:37 AM permalink
I think I can make the original date, but not earlier. I will be in transit to my new digs at that time. Or course, I will be living there and available for any further WoVCon events.
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April 9th, 2011 at 7:27:11 AM permalink
I am in Vegas 8th-22nd of June, so maybe I could get together with the Wiz before he goes.

I am all for keeping the original date, time and location, just for the sake that is what I have planned around, and I am sure others have done the same.

Im still looking forward to WoVCon, even though the guest of honour will be conspicuous by his absence.
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April 14th, 2011 at 9:14:41 PM permalink
Well, I have made my travel reservations and will definitely be in town for the Wizardless WoVCon. My wife and I will arrive on Friday 6/10 and will be in town until late on Thursday 6/16. We will be staying at Bally's this trip. Perhaps if others are around town early we could have a Pre-Con get together with the Wizard before he heads out mountain climbing.

Croupier: Are you keeping the first post of this thread up to date on people's plan changes? Also, I think you said Ms. Croupier will be around, but I'm not sure about other spouses/significant others. My wife thinks the time I spend on this forum is evidence of a mental defect (or at least proof that I don't have a life), so I'm not sure whether she will be coming to Main Street Station Wednesday afternoon or not. Who expects to have a "guest" along?

Was an agenda ever established? I know there was talk about a poker game, but I am a complete novice at that, and I'm not really into getting fleeced by people with whom I would like to maintain a friendly relationship. I guess I could participate in a low-stakes limit game. Are there any other cheapskate craps players attending?
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April 19th, 2011 at 12:23:09 PM permalink
I have been away form the site for a while, but will definitely try and keep on top of the attending list now.

Mrs Croup will be attending, and I will get around to discussing a pre con meet with the Wiz soon.

Oh, and I am definitely a craps flea.
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April 19th, 2011 at 2:31:01 PM permalink
My girlfriend has elected not to join me. Can't say I blame her - my flight cost $350 when I booked it in December, and hers would be $880 to book now (assuming she would want to fly with me).

I'd be for a low-stakes poker game, or maybe some kind of blackjack tourney (abbreviated that at first, then realized that spelling it out was necessary). I've never played craps, except for burning off a couple match play coupons last October. I'd be game for starting.
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April 19th, 2011 at 3:15:13 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I wont' be able to attend WoVCon I or even make my annual trip to Vegas.



Is the tax issue related to unreported income from sale of your soul to the Wizard??

But seriously, I hope things work out well with your family and your taxes.
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Nareed
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April 19th, 2011 at 3:19:37 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Is the tax issue related to unreported income from sale of your soul to the Wizard??



Sale? I lost it on a bet.

I might claim a huge decution from it, but I haven't been able to quantify it. Damned intangibles! :P

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But seriously, I hope things work out well with your family and your taxes.



Thanks. I've spent so much time at the hospital I've been thinking to post about it. My mom's spent so much time there she practically knows every nurse in the third floor, their spouses and their children.
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April 19th, 2011 at 6:02:52 PM permalink
The wife and I have our flights booked and we will be there from 6-12 to 6-18. I will defenately be at the WovCon. Havent yet booked the rooms but GN is the front runner. I look forward to meeting the Wizard and some of the great people from this forum. As far as a freindly tourny of some sort blackjack or poker sounds good.A packed craps table full of WOV attendees sounds good also. Nareed I hope things work out for you.

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