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SiglerFest 2011

  • Avatar of BigJohn

    So, who’s in?

    Avatar of BigJohn

    Oh yes, I’ll be there with velcro bells on, whatever that means. Mrs. BigJohn and I will be there for SiglerFest 2K11, also known as JunkieFest MMXI.

    See you all there!

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    Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

    Avatar of BigJohn

    Compiled by Gmork:

    “I took a moment to go back through the now 8 pages of this thread to summarize the outstanding ideas you junkies came up with (yes…even the crazy ones). Apologies for the length of the post but hopefully this will help with planning or least not require going through the entire thread again. Also, please keep sumbitting ideas as nothing is absolutely set in stone yet!

    Timing:
    • 2011 late fall or early spring (based on A’s preliminary expectations of the FDO’s commitments)

    Location:
    • Las Vegas, Nevada USA (tentatively) – Most agreed upon location was Vegas but here are the other suggestions made:
    San Antonio, Texas
    Detroit, Michigan
    San Francisco, California
    Denver, Colorado

    Misc Logistics:
    • For those who can’t attend – send a cardboard cutout of themselves or a video message
    • Have a dedicated T-shirt (possibly printed upside-down for Jam to read whilst drunk)
    • Broadcast parts of the Con/Fest via webcam

    Viable Ideas:
    • Flag Football game
    - Krakens v. ??? (possibly getting jerseys for an opposing team made for the event)
    - Krakens Cheer Squad

    • Junkie Olympics
    - Do a challenge from “Minute to Win It” then you have to answer a trivia question from Sigler’s works
    - Last person standing is the winner

    • Junkie Poetry/Limerick readings
    • Scavenger/Poker hunt
    • Costume/Cosplay Contest (FDO and A as judges?)
    • Sigler Trivia — this could be really awesome and hilarious
    • Event where the junkies can share their works
    - Fan Art Display/Show of some of the Fan Art and cover art, etc
    - Fan Fiction

    • Toothpicked Peeps Death Match Tournament w/ winner championship belt (made by athanas)
    • Live-action Junkie production/ dramatization of one of Sigler’s the short stories
    • MobiusJava podcasting session (would require MobiusJava aka Paul E Cooley)
    • Pastry Princess cooking demonstration (would require SlackerQueen aka Pastry Princess)
    • See the Blue Man Group together (would require admission)
    - get Sigler plastered enough to paint his bald head blue, he’d fit right in! (Jam)

    • BigJohn/Sadock head shaving
    - Donation to Locks of Love for any long haired junkies willing to participate

    • Xbox Madden Tournament — for the psycho footballers

    • Writing workshop

    • Storm a sporting event in Krakens gear, regardless of sport
    - would require a sporting event every can agree on and price of admission

    Alcohol intensive ideas:
    • Athanas v. BigJohn Century Club Live: The Rematch
    - agreed upon potty breaks
    - a pass if someone plays the “you don’t have to drink” card for that minute.
    - The person loses if they cannot finish their shot in the minute time slot and it’s not an agreed potty break or the “you don’t have to drink” card is not in play.
    Variation: “Live” Get Pissed with the FDO with Big John & athanas?

    - Possible: “buy in” to make them do things, like a double-shot minute or free shot (no shot that time), etc
    - Possible: have them read Junkie Haiku/Limericks between shots
    - With funds raised being donated to charity

    • Beer Olympics
    - Bowling, darts, pool, and foosball
    - Must drink a pitcher of beer (or 3 shots or mixed drinks) during each event

    • Drinking with the FDO (live “Getting Pissed with the FDO” segment, if he’s willing, the Gutter Sistren could be team Shot Sluts!)

    • Drinking games
    - Listen to an episode of Nocturnal and everyone takes a drink when Mr. Biznass says “F*ck”

    FDO intensive ideas:
    • Random Q&A with the almighty FDO
    • FDO reading and signing – set time
    • Podcasting 101 – for the novice to intermediate podcaster
    • Podcast Novelling – How it works and relates to both writers and consumers
    • State of the Publishing Industry and the new Dark Overlord Media model

    Fun but less viable ideas:
    • Girl piling
    • BigJohn/orange deathmatch tournament
    • “Grooms Walk planning” panel
    • “How to stuff your favorite Nocturnal” panel
    • “How to develope DISCIPLINE in the young” panel
    • “The Top 10 reasons a Rocktopi would make a great bean bag chair” panel
    • BYOW (via exotikali)
    • Sigler dunk tank filled with beer (really Jam?!)”

    Original post doesn’t link very well, but it is http://www.scottsigler.com/node/3681#comment-89143

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    Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

    Avatar of Danny Lundy

    [flickr-photo:id=5069323983,size=m] The quiet guy in the corner, figuring out how to destroy all of you.

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    There’s a great list of things up there, lemme think of some cool ideas. I’m thinking a Happy Hour hosted by the Gutter Sistren and the CBBC to kick things off

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    Avatar of Kate Cheevers

    Planned activities include spending time meeting and drinking with all you awesome, wonderful, amazing Junkies! (yes, this is an early start to my begging a floor to sleep on! =D)

    The Pure Essence of Randomness, Captain of the Touchback, One-Time Pusher and Proud member of the Gutter Sistren

    Avatar of Jon Marsh

    With excitement for this…

    oops…. I pooped

    Avatar of GJ

    I’d pay per view for that!

    Proud member of the Gutter Sistren and CBBC Tigress

    Avatar of GJ

    Proud member of the Gutter Sistren and CBBC Tigress

    Avatar of Danny Lundy

    [flickr-photo:id=5069323983,size=m] The quiet guy in the corner, figuring out how to destroy all of you.

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Event with the Gutter Sistren as the Shot Sluts??? pretty please?? Maybe several of the OJs on the hotseat?

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    Avatar of BigJohn

    I second the motion!

    We could also have a Tuacadile (Tuaca + Chocodile) consuming competition! What? No takers? Anyone?

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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Perhaps an Iron Chef competition with Tuaca and chocodiles as the key ingrediments!

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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Where you go as your character! Would be very interesting for those who’ve been KISS’d

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    Avatar of Rich Bennett

    maybe if I save my beer cans I might be able to go, gotta start drinking now

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    Avatar of Danny Lundy

    …some point the whole event would end up at that point.

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    Avatar of BigJohn

    But maybe not do it as a contest, just as a fun thing to do?

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    Avatar of Jon Marsh

    Its all good though..just hope I cna make it..depends on when andd where.

    oops…. I pooped

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Perhaps the Sistren can pitch in to hire one if we don’t get any volunteers. but that would be a great costume!

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    Avatar of BigJohn

    Didn’t we discuss doing that for the Bay Area Ancestor tour?

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    Avatar of Erika Hoel

    Wish I could make it. Sounds bad ass though.

    And- I think BigJohn should feel motivated to go as the Manicorn. :]

    — You’re not negative! You’re just positively challenged.

    Avatar of BigJohn

    but my chaps are all the wrong color. Sorry.

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    Gutter Sistren whipping boy, innoventor of words, Life Coach to the Damned.

    Avatar of Eric Lorenzen

    SiglerFest would be a good way to spend the 200 hours of vacation I have squirrled away, with plenty left for recovery. Muahahaha

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    See the Balticon thread, the hotels are filling up fast for that weekend.
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    Avatar of Jason Williamson

    as I will be walking on my hands! ZING!!
    [flickr-photo:id=5021674230,size=m]~Si Vis Pocum, Para Bellum – Jay-Gu-Ana, owner of the Sala Intrigue~

    Avatar of athanas

    ….oooooooh.
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    I’m planning on living off of No-Doze and red bull.
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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Maybe we can write a prologue where we get together for drinks after the movie premiere… Takes a bite of the apple! thanks, Kali Kiss

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    Avatar of BigJohn

    I’ll carry around some old cottage cheese in my pocket for that authentic smell.

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    Avatar of Gmork

    I will *SO* financially back a manicorn costume for SiglerFest!!! Now we just need one dedicated junkie who loves his FDO enough to wear the costume *cough BigJohn *cough*

    Let’s make this happen junkies!Tongue out

    Avatar of BigJohn

    Besides, jayguana already said he’d do it!

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    Avatar of Erika Hoel

    We definitely could find a remedy for that. :D

    — You’re not negative! You’re just positively challenged.

    Avatar of Kevin Mest

    You can borrow mine. I’ll have them cleaned first. Or not. Your call.

    Avatar of athanas

    saw the rates for the rooms per night and am not sure when I’ll be able to afford to book my reservation.

    I might just end up staying for Junkie*Con and head out the next day.
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    Avatar of athanas

    I’ve got to talk to the junkie friend I have here in Denver that got me switched on to Sigler to see if he’s planning on going.

    But just because I am who I am, I’m looking into it as if it were just I going.
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    Avatar of Kevin Mest

    See ya there!

    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Are you and the family driving up?
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    Avatar of Kevin Mest

    But yeah, I plan on driving. Baltimore should be a breeze; I’m pretty used to driving to Buffalo and Vero FL from Atlanta in one shot.

    Avatar of Danny Lundy

    It is not looking like I will be able to make it to Baltimore.

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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    Are you staying in one of the convention hotels? You should start looking now, if you don’t already have a room/roommate.
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    Avatar of Beth_Ailis

    More time to listen to Sigler podcasts!
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