RPG should have a convention, someone in the IRC insisted. And then there were numerous jokes about how it was going to be a sausage fest. And then some smartass (me) made reference to some IRC canon rule: there are no girls on the Internet.
Well, after having embarked on a journey where I've met two folks from the Guild with numerous others on the chopping block schedule for later on, I figured I'd open this up to all concerned.
I can't organize a convention and, in fact, I think it'd be silly at this stage since I don't have the credentials or resources to do so nor am I certain that the interest is really founded. HOWEVER, I am going to meet up with a bunch of folks that I call a part of my IRC family. After Sobamushi prettily complained about wanting to meet me, I figured, why the hell not?
So, here's the deets and I'll keep you guys posted as I organize and plan. As people get more serious about attending, I'll make sure you've got a shirt (yes, I made shirts with Jorj) and we'll see what we can do about sleeping arrangements. Obviously travel and food will need to be taken care of and if you've got the money for lodging, that'd be cool, too.
But let's get this party started!
Who: Anyone with half a mind to attend is MORE than welcome to come down. Let me know if you need help working out plans. If you're a minor, there will be additional concerns because of parental units. But since it's only a few hours of hang out time for the official "meat up," and I don't plan on there being alcohol available to those underaged, we'll be sure to give everyone warm fuzzies.
What: An official RPG meet where we can gather in a single room and stare awkwardly at each other and maybe even pretend to be social and/or talk shop about RPing and our other favorite hobbies. Some board games will be available. We'll likely try to do dinner together.
Where: Philly, PA (Specific details to be released to individuals attending and discussed at length as we plan this out.)
When: Tentative dates are the 7th or 8th or the 14th or 15th of December 2013, schedule dependent on those already claiming to attend.
Why: It all has to start somewhere. :3 Better question is, if you've been hanging out with these online personalities for a few months or years, my question to you is, why not? This'll be a nice, safe public place for those nervous about meeting strangers.
If you feel that any of this is inappropriate or misguided, please PM me and I'll make changes accordingly. If you're in or you actually want to make efforts to attend, let me know. For now, until I've got some support, I'll be the only person that can answer questions! If you're interested in helping me organize this or any other meet, let me know. Comments are also welcome. ^^
ALSO: I'm usually in the IRC and can be reached there. ^_^ Feel free to stop by~.