Chic, IL CapriCon Volunteer Thread

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  1. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Calling all Chicago Forcers!
    Chicago Force will be running the ConSuite at Capricon (www.capricon.org) this year. For those that have never attended a Capricon, a ConSuite is a gathering place for con goers that serves food, drinks and snacks. Capricon is a four day event,and we are looking for volunteers in our efforts to throw a great ConSuite.
    > The con takes place from Jan 29, 2004 to Feb 1st, 2004 in Arlington Heights at the Sheraton hotel. We will be setting up Wednesday the January 28th and tear down will be on Sunday.
    We will have a lot of areas to cover that weekend to bring this all together which will include:
    Food Preparation
    Food Serving
    Clean-up/Set-up
    Special ConSuite Events
    Meal Delivery for Vendors
    General Gophering
    And More That We Haven't Thought of Yet

    In addition we are looking for volunteers that can help in advance, which include
    Set Construction
    Food Contacts
    Transportation
    And More That We Haven't Thought of Yet

    Volunteers during the con must be a con attendee, so you must plan to get a badge. Tweleve hours of time qualifies for a reimbursment of badge price.
    Right now I am looking to see who is interested in helping out, and in what
    area your interest lies. Do you have your own Cotton Candy machine, let us know. Do you have a burning desire to help make sandwiches during the con, let us know. And when I say let us know, I mean let ME know. So please email me at jediautobot@chicagoforce.org if you would like to contribute your time and effort to this event.
  2. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    I'll let you know alright.
  3. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    ....and remind me to talk to you about it Sunday at the Black Sun Syndicate meeting....

    we do have a tendency to get carried away on our "toys"...but will have to leave some time for Capricon discussion....

  4. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    D'oh!

    I just realized I forgot capricon's website, which has now been added.
  5. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    Me and my dad might be able to put in some volenteer time, but we might not be able to come too early on thursday because thats one of my finals days, but Friday I have off. So more then likely we will be there.
  6. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    I might be able to help i just have questions on like the party or what ever and like everyone stayed at the hotel last year i mean what would i do worst come to worst i could stay at my cousins that is AH to but i would perfer not to go there.
  7. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    dude, learn how to use periods. that made no sense.
  8. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Dude, learn how to capitalize; it will make more sense.
  9. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Dudes, chill.

    :D

    So anyway, it should be lots of fun.
  10. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    Carrie...




    Oh, phooey, I can't be mean to Carrie! :p She's so nice and she buys me ARC Troopers with white clones. :D
  11. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Shhh. I don't want it getting it around that I am nice.

    I'm evil, really, you can see it in my eyes. :D
  12. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Okay, it only took 6 posts before the thread got off track. So let me try to steer it back.

    We are also interested in decorators for decorating before the con. If you do not have mad decorating skillz, we are still looking for your computer junk. Yes any junk that looks techie. Cables, keyboards, circuits, whatever. But be aware, this is a permanment, stuff go bye-bye thing. This stuff will be glued/painted/scraped and generally no longer usuable in pursuit of that techno look for Bespin. So if you cannot contribute time, you can contribute stuff.
  13. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I will search my Warranty scrap stuff....(that is Chrysler Warranty car parts)...you would be amazed at what kinds of technology go into cars these days....if you guys get together before the Con to work on the "set decoration"....make sure to pm or e-mail me....perhaps I can help with that....

    I can also provide some $ for food....

    we never got on track to talk about Volunteer time at the Black Sun meeting...no surprise there....when you get a room full of toy junkies....

    but the annoucement that you need "tech" stuff is a step....something I can do now....

    I will have to go over my schedule and see what time I have...I have a bad feeling that Sunday of the Con is all that I am going to have....bummer....
  14. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    There will be a decorating meeting held this upcoming Sunday. This is intended mostly as a planning meeting for decorating, figuring out how to do things, who can do them and when, and maybe sending projects home with people. If a pickup truck/mini-van appears, a trip to Home Depot will be included to do some of the big item shopping. If not, there might be a small trip for smaller items. Please email our design mistress blackrosegeneral@hotmail.com if you are interested in attending or have some ideas to give.
  15. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    um, How about I just pass out food then? I really dont care, but I don't have that much time to put into this other then the day of the convention.
  16. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    That is not a problem, it's just that some people won't have time to help when the convention is going on. There is plenty of stuff to go around, don't feel like you have to help out in every facet of the con to make a contribution. Every helping hand counts.
  17. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    I'll be there for set-up and take-down, with a possibility to party a bit on that Saturday.
  18. TheExecutor Jedi Knight

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    I would love to volunteer my time with this endeavor. I will defiantly help with Food Contacts, Food Preparation, and set-up of the con-suite.
  19. Amber_eyes Jedi Master

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    I'll check to see if my ex left anything stored around the house from his old ham radios. If so, it is soooo out of here!!!!!
  20. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    I'm sure the ham has gone bad by now. Probably green and fuzzy if any traces are to be found.

    I'll be at the planning thingy Sunday.
  21. Amber_eyes Jedi Master

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    That ham went bad a long time ago, which is why he's my ex.
  22. flippingyodacola Jedi Knight

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    Does SithMan hate me? Or is it just his way of being nice?
  23. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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  24. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    On the Food front:

    We?re still getting info together on what we?ll be serving, but we definitely need help on the following front:

    Food: Looking for contacts:
    Chips/ Pretzels
    Soda (cans only): Anyone have any contacts with distributors? Both Coke and Pepsi
    Popcorn
    Ice Cream
    Salsa
    Any other food suggestions???

    Equipment:
    Crock pots ? any size, but larger ones preferred.
    Hot plates
    Fondu pots.
    Microwaves
    Small refrigerators.
    Plates/cups/napkins
    Cotton Candy Machine
    Snow Cone machine




    The equipment would be needed Wednesday through Sunday afternoon.
  25. Amber_eyes Jedi Master

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    Oct 22, 2001
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    My crock pot is at your beck & call.
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