Dragon*Con FanForce Dinner

Discussion in 'FanForce Conventions' started by Minacia_Brightstar, Jul 28, 2002.

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  1. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    The Atlanta FanForce chapter will be hosting a dinner for all FanForce and JC folks who will be visiting Atlanta to attend Dragon*Con.

    The FanForce dinner will be held on Friday, August 30th, at 7:30PM. The location will be Trader Vic's, a restaurant located inside the Atlanta Hilton, which is just a sort walk away from the Marriott and Hyatt where the con is being held. The exact address for the Hilton is Courtland & Harris Streets, NE, Atlanta GA.

    The cost of the meal will be $38.10 per person (tax & tip included). It can be paid at the time of the meal.

    Now, I know this sounds pricey, but this is a nice "sit down" meal. No one is required to pay for the meal, if all you want to do is drop by to visit. However, if at least 35 people RSVP to pay for the meal, we will have a private room, with our own servers.

    Here is the menu that we, along with the Trader Vic's management, have put together:

    Everyone will get all of the following "tidbits":
    • 1 spare rib

    • 2 crab rangoons

    • 1 egg roll

    Everyone will get a choice of one of the following "starters":
    • Trader Vic's Mixed Greens w/ Javanese dressing

    • Won-Ton soup with snow peas, black mushrooms, cha sui pork

    And finally, everyone will get a choice of one of the following entrees:
    • Atlantic Salmon, steamed Cantonese style w/ ginger and green onions

    • New York Pepper Steak (USDA Prime) w/ Cognac pepper sauce

    • Kung Pao Chicken served w/ peppers and peanuts and a hot, spicy sauce

    • Trader Vic's vegetable stir fried rice

    • Stir Fried Chicken w/ snow peas and bok choy

    Any alcoholic drinks or dessert will cost extra. More information about Trader Vics can be found at tradervics.com.

    Anyone who is affiliated with FanForce or the JC is invited to join us.

    Please RSVP by August 20th to minacia@hothlantarebels.com. Please let me know whether you will be paying for the meal, or if you will just be stopping by to visit with us. Remember, if we have at least 35 folks attending who will be paying for a meal, we will be given a private room.

    If you have any questions, post them here, or you can send me a private message or an e-mail.

    For more information about Dragon*Con, go to dragoncon.org

    I hope to see all of you at Dragon*Con! :)

  2. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Well, I'm thinking of going, but I have to admit that the price is a bit more than I would expect. On the other hand, it would be fun to hang out with other Fan Forcers and get to know some of you face to face! :)

    But I'll keep it in mind and make a decision before the 20th.
  3. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    When we were planning this, we tried to keep the price down as much as possible. But, finding a nice place to eat, along with good service, isn't the easiest thing to accomplish in downtown Atlanta. The management of Trader Vic's has been very nice to work with, and they have promised us that we will get better service with the set up and menu that we have worked out than if we just walked in or made "regular" reservations.

    Last year, we had a simple FanForce get-together in the Hyatt restaurant on the Saturday of Dragon*Con. The restaurant itself wasn't that busy, but the service was horrible anyway. We waited for over an hour just to get our food. We probably would have waited longer, if one of the folks from the New York FanForce hadn't taken one of the servers to task. That being said, it was great hanging out with FanForce folks from all over the country. The conversation and company more than made up for the terrible service at the restaurant. :)

    I do hope that you'll join us at the dinner. DarthJurist. :)

  4. Calixte Jedi Youngling

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    May 3, 2002
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    Looking forward to meeting other FF Chapter members at the dinner!

  5. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    May 23, 2001
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    I'm very glad that you are coming! I'll see you there! :D
  6. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    UPDATE

    The deadline to RSVP for the FanForce dinner at Dragon*Con has been extended to Tuesday, August 27th, at 8:00 PM. So, if there are any of you who are interested in attending, please RSVP by that time.

    Thanks! :)
  7. Minacia_Brightstar Jedi Youngling

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    May 23, 2001
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    ANOTHER UPDATE!

    Hi everybody! :)

    There has been a change in plans for the FanForce dinner that the Atlanta FanForce is hosting this Friday night.

    It will still be held at 7:30 PM at Trader Vic's, which is inside the Atlanta Hilton. However, instead of paying a set price of $38.10 and having a limited menu, everyone will be able to order off the normal menu. So, you can order as little or as much food as you would like. Because of this, we will not have a private room, but we do have "regular" reservations. This change will make service a bit slower, but should make the picky eaters in the group happy. ;)

    Please, even if you're just going to drop by and have a drink, send me an e-mail to let me know, so that we will have an idea just how many people will be coming.

    Thanks, and I'll see everyone at Dragon*Con! :)
  8. Calixte Jedi Youngling

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    May 3, 2002
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    Me and Natasha will see you tomorrow night! We're definitely in! Looking forward to meeting everyone!
    Jenni
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