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Wash, DC Slacker Con

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Darth_Stalker, Jan 5, 2004.

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  1. Mistress_Renata

    Mistress_Renata Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you manage all those things, Nave, you'll be doing darn well! Vietnam Memorial is right next to Lincoln Memorial, BTW, so take an extra 10 minutes to look at the Wall. Very moving.

    Holocaust Museum is also open/free, and at THIS time of year, it is easy to get into, since the school trips haven't really started & the families aren't on vacation.

    I love LOC, too... reminds me of the Palace of Naboo...
     
  2. MuttandSolo

    MuttandSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Don't forget the Korean War Memorial on the other side of the Lincoln. A very good one as well, especially the artwork on their wall.

    The Holocaust memorial I don't recommend unless you have a whole day to see it.
     
  3. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    I cried and cried when I went there. :(
     
  4. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, its pretty depressing. :( Actually though a hundred years prior we had Americans doing the same thing just on a smaller scale. For example when Andrew Jackson gave the smallpox contaminated blankets to the Native Americans.
     
  5. Jedi_Satimber

    Jedi_Satimber Jedi Knight star 8

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    well...Andrew Jackson wasn't called Stone Wall for nothing...should have been called Stone Head.
     
  6. MuttandSolo

    MuttandSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Stone Wall and Andrew Jackson are two completely different people!!! :mad:

     
  7. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Stonewall Jackson: Civil War General

    Andrew Jackson: President of the US

    All that money on my history major pays off!
     
  8. MuttandSolo

    MuttandSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    And also, Roger, ANDREW Jackson instituted the 'long walk' that relocated the Cherokee nation from Florida to Oklahoma.
     
  9. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mutt, I'm part Cherokee...I know [face_plain]
     
  10. MuttandSolo

    MuttandSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    What do you know... same here. :)
     
  11. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    oh really? I'm just a white girl. :p
     
  12. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Liz, you don't have any "indian" in you?
     
  13. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    I'm Irish. Talk about mistreated!! Of course, I'm also Norwegian, which means my ancestors pillaged my ancestors...
     
  14. strangebehaviour

    strangebehaviour Jedi Knight star 6

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    nope I am Irish, Polish and French. a white girl. pasty white.
     
  15. MuttandSolo

    MuttandSolo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, let's see:

    I'm german, spanish, and Cherokee. I'm also Dutch and Irish, but as I recently found out, an Irish who's ancestors immigrated from Scotland.

    So thats German, Spanish, Cherokee, Dutch, and Scot-Irish....




    Yeah, I'm a Mutt! :D
     
  16. stateless

    stateless Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm Native American (Hopi and something else, can't remember), Irish, British, German, French, Dutch and who the heck knows what else.

    What's the topic of this thread again? ;)
     
  17. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    D'oh! Yeah lets move this to the random thread...

    Back to SlackerCon... 2 days away!!!! :D
     
  18. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    What time are those not going to the signing getting to Summers? I still haven't decided if I'm going to Olssons or not....
     
  19. stateless

    stateless Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm with you, Eugenia. I'd like to do the signing, but I know it's a small place and it's going to be a zoo and I'm not sure it's worth the trouble. I may just skip the signing and head straight to dinner.

    I know Roger reserved the room for 6pm, so I'd say 6pm. I think Jeff is planning on getting there then.
     
  20. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It would be the best to try to get there around 5:30-5:45 just to have plenty of time to meet up with others. I'll be leading everyone in at 6:00 on the nose (providing that all of those at the singing aren't still stuck in an infinitely long line). I'm hoping that everyone shows up on time rather than some straggling in late and others leaving early and people missing each other entirely.
     
  21. Cinnea

    Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC star 4

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    Right. I'll try to get to the restaurant early - is it under your name, or do you want to give them mine as well? I doubt I'll do the signing - let someone who actually likes the EU go in my place. So, we're definitely doing dinner? Or is it just a private room for hanging out? I should really go there sometime... (I'm the most clueless Event Coordinator today, forgive me)
     
  22. stateless

    stateless Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well if people show up late, they should know the name of our reservation so they can go to the restaurant and get in. Or we could tell the restaurant people that if anyone asks for SlackerCon (hehehe) so show them to our room.
     
  23. Darth_Stalker

    Darth_Stalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yes it is in my name... My actual real life name, "Roger Sharp" for those of you confused by all the aliases :p
     
  24. Nave

    Nave Jedi Youngling star 1

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    We'll probably only do the 2 memorials and the washington monument (unless my two companions want to do the other memorials) and one museum. Guess who has to be in at work 2 hours early on Monday :(

    Boo on them.

    Least it'll be 2-4.5 hrs of overtime :)

    2 more days!! :D

    Nave
     
  25. fakename99

    fakename99 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Mr. Sharp - I plan on going to Summers, but I will not be staying the whole time. I will be heading over after the signing and I know where Summers is so you do not need to lead me. Unless you are getting a long rope and we all have to hold on to it walking from the signing to the restaurant.
     
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