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Title: PorcFest 2013
Post by: FrugalFannie on July 09, 2012, 07:02:35 pm
Who's going?

Dates are June 17th - 23rd!
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: Ward Griffiths on July 12, 2012, 04:52:04 pm
I'll be there.  Hopefully by then I'll be full time in NH selling chili out of a truck all over the state.  Naomi also wants to try it again.  Knowing the dates we can try and reserve one of the motel rooms before they all run out.  The rented trailer this year was great, but there's something to be said for a full size shower.

Edited, because somehow I left out the word "chili".
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: TJames on July 12, 2012, 09:30:03 pm
Would it be appropriate for me to set up my premoving yard sale there?
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: FrugalFannie on July 13, 2012, 02:04:50 pm
Why not?
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: Liberty603 on July 13, 2012, 02:53:07 pm
Would it be appropriate for me to set up my premoving yard sale there?

How much stuff do you have?

I've thought of setting up a "consignment store" type of site, as I imagine there are a good number of attendees who have stuff to sell but not enough to justify renting and tending their own site. I know this already happens informally between vendors, but seems like more people might participate if it was organized/promoted.

If anyone has interest in this idea (either stuff to sell, or interest in organizing/running it), drop me a line :)
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: TJames on July 13, 2012, 03:58:36 pm
How much do I have? Interesting question.

I own maybe a third of a yard sale. All my possessions can fit snugly in my bedroom. I don't have much silver and that is part of why I asked if this would fit at porcfest. I haven't been there yet but I thought the whole thing was largely trading. But maybe I have enough to come home richer.
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: FrugalFannie on July 13, 2012, 09:23:12 pm
There is more selling at PorcFest than trading.

I actually saw no trading really. We did cook some farm fresh eggs for someone who forgot their skillet in exchange for the rest of their farm fresh eggs. We also exchanged some eggs and cooking of some bacon, for the rest of someone's bacon. But mostly there was a lot of straight up selling. Currency varied between FRNs, silver coins, rounds, shire silver, copper, etc.
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: Ward Griffiths on July 14, 2012, 11:19:22 am
I'll sell my chili for any medium of exchange that can be found and mutually agreed upon (bitcoins, beer, books &c).  While chili is the world's most perfect food, I realize that a balanced diet is necessary and eggs and bacon make fine side dishes.  Especially topped with or on top of chili.

Am I a bit of a one-note Johnny?  Yeah.  I found my niche.
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: robin.freiheit on July 14, 2012, 07:07:36 pm
I am hoping to be there, and I am hoping to be vending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: FrugalFannie on July 14, 2012, 10:31:18 pm
We will be veding again.

Adding lunch and dinner. Trying to accomodate the vegetarians and anyone who wishes to have something other than bacon all day, every day.

We will be posting our menu and welcome feedback!
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: TheMagicBullet on July 20, 2012, 02:18:14 pm
Considering setting up a tent area with some space to play nerdy games, maybe have a couple tvs with a couple consoles set up. The idea would be to host tournaments/game sessions and have people chip in for playing. Does this sound interesting to anyone?
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: Ward Griffiths on July 20, 2012, 11:12:02 pm
Considering setting up a tent area with some space to play nerdy games, maybe have a couple tvs with a couple consoles set up. The idea would be to host tournaments/game sessions and have people chip in for playing. Does this sound interesting to anyone?

How about some really classic stuff?  I can supply some old early 80s Tandy Color Computers and a gagload of games.  Also have a TI-99/4A or two of Lisa's, but haven't inventoried the adjacent box of carts.  (I could also supply an old TRS-80 Model One and a lot of games, but it's easier to bring a USB key with the xtrs emulator and enough software that would fill several Xerox boxes in tape and floppy format and play them on a bigger screen).

By the way, if anybody's in the market for a TRS-80 Model One, this one was still booting floppies the last time I fired it up about six months back.  By serial number I estimate it came off the line in the third quarter of 1978.  It's surplus to my needs at this time.
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: TheMagicBullet on July 21, 2012, 10:12:58 am
Holy cow, that's awesome!! If there's enough interest, that sounds great. Still debating whether it's worth investing in a big enough canopy, etc...obviously we will have to have very solid rainproofing with all the electronics and paper cards, etc that would be around.
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: rank420 on July 21, 2012, 02:08:40 pm
Would it be appropriate for me to set up my premoving yard sale there?

Just remember to bring a pop up canopy incase of rain.

We should be down for porcfest 2013, I want to bring the whole family and do that for our family vacation.

Finally get down there and find out exactly where we want to live in the next year.

Are you selling all your stuff and moving to nh right after then? What area did you decide on? I am still stuck wanting something in between keene/manch area.

Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: TJames on July 26, 2012, 12:32:53 pm
Considering setting up a tent area with some space to play nerdy games, maybe have a couple tvs with a couple consoles set up. The idea would be to host tournaments/game sessions and have people chip in for playing. Does this sound interesting to anyone?

Yeah but I can be a bit of a miser.  :D
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: TheMagicBullet on July 28, 2012, 04:50:47 pm
I doubt it would be much of a charge, and we would likely accept other forms of currency if that helps. Still considering if getting the equipment is worth it.
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: Floridian on July 28, 2012, 09:09:42 pm
Who's going?

Dates are June 17th - 23rd!

Sounds like fun!  I would love to be there.
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: widdie on October 17, 2012, 10:58:14 am
ME!!  And hopefully it won't be as much of a drive this year!  ;)

Considering vending, but not sure yet...
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: dalebert on October 17, 2012, 11:02:36 am
I'll be there. Haven't missed one other than the very first.
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: K. Darien Freeheart on October 22, 2012, 03:42:08 am
2013 will be my 5th Porcfest.

At this rate, I'll only be there for 6 hours, but I'll enjoy it more than every other Porcfest. :P
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: crossonscout on October 27, 2012, 02:01:11 pm
I cannot wait for this! :-)
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: semiautomagic on November 06, 2012, 01:07:18 pm
I plan to make PorcFest 2013 my first visit to NH, and my first step toward joining FSP.  I’m considering Liberty Forum as well, though the timing might clash with professional responsibilities.
Title: Re: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: VoluntaryMan on December 11, 2012, 11:45:43 am
I'll be back for my second visit, can't wait!
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: FrugalFannie on December 29, 2012, 07:37:33 pm
We will be looking to hire some people this year. Cashier/s, prep, clean up, etc. Also might be interested in a cook or 2 depending on how many of my semi-committed friends come through. Cook's must  have experience.
Title: Re: PorFest 2013
Post by: 10stateswithnh on December 30, 2012, 12:10:43 am
Considering setting up a tent area with some space to play nerdy games, maybe have a couple tvs with a couple consoles set up. The idea would be to host tournaments/game sessions and have people chip in for playing. Does this sound interesting to anyone?

I recommend you just charge people for the time they'll be in the tent and then leave it up to the people there what to play, or have a schedule set if certain games are going to be certain days and times. You could have people reserve chair time before the actual event so that you have some expectation of how much money you'll get out of it, that would help with the decision of what kind of tent to get, or if you're even going to do it. If you had internet too, that would be another plus. Then people could also pay a small rental if they use your games or just bring their own.

I really like your idea - I'm in 3 boardgame meetup groups and I would probably bring a few games (though it's way too soon to know how many days I'll have off from work, I'll almost definitely be there Friday to Sunday, and hopefully the whole week).
Title: Re: PorcFest 2013
Post by: TheMagicBullet on February 01, 2013, 10:38:07 pm
We're probably not going to do this idea...last year we spent a significant amount of time volunteering and this year we're just looking forward to relaxing with no schedule for the week. Plus it would require spending a lot of $$ for a lot of gear, a lot of time invested in set up and tear down on what's supposed to be a vacation. We'll just have to entertain folks by the campfire as our contribution to Porcfest's awesomeness.