[yapc] arrival dinner herding

Jim Martinez jjm at dcp.ufl.edu
Thu Jun 22 15:04:49 PDT 2006

How much for kids to attend the arrival dinner, say a 6 year old and a 2 
year old?

Just Another Proud Papa,

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006, Uri "Gutt" Guttman wrote:

> if you have ever been to a yapc arrival dinner, then you have 
> experienced the thrill that is herding hackers through the rolling 
> plains in a major city. so here is my super sekrit plan which you will 
> tell no one else lest they actually arrive at the arrival dinner. can i 
> trust you not to leak?
> we will meet in the lobby of one of the dorm's (which one is better for 
> this?) before 6pm on sunday june 25 (that is 3 days from now!!). we will 
> leave IO::Promptly at 6pm and migrate to the nearest redline El stop 
> which is not far. we will need pathfinders who know the way and ropers 
> to keep the stragglers from getting lost in the many deep river 
> crossings. we can arm you with sharks with laser beams (every herder is 
> given a laser courtesy of stonehenge!). we will get on a redline train 
> and take it to the stop nearest goose island (the one for wrigley park 
> as goose island is near there). we detrain (learning python counts as 
> detraining) and go on a long forced march (about 4 blocks) to goose 
> island. we should be able to herd you all over there by 7pm. there is 
> little leeway for error. if you do not follow the herd you may be 
> exposed to the real world which can be very painful. so stay near your 
> fellow mongers on this trip.
> after the arrival dinner, you can join the anti-arrival dinner crowd in 
> their anarchist revelries! you can crawl or EL your way home or 
> elsewhere on your own. we have the room from 7-9pm but they will not 
> shoot you if you dawdle. they just request you crawl over to the main 
> bar area or outside at a reasonable time.
> good news on the payment setup. josh is going to pay for the whole thing 
> as a yapc expense so we don't pay sales tax (9+%!!). yeah for josh! but 
> this means we have to pay josh (or rather yapc). so we be selling (goose 
> island required) wristbands at the door to the room for $30. this should 
> cover everything (we got hit with a $75 server fee for the 
> bartender/waitron since we didn't order a drink package). but we don't 
> have to pay the sales tax. $30 might be a touch over the total bill so 
> you can either donate then extra buck or two to tpf (hey we can make a 
> profit on the arrival dinner!) or you can be a cheap bastard and ask for 
> your refund. and we won't announce the names of anyone asking for a 
> refund! and if we have some laptops there (gosh, think there might be 
> one or two in this crowd?) we can accept payment by credit card to the 
> tpf donation site. but cash will still be better and easier. another 
> reason for the $30 figure is to keep it easy :).
> and remember, you will have fun or else!
> your chairman of the federal yapc reserve fund,
> uri
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