Leaguefest – Update, Poll, and Planning
So here we are, two months out from Leaguefest, which means it’s high time to start getting into the nitty gritty of planning this thing. I’m happy to say that there was an overwhelmingly positive response to our plans to have this year’s Leaguefest on June 7-9 in Chicago, although most of you who indicated that you will be attending also stated that you plan on staying with friends or family rather than booking a hotel room. For that reason, I have not gotten a room block at the hotel we’ll be using as our base of operations, the Hyatt Regency Chicago. For those of you that nonetheless would like to stay in the same hotel, there should still be plenty of rooms available, though I encourage you to book as soon as possible.
That leads to the next issue – planning the actual events. Because so many of you will be staying at other locations, the best way to maximize the Space-Awesomeness of the weekend and ensure no one winds up aimlessly wandering the streets of Chicago in search of their fellow Leaguers is going to be to have the full weekend planned out in advance so that everyone knows where and when to meet for each event that they wish to attend.
One thing that will help immensely with that is getting a good sense of when everyone is going to be arriving and leaving. As such, I would greatly appreciate if anyone planning on being in attendance respond to the poll below at their earliest convenience. I myself am currently planning on flying in early Friday morning and flying out early Sunday afternoon, though I can change these flight plans if it looks like not many people will be around on Friday but a lot will be around through Sunday afternoon.Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.
In the comments below, please also identify any activities that you think would be a good idea for a group event. If the activity can only be done at a certain time or on a certain day, please also indicate the time, and if the activity requires any tickets or entry fees, please indicate the amount of those costs and whether tickets must be purchased in advance. Last but not least, I’d like to specifically ask for recommendations on restaurants for a reasonably nice group dinner somewhere close to our base of operations on Saturday night.
Next week, I’ll post a poll to gauge the level of interest in each proposed event, and I’ll use the results of that poll to come up with a formal schedule. Whatever the formal schedule, of course, you are always free to venture off on your own or pick and choose which events you attend.