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Old 2008.02.25, 08:02 PM   #1
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NekoCon 11: November 7-9 2008

Nekocon 11 is rolling around, and this time I'd like to plan some events ahead of time. I have a lot of responsibilities during the convention, so I can help plan but I may not be able to help run the track all weekend. Soundwave should be able to work the track though.

I want to run some qualifying heats for the newbies on Saturday and then have a main event on Sunday. If there's enough interest this year from the miniz community, I'd also like to run some races for the pros. I'm going to see about getting trophies and prizes for these events, too. Shouldn't be a problem.

What kind of race events would you guys like? Aside from the track we'll have our normal events, video game rooms, dances, dealer's room, cosplay, etc. Plus some new and exciting stuff in the works that I can't talk about

We should be in Hall B again, with approximately 60'x60' of the room for us (the dots on the floor plan are 30' apart).
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Old 2008.03.09, 10:38 PM   #2
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the ideas are boundless here.... i will be there for sure. we may have peeked the interest of several others as well.
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Old 2008.03.10, 07:10 PM   #3
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Well, let's figure out what we want to do with the time and space. We won't have the money to do some of the things I wanted to do, but I'm still planning on getting trophies and some prizes. I want to have two events, one for the pros and one for the ams. I'd like to give an amateur an RTR. Don't know what kind of prize the pros would like, other than a trophy.

What kind of race do we want to run? Unfortunately, we can't turn the lights out in Hall B, so we can't run a night course.
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Old 2008.03.14, 09:35 AM   #4
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i ws thinking that that maybe we could do something similar to the body spec races we haev in dc only require an anime theme to them. we have an unofficial 80's these format for our upcoming van race
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Old 2008.03.14, 06:40 PM   #5
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I recently heard from a guy here in Virginia Beach who has a couple of Ls and is building a banked oval. Maybe some Nascar action? Byebye should like that.
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Old 2008.04.12, 10:21 AM   #6
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I had an idea of asking some other clubs to start up a Mid-Atlantic Points Series, or club tour. Three to four events per year, each one hosted by a different club in the mid Atlantic area.

I think this would be a great way for people to meet each other, cross pollinate skills and ideas, and have a good time.

The DCGTG hosts several events already.
SCRC's event would be Nekocon. It's really the only time we have the facilities.
Would Charlottesville, Dorks on Wheels, Charm City, or Hotwheels Hobby be interested in participating?
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Old 2008.07.08, 04:45 PM   #7
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Nekocon has signed two musical acts for this year Echo Stream and making their North American debut, GPKISM. They'll be performing Friday and Saturday night.

On the Miniz front, we've got a lot more track, and a lot more cars. I've acquired two loaner cars for attendees to drive on on a separate track from the rest of us (Thanks, VAzRACER!). I'm going to get at least one more. I'm also going to buy an RTR to give away as a prize.

Unfortunately I'm running two departments this year and likely to end up in the fetal position and a catatonic state by Saturday. We could seriously use some more volunteers to help keep the cars rolling. Not asking anyone to loan out their own equipment, I'll provide that stuff. Just keep the cars moving as best you can and answers lots of questions from attendees. This is a great opportunity to promote miniz racing to a lot of people (especially since our attendance should jump this year as a result of having the musical acts). Volunteer staff get a free membership to the convention. Just work six-eight hours a day (and by work I mean play with minizs). If you can only make it one or two days, that's cool. If you need crash space, I can try to help. My wife and I have the staff suite at the hotel next door. I'm looking for two or three more people. I feel like I'm putting Arch on the spot because I won't be able to help out much

Still looking for feedback about what kind of event you guys would like to have here (if any). I can't get the group discount any lower (it's pretty low already) but we can offer a lot for that money. 12 hour enduro? No problem. Two days 12 hours each? Also no problem. Giant track? Okay. November's HFAY? Easy. We can do just about anything except turn off the lights.
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Old 2008.09.22, 08:10 AM   #8
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Now that the PN East coast regional is in the books and with only the NCRC ALS charity event left to complete it is time to focus on the NEKOCON which will be held in early November. The 7-9th I believe. Here is a great opportunity to meet and compete with recers from up and down the coast in a low pressure yet wide open event designed to promote the scale and generally just have a good time.

We are hoping for a little involvement from the big K and anyone else that might want to contribute. We just need to remember that the event is to promote the hobby and particularly the scale.

For particular's about fee's and accommadations contact the host group. I am working on plaques for trophies. The format at this point is an open comp theme in ASC, F-1 and Pan. This could be altered to fit participation so if you are planning on or even think you might attend then please post those intent's here so that adjustments can be made if needed.

Thank's for the time and see you at the NEKOCON
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Old 2008.09.24, 08:14 AM   #9
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Hey guys, here's the registration information. The racer group rate is $28 (at door is $45). This is for a full membership, Friday Saturday and Sunday and access to all events. Mail in must be post marked by the 30th, Paypal is good until October 15th. I'll try to get an extension on the mail in.
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This will be a great opportunity to introduce people to our hobby, meet other hobbyists and have a great weekend of racing, concerts, and fun If you have any questions or problems, please don't hesitate to drop me a line.
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Old 2008.09.24, 04:21 PM   #10
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Mail in extended to October 25th post mark.
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Old 2008.10.06, 02:06 PM   #11
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NekoCon RC racing

What days are you going to race?
What hours are you going to race?
Have you had many people sign up?
It does seem like a nice time to meet people with the same interest, Please up date us with all possible info.
We are trying to bring 3 or 4 people from the myrtle beach, sc area, so the sooner we have info, the better.
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Old 2008.10.06, 03:32 PM   #12
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Racing will be Friday noon to 1am, Saturday 9am to 1am, and Sunday 9am to 3pm. Mleemor is running the main events, so I'll deffer to him for day/hours. We're working on a Motegi layout. I don't know how many sign ups we have right now.
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Old 2008.10.06, 03:49 PM   #13
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I hope the organized racing takes place during some regular hours, lol. My wife wont be too happy if I drag her out of town and then leave her alone until the wee hours of the morning.
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Old 2008.10.06, 03:51 PM   #14
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lol No, those are the hours the track is open. The events will, I'm sure, be during more reasonable hours.
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Cool! I hope we can make it up and bring a couple of our friends with us.
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