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  1. #91
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodman1369 View Post
    They Do often meet in the conference room...sometimes till early morning...as in 4AM!
    I guess that's why nothing much happens at SELEM until after lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kecked View Post
    Well....ok....I think I might actually come this year. First time.
    Would be great to see you there, Marc! Tons of cool stuff going on this year, including an expanded "home-build display area" in the cafeteria. Basically think Hackerspace meets Maker Faire only with less organization and more lasers! And that's in addition to all the other, more typical SELEM activities.

    Quote Originally Posted by rodman1369 View Post
    Any word on hotel discounts?
    We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express as usual. Give them a call and mention you are with the "SELEM laser group". This year I specifically asked for some of the rooms for our group to be on the first floor near the conference room. Figured that would be more convenient *and* would cut down on the noise complaints for other guests, since we tend to get rather loud in the lounge and the conference room late at night...

    Quote Originally Posted by 10Fenny View Post
    I got a Honda element I might sleep in.. is there a parking lot I could use? Ha.
    You can sleep in the parking lot at the venue if you want. Although you might want to see about splitting a room with someone instead. I think you'll want some air-conditioning when you try to sleep!

    Quote Originally Posted by rodman1369 View Post
    Looking for a roommate.
    See? Rodney is looking to split a room....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazerjock View Post
    you might miss out on the late night conference room LEM's.
    Which is definitely a big part of the fun, assuming you are one of those folks who can stay awake that long. I usually drop in on the first night and the last night, but otherwise I need to crash at the Trotthouse as soon as we close up shop at the venue, or else I won't be conscious in time to open things up at 10 AM the following morning!

    Quote Originally Posted by rodman1369 View Post
    They had a bunch of APC 40s and the like set up so peeps could control lasers in Club SELEM last year...had to pry fingers off buttons to shut 'er down on some nights!
    This year will be the same. Several consoles set up so people can play. Also thinking about buying a few bean-bag chairs (assuming we have the budget) so folks can lounge around and watch the beams in there...

    And yeah, shutting down Club-SELEM every night is often a bit of a challenge! No one ever wants to leave... (Can't say I blame them though. It's pretty damned awesome in there!)

    Adam

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    Quote Originally Posted by buffo View Post
    We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Express as usual. Give them a call and mention you are with the "SELEM laser group".
    What's the group rate? I just made a regular reservation at about $105/night.

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    Hey Hank - I thought I had it written down, but I can't find it. (Sorry!) I know it wasn't a huge discount...

    They might have already given you the group rate though, based on the dates you booked. I would still give them a call and ask just to be sure...

    Adam

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