Don't call it XIII folks!
We may have just celebrated 10 awesome years of TR BBQin' in 2013 but 2016's BBQ will be the 10th one to happen on Lake MI, I
don't need any more reason than that to celebrate the 10th anniversary all over again, do you?
I'm not sure what stops are left to pull out but if I find any I'll try to get rid of them. The revamped live-stream to TR's Twitch channel was a huge success last year so I particularly want to build on that. I want to look at everything, though, anything new or something that is already a feature that we could do even better. Because the shirt thing wasn't for everyone a couple people suggested a 50/50 raffle for fundraising, that could work but I'm open to other options as well. I'm hoping for some kind of 2016 specific TR BBQ apparel, though. Who likes hats?
No collage this year, just one pic, I call it "Serious Bubbles"Update 5/27/16 - Neon Shirts Revealed!
Last year's addition of a fundraiser based on shirts was a pretty big success so I'm happy to announce that we are going to do it again this year! Of course, it wouldn't be the TR BBQ if we didn't ramp it up a notch or two so this year we are doing team jerseys for the fictional Tech Report Thorough Gerbils
! As jerseys, it wouldn't be right if everyone on the team had the exact same one so we've got customizations to choose from! Obviously, you need to be able to get the right size but you can also pick a custom name and number to go on the back as well as your choice of four different colors (shown below). Sizes of this style shirt run from small up to 2XL but if you need a different size we can probably find something similar.
- $50 for shirts
- $30 for hats
- $75 for a shirt and hat combo
We can't have duplicate numbers on the team so numbers on the back of the shirt are first come first serve. You can lock up your shirt choice by using the donation buttons above, be sure to specify size, name, number, and color for each shirt.
I will add the details about everyone getting a shirt in this post so everyone will know what numbers are already taken and so donors can confirm I have their reward correct.
Here's what they look like:
We're also doing hats this year. The hats will be all black but the artwork will share colors with the artwork on the shirt and the thread used to embroider them will be offered with the same choice of neon colors as the shirts so they will match nicely.
Here's what will be on the hats:
They will look something like this (my apologies for not perspective correcting the image):
In the interest of keeping this post clean the full details about the shirts are in this post
(which has the old images and is outdated).
thegleek - thegleek, XXL, #69, blue
idchafee - idchafee, XXL, #20, blue
idchafee - Katelyn, S, #9, blue
zgirl - zgirl, M, #92, blue
Frobozz_Inc - FROBOZZ, XL, #73, green
mrsdrfish - slashrand, M, #12, pink
Forge - Forge, XXL, #64, green
Jeff Kampman - KAMPMAN, M, #88, blueVery Important InfoParking:
1) Let's start with parking, we're going to do the same thing we've done the last couple years, it adds some walking but makes things less complicated overall. Read this post
and this post
from a couple years ago and you'll have all the details.Dates:
2) Our normal sequence of events will be in place too:Friday Evening - Pre-Party 7/22
Anyone that gets into town early and wants to hang out at the cottage and eat some pizza/sushi is welcome!Saturday Early Afternoon - Main Event 7/23
You know the drill, show up between 11:00 and 1:00 and be ready to feast around 2:00.Saturday Night - TR After Dark 7/23
FIRE is the one word to describe this part of the BBQ. We'll be sitting around one on the ground and shooting various kinds into the air.Sunday Morning - Lakeside Breakfast 7/24
Anyone still in the area is invited to come back to the cottage and enjoy an informal breakfast and help put the finishing touches on the cleanup process.Live stream and event schedule:
This spot reserved for a list of events and the times we'll aim for them to occur for the benefit of the live stream.
...and now we start the attendee list!Confirmed:
drfish & Mrs drfish & Ellie
sis_of_fish & Mama Fish & friends
SHOES & family
Sheldomaus & family & friends
idchafee & family & minions
FroBozz_Inc & family
Rious & family & friendsStarfalconJeff KampmanDamage
Mr. RobotUnconfirmed (but likely): Dposcorp
Aranarth & wife
& familyFresh Meat (taking all bets!):
Forgejust brew it!
Losergamer04 & ajaddict83The List
(post in the thread what you are going to bring and I will add your name below so we know everything is covered)
Ribs - zgirl
Burgers - zgirl
Hot dogs - zgirl
Buns - zgirl
Cheese - zgirl
Charcoal - zgirl
Plates - drfish
Napkins - drfish
Silverware - drfish
Garbage bags - drfish
Ice - Ned
Coolers - Multiple attendees
Chairs - Multiple attendees
Tables - Multiple attendees
Firewood - NOT NEEDED
Soda - the, Starfalcon
Water - Ned
Beer - Multiple attendees
Other drinks -
Chips - idchafee, Starfalcon
Deserts - FroBozzes
Cornhole sets - drfish, zgirl, FroBozz_Inc, gleek
Brats/campfire food -
Smores stuff - idchafee
Cooking forks - drfish (some)
Any other food stuffs - Mrs. Shoes bringing THE BEANS
Breakfast supplies for Sunday morning - Grandma fish