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TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread - July 23, 2016

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:18 pm
by drfish
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? :lol: 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"
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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.

Image - $50 for shirts
Image - $30 for hats
Image - $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:
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Color choices:
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Hats!
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:
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They will look something like this (my apologies for not perspective correcting the image):
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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).

Shirt get!
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, blue

Very Important Info

Parking:
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: 8)
drfish & Mrs drfish & Ellie
sis_of_fish & Mama Fish & friends
SHOES & family
Sheldomaus & family & friends
BeechSprout
Captain Ned
idchafee & family & minions
zgirl
thegleek
FroBozz_Inc & family
Rious & family & friends
Starfalcon
Jeff Kampman
Damage & Gyromancer
Mr. Robot

Unconfirmed (but likely): :-?
Dposcorp
Aranarth & wife
LoneWolf15
Inkling & family

Fresh Meat (taking all bets!): ;)
derFunkenstein
Questar
the
chubbyhorse
Cuhulin
Kharnellius

Anti-Confirmed: :(
Forge
just brew it!
Losergamer04 & ajaddict83

The 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
Condiments -
Veggies -
Fruits -
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

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:24 pm
by derFunkenstein
Awesome! Thanks to birthdays being immutable, I know they're all on weekdays in July next year. The 15-17 and the 22-24 should both be possible for my clan and me.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:48 pm
by Captain Ned
Outlook calendar says July is open as well, at least for now.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:15 pm
by Dposcorp
I gotta make this one

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:26 pm
by biffzinker
If I still lived in Michigan I could have made it. :(

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:28 pm
by Damage
Earlier is great! Mid-July-ish would be much easier for us. Might be able to bring the whole family.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:36 am
by thegleek
I'm in! Just gotta lock down a date so I can plan accordingly...

Only dates I can't make it are June 4th weekend (I'll be in capt ned's neck of the woods in New Hampshire)...

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:50 am
by anotherengineer

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:03 pm
by JustAnEngineer
anotherengineer wrote:
Party in Timmins?
http://m.accuweather.com/en/ca/timmins/ ... cast/49542
-8°F = -22°C. :o

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:50 pm
by anotherengineer
JustAnEngineer wrote:
anotherengineer wrote:
Party in Timmins?
http://m.accuweather.com/en/ca/timmins/ ... cast/49542
-8°F = -22°C. :o


lol what? That's not bad, yeah for el nino!! Actually only -3C here today. Last year -40C at night was a too common occurrence for my liking!
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/wea ... io/timmins
We can get into the low +30's C here in July though :) Having said that, 1 year a freak weather pattern came down and brought light flurries on July 1st, I think that was somewhere between 1999-2001??

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 2:38 pm
by LoneWolf15
ZGirl and I still believe in a shirt idea. It needs to say the following on it somewhere:

"You went full Gleek. You *never* go full Gleek." --LoneWolf and Z-Girl, TR BBQ

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:31 am
by drfish
LOL, love that. I've got a few ideas of my own but keeping them under-wraps for now.

Still have a month or two to go before I can set the final date but if anyone has specific suggestions for what weekends in July to specifically target or avoid please let me know.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:27 pm
by zgirl
LoneWolf15 wrote:
"You went full Gleek. You *never* go full Gleek." --LoneWolf and Z-Girl, TR BBQ


THIS!!! This needs to be a thing!

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:01 pm
by drfish
We could collect some more TR quotes and put them all on one shirt to put up for grabs. :)

BTW, still a little over a month away from setting the final date but still planning on July sometime. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, any preferences?

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:58 pm
by zgirl
If possible not the 16th. Not that I could not make it work but there is something floating that weekend. Otherwise any of those dates are good for me.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:34 am
by idchafee
So far my summer looks pretty open

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:45 pm
by Jeff Kampman
Anything but the last week of July is good for me.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:02 pm
by Dposcorp
Jeff Kampman wrote:
Anything but the last week of July is good for me.

I was hoping you would make it, and maybe drag along some of the other new guys as well (Calling Derfunk) :)

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:38 am
by anotherengineer
Dposcorp wrote:
Jeff Kampman wrote:
Anything but the last week of July is good for me.

I was hoping you would make it, and maybe drag along some of the other new guys as well (Calling Derfunk) :)


And the WASSONATOR!!

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:48 am
by thegleek
zgirl wrote:
If possible not the 16th. Not that I could not make it work but there is something floating that weekend. Otherwise any of those dates are good for me.


^ same. the only weekend i am not avail is july 16th weekend. all other dates are doable. ^

also.. Dposcorp never comes anymore. i haven't seen that guy in years. i bet his kid is 10 years old now or something.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 7:28 am
by drfish
Ok, I'm pushing for the 23rd as a final date, will confirm in about a week, then we get serious! :o

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:28 am
by Dposcorp
thegleek wrote:
zgirl wrote:
If possible not the 16th. Not that I could not make it work but there is something floating that weekend. Otherwise any of those dates are good for me.


^ same. the only weekend i am not avail is july 16th weekend. all other dates are doable. ^

also.. Dposcorp never comes anymore. i haven't seen that guy in years. i bet his kid is 10 years old now or something.


But I do drive by your house and throw eggs at it still, in case you were wondering who it was. :)

Yeah, I missed two in a row due to two siblings getting married........all done with that though, so it will have to be something major to get me to miss this time.

Trying to found more interesting things to bring.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:45 am
by thegleek
Dposcorp wrote:
But I do drive by your house and throw eggs at it still, in case you were wondering who it was. :)

Trying to found more interesting things to bring.


hah! nice. all these years i kept telling my wife it was a 30-year old feud that never ends. :)

anyways, things to bring: 1980's arcade games, pcb's from those arcades, 19" arcade monitors with frames intact, test equipment (oscilloscopes, digital multimeters, logic analyzers, etc) if you can :)

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:03 am
by drfish
Just a few more days until I can confirm the date but I'm pretty sure it will be July 23rd.

I also wanted to tease that my sister and I are cooking up two pretty fancy gifts for BBQ fundraising donations since the BBQ shirts went over so well last year. :D

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:13 am
by Aranarth
I should be available all summer.

AFAIK...

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:52 am
by Heiwashin
If you guys are in a truck accessible location I can make it.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:13 am
by Dposcorp
Heiwashin wrote:
If you guys are in a truck accessible location I can make it.

You mean as in Semi? Not sure u can bring it to the house, bet get close and park in a public lot, and someone can grab you on the way in I am sure.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:20 pm
by Heiwashin
Where will it be?

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:23 pm
by Captain Ned
Heiwashin wrote:
Where will it be?

Holland, MI. There's no way you're parking a full rig close to the BBQ location; it's pure residential.

Re: TR BBQ "2nd-10th" - Official Thread

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:33 am
by drfish
July 23rd is the official date of TR BBQ 2nd-10th! :D

That's less than four months already! Plenty of time to make plans to attend, frighteningly close if you are hosting it! :o