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TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:19 pm
by drfish
Official Date 8/15/15

Reservations for the cottage are opening up early this year so even though it's slightly premature we need to talk dates for the summer... Based on a rather significant birthday of a certain VIP I'm thinking August 8th, 15th or 22nd would be best with the 15th probably being the best option of the three. Speak up though, we want to give as many people as possible a chance to attend (and Sheldon isn't really that important). :D

UPDATE 7/19/15: Get your shirt on!

This year we're doing a BBQ first and offering custom designed t-shirts to attendees as a fundraiser to help cover costs. The only way to get a shirt is to make a donation to the BBQ using PayPal (no freebies, not even for VIPs), the shirt is your gift thanking you for the donation. After you donate send me a PM confirming what you want (size, style, qty) and the email address/name the donation will come through as. I'll list the shirts people are getting in this post as they come in so everyone can confirm I've got it right. Shirts are only available to attendees.

The deadline for ordering the shirts is the end of the month, Friday 7/31 at noon.

Image - $34 for Natural & Royal Blue Print (all sizes)
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Image - $37.50 for Royal Blue Tye-Dye & Chocolate Brown Print (all sizes)
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Shirt get!
thegleek - 1x tye-dye XL
The Frobozz's - 1x tye-dye XL & 1x 2XL
The Shoe's - natural 1x L & 1x XL
idchafee - tye-dye 1x XL & 1x S
Captain Ned - 1x tye-dye 4XL
Damage - tye-dye 1x L
Milo Burke - natural 2x M
zgirl - 2x natural L & 1x tye-dye M
just brew it! - 1x tye-dye L

UPDATE 6/16/15: Ok time to get this thread whipped into shape.

1) Let's start with parking, we're going to do the same thing we did last year, it adds some walking but makes things less complicated overall. Read this post and this post from last year and you'll have all the details.
2) I plan to have the same semi-live photo gallery updates as last year, they will be here: http://bbq.dr_fish.speedymail.org/2015/
3) Our normal sequence of events will be in place too:
Friday Evening - Pre-Party 8/14
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 8/15
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 8/15
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 8/16
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.

...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
Aranarth & wife
just brew it!
Starfalcon
LoneWolf15
thegleek
FroBozz_Inc & family
dashbarron
Damage
Rious & family & friends

Unconfirmed (but likely): :-?
Dposcorp
DashTrash
jss21382

Fresh Meat (taking all bets!): ;)
geekl33tgamer
Milo Burke & edi_sanz
BodaciousCowboy
Westbrook348 & Family
Kharnellius

Anti-Confirmed: :(
ClickClick5
Dizzytaz00

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 - Captain Ned
Coolers - Multiple attendees
Chairs - Multiple attendees
Tables - Multiple attendees
Firewood - idchafee
Soda - Starfalcon, idchafee
Water - Captain Ned, idchafee
Beer - Multiple attendees
Other drinks - LoneWolf15
Chips - FroBozz_Inc, Starfalcon, LoneWolf15
Condiments - Milo Burke
Veggies - Rious & family
Fruits - Kharnellius
Deserts - Rious & family
Cornhole sets - drfish, zgirl, FroBozz_Inc, gleek
Brats/campfire food - LoneWolf15
Smores stuff - Milo Burke
Cooking forks - dashbarron
Any other food stuffs - Mrs. Shoes bringing THE BEANS
Breakfast supplies for Sunday morning - Grandma fish

Obligatory collage...
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Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 12:23 pm
by Captain Ned
I'm in for 8/15.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:52 pm
by Captain Ned
OK, experiment here. Does this get more responses stickied (and not on the front page "Top Threads") or not.

De-stickied for the moment with a recent post to push it to the top.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:12 pm
by idchafee
that is a **** awful picture of me.

At the moment all dates look OK

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:24 am
by drfish
I had two options with you and The Cup, I chose the flushing one because your face was identical in both. :)

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:26 am
by ClickClick5
I'm in for the 15th too.
Aug works better for me.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:20 am
by Starfalcon
Sounds good for me

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:35 pm
by zgirl
All three dates work for me. Right now my summer is going to be rather uneventful this year but I will keep all three weekends open in August until I hear a date.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:05 pm
by Aranarth
You pick one of those and I'll show up... :D

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:10 am
by just brew it!
As of now all 3 are open for me. However there is a chance that I will have a conflict on the 22nd; that is one of the possible dates for the annual craft beer festival here in neighboring Plainfield IL, where I have given brewing demos since the fest's inception. I'm guessing that the 29th is more likely for the fest, so we're probably OK regardless... but the brewing demos have priority (sorry).

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:30 pm
by Hoser
Has a Canadian member shown up to this yet?

Every year I end up not being able to go because of stuff coming up.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 2:40 pm
by idchafee
is 8/15 the final date?

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:05 pm
by drfish
I won't be able to confirm that until March 1st or a little after. :-? I'll venture to say probably.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:04 pm
by LoneWolf15
I will make any one of those three days work. Thankfully, most of my younger cousins have had their weddings in the past few years, so this summer should be empty.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:26 am
by drfish
I'm 99% sure 8/15 is the final date.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:56 am
by drfish
Confirmed, 8/15/15 is the official date!

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ Official Thread

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:05 am
by Captain Ned
drfish wrote:
Confirmed, 8/15/15 is the official date!

Post title edited. Reservations made.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:02 pm
by LoneWolf15
Written on my calendar. :D

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:31 pm
by idchafee
I shall be in attendance, Wasson Cup in tow. I forgot it on the Disneyworld trip, but I still have some decent pics of its travels.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:25 pm
by sis_of_fish
I visited the cottage/beach a few days ago, took photos while there, and Fish suggested I post some here for those curious as to the current status of the BBQ's favorite venue...

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So, yeah, that's the drop down from the beach's main level of sand to the actual shoreline. The lake still has a decent coating of ice, so the shoreline might change a bit before summer arrives, but probably not by much. I am unsure if our cottage "committee" has plans to alter this situation at all, so prepare for another steep climb this year if you plan to play in the lake!
And the rest of the short album, for those interested: http://imgur.com/a/lfZa7 (cuz doggies!)

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:56 am
by ClickClick5
idchafee wrote:
I shall be in attendance, Wasson Cup in tow. I forgot it on the Disneyworld trip, but I still have some decent pics of its travels.


I really like this, the traveling cup!
Need to make a thread here or a page of the cups travels, updated yearly.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:56 pm
by thegleek
heya, i'm in for aug 15th too! yay - can't wait for MOAR BEERZ, CORNBAGS, RIBS, FOOD, AND MORE FOOD & BEER! woo hoo!

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:25 am
by SHOES
Cant wait. It is going to be awesome!

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-set-of ... 3942217043

Just in case anyones interested :)

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:36 am
by Dizzytaz00
Well i might finally make this year not for sure,but got a better job & time off coming up.
Alot of things have changed in a year. The way it looks right now, I got a full time job here @ amazon. Better than last year when i lost my job.

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:02 am
by Aranarth
I should be able to make it and as a bonus this time I will not be bringing any CRT's :D
We gave up trying to sell/give them away and donated them to Goodwill. :D

I have some more junk for Starfalcon.... :D

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:02 pm
by drfish
Four months to go, holy cow! It's almost time to start getting this thread all organized and stuff already. Any cool ideas or things you've seen on the web we should try out for this year? I'm still kind of burned out on giant rafts but I've been considering alternative "set pieces" :) I'll probably stick with the same wifi and camera setup as last year for steaming, of course now that TR does Twitch maybe Scott will want to do some streaming of his own??? I could always whip up a hat cam for him... ;)

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:30 pm
by thegleek
Aranarth wrote:
I should be able to make it and as a bonus this time I will not be bringing any CRT's :D
We gave up trying to sell/give them away and donated them to Goodwill. :D

I have some more junk for Starfalcon.... :D

man whats crazy. is NOW i would be interested in purchasing CRT monitors' crazy right?

its cuz i'm balls deep into the RETRO ARCADE hobby - i own 7 large arcade uprights (the real deal) and all of these use those older crt monitors.

games i own so far are: missile command, ms pac man, centipede, pole position, burgertime, crazy climber, and space invaders deluxe

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:44 pm
by drfish
NEW TR BBQ "SET PIECE" SUGGESTION

Gleek's Mobile Arcade - a renovated school bus decorated 80's style and filled with meticulously restored arcade cabinets and a killer sound system. Available for hire at your event (also he DJs).

I'd Kickstart that!

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:38 pm
by anotherengineer
Aug 15th, might be getting snow in these parts by then ;(

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:05 pm
by just brew it!
I intend to be there unless unforeseen circumstances arise. The brew fest/demo I volunteer at is the weekend after, so that gets the primary potential conflict out of the way. Hopefully I can get off my ass and put together a pile of stuff to sell/trade/give. As usual I won't require a bed in the cottage or bunkhouse, but would take one if there's an unexpected cancellation. Last year I just unrolled a sleeping bag on a couch; the year before that I pitched a tent out on the lawn. No worries!