King Kon 2018

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GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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#1
....the time has come the Walrus said(which would be me, Gan knows I've got the blubber for it)to speak of many things-like trips, get togethers and Kons of King....the next gathering of King fans on our every other year schedule is slated for 2018, as we return to where it all began-Bangor, Maine......many of you were aware this was in the works, and I once again said I would help with logistics and planning....this will be the third Kon I've shouldered and hope you bear with me-I'm no expert. As it stands, King Kon 2018 will take place the weekend of July 20th to the 22nd. Tentatively, this is how it's gonna roll. With help from Marsha, and members "embedded" in that locale, we will have a meet and greet of our fellow Kingophiles at Gerald Winters and & Sons book shop in downtown Bangor on Friday-if that is acceptable to him. Might be an auction and giveaways at the time. Saturday, I would like to do a bus tour of King landmarks, as we did on our inaugural visit lo those many years ago-and I will rely on Marsha's help to guide me to the right company to make that happen. It was a big hit for those that attended our first Kon, and any repeat visitors will enjoy the sights all over again, as well as giving those new to the Kons, a treasured memory. We all will have to chip in to defray the cost, and once I get a company lined up-I will get you the price. As far as lodging, all can choose as you like around the area-but I spoke this morning with the Best Western White House Inn in the Bangor environs and I believe that's where Tracy and I will abide. Cost will be approx. 160 a night-but they offer a breakfast buffet, outdoor pool and many other amenities-booking of rooms should be done in February to ensure accommodations due to tour groups coming in July and the popular concerts on the waterfront series ....the only other item will be a dinner for all in attendance-and as the months go by, we can winnow down the possibilities there. Lepplady has graciously agreed to help design the souvenir shirts and when those are complete-a link will be posted for purchase.....she did a marvelous job for the Colorado Kon.....so, that's how it looks at this point-just wanted everyone to be aware, so if you can make it-this will give time to put some Benjamins aside.......look forward to seeing old friends and hugging the hell out of new ones in the "real world" instead of only knowing them from behind their avatars.....
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#2
....the time has come the Walrus said(which would be me, Gan knows I've got the blubber for it)to speak of many things-like trips, get togethers and Kons of King....the next gathering of King fans on our every other year schedule is slated for 2018, as we return to where it all began-Bangor, Maine......many of you were aware this was in the works, and I once again said I would help with logistics and planning....this will be the third Kon I've shouldered and hope you bear with me-I'm no expert. As it stands, King Kon 2018 will take place the weekend of July 20th to the 22nd. Tentatively, this is how it's gonna roll. With help from Marsha, and members "embedded" in that locale, we will have a meet and greet of our fellow Kingophiles at Gerald Winters and & Sons book shop in downtown Bangor on Friday-if that is acceptable to him. Might be an auction and giveaways at the time. Saturday, I would like to do a bus tour of King landmarks, as we did on our inaugural visit lo those many years ago-and I will rely on Marsha's help to guide me to the right company to make that happen. It was a big hit for those that attended our first Kon, and any repeat visitors will enjoy the sights all over again, as well as giving those new to the Kons, a treasured memory. We all will have to chip in to defray the cost, and once I get a company lined up-I will get you the price. As far as lodging, all can choose as you like around the area-but I spoke this morning with the Best Western White House Inn in the Bangor environs and I believe that's where Tracy and I will abide. Cost will be approx. 160 a night-but they offer a breakfast buffet, outdoor pool and many other amenities-booking of rooms should be done in February to ensure accommodations due to tour groups coming in July and the popular concerts on the waterfront series ....the only other item will be a dinner for all in attendance-and as the months go by, we can winnow down the possibilities there. Lepplady has graciously agreed to help design the souvenir shirts and when those are complete-a link will be posted for purchase.....she did a marvelous job for the Colorado Kon.....so, that's how it looks at this point-just wanted everyone to be aware, so if you can make it-this will give time to put some Benjamins aside.......look forward to seeing old friends and hugging the hell out of new ones in the "real world" instead of only knowing them from behind their avatars.....
Hurray! Told Andy we will be planning ahead for this - so if he can, he will accompany me on the trip - if not, then I will have to fly solo.

Thanks - you are pretty good at organizing these things. I look forward to hearing more details once time allows.

160 a night seems reasonable to me - might as well enjoy the area and be comfortable at the same time :biggrin2::clap:
 

GNTLGNT

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Jun 15, 2007
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Cambridge, Ohio
#6
Sounds like an example of Ka is a wheel. Hope all the plans will fall in place and all attendee have a fabulous gathering. Add travel agent/planner to your resume, GNTLGNT
...ummm, no:D.....I hope that we can decide on another "team leader" for 2020 when the attendees gather in '18....these are such memorable events, I don't want them to fall by the wayside...the groups thus far have been small and intimate which makes for a nice size event....not that I wouldn't love a huge turnout, but they are more manageable when we aren't falling over one another and we can truly get to know folks we've only "met" here....
 

misery chastain loves co.

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Jul 31, 2011
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#7
Yay!!! I really can't wait to meet all that can make it next year!
Anything, and I do mean anything you need to help plan Scott please ask. And anyone coming from out of town who has any questions about the area(where to visit, places to stay, eat, etc) please feel free.
I wish it was longer than a weekend. I plan to take some vacation days surrounding this weekend so if anyone gets here a day or two early or leaves a day or two later I could take you to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park(must visits if you haven't yet and only 45 miles from Bangor). If anyone wants to come over and swim(and imbibe a little)bring your suits!
I can also pick people up from the airport or drive places. The only caveat is that my car can't fit many people and you have to be short to get in the back. Scott would definitely not fit in it anywhere! ;-D
Coincidentally, there is a martini bar right beside Gerald's and it's awesome :devil:
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
80,511
303,887
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#9
Yay!!! I really can't wait to meet all that can make it next year!
Anything, and I do mean anything you need to help plan Scott please ask. And anyone coming from out of town who has any questions about the area(where to visit, places to stay, eat, etc) please feel free.
I wish it was longer than a weekend. I plan to take some vacation days surrounding this weekend so if anyone gets here a day or two early or leaves a day or two later I could take you to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park(must visits if you haven't yet and only 45 miles from Bangor). If anyone wants to come over and swim(and imbibe a little)bring your suits!
I can also pick people up from the airport or drive places. The only caveat is that my car can't fit many people and you have to be short to get in the back. Scott would definitely not fit in it anywhere! ;-D
Coincidentally, there is a martini bar right beside Gerald's and it's awesome :devil:
...so in other words, I have to find a cattle truck for me then???....I need to get you to Gerald's and see if the 20th is OK with him...that is going to hinge on other behind the scenes activity....I am planning on taking Tracy around to see sights we didn't our first trip and will be there longer than a weekend-but the two to three night option is more budget friendly....
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,320
204,755
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#15
If things go well this summer and autumn there is a possibility we could make this one. All depends on how the job search goes later this summer. Prospects are not depressing. So here's hoping.
Wow! All the way from Ireland - let's keep our fingers crossed :grinning::peace:
 

Doc Creed

Well-Known Member
Nov 18, 2015
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64,687
United States
#17
Yay!!! I really can't wait to meet all that can make it next year!
Anything, and I do mean anything you need to help plan Scott please ask. And anyone coming from out of town who has any questions about the area(where to visit, places to stay, eat, etc) please feel free.
I wish it was longer than a weekend. I plan to take some vacation days surrounding this weekend so if anyone gets here a day or two early or leaves a day or two later I could take you to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park(must visits if you haven't yet and only 45 miles from Bangor). If anyone wants to come over and swim(and imbibe a little)bring your suits!
I can also pick people up from the airport or drive places. The only caveat is that my car can't fit many people and you have to be short to get in the back. Scott would definitely not fit in it anywhere! ;-D
Coincidentally, there is a martini bar right beside Gerald's and it's awesome :devil:
I visited Bangor for the first time in August 2015. I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn and was so tired from driving I sat at the bar for an hour and a half. It was a nice hotel. Are there any other hotels you would recommend?
I did see Bar Harbor but I was there only for a brief time. I drove to Acadia National Park, too. I hope to make it to the Kon so I can see more of Bangor and meet everyone. This time I want to go to Dysart's and The Salty Dog restaurant. Have you heard of these?
 

Grandpa

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Mar 2, 2014
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Colorado
#19
Would love to.

Grandma and I are hoping to have a New England car tour for a week this fall of 2017. Bangor would be included. It may be a tall (and expensive) order to get out there twice in two years. And we're kinda stuck on fall because we hear that the New England autumn is lovely.

But heck, maybe my books will suddenly sell (as if). Maybe I'll get some great gigs, and we'll have time and money that we won't know what to do with (as if). Anything can happen (that much is true).

Although I felt kinda standoffish last year when we were all at the Stanley, please rest assured that it was my typical social awkwardness and not you truly lovely people. Kurben might attest that when I get over to a one-on-one, I'm really not so bad.

Anyway, here's hoping!
 
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