King Kon 2018

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Kurben

The Fool on the Hill
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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!
Attesting!! When sitting at a table, with something to drink in front of him, Grandpa is very nice!!
 

king family fan

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Jul 19, 2010
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....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.....
Not sure we will be able to make it as March through September are overtime season at hubbys work. But if you are sending out postcards,I would love to help with the some stamps as in the past. Please let me know. You do a great job putting these together. Thank-you!
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
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Not sure we will be able to make it as March through September are overtime season at hubbys work. But if you are sending out postcards,I would love to help with the some stamps as in the past. Please let me know. You do a great job putting these together. Thank-you!
...sure will Lin and thank you!...
 

LarryO

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Apr 10, 2009
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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:
I've stayed at this Best Western in the past (10+ years ago). It may be an older hotel, but it was very nice and updated when I stayed there.
 

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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If I can paddle over from England (and I am definitely going to try...well, not paddling, exactly, but getting over), you lot have no excuse! :biggrin2:

But then Om wondering' if enny o' yow lot'll be able ter understan' wot Om sayyin'. O dow think yer will, me muckers! ;)
You had better find a paddle! :howdy:
I'm in, as I am now within a stone's throw or so...:m_excited:
 
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stacy270

Keep On Floatin' On
Aug 2, 2006
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Thanks for getting this rolling.It will be nice to put faces with names!
I second the martini bar!

Would love to.
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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!
I am exactly the same way with new people until I have met them a few times so I feel you on this but I have found that "King" people are usually very nice and easy to get along with:)
 

Nomik

Carry on
Jun 19, 2016
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Thanks for getting this rolling.It will be nice to put faces with names!
I second the martini bar!



I am exactly the same way with new people until I have met them a few times so I feel you on this but I have found that "King" people are usually very nice and easy to get along with:)
I'm generally wicked friendly. I also love martinis, beer, bloody Marys, brandy, cognac, . . . .
Scott, let me know if you need any help with this. I know my participation on the board has been sporadic with the move, new job, and boyfriend, but I'm here to stay.
 

hipmamajen

Rebel Rebel, your face is a mess.
Apr 4, 2008
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I don't drink, because I tend to play fast and loose with social conventions/TMI as it is. I like to go when other people are drinking, though, because I kind of feel like the whole world is about three drinks behind and that helps level the playing field. (My husband describes my personality as "Two sheets to the wind.")

Mix alcohol with Jen and the next day's papers will look something like this:

Stephen King Fan, Wearing Only House Paint Arrested

"She was climbing a flagpole, insisting she just needed to get 'the lay of the land' to find her way back to her friends," said Officer Smith. "She was super friendly, and taught songs to everyone in holding. We'll kind of miss her," he got back to work, singing Mairzy Doats quietly at his desk.

Stephen King's assistant Marsha replied, when briefed on the situation and asked for comment, "Oh good, *that's* where she is! Guys, she's down at the station," followed quickly by, "Who bet on COPS in the pool? No, mine was STOLE A ROWBOAT."

No charges were filed, but Old Man Smithers has asked to have his 5 gallon bucket latex exterior replaced.
 
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