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CES 2013 WHo's going!?

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    Pretty simple, who is going, we should meet up and walk the halls together, or something.

    I am going (my second year) and would be happy to take pictures for the site and maybe provide some coverage.
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    I would love to go, but they are alway coastal, and I would probably have to fly.
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    CES is the same place every year (Las Vegas Convention Center), and if you haven't gotten your tickets already, your likely not going to get in, also it's not open to the public, you have to be in the tech industry in some shape or form.
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    Would appreciate that very much!
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    I'll shoot W1z an email and see what he thinks.
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    I know it is always in Vegas, what I meant was this and other tech conventions.

    Also, I am an IT Analyst, have been for 7 years. That probably qualifies me.

    There are some people at my work who went last year, but I haven't been told of any plans to do so this year.

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    The information in my sig shoud have probably been an indicator that I am involved in the tech industry in some way.
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    W1zz needs to go to Vegas with me for "reviews". Spent more time in Vegas then I care to admit. He can be Raoul Duke and Ill be Dr. Gonzo. She paints pictures of Barbra Streisand.
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    Living just 300 miles away I would wager I have spent as much if not more time there.
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    Unless I were there for some reason, I don't think that I would have any fun there. I used to work for the IT department at a Casino. There is no winning long term, and I was never a gambler in the first place.
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    I don't gamble much either, but I do drink myself stupid and have a bloody good time makeing an ass of myself.
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    I did too...but no one else around me did. It's likely best that I never went to Vegas before I gave up the sauce.
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    Never been to Vegas, and don't see any reason to go.

    I will take Myrtle Beach again, and Cali though.
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    Sad seems I am the only TPU member going to CES.:cry:
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    Well I've always wanted to go but actually doing so is further complicated by the fact that it's not a public convention.

    Wish it was here in town too, for obvious reasons. We have the space.
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    Nothing personal, but I would honestly consider not going if it was in Chicago, one of my most despised location in America.
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    Yeah, ok, though it is hard to say something like that about someone's hometown and not take it at least a little personal, especially because I really have no idea what the hell you are talking about (unless this is based on the laughable, not-reality crap you hear lately on "conservative media"? Please, man. They wouldn't really know shit about San Diego either because they don't live there first and foremost).

    Regardless, we are talking about a large convention which Chicago is more than sufficiently equipped to handle and has for many years. Why just today the Mayor announced new 9 year extensions with two giant trade shows. Many are coming back now because it's a nice town with good space and hotels etc and much of that wasteful union-related crap is now in the past.

    All that said, I am tired of living here but just because it's a big city. Not because it's a shitty big city. This whole state sucks though, especially fiscally.
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    No I was basing my opinion, on having lived there (though for a short time ( about 9 months)), as well as having had some of the worst experiences of my life there. I wasn't saying Chicago is shit, far from it, it is home to good food, and good public transit as well as many other good things, I'm just saying it's not for me.:toast: And that I would much rather it stay in Vegas.

    That said I will be doing my best to take lots of pictures and regardless of if it's on the front page or not, I will at the very least make a thread about it. I have made the offer to W1z to provide pictures and some sense of coverage from CES, so it is up to him and the rest of the staff.

    So if you would like to make this happen please chime in with your 2 cents of for or against.:toast:
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    Interesting, and not what I expected to hear. When did you live here exactly? Also, I misread your statement as "the" most despised not "my" so was confused (and a little defensive).

    Yeah, really can't blame you for wanting to go to Vegas itself anyway...for the same reasons some other trade show officials prefer/choose not to host there. :p
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    I will be there and it will likely be on my birthday week again!

    We need to find each other and have some drinks man!
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    Well there you go, dude. :)
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    Yes we do!! Will you be there on the weekend as well, or just for the show?

    Also do you know where you'll be staying ?

    I lived there from September of 2010 to may of 2011 near O'Hare in Franklin Park, pretty much the burbs IMO, was a decent but older neighborhood, btw my favorite place to eat was Hot Doug's!
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    Last year we got there on Sunday morning and left the following Saturday. We were at TI last year, not sure yet as to where we will be staying this year.
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    Okay, I'll likely be getting into town Thursday, and be at the show Thursday / Friday, no idea where I am staying yet though.
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    I forgot to ask, do you have press access, or are you just venturing into the show floor for the three days?

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