House warming at DJ Hollowpoint's new place

  • January 18, 2013 · 7:30 PM
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Update! The closing went smooth as silk. Not quite ten seconds flat, but close enough. That means everything is now confirmed, official and as set in stone as it will ever be. Let the party planning commence! Where is Pinkie when you need her...

Also, parking is problem. There just isn't much around. If worse comes to worst then you can park either on the street and walk. Or I will provide the address of a nearby church where you can park and we will get a carpool/vanpool going.

Thirdly, while I think this will be a bang up time >queue party cannon< I don't really want to be a big bother to the neighbors. So I will be running some sound tests and other things, but if we could keep the rowdiness mostly inside that would be great. I hope to have music and dancing and all the usual brony party stuff, but I don't want to raze the neighborhood to do it. That is all, end of line.

A house warming party for my new place! I think I will want to limit the meetup to 50 people (at one time, it's a 3 day party, so everyone who wants to come probably can) as I only have about a thousand square feet. I don't think the basement is counted in that, and the basement is fully finished. I don't have much furniture so there should be plenty of open space. Booze will provided as long as you are of age (I.D. will be required to drink) so you are more than welcome to crash in the basement and spend the night if you so desire. Those under 21 are more than welcome to come, just please avoid the booze. There will be an all out nerf brawl at some point during Saturday evening, so bring your blasters, darts, discs, etc. Everyone will have to be out by one o'clock Sunday afternoon, because I will have to work. If you want to bring your xbox 360 and a T.V. set we could play halo 4 or borderlands 2 or something like that. This is a three day party so as many people as possible can make it. I am only a ten minute drive from the Shady Grove metro station, so we should be able to arrange a car to pick people up from there. I will be closing on the house in question on the 27th of December, I hope to be fully moved in by the time the party is gonna happen. Looking forward to trashing the place (within reason) with you all!

Food: everyone will probably chip in for pizza. I'll have some snacks available. Breakfast for anyone crashing there will be my world famous bourbon pancakes and bacon. Here is the link to a spreadsheet if folks feel so inclined to bring stuff.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ap5ngKnYjGOudFctQXR6bzJBTkpZLVdKLV9VVWJtaEE

Loose itinerary and the commandments of the house. Everyone please read this.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iUiJzkgc7PSxi7IvJzBsjaIT8T93blWH_Ma1b-ktyCc/edit

Rideshare:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aha0Huy7DuB7dHl0NkJBRmpVTkdIWWJMdmNOblowWWc#gid=0

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  • Swftkat (.

    Small thing, did anyone happen to find an Otakon pin/button with Rainbow Dash posing with the Maryland Flag after the party?

    I don't collect many pins, but I happened to really like this one. But if it can't be found I guess that's that. It's not a totally big deal.

    Awesome party again Tim even though I was there for only Friday night! I'd love to hang out again.

    January 23, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Yeah, I got it, and some sweats and a towel, and some other clothing. If you guys can't find anything, odds are it is in my basement.

      January 23, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Next meetup I attend I'll bring it all in a bag in my car. Hopefully I'll be able to find the owners.

      January 23, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    And remember, if someone is stuck in this area for some reason. My couch is always open for the D.C. bronies. If you need a place to crash in gaithersburg for a night, text me or email me and you are more than welcome.

    January 20, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      I'd be open for it at times. Not all the time, my pantry couldn't afford it, but if you are about to snap and need an escape... I don't see why not.

      January 20, 2013

    • Erin S.

      Oh I could cook plenty for you in general :) pitch in a few bucks. Have you buy the stuff I could make food :)

      January 20, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Here's a good video of things! Thanks Gabriel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGxwcZcYrnQ&feature=youtu.be

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an important announcement: Tim, your party (what I was able to experience) was wonderful, an A+ meetup. To those I missed (you goofballs are coming Saturday), I missed you :<

    The real announcement is that I was asked to safely remove 3 bottles of pinnacle vodka, some peppermint drink, a mixer and an opaque pumpkin drink from the house. None of these are mine and I was only following orders. If you would like them back, message me on facebook. It is linked to this account.

    January 19, 2013

    • Erin S.

      Missed you too

      January 20, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Glad I could host you all! Looking forward to some smaller two day meetups at my place in the future.

    1 · January 20, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      Sure sounds like it was fun. Hopefully the next time work won't screw me over.

      January 20, 2013

  • The n.

    Good times

    January 20, 2013

  • Steve

    This is my first meetup with the bronies, and I had a great time; great games, great people, awesome music- I can't wait to do this again!

    2 · January 20, 2013

  • Robert P.

    bringing a friend, and bacon

    January 19, 2013

  • Erin S.

    Kim and I are coming over in a little bit. Both of us have eaten :3

    January 19, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    I'm not going to make it after all. (I overslept.)

    January 19, 2013

  • Riftwing

    Omg traffic sucks even before the beltway tio 270. Delay leaving if you can.

    January 18, 2013

    • Spicermedic

      Traffic is so bad I'm heading home. Catch y'all at the next meetup.

      January 18, 2013

    • TMC

      Traffic has cleared up.

      January 18, 2013

  • Steve

    I'll be there in the morning- are there still any places left to park?

    January 18, 2013

  • Swftkat (.

    Probably gonna be pretty late. I'm having frustrating tire issues.

    January 18, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Bring your plushies! Bring your games! Bring your cards! Bring your sleeping bags! Bring your pony swag! Cause tonight is gonna get awesome and tomorrow is gonna be even better!

    2 · January 18, 2013

    • Spicermedic

      Would anyone be up for old school Nintendo? I'm talking first gen plus maybe the super.

      January 18, 2013

    • Speed F.

      the retro duo does NES and SNES. I'm bringing controller and a bunch of games, feel free to bring more games tho

      January 18, 2013

  • AppleJack

    Small, small, teeny issue.. I would be able to go, yada yada yada, but.. I'd have to be home BEFORE 9am sunday morning.. Would anypony be so generous as to take me home? (I'm gonna stay the night regardless of my parents wishes -3-) But the missing church 3 weeks in a row wont fly with them.

    January 17, 2013

    • Spicermedic

      I'm leaving Saturday afternoon AppleJack. I'm happy to offer you a ride back home then.

      January 18, 2013

    • AppleJack

      Mode's got me covered. But thank ya'll so much!

      1 · January 18, 2013

  • Andrew

    Done cooking my contribution. Looking forward to it!

    January 18, 2013

  • Spicermedic

    If someone has a projector they could bring, and if DJ Hollowpoint has a blank wall we can use... We could watch tomorrow's episode on the "big screen." Could be fun for gaming too. I have some speakers I can bring (not much, but should be good for this), and we can play the episode off my laptop. Just a thought...

    2 · January 18, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Alrighty, a loose itinerary is up, as well as some do's and don'ts of the house. Everyone please read and abide by the rules. They are simple, and easy, and there are only three.

    January 17, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      I got Jack, and you'll only need to build a barn if you burn my current one down... and my neighbors would be mighty upset if that happened, so nope on barn building.

      1 · January 17, 2013

    • Spicermedic

      I would be interested in seeing the private stock.

      January 18, 2013

  • Steph (.

    Since Will Reed is bringing an LCD TV, want me to bring an xbox Tim?

    January 17, 2013

    • Steph (.

      I do and will

      January 17, 2013

    • Branden (.

      I'm bringing an Xbox, 2 controllers, and Halo 4 as well. If Somepony can bring another tv, and two more controllers, we can do up to 8 player multiplayer matches! Woo!

      January 18, 2013

  • The n.

    Hi Tim what kind of bread you like

    January 18, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      A nice sourdough is something i always like.

      January 18, 2013

    • The n.

      Well being a bread guy Has it perks do I'm going to Bering you sum bread and bagels

      January 18, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Here is my phone number for emergencies. [masked]

    January 18, 2013

  • Steph (.

    So are people crashing at your place Fri/Sat night?

    January 17, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      I do not have the hot water for 60+ showers. However if you must take one, yes you may. I have towels and soap but no shampoo. Being a bald guy i dont need it.

      January 18, 2013

    • Steph (.

      lol Sounds great.

      January 18, 2013

  • Riftwing

    I don't see an itinerary - but I was planning to attend Friday night and leave some time before noon (unless the episode is as epic as it could be). I was going to bring spirits if there will be a 21+ crowd. I also could pack my xbox but I inherited it so I might not have cables to connect it to the tv.... I use my computer currently...

    January 17, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Bring whatever you want.

      January 18, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Arrgh! Tough break man. We will see you next time.

      January 18, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Alright i realized i have a problem. Can someone print out a couple copies of the rules sheet and itinerary and bring it? I have no printer at my place.

    January 18, 2013

  • Delc17

    I got stuff to sell Saturday. 2013 calendars, rainbow dash welovefine hug me backpack, vinyl scratch carrying bag, cards, posters and more. Help me out plz. Broke till end of month

    January 18, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Well, this is unfortunately gonna be a no go after all. Not only does tomorrow's concert finish well after the last train out of New York leaves, but Saturday's schedule is still subject to last minute change and I may be needed. Don't wanna be over there and then panic as to whether I'll get back in time. Have a great time for me, and I'll catch you all hopefully in the near future. After all, distance never stopped me from getting there. (Scheduling is another matter.)

    January 17, 2013

  • Erin S.

    I no longer have a ride...

    January 17, 2013

  • Erin S.

    Hey guise want me to bake or cook anything?

    January 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes Erin please

      January 17, 2013

    • Erin S.

      Stefan I has no ride!!!!

      January 17, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Forget warm, this house is going to light up with the fire of friendship. Just like bronycon...

    3 · January 17, 2013

  • Twîlight S.

    Sorry for being last minute, but would anybody be leaving Friday night that could give me a ride home? As much as I'd love to stay the weekend, I can realistically only do Friday.

    January 17, 2013

    • Steph (.

      Call someone on the rideshare doc maybe?

      January 17, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    SIXTY-FIVE!!! SWEET MOTHER OF CELESTIA! I hope my floors can take this kinda weight. Loose itinerary will follow tomorrow.

    January 16, 2013

    • Steph (.

      oh, it's on. Too late to back out now muahaha! you've crossed into the danger zone

      1 · January 17, 2013

    • Adrian (.

      Lmao probably good I'm not going other wise my 300lbs on that floor...oh the horror x.x

      January 17, 2013

  • Edward R.

    I'll probably be able to come on Saturday. Gaithersburg's an easy drive.

    December 26, 2012

    • Edward R.

      Update: I'm only going on Saturday due to a previous engagement on Friday.

      January 17, 2013

  • Daniel T

    For anyone who's going who plays YuGiOh I was gonna bring my cards with me. If anyone wants to bring theirs I'd love to play some games.

    January 17, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    59... >headasplode< alrighty, This is gonna have to be run with an iron fist... training camp Spitfire style. I will have a basic itinerary for the days plans here tomorrow or wednesday. This will be mutable, but I want to have at least a rough plan so we don't descend into pinkimonium, which is just like pandemonium but with more ponies. I hate pandemonium.

    1 · January 14, 2013

    • William

      I could bring my TV if need be

      January 15, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      If it is a flat panel with HDMI inputs, then please bring it. If it is an old CRT, don't bother.

      January 16, 2013

  • Ink Drop (Michael T.

    Stupid question, but this isn't metro accessible, is it? I'm going to need a ride probably. If I can't find one, I'll change my RSVP.

    January 13, 2013

    • Steph (.

      I can get to one of the nearby MARC stations or Shady Grove metro, but after that I'll need pickup. Do you think you can tell all the non-drivers to rally at one specific station, and tell all the public transport people to go to one specific station that way we can pull off a ponified caravan of partiers? Also, what's the deal with crashing there. The thought of 60+ ponies crashing at your house sounds awesome to say the least, but we're welcome to crash Friday and Saturday night? If I'm hearing it right then 60+ ponies are spend the weekend there basically. It sounds like showering each morning would be recommended by Sturgeon Admiral of Equestria lol.. this whole thing sounds interested.

      January 15, 2013

    • Andrew

      Yeah, that's a question. I was hoping it'll all just work out, as I was planning a three-day extravaganza

      January 15, 2013

  • Ben B.

    My boss is being a bit of a jerk... I was supposed to take off early on Friday, but now I have to work until 6pm. I'll be there, just a little late.

    January 15, 2013

  • Steph (.

    rideshare doc is best doc

    January 15, 2013

  • Max S.

    Okay, added link to rideshare doc.

    January 15, 2013

  • Steph (.

    is anyone driving there or renting a car to do so? I'm thinking about using a rental to get there, but is anyone driving there already?

    January 15, 2013

    • Steph (.

      if you're near a metro stop that'd work out great! but that just transport to the house. Are you staying there for either or both nights, just so I know if I can hitch a ride with you back to DC?

      January 15, 2013

    • Edward R.

      The closest Metro stations to my place are West and East Falls Church on the Orange Line. I'm only going up for Saturday: I have a prior engagement Friday night in Alexandria at 8:00.

      January 15, 2013

  • Adrian (.

    Man, besides food and some disposable cups/plates and some trash bags lol, what should I bring? Honstly never played any board or card games before. I lived under a rock :P

    January 15, 2013

  • Speed F.

    I'm going to try to make it. As ever, transportation is the issue. If i can hitch a ride from Columbia with anyone that'd be great.

    January 13, 2013

    • Ben B.

      I can get you there Friday night or Saturday morning, but I won't be staying too late Saturday.

      January 13, 2013

    • Speed F.

      I'll pm you my address.

      January 14, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Add-on question to Ink Drop's question. What runs near your house, and what time does it stop running?

    1 · January 13, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      The closest stop is shown on the map on that page at schedule timepoint #4.

      1 · January 13, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      I think bus 64 also has a stop very close by. There is one stop on wightman rd. where it intersects montgomery village avenue, that is probably closest. If you see the methodist church, you know you are close.

      January 13, 2013

  • DarkPony

    everytime i look at this meet it gets bigger and bigger i think poor tim is overwhelmed Logistics for this should of been nipped in the bud but honestly i wouldnt of expected this to get quite this large but what can yas say .... Tim brings all the ... bronys to the yard. Anyway if anyone needs a ride from the metro Firday inform me before hand and ill see what i can do. [masked]-0562. as for saturday and sunday your on your own cause i wont be in this state.

    January 13, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Also, please please please mark the time of Friday of your arrival. I won't be home until seven thirty AT NIGHT. I work until then. Time your arrivals accordingly please or a very tightly locked house and a bunch of neighborhood watch folks calling the cops are gonna be the only thing you see!

      January 13, 2013

  • Ben B.

    I'll be there Friday night(not sleeping there) and at least part of Saturday.

    January 13, 2013

  • Seth

    I wish I could make it but cant drive and dont have a ride

    January 13, 2013

  • Delc17

    Can only come sat. 3 days is too much

    January 13, 2013

  • Andrew

    Would it be beneficial to bring things like board games? Aside from some party games (nanofictionary, or, under the circumstances, the Season 4 Episode Generator), I've got some fun cooperative board games that will emphasize love and harmony I could drag along.

    January 12, 2013

    • Edward R.

      Board games, eh? Is Python-oploly appropriate?

      January 12, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      If you got people who want to play it, or might want to play it, bring it along.

      January 12, 2013

  • The n.

    Cards against humanity if you have it

    January 12, 2013

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Bring games of all kinds, and Poni1kenobi might be able to bring cards against humanity, he has all the sets.

      January 12, 2013

  • Adrian (.

    My boss is so awesome. She gave me the weekend off again because she knows I need to get out more. See this is why female managrs are the best :P

    2 · January 12, 2013

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Alrighty guys, some updates. As I think about 50 crazy yahoos running around with nerf guns, terrible things come to mind. That being said I think that I am gonna nix the whole nerf fight idea. I simply do not have the floor space for it. As a matter of fact, I hope I can fit everyone inside comfortably. ten people is comfortable for the living room. I have no idea what 50 people are gonna do. Let's just say we're gonna have to spread out. That is out of the way. Lunch on Saturday, I was thinking we could go crash my local mall. They have a red robin (one of my favs) and a hot topic, plus lots of other eateries. Dinner is gonna have to be pizza. so everyone bring five or ten bucks, depending on how hungry you get. I simply do not have the capacity to feed fifty people for breakfast, I think I could do 20 to 25. Some folks won't be spending the night I'm assuming, so hopefully the numbers will be reasonable in the A.M. Wall of text over, back to your lives ponies.

    January 12, 2013

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