Open Gaming and Happy Hour

  • March 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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You asked for it and we answered... I know it's early, but I want to post this.

We got a lot of requests for more open gaming house meetups, and so here we go. Jake and I finally moved into our new place and we should have all of the games and fun stuff set up by then. Feel free to bring whatever games you'd like.

Please pitch in a few dollars for snacks and food, or bring a dish or beverage to share with the group (remember we'll have over 20 guests).

I've had a lot of emails about when to pay dues so... If you want to pay your $1 in dues, that would be most appreciated... Remember that the dues go to paying for the website and any additional money is saved for snacks and fees associated with Club Activities.

If you are interested in participating as a club representative for any upcoming conventions or wanting to help hold future meetups, then it's important to come and discuss these things with the group, as we will have time to sit and plan for our next Meetups.

There's plenty of street parking for drivers.

For CTA riders, you'd have to take the blue line to Jefferson Park stop, then the Central bus to Elston, then north on Elston.

Exact address to be sent as the time gets closer.

Please ask if you want to bring friends, as your reservation for your friends takes up some of our 25 spots for members.

Email me with any questions.

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  • Amanda

    BTW: The following items were left here:
    1) 2 wavebird receivers for gamecube/wii controllers (Zaid? Cliff?)
    2) Gamecube Super Smash Bros Melee (Zaid? Cliff?)
    3) Ipod charger (Steve, I think that's yours?)
    4) Gamestop brand Gamecube controller (David?)

    March 23, 2013

    • Amanda

      Vlad - I'm currently in Florida so you may want to email Jake regarding getting it unless you can wait til I get home on Friday.

      March 26, 2013

    • Zaid A.

      Yeah, the Gamecube Wavebird and Smash Bros. stuff is definitely mine. Do you mind bringing it to the April anniversary event?

      April 13, 2013

  • Amanda

    Thanks to everyone who came to our Meetup! I'm so glad you gamed with us and had a great time! Congrats to Dakota for winning our Smash Bros. March Madness Bracket and defeating CLIFF (we still love you Cliff and now that you are awesome)! Looking forward to future meetups with everyone at home and a far. Til next time! See y'all!

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • Amanda

      Thanks Mike for the pizza and everyone else who brought drinks and snacks. It's always appreciated.

      March 26, 2013

    • Robert H.

      Yeah this meetup was awesome. Thanks for hosting Amanda. The place looks great and it was really nice seeing everyone once again. I'll see you all again at the next one.

      March 26, 2013

  • Alan R.

    I left behind a non branded SNES/NES power cord.

    March 25, 2013

    • Jake

      Alan, I will look for it and put it aside.

      March 25, 2013

  • Sebastian S.

    Great fun for sure! Looking forward to the next one.

    March 24, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Lots of fun people and good times!

    March 23, 2013

  • Ronald E. M.

    I had a real good time tonight. Note to self:practice at smash bros and marvel vs. capcom. and have a sense of direction.

    March 23, 2013

  • briana s.

    Nice to Meet everyone I had a smashing time!!!

    March 23, 2013

    • Amanda

      Thanks so much for coming!

      March 23, 2013

  • Amanda

    We are about to start a Smash Bros bracket competition!

    March 23, 2013

  • Dakota M.

    I'm by the Jefferson metra I'm not sure if hit the right doorbell since no one answered

    March 23, 2013

  • briana s.

    I need the address.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Nate

    Is there a place nearby your place or the Jefferson blue line I can buy beer? Don't wanna have to carry a case the entire way

    March 23, 2013

    • Amanda

      There's a Marianas grocery store on Elston, about a quarter mile from central.

      March 23, 2013

  • Robert H.

    Can anyone provide their copy of Ready 2 Rumble Boxing and Ready 2 Rumble boxing: Round 2 for dreamcast to the meetup tonight?

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it would be super fun to play league of legends and have a full five man in one room

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Amanda

    I just sent the email with my address and phone number. Woot.

    March 22, 2013

  • Tony M.

    Got the flu. :-(

    March 22, 2013

  • Manny

    Have a good time all. I am in Boston checking out PAX. Hopefully I can make the next one.

    March 22, 2013

  • Ermin M.

    I hope you all have fun and hope to see/meet/game with you at the next meetup!

    March 21, 2013

  • Zachary P.

    Unfortunately I will be unable to attend now, which sucks because I wanted to finally meet everyone. I have some work stuff as well as a broken truck to fix :/ I really hope to attend the next meetup.

    March 21, 2013

    • Zachary P.

      Btw, I will make sure to pay the fee through paypal now.

      March 21, 2013

  • Robert H.

    At this meetup someone should bring their SNES /Genesis copy of Spider-Man - Venom: Maximun Carnage as well as the sequel Seperation Anxiety

    March 2, 2013

    • Ronald E. M.

      I got the genesis one. I'll bring it.

      March 21, 2013

  • Amanda

    Alright folks... we're coming up on our meetup...
    Things to note:
    - The meetup is from 6p-11p.
    - Feel free to bring various games that you think we won't have (Jake and I have a lot of games... but there may be one we don't have)
    - Don't worry about systems... We have NES, SNES, N64 , PS2, Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3...
    - BRING YOUR Nintendo 3DS for street passes.
    - We appreciate snacks and beverages. We'll have a few items here, but we don't serve dinner or booze. BYOB and this meetup is only for 21+ members. If you're aren't 21, then you are not eligible to attend this meetup, sorry.
    - And last but not least... we have a lot of new folks coming and with the crowd that we'll have I wanted to note that this isn't some college-kid blow out. We are welcoming you into our home for a night of gaming. We will have 2 gaming rooms available. Please be respectful. Thanks all, and we're looking forward to the Meetup!
    We'll be sending out the address and phone number on Friday.

    March 20, 2013

  • Nimit

    Anyone brining a xbox?

    March 14, 2013

    • Amanda

      There is an xbox at my house.

      March 16, 2013

  • Sebastian S.

    I hope I'll be able to get in. This would be my first meetup as well, but I know I'm 31 on the list and wouldn't want to displace anybody. If so, I have my 15" retina and various wii items I can bring and a few good bottles of whiskey. Just let me know what works best, and I look forward to meeting the group!

    March 14, 2013

  • Zachary P.

    Wow I'm surprised on how many people plan on attending! I know this will be my first meetup with this group, very excited. I'll make sure to take a trip to Costco for snacks and bring some extra controllers or what-not.

    March 14, 2013

  • Nate

    A few quick questions. Can I bring a hacked wii with naruto sp or is that a nono? And is prefered I bring food or money for food I'm okay with either and whats the game controller situation? Should I bring mine or are there enough there?

    March 12, 2013

    • Amanda

      Extra controllers is always a good thing as I don't have everything in the world... A hacked Wii is fine however with the amount of people, game changing will probably happen quite quickly.

      March 14, 2013

  • Amanda

    I'm going to halt the rsvp list because 30 is my limit. There will be an automatic waiting list in car anyone changes their rsvp. Looking forward to it everyone. Remember to bring something to share, like snacks and drinks. Dinner will not be served at this event.

    March 14, 2013

  • Ronald E. M.

    :) I look forward to this.

    March 13, 2013

  • Vladimir H.

    Is it a beer free party?) Otherwise I will bring some beer!

    March 4, 2013

    • Amanda

      It's a 21 plus party, so beer is welcomed.

      1 · March 5, 2013

  • Manny

    Damn it. I can't make this one too. Have a great time.

    March 3, 2013

  • Ermin M.

    This sounds like fun. I hope I can make it. If I do it'll be my first time.

    March 4, 2013

  • Amanda

    We have a wide variety of games from platformers, FPS, RPG, and some fighters...

    We have the following game systems:
    - Xbox 360
    - Wii U/Wii
    - PS2 (and PS3 if Jake unhooks his)
    - N64/SNES/NES

    Bring your Nintendo 3DS for street passes too. Feel free to bring games for these systems.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • Zachary P.

    I'm very excited for this meetup, since I'm new to the group. I'll make sure to bring enough food/drink!

    February 28, 2013

  • David K.

    Hi! Was looking around for things to do in Chicago when I saw this. What types of snacks/drinks do you guys enjoy?

    February 15, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      I didn't even know that place was still in business haha

      February 18, 2013

    • Robert H.

      yup they're still around

      February 19, 2013

  • Robert H.

    I'll go for sure.

    February 18, 2013

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