[Poll] Austin Mega Do 2 dates discussion

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Which dates would you prefer to attend the Austin Mega Do 2?

Poll closed Apr 26, 2011.
  1. Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2012

    73.9%
  2. Thursday, April 26 - Sunday, April 29, 2012

    26.1%
  1. Pa Kettle
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    We are coming up on a year away from the next Austin Mega Do and we have narrowed it down to two possible dates. If you would like to come, please indicate your choice of dates in the attached poll.

    Best regards,

    William
     
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  2. SpecialK
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    I voted for the later weekend but either would work for me. If you need some local help, feel free to ping me.
     
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  3. monitor
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    For me, no contest. I absolutely, positively cannot attend on the later date.
     
  4. Pa Kettle
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    The good news is that the earlier date is in the lead at the moment. The bad news is we still have some time for other votes to change the lead.
     
  5. SpecialK
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    I shouldn't have voted. :D. If it is close you can discount mine.
     
  6. Mackieman
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    All votes are welcome, even from those of us so lucky to live in Austin. :D
     
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    Here ya go monitor, a vote in your direction.
     
  8. From NYC
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    I'm simply amazed that anyone can even have a sense of what would be a better date for themselves so far in advance. Whichever date it ends up on, sure hope I'll be able to make it. Do 1 was a gas!
     
  9. Pa Kettle
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    LOL. As far as individuals, yes, that is pretty amazing, but the explanation of the two dates chosen was explained in detail here.
     
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    Aaahhh.
     
  11. HPN-HRL
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    I have a slight preference for the earlier weekend, because I'm more likely to have a conflict on the later weekend. Really looking forward to this!
     
  12. sdcarver
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    The earlier weekend works best for me. I missed this last year and would love to join in next year...

    sdcarver
     
  13. Pa Kettle
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    Thanks to everyone who has voted so far. Even with amended votes, the first date seems to be winning out at about 70% vs. 30% in both polls. There is still time for that to change, however. [​IMG]

    For those who are interested, here is a list of the BBQ establishments we are planning to visit during Austin Mega Do 2:

    Franklin BBQ

    Luling City Market

    Snow's BBQ

    Salt Lick

    Just one per day this time around, though. [​IMG] LOL
     
  14. violist
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    I'd prefer two per day!
     
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    I'm with violist - especially since I'm unlikely to be able to attend all 4 days!
     
  16. Pa Kettle
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    LOL. There will be some down-time built into this Do, so you guys are free to experiment at multiple BBQ establishments on your own, if you so wish.
     
  17. MSPeconomist
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    AFAIK the two sets of dates are equivalent for me, so I'm voting monitor's preferences.
     
  18. Sweet Willie
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    ok, prepare for me to blow your mind:D. Our 2011 July 4 vaca, thanksgiving vaca, Christmas/NYE vaca, all are already booked w/flights & hotels. In a couple weeks, I'll have our Spring break 2012 trip booked. Seeing as Mrs Sweet Willie is in education, that drastically limits when we can take vaca, so it is usually well planned out.

    I used to be concerned about missing potential work issues/opportunities but when the vaca is in stone and I'm managing work & client expectations, there are rarely any missed vacas.

    Anyways, back to the dates, with the earlier date, taxes will be done and FWIW I believe that late April is beautiful most anywhere in the US so I prefer to be elsewhere rather than in TX. edited to add for clarification: so at this time, count me in for the earlier date
     
  19. SpecialK
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    So you aren't going to make it??
     
  20. Sweet Willie
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    per my post, not if late April date. Mid April is a go at this time.
     
  21. Pa Kettle
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    Looking more and more like it will be Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22 to me. I guess we'll know for sure by next Tuesday.
     
  22. techgirl
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    I'm not going to vote but I will do my very best to make it down for this. :) It's late enough to avoid most sorority commitments and early enough to avoid interference with spring concerts so will try to put the chosen date on my calendar.
     
  23. Randy Petersen
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    Quick question. From the last experience, it was extremely helpful to have a bus/common transportation to get the attendees around. Could you check with Internet Brands to have them donate the expense of the transportation this year? Seems fair I'd think.
     
  24. roadwarrior365
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    I voted for the first weekend. This would be a perfect oppertunity to return to my favorite city in The Lone Star State.
     
  25. Pa Kettle
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    Looks like we have a winner.

    Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2012, it is.
     

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