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Old 15th May 2017, 08:02 PM   #1
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Thumbs up CSICon 2017 - The Best Thing We Have for Bringing Back TAM Today!

Yes, most of us are sad that TAM's been gone for over a year, now.

Yes, CSICon is not exactly like TAM.

But, you know what? It IS a good conference in itself! And THAT should count for something!

In this thread, we can discuss this further, as well as index who is actually going. (There is already a separate thread for volunteering: http://www.internationalskeptics.com...d.php?t=319340 )

Some Key Differences:
1. The average age skewered older last year, though that MIGHT change since the line-up this year seems to have a bit more young-person's appeal.

2. There is no central community hub, like the ISF, to tie people together. CFI does have a social circle, but it's just not quite the same... yet. (Maybe we can get more of them on ISF! And more ISFer's can attend!)

3. Not much of any kind of Del Mar Lounge equivalent. But, we had that same problem at TAM13, and things went relatively all right, mostly.

4. The conference meals, if you opt for them, not buffet-style, and there are talks during parts of them.

What is the same:
1. Similar quality presentations and workshops, etc.

2. GOOD, smart people all around! That's the BEST thing about any of these conferences, really.

3. Opening reception is good for schmoozing and hob-nobbing.

What Is Better
1. The party is a Halloween Costume party!! (and this year it is also 70's disco, apparently? It wasn't like that last year.)
Unfortunately, they set a high price to attend the party, this year. But, you can attend for free if you volunteer!

2. It had a smaller number of attendees, than the last TAMs, so it was easier to hob-nob with the celebrity guests, again. (Though, that might change over time, too.)

The Hotel
The Excalibur hotel is a bit of a dump, actually, but it's just fine if you don't actually care about the hotel, and only care about the conference.

Pre-Con Trips and/or Stunts, Anyone?
If there is enough interest I will start a separate thread on this. But, here are some options for doing something interesting or boring before the conference starts:
  • Insanity the Ride: I've been wanting to do this for a while, but either it's too windy, I am too overbooked with other things, or I come up with too many other lame excuses to chicken out on it. But, THIS TIME I'd like to actually do it, assuming it's actually running. It's on top of the Stratosphere. I already did the SkyJump. Any other takers for Insanity?!!
  • Zip-Lining "2.0": This will be the zip line down Freemont street. They have two lines: I already went on the better of the two, but I want to do it AGAIN, this time with a helmet camera! I forgot to order the camera last time.
    Optionally, we can try the lesser of two lines, as well, just for the sake of comparison or completeness or something.
  • Field Trip to the ol' South Point. Let's see what they put in place of the Del Mar Lounge for ourselves!
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Old 17th May 2017, 06:07 PM   #2
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For fun, CSI has plans to go to the Tournament of Kings again. It's a RenFaire, but a RenFaire with more money for special effects than any other you've seen!
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CSICon 2017

Does this always have to be in Las Vegas? The tackiest place on the planet.
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Old 17th May 2017, 09:27 PM   #4
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Does this always have to be in Las Vegas? The tackiest place on the planet.
Also the cheapest. If you want a nicer place, there's NECSS IX in New York.
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Old 18th May 2017, 03:51 AM   #5
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LV is cheap and can handle thousand-person conventions. It also has some good magic shows for extra-curricular activities. I hate that you have to pass through the gambling areas to get anywhere in a LV hotel and that people can smoke in the gambling areas.

I'd love to go to NECSS again, but it's deep in NYC, which I think is worse than LV. I don't know why NYS can't find a place that's both accessible to public transit and has free parking. I've been to many gaming conventions that did just that.
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Old 18th May 2017, 07:26 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by SkepticScott View Post
For fun, CSI has plans to go to the Tournament of Kings again. It's a RenFaire, but a RenFaire with more money for special effects than any other you've seen!
I went to it last year. It is a reasonable amount of fun, but not worth doing twice in two years, I think. Maybe I'll see it again after four years.

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Does this always have to be in Las Vegas? The tackiest place on the planet.
I, for one, wish it would take place someplace else, too. But, you really don't have to pay attention to the tacky outside world, if you don't want to. Focus on the PEOPLE and things at the convention. They are all awesomely smart and it's very refreshing from the outside world of insanity taking over the country.
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I'd love to go to NECSS again, but it's deep in NYC, which I think is worse than LV. I don't know why NYS can't find a place that's both accessible to public transit and has free parking. I've been to many gaming conventions that did just that.
If you want free parking anywhere close to NYC, you'll end up at a Holiday Inn on the side of the highway in the middle of New Jersey, with an Applebee's attached. Not quite the draw that the city is.
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Old 19th May 2017, 01:31 PM   #8
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If you want free parking anywhere close to NYC, you'll end up at a Holiday Inn on the side of the highway in the middle of New Jersey, with an Applebee's attached. Not quite the draw that the city is.
Or the Clarion by the Islip Airport *shudder*
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> Not quite the draw that the city is.

That's just is. A noisy, congested, expensive city is a negative draw for me. I'm there for the convention. The times I went to NECSS I drove to SW Connecticut and took the train each day. But this isn't about my preferences, this is about why CISCon is worth attending.

It has good speakers; smart, skeptical attendees; and evening shows.

The hotel has a food court, stores you can window-shop, a walkway to the Luxor and Mandalay Bay.

I too wish it shifted around the country.
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Old 21st May 2017, 12:35 PM   #10
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I too wish it shifted around the country.
Just as a thought, Detroit is working on making comeback; the organizers could probably get some breaks down the on the venue and such. There are various nearby attractions to suit different tastes.

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I'll try to make it again this year. It's always nice to meet with old and new friends, and to hear and meet good speakers.

Feeling a bit more like the TAM of old, with the SGU gang there.

But I think I'll also skip the Tournament of Kings this time. Not too excited about the Excalibur again either, but oh, well...
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Not too excited about the Excalibur again either, but oh, well...
You could stay across the street at NY NY and try for the NECSS feel, or stay across the street in the Tropicana and recapture the last TAM.
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Don't care about the other attractions, but yeah, I would love to go to the South Point and just see how it looks. Had many good times there. Surprised that I actually have a soft spot in my head for a hotel and casino. SB
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Hey, kids! I just registered and booked the hotel. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of you there.

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Don't care about the other attractions, but yeah, I would love to go to the South Point and just see how it looks. Had many good times there. Surprised that I actually have a soft spot in my head for a hotel and casino. SB
Maybe we can arrange to share a cab to the South Point.

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Bump. I'm skipping the Tournament of Kings this year. I want to try to get to Penn & Teller's or Mac King's show this year.
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Hello, everyone! With CSICon coming up in only a couple of weeks, I will start paying more attention to this thread!

Here is an Updated Summary for y'all:

There are 4 Activities I would like to do, that other ISFers can join me on:

1. A Group Photo of ISFers

2. Visiting the South Point for a little while, just to see what it's like these days

3. Insanity the Ride, on top of the Stratosphere

4. Seeing a Show of Some Sort: Perhaps Mindfreak, because I heard it was slightly better than Believe, and I didn't get to see Believe because I heard that was terrible.
But, it doesn't have to be that one. If there's another show someone is aiming to see as a group, I might join you, possibly.


And there are 3 Windows of Time in which I would be most available to do them:

1. Thursday Evening, after 9:30 PM (after the Lawrence Krauss "Connections" thing.)

2. Friday Evening, after 10:00 PM (after the movie screening)

3. Sunday, after 12 Noon (after the end of the whole conference)

So pick a few from Column A and match them with a time from Column B, and perhaps we'll have some semblance of an ISF Group Activity Schedule!
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1. Sure
2. I have no need whatsoever to ever see South Point ever again.
3. No. I am sane.
4. I still haven't seen P&T!
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1. Sure
2. I have no need whatsoever to ever see South Point ever again.
3. No. I am sane.
4. I still haven't seen P&T!
1. The time we do the photo will depend on when everyone else is around, and does not even need to be during the windows of time I gave. Though, the other activities probably do. Perhaps we can have the MC announce a time to the audience.

2. I barely have a need. I am just a tad curious to see what's in place of the Del Mar lounge, and stuff.

3. That's too bad. Insanity is the spice of life! Too much of it, and it will choke you; but just a sprinkle makes things interesting.

4. I had seen P&T a couple of times, but not in a while! Not even since Penn lost all that weight! Perhaps I am overdue for another viewing.
We would have to see which of the Windows has tickets available, of course. Do you have any limits for when you can see it or not?

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Well, don't all of y'all respond at once!!

I just realized I have another good window of time to doing things after 3:30 PM on Thursday. I don't know why I didn't notice that one, before! It's after my first volunteer shift is over, and I won't need to be back until close to 7 PM, when the Reception begins.

So, here is a rough draft of an events schedule. No tickets have been purchased yet, so nothing is carved in stone. If anyone wants to join me, they can. If you have a suggestion for another time for something, let me know and we can probably do that instead.

4:00 PM Thursday - Visit South Point. I would probably be back before 5:00 PM. But, if it takes a bit longer, that's fine. I will probably take a cab unless someone else volunteers a car.

9:30 PM Thursday - Insanity: The Ride. I will probably take the Monorail most of the way up there, and back. We should call ahead, first, to make sure it's open. Sometimes they close because of high winds or... accidents.

During a Break on Friday: ISF Group Photo: We'll work with management to choose which break, and to have the MC make an announcement for it.

10:00 PM Friday - Insanity: The Back-Up Plan. If the ride is closed on Thursday, we'll see if we can do it Friday, instead. The ride's hours run until 2 AM.

(11:30 PM on Saturday, after the Halloween Party, could be another possible back-up time for Insanity. But, I'd rather avoid that if possible.)


9:00 PM Sunday - Penn & Teller ? - Since my flight doesn't leave until early Monday, I think I could do this. However, I might prefer an earlier show of some sort, to be safe. And, this one is almost sold out, anyway. By the time we get our acts together, it might be gone.

So... if you're REALLY aiming to see P&T get your tickets NOW! Don't wait for me!!!

I miss the old days, when Forum activity schedules would take up whole corkboards.

I noticed the web site for Insanity: The Ride says this: "This ride is not recommended for guests with physical, mental, and/or medical limitations." So, in other words, you can't actually be insane to go on it.... huh...
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I have a 6AM flight on Monday, so I'll have to miss the P&T show. And, drat, Mac King's show is closed Sundays.
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Originally Posted by Wowbagger View Post
Hello, everyone! With CSICon coming up in only a couple of weeks, I will start paying more attention to this thread!

Here is an Updated Summary for y'all:

There are 4 Activities I would like to do, that other ISFers can join me on:

1. A Group Photo of ISFers

2. Visiting the South Point for a little while, just to see what it's like these days

3. Insanity the Ride, on top of the Stratosphere

4. Seeing a Show of Some Sort: Perhaps Mindfreak, because I heard it was slightly better than Believe, and I didn't get to see Believe because I heard that was terrible.
But, it doesn't have to be that one. If there's another show someone is aiming to see as a group, I might join you, possibly.


And there are 3 Windows of Time in which I would be most available to do them:

1. Thursday Evening, after 9:30 PM (after the Lawrence Krauss "Connections" thing.)

2. Friday Evening, after 10:00 PM (after the movie screening)

3. Sunday, after 12 Noon (after the end of the whole conference)

So pick a few from Column A and match them with a time from Column B, and perhaps we'll have some semblance of an ISF Group Activity Schedule!
None of the above. Come up with a better list.
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None of the above. Come up with a better list.
YOU come up with a better list, if you think you can, hotshot.

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Well.

I'm here.

...

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CSICON 2018 will be at Westgate in Las Vegas. We outgrew the Excalibur's facilities. :-)
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But it’s in October again. Someone asked a panel how can we get younger generations involved in the skeptic movement. How about scheduling the con during the summer to allow teachers and students to attend? That’s what JREF did.
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How about scheduling the con during the summer to allow teachers and students to attend?
I think JREF made a wise decision when they changed it to summer. If enough people write to CFI about that I'll bet they'd change it. They probably can't change 2018, but they could change 2019.
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Attached are some ISF group photos Susan Gerbic took for us.

They have been somewhat color-corrected and shrunken-down in size from the originals. The ones she has on Facebook were not color corrected at all.

It's not perfect, but it's much better than last year's group photo, which had only two people in it!
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I agree about moving it to the summer. I couldn't attend due to a conflict in my schedule, and it will always be a conflict in October.
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