Posted 12 June 2012 - 10:01 PM
So, unless you've been living under a rock, you know that America's equivalent of Summer of Sonic, Sonic Boom, will be taking place on Friday, July 13. We've been joking that we want to do Sonic Boom-becue as well, a Retro-specific party (because just going to Boom is pretty depressing.)
Unfortunately, I learned far more about open fire and alcohol on premise permits for the City of San Diego than I ever cared to and as a result our plans have switched up a bit. What I'm proposing is:
Friday: 3 to 5 p.m. pregame at everyone's favorite Irish-American bar and grill, Bennigan's! Stop by, grab a sandwich or beer, and then head down the small drive (~5-10 minutes tops) to House of Blues.
Saturday: 6 p.m. until whenever celebration of Retro at Dave & Buster's! Located centrally (at the intersection of I-5 and I-8), we'll have arcade games, not-arcade games (including a custom deck of Cards Against Humanity), food, booze and plenty of opportunities to talk about how awkward people at Sonic Boom were. I talked with Dave & Buster's, and they'd be willing to let us have the entire billiards section (30-50 person seating) exclusively if we could commit to running a $600 tab between our entire party. Such a tab would include all drinks, food and gameplay cards. I think this is doable if we have 25-30 people show up, so I'd like to get a headcount.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:04 AM
Looks like it takes an hour to get from ComicCon (which ends at 7) to Dave and Busters by public transit. I dunno if I can commit, doubt I'll need to be at the convention the whole day but it's the only day I'm going to be there so.
But I can be convinced, I would love to be there, and Dave and Buster's is somewhere I've never been but always wanted to go. It's only a 20 minute drive, so if anyone else is doing Comic Con and is driving...
Bennigans is a sure yes though.
This post has been edited by Nik Jam: 13 June 2012 - 04:07 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:31 AM
I'm down for Bennigan's. Can't stay for D&B, though.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:26 AM
That must be one of the few individually owned and operated Bennigans left. There's one in Chicago as well. Have a great time at Sonic Boom! Oh how I wish I could go.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:50 PM
Wait, so we're not allowed to bring our own grill into the Bennigan's? That's upsetting. I mean, I know this really fantastic method of tenderizing meat, shame it's been banned.
You know I want to be there. Oh man the west coast. Just have to figure out a couple things, and then from there...magic.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 12:21 AM
I still need to finish raising money for the plane tickets. I'm pretty sure I can stay with A2K and help cover gas.
Though, would you guys be down to hitting up SDCC for a bit?