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Last post 05-12-2012 5:56 AM by kayii. 18 replies.
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  • 04-23-2012 4:26 PM

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    Friday Night just got More Crowded

    I just heard that there's going to be a Blake Shelton concert at Banker's Life Fieldhouse on Friday Aug. 17th. So, it's gamers and bkers and country music fans, oh my.
    If I could think of something witty, I'd sure put it here.
  • 04-23-2012 4:34 PM In reply to

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Now that is a cultural study worth observing.
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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Banker's Lite Fieldhouse? Please tell me that isn't downtown, too.

    And just to add to the mix, the Indy Fringe Fest (www.indyfringe.org) starts Gen Con weekend, too.

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  • 04-23-2012 6:20 PM In reply to

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Look east down Georgia St. from the ICC and you'll see Banker's Life Fieldhouse. It used to be called Conseco until a few months ago. At least most of the Fringe folks will probably be up on Mass Ave. which is about a mile from the Convention Center.
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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    At least the Indians and Colts are on the road that weekend and the Lawns at White river's concert is on the 14th.

     

  • 04-23-2012 8:22 PM In reply to

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Connie B.:
    Look east down Georgia St. from the ICC and you'll see Banker's Life Fieldhouse. It used to be called Conseco until a few months ago. At least most of the Fringe folks will probably be up on Mass Ave. which is about a mile from the Convention Center.

    Yeah, but the Fringe folks'll still probably get crowded out a bit.

    This is really starting to sound like a weird and bad science-fiction story where people from multiple timelines and cultures are dropped into the same area for some nefarious reason.

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  • 04-23-2012 8:28 PM In reply to

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    NDGeekboy:

    This is really starting to sound like a weird and bad science-fiction story where people from multiple timelines and cultures are dropped into the same area for some nefarious reason.

    We should build a Thunderdome!

  • 04-23-2012 10:56 PM In reply to

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    You'd best start believing in crossovers, Genconers. You're in one!.
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    It would be like the SW Cantina on Mos Eisley city-wide.

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  • 04-24-2012 6:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Suppose he'll be bringing his Voice team with him...and before you ask NO, I do not watch that show!

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Me thinks the Gene doth protest too much...

    and on a side note, Really Indy CVB? Really?

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    It's funny there has been a number of events at the Fieldhouse during Gen Con  but they really haven't had any impact on the show.

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Keeper:

    It's funny there has been a number of events at the Fieldhouse during Gen Con  but they really haven't had any impact on the show.

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    I know there have been events there during the con, but the events that run haven't been (imho) very mainstream or have been Gencon related. The last 4 years I can remember were 2 Video Games Live performances, either AAA or Womens basketball, and some kind of concert(?) last year that looked awful fancy based on the view from Scottys.

    Only reason I chimed in was because this is the first time I can think of where I actually know the name that will be performing... and Gene really did seemingly out himself as a "Voice-r"

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  • 04-25-2012 2:46 AM In reply to

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    bad_karma:
    Keeper:

    It's funny there has been a number of events at the Fieldhouse during Gen Con  but they really haven't had any impact on the show.

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    I know there have been events there during the con, but the events that run haven't been (imho) very mainstream or have been Gencon related. The last 4 years I can remember were 2 Video Games Live performances, either AAA or Womens basketball, and some kind of concert(?) last year that looked awful fancy based on the view from Scottys.

    Only reason I chimed in was because this is the first time I can think of where I actually know the name that will be performing... and Gene really did seemingly out himself as a "Voice-r"

    My 13 year old daughter is always watching that, Dancing with the Stars and some other show...it's not idol, but something similar I think...at least one TV in the house seems to always have one or the other on
  • 04-25-2012 7:01 AM In reply to

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    BladeRunner-Press/Gene:
    and some other show...it's not idol, but something similar I think...at least one TV in the house seems to always have one or the other on

    Gonna take a guess that it is Glee. My daughter records that one.

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Minami:

    BladeRunner-Press/Gene:
    and some other show...it's not idol, but something similar I think...at least one TV in the house seems to always have one or the other on

    Gonna take a guess that it is Glee. My daughter records that one.

    Kenda...I know it's not Glee...It's another reality type contest show of some kind

  • 04-25-2012 12:49 PM In reply to

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    It would be like the SW Cantina on Mos Eisley city-wide.

    Isn't that normal for Gencon?

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    Re: Friday Night just got More Crowded

    Favorite Gen Con yet. Colts pre-season game. No close parking available, opposing team had to stay at least a 40 minute drive away. The field of blue jerseys looking like bad cosplay. Woo Hoo!

    As far as the concert and things, we can do it! not many folks park in the Bankers Life parking lot for the Con. So they pretty much have the run of the Fieldhouse and generally run off after. Really no impact at all.

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  • 05-12-2012 5:56 AM In reply to

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    I might be unique in this, but it makes me sad that once I find a place to park Wednesday (what with all the parking garages having "NO MOTORCYCLES" stickers plastered all over the place) I will be unable to get out for the bike events even though I will be only a block away. All in the name of "reserving" a parking place. But, on another note, does anyone know the name of the japanese eatery in downtown area? Remember the food there being very good, and not sure many of my biker brothers will go near raw fish, so dinner without a wait may be solved... On the other hand, this is MotoGP, not Sturgis. People from all over the world. Sashimi will probably be very popular. Oh, well. Back to plan A, packing Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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