I had a talk with Noodleman now that he’s back in Canada and he is not attending ECCXI. He had told me a while back he was leaning on the side of not going and confirmed it this evening.
This presents a couple of complications, the largest of which is that now we need to rent a van. I have no problem renting the van. What we do have a problem with is filling it. Right now we have:
We need one more person to minimize the cost to each party. Personally I’d like it to be someone that plays multiple games well so as to get the most out of the trip or a top 3S player (as Toronto isn’t sending any AFAIK). Eric would have been my ideal choice but he apparently isn’t allowed to go. I’m open to suggestions and while I don’t want to be a bitch, I reserve the right to pick the player.
The second issue is that I need to have the funds for the van and the hotel up front this time. Last time there were a lot of problems with me getting paid and I’m still due some outstanding cash from the MAT IV trip from a few people. I’ll have exact figures from both rental company and the Motel 6 (all the players stay there) in a day or two. Concerning gas, it’s more expensive in the US than it is over here. I will pay for it up front and we’ll know pretty fast how much it’ll cost. We’ll divide it up and that’ll be covered.
The last issue is getting everyone together. Ideally, I would have everyone at my place on Thursday night. The reality is that I can’t have that happen because some people don’t feel the need to sleep at night and I need the sleep if I’m going to drive eight hours. As such, I will need everyone to meet at EMTC by 9:00am sharp. I will have the rental van by 8:30am (the earliest they open), get everyone and then head out. If we don’t get destroyed at the border, we’ll make it there in decent time.
It’s a lot easier if the players coming leave their thoughts in here. I know some of you already have friends you’d like to come. If that’s the case then find me on MSN. Any other questions please post them up in here.