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05 Oct 2017 1:14 p.m. PST
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cleo liebl05 Oct 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

Checked it out 2 days ago. Renovations are on schedule. The new doors to the tennis court are almost finished (day or two). New AC ducts and blowers are being installed (day or three more). No sinkholes.

cleo liebl05 Oct 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

Just ignore the rumors. Or PM us and we'll drive down and check it out.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

But we LIKE the rumors! grin

Good news.

Disco Joe Inactive Member05 Oct 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Thank you for the update Cleo.

cleo liebl05 Oct 2017 12:05 p.m. PST

Old mini golf place at top of hill is gone. Stairs to old balcony at top of tennis barn is to be removed.

Residing one of the sides of tennis barn.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member05 Oct 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Stairs to be removed? How do we get in? Firehouse pole?

Dynaman878905 Oct 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

> Old mini golf place at top of hill is gone.


WarWizard05 Oct 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Thanks for update.

jefritrout05 Oct 2017 12:59 p.m. PST

The HOST is ALIVE, could convey some rather scary connotations.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Oct 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

Thank you Cleo. All good news.

OK, I am curious about access to the Tennis Barn. One of those San Francisco-style streetcars? A cog railway?

TRUgamer05 Oct 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

The new entrance is positioned around the left side of the barn (thru/around the old pro shop) and the new entrance is on the ground level which is now wheelchair accessible.


Dynaman878906 Oct 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

Looking forward to seeing the new layout (and buy stuff)

Charlie 12 Inactive Member06 Oct 2017 7:27 p.m. PST

A broken down pig with lipstick is still a broken down pig…

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 11:07 p.m. PST

If the Host is alive, that bodes well for all us parasites that infest her twice a year.

PJ ONeill07 Oct 2017 8:57 a.m. PST

Charlie12- Yes, but you can still get a big, wet kiss from that pig.

ViscountEric07 Oct 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Will the three story dice tower be ready for November?

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

The mould is now self-propelled and devouring brave adventurers!

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 3:10 a.m. PST

When I got my vendor's package with the layout it was very confusing! :) I could scarcely recognize the place. You enter on the ground level in the middle of the south wall. It looks like the rest room have been rebuilt and there's now a kitchen in the northwest corner. The aisles between the tables run the other direction now.

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Ohhhh boy. Sounds like change.

Ottoathome Inactive Member08 Oct 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

Looking forward to going to the Host again! Deleted by Moderator

Stepman308 Oct 2017 9:16 a.m. PST

Damn I hate agreeing with Otto…

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

That's often a bad sign, Stepman3; better get a complete physical and mental checkup.

kayjay08 Oct 2017 7:08 p.m. PST

Thanks Cleo – Host has been getting a bit of a pounding on YELP and tripAdvisor. Then again it was a dog show.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 7:39 p.m. PST

For the folks who are lucky enough for that level of mould not to be a health issue that impedes your breathing you are fortunate that you can enjoy the con.

shthar11 Oct 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

Great. Now we can't afford it.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 5:33 p.m. PST

Can my heart take the strain of the old familiar Tennis Barn layout being different? At my age?

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP13 Oct 2017 7:48 p.m. PST

We'll bring an AED to keep the ol' ticker tickin', John.

Windward14 Oct 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

Well the Host is the devil we know. I have never found it that terrible. But then again, I avoid the high room rates and stay an a cheap motel down the road.

But for gaming space, I much prefer it to Historicon's current site.

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

I think everyone will be happy with the new layout for the vendor hall, there will be more changes to come as we prep for the ever changing venues we will be exploring for potential future show locations.

There is a lot happening at the Host…. unfortunately, rates will go up as will HMGS' cost to rent/be there…. The Host has very graciously agreed to implement those changes slowly as the changes happen so there isn't one huge sticker shock from one year to the next.

I think it is a good thing… The Host is a very nice facility in the grand scheme of things.. it is perfect for what we need/want…. I look forward to it being totally overhauled…. I just hope it remains within our price range to continue using it.

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