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Rhiemma Moon
Rhiemma Moon
Well-Connected

Jan-22-2007 04:06

Announcing the First Annual Sleuther's Convention:

SLEUTHCON I

Who? You
When? June 15-17, 2007
Where? Best Western Lakeside, Orlando (Kissimmee), FL
What? The cost for attending will be $125. This does not include your room, but does include meals (Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner on Saturday and Breakfast on Sunday) and activities. Rooms will be $69.00 per night booked in advance through the hotel. Simply tell the booking agent that you are attending SleuthCon I.

Activities/Events:

The evening of June 15th will essentially be a chance for people to get checked in and organized. It will also serve as a time for introducing ourselves to each other.

Saturday the 16th will be the main day of activities including a treasure hunt and concluding with a mystery dinner theater. There will be door prizes as well as other prize categories to be announced, such as farthest distance traveled to attend. Sunday will conclude the event with breakfast and gathering in the meeting room to hand out the last prizes and say our farewells.

As the event approaches I will have more detail on activities and prizes. I highly recommend booking early as the rooms will fill fast. Comments and suggestions will be duly noted and possibly used. :)

Hotel info is here:

http://www.bestwesternlakeside.com/

It is best to call them as you will need to tell them you are attending SleuthCon I to get the reduced rate.

We will have it set up soon to take payments to reserve your spot at the convention. I will update here as soon as I have the particulars.




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Rhiemma Moon
Rhiemma Moon
Well-Connected

Jun-16-2007 09:54

Hello all from Orlando!!! :D we will be putting up some photos soon (I hope)

We are having a blast and wish you were all here too

Ben unveiled a new Sleuth game today and showed us some examples of how the game will look... curious? heheh... ya should a been here :D Estimated launch date for "Shades of Mysteries" is September. I promise you it looks to be a lot of fun.

I'll check in again later and give some updates... in the mean time... Happy Sleuthing and we're all thinking of you here.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jun-16-2007 11:20

Just finished the Treasure Hunt, 2nd place behind Ben. Having a great time. :-)


Akano
Akano
Old Shoe

Jun-16-2007 11:44

I'm seriously having fun. I can't wait for the myster dinner theater. *fake cries* I got 5th place. *more crocodile tears... suddenly stops*

what'syourname
what'syourname

Jun-17-2007 09:04

Hey all!!! The event was great! The dinner show was amazing... funny as all get out!! The food was good. the entertainment was even better. For those that couldnt make it... You missed lots of fun. The round table discussion with Ben was interesting.. finding out all kinds of new information..smiles...

The plannning for the next Sleuth Con is underway...so I hope more people are able to come.

Rhiemma Moon
Rhiemma Moon
Well-Connected

Jun-17-2007 11:39

I want to say thank you to all of you who made it to this very first Sleuth Con. You were instrumental in making this an absolutely wonderful event. There may not have been a lot of us, but that was more than made up for in the quality of time we had.

Thank you also for all your suggestions. As we now begin preparing for next year's event, it will all help to determine when, where and how. :) I will announce that we seemed to reach a concensus on the general location of next year's event. Some where in the mid-west :D I (and others) will be looking for areas that can offer something sleuth related to our event, or at least game related.
One suggestion was to tie in with GenCon or a mystery only related convention. If any of you know of such, please let me know.

and finally... This gathering allowed me to become closer with the friends I already had made and to form new lasting friendships with players I was not as familiar with. It was a blast and I treasure the time I got to spend with all of you who were able to attend. I look forward to next year and forming more friendships while continuing to cement the ones I have.

::sniff:: Ah, Gee!!! GROUP HUG!!!!!

:D


R Anstett
R Anstett

Jun-17-2007 18:53

I have gone to a lot of conventions, group gatherings, etc. in various places.

This little weekend get together was a very fun time. Meeting some of the legends of Sleuth like Woody and Carrie, sharing ideas and thoughts about the game, listening to Ben having his ear bent over a particular favorite request ( I head the words Gate Key more this weekend than the people at Buckingham palace do) and overall a very worthwhile way to spend the weekend.

I have to say that the Treasure Hunt that what'syourname put together was very creative and I heard that the reaction of housekeeping to finding a dead body in a room was priceless. The fact that Ben won the treasure hunt was funny as he was acting like a 'lone wolf'.

Already planing and scheming about the new game, and what sort of things to look forward to.

Hope to see you all there next year.

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Jun-17-2007 19:01

Just got home from from SleuthCon, it was a great time, thanks to all who had a hand in planning the event and the treasure hunt.

It was great meeting everyone and it should be pointed out that even the the event was small, Eye Spy investigations was the best represented agency! :-D

Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin
Tale Spinner

Jun-18-2007 08:52

Thanks all. I had a really great time. Sorry I was a sleepy party pooper for most for most of the (short) time I was there; but, everybody pretended to be nice to me, so it was worth it.

Thanks in particular to the organizers. It was nice to not have to do any of the work myself.

As has been mentioned, during my presentation I did officially announce the impending launch of a new Sleuth game (scheduled for September). I'll put up an information page soon, but in the meantime you can beg one of the attendees to give you a bit of first hand information.

Sleuth Strong!


Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Jun-18-2007 19:09

Nah, Ben, it's all good. It just made you easier to pick on. :-D By the way, nice fez. I hope you have a new one next year!

It really was a fantastic time, and I'm glad I was able to make it. I do have to agree with RAn that the words "Gate Key" DID come up a lot, and the apparently obligatory "ponies" mention also occurred.

Hey, we tried. :-)

Rhiemma Moon
Rhiemma Moon
Well-Connected

Jun-19-2007 14:25

::chuckles:: as the 'dead' body in question, I can say it was particularly hilarious and I should be thoroughly ashamed of myself for scaring the daylights out of that poor housekeeper. However, all I will say is that it was my 'evil twin'. Yeah... that's the ticket... evil twin. I'm a gemini :)

There were pics taken of each stage of the treasure hunt, so as soon as we get all those pics organized that were taken of that and the rest of the event.... (ummmmm somewhere in the neighborhood of a couple hundred, lol) we will post a link to them.

I am also going to start a thread for next year's event for suggestions and ideas. As mentioned earlier, there is a possibility of tying it in with a larger event, which could cut Sleuth Con's overhead while also providing even more flexibility.

Thanks to all of you, those who attended and those who helped organize and make this event a reality. And thanks to those who took over at the last when I ran out of steam :) it was greatly appreciated.

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