Who's coming for the AHA Conference?

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  1. DrewBeechum

    DrewBeechum Meyvn (1,235) Mar 15, 2003 California
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    Since the launch of registration is tomorrow at 3PM EST. I just want to see who's going to try and get some tickets for this thing?

    If the AHA reaches the capacity numbers, this will be a monster. I also fully expect that the registration will blow up like crazy since the conference hasn't been out on the East Coast proper since 2006 in Orlando and nearby since 2008 (Cincinnati).

    Who's in?
     
  2. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,288) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

  3. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    Booked the hotel a little while ago, plan on registering right at 3.
     
  4. barfdiggs

    barfdiggs Initiate (0) Mar 22, 2011 California

    Sad I'll be missing out. Its right around the time of my thesis defense, which means I'll be stressed before and sick afterwards (From either let down or way too much celebratory Chocolate Rain).
     
  5. DrewBeechum

    DrewBeechum Meyvn (1,235) Mar 15, 2003 California
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    Barf.. good luck!

    Everyone else, the site is taking a beating, but now is the time to register!
     
  6. TomFoley

    TomFoley Initiate (193) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    not getting anywhere................................
     
  7. VikeMan

    VikeMan Meyvn (1,328) Jul 12, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Registered.
     
  8. DrewBeechum

    DrewBeechum Meyvn (1,235) Mar 15, 2003 California
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  9. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,002) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah, I had to use the regonline.com link since the website is overwhelmed.

    I look forward to the NHC in Philly; the best beer city in America!:slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
  10. OldSock

    OldSock Defender (655) Apr 3, 2005 District of Columbia
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  11. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,288) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Got the regonline from another website. This was a little different from years past, we got the hotel and conf., but had to jump through more hoops. The AHA site was slow last year. This year it was not responding due to being swamped, it was still up according some guy in the club who pinged it and saw the repsonses.

    Already posed the question to a local AHA board member about next year in Grand Rapids.
     
  12. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,288) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    It looks like there are a lot of new people to meet this year.
     
  13. TomFoley

    TomFoley Initiate (193) Mar 19, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Yes, thanks for that info.
     
  14. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,002) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    And I look forward to meeting you too. Jeff!

    Cheers!
     
  15. EricMc513

    EricMc513 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2007 California

  16. ColForbinBC

    ColForbinBC Poo-Bah (1,979) Sep 9, 2005 New Jersey
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    This will be my first time going.
     
  17. hopfenunmaltz

    hopfenunmaltz Meyvn (1,288) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    There were the Conf-minus Thursday, and the social still available as of 10 minutes ago.

    One could always get one of those and be wait listed for the full conf.

    Some were saying it would take longer to sell out with 2500 this year. Wow, it will get sold out by bedtime, probably before.

    Edit - #8 for me. See you there Jack.
     
  18. EricMc513

    EricMc513 Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2007 California

    Wasn't last year 36 hours for just under 2000 people? Glad I got in! Missed getting a room in the host hotel, though. Looks like there's a few nearby, though.
     
  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,002) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Wow! Sold out in just a couple of hours!?! I suppose lots of folks want to visit the best beer city in America!

    For you non-locals, a few tips on how to talk like a Philadelphian.

    Firstly, add the word “Yo” to your vocabulary. An example sentence: Yo, Adrian!

    Secondly, we all know the basic ingredients of beer: Malt, Water, Hops and Yeast. So, let me help you to properly pronounce “water”: it is pronounced like wood-er. We don’t respond to that watt-er nonsense.

    Indigenous foods are cheesesteaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, …

    So, how to order a cheesesteak. If you state: Cheesesteak Wit (which stands for with) you will get a cheesesteak with Cheese Whiz and fried onions (that is the Wit part). If you don’t want orange gooey stuff on your cheesesteak you need to specify the type of (real) cheese that you want; the two popular options Provolone cheese or American cheese. If you don’t want fried onions then the expression would be Cheesesteak Wit-out.

    If you order an Italian Hoagie it would be an abomination to ask for mayo on that sandwich . You can order it dry but you really should ask for oil (oil/vinegar combo) for your hoagie.

    When it comes to eating soft pretzels it is possible to eat it plain but you really, really should put mustard on it; not ‘fancy’ mustard just plain old yellow mustard.

    I suppose the best advice I could do is recommend that you rent the movie Rocky and learn how to talk like Rocky; you will then be just like a ‘regular’ Philadelphian!:slight_smile:

    Cheers!
     
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  20. DrewBeechum

    DrewBeechum Meyvn (1,235) Mar 15, 2003 California
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    Yow!

    Important thing to realize about the Full-Thurs bit - all of the talks from Thursday afternoon (aka when the talks start) will be repeated later in the conference. Problem with the space we're in - the AHA's sharing space with another conference until that night - so it limits the bodies the AHA can put in the area.
     
  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,002) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    “Yow”? Oh boy, I think you are gonna need a lot of work!?!:wink:

    I think your ‘homework’ is both Rocky and Rocky II!

    Cheers!
     
  22. koopa

    koopa Poo-Bah (1,825) Apr 20, 2008 New Jersey
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    Registered and hotel reserved.
     
  23. axeman9182

    axeman9182 Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2009 New Jersey
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    We should plan a BA Homebrew forum meetup at some point during the conference.
     
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  24. reverseapachemaster

    reverseapachemaster Aspirant (244) Sep 21, 2012 Texas
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    I can't make it but if I did I'd show up in blackface as Apollo Creed.
     
  25. Gmr75

    Gmr75 Aspirant (244) Apr 30, 2002 Connecticut
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    Registered, staying at host hotel, and our club is doing club night. Really looking forward to the event!
     
  26. epk

    epk Initiate (145) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    I live right outside Philly so had to jump on this. The friend that I brew with actually registered me as a guest because I'm lazy and still haven't become an AHA member myself.

    First time for both of us. We just went with the standard cheapest package. What should I expect from that package? I'm seriously hoping its much more than an expensive beer fest.
     
  27. MrOH

    MrOH Defender (641) Jul 5, 2010 Maryland

    I guess I oughtta become an AHA member so I can go, what with living in Philly, and having in-laws in Grand Rapids to stay with next year.
     
  28. epk

    epk Initiate (145) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Well Philly is sold out. But having in-laws in Grand Rapids is a plus for next year.
     
  29. DrewBeechum

    DrewBeechum Meyvn (1,235) Mar 15, 2003 California
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    Don't forget.. if you're interested in going to the conference, try and get on the waitlist! As we get closer to the conference, people will also be selling their tickets.
     
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