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Title: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 28, 2014, 12:31:11 AM
Day/time::: Friday 930pm

List of local bars, post or pm(preferred) to add[to be updated till at-con]:::
-Tanq (http://www.marriott.com/hotel-restaurants/sjcsj-san-jose-marriott/tanq-bar/5218147/online-menu.mi)(starting point since it's connected to the Con/Marriot)

-Affinity Bar & Grill (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-jose-SJCSHHF/dining/index.html)(Attached to Hilton/Con)
-Dive Bar(78 E Santa Clara St)
-Arcadia (http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/menus/arcadia/ASSJ%20Beverage%20List%2001.06.14.pdf)(100 W San Carlos St)
-Agenda (http://www.agendalounge.com/)(399 S 1st St)
-Gordon Biersch (http://www.gordonbiersch.com/food/full-menu)(33 E San Fernando St)
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Food::::
PizzaMyHeart (http://pizzamyheart.com/Pizza_My_Heart_Menu.html) (117 E San Carlos St)
SmokeEaters (http://smoke-eaters.com/menu/) (29 S 3rd St)
OriginalJoes (301 S 1st St)
GrillOnTheAlley (http://maps.google.com/local_url?dq=restraunts+near+san+jose+convention+center&q=http://www.thegrill.com/sanjose&ved=0CKsBEOQE&sa=X&ei=Q-bqUqq9LKeaiQKJuYHwCQ&s=ANYYN7lx0ZqysrqkOKJllqcGA1GjgIJKdw) (172 S Market St)
of course, there's JackNtheBox and Mc Donald's- but meh.

Personally- atm I'm thinking I'll end the night at Pizza My Heart like I did with others last year.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on January 28, 2014, 10:11:19 AM
Looking good. I'll meet you guys at Tanq, and go from there.

I also want to hit up SmokeEaters also if that's an option.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: brohamjeff on January 29, 2014, 11:21:09 PM
This will be my first fanime and am entirely interested in getting to know people! Will definitely attend!
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 30, 2014, 06:01:43 PM
Since food is something other than alcohol, I'll have to have a poll done by going through everyone's posts and seeing who wants to go there and updating the mainpost each time.

So, where to go for a bite to eat if at all? Feel free to add an option as well.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on January 30, 2014, 07:53:21 PM
I vote SmokeHouse. It's nearby SJSU.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 30, 2014, 08:01:21 PM
I vote SmokeHouse. It's nearby SJSU.
They close at 1, so its good to have if leaving the tanq early.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on January 30, 2014, 08:05:50 PM
I suppose. Any ideal meeting time at Tanq?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 30, 2014, 08:09:49 PM
It's going to be between 11 and 12. Specific time to be posted when con schedule is close to completion.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Admiral Donuts on January 30, 2014, 08:57:10 PM
...what day?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 30, 2014, 08:59:49 PM
...what day?
Most likely Friday or Saturday. I'll be there from day 0 til monday though.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on January 31, 2014, 09:41:11 AM
Hm, I'm fine with Fridays and the weekend. Not sure If I'm gonna be at Day 0
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on January 31, 2014, 02:57:41 PM
Hm, I'm fine with Fridays and the weekend. Not sure If I'm gonna be at Day 0
It'll most likely be on Friday since Saturday has the most going on at night.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Tenya on February 03, 2014, 10:48:51 AM
So, is this pretty much just a pub crawl, or is part of the point also to discuss fandom with a slightly older crowd, minus the teenage hijinks?
(Dang, just asking that makes me feel old. Haha.)
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on February 03, 2014, 02:51:33 PM
So, is this pretty much just a pub crawl, or is part of the point also to discuss fandom with a slightly older crowd, minus the teenage hijinks?
Just to hang out. The list of places is to decide where to go or stay at. Each bar has its own pluses and minuses.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: princesskitty18 on February 03, 2014, 04:56:45 PM
List of local bars, post or pm(preferred) to add[to be updated till at-con]:::
Personally- atm I'm thinking I'll end the night at Pizza My Heart like I did with others last year.

hey lucifar. good to see u again. looks like ur getting a jump on this years get-together :p
should be fun :D
ive never been able to make it except for the one in 2012 (missed last years cuz of scheduling problems)
but we'll see what happens
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on February 03, 2014, 09:49:04 PM
Sadly, I didn't get to attend due to scheduling conflicts also, but this year I am sure I'll be on the gathering..
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on February 03, 2014, 10:14:36 PM
List of local bars, post or pm(preferred) to add[to be updated till at-con]:::
Personally- atm I'm thinking I'll end the night at Pizza My Heart like I did with others last year.

hey lucifar. good to see u again. looks like ur getting a jump on this years get-together :p
should be fun :D
ive never been able to make it except for the one in 2012 (missed last years cuz of scheduling problems)
but we'll see what happens
Yeah, there was a handful of things I didn't get to go to last year cuz of scheduling as well-

Anywho, the specifics are up to vote and will be decided later.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on February 03, 2014, 10:53:23 PM
Ah, so your trying your hand at a 21+ M&G? Cool.

I was going to start a new thread for the 21+ M&G, but you got your thread up first. Anyway I was thinking why not skip the bar and the $$ and do a room party. Well not really a party just hangout in a room and mingle.

I already done a few room party's and they all turned out petty chill. This year my room mates will be shooting for a suite, hopefully. As far as the drink of choice we had enough liquor for 3-4 popular cocktails, margaritas, Long Island ice teas, AMF, etc..

Anyway that's an option. Only problem about the room is space and noise. But like with every M&G only half of the people that say their coming do show up.  Your thoughts?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on February 03, 2014, 11:10:38 PM
Ah, so your trying your hand at a 21+ M&G? Cool.

I was going to start a new thread for the 21+ M&G, but you got your thread up first. Anyway I was thinking why not skip the bar and the $$ and do a room party. Well not really a party just hangout in a room and mingle.

I already done a few room party's and they all turned out petty chill. This year my room mates will be shooting for a suite, hopefully. As far as the drink of choice we had enough liquor for 3-4 popular cocktails, margaritas, Long Island ice teas, AMF, etc..

Anyway that's an option. Only problem about the room is space and noise. But like with every M&G only half of the people that say their coming do show up.  Your thoughts?

I am cool with the room party. However yeah, space and noise is a factor that we must consider. I also like the idea of us gathering at a bar/food joint socializing and eating like there's no tomorrow. :p
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on February 04, 2014, 06:39:35 AM
I am cool with the room party. However yeah, space and noise is a factor that we must consider. I also like the idea of us gathering at a bar/food joint socializing and eating like there's no tomorrow. :p
Well the problem with that from last years attempt was, everyone is a cheap bastard, and no one wants to walk 3+ blocks, nor spend more than $10 for drinks
Lets face it, norcal folk really haven't done a 21+ m&g like AX does. That's where I got my idea from, and tried to do one for Fanime.
But I'll see how this goes, I'll most likely show up.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Captain Marvelous on March 14, 2014, 12:59:57 AM
I wouldn't mind going to this. I haven't gotten shitfaced since uni.

...seriously though, it sounds like a fun time!
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: ash on March 19, 2014, 11:58:43 AM
Both sound fun so y not do both hahaha
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on March 19, 2014, 02:19:27 PM
Just a reminder folks: If we are going to SmokeEaters on Friday, Beer's on me!
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: starrdylan on March 19, 2014, 09:15:09 PM
If the everything works out as planned hopefully I will be able to join in.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: thepsynergist on March 20, 2014, 12:01:39 AM
If it didn't take me 20 shots of vodka to get drunk, I'd consider getting drunk at a bar.  >.>
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on March 20, 2014, 02:12:30 PM
Anyway I was thinking why not skip the bar and the $$ and do a room party. Well not really a party just hangout in a room and mingle.
Sounds good, but who supplies the room and alcohol?  Whoever supplies the room inevitably would then take responsibility for whatever happens in the room, so not alot of people would volunteer.  If it's BYOB, then people would have to bring stuff with them along with any/all their luggage to their own rooms.

I already done a few room party's and they all turned out petty chill. This year my room mates will be shooting for a suite, hopefully. As far as the drink of choice we had enough liquor for 3-4 popular cocktails, margaritas, Long Island ice teas, AMF, etc..
If you're cool to have people chill out at your suite, that'd be perfect.  As far as drinks, are you hosting?

Well the problem with that from last years attempt was, everyone is a cheap bastard, and no one wants to walk 3+ blocks, nor spend more than $10 for drinks
Last year I spent about $50 in one night :/ Wasn't drunk afterward.

I am cool with the room party. However yeah, space and noise is a factor that we must consider. I also like the idea of us gathering at a bar/food joint socializing and eating like there's no tomorrow. :p
Another reason why alot of people wouldn't want to host in their rooms.  I've heard in the past that hotels have called cops due to repeated noise complaints, but that could just be rumor.  Drunk people tend to be loud :/  Eating at smokeeaters is an awesome idea and should definitely be implemented early/mid duration.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Silent Vengeance on March 20, 2014, 02:55:08 PM
if its room party couldnt you charge like $5-$10 a person?? should help cover the cost of alcohol. although someone would still need to supply a suite.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Admiral Donuts on March 20, 2014, 03:24:39 PM
Some advice: room parties tend to get out of hand, but if you do a big of pre-drinking in the room and kick everyone out fairly early it can help get things started.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on March 20, 2014, 08:06:38 PM
Lol I know what works and what doesn't at a room party. This is not my first rodeo. The key is to be mature about it. It's not a room PARTY! It's  more of a chill/fun/mingle, actual conversations gathering that happens to be in a hotel room. If you want to really party! Then that's what the bar/club is for.

Although  the trouble does start when some one brings a kareoke game or wii sports game. Laugher is what gets you attention you don't want. The worst I ever saw was the hotel charged and extra $200 for clean up. Then again it wasn't a party! Party! Just a few dozen people and dropped sodas on the carpet, and lots of trash.  But it had complaints all 4 days. Then again some rumors are exaggerated so as not to try them, and for good reason. 

Yeah I'm thinking about it, that all depends if we get a suite or not, or what location our rooms is.
If it's my room party I never charge, and I supply my own liquor depends what the drink theme is. But some people do chip in/bring a bottle or two and that's cool. But I won't say if it's a go or not till a few days before the con.


$50 and didn't get buzzed/drunk? Well like a buddy of mine said, "you don't order dinner at bar."
It usually helps to have dinner first then go drinking after.  And come one now, beer? It's ok I guess but I don't like to hit the head every hour.

20 shots of vodka to get drunk? I don't even know what to say about that. I guess the only thing I can say is find that medium where you have a good time and wake up happy the next day, not hating life, and hung over. 
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: thepsynergist on March 20, 2014, 10:43:22 PM
To be fair, that's how much it took to have me pass out.  15 is for a really nice buzz; also, I never really had a hangover, as long as I drink water while I drink.

Which bars are the closest to the Con?  I've never been to bars in San Jose.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: heeroyuy135 on March 20, 2014, 11:10:52 PM
I'm planning on drinking on Thursday over at Tanq for Day Zero, then over at SmokeEaters with the Forum peeps on Friday (cashing in on limDsage's beer offer). Saturday is wide open for me, although I have something happening at midnight so I can pre-game around 10pm-ish then come back around 2am-ish for Round 2.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on March 21, 2014, 06:58:27 AM
Which bars are the closest to the Con?  I've never been to bars in San Jose.

Tanq is the closest, but it's also the most expensive one. There's a a couple of hole in the wall sports bars a block and a half down south from McDonald's. I been there it's meh, but ok I guess.

Most of the better bars/clubs are all 3 1/2 - 4 blocks away. To give your a better idea it's 2-3 blocks up from Jack in the Box. Pretty much everything is north of E. San Fernando St. It's a good walk last time it took about 25 minutes at a slow pace.  Also about the same distance as Smoke Eaters.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: starrdylan on March 21, 2014, 09:31:12 PM
As long as we onto have a hotel room party I am game for meeting upon at any pub in the area
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Siennea on March 23, 2014, 09:37:01 AM
If I go, I'm interested! Has it all been decided already?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on March 23, 2014, 02:55:09 PM
If I go, I'm interested! Has it all been decided already?

Not yet fully. Still trying to figure out what Lucifar wants to do.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on April 07, 2014, 09:45:23 PM
If I go, I'm interested! Has it all been decided already?

Not yet fully. Still trying to figure out what Lucifar wants to do.
So far the votes seem to come in as staying at the Tanq. A room party is nice, but that's up to Echo. Either way, meeting at the Tanq first is a definite.
I'm planning on drinking on Thursday over at Tanq for Day Zero, then over at SmokeEaters with the Forum peeps on Friday (cashing in on limDsage's beer offer). Saturday is wide open for me, although I have something happening at midnight so I can pre-game around 10pm-ish then come back around 2am-ish for Round 2.
I'll be there Thursday as well.
Which bars are the closest to the Con?  I've never been to bars in San Jose.

Tanq is the closest, but it's also the most expensive one. There's a a couple of hole in the wall sports bars a block and a half down south from McDonald's. I been there it's meh, but ok I guess.

Most of the better bars/clubs are all 3 1/2 - 4 blocks away. To give your a better idea it's 2-3 blocks up from Jack in the Box. Pretty much everything is north of E. San Fernando St. It's a good walk last time it took about 25 minutes at a slow pace.  Also about the same distance as Smoke Eaters.
I hate walking :/ I'm considering having one of those bicycle cart guys take me if absolutely needed. But then again, it's only 5 blocks... but 25 min? meh.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: DigitalDAF on April 13, 2014, 01:38:06 AM
If I go, I'm interested! Has it all been decided already?

Not yet fully. Still trying to figure out what Lucifar wants to do.
I have no idea, but I'd be interested in going.
Lucifargundam please post what the plan is on the first post.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: The Doctor on April 13, 2014, 02:54:46 AM
So here I am, late to this, and wondering; this is totally a thing now? This is happening?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on April 13, 2014, 10:38:11 PM
It seems like Lucifar hasn't been around the forums as much.

But it does seems like people want to meet up at TanQ, so I guess that's where the main spot will be for the gathering...
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on April 13, 2014, 10:45:29 PM
Im def down for drinks. I might a break from smoking.

Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: BlueHaro on April 13, 2014, 10:59:02 PM
Late to the party~ but I'm quite interested. Where ever this may be lol. It's nice to hang out with some older anime fans  :)
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: HaiChristie on April 21, 2014, 12:08:53 AM
This all sounds really fun I know my friends would go to these kinds of hangouts and we always apply the house rule of byoa
not sure about going out to a bar but I'll keep checking this thread out for more details closer to con :)
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: limDsage on April 21, 2014, 09:35:55 AM
I'll talk to Lucifar more on what's his plan about this. However I hope everyone is cool meeting up at TanQ?
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on April 23, 2014, 08:21:56 PM
I'm cool with meeting at the Tanq but if no one is going to drink there is kind of pointless to be there. Those are just my 2 cents.

@haichirstie, awesome you guys know the byoa. Ill see how things are going on my end. I hate sounding like a broken record but that's how things go. Don't really want to get everyone hyped up then not deliver.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on April 23, 2014, 08:48:55 PM
Im down for some drinks. There are many spots around the con.  Im cool with byoa as well, i usually hit up the same licasto every year anywayz. Blunts n drinks. :-)
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on April 24, 2014, 06:19:18 PM
Blunts? Yeah..... Not sure if you misunderstood, but where just going to have drinks.  I'm not a smoker neither are my roomies. So if we do have drinks at our room it would just be that. Nothing more.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on April 24, 2014, 06:26:05 PM
Thats really nice to know. But i believe blunts, cigarillos, cigs would be for me. I like to have a smoke when drinking.  That is great that you and your friends dont smoke. Thumbs up. But im talking bout myself, not u or ur friends. :-)

Btw, if its in ur room, which i hope it isnt...count me out. Good luck having strangers in ur room, i wouldnt recommend that.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on April 24, 2014, 07:45:46 PM
It's cool. No worries, we been inviting strangers into our rooms for the last 4+ years in various cons with no problems so far. They come in as strangers and leave as friends.

Oddly Fanime has been our lowest turn out in the 5 cons we go to. That's why we are unsure to host one or not.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on April 24, 2014, 08:21:39 PM
Be safe.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Oraia on May 05, 2014, 01:31:45 PM
Down.  Usually spend too many hours wandering mindlessly.  Def would prefer to drink and hang. Count me in for whatever.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Menchi on May 05, 2014, 09:08:01 PM
Single Barrel is an excellent spot for quiet conversation.  The wait can be a while, though, and the drinks are as pricey as they are delicious (they are very good).  Not really a place to host a large gathering, but if people hit it off and want to break off into smaller groups, it's a very nice speak easy to drink at for a while.

A room gathering would be the most cost effective and also make for the best environment for actually communicating.  Tanq gets pretty loud and fills up quite a bit.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Tiana on May 12, 2014, 04:31:32 PM
Alright, so would it be safe to assume there will be some kind of get together?  I have been reading this thread and hopefully there will be plans.  As longs as drinks are involved my ladies and I are there! :D
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 13, 2014, 09:46:17 PM
Well the polls speak for themselves! Hope to see you all at the gathering!!
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: guyver20 on May 17, 2014, 05:33:23 PM
I know I'm jumping on this train way late, but I would like to volunteer some cash or a bottle of whatever towards this meet and greet.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Jesse Uppercut on May 20, 2014, 03:31:16 PM
Was a specific date and time confirmed? I know Friday was insinuated but I didn't notice a time frame. I was interested in stopping by.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: guyver20 on May 20, 2014, 10:20:43 PM
I am open to meet people anytime Thursday night/ evening. If you guys are doing a meet up in some corner, let me know what you guys like, I drink most liquor (vodka, tequila, sake, etc). Just dont ask me to be the bartender.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Haiderp on May 20, 2014, 11:56:32 PM
Registered on the forum JUST to respond to this! This looks like a really cool idea and want to join in, I'd be willing to bring bring some bottles/fade in on some too!

On a side note, anyone also attending comic con this year? Would be cool to set something like this up in July
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Oraia on May 21, 2014, 07:52:14 AM
Was a specific date and time confirmed? I know Friday was insinuated but I didn't notice a time frame. I was interested in stopping by.

First post says Friday 9:30
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 21, 2014, 07:55:55 PM
Friday at 930 is the official date time. But some of us will he there thurs and saturday. Ill he wearing a red shirt with a black tie.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 22, 2014, 05:59:07 PM
I kinda tuned out/forgot about this meeting until like...5 minutes ago XD I'm headed to San Jose now on caltrain to get my badge. My boyfriend and I will be around the convention center until about 8:30-ish, so if ppl wanna meet up just to meet each other then that sounds cool. If something's happening Friday night, I'm down to meet up :)

Lucifer: I need to remember what u look like XD
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 22, 2014, 10:05:11 PM
Im at the tanq right now wearing my red shirt.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: princesskitty18 on May 23, 2014, 12:28:51 AM
dangggg i left the con area around like 9. i was hella hungry :/

probly tomorrow thennn. i'll try and make at least the beginning
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 23, 2014, 12:37:20 PM
The gelathering tonight is still down at 930
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: echoshadow on May 23, 2014, 05:36:34 PM
Dam that's hella early.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 23, 2014, 08:09:38 PM
Dam that's hella early.
4.5 hrs seems like enugh time to me. Even then, thats drinking till closing. I plan on staying a while but wasnt expecting to be there till last call. I may be up for it though.

Jokerlimmy will show up tomarrow. Maybe tonight.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: EJAY420 on May 23, 2014, 08:42:43 PM
Cant find liquor anywhere. No licastos?!
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 23, 2014, 09:48:24 PM
Leaving tanq for pizza my heart.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: AuroraDreamer on May 23, 2014, 10:02:34 PM
Thanks.... Right when I arrive
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: otakuya on May 23, 2014, 10:30:40 PM
At pizza my heart still? I'll stop by to say hi


Oh well
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 24, 2014, 12:15:38 AM
Thanks.... Right when I arrive
I came back! Just need to be a lil bit more patient :p
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 24, 2014, 09:06:35 PM
Heading to tanq now.
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Madoneko on May 24, 2014, 09:43:38 PM
I'll be there! 8)
Title: Re: (21+) gathering 2014
Post by: Lucifargundam on May 24, 2014, 10:32:29 PM
I'll be there! 8)
At smokeeaters now D: left tanq @ 1015... Will return in abut half n hr. Gotta finish wings n picture of beer first.