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July 15th, 2010
09:56 am
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Woo Hoo, It's Thursday!
That means Construct Gathering at The Castle in Livonia. This week's food will be a pasta bar. We'll provide pasta veggie red and Alfredo sauce, and a salad.

The weather people are calling for a good chance of rain and wicked hot, so we'll most likely be stuck inside. Not biggie! Bring games! I could go for learning a new game like "Ticket to Ride" or something similar. Anyone want to teach me?

Hope to see you here.


*Cross posted to Sheryl67.

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July 8th, 2010
07:44 am
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Thursday Gathering
Just a quick note to let you know that this week's gathering will take place at the home of jer_ and ellalthea in Livonia, just a mile north of the usual place. Due to the potential rain and ridiculous heat, we will be hanging out indoors, so bring a game to play if you want.

The theme is tacos, so if you wish to contribute, feel free to bring sides, toppings, or a dessert.

Message pretty much anyone for directions. Hope to see you there!

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June 29th, 2010
05:55 pm
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Putting All of our Eggs in One Basket!

This Thursday (the first of July, that is) it is time for another gathering at the Castle…this time, the theme is “Breakfast for Dinner”! We will provide eggs, waffles, and vegetarian sausages. Some great ideas to bring include:

  • Breakfast meats

  • Hash browns

  • Breakfast quiches

  • Beverages

  • Fruit

  • Champagne and Orange Juice

  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese (and bagels)

  • Jagermeister and Apple Juice

  • Other things you find breakfast appropriate…

Please make sure that anything you bring that needs to be cooked shows up cooked. The kitchen is simply not big enough for you all to cook at the gathering! Please feel free to mention below what you're bringing to prevent overlap!

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June 14th, 2010
03:11 pm
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First of the Weekly Gatherings This Week!
Gearing up for the coming con we like to have a weekly gathering of people. We always have food, drinks, and good friends. Sometimes we have gaming, craft projects, or we talk about ideas.

This Thursday we are having the kick off event. I'm very excited!

When? Thursday, June 17 5PM-10PM
Where? The Brakakis residence in Livonia Leave a comment if you need directions or the address.
What should you bring? We'll be grilling this week. I'll provide some drinks and a couple of sides. Please bring something to throw on the grill and something to share if you can.

Hope to see you here!

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May 5th, 2010
02:43 pm
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Ideas for Construct
You would think that I would be all con-ed out right now. But a day spent on my computer and talking to li885 has me thinking about what I want to do for Construct.

I thought I would post a couple of questions in order to get some input.

Would anyone be interested in a talent show?

Should the dance have a theme?



Can't wait for the Wednesday gatherings to start up again. Stay tuned for info on those.

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March 14th, 2010
04:06 pm
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ConStruct 2010, Brought to you by FUN
It's another year, so we at ConStruct thought we'd take a break from throwing some Michigan conventions you might have heard of (Penguicon anyone? Perhaps ConFusion?) to make sure things were ready for us when it is time to relax this summer. So the best relaxacon around (if we do say so ourselves) is back again!

ConStruct 2010 - August 13-15 at the Livonia Radisson (registration details here)

Some things we are planning on bringing back from next year?
  • Random guest of honor! Show up at opening ceremonies, you might be our guest of honor, with all that it entails. I can assure you that last year's GoH, Carrie Dalton, abused the privilege right properly!
  • MMORPG (Massively Meal Oriented Rations Provided Gratis) Last year, you guys preferred our home cooked meals in the Consuite over the ordinary, snacky fare…so this year, we are planning on even more of that (and we would love your ideas and help there!)
  • Dance Last year's 80's Dance was a lot of fun, so this year we are discussing another themed dance…what theme should we choose? Why don't YOU decide?
  • The selection of ConChair Which is described in full on our people page but is excerpted here:
    A given year's conchair shall be selected Sunday afternoon, at the end of the convention using the following criteria…whoever brought the most fun to the most people in a way that is purely subjective…shall be named conchair of that con.
    (If for no reason other than this, I love this con)
  • TONS MORE...
But seriously…this con is run by you. Last year, the people that showed brought amazing energy and joy to the proceedings. Now that we've seen how this works, I expect this year to rock EVEN HARDER.

So what are you bringing to ConStruct?

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August 28th, 2009
10:37 pm
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Something that might interest y'all - tomorrow!
WHAT: Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire
WHERE: Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds
5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
HOW MUCH: Free!!!

Local "Makers" will demonstrate robots, bookbinding, electric vehicles, computer-controlled machinery, high-altitude balloons, vortex cannons, and other projects, devices, and inventions at the first Ann Arbor "Mini" Maker Faire, Saturday August 29, at the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds. Visitors can silkscreen their own t-shirt and learn to solder by making their own "Wee Blinky" electronic circuit to take home. Admission, parking, and all activities are free. Over 25 different groups and individuals from the Ann Arbor and surrounding area are scheduled to exhibit.

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August 26th, 2009
11:01 am
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Constructacon 1 Photos


Further photos can be found at constructacon.org - please feel free to register at the gallery there and upload your own photos!

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August 24th, 2009
06:27 pm
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Construct 1.0 Lost and Found and/or Hopes and Dreams
Lose anything at Construct?

Find anything that you don't know where it came from?

Wish that someone had supplied something, or alternately, that we hadn't supplied so much of something?

Hope for something for the next Construct?

What's your dream "thing" to have happen at the next Construct?

Random chatting about that right here, in this blog.

I hear that Moonbeam is missing a slicing knife, Matt is missing some pillows and a shaver, I'm missing some sanity and Jer isn't missing anything at all.

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12:01 pm
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ConStruct pictures posted!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/93373818@N00/sets/72157622130484604/

I had a lot of fun and not nearly enough sleep.

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