Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Ben Maller)   New York Jets unable to book hotel rooms in Indianapolis because Star Trek convention already has all the rooms   (benmaller.com ) divider line
    More: Strange  
•       •       •

14184 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Aug 2004 at 11:03 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



277 Comments   (+0 »)

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all
 
2004-08-17 09:56:35 AM  
big deal -- it's not like the final score of the game would be any different if they chose not to show up ...
 
2004-08-17 09:59:41 AM  
Beam me up Scotty, there are no decent football players here.
 
2004-08-17 10:00:43 AM  
well, duh.

The trekies all booked through priceline.com
 
2004-08-17 10:02:50 AM  
Pretty detailed article there.
 
2004-08-17 10:03:31 AM  
Stupid Jets.. you'd have thought they'd have planned the trip well in advance..

/Didn't RTFA
 
2004-08-17 10:05:33 AM  
Eh, the jocks will just beat up on the geeks till they give up their rooms.

Then, in a wacky turn of events, the geeks will devise a scheme to take back their rooms in the middle of the night.

This will undoubtedly end with the Jets shaking their fists at the hotel, while the nerds give each other high fives and cheesy no-name 80s music plays in the background.
 
2004-08-17 10:18:25 AM  
*sighs* if it's this weekend, it is not a star Trek convention.

It's Gencon, which has a draw of almost 35,000 people to it.

It's a Gaming/Sci Fi convention. There's a difference. Only a few hundred people in star trek uniforms and klingon outfits rather than a few thousand.

Though the gamer funk smell will be the same.
 
2004-08-17 10:22:16 AM  
I would like it noted: I have no gamer funk. The wife gives me a spray of FCUK or Obsession for Men whenever I get a little musty.
 
2004-08-17 10:27:38 AM  
larsoncc

Anyone who shows up with the dreaded "funk" at Gencon this weekend gets a shot of my travel bottle of febreeze.

I still find it friggen hilarious that the Jets couldn't find hotel rooms downtown. Oh darn.

Too bad, so sad. Besides, it will be funny with all the convention geeks mixing with the Colts Jocks.
 
2004-08-17 10:29:17 AM  
[image from gopwgo.homestead.com too old to be available]

K-I-R-K! Kirk! Kirk! Kirk!
 
2004-08-17 10:33:28 AM  
[image from chicago.us.mensa.org too old to be available]
KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!!
 
2004-08-17 10:34:14 AM  
Damn Nerds.
 
2004-08-17 10:52:40 AM  
Curtis Martin... if you are reading this... I have a spare bedroom you can borrow on the west side of Indy.... $500 a night. Conitnental breakfast. 10 minutes from downtown and the dome.
 
2004-08-17 11:05:07 AM  
Live long and prosper you losers
 
2004-08-17 11:07:40 AM  
Geeks VS Jocks.... hmm

/This won't turn out good
 
2004-08-17 11:08:30 AM  
Heh. Heh. Heh.

Geeks will win. especially gaming geeks.

4 sided dice hurt when they hit you.
 
2004-08-17 11:09:04 AM  
I'd be there if i had the money, but i can't afford to miss work this week. And it isn't a star trek convention it's Gencon.

Gencon = teh win
 
2004-08-17 11:09:14 AM  
The Jets are still a football team?
 
2004-08-17 11:09:42 AM  
Does this mark a great turning point for American culture?

Have the geeks finally triumphed?
 
2004-08-17 11:10:00 AM  
4 sided dice hurt when they hit you.

Not through football pads, they don't.
 
2004-08-17 11:10:05 AM  
NERRRRRRRRRDDS!!

/cue picture of Ogre
//Forgot how to link to a picture
///I am stupid
 
2004-08-17 11:10:10 AM  
And when they get home they don't even have their own stadium to play in.
 
2004-08-17 11:10:24 AM  
Here is a better article: http://nypost.com/sports/jets/26999.htm


And its Gen-Con, not a Star-Trek convention.
 
2004-08-17 11:10:40 AM  
Unless the pictures posted of Trekkies at this conventions are hot 7 of 9 types, then please don't post them, for the love of humanity !
 
2004-08-17 11:11:14 AM  
Pocket Ninja

While that is true, that is when we send the costumed storm troopers out after them :)
 
2004-08-17 11:11:15 AM  
Geeks will win. especially gaming geeks.

4 sided dice hurt when they hit you.


[image from thinkgeek.com too old to be available]
 
2004-08-17 11:11:31 AM  
larsoncc

[image from webpages.marshall.edu too old to be available]

Nuuuuuuurrrrdssss!

/never grows old
 
2004-08-17 11:11:33 AM  
What do people actually do at something like Gencon? Is it just like 1000 tables all playing D&D at the same time? Thirty year olds dressed up as Gandalf? Hordes of guys leering hungrily across the room at the only three women present?
 
2004-08-17 11:11:46 AM  
Any farkers go to Otakon a few weeks ago? All those places were booked as well.
 
2004-08-17 11:11:47 AM  
Jets suck.

/runs
 
2004-08-17 11:12:59 AM  
"What do people actually do at something like Gencon? Is it just like 1000 tables all playing D&D at the same time? Thirty year olds dressed up as Gandalf? Hordes of guys leering hungrily across the room at the only three women present?"

Well, save the D&D tables, it's pretty much just like Fark then, right?
 
2004-08-17 11:13:14 AM  
I hate it when a Jets game gets in the way of an exciting Star Trek convention.

/GIANTS!!!!!
 
2004-08-17 11:13:36 AM  
3 girls? I'm so there.

And yes the Jets do, in fact, S-U-C-K.
 
2004-08-17 11:14:32 AM  
That's what I call hard-hitting, Pulitzer-worthy journalism.
 
2004-08-17 11:14:35 AM  
Well, save the D&D tables, it's pretty much just like Fark then, right?

Hm. I've never been to a Fark party, either. So who's to say that there aren't D&D tables there. I wouldn't be surprised.

Maybe Fark and Gencon are the same thing.
 
2004-08-17 11:14:58 AM  
*CHEER* The Geeks WIN!
 
2004-08-17 11:15:15 AM  
What do people actually do at something like Gencon? Is it just like 1000 tables all playing D&D at the same time?

D&D: old 'n' busted

Warhammer 40,000: new hotness

(My brother is the dark overlord of the Fairbanks gamer subculture)
 
2004-08-17 11:15:19 AM  
Hmmm... touche.
 
2004-08-17 11:15:28 AM  
Pocket Ninja

www.gencon.com

That should answer your questions. There's a lot to do, from gaming, to seminars, to autographs, dealers rooms, gaming/industry premieres, parties, anime rooms, etc.

There are games running all the time, you can find about 10 different things to do at any one time.

If you are into fantasy/sci-fi/gaming at all, Gencon is probably the best convention out there for it.

IT houses just about everything.
 
2004-08-17 11:15:58 AM  
Shortest article ever.
 
2004-08-17 11:16:07 AM  
I'll never get those 2 seconds back it took to read the "article"
 
2004-08-17 11:16:16 AM  
Gencon Webpage

Trying with a working link this time.
 
2004-08-17 11:17:07 AM  
4 sided dice are best utilized as caltrops

Anyone going to Gencon on Friday? Drew and I will be there
 
2004-08-17 11:18:01 AM  
That's right. It's "Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con". Come meet all your
favorite stars! Mark Hamill! Alf!

And many more!

Plus, tag-team robot wrestling! It's the mighty robots of
Battlestar Galactica, versus the gay robots of Star Wars!

It's Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con! Be there...and be square!
 
2004-08-17 11:18:02 AM  
And actually, according to this article in the Indy Star, they are expecting at least 25% of the people there to be female.
 
2004-08-17 11:18:10 AM  
Gencon rules... If i didn't have to work this weekend I'd be there with my D20 on!

Football sucks anyway. and wtf is with that article? can we get more than 50 words next time?
 
2004-08-17 11:18:29 AM  
Dang. Everything I had to say has already been said. Wow...
 
2004-08-17 11:18:59 AM  
this is a very slow news day
 
2004-08-17 11:19:21 AM  
Jeff

I'll be there. I'm helping run a game that night, so I have to be around.
 
2004-08-17 11:19:54 AM  
Jets lose to the Bi-Mon-Sci-Fi-Con. Meh. They lose to everybody anyways. Besides, maybe the Jets can scout the convention to find a decent QB or a bionic set of legs for their RB.

/New Jersey Jets are horrible
 
Displayed 50 of 277 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report