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Captain Jack
02-13-2006, 08:20 PM
Yo everybody!

No, your eyes do not decieve you! We want to bring the Rum Party up North! If you've were at Ani-Magic '05 or Anime-LA '06, chances are you know what this is all about. If not, then read on!

The Rum Party is an all-ages party that several friends and I first started at Anime Expo '05, where it was basically an unofficial gathering. We had a gambling corner and an auction. It's turned into much more since then! This will be the fourth Rum Party we host. We serve up iced tea (our "rum") and set up several games to play, and events to take part in. Playing games is a good way to win gold coins, which can be used in the pirate/wench auction at the close of the party. Taking parts in events is a good way to win prizes and challenge each other to see who's got the most pirate in 'em.

Unfortunately, many members of the Rum Party crew won't be attending Sakura Con, so it won't be as big as it was at Ani-Magic or Anime-LA. However, it's always a blast and a great way to meet new people. Plus, it's pirate themed, so i fyou have an old pirate or wench costume collecting dust, bring it!

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On to the list of games:

1. Gambling - Ye Olde Schoole way of winning gold coins! Play against our dealer in a game of cards (usually Black Jack, but other games get played as well) to win some gold.
2. Shotglass Checkers - Think you're a hard drinker? Play some shotglass checkers (we use Brainwash soda, which burns the throat x_x ) And see if you've got the gall to win.
3. Shooting Range - Try your skill with a rubberband gun and shoot down plastic bottles. You win 2 gold coins for every bottle (ten bottles in all).
4. Ale Chugging - For those who would rather just drink and not play checkers, see if you've got what it takes to down an entire mug of Root Beer at once.

And for the events:

1. Auction - Use your gold coins at the end of the party to bid on a pirate or a wench as an escort for the dance! It's a great way to meet new people as well.
2. Swill Contest - Useing various drinks (supplied by us) make a concotion of your own to put up before our judges. The person who can make the best tasting drink mix will be named Swillmaster, and win some prizes!
3. Captain's Challenge - Think you've got what it takes to be a pirate captain? Let's find out! This is a multiple stage contest between several players to see who can rack up the most points at various games. The winner will recieve prizes!

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Unfortunately, since we haven't been to this particular con center, there will not be a Treasure Hunt. However as long as we find a decent location in the con area, we'll still have an awesome party!

Hope to see you all there!

- Captain Jack

BSaphire
02-19-2006, 03:34 PM
Well Cappie... Count Me IN!!! ..... Should I bring "Morgan" with me this time *LOL
working on the AnimeLA pics... I'll PM ya when they are up!!! I will have a present for ya at Sakura Con... I might even bring two ~~P

Till we meet........

Captain Jack
02-19-2006, 10:23 PM
Glad to see that you're coming to SCon! I look forward to seein ya there.

Folks, if any of ya are locals and have been to the con center, I could use some help figuring out a good place for the party.

Chocolatecovrd
02-22-2006, 01:35 AM
i live by the area, but im not really sure where a good place would be. there is gameworks across the street :D

Captain Jack
02-22-2006, 02:49 AM
I'd rather host this in the convention center someplace. I would say we should do it in a courtyard, but that would be cold for us SoCal dwellers. x_x

Simmaria
02-22-2006, 03:52 AM
hmmm yes the location might be a bit hard to pull off considering this is located in frozen hell. hopefully well find something.

PikminLink
02-22-2006, 04:11 AM
rum party! hell yeah im going!
there needs to be more of these XDDD one everyday of the con

treasure hunt was so fun ;.;

Zipo
02-22-2006, 06:37 AM
Shot glass checkers?...

Dude, you guys TOTALLY need to learn how to play Tablero. :D It's a medieval-gambling-game-turned-drinking-game, popular in the SCA (which is something similar to Ren Faire).

It's played on a 7x7 board with shot glasses, two bottles or cans worth of drink per person (shot glasses get refilled -- the object is to make your opponent run dry, haha!), and two dice. I'll bring a 7x7 board and some dice just in case anybody wants to learn! ^^

I MIGHT be able to scrounge up a pirate outfit before the con. If I can find you guys, I'll definitely come. ^_^ Be sure to keep us updated, and when you have information about when and where it will be held, be sure to post it here, on the Sakura Con forums, and on the Announcement Board once you get to the con!!

Captain Jack
03-01-2006, 12:01 AM
Sorry to say it guys, but we gotta cancel the Rum Party :(

Unfortunately scifichicx can't make it to SCon this year, and she has a good share of the stuff we need for it at her place. Sorry guys. Next one wil be at AX (unless I go to Ani-Zona)

Sav
03-01-2006, 08:38 AM
:( Sucks man was looking forward to it. Hopefully you can pull it off next year if you attend.

Chocolatecovrd
03-05-2006, 12:05 PM
ooh well hope to see you all at the con!! glomps for all lol

Captain Jack
03-06-2006, 02:39 PM
Not only that, but after I had put up a post about the Rum Party on the Sakura Con board, I got a message from the Asst. Director of Publicity pretty much telling me that I wasn't allowed to promote it because "it seems more like a room party"

Funny considering it is and always has been a pirate gathering, and I posted it in the GATHERING forum.

Whatever, even IF I go next year, I don't plan on throwing a Rum Party where the peope who run the con are just going to stand against it.Anyways, end rant! I look forward to seeing you all at the con!

BSaphire
03-08-2006, 09:10 PM
Well!!! Are you still going to Sakura?? Also, I have a game that we (a group of us) can learn to play... I'm bringing it so we can learn it if ya want...

I HOPE your going to AX!!!! Darn it...Comitt or BE Committed *LOL Don't Make Me SHOOT you!!! *LOL LOL

Hope that we get together at con... been busy I have Izumi Curits ~ FMA costume done just working the wig and Sigu is done... so That and clothing have tied me up a bit... so... are you curious about your present??? HUMMMM??? *giggles

Zipo
03-10-2006, 08:11 PM
Not only that, but after I had put up a post about the Rum Party on the Sakura Con board, I got a message from the Asst. Director of Publicity pretty much telling me that I wasn't allowed to promote it because "it seems more like a room party"

Funny considering it is and always has been a pirate gathering, and I posted it in the GATHERING forum.

I think I can safely say that they are only saying that because it has the word "rum" in the title, and even if it's non-alcoholic and ADVERTISED as such, they figure a "drinking" party has to be a room party. 9_9 I think some people up there have a stick up their... well, you get the picture.

Anza
03-22-2006, 11:23 AM
aww I don't have a pirate costume Jack D: and I wanna go!

Maybe I'll just be an odd one out and be a ninja :) a peaceful ninja non-the-less!

SEE YOU ALL SOON! *squee*