2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

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2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby Cbkimble » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:53 am  

It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL. The hotel is about 12 miles northwest of the Chicago O'Hare Airport. The dates are Thursday Oct. 20th to Saturday the 22nd.

The club voted at the 2015 convention to shorten the convention to two days rather than three. Orientation will now be held Thursday evening rather Wednesday. There will be two full days, Friday and Saturday, rather than a full Thursday, half day Friday, and full day Saturday.

The hotel price is $99 for double occupanycy and $95 per night for single. This price is good for 3 nights on either side of the convention also.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby ecNate » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:15 pm  

I'm actually considering going to this one since it's close for me. A good trial to see if I would be interested in such events with lower travel costs. Nice!
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:36 pm  

Cbkimble wrote:It will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg, IL. The hotel is about 12 miles northwest of the Chicago O'Hare Airport. The dates are Thursday Oct. 20th to Saturday the 22nd.

Lordy... They could have picked a better location, not that Chicago is awful, but I suppose it could have been Detroit.

Jeez, that's a hard sell, and I was hoping on Lorenzo making it for this year. We'll see, I guess.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby chach » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:02 am  

Chicago is a great city. Unfortunately that time of year the Cubs are way out of the question of playing anywhere near October and the Blackhawks may be around of lucky. ;)

My question is when will there be one on the left coast?
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:12 am  

I believe they had one in Vegas a few years ago. The biggest issue is getting rooms at an affordable rate, considering what everyone is able and willing to spend. I could be wrong, but I think a majority of attending members live closer east.

Dallas was a big consideration when voted for at the convention.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby 4.of.Clubs » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:58 pm  

I have never been and am thinking about going this year. Are there any requirements to attend or will it be cool to just cruise around? Do you have to be a member of 52+ Joker?

I see the registration is $100, but that's for tables right? How much is it for patrons?

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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby ecNate » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:44 pm  

4.of.Clubs wrote:I have never been and am thinking about going this year. Are there any requirements to attend or will it be cool to just cruise around? Do you have to be a member of 52+ Joker?

I see the registration is $100, but that's for tables right? How much is it for patrons?

Sorry for the dumb questions!


Hopefully somebody here will correct me, or you can go ask at the club's forum site, but from watching the news segment from last year and looking at other content I believe this is correct:

Registration fee is for a sell table
All 52+J members get full access to seminar sessions, meet & greets, etc and access from the start, including chance to reserve a room in the block
Any member of the public can visit to buy and look around for free on certain final day(s)


I'm still considering driving down since it's close to me this time, but have a few possible conflicts. An single overnighter is certainly possible though.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:05 pm  

4.of.Clubs wrote:I have never been and am thinking about going this year. Are there any requirements to attend or will it be cool to just cruise around? Do you have to be a member of 52+ Joker?

I see the registration is $100, but that's for tables right? How much is it for patrons?

Sorry for the dumb questions!


Yes, you have to be a member but membership is fairly cheap. Here's all the information below.

WHAT: 52 Plus Joker's Annual Playing Card Collector's Convention
WHEN: (Thursday) October 20th - (Saturday) October 22nd, 2016
WHERE: Schaumburg, IL (Hyatt Regency - 12 miles northwest of O'Hare Airport)
COST: $100 registration (includes your trading table) // $50 for guest to attend banquet.

Meet legendary collectors & designers, hobnob with premier card manufacturers, and talk playing cards with other enthusiasts all night long while staying at the Hyatt Regency. The dates for our convention are Thursday October 20th to Saturday October 22nd, 2016.

Register For 52 Plus Joker's Annual Convention - Chicago

While our schedule is not yet finalized, we expect to unveil the 2016 club deck and several others during the Expert Playing Card Co. reception, have three exciting speakers, lots of trading, two fun auctions, raffles, closing buffet banquet, etc. Click here for a pdf of the tentative schedule.

We have a terrific rate for our hotel - $99 per night for double occupancy ($95 single)! The rate is vaild for all nights booked during the convention plus three nights on either side of those dates subject to availability. We also receive a 10% discount on all meals in the hotel restaurant, Fresh 1800. Click here to book your room.

Self-park on the grounds for free.
WiFi available in the bedrooms at no charge.
Complimentary area shuttle service.
Restaurants within a two-block walk.
Huge Shopping Mall within a two-block walk.
Hyatt Reward points & 24 hour use of the Fitness Center.
We hope to see a record number of you at this great location this October.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby Cbkimble » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:23 pm  

OK everyone, we're just a little over 3 months away from the convention. This is an awesome event. There are usually half a dozen deck artists that are there. Lots of decks to buy and registration includes a table to sell, if you have anything to sell. Presentations are nice. The rooms are always top of the line. There's a live auction, a raffle, and a silent auction during the banquet(which is part of the registration fee) on Saturday night. They are asking that anyone who plans on attending please register by September 18 so that they can give the hotel a fairly accurate account of the number of members attending. Check out the previous post for more informatoin, and if you have any questions please feel free to PM me. If I don't have the answer, I will get the answer ASAP. Hope to see you there.
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL

Unread postby ecNate » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:46 am  

FYI - The registration page also now has a tentative schedule. http://www.52plusjoker.org/dnn/Conventions/tabid/55/Default.aspx
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Re: 2016 52+joker convention in Shaumburg, IL (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:10 am  

Hey everyone, don't forget about the convention. Still a little more than a month away so you still have time to make your reservations. All the information is in the comments above. I will unfortunately be unable to attend due to my work schedule but am here to answer questions is you have any. They will release the 3rd annual 52+joker deck and I know of one more deck that will be released.
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