52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

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Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:01 pm  

OK, folks. The annual 52+Joker convention next year is going to be in Erlanger KY, where Cincinnati (Ohio) Airport known as "Cinci Northern Kentucky Airport" is located.

For those of you who are not familiar with the specifics, Erlanger is where the US Playing Cards Co is located, after they moved from the original location in Norwood, a suburb of Cincinnati.

The exact dates might not be correct, but I have 12 to 15 October penciled in, and I will update this as time goes on to get the exact dates correct, hotel, etc

Actually, unless it changes the hotel will be the Holiday Inn Airport Cincinnati, which of course is actually in Erlanger KY. Right now the group discount code is not available yet, but I will post it as soon as I get it.

Donna and I have already planned a week tour of the Mammoth Cave region of Kentucky, which is around 120 (150?) miles south west of Erlanger. We plan to drive up through Asheville NC and Knoxville TN to Cave City KY (nearest "city" to Mammoth Caves the Sunday before the convention, and moving to Erlanger on Wednesday, because (again, unless it changes, and I will say that's not likely because the host has already planned the facilities tour for Thursday, October 12, 2017). Staying at the Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport until Sunday, the 15th and then driving back to Charleston by way of Knoxville and Asheville.

If you have not been to a 52+Joker convention, this is the one you want to make!
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2016 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:34 am  

This will definitely be the convention to attend. USPCC has become much more involved with 52+joker over the last few years and I'm sure there will be a lot of goodies available. I'm excited about touring the facility and possibly see what is in the works for future decks.

There will be much more information and as we get it, we'll be sure to pass it on.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2016

Unread postby Stepchild » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:56 am  

Understand timing still tentative, but can we make this say 2017?
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby tburianek » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:15 pm  

I'm thrilled to read about the Erlanger KY event in October. Yes, please confirm all details at their earliest confirmation so i may make plans. I've never attended a convention but have been collecting for about 2 years and have obtained 250+ beautiful decks. How does a convention itinerary go? Thank you, Tom Burianek
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby CBJ » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:50 pm  

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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:49 pm  

I'm hoping to. I missed last year and it looks like I may not be able to afford to go this year. I'm waiting till closer to September.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:55 am  

I booked a room and plan to be there, Jay. I put a rental car on the list, so all I need now is a plane ticket. That's a bit far to drive for me from Charleston SC. I suppose that I might still do so if we go back to our original plans which were to combine it with a revisit to Mammoth Caves - also in KY.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:30 pm  

If anyone wants to split a room, let me know. I plan on booking a room by the end of July.

Also, I plan on driving so if anyone on, or near, my route wants a ride let me know. I'll be traveling from New orleans. Most likely route will be New Orleans - Birmingham - Nashville - Louisville - Cincinnati.

PM me if you're interested in either.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby rjtomlinson1977 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:24 am  

I'll be there too. Looking forward to it.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:39 pm  

Early on, I had planned to be there. But with my daughter starting college (out of state), it's not in the finances for me now. Big bummer. If there's an exclusive tour deck, please take pity on me Jay and pick up an extra. :)
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby CBJ » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:41 pm  

PrincessTrouble wrote:Early on, I had planned to be there. But with my daughter starting college (out of state), it's not in the finances for me now. Big bummer. If there's an exclusive tour deck, please take pity on me Jay and pick up an extra. :)


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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:27 am  

I'll be there as well. Who's planning on attending which USPCC your? I'll be at one of afternoon tours.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby rousselle » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:46 am  

What times are tours available?

I really want to go, but finances are kinda tight at the moment. Still... haven't quiiite ruled it out yet.

[Edit: someone who was not me added the following bit to this post; I think they meant to post it as their own entry, and forgot they were editing mine...? Anyway, I have not yet booked a room and at this late date it's looking like a difficult stretch for me to make it.]


10 and 11 am.
1:30 and 3:30 pm.

Those are on the 12, the day before the convention starts. I booked my room last week and was told the group rooms had all been taken but they can still force the $95 rate.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby rjtomlinson1977 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:50 am  

I picked the 1:30 time slot for our tour. I booked our rooms about a month ago. I ended up getting two rooms. I wanted to just get a room with two beds to save money but they didn't have any double rooms available for the group rate.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby CBJ » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:23 pm  

I'm also in the 1:30 tour!
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 am  

I'm not sure I've received word on which tour I'm in. I chose the 3:30 as my first time slot due to the fact that I'm driving in that day. I was worried, initially, that it would only be 1 tour given early in the morning.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017 (wap)

Unread postby Cbkimble » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:10 pm  

Did anyone get a confirmation email about what tour slot they were in?
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby rjtomlinson1977 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:34 pm  

Cbkimble wrote:Did anyone get a confirmation email about what tour slot they were in?


No but assuming that there's still available slots I think the time we picked (as our first pick) would be the one that we get. You can still go to the application page now and it will show how many available spots are still left. All time slots are full except the 3:30. That time slot still has 6 available spots. It seemed like the first tour of the day booked up the fastest. I didn't pick the first tour time because I figure the tour guides will get better as they go throughout the day. I didn't pick the last tour in case the run low on snacks and refreshments at the end.
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Re: 52+Joker convention in Erlanger KY October 2017

Unread postby CBJ » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:40 pm  

I have a list of everyone and their timeslot.
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