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    Stupid question probably -- is everyone just going to power their cars off their batteries as we're walking around looking at them? Never been to a decent-sized meet before...or a car show for that matter in recent years. Looking forward to it though.

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    Well I am probably going to bring my heavy duty jumper thing, there should be outlets somewhere in the park right? I've never been to that park but around here at the picnic sites or bbq pits there is usually one or 2 GFI sockets. If there aren't any then I guess I wont bring anything but me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmeyer View Post
    Stupid question probably -- is everyone just going to power their cars off their batteries as we're walking around looking at them? Never been to a decent-sized meet before...or a car show for that matter in recent years. Looking forward to it though.

    Bring some jumper cables. Since we are outside, start your car every now and then if you are worried about your battery. This is a public park, so we won't be able to go crazy on the stereo systems all day, so battery usage will mainly be dictated by the power of your computer. Don't get me wrong, there will be time for an occasional sub demo, but it won't be an all day long SEMA bowel shaker type event. The park rangers would kick us out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    there are plenty of nice (but expensive) places to stay in the city. I wouldnt stay in a motel anywhere inside of baltimore county though. There are some nearby towns with nice hotels at affordable rates. Places like Towson, White Marsh, & Glen Burnie.. there all within 30 mins of the harbor. If anyone needs a free place to crash nearby my basements available and im about an hour away from the park.
    If you are driving in and on a budget, I could see how a suburban hotel might make sense. If you are flying in, it probably makes sense to not rent a car and use that extra cash for a nice hotel on the waterfront. There is a light rail that takes passengers from the airport to the downtown area and both events are basically within an athlete's walking distance, there are water taxis, and you could probably even get a ride with someone who is showing off your car to the next stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Well I am probably going to bring my heavy duty jumper thing, there should be outlets somewhere in the park right? I've never been to that park but around here at the picnic sites or bbq pits there is usually one or 2 GFI sockets. If there aren't any then I guess I wont bring anything but me!
    if they handle us the way they did at the last meet they will put us in a large grassy area away from the actual park where there's nothing but open area. There arent any outlets over there as far as i know and its probably 50 feet from the closest building.
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    I'll have jumper cables (had them in the car every since I started this silly hobby) just in case
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2k1Toaster View Post
    Any update to the number of people confirmed to attend?
    We invited about 5,000 people and have 97 ticket requests so far. This keeps getting better. It looks like the guys from linux ice are coming as well as 2k1toaster (fusion brain). Some ticket requests might be duplicates, but it is looking good so far. I am finalizing speakers for the morning. It looks like we will have 5 speakers with around 6 minutes of q/a per speaker.

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    Sweet. Well I will be there. I start the trek Tuesday morning but I am taking a bit of a detour to the great white north

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    i will be there, and im dragging a friend along.
    not really dragging, he's exited about the whole carputer concept.

    This meet will be the last stop in my week long road trip/vacation.
    this should end the week in a bang.
    im leaving tonight, unfortunately i am not driving my car :-(

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    Nick,

    I just announced your attendance and prize pack donations on the blog. Thanks!

    If anyone would like to advertise the event or their attendance of the event in their signatures please do so.

    Meet me for lunch at the Mp3car AFKFest - August 22nd, Baltimore MD. Get a free ticket here.

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