Okay, so I thought it would be a good time (no better time than now!) to discuss/figure out some meetings that will happen this year. I'll do my best to attend everything I remotely possibly (I mean it!) can. First, we have the issue of SakuraCon. This convention is from April 6-8 in Seattle this year, and we have had a TGM presence there the last three years (in 2009 and 2010, Kitaru and the Norcal TGM players came up to meet up with the people from Seattle (TWF, Samael, Myndzi, me, LadyLily, Ezzelin) and play Ti on the original Acme Bowl cabinet, and in 2011 us Seattle people had a setup with the Ti arcade board and some sticks). If anyone wants to come up this year, I can probably get a setup with a candy cab and TGM1/TAP/TGM3 boards. If worst comes to worst, we can get a supergun set up with the same boards. It should be a fun event; in 2009 and 2010 we had TGM VS mode tournaments which proved to be pretty entertaining. There are also other arcade games available for play (Pop'n Music, DDR, ITG, some fighting games) and a great retro game room with almost everything you could imagine available to play. Flights to Seattle are generally not too bad, and I can probably house two people at my place (which is a roughly 20 minute $2.25 bus ride away from the convention center) for the duration of the con if they don't want to pay for a hotel (although there are some pretty cheap group rates for the convention if you book early). If anyone is interested in visiting, let me know! That way I can get us some prizes for the TGM tournament and also secure a candy cab. Additionally, I could probably put together something the day before the convention and the day after if anyone wants to play some extra TGM or take a tour of Seattle! Second is the issue of Amnesia flying out to California this summer. From what I heard, Amnesia is planning on flying out to California early on this summer. I'm sure some of the Norcal TGM people would like to set up a really fun meetup to make his visit memorable, and of course I can provide TGM1/TAP/TGM3 boards for whatever event. Kitaru, Amnesia, others, if you could try and start to come up with some ideas for what will be happening then, it would greatly increase my chances of being able to come. Third is the issue of the European summer meeting. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, we had meetups in London, Strasbourg, and Eindhoven respectively. All three of these events were great, and the 2010 and 2011 meetups had some pretty big turnouts! I don't know who is willing to host one this summer; Jago is married and I'm not so sure his wife would be willing to let him have a bunch of nerds crash out to play Tetris for a few days in his nice new apartment. Muf hasn't said anything on the matter yet, and I know that other potential locations might include London or Sunderland, which is where I have an apartment in England. While it might be easier for the European players who are attending to plan things out closer to the date, I really need to know as soon as February what two week period the meetup will happen during as I need to book my flight to England within the next three weeks or so due to some funky circumstances. I don't even need to know the location; just the time period that we can all agree upon. The flights from England to the meetup location/country will be pretty cheap for me, so the real problem is figuring out the time period before it's too late for me to get a reasonably priced flight. If anyone has any dates that they would like to propose, please let me know and post in this thread! Well, that's the long winded post over with. Hope to see some of you TC dudes again this year!