GrangeCon11 2019



Scheduled Events

(subject to change

 - its still early!)

 

FRIDAY

Let the fun begin!
Con begins 4:00 ish

 

SATURDAY

*Breakfast @ Eden Resort

($14.95 buffet)
*TBA
*1pm Skiffy Surprise
*5pm - Bake Off

*8pm - Name That Tune

 

SUNDAY

*Breakfast @ Eden Resort

($14.95 buffet)
*1pm - Costume Parade
* 4pm - Book Discussion
*TBA
*TBA

MONDAY

*Breakfast @ Eden Resort

($14.95 buffet) 
*Clean up & close down

Attendees so far...

Cat

Paul 

Bill

Steph

Matt
Bret
John E

Nate

Heather

Rich

Pat

Jill





GrangeCon11 was held at the Eden Resort March 15-18.  We were in a 2 bedroom Premier Suite on the 3rd floor of the main building, room 362 The Hershey Suite.  We had a full kitchen, which is great for the Bake-Off.  

GrangeCon11 began on Friday evening March 15 and ended Sunday evening March 17. Monday morning was just breakfast and packing up.  We had 7 attendees staying over in the hotel and 5 who commuted in.  

Friday evening was getting everything into the suite followed by dinner at Garfield's. Bret has succumed to the "plague" that is going around and was unable to make it so all decorating fell to Bill.  He brought an alien, to stand in for Dale K Fleet who has met his demise, who was decked out in St. Paddy's day finery.

Saturday morning began with the usual breakfast buffet at Arthur's.  Everyone was there including the "commuters". 

After breakfast we all went up to the suite.  During the day we played games, chatted, watched a slide show of Comicon, provided by Bill.  

Anita, at the front desk, told Bill and I that there was one new member of the desk staff who had not seen the tiger.  Paul obliged and suited up in the white tiger quad suite to visit the lobby.  As always, he was a hit.  The entire desk crew came out to get their photo taken with him, a guest filmed him, and several guests took their picture with him.

Book Group:  The book for discussion is Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning.  Book group will be Sunday at 4pm in the hot tub or at one of the tables around the indoor pool.  If you are attending book group but not the con please let us know ahead of time as the pool area is locked.

Bake Off: 

Rich won the Frying Pan of Doom for his Jambalaya, which was excellent!  Paul won the Spatula of Just Desserts for his very rich Crock Pot Hot Chocolate (with optional whipped cream and/or marshmallows).  The prizes where decorated by Steph.

The Entries       

Main Dish/Appetizers

 Rich

 Jambalaya

  Cat     

 Beef Stew

  Steph  Blue Cheese bread bites

 Jill                

 Honey Beer Bread 

 Desserts/Sweets

 Heather           

 Cupcakes

 Paul

 Special Hot Chocolate


The Bake-Off was followed by Name That Tune, hosted by Bill.  We all did well on round one.  Round two was a bit more of a challenge.  The competition was spirited, with Nate and Steph steadily in the lead.  They each won an SF/Fantasy themed calendar.

Just Fun Stuff:
  • There will be the usual faux program book complete with puzzles.    
  • Bill usually hosts Late Night Obscure Films one or both nights in his suite.
  • Book Group:  Warlock Holmes - A Study in Brimstone by G S Denning
  • Panels - or not
  • Games
  • Videos
Gaming - TBA
 

There are always movies, food, board games, food, video games, food, pool, food.  Do you sense a repetitive theme here?  The amount of food and drink on hand depends on you.  Bring a bottle of soda, some veggies or fruit or cheese, a bag of chips, cookies, whatever.  The more the merrier!