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2018 Cubs Convention

Postby JasonMath » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:51 am

Anyone else here going to the 2018 Cubs convention? I will be off work that weekend, so I will be buying my tickets soon.

Also, this will be my first time at the convention. If anyone here has gone in the past, some advice for newbies would be appreciated.

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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Thurman Merman » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 am

JasonMath wrote:Anyone else here going to the 2018 Cubs convention? I will be off work that weekend, so I will be buying my tickets soon.

Also, this will be my first time at the convention. If anyone here has gone in the past, some advice for newbies would be appreciated.

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It's been a long time since I've gone, but figure out what panels you want to go to and get there early.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby dfnowak » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:04 pm

I'm going also for the first time and bringing my 8 year old. How early do I need to be there each day and what is good for kids? Not staying downtown, but planning to trek into the city each day. I know my kid really wants to meet Rizzo. Any advice is appreciated.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Lowblow » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:24 pm

The most important advice has already been given. Decide what forums you want to attend and be early for them. If you are in one of the forums that addresses questions from the floor and want a question answered, get in line early.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Brian » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:17 pm

busting out some big guns for the convention this year, Mike Fontenot, Koyie Hill, Juan Pierre, etc.

I'm sure it probably has happened before but it looks like Ted Lilly and Ian Happ will be in the same building so that is pretty frightening.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:18 pm

The horsefeathers is Juan Pierre doing there
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby ConstableRabbit » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:23 pm

Lee and Big Z are coming too.

Anyone wanna get me a Koyie Hill autograph?
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Postby Brian » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:24 pm

Things I remember about the Juan Pierre era

1. leadoff triple of season opener
2. the picture of him with the mustache from when he was on the Rockies
3. Fred putting Juan Pierre grounds out to second base, 4-3, at least 2 times per game in the game threads
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Postby Cubswin11 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:36 pm

The biggest thing about Pierre I remember is that we were going to get Furcal too and re-create Pierre-Castillo from the Marlins. Then Furcal picked the Dodgers and blew up Lee’s wrist in early 2006.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Brian707 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:40 pm

I just checked and rooms with passes are still available for this weekend. Hmm, I haven't gone since 2006 I think? Whatever year it was rumored that the Cubs were in on Barry Zito(LOL)
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby dfnowak » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:59 am

I'm not a professional autograph seeker, so what is typically brought for players to sign? Pictures, balls, etc?

Also, what is typical for dining? Restaurants in hotel or outside?
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Thurman Merman » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:14 am

dfnowak wrote:I'm not a professional autograph seeker, so what is typically brought for players to sign? Pictures, balls, etc?

Also, what is typical for dining? Restaurants in hotel or outside?


Balls are pretty common.

As for food, we always walked somewhere outside the hotel. No idea where the players/org people go.
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Postby Brian707 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:20 am

dfnowak wrote:I'm not a professional autograph seeker, so what is typically brought for players to sign? Pictures, balls, etc?

Also, what is typical for dining? Restaurants in hotel or outside?


I'd go out somewhere outside the hotel. Back when it was still at the Hilton I would walk over to Miller's Pub. Great beer selection and good reasonably priced food.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:57 am

i dunno about you guys but im getting that wiggly feel again
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby dfnowak » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Lowblow wrote:The most important advice has already been given. Decide what forums you want to attend and be early for them. If you are in one of the forums that addresses questions from the floor and want a question answered, get in line early.

How much early in advance do you need to be at forums and autograph sessions?
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:36 am

dfnowak wrote:
Lowblow wrote:The most important advice has already been given. Decide what forums you want to attend and be early for them. If you are in one of the forums that addresses questions from the floor and want a question answered, get in line early.

How much early in advance do you need to be at forums and autograph sessions?


The year I went, you got a scratch-off ticket with admission that put you into a specific player's autograph line. The people with the tickets get to go first, then anyone else they have time for (and they switch players every hour). I only got an autograph from the person on my ticket (Maddon)
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby dfnowak » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:02 am

Derwood wrote:
dfnowak wrote:
Lowblow wrote:The most important advice has already been given. Decide what forums you want to attend and be early for them. If you are in one of the forums that addresses questions from the floor and want a question answered, get in line early.

How much early in advance do you need to be at forums and autograph sessions?


The year I went, you got a scratch-off ticket with admission that put you into a specific player's autograph line. The people with the tickets get to go first, then anyone else they have time for (and they switch players every hour). I only got an autograph from the person on my ticket (Maddon)

Hopefully, I don't get Koyie Hill! Are there players signing autographs at any given time? Or, during specific timeframes? I understand that a given player won't be there all day.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Derwood » Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:07 am

dfnowak wrote:
Derwood wrote:
dfnowak wrote:How much early in advance do you need to be at forums and autograph sessions?


The year I went, you got a scratch-off ticket with admission that put you into a specific player's autograph line. The people with the tickets get to go first, then anyone else they have time for (and they switch players every hour). I only got an autograph from the person on my ticket (Maddon)

Hopefully, I don't get Koyie Hill! Are there players signing autographs at any given time? Or, during specific timeframes? I understand that a given player won't be there all day.


You'll catch guys like Ryan Dempster floating around the hotel, but most of the autograph time is very tightly scheduled
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Postby David » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:39 pm

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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Brian » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:40 am

DLee looks like it's still 2005

Bob Howry is probably going to join Lilly and Happ in extracurricular activities
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Brian » Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:58 am

LaStella came out to Kanye - Black Skinhead. I don't even know what to think about that.
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby David » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:14 am

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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby Cubswin11 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 am

David wrote:https://twitter.com/CarrieMuskat/status/951984730496491520

I was gonna make a joke earlier that it would be funny/wouldn’t surprise me to see Bryce Instagram something about being in Chicago this weekend to hang out as his friends convention
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Re: 2018 Cubs Convention

Postby David » Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:38 am

oh my god this is hysterical with theo right now lmaoooooooooooo


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