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Non-Armageddon Discussion => Gatherings => Topic started by: ShaLeah on June 21, 2004, 03:34:36 PM

Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: ShaLeah on June 21, 2004, 03:34:36 PM
For those interested in doing other things outside the APM, I figure we need a thread to jot down some ideas.

I will be voting for the drunken Karaoke even though last time finding a place was like finding a needle in a haystack. Yeah, yeah, I know, no one will go.

Anyway, here's a link to a couple of places a group of us were thinking of going:

http://www.atlantagothic.net/portal/alias__Rainbow/lang__en-US/tabID__3039/DesktopDefault.aspx


Post here if you have any ideas on what to do besides stay at the convention.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Zhaira on June 21, 2004, 03:49:09 PM
Secret Room is more or less now one of the two 'fetish' areas that's taken over in the city since the fall of most of the BDSM play-groups and the two BDSM-themed clubs (the Vault and the Chamber).  The other more 'gothic' thing coming up is new in the city, and that's Flux, held at the Armory; I have no idea what's going on with that, as I haven't heard much about it.  Both are probably very much 'kinder-goth' atmospheres, but should be fun.  If you were going to get drunk and sing and stuff, I would say the Masquerade is a better place for it, but I strongly doubt there's karaoke there -- and I didn't see it on your link.  I am not familiar with Kontrol Faktor.

The Masquerade is a double-venue area with a bar/relax room and an outdoor patio.  There's a stage upstairs, and downstairs.  Downstairs is 80's night on Thursdays, I believe.  It's also where you'll get hip hop and such; upstairs is where more 'alternative' acts perform, like the Cruxshadows, etc.  It is _VERY SMALL_.  It is cramped.  Expect it to be crowded and hard to hear if there's anything going on.

Just my two cents on the clubs.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: ShaLeah on June 21, 2004, 04:05:54 PM
Voila!
http://www.secretroom.net/
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: sarahjc on June 21, 2004, 04:11:52 PM
A good place to search for things to do in Atlanta for those crazy non-gothics?

Even a place that you can find Karoke???

citysearch.com It won't tell you exactly what the super "in" places are, but it does give ratings and locations on specific themes. Here is the Atlanta link.

http://atlanta.citysearch.com/section/bars_nightlife/?cslink=topbar_bars_nightlife
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: crymerci on June 21, 2004, 04:20:01 PM
You want to drag a bunch of introverts to a nightclub?  :shock:
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: ShaLeah on June 21, 2004, 04:34:17 PM
Quote from: "crymerci"
You want to drag a bunch of introverts to a nightclub?  :shock:


Honey, I don't know what APM you're going to but I can assure you that even those you consider introverts will show their Fale side when at an APM.  I think the massive amounts of booze helps.  :twisted:

We went to a goth type fetishy club a couple of years ago, everyone had a good time.  That's why I made the thread so we could finger it out!
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: tortall on June 21, 2004, 05:06:04 PM
Um, just on a small note, some of us(actually, several) arn't 21, and they won't even let us IN to most of those places. As for karokie... I know a pub in Morrow GA. It's about a 20 min drive from the Con though. It even has a dance floor.

-I- personally enjoied just hanging out in the room this last year. We can have a dance floor, and someone can bring their laptop with their 5 million songs and we can have our OWN club. The Armageddon. Hey, it sound good! I'll bring the food. ;-)


-Tortall, who is sad she can't get into clubs. She likes to dance.... Even if she scares people when she does.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: ShaLeah on June 21, 2004, 05:14:12 PM
Quote from: "tortall"
I know a pub in Morrow GA. It's about a 20 min drive from the Con though. It even has a dance floor.


I'm cool with travel, we'll just have to get designated drivers.  :twisted:
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: j0ram on June 22, 2004, 10:21:36 AM
I, fore one, might to one few-hour-long club outing, but otherwise I've found it best/easiest to remain at the convention, where there are MORE than enough things during the night hours for those who don't feel like driving elsewhere. There are bars at the hotel and within a block walking distance. The three large convention halls turn into concerts and dance halls (there are a few live music acts ever night of the convention). Free movies and anime showings, parties GALORE and much, much more.

Goth parties, fetish parties, who knows what else.

As for karaoke... Atlanta has plenty of them, but since it's got the whole night-life city thing going, most of the places that do have karaoke do it during weeknights, not weekends.

The places that do do it within 5 miles of the hotel you'll have to call and see what their schedule is.

The Local - (404) 873-5002 - 1.7 miles
Neighbor's Pub - (404) 872-5440 - 2.3 miles
Stooge's - (404) 355-5445 (karaoke Saturdays at 9:30pm) - 3.7 miles

The rest are either bars that people would not want to go to (drive 3 miles in one direction you've got trendy, drive 3 miles in the other direction you've got ghetto). The rest of them (the majority of what could be considered a karaoke bar) are gay/lesbian places.

Driving more than a single car load of people through the city can get to be a nightmare. Not only are you looking at the extra charges for taking cars out of parking garages and putting them back in, you're also stuck looking for more parking when you get there. Best bet is to get a taxi van.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: naatok on June 26, 2004, 07:14:18 PM
I wanna find those fucking Klingons who visqueened their entire hotel room during the 2002 APM, and had bondage racks and such set up in there.
 
But, then again....I'm a naughty monkey.   :twisted:
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Forest Junkie on June 27, 2004, 12:28:38 AM
What are us poor people going to do?
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Carnage on June 27, 2004, 12:54:21 AM
Are there going to be more webcam orgies?
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Zhaira on June 27, 2004, 10:48:08 AM
It was not an orgy, and most of us didn't know the webcam was on.  So... maybe.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: mansa on June 27, 2004, 11:00:41 AM
I think...  I'm just going to hang around the Hotel this year.  I'll borrow someone's ticket for 2 hours and wander around, then return to the hotel room and then wander around the lobby, for free.  I'll watch the people dressed up, and then I'll go back to the hotel room.  I'll go back down to the lobby, and then maybe I'll walk over to the second hotel and sit in the lobby.  Then I might sit down at the Armageddon booth/table and then I'll go back up to the hotel.  Sometime around there I'll walk over to the local mall and eat some cheap food, and then walk back to the hotel room.  Then I might borrow someone's ticket again, and walk around in the dealer's room.  I might watch some of the minatures games.  I might watch some pokemon games.  I might watch some anime or play some halo.  I might look at the art room, and maybe think about purchasing some gold-plated dice.  I'll shake hands with the guy who played Hulk in the 70s, if he's still there.  And maybe some Stargate guys.  Maybe I'll find another Canadian actor and talk about Toronto.  Then I'll go back up to the hotel room and return the ticket to the passed out guy rolled up in a blanket.  And then I'll moon the webcam. And then, I'll start drinking in the hotel room.  And then..I'll go back down to the lobby all drunk.  And that will be my friday night.

I'll tell you later about saturday, sunday, and even monday.
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Krath on July 07, 2004, 08:54:18 AM
Where there is Alcohol and women, there will be me
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: sarahjc on July 07, 2004, 09:01:56 AM
But will they think you are an interesting activity outside the APM???
Title: Activities outside the APM
Post by: Chronicle on July 07, 2004, 02:01:42 PM
I think i'm with mansa on this one, except I might stumble around drunkenly upstairs to a few random parties or something, meet some new people. My new car CAN sit 4 people...but two of those must be some small ass people, so I can be designated driver for a night or two if you need it.