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Offline phildinftlaudy

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AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« on: October 02, 2012, 04:28:20 PM »
We have collected and reviewed all AMG 2013 Site Location Preferences.  We are following the same planning schedule we followed for this year's successful AMG and are right on track with preference selection dates (and actually a few weeks early) and now the official voting for voting for location begins......  I have requested that the MODS lock the AMG 2013 Site Location Preference thread and that they sticky this thread.

The top 3 destinations have been chosen and are being put forth for any member interested in attending AMG 2013 to vote on. Voting is limited to members only.

Voting will remain open until Friday, November 2, 2012.

Please indicate your preference from the following choices. The number in parentheses indicates the number of times the site was listed as a preference. 
Votes are limited to ONE VOTE PER MEMBER and ONE SITE:

1. CHICAGO, IL (13)

2. SAN DIEGO, CALIF (10)

3. SANTA FE, NM (6)


Preferences for time of year favored July or August

Please keep the above information in mind when casting your vote. You may also still indicate time your preference for time of year for AMG 2013 to be held.

Also, try to limit your post to your vote (if you want to put a line or two about why you think it should be held in a certain location from the above selections that is fine - but let's try to keep rationale/reasoning to a minimum and as non-duplicative as possible).  Thanks for your participation.

Some FYI's from site preference selection: The topic received over 2,349 views; there were 75 replies; 20 site preferences were given; and there were 63 votes.

Thanks to all who listed their Site Location Preferences.
Make sure you cast your vote for the location of AMG 2013!!
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Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 06:03:13 PM »
Chicago - August
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 06:38:59 PM »
Chicago - anytime . My friends there are all mad I haven't been to see them , so I can multi task with this trip .

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 03:10:38 AM »
Chicago.  Anytime.  We've never had a mid west gathering. ;)
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2012, 12:31:16 PM »
San Diego July- they have pride that month

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 04:24:23 PM »
San Diego -  they have sailors.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 06:30:08 PM »
San Diego-- the climate!  July or August is OK with me--before school returns for our regulars.

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07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 08:20:03 AM »
San Diego - July
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 03:08:16 PM »


               Chicago.  Anytime.   :-*

                                                       Weasel

    P.s.  I will be able to drive  :)    We've never had a mid west gathering.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 01:40:53 AM »
San Diego - There's Pride, sailors, a great climate, and kick-ass Mexican food!  Plus, there are tons of cheap hotels in great areas.  After the heat of DC this past AMG, I'll think long and hard before attending one in a hot area in the summer.  Mid-late July - early August works for me.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 02:00:51 AM »
If you're in shape and attractive you can also make a starting rate of $1900 to masturbate for seancody-dot-com while in San Diego!
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 03:25:44 AM »
San Diego - Mid-late July - early August.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2012, 05:37:26 PM »
I think I'll vote with David for San Diego.  My first trip to California was the San Francisco AMG, and what a great time that was!  I am sure I will enjoy the trip wherever we go!  July or August will work for me as well.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012, 08:28:31 AM »
This is a tough one.  San Diego has the zoo and La Jolla, the Midway aircraft carrier and a harbor cruise. I'm sure it would be lovely to walk around.  Chicago has the Sear Tower (now the Willis), the Field Museum and the Chicago Institute of Art, Lake Michigan shore and probably that "city feel" - restaurants, lots of people, big buildings and bright lights. For those of us who remember the fun we had at Fenway, there's the Chicago Cubs and White Sox and San Diego's Padres.  I feel San Diego would have a nice climate and and a laid back ambiance and Chicago might be more culturally exciting.  Chicago is also 2200 miles closer to me than San Diego.  I could make it a driving vacation.  OK, I'll stop thinking aloud and shut up.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2012, 12:00:15 PM »
Both San Diego and Chicago are good choices. It is a tough decision.

Regarding distance, it is slightly farther to Chicago, but it is a train hub and easily accessible by rail.

I think I could get to San Diego by train too, but not too sure.

After confering with friends who have been to both places, I think I will cast my vote for:

Chicago.

Edited to add, anytime except the first week of August.

HUGS,

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2012, 01:11:39 PM »
Chicago...

San Diego is a lovely city.  I visited four or five times when I lived in LA back in the early '80's as I had friends from NY living there.  I would love to visit San Juan and especially Santa Fe and the southwest.  But Chicago is a great location, relatively shorter travel for most folks and a town with a lot to offer.   My vote: Chicago (July or August- excluding the week Mark said he cannot attend).

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2012, 03:43:12 PM »
San Diego, early July like the first week.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 06:14:40 PM »
Chicago and  San Diego  are both great  spots   for AMG  but leaning to  Chicago  early  Aug

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2012, 01:50:31 PM »
San Diego. 

It's supposedly gorgeous year round, so anytime.  Chicago is awesome, but I have been there AND  San Diego has my ultra-fabulous lesbian friend, Lynn, from high school.  She just came to GA this summer, but I wasn't able to get up with her then.  Would love to get out her way.

I still say we should look to do a Pocatello type deal sometime...that stuff's good for the soul.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2012, 10:17:46 AM »
I'm casting my vote for Chicago.  I have no particular preference on the time of year.
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2012, 12:58:14 PM »
14 DAYS REMAINING TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR LOCATION OF AMG 2013
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12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2012, 10:21:45 PM »
For those keeping count....

Currently there is a tie:

San Diego   9 votes

Chicago      9 votes


This is like the presidential race.......  :o
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8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2012, 12:53:52 AM »
For those keeping count....

Currently there is a tie:

San Diego   9 votes

Chicago      9 votes


This is like the presidential race.......  :o

So if you vote chicago vote early and vote often  ;)

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2012, 08:40:42 AM »
So if you vote chicago vote early and vote often  ;)

I'm hoping it's Chicago since I'm not sure I can afford going all the way to San Diego because I've been off work and my vacation fund isn't that impressive right now.  But I don't want to sway the voters.  ;D

Plus, it'll be the first one I can drive to and bring all the luggage I desire and need.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2012, 06:47:30 PM »
I'm hoping it's Chicago since I'm not sure I can afford going all the way to San Diego because I've been off work and my vacation fund isn't that impressive right now.  But I don't want to sway the voters.  ;D

Plus, it'll be the first one I can drive to and bring all the luggage I desire and need.

The Chicago Room rates themselves will eat up the potential airfare to SD, a relatively cheap city.

Now who do I have to blow around here to get some votes changed?  ::)

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2012, 07:30:28 PM »
The Chicago Room rates themselves will eat up the potential airfare to SD, a relatively cheap city.

Now who do I have to blow around here to get some votes changed?  ::)

-W

San Diego it is, VOTING IS CLOSED. ;D
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2012, 07:35:37 PM »
Well there you have it . We get to watch Will blow Wolfe in SD .

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2012, 07:37:42 PM »
Well there you have it . We get to watch Will blow Wolfe in SD .

I'm a fun gal and don't mind exhibitionism.  Hell, the more the merrier, just bring cocktails and cockrings.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2012, 09:30:28 PM »
and quite frankly we could all meet in Bismark, North Dakota, save a ton of money...and see all of that!    :)

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2012, 09:45:04 AM »
The Chicago Room rates themselves will eat up the potential airfare to SD, a relatively cheap city.

Now who do I have to blow around here to get some votes changed?  ::)

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2012, 06:18:33 PM »
and quite frankly we could all meet in Bismark, North Dakota, save a ton of money...and see all of that!    :)

Or better yet, just rent one of those party sex buses and tour the US while having 80's style sex parties. ;D
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2012, 11:03:39 AM »
Or better yet, just rent one of those party sex buses and tour the US while having 80's style sex parties. ;D

For that, I wouldn't need Viagra, I would need poposicle sticks and duct tape.  :o

But, I am still a party boy at heart.  8) If our Wumpy would consider a bit of leather, I might consider changing my vote.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2012, 11:07:17 AM by aztecan »
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2012, 11:19:02 AM »
Wumpy in leather does not compute.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2012, 12:07:50 PM »
For that, I wouldn't need Viagra, I would need poposicle sticks and duct tape.  :o

But, I am still a party boy at heart.  8) If our Wumpy would consider a bit of leather, I might consider changing my vote.

I seem to remember you posting a hot ass picture of you wearing your leather.  Do I need to do a search?   ;D  I've never experienced the leather scene, but I'm slowing coming out of my comfort zone and doing things differently.  I now regret not joining you all in the basement in Seattle.  I was just too conservative at the time.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2012, 09:01:38 PM »
Leathers...duct tape...sex bus...What am I getting myself into?
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2012, 09:06:14 AM »
Is the vote still tied?
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2012, 09:22:07 PM »
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2012, 08:08:01 PM »
feel a tad bit guilty even putting in my 2 cents as i am not sure if i will be able to attend for a variety of reasons, but, that said...
chicago.

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« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2012, 05:06:41 PM »
 This will be as useful as my third party vote for President, but I vote for  Santa Fe, NM.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2012, 04:51:02 AM »
If voting is still open, I vote for Chicago.  Either month.
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« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2012, 10:21:46 AM »
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2012, 03:46:40 PM »
I have never attended an AMG but from what I have read already thru the post it sounds like fun. I would like to be among folks like me who enjoy life tot the fullest no matter what kind of day you have. If I may vote also, I would pick Chi town for that is closer to me, lets say mid July early August. Hope to see and meet some new friends.  Thanks
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« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2012, 11:06:30 PM »
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2012, 11:37:08 AM »
San Diego

Hotel costs in Chicago are just way too high.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2012, 01:43:25 PM »
I fear I won't be able to attend if the location is Chicago as the hotel costs alone would be too much for me.
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« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2012, 03:56:06 PM »
Nothing like changing the rules in mid-stream, but why not look at both cities:  Chicago and San Diego.  See what dates are available for each as well as accommodations.  Then present this is a final choice for selection.  We could use this process to winnow the choice to two cities.  We can use this in years when it is very close and some other factors (dates, cost of lodging) could sway the preference.

Just a thought.

For the record, I would be satisfied with either location.  I share the concern about lodging in Chicago...but we have taken our school kids there several times and found affordable lodging during the week in the city.  Summer may be different of course.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2012, 04:24:11 PM »
We attended a family wedding in Chicago not too long along and we booked an entire block of rooms as we have family all over the country.  We had beautiful accommodations and the cost was less than we've paid for either of the AMG's I've attended.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2012, 04:36:43 PM »
Are hotel rates in Chicago higher than DC -- or Boston or San Francisco? That's hard to imagine as DC is a very wealthy area, as are the other cities where AMG was held.

We had beautiful accommodations and the cost was less than we've paid for either of the AMG's I've attended.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2012, 08:10:24 PM »
We attended a family wedding in Chicago not too long along and we booked an entire block of rooms as we have family all over the country.  We had beautiful accommodations and the cost was less than we've paid for either of the AMG's I've attended.

What hotel and location?
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2012, 08:20:52 PM »
I AM OFFICIALLY CHANGING MY VOTE TO SAN DIEGO 8)
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2012, 08:27:03 PM »
I AM OFFICIALLY CHANGING MY VOTE TO SAN DIEGO 8)

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2012, 08:47:21 PM »
i thought with a wumpy might be a bit wimpy but not you miss p. :-*
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2012, 09:35:20 PM »
If you want high quality foreskin and coke then honestly we should consider holding AMG in Santo Domingo. But you white picket fence queens would get a serious case of the vapors visiting a place like that.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2012, 11:32:11 PM »
What hotel and location?

Goodness gracious, I don't even remember the name of the hotel we stayed in this past July.  My must fav cousin has worked at the University of Florida for 18 years.  She's the Director in Offices of Conferences and Institutes.  A large part of her job is making sure accommodations are made for any travel related to the university.  She always does the negotiating for our family.  When my grandmother died a few years, she managed to book us in the finest motel in Ravenswood, WVA.  They wouldn't budge much below their $19.99 a night rate. :o

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2012, 08:23:26 PM »
Another vote for San Diego.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2012, 08:34:34 PM »
2 DAYS LEFT TO VOTE FOR AMG 2013 LOCATION 
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8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2012, 10:58:04 PM »
although i would prefer santa fe my vote goes for san diego, either month, as i may be unemployed by that time.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2012, 11:19:11 PM »
I keep nominating Sante Fe each year.  One of these times we will get there!  it is a wonderful place and quite unlike the other cities we have visited. 

I have a soft spot for Burlington, Vermont (home of the original Ben & Jerry's) another wonderful progressive small town.

That said, I will be happy with either Chicago or San Diego...though I still prefer San Diego because of its totally agreeable climate, affordable lodging, and dare I add, In N Out Burgers!

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #58 on: November 01, 2012, 07:03:06 AM »
After reading all the positive comments about San Diego, I'm torn. Initially I would have gone for Chicago, no questions asked... but I think I'll stick with Chicago.

I have a feeling I won't be able to afford to travel to the States anyway whether the AMG is held in the midwest or west coast, but just in case I can, Chicago is closer and the airfares are substantially less expensive.

So yeah, Chicago.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #59 on: November 01, 2012, 07:57:11 AM »


I have a soft spot for Burlington, Vermont (home of the original Ben & Jerry's) another wonderful progressive small town.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Burlington, VT!  Spent 4 of the best years of my life up there.  I remember telling others about the joy of Ben & Jerry's -- back when it was only a Vermont thing.  Met them both -- two very different people with some very similar thoughts on life.  They would come to the UVM dorms to talk about their business AND bring a couple of Vermonsters to share.  YUM

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« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2012, 06:53:05 PM »
1 DAY LEFT TO VOTE FOR SITE LOCATION FOR AMG 2013!
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #61 on: November 02, 2012, 08:48:50 PM »
I am voting, might actually come....the drive is a bit though....SAN DIEGO.

It really is the "finest city", and even on a bad day you can always go to Coronado, sit on the beach and watch the beautiful view......SEALS in training!

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #62 on: November 02, 2012, 09:10:51 PM »
I apologize, but I am changing my vote back to Chicago. I prayed about my decision for several days and last night in a dream it was revealed to me that I had erred. :P
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2012, 09:17:41 PM »
Just a quick reminder ... I have lived in both San Diego and Chicago and the hotels are actually about the same . If you choose San Diego the transportation or the cab rides gets awfully expensive and they are hard to find at night . On the other hand , the train in chicago takes you everwhere you want to be very fast and cheap .

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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »
I vote for Chicago.

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« Reply #65 on: November 02, 2012, 09:30:14 PM »
Remember - Voting closes at 11:59 pm Eastern time... about 2 and 1/2 hours from now.... Get those votes in.....AMG 2013 here we come....
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« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2012, 09:59:52 PM »
Just to clarify, I voted for Chicago.   ;)
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« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2012, 10:44:44 PM »
Chicago, September.

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« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2012, 10:47:16 PM »
Noooooo. Damn yall. You too PeePee for changing your vote.
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« Reply #69 on: November 02, 2012, 10:50:21 PM »
Noooooo. Damn yall. You too PeePee for changing your vote.

If I'd have known so many other votes were coming in, I wouldn't have made him a SPECIAL offer. :-[
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #70 on: November 02, 2012, 11:05:19 PM »
Noooooo. Damn yall. You too PeePee for changing your vote.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #71 on: November 02, 2012, 11:08:33 PM »
I think we were all tied up till Creighton stuck his nose in.  :(
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« Reply #72 on: November 02, 2012, 11:11:29 PM »
I think we were all tied up till Creighton stuck his nose in.  :(

If Im counting correct Chicago is up 3 votes .

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« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2012, 11:14:09 PM »
Guilhermina's going down. Downtown.
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« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2012, 11:17:00 PM »
I hate to see wumpy sad but I really hope its chicago so I can attend .

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« Reply #75 on: November 02, 2012, 11:19:48 PM »
I hate to see wumpy sad but I really hope its chicago so I can attend .

I jsut dont know If I can afford CHi-town , I jsut did a random non official polling of MArriot Srpinghill Suites (isnt that what we stayed in in DC?) and dt Chicago is $229/nt, dt San Diego is 169/nt.  difference of $60nt. plus airfare is cheaper to SD.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #76 on: November 02, 2012, 11:20:13 PM »
If Im counting correct Chicago is up 3 votes .

Thank you jg! And I have my reasons for voting as I did. Sorry if someone had their heart set on San Diego; I'm sure they can SUCK IT just as easily in Chicago   ;D

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« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2012, 11:20:16 PM »
I hate to see wumpy sad but I really hope its chicago so I can attend .

When Trey lost an AMG vote for New Orleans two years ago he pouted so much it was kind of sad.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #78 on: November 02, 2012, 11:24:49 PM »
Guilhermina's going down. Downtown.

You're not even going, you will be in France.
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« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2012, 11:26:48 PM »
I jsut dont know If I can afford CHi-town , I jsut did a random non official polling of MArriot Srpinghill Suites (isnt that what we stayed in in DC?) and dt Chicago is $229/nt, dt San Diego is 169/nt.  difference of $60nt. plus airfare is cheaper to SD.

That must  have been with one of your tricks, cuz the rest of us stayed at a Residence Inn -- remember -- y'all had those li'l quaint rooms.  Unlike my palace........

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« Reply #80 on: November 02, 2012, 11:27:53 PM »
I'm thinking with a negotiated group hotel rate things will work out for all if chicago is the destination . I'm serious , getting around chicago is so much easer to do than SD , this alone will more than make up the difference ... if you don't rent a car in SD your fucked .

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« Reply #81 on: November 02, 2012, 11:35:31 PM »
The best hotel in Chicago is

http://www.hawthorneterrace.com/

It's in boystown, in walking distance to all the bars and doings in Lakeview and near the train.  It's a Best Western, but it's actually quite nice and each time I've stayed there its been a reasonable rate.  It's my favorite hotel in Chicago.  The rooms are quite nice too.

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #82 on: November 02, 2012, 11:38:57 PM »
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

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« Reply #83 on: November 02, 2012, 11:41:08 PM »
I should rephrase, if your a gay boy looking for a nice place in walking distance to all the bars in boystown, my pick is still da shit. Priorities ya know

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« Reply #84 on: November 02, 2012, 11:44:46 PM »
if you don't rent a car in SD your fucked .
So not true....when was the last time your were here? And actually walking would help a few people on Willy's diet...or you could take your chances getting gunned down in Chicago!

Ann, I will give up my bed for you, change your VOTE San Diego!

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« Reply #85 on: November 02, 2012, 11:51:26 PM »
So not true....when was the last time your were here? And actually walking would help a few people on Willy's diet...or you could take your chances getting gunned down in Chicago!

Ann, I will give up my bed for you, change your VOTE San Diego!

I have lived in both citys , I was in SD from 1999 2001 . How often do you walk from downtown to sea world or the wild animal park ? . I lived in Chicago for 13 yrs before SD and never got shot and unlike SD , Chicago has great public transportation .   
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #86 on: November 03, 2012, 12:03:58 AM »
VOTING FOR AMG 2013 HAS CLOSED

It's official - final voting was completed for AMG 2013 on November 2, 2012:

Per the votes - AMG 2013 will be held in CHICAGO, Illinois

Months preferred for AMG ranged from July through September Ė with most preferring sometime in August. I will start a new thread for people to suggest dates for AMG 2013 - Let's try to get thoughts on date preferences in and finalized by Friday, November 16th.

Final vote counts for site selection of AMG 2013 were as follows:

CHICAGO = 16
San Diego = 13
Santa Fe = 1

BTW, Chicago was the second place selection for AMG 2012 (with Washington D.C. selected as the official site)

Thanks to all who voted! Watch for more information - finalization of dates, hotel selection, other planning activities to come from the AMG Coordinator and information on donating or requesting assistance to attend to come from  Grants Committee.

AMG 2013 in CHICAGO - HERE WE COME!!
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #87 on: November 03, 2012, 11:28:07 AM »
Unlike my palace........

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How can I forget. I'm still a bit miffed about that.

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Per the votes - AMG 2013 will be held in CHICAGO, Illinois



FINE. I'll see you tramps in Chicago.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #88 on: November 03, 2012, 01:43:50 PM »
The best hotel in Chicago is

http://www.hawthorneterrace.com/

It's in boystown, in walking distance to all the bars and doings in Lakeview and near the train.  It's a Best Western, but it's actually quite nice and each time I've stayed there its been a reasonable rate.  It's my favorite hotel in Chicago.  The rooms are quite nice too.

That's a sweet place! Get to Work Dennis!!!
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2012, 01:55:52 PM »
That's a sweet place! Get to Work Dennis!!!

Did you ask the hetero attendees if they want to be spread eagle in the middle of a bunch of gay bars?
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« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2012, 02:04:18 PM »
That's a sweet place! Get to Work Dennis!!!

This an excellent location . Its just down the street from where I used to live , its close to public transportation , the bars and very good restaurants .

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« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2012, 02:58:32 PM »
I'm certain it is the same Best Western I stayed at in '98 and '99.  It is right around the corner from the Sidetrax bar on North Halstead in Chicago which is probably still showing a video of an aroused Rob Lowe on the screen as we speak.  The hotel was clean and comfortable and safe as cities go.

It is within a few blocks walking distance of Wrigley Field which would be fun, since, like Fenway Park it is such a historical park.  I saw the Mets and Cubs there both years I went and loved Wrigley.

There are nice restaurants there on North Broadway and the bars are on N. Halstead.  It is a block or so away from Lake Shore Drive and there is an underpass to the very pretty park right on Lake Michigan.

It is about a half hour train ride from Wrigley to the Sears Tower or whatever it is called now.  I think you take the red line one stop and transfer for the brown line and you are close to the tower.  After a brief movie on the history of Chicago, which was a one horse town until trains started rolling and it became a hub of the midwest and grew out to a very nice city.  After coming down from the tower we took a river taxi out to the Navy Pier or Navy Yard and from there a harbor taxi out to the museums, a lovely setting and well worthwhile.  The architecture of Chicago's skyline is lovely as the Chicago river snakes right through town.  It is well worth it to take one full day doing that I would say.

The weather was fine in '98 but in '99 it did get up to a mere 103 degrees.  So we have to go by the adage that we always get great weather, only Washington might just have been a tad humid, who knew?, but I enjoyed DC as much as any town we have visited and everyone has been great.  I think Chicago will work very nicely.  San Diego is very pretty and I was last there in 1981 and cities do change (LA now has a metro train) but everything I remember about it was you need a car to get around and that makes logistics difficult for most folks, as we often take cabs in cities that have trains and buses, but usually at relatively short distances.

Anyway, if the goddesses permit, Chicago 2013 here we come! :)

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« Reply #92 on: November 03, 2012, 03:08:10 PM »
Did you ask the hetero attendees if they want to be spread eagle in the middle of a bunch of gay bars?

This is a very good point.  :-X
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #93 on: November 06, 2012, 04:57:29 PM »
As for the hotel costs in SD... look at a post I made a while back; I think it was in the nominating thread.  I stayed at a decent hotel for $65 per night with no fees for parking or internet, a hot tub, two pools, recently renovated rooms, a king bed, 'fridge, microwave, etc.  I know voting is over, but SD is significantly cheaper than any of the cities we've held AMG's.  If things go as I hope, we may actually live in SD or another SoCA location by then!
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2012, 01:08:52 AM »
what is AMG?
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« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2012, 03:26:21 AM »
what is AMG?

It's a yearly gathering of the members here who meet in fabulous locations.  It's not affiliated with any organization and we collectively nominate cities, dates and hotels.  We vote on all of those.  It's an opportunity to meet the awesome members here in person.

I'd suggest reading through some of the older posts and you'll garner a lot of insight to what happens.  I've never heard anyone say they regretted attending.  I look forward to it all year long.

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« Reply #96 on: November 21, 2012, 03:33:12 AM »
how many people usually go?

It's a yearly gathering of the members here who meet in fabulous locations.  It's not affiliated with any organization and we collectively nominate cities, dates and hotels.  We vote on all of those.  It's an opportunity to meet the awesome members here in person.

I'd suggest reading through some of the older posts and you'll garner a lot of insight to what happens.  I've never heard anyone say they regretted attending.  I look forward to it all year long.

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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2012, 03:36:24 AM »
how many people usually go?

If you read through the previous threads, you'll see the "names and arrivals" thread that shows the members from each year.
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #98 on: November 29, 2012, 09:36:23 AM »
I've seen this question asked before, but I have yet to see the 'definitive' on what AMG is exactly.
Is it an official event?  Or just an annual gathering of online friends?
How long does it last?
Is there a website with all the details I can check this out?
Will it hurt?
What does AMG stand for?  ???
From reading the older posts, I could only guess...
A Motley Group
Auntie Mame Gang
American Models Guild
All-Male-Groping?

well, then the Atripla kicked in and my sad sense of humor went thru the floor...


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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #99 on: November 29, 2012, 10:20:21 AM »
I've seen this question asked before, but I have yet to see the 'definitive' on what AMG is exactly.
Is it an official event?  Or just an annual gathering of online friends?
How long does it last?
Is there a website with all the details I can check this out?
Will it hurt?
What does AMG stand for?  ???
From reading the older posts, I could only guess...
A Motley Group
Auntie Mame Gang
American Models Guild
All-Male-Groping?

well, then the Atripla kicked in and my sad sense of humor went thru the floor...

AMG stands for Aids Meds Gathering.  As these forums used to be hosted on a site called aidsmeds, but has since changed to the poz forums.  The gathering lasts for a weekend, it is official only in the sense that we members officially organize it every year and all forum members are welcome.  There is no website all information about it is listed in the 3 or 4 main threads each year.  The site chosen for 2013 was Chicago and we're currently narrowing down what dates.  Feel free to go vote in that thread.  It will be under the forums gatherings topic.

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« Reply #100 on: November 29, 2012, 01:10:15 PM »
Quote
What does AMG stand for? 

i had the same question a few months ago BEFORE the forums were renamed.
just goes to show how my brain can work (not) at times. ;)
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