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Offline WillyWump

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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)

i had to bribe him with Coke, K, and Tijuana foreskin  ;)
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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

I still think Willy should give a round of BJ's as a complementary gift.  :)
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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.

Hopefully, Ill see you again soon Hippie Lady.

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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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 
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
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
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline nixsmail

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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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Offline Lou-ah-vull

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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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05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
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01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
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07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
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Offline Ann

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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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Offline bocker3

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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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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #60 on: November 01, 2012, 06:53:05 PM »
1 DAY LEFT TO VOTE FOR SITE LOCATION FOR AMG 2013!
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
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
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline ds4146

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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!

Offline Miss Philicia

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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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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 .

Only a few more hours to vote or change your vote .     

Offline anniebc

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2012, 09:22:45 PM »
I vote for Chicago.

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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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....
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
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
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline wolfter

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #66 on: November 02, 2012, 09:59:52 PM »
Just to clarify, I voted for Chicago.   ;)
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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2012, 10:44:44 PM »
Chicago, September.

Offline WillyWump

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #68 on: November 02, 2012, 10:47:16 PM »
Noooooo. Damn yall. You too PeePee for changing your vote.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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. :-[
But a deal is a deal.
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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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Offline WillyWump

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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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« Reply #73 on: November 02, 2012, 11:14:09 PM »
Guilhermina's going down. Downtown.
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Offline Jeff G

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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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 .   
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 11:54:55 PM by jg1962 »

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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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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
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
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Offline WillyWump

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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



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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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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Re: AMG 2013 OFFICIAL THREAD TO VOTE FOR LOCATION
« 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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