We will be having a Maryland Moot this year in Westminster. Hopefully, we'll be able to get the Best Western again to hang out in. I called them, and they are about halfway full on both weekends, so we'll want to call reservations in the next couple of weeks for either weekend. But there are other places if it fills, so no worries. We have to choose between the 2 weekends now, and I'm going to announce a definite date before the middle of next week, so there's more than a month for people to make travel arrangements, no matter which we choose. I'm tentatively saying Friday through Sunday, and of course, people can hang out longer, but we can discuss the adjustment of days when we pick a weekend.
So the choices:
November 9, 10, 11. Veterans Day is Sunday, November 11th, so there might be flexibility on whether Friday or Monday is a work holiday for some people. The leaves should still be pretty around here. It's usually pretty temperate this time of year here. Just cross fingers for no possible hurricane.
December 14, 15, 16. The Hobbit opens in theaters that Friday. I guess that means the first midnight showing is Thursday night/Friday morning. I haven't been planning on going to a midnight showing, and have no need to, but am amenable to doing it if others have their heart set on it. I suspect we might want to attend multiple showings that weekend, so everyone's best times, and 3D vs 2D needs and preferences can be accommodated. This is all stuff that we will need to discuss if we choose to meet up for this weekend. We rarely have snow or ice that early, and the weather can be anywhere from temperate to cold. We don't usually have bitter winter weather here until January.
So, please pick one box for your answer. You have as many choices as the number of dwarves and hobbits together who went on the quest to Erebor to choose from. Discussion, suggestions, explanations, wishes, hopes, squee, and nitpicks are most welcome in the comments. (-:
Poll #11758 MarylandMoot 2012 in November vs December Poll
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Which weekend can you attend?
Both are fine. Build it and I will come.
I will come to either, but I'd really prefer November.
I will come to either, but I'd really prefer December.
I can do all weekend in November, but can make it for a day or a couple of hours in December.
I can do all weekend in December, but can make it for a day or a couple of hours in November.
I can come for one day or a couple of hours only, whichever weekend it is, but I'll be there.
November definitely, but I might be able to make December.
December definitely, but I might be able to make November.
I will most probably be able to come, but I can't commit to either weekend yet.
I can't say whether I'll be able to come to either or not yet.
I want to come, but I can't this year.
Other, I'll explain in comments.
Let's get this choice made so we can haz mootses soon!
PS: The spell-checker for "everyone's" gives the strangest suggestions! Efren's, Efrain's, Aryan's, overruns, Aryans, Ivorians.
PSS: Evidently, Smeagol is administering this poll. So if you answer incorrectly, you might be eaten. Responses
EDIT: I guess the DW poll, doesn't translate onto LJ. So this won't be cross-posted, but will be a separate post on LJ.