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 Post subject: Name the Con.
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This the thread for figuring out a name for an Oshkosh based gaming con.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Kick the Con.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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I do think WinnebagoCon, while possibly a bit long, is not too hard on the tongue, could be easily abbreviated ('BagoCon), and is geographically inclusive.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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petronivs wrote:
I do think WinnebagoCon, while possibly a bit long, is not too hard on the tongue, could be easily abbreviated ('BagoCon), and is geographically inclusive.


not to mention the inevitable Spaceballs jokes.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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North East Wisconsin Gameapalooza. NEWGame, for short.
Fox Valley Game Con
FoxCon
OshkaPalooza
Fall Game Fest
Fox Valley Fall Game Meetup and Social Weekend time with friends, both new and old

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Millenium Fall-Con
Con-of-the-not-quite-as-North
BA-Con
Adopted-Con
Oshkosh CONfusion (though, this sounds like a softball team)
The convention formerly known as Oshcon
OshKon (the K makes it different!)
OshKHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!
Fox Valley Social Club "non-descriptive gaming event" (with a gangster theme!)
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Phoenix_Con (rising from the ashes...)

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Oshkosh b' Con

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Glitter, Vanilla and Regret Con (GVRCon)

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Paper Valley Con
Origins II
Gen Con II
Dorkstock...2

Sawdust DAZE
Sawdust Con

Did you know there is an independent film called Sawdust City? About two brothers going to every bar in town looking for their dad? It has nothing to do with Con names, but I thought it was interesting.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Speaking of tunnels... Oshkosh DOES have a history of mystery tunnels, underground sidewalks, and basement businesses...

Oshkosh Underground Convention & Hangout? OUCH!

http://www.360imagery.com/OshkoshDownUnderBook2.pdf

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I GOT IT!!!

There used to be an entertainment park in Oshkosh, with a roller coaster, vaudeville theater, dance pavilion, roller skating rink, swimming beach, bathhouse, baseball diamond with a covered grandstand, a Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, two bandstands, two concession booths, an outdoor movie theater, and a water toboggan chute!. It was called Eweco Park It is a really cool piece of Oshkosh history!

EWECOn! The greatest entertainment experience in Oshkosh since 1917!

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Skittlebrau wrote:
I GOT IT!!!

There used to be an entertainment park in Oshkosh, with a roller coaster, vaudeville theater, dance pavilion, roller skating rink, swimming beach, bathhouse, baseball diamond with a covered grandstand, a Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, two bandstands, two concession booths, an outdoor movie theater, and a water toboggan chute!. It was called Eweco Park It is a really cool piece of Oshkosh history!

EWECOn! The greatest entertainment experience in Oshkosh since 1917!

I just heard of this place last summer. Transportation was an issue, so I thought they were going to run rail out to it. I can't remember why it never took off.

RACHELcon
Ba-con was my idea.
Winnebagocon was discussed, but then it could be interpreted as: Land of the Stinking Waterscon.
Whatcon?
FTW....BAZINGAcon!
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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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How about PUcon.
Simple and to the point.

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"Con-fusion" is a nerd-convention in Ann Arbor Michigan.



Still working on a list...

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Captain Yid wrote:
Skittlebrau wrote:
I GOT IT!!!

There used to be an entertainment park in Oshkosh, with a roller coaster, vaudeville theater, dance pavilion, roller skating rink, swimming beach, bathhouse, baseball diamond with a covered grandstand, a Ferris Wheel and Merry-Go-Round, two bandstands, two concession booths, an outdoor movie theater, and a water toboggan chute!. It was called Eweco Park It is a really cool piece of Oshkosh history!

EWECOn! The greatest entertainment experience in Oshkosh since 1917!

I just heard of this place last summer. Transportation was an issue, so I thought they were going to run rail out to it. I can't remember why it never took off



They DID run rail to it. That was the whole point. The electric rail car companies bought up land at the end of their lines, made amusement parks and things to get people to ride the lines out there on the weekends. Eweco Park (which became White City after a while) ran for over 30 years, and was SUPER popular. It was even responsible for them adding inter community lines so people could come from as as the Appleton area!

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We should probably try to settle on a name sooner rather than later, so we can get a website up and running.

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 Post subject: Re: Name the Con.
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Time for a vote.

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If we go with EWECOn....we even have the turn of the century art styling to go with....


http://oshkoshpub.cdmhost.com/cdm/compo ... 116/rec/12

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Really?! If you rush creativity, you get crappy creativity!

Here is a partial list;


Winnagamo
Con on the water
Game-a-topia
Game-ageddon
Rollapalooza
Game-On

Gamervana
Take it Out of the Basement Con
Life As A Gamer Con
Wandering Monster Con
Nothing-to-do-with-Gnomes Game-Con
Bag of Dice Con
Dice and Zombies Con
Trollcon!

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