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Title: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 11:15:02 AM
Planet Funk Con 2018!!

This will be the first year for Planet Funk Con in Moline Illinois and we have the privilege to be a part of it! We will be holding our biggest tournament of the year at planet funk con and are currently in talks with Mick Foley to come down to sign autographs and present the title to the winner of our event!

Venue: Tax Slayer Center
Location: Moline Illinois
Date: June 23rd 2018
Start time: 10am signups
Format: Virtual Classic
Entry Fee: TBD (We are currently putting together entry package deals you will get a few free things with your entry)

If you would like to know more details you can message me on here or you may also reach out to me by email brandonlfuller1992@gmail.com. I will update this post as more information is released.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on November 30, 2017, 11:42:53 AM
how big of a venue is this? I've never been to Chicago and this sounds as damned good a reason as any.....consider me HIGHLY interested......
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: TimJR on November 30, 2017, 11:52:06 AM
how big of a venue is this? I've never been to Chicago and this sounds as damned good a reason as any.....consider me HIGHLY interested......

Moline is noooowhere near Chicago, just FYI.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on November 30, 2017, 11:56:24 AM
well I haven't been to "nowhere near Chicago" either  :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 12:00:10 PM
Moline is about 2 1/2 hours from Chicago.

This is a pretty good sized venue. I may get a bigger room as well depending on the turn out. They are Going to have video game events, MTG, DBZ super, cosplay contest etc etc.

For top prize I am going to try and get a replica WWE championship belt in which if we can work things out you will be presented the belt by Mick himself in front of the con.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 12:09:10 PM
They will also have anime stuff/comics and so far they are trying to book Steven Blum that does spikes voice in Cowboy Bebop
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: VelaCards on November 30, 2017, 12:59:19 PM


For top prize I am going to try and get a replica WWE championship belt in which if we can work things out you will be presented the belt by Mick himself in front of the con.

This would be cool, for sure. I did something similar to this at the first year's ACMT and had RVD come meet all the players, sign autographs and take pictures (plus he dropped off some additional prize support). Subsequent year's I had Lita, Melina and Maryse do something similar.

Curious ... He's not listed on their website as one of the guests. Is he confirmed to be there? I suppose I could just as easily call him and ask. =)

VC
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 03:38:14 PM


For top prize I am going to try and get a replica WWE championship belt in which if we can work things out you will be presented the belt by Mick himself in front of the con.

This would be cool, for sure. I did something similar to this at the first year's ACMT and had RVD come meet all the players, sign autographs and take pictures (plus he dropped off some additional prize support). Subsequent year's I had Lita, Melina and Maryse do something similar.

Curious ... He's not listed on their website as one of the guests. Is he confirmed to be there? I suppose I could just as easily call him and ask. =)

VC

So far I am in talks with his agent. The date is open for sure its just working out money at this time. I will update as time goes on. However, if we cannot book Mick we will look into other options. He is just one I think that fits the bill for this con and can bring in lots of people.


Vela also I'm sorry for not responding to your pm. I will on my next break at work I would like to discuss more with you on booking other wrestlers possibly.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: Queensryche on November 30, 2017, 06:27:03 PM
Figure it can't hurt to ask.........is there going to be anything there pertaining to the Final Fantasy TCG?
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 06:29:58 PM
Figure it can't hurt to ask.........is there going to be anything there pertaining to the Final Fantasy TCG?

As far as I know probably not.. However, I can try to work it in. I know a few of my Raw Deal players play it. It just hasn't really picked up much in this area yet.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: Queensryche on November 30, 2017, 06:36:48 PM
Figure it can't hurt to ask.........is there going to be anything there pertaining to the Final Fantasy TCG?

As far as I know probably not.. However, I can try to work it in. I know a few of my Raw Deal players play it. It just hasn't really picked up much in this area yet.

I'm going to bring this up to the FFTCG subreddit to see who would be willing to go there from around the area. I'll also speak with Gabe Cavaliere. He's a local player who has direct connections to SquareEnix, and if there's enough interest they just might be willing to hold an event there. No guarantees though.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on November 30, 2017, 10:36:03 PM
Figure it can't hurt to ask.........is there going to be anything there pertaining to the Final Fantasy TCG?

As far as I know probably not.. However, I can try to work it in. I know a few of my Raw Deal players play it. It just hasn't really picked up much in this area yet.

I'm going to bring this up to the FFTCG subreddit to see who would be willing to go there from around the area. I'll also speak with Gabe Cavaliere. He's a local player who has direct connections to SquareEnix, and if there's enough interest they just might be willing to hold an event there. No guarantees though.

Just message me details and I'll talk to the guy running the show and let him know. I know he has maybe 3 more small rooms he wants to fill with games and I knoe he said if I needed a bigger space he can get me bigger depending on turnout. he is really good to work with.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 01, 2017, 10:50:13 AM
I wonder if Mr Resk and his crew would be willing to make a SuperShow journey out to "nowhere near Chicago" as well.....
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 01, 2017, 11:25:20 AM
There are special deals for rooms if you visit http://planetfunkcon.com.

Also do not purchase any tickets yet. When I come up with an entry fee that will include you day or 2 day pass into the con. I am still working with them on it but once I can confirm Mick Foley is a go I will announce prizes and entry fee over the next few weeks.

However, the top prize for #1 will be a real replica of the WWE Championship belt. (Smackdown belt)
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: NJDevil18 on December 01, 2017, 11:39:02 AM
Just curious if we are talking the $750 deluxe replica or the $430 regular replica?  Links below:

https://shop.wwe.com/deluxe-wwe-championship-replica-title/M10021.html?dwvar_M10021_color=No%20Color

or

https://shop.wwe.com/wwe-championship-replica-title-belt-%282014%29/W07717.html?dwvar_W07717_color=No%20Color
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 01, 2017, 01:11:46 PM
Just curious if we are talking the $750 deluxe replica or the $430 regular replica?  Links below:

https://shop.wwe.com/deluxe-wwe-championship-replica-title/M10021.html?dwvar_M10021_color=No%20Color

or

https://shop.wwe.com/wwe-championship-replica-title-belt-%282014%29/W07717.html?dwvar_W07717_color=No%20Color

Other than the leather is there a huge difference between them? It really all comes down to how many sign up. But I'm leaning more toward the 430 one. But maybe they will have deals on them on down the road .

My goal is to have everyone at least walk out with something.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: NJDevil18 on December 01, 2017, 01:51:34 PM
Just curious if we are talking the $750 deluxe replica or the $430 regular replica?  Links below:

https://shop.wwe.com/deluxe-wwe-championship-replica-title/M10021.html?dwvar_M10021_color=No%20Color

or

https://shop.wwe.com/wwe-championship-replica-title-belt-%282014%29/W07717.html?dwvar_W07717_color=No%20Color

Other than the leather is there a huge difference between them? It really all comes down to how many sign up. But I'm leaning more toward the 430 one. But maybe they will have deals on them on down the road .

My goal is to have everyone at least walk out with something.

I do not think there is.  I was thinking about buying one for myself and getting a few side plates as well, but I do not think I would ever use it.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 06, 2017, 09:30:12 AM
How many of you are willing to come play from out of town  if we book Mick Foley at the event? Also just an update he will be autographing the first place prize. :)
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: riothebeast on December 06, 2017, 09:33:41 AM
Well you know me and sephy will be there.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 06, 2017, 09:36:38 AM
I'm willing to come because it's a major Raw Deal Event with-in acceptable traveling distance (least I think it is  :laugh: )
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 06, 2017, 09:43:08 AM
I'm willing to come because it's a major Raw Deal Event with-in acceptable traveling distance (least I think it is  :laugh: )


Would you be bringing more than yourself by chance?  :)
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 06, 2017, 09:56:19 AM
I'm willing to come because it's a major Raw Deal Event with-in acceptable traveling distance (least I think it is  :laugh: )


Would you be bringing more than yourself by chance?  :)

this is in discussions, all I ask is if I bring anyone else we don't play in the first round, that always infuriates me!!  :police: :laugh:
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 06, 2017, 10:00:07 AM
I'm willing to come because it's a major Raw Deal Event with-in acceptable traveling distance (least I think it is  :laugh: )


Would you be bringing more than yourself by chance?  :)

this is in discussions, all I ask is if I bring anyone else we don't play in the first round, that always infuriates me!!  :police: :laugh:

I'll work my best to not pit you against each other but it will be random :p ask Niiiiick how many times Ive put him in first round against necrobaron almost every event they've attended lol.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: niiiiick on December 06, 2017, 10:58:22 AM
Every damn time lol
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: necrobaron75 on December 06, 2017, 02:45:44 PM
It happens.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 06, 2017, 03:10:44 PM
Yeah it happened to us at ANY major con we traveled to (aside of Texas maybe)
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: riothebeast on December 07, 2017, 10:03:33 AM
Crazy how this will be bigger than worlds. I mean we have like 15 players in the area alone with some of the top players that go to gencon and of course the world champ himself mitch. Hope everyone can make it should be the biggest event for raw deal in sometime. Plus getting foley for the tournament handing the belt to the winner will be awesome.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: Eric RD on December 07, 2017, 10:20:04 AM
It's a 12 hour drive for us. I wonder if we can get a full car from Barrie...
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CreedP on December 07, 2017, 10:21:26 AM
It's great to see Raw Deal-based events still happening!  Hope you guys get a good turnout... sadly, I don't fly and couldn't afford the time off for land-based travel, heh.

CREED
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 07, 2017, 10:45:45 AM
gotta admit I've had the thought of doing something like this in the NJ/PA area as well, a sort of bridge to Gen Con to give us something big to play and shoot for more than once a year, think you guys would be interested in that too?
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CreedP on December 07, 2017, 10:52:45 AM
(That's probably better as it's own topic, rather than hijacking the announcement...)  ;)

CREED
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 09, 2017, 06:57:58 PM
It's a 12 hour drive for us. I wonder if we can get a full car from Barrie...

It would be awesome if you could! I am going as all out as I can.

We will have the room at the Tax Slayer center on Friday as well. I plan on having Friday be a fun day if anyone wants to stop in! I'll have a TV set up with the network going or my Xbox with wwe2k18 and a table with food or snacks going on. We can do some fun games, maybe a gimmick tournament, or a royal rumble going. This is for anyone wanting to be there both days. I am hoping to play in our huge event But I know I will be very busy if I get foley to be there. The people runnin the con actually decided they want foley for both days and are willing to give up on the two guests they wanted for him because they believe he would be a better draw.

The more the Merrier. If this turns out to be a success for them I'm sure I'll be able to get to do it again next year.
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: Scotty on December 09, 2017, 07:08:55 PM
It's a 12 hour drive for us. I wonder if we can get a full car from Barrie...

I’m down. I think we can get two more from Barrie, Ontario and make an awesome road trip out of it!
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: niiiiick on December 09, 2017, 07:34:56 PM
It's a 12 hour drive for us. I wonder if we can get a full car from Barrie...

It would be awesome if you could! I am going as all out as I can.

We will have the room at the Tax Slayer center on Friday as well. I plan on having Friday be a fun day if anyone wants to stop in! I'll have a TV set up with the network going or my Xbox with wwe2k18 and a table with food or snacks going on. We can do some fun games, maybe a gimmick tournament, or a royal rumble going. This is for anyone wanting to be there both days. I am hoping to play in our huge event But I know I will be very busy if I get foley to be there. The people runnin the con actually decided they want foley for both days and are willing to give up on the two guests they wanted for him because they believe he would be a better draw.

The more the Merrier. If this turns out to be a success for them I'm sure I'll be able to get to do it again next year.

Xbox? I'm out
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 09, 2017, 08:39:34 PM
Then I've got 2 words for ya!
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: CRASHER on December 09, 2017, 09:11:21 PM
Then I've got 2 words for ya!

PLAYYYY STATIIIOOOONNNNNN!!!!  :laugh:
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: LawnMowerMan on December 09, 2017, 09:26:12 PM
 :( :(
Title: Re: What the Funk?
Post by: necrobaron75 on December 10, 2017, 08:48:59 PM
Could "play" the Switch version roflcopter