The Weekly Weasel — Week of May 12

If it seems like you just received an issue of the Weekly Weasel, that’s because you did. Time flies, but typically not this fast. We were late last week, but we’re back on track now. Here’s the latest news from the Weasels.

Last Hurrah…for One of Us
When Nate and I road trip to Chapel Hill next week for the World Diplomacy Championship at DixieCon, I’ll be abandoning my wife and sons for four days. Nate is an untamed bachelor. So guess which one of us scheduled a final tune-up at the Red Lion for the night before we leave? I’ll give you a hint: It was Nate.

Help send Nate off with an evening of Dip and Drinks beginning at 6:30 on May 21. But please don’t keep him out too late. It would be nice if he could help with the driving this time…
We need five more to make the game happen. Check out the listing for more information.

Dixie or Bust
So, yah, Nate and I are heading to Chapel Hill. We plan to depart at 8 p.m. on the 22nd and drive straight through. We’ll head back either Sunday night or at the crack of dawn on Monday. Probably the latter.

Originally I had planned to drive down with my son Kevin, but the lad has already missed too much school this year, so it looks like he’ll be staying home. I’d fight for his right to Dixie, but one of the buddies he made last year isn’t going, so I’m leaving him behind.
Kevin’s loss could be your gain. If you’d like to take his seat in the car, speak up. We wouldn’t mind the company.

Join us for Weasel Moot
Weasel Moot tips off in 74 days. Make your plans to join us July 26-27 at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 33 W Illinois St in the heart of Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood. Our room block for the event has expired, but if you act quickly, you may still be able to get the discounted rate. Call 312-832-0330 to reserve your room. Try mentioning Weasel Moot 2014 for the discounted room rate of $189 per night. We’ve got some other housing options listed on the website, including Airbnb, so check it out.

Two rounds on Saturday, July 26, one on Sunday the 27th. We’re planning an outing for Friday night the 25th, possibly to the Blue Frog’s Local 22 karaoke bar, which is right by the Hampton Inn. Should be a fun time.

Check out the site and go ahead and preregister. You’ll save $5.

Upcoming Games

  • May 21 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, starting at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have two. Need five more.

Sign up for games here, on Meetup, or by emailing your faithful War Weasel (which is now Dan Burgess,

Important Dates

  • May 23-25: World Diplomacy Championship at DixieCon in Chapel Hill.
  • July 4-6: Philadelphia Massacre in Philadelphia.
  • July 26-27: Weasel Moot VIII at the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown.

Dues are due. Check out the Prime’s message, then use the convenient PayPal link to pay your 2014 dues. We’re once again charging $25, $10 if you’re a student. Twenty people have paid up already.

Remember, your dues pay for our website, the Meetup site, our annual club awards, and the awards for both the Royale and the Brawl, among other things.

That’s all for this week.


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