It was a slow news week but not completely uneventful. Read on.
Housing Registration Now Open!
Housing registration for the 2016 World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X is now open! You can find the link in the Housing section of the tournament home page. The link will take you to a site set up by Roosevelt University to handle our bookings. It’s fairly intuitive, but ask if you have questions.
A room in the dorm will cost you $87.30 per night. That price includes the tax. They are dorm rooms, but this ain’t your daddy’s dorm. The campus will be just four years old next summer. It’s a glass building that zig-zags up 31 stories. Your room will have a floor-to-ceiling window that looks out on Lake Michigan, Grant Park, the skyline, or a combination of the three. The rooms are set up like private apartments. You’ll share a bathroom with one to three other rooms — no more — and many of the apartments have common seating areas. (Because of the building’s unique architecture, no floor has the same plan.)
When you book, you’ll have the option of tacking on nights to the front or back ends of your stay in case you want to extend your trip to Chicago. You can also select meal plans for each day, but you can also order "a la carte" from the cafeteria, so I’m not sure why you’d want to paint yourself into that corner. (Plenty of other dining options in the area. If you’re lazy or running late, then just pull out your wallet and eat in the cafeteria.)
We’ll be adding alternative housing suggestions, including a link to the hostel, as time permits.
Quite a few comments on the Royale championship game, at least by our standards. Check out the coverage.
Players Wanted for Red Lion Game
We need two more players to fill the Veterans Day board at the Red Lion next week. The game will start at 6:30 p.m. and end by 11. Who’s in?
Hosts Still Needed
We’d love to line up some winter house games. If you can host this month or in December or January, please email me so we can get your game on the schedule.
Dues Still Due
We’re still working out the kinks on the appeal page, but that doesn’t change the fact that 2016 dues are now due. Once again, we’re charging $25 for members and $10 for students. Dues will get you a combined $15 off of our two tournaments–CODCon in April ($5) and the World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X in June ($10)–plus eligibility for our season-ending awards and the Weasel Royale. And you’ll also help us maintain the website and keep our Meetup page.
You can PayPal your dues to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the web page, too, but the PayPal button isn’t working yet. And please pay up soon. We depleted our treasury when we paid the first installment on the meeting space for WDC, and we have some bills to pay…
- November 11 at the Red Lion in Lincoln Square, beginning at 6:30 p.m. until no later than 11. Have five; need two more.
- Dec. 9: Bar Room Brawl Championship Game.
- June 24-26, 2016: World Diplomacy Championship at Weasel Moot X!
Up Next on the Tournament Circuit
- Carnage: November 6-8 in Killington, Vermont. (http://www.carnagecon.com) Matt Sundstrom and I are attending!
- Database. We still are looking for someone who can convert Matt’s rating system to a searchable, web-based database. Please email us at email@example.com if you can help or have questions. (Ben DiPaola has nibbled on this one…)
That’s all for this week.