Wow, 10 years.......I'm fucking old
Sheesh, kids these days ...
Anyway, this is highly preliminary - but I'm going to plan an attempt. If my plan comes together, and that's still a GREAT BIG IF, then I would probably rent a van or minivan. We're talking about six hours of driving from San Jose, so I'd want to recruit at least two other licensed adult drivers.
IF this plan comes together, I hope we will be able to find crash-space for both Friday and Saturday nights, including a shower (in July we can put up with cold water if we have to), so that we can make the start on time and fresh, rather than late, or right after spending hours on the road.
IF the ride doesn't fill up with adults first, then for anyone under 18 to join this "crew" there would need to be a meeting ahead of time, and an explicit understanding between you, your parents, and all the adults traveling, that you won't require adult supervision. We will be your nerfing friends, not stand-in parents. I might be the oldest current participant in the NIC, but that doesn't mean I'm not still a kid, too. (but a kid who knows enough to stay far away from liability and other legal headaches)
As I've said, this is all still very preliminary - it probably won't even happen, I'm just going to try. So don't anyone PM me about joining in yet. (exception: anyone from the host area with offers or suggestions of support and/or space). Also feel free to ask me about joining in, if we meet in person, whether nerfing or otherwise, over the coming weeks/months. I'll post again to this topic or to a fresh one if and when it actually starts to come together.