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Thread: FORTcon 2004 - October 15-17, Chicago, IL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddio
    Lincoln Park Zoo (free and right on the Lake front)
    Been there, very cool. And free.
    ugh. I don't get time to watch TV anymore, much less hang out at the FORT.

    But don't you worry, I'll be back in full force on or about November 3rd.

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    What is the weather usually like in mid October? (Windy right?) I meant temperature wise.

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    Average high: 64 degrees F.
    Average low: 46 degrees F.

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    John, do you know everything??
    ugh. I don't get time to watch TV anymore, much less hang out at the FORT.

    But don't you worry, I'll be back in full force on or about November 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muduh
    What is the weather usually like in mid October? (Windy right?) I meant temperature wise.
    Daytime temps will likely be in the 50's or 60's...probably down in the 40's at night...give or take...we often get some "Indian Summer" in October that puts daytime temps into the upper 70's.

    Basically light jacket weather.

    The leaves will be changing and Grant Park will be awash of autumn colors.

    TRIVIA ALERT AHEAD: Chicago is known as the "Windy City" not because it is windy (which it is) but because Chicago Politicians are well known for their ability to talk for hours and hours about nothing and really fillibuster (sp?) and cause wind with their babbling.

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    John, I am just curious - is this thread visible to registered members only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wenders
    John, do you know everything??
    Yes.

    (A looooong time ago, I had a "Stump John" thread, where people could ask those trivia questions they always wanted the answers to, and I'd answer them.)

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    No, this thread is open to everyone. If non-members really want to come, more power to 'em. With very few exceptions, of course.

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    A few more quick suggestion for things to do:

    Fans of Amusement Parks may consider making a drive up to Six Flags in Gurnee (about an hour north/northwest of Chicago)...they have "Fright Fests" in October, all the rides are decorated and the staff all walks around in costumes...

    Tony & Tina's wedding is a blast (for those who dont know its like dinner theater and the setting is an actual wedding at which you are a guest...you interplay with the actors and no one knows who is an actor and a guest...wedding, reception (with buffet included), dancing.

    Tommy Gun Garage - same thing but with a gangster theme

    Finnegans Wake - same thing but set at a funeral

    Murder Mystery - same thing but hosted on a train ride - very Agatha Christie like.

    There is also a bus tour that takes you to all the places in Chicago that are supposed to be "haunted", including the alley where the St. Valentines Day Massacre took place.
    Last edited by Daddio; 04-14-2004 at 05:08 PM.

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    I like those suggestions. I had a friend who bought the Murder Mystery game and it was a lot of fun! Chicago is sounding very good!

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