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Old Oct 21st 2011, 8:55 pm
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So I started a new job recently and now they want to send me on an Expo in Vegas. I leave tomorrow and will be there until Wednesday afternoon...

The Expo is the IBM Information On Demand Expo, very dry and very geeky/nerdy/techy so I am going to need an outlet.

This is all good and I know there is a lot to do in Vegas, however cash flow at the moment is a bit thin and won't get first salary until after the trip.

So can anyone recommend some free evening attractions or things to do in Las Vegas so that I do not go mad please...
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Old Oct 21st 2011, 10:17 pm
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Take your Lobo comics and stay in your room ?
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Old Oct 21st 2011, 10:22 pm
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Take your Lobo comics and stay in your room ?
Ha Ha Ha.. Not many people make the connection.

My father-in-law (who created Lobo) is on to another character now before he starts his run on Superman. I am all caught up on his stuff though.

Thanks for the idea though.
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Make a collection of the little cards for prostitutes which the blokes lining the Strip keep flicking.

Look at the fountains and 'volcano'.
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Created ..wow ! Its my all time fav comic, I used to buy them all + the crossovers....Loved the one where he was hired to take out Santa

Was he the writer or artist ?
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Created ..wow ! Its my all time fav comic, I used to buy them all + the crossovers....Loved the one where he was hired to take out Santa

Was he the writer or artist ?
My father in law is Keith Giffen, I'll be honest and say I can't remember if he drew or wrote the Lobo stuff. I am sure I have so duplicated Lobo stuff I can get signed if you want it.
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Old Oct 21st 2011, 10:38 pm
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He drew it......unfortutately my entire collection is in my mums loft in the UK!!
I just looked him up , he did Legion of Super Heros and Doom Patrol too !!

Watch out..the threads going nerdy

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Hi

My DH is also going to this conference. He is also a speaker in 2 of the sessions and is from Southport, Lancs. We also live in NJ so try and hook up with him and have a few beers.

His name is Jim Wood.

Enjoy the conference

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My dad likes to walk around the Casinos looking for credits left on Slot Machines..
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margaritaville street party today. just buy beer for a dollar from liqor shops.
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Have a look on http://www.cheapovegas.com/, there might be a few things on there.
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I've been to Vegas three times not but don't gamble. It is entertaining though - and perfectly acceptable - to watch others gamble. It's also fine to walk into a casino with drinks bought elsewhere. Many of the mini themed shopping malls that are attached to the casinos have outlets that sell frozen cocktails for half the price of the casinos. My favourite was to visit the Planet Hollywood casino - more of a lively vibe (and fitter birds) that the others - and grab a cocktail from the Miracle Mile shops (from a place just next to one of the rear entrances of the main casino floor - not from the overpriced Cabo Wabo place near the front entrance). From there you're also close to the Bellagio fountains (just across the street) and also pretty much everything else (you're at the centre of the Strip).

Fremont Street with it's free light shows and cheaper, more down-market places is also worth a bus ride.

Oh, and we went to the cheap tickets booth near the MGM and managed to pick up seats for a topless lesbian vampire trapeze show for around $20. Topless lesbian vampire trapeze shows go for twice that round our way so Mrs tonrob and I considered this the bargain of the trip.

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managed to pick up seats for a topless lesbian vampire trapeze show for around $20. Topless lesbian vampire trapeze shows go for twice that round our way so Mrs tonrob and I considered this the bargain of the trip.
Bargain!!!!
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Hi

My DH is also going to this conference. He is also a speaker in 2 of the sessions and is from Southport, Lancs. We also live in NJ so try and hook up with him and have a few beers.

His name is Jim Wood.

Enjoy the conference

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Tried searching for your darling DH at the conference without any joy. get him to email me at <snip> and I will look to meet up with him here, if not in Jersey as a worse case scenario.

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