Saturday, May 19, 2007

Legion of Super-Gamblers XI: Anyone for Vegas?

Just like last year, this isn't a delayed April Fool's joke, it's an open invitation. Several of us will be getting together in Las Vegas for our annual weekend. This year it's Thursday July 5 through Sunday July 8, 2007.

The legendary Legion of Super-Gamblers! Blackjack Boy! Pai-Gow Poker King! Roulette Lass! One-Armed Bandit Boy! King Queen! (Or Queen King under the influence of Grandian Gender-Reversal Germs.) And their headquarters, the Black Pyramid (with its bright LSG beacon on top, which can be seen thousands of miles out in space)! Bring out the Planetary Chance Machine, pay homage to the Luck Lords, and book that trip to the planet Ventura....

Actually, it's a bunch of comics fans who happen to have at least a passing knowledge of the Legion, and one weekend a year we travel from all over the country to Las Vegas. No hidden agendas, nothing you're required to do (except show up and have fun, either with us or on your own as much as you want). There's a core group of us that goes every year, usually around 8-10 of us, with a half dozen or so who have joined us at one time or another over the years. This will be our 11th annual trip - thus LSGXI - with participants from Houston, NYC, Phoenix, Kansas City, Seattle, Philadelphia, Long Beach, Mountain View, and more.

Note - Very few of us are actually Super-Gamblers, though from time to time we do come out ahead. It just sounded good. Not all of us can live like Bruce Wayne in the recent "Brave and Bold" issue with Green Lantern.

Typically we fly in on a Thursday afternoon and leave Sunday afternoon or evening, though due to work considerations some don't show up until Friday night and some stay over until Monday morning. This year it's the weekend of Thursday July 5 through Sunday July 8. We're trying to plan to see a show one night, have a fancy dinner one night, and casino hop the rest of the time, chasing our money up and down the Strip.

If anyone's interested in possibly going, or just want more information, send me an email (it's in my profile) or leave a comment. Here are some photos and trip reports from our early missions.


MaGnUs said...

Vivaaaa Ventura!!!

Great blog, I'm happy i've found it; I'm a big Legion fan. Wish I'd been in time for the trivia... when's next trivia coming up?

Michael said...

Trivia is typically the first Monday of the month, assuming I remember.

Brett said...

Wish I could make it - I was there in July 2000, just prior to a 9 month stint of work in the UK.

As it turns out, I'm still living in London. We are supposed to have a few super-casinos here in a few years--LSG Abroad?


Michael said...

Hey Brett, glad to hear from you but bummer that you're still overseas (at least in terms of the LSG trip). One year we should all meet in Monaco or Monte Carlo.

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd realized you all were going to be there sooner. My wife and I already scheduled a Vegas trip for the week after that.