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Brue
Mar 20, '18, 12:27 PM
Couple places you might want to go while not at the meet:

Big Fun. 9.5 miles from courtyard, but a must for the toy collector. https://www.facebook.com/pg/BigFunColumbus/photos/?ref=page_internal

Packrat Comics is 4 miles from Courtyard. I don't use it (not close to my house), but friends love it. More than just comics.

Cartoon Library and research at OSU (20 minute drive)

Places your family might prefer.

Columbus Zoo (20 minute drive)

COSI kids science museum (15 min drive)

Art Museum (15 minute drive) FREE on Sundays

Ohio History Museum (17 minute drive)

Short North Gallery hop Saturday evening. local art, wine, social, walking FREE (15 min drive) PS- BIG FUN is in the short north and will likely be open during Hop

Historic Ohio State house and museum 15 min drive FREE

National Air Force museum dayton (1 hour drive) FREE

Downtown 15 minutes,
Short North 20 minutes,
OSU 20 minutes,
Airport 20 mins

Mego Milk
Mar 20, '18, 12:58 PM
Thanks, Brue!
this is very helpful!

AW YEAH PLANNING!

MRP
Mar 20, '18, 1:16 PM
Brue, which shop in Columbus do you go to? I am over in Springfield and make a comic shop tour of Columbus 2-3 times a year to check things out, but I don't think I know all the shops in the area yet (it's usually Packrat, World's Greatest Comics, Comic Town, Laughing Ogre and the one in the food court of the convention center whose name I can never remember, but I go there whenever I do the Origins game fair at the convention center. Plus usually Acorn Books (but they are going out of business). I just stopped into Packrat this past weekend when I was hitting a bunch of the Half Price books, but I haven't been to any of the others in a while, since I lost most of last year recovering from surgery.

-M

Brown Bear
Mar 20, '18, 1:20 PM
I smell a road trip. 😉
I knew I should’ve rented a car.

rche
Mar 20, '18, 2:25 PM
thanks for the intel!!

rche
Mar 20, '18, 2:26 PM
my daughter wants to know what taco bell the 21 pilots guys hang out at so she can get an autograph. :)

Brue
Mar 20, '18, 5:08 PM
Brue, which shop in Columbus do you go to? I am over in Springfield and make a comic shop tour of Columbus 2-3 times a year to check things out, but I don't think I know all the shops in the area yet (it's usually Packrat, World's Greatest Comics, Comic Town, Laughing Ogre and the one in the food court of the convention center whose name I can never remember, but I go there whenever I do the Origins game fair at the convention center. Plus usually Acorn Books (but they are going out of business). I just stopped into Packrat this past weekend when I was hitting a bunch of the Half Price books, but I haven't been to any of the others in a while, since I lost most of last year recovering from surgery.

-M

I rarely go into a comic shop these days. But when I do it is Laughing Ogre. They are near my house, have toys, occasional events, back issues and good people.
I bought a lot of 80's comics at Half Price books in the 90's.

Brue
Mar 20, '18, 5:10 PM
my daughter wants to know what taco bell the 21 pilots guys hang out at so she can get an autograph. :)

good question. you'll have to go to all of them. I doubt it, but maybe I can find a friend with a connection.

Earth 2 Chris
Mar 31, '18, 7:21 AM
I have been to your local Lego Store, so I know my daughter is good if the whole family comes. :wink:

Chris

PNGwynne
Mar 31, '18, 7:40 AM
I had no idea there were exclusive Lego stores, wow.

EMCE Hammer
Mar 31, '18, 8:30 AM
I had no idea there were exclusive Lego stores, wow.

Yeah, and the place is always busy. They have stuff that isn't found in other stores, probably more so now that TRU is going away. The bulk wall is always a winner for us.

Brown Bear
Mar 31, '18, 8:47 AM
I knew I should’ve rented a car. My boys will wanna check this out for sure.

palitoy
Mar 31, '18, 8:54 AM
Like every Mego Meet, I'll need to know where the red light district is and the nearest Singer Sewing Center.

PNGwynne
Mar 31, '18, 9:02 AM
I'll need to know where the red light district is...

How did that work out for you in Wheeling?

hedrap
Mar 31, '18, 12:29 PM
Like every Mego Meet, I'll need to know where the red light district is and the nearest Singer Sewing Center.

You can merge the two by going to Short North.

megowgsh
Mar 31, '18, 3:55 PM
I knew I should’ve rented a car. My boys will wanna check this out for sure.

There will be plenty of cars and plenty of time. :)

PNGwynne
Mar 31, '18, 4:27 PM
You can merge the two by going to Short North.

Clever.

Duncan
Apr 1, '18, 5:25 PM
Two other things going on that weekend:


There's a vintage video game con up the road on Sat.

https://m.facebook.com/corgscon/photos/a.915234631873474.1073741828.168522116544733/1718295424900720/?type=3&source=54



And there a golf tournament all week a little further up the road:

https://www.thememorialtournament.com/patron-info/schedule-of-events/

Duncan
Apr 1, '18, 6:12 PM
How did that work out for you in Wheeling?

It always amused/depressed me that in Wheeling, the local "dance" club and dog track / casino are across the street from the HS football stadium.

Duncan
Apr 1, '18, 6:23 PM
Also, please note that Columbus is a foodie town. Many of the best restaurants are in the short north area, but there are plenty of places around the area. For instance, in the NE part of the city is a stretch with international flavor. On Rt 161 are an authentic Mexican bakery and some of the best Chinese/Thai in the area. North of there on Cleveland Ave are places with Nigerian, Somalian, Brazilian, more Mexican, BBQ, and Greek. Up the rd a minute is Filipino, and a few minutes east is amazing baklava (with 2 comic stores near the baklava). Also, we have a world class French place with a deep wine cellar:

https://refectory.com

MRP
Apr 1, '18, 6:38 PM
Also, please note that Columbus is a foodie town. Many of the best restaurants are in the short north area, but there are plenty of places around the area. For instance, in the NE part of the city is a stretch with international flavor. On Rt 161 are an authentic Mexican bakery and some of the best Chinese/Thai in the area. North of there on Cleveland Ave are places with Nigerian, Somalian, Brazilian, more Mexican, BBQ, and Greek. Up the rd a minute is Filipino, and a few minutes east is amazing baklava (with 2 comic stores near the baklava). Also, we have a world class French place with a deep wine cellar:

https://refectory.com

What is the name of the place with the baklava? My wife loves it, and the place in Columbus we used to go to for Greek food closed a year or so back and we have been looking for a new place to try when we go over to Columbus (we may make Mego Meet but we are definitely doing Origins Game Fair at the Convention center a couple weeks afterwards. Which shops, sadly I probably know the comic shop option in Columbus better than the food choices.

-M

PNGwynne
Apr 1, '18, 6:38 PM
^Oh, that looks wonderful. I haven't had meals like that since I visited NYC in '02 and Quebec City in '03. C'est vachement.

I'm definitely a foodie, and an adventurous one.

Duncan
Apr 1, '18, 8:59 PM
What is the name of the place with the baklava? My wife loves it, and the place in Columbus we used to go to for Greek food closed a year or so back and we have been looking for a new place to try when we go over to Columbus (we may make Mego Meet but we are definitely doing Origins Game Fair at the Convention center a couple weeks afterwards. Which shops, sadly I probably know the comic shop option in Columbus better than the food choices.

-M

It's called the Nanak Bakery on Westerville Rd.

Brue
Apr 5, '18, 10:40 PM
I had no idea there were exclusive Lego stores, wow.

Ah yes, Lego store build a bear an American girl store are in Easton townie center. By Easton mall on the ne corner of columbus. Take 270 n from mego meet to Morse rd or Easton exit.

Tuttle mall and Polalaris fashion place mall are 2 places I avoid, but if you shop or want fancy chain restaurants, they for you. Tuttle nw corner of columbus, Polaris north of columbus.

Oh and there is Hollywood casino not too far from the meet on the west side.

Brue
Apr 5, '18, 10:45 PM
Oh man, I did not realize the golf memorial was the same week. This is HUGE. I don't go, but everyone else and there brother does. Expect possible traffic NW area.


Two other things going on that weekend:




There's a vintage video game con up the road on Sat.

https://m.facebook.com/corgscon/photos/a.915234631873474.1073741828.168522116544733/1718295424900720/?type=3&source=54



And there a golf tournament all week a little further up the road:

https://www.thememorialtournament.com/patron-info/schedule-of-events/

PNGwynne
Apr 5, '18, 11:08 PM
I might splurge on some food, but all my shopping will be at the meet.

Duncan
Apr 6, '18, 9:33 PM
Oh man, I did not realize the golf memorial was the same week. This is HUGE. I don't go, but everyone else and there brother does. Expect possible traffic NW area.


Yeah, I'll basically advise people not to go on 270 around there...161, Sawmill, etc. It should be passable, but crowded with sudden stops, etc. Bethel should be OK, which is key because of the restaurants. 70, 670, 315 & 71 all look preferable to 270 near Dublin for that weekend, obviously except for Friday's rush hour.

Speaking of golf, the hotel is right near 2 courses: Raymond & Wilson. I haven't played them in years, but both were fun when I did. Wilson is a little 9 hole executive course, if anyone wants a 2 hour round.

Cornelius POTA
Apr 9, '18, 8:16 AM
Hey mego peeps...been a while.

Any news about a Florida Mego Meet 2018 ? Maybe I missed?



Would sure like to attend and I'm in Orlando, so could drive up or down or stay.


Thoughts?


Corny

cjefferys
Apr 9, '18, 9:30 AM
Any news about a Florida Mego Meet 2018 ? Maybe I missed?



Sorry man, that was last year, afraid you missed it.

palitoy
Apr 9, '18, 9:34 AM
Hey mego peeps...been a while.

Any news about a Florida Mego Meet 2018 ? Maybe I missed?



Mego Meet this year will be in Columbus Ohio, 2350 Westbelt Dr, Columbus, OH 43228, USA to be exact. You should come.

There are no planned events in Florida under the umbrella of "Mego Meet".

If you want to organize a get together in Florida, please don't do it in this area of the forum or muddy the waters with confusion by referring to it as a "Mego Meet".

A lot of people work very hard to get this thing going and it would be detrimental to our efforts to confuse people at this stage, I think that's reasonable to request.

Cornelius POTA
Apr 9, '18, 12:30 PM
Sorry man, that was last year, afraid you missed it.

Where was it in Florida ? Mego Meet 2017 Florida ? how did I miss this? :no:

sprytel
Apr 9, '18, 5:32 PM
Where was it in Florida ? Mego Meet 2017 Florida ? how did I miss this? :no:

Woosh.

Cornelius POTA
Apr 10, '18, 10:45 AM
Mego Meet this year will be in Columbus Ohio, 2350 Westbelt Dr, Columbus, OH 43228, USA to be exact. You should come.

There are no planned events in Florida under the umbrella of "Mego Meet".

If you want to organize a get together in Florida, please don't do it in this area of the forum or muddy the waters with confusion by referring to it as a "Mego Meet".

A lot of people work very hard to get this thing going and it would be detrimental to our efforts to confuse people at this stage, I think that's reasonable to request.



Understood, reasonable request indeed. Love the folks here at MM but why did cjefferys tell me about a Mego Meet 2017 in florida and I missed it ? confused. Corny

cjefferys
Apr 10, '18, 3:05 PM
Technically I said that you missed the Florida Mego Meet 2018 last year. Lame joke, but hey, that's me! There has never been a "Mego Meet Florida", but any Floridians are welcome to organize their own local meet, just don't call it a "Mego Meet".


Woosh.

Apparently. :smiley1:

Cornelius POTA
Apr 11, '18, 10:36 AM
Technically I said that you missed the Florida Mego Meet 2018 last year. Lame joke, but hey, that's me! There has never been a "Mego Meet Florida", but any Floridians are welcome to organize their own local meet, just don't call it a "Mego Meet".



Apparently. :smiley1:



Gotcha mego cjefferys. Have a fantastic MEGO spring.


We're having nice mego mego weather down here in Florida.



Corny :smiley12:

thunderbolt
Apr 12, '18, 9:10 AM
Where was it in Florida ? Mego Meet 2017 Florida ? how did I miss this? :no:

It was at Tony Roma's and it was awesome.

Cornelius POTA
Apr 12, '18, 8:41 PM
It was at Tony Roma's and it was awesome.


LMAO.....Tony Roma's Love it bro


Mego Meet Florida 2015 was it ?

Brings back memories. Weren't you on the staff to help organize?

Jorge Galvan
Apr 19, '18, 10:53 AM
I know it is Columbus, but is there anywhere where one could get Cincinnati Chili???

Bronxboykev
Apr 19, '18, 12:28 PM
I know it is Columbus, but is there anywhere where one could get Cincinnati Chili???

Cincinnati??? lol

Sorry it was to easy to resist lol

MRP
Apr 19, '18, 1:11 PM
I know it is Columbus, but is there anywhere where one could get Cincinnati Chili???

I am not a chili aficionado, but there's always the Skyline chain that features Cincinnati style chili. How authentic it is, I don't know as I said, not a fan of Chili, but there are a handful of locations for Skyline in Columbus.

Yelp offers a few alternatives too... https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=cincinnati+chili&find_loc=Columbus%2C+OH

but Ia m not familiar with any of them. I know my wife likes Skyline.

-M

Bronxboykev
Apr 19, '18, 2:18 PM
Big Boy and Breakfast Buffet fans have no fear only 11 mins away from the hotel is

https://www.frischs.com/location/grove-city/?utm_source=google-places&utm_medium=listings&utm_campaign=gmb&utm_content=2878-home-rd

Bronxboykev
Apr 19, '18, 2:28 PM
and for those of you who will long for the Portillos brand of food - Italian Beef Sandwiches and Chicago Dogs this one is only 15 mins away

https://www.loopsgoodfood.com/restaurant-menu

EMCE Hammer
Apr 20, '18, 8:28 AM
There are a ton of places to eat within 15-20 minutes of the hotel if the nearby Waffle House down't float your boat.

durgos
Apr 20, '18, 8:56 AM
Next year, Easton mall will have a new Lego store, complete with rides, large enough for adults supposedly. If we have it in Columbus again, we should do a trip there!

samurainoir
Apr 27, '18, 9:22 AM
I just found out there is going to be a Mad Magazine exhibit in Columbus! I'm assuming there is a small exhibit space at the University.

Dates/Times
May 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Location
Robinson Gallery, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43210

http://cartoons.osu.edu/events/artistically-mad/

http://cartoons.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MadShow-Tom-Richmond.jpg

samurainoir
Apr 27, '18, 9:34 AM
Where was it in Florida ? Mego Meet 2017 Florida ? how did I miss this? :no:

In all sincerity, couple of us actually did arrange to meet up at Star Wars Celebration in 2017, and we shared a couple of meals and had great conversation. Which is exactly in the spirit of what Mego Meet and the Mego Museum are all about. It is about friends getting together because they are enthusiastic about their shared interests.

The rest of it... dealer room, presentations, making customs, pizza party, etc. are all nice, but the secret to a successful gathering is giving people here a nice excuse to hang out together.

Brue
Apr 28, '18, 12:59 PM
A very small exhibit space. But very cool. And the library of historical comics are archived and can't just be taken out. Sullivant hall is next to the Wexner Center for the Arts which is a worthwhile contemporary art museum visit. https://wexarts.org


I just found out there is going to be a Mad Magazine exhibit in Columbus! I'm assuming there is a small exhibit space at the University.

Dates/Times
May 5, 2018 - October 21, 2018
Location
Robinson Gallery, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43210

http://cartoons.osu.edu/events/artistically-mad/

http://cartoons.osu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/MadShow-Tom-Richmond.jpg

Duncan
May 30, '18, 10:48 PM
Looks like this will be a big yardsale weekend. Also, there's a comic con in Dayton on Sun, though I don't know much about it.

And I think it's worth mentioning that we have a good drive-in theater in the south side of Columbus.

MRP
May 30, '18, 11:09 PM
Looks like this will be a big yardsale weekend. Also, there's a comic con in Dayton on Sun, though I doubt it'll be great.

And I think it's worth mentioning that we have a good drive-in theater in the south side of Columbus.

The Jim & Dan show at Wright State on Sunday is one of my favorite smaller shows. Lots of good dealers and a good mix of vintage to modern comics and toys, plus lots of good local indy creators.

Duncan
May 31, '18, 7:51 AM
Thanks. I haven't been there before.

MRP
May 31, '18, 4:29 PM
Here's the ad for the show for anyone heading back that way on Sunday that might be interested...

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/30728383_1703792053046646_3252320807589773312_n.jp g?_nc_cat=0&oh=d37598b3ab358cbf84c7c2f5df97edb0&oe=5B89631E

and here's the FB page for the show (it's a quarterly show) https://www.facebook.com/jimdancomics/?hc_ref=ARTr0Go3IsqNxGTkbpSVJv9ZvLqY6M5fwQIemCKL** *4D9gZSz7ZEyyZPoAFZDkymik&fref=nf

If anyone is stopping by, I'll be there (I am delivering some stuff to a dealer friend of mine that morning) if anyone wants to say hi drop me a line.

-M

hobub
Jun 3, '18, 11:06 PM
Like every Mego Meet, I'll need to know where the red light district is and the nearest Singer Sewing Center.
Dang, late to this thread. Been on the road. I’d have recommended Scores.