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    Jan 11, 2012, 8:09 AM - 2012 Toronto Prop Party **JUNE 2nd, 2012** #1

    Hello everyone

    **Saturday, JUNE 2nd, 2012***
    10:30am - 5pm
    Days Hotel
    1677 Wilson Ave, North York, ON.

    Admission Cost:
    - $15 per person
    - $5 each additional guest
    - children under 10 years of age get in free.
    - if you are bringing children over 10 years old, just PM me with the details and we can discuss reduced fees.

    Attractions:
    -Back to the Future Delorean time machine, courtesy of Odoc
    -Han Solo in carbonite, courtesy of Orange_Blend
    (more to follow)

    Features:
    -Lots of long tables to show off props
    -private room close to an entrance.
    -Raffle prizes will be available
    -Costuming will be welcome
    -Lots of parking

    Food
    -pizzas will be ordered as well as some beverages, like we did last year.
    -those driving can bring a small cooler
    (for more details on food and beverages PM me)

    Prizes:
    Dr_Slurpee has been kind enough to help organize donations for prizes.
    Feel free to contact him directly if you have anything you'd like to donate as a prize

    Current Prizes:

    1. Grail Diary - $300 value (generously donated by Orange_Blend)
    2. Enterprise 12" patch (donated by Micdavis)

    Buying, Selling, and Trading
    Anyone who is interested in bringing props to sell or trade, go right ahead.
    You may have assumed that already, but I'd like to encourage it if you want to.

    Carpooling
    For those who are limited in transportation because of what part of the great GTA you live in, anyone willing to offer carpooling and station pickups, that would be great. If anyone can swing it,
    I'm sure it would be appreciated.

    I'd like to thank everyone who attended last year's party. I think it went fairly well.

    Well I'm hoping for this year's party to be even better.

    Here's the current 'tentative' list of who's coming:

    1. Orange_Blend
    2. Dr_Slurpee
    3. Neilo1
    4. Tempus
    5. Mayney
    6. Unorthodoxdesig
    7. Talisen
    8. Jaedena
    9. DavidYR1
    10. CJS
    11. Styrofoam_Guy
    12. GhostCinderella
    13. Odoc
    14. TMBountyHunter
    15. tk1565
    16. aaronViolator
    17. DarthLakey
    18. Jumpergal
    19. Pucknell
    20. Primrodo
    21. Rob234111
    22. narutoishere
    23. gmprops
    24. JeffreyMorren

    If anyone is bringing friends/guests, please give me an idea on how many.

    We now have a Facebook page.
    Toronto Prop Party | Facebook

    More updates to follow.



    Thanks,
    Andrew
    Last edited by Caveneau; May 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM. Reason: Major edits/lists
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    Jan 11, 2012, 9:24 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #2

    I'm in for sure but definitely a larger room. Was hoping this year's would be a little later so that I can finish my HIC but you're right, you'll probably get more people in the spring.

    Sooner we have a date the better!
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    Jan 11, 2012, 8:06 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #3

    We don't want it too close to Polaris in July and Fan Expo in August.
    Any suggestions are always welcome.

    I plan to see about better advertising of the event.

    At least we can start planning well in advance.

    Thanks for the response Mike.

    We could leave it for June.

    Cause July is Polaris, August fan expo.

    Is September too late in the year?

    We'll figure it out.
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    Jan 12, 2012, 3:04 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #4

    I don't think September is too late. If that's the month I'll bring my HIC.

    But schedule it for when you think you'll get the most people. My HIC can wait for next year if need be.

    Also don't be discouraged if not many people post over the next month or so. A lot of folks are a little preoccupied with the problems going on right now!
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    Jan 13, 2012, 10:24 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #5

    Location was good, any time is OK by me!
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    Jan 13, 2012, 8:37 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #6

    Neilo, awesome, thanks.

    Hopefully we will have got the wheels moving at least early in the year. Last year's had max 3 months to plan.

    I"m going to see about getting an ad in Eye magazine
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    Jan 13, 2012, 10:24 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #7

    Caveneau said: View Post
    I"m going to see about getting an ad in Eye magazine
    If we're going to advertise DEFINITELY bigger space.
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    Jan 14, 2012, 11:34 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #8

    Ok, just some details to use as reference.

    Last year's room was 33 x 36

    next size up is 30 x 45 - we would have a better setup for tables - 2 longer sides

    next above that is 57 x 41 and that's big, like a small convention size.
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    Jan 14, 2012, 9:00 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #9

    If you're advertising I'd go for the 57 x 41.
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    Jan 14, 2012, 11:16 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #10

    After this years xmas party, count me in.

    And earlier in the year is better for me, FYI.
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    Jan 16, 2012, 12:22 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #11

    I think you'll probably get the most people sometime late April. Weather is pretty good, people aren't on vacation yet, no conflict with other big events...

    I'll be happy to donate another prize if we do a raffle. Perhaps a grail diary this time.

    Also, I'll aim to finish some projects in time to bring them in for the party. It's a good deadline to set. I'll probably need 4 tables though... That okay?
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    Jan 16, 2012, 12:42 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #12

    Im there
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    Jan 16, 2012, 1:16 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #13

    Yeah, I like April too.

    We'll have to plan it either before or after Easter.

    If we get the bigger room you should have 4 tables no problem.
    Comparing to last year's room, it would be like 1 length of the room.



    Orange_Blend said: View Post
    I think you'll probably get the most people sometime late April. Weather is pretty good, people aren't on vacation yet, no conflict with other big events...

    I'll be happy to donate another prize if we do a raffle. Perhaps a grail diary this time.

    Also, I'll aim to finish some projects in time to bring them in for the party. It's a good deadline to set. I'll probably need 4 tables though... That okay?
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    Jan 16, 2012, 1:21 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #14

    Just please not May 5th. Wife's birthday.
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    Jan 16, 2012, 12:10 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #15

    I'll be there for sure,.. missed the last one so gotta amke it this time. I'm down for a May-June timetable.. then again sooner also works
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    Jan 16, 2012, 12:11 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #16

    as long as I have time to finish my plasma rifle !
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    Jan 16, 2012, 12:59 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #17

    We're in for sure! Mind you, April 14 is Wizardworld Comicon in Toronto (as well as AdAstra). So just avoid that date!
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    Jan 16, 2012, 1:09 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #18

    Talisen said: View Post
    We're in for sure! Mind you, April 14 is Wizardworld Comicon in Toronto (as well as AdAstra). So just avoid that date!
    How little I know of the convention world...
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    Jan 16, 2012, 1:15 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #19

    Well, those are the big ones here - Wizardworld, Polaris, FanExpo. but there are all sorts of smaller one's popping up. FanEx has a comicon coming up March 10-11, then there's the 2012 Canadian 80s Toy Expo on april 1st (they have 2 or 3 during the year)

    Yeah, there's stuff going on!
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    Jan 16, 2012, 1:23 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #20

    Not into comics, toys (aside from Doctor Who CO stuff), or wizards so that just leaves me with Polaris & FanExpo.

    Now if only they could get better guests at Polaris...
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    Jan 16, 2012, 8:07 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #21

    Ok, how about the end of May?
    Like Saturday May 26th?
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    Jan 17, 2012, 10:23 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #22

    Probably okay with me. Haven't planned this year's vacation yet so I can work around that.
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    Jan 17, 2012, 11:11 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #23

    That works for me so far.

    I didn't some to last summer's as it was the weekend after I just finished my PI course (2 weekends, all day Sat, all day Sun) and I was a little burned out.
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    Jan 17, 2012, 11:24 AM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #24

    As long as this doesn't conflict with any shows we may be doing...I'm in! Unfortunately it's still too soon for me to know what shows we'll be doing come Spring -Summer at this point...but if we can swing this, I'll be there again....hopefully with a display this time too.

    David
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    Jan 17, 2012, 9:55 PM - Re: 2012 Toronto Prop Party #25

    Ok, then let's go with:
    Saturday May 26th.

    To get a good deal on the room, I may have to book early.

    So for now, my mind will be set to May 26,
    Keep throwing feedback at me over the next few weeks.

    Are we ok with the same location? I think it was ok.

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