2012 Nor-Cal prop party

Discussion in 'Conventions and Prop Parties' started by iceman, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone up for a prop party this spring ?
    Some of you may remember I said I would host an upcoming prop party, so I am making good on it. I have some locations available that are low to no-cost, depending on the date we choose. Possible locations would be in San Francisco, San Leandro, or San Rafael.

    Any interest ?
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  2. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer San Leandro out of the 3.

    J
     
  3. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested!!
     
  4. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    The locations I have for san leandro are smaller, which may be fine depending on how much response we get. If it will be the same size as previous years, then San leandro should be adequate.

    Please spread to word to those who may not check the forum as much, I will send out an e-mail tonight.
     
  5. IanL

    IanL New Member

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    Interested depending on date. Prefer San Leandro or San Rafael over SF.
     
  6. Rusty85

    Rusty85 Sr Member

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    Wish this was a little farther north, I'd love to go to one of these!
     
  7. lostcasket

    lostcasket Active Member

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    Be there or be Square!
     
  8. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    for dates, I was thinking mid-late march -
     
  9. Jlewis

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    That would be the 17th, 24th or 31st. St. Patrick's day is the 17th.

    J
     
  10. clonesix

    clonesix Sr Member

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    In. Earlier March is best for me. No preference as far as location. Hope we get a big turnout.
     
  11. mrsmartypants

    mrsmartypants Well-Known Member

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    I never got an email. Did one end up getting sent out?

    I'm still in. Also prefer the more north the better. :)
     
  12. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    I did send an e-mail, but it was just the same message as my first post, along with a link back to this forum. There are many whose e-mails I don't have.
     
  13. Jlewis

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    January is gone. Any updates? Posted a link to this thread over on the TPZ.

    J
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012
  14. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    Working on getting available dates for the locations, then I'll post them back here.
     
  15. docholl

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    I'd be in for early March in North SF Bay area if possible. Please avoid St Pattys Day weekend. I have lots to show. It's been too long since we gathered to celebrate our hobby.
     
  16. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    March also has Wonder Con and the SoCal prop party...
     
  17. docholl

    docholl Well-Known Member

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    WonderCon is in Anaheim this year.......
     
  18. AbbyDarkStar

    AbbyDarkStar Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Still many from the N. Cal area are traveling down to it. :) It would be great though to see everyone! Potluck?
     
  19. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I want a norcal prop party! That way I get two RPF parties in a year! whoohooo!!!!
     
  20. Rogue187

    Rogue187 New Member

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    Count me in for this..
    I haven't been to one in a while and missed all my RPF friends..
     
  21. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    sorry for the lapse of updates - I am working out the details for a very cool location - The Crucible has some space available, ( The Crucible | Industrial Art Classes & Workshops in The Bay Area ) I am just waiting to get the available dates.

    If The Crucible does work out, we will have a molding/casting demonstration by the instructor who trained ILM's head moldmaker, if that interests anyone.
     
  22. docholl

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    The facility looks interesting and the oportunity for a molding/casting demo sounds great. I do see a problem with parking at that location, however. We would need some spaces close to load-in and out. Please address this with the site owner.
     
  23. iceman

    iceman Well-Known Member

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    There is a lot right on the corner, we can reserve some spaces for loading/unloading.
     
  24. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What date were you thinking? I might be interested as well.
     
  25. Chuey

    Chuey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ian, thanks for spearheading this. I would be interested. My preference is sometime in April.
     
  26. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    Febs gone. March is almost half over. Any update?

    J
     
  27. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    is this still the 2012 party? :lol






    I kid 'cause I love.
     
  28. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    Bump for any update.

    J
     
  29. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe we should have Brad just come up North and put one on
     
  30. Jlewis

    Jlewis Well-Known Member

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    Bumperooski for any April update.
     
  31. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    I'll be in NorCal May 18-21.
    Just schedule it then.
     
  32. Jlewis

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    Bumperooski for any update
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  33. BMH

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    Id love to attend. I'm centered near Oakland so any of the locations works for.
     
  34. Jlewis

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    Any updates for a July/Aug/Sept getogether?

    J
     
  35. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    J, you seem to be one of the few people VERY intersted in making this happen. My recommendation: Make it happen yourself. It should be apparent by now that nobody is going to take the bull by the horns. Looking for leadership volunteers isn't working out.

    Make it happen!

    I'd go.

    Honestly, you should be able to manage the entire event with a few emails and a phone call. Pick a venue, schedule the date, make the announcement. You'll get a few people that want you to do it on a different date, but that will ALWAYS be the case. You'll never please everyone... so just pick a date.

    Find a local Dave and Busters, or any place else that has a room to rent. Maybe a local hotel ball room? Shriners hall? Mason hall? Comic book store that wants to earn some extra money on a day they are usually closed? Be creative.
     
  36. Trooperdad

    Trooperdad Active Member

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    I would be interested in participating or at least getting together.

    Don G.
     
  37. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks like this is still never going to happen. Is there NOBODY in norcal who has any sense of initiative??? Come on folks, get it together!!! :D
     
  38. TylerHam

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    I was on it until I became self employed and wife got pregnant :) Both those things took the wind out of my sails for "free time" to plan stuff -

    I can still look into renting the pool house that my HOA has!
     
  39. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    No excuses! I am self employed and have had two kids while planning these...:lol
     
  40. GoldCylon1

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    If no one minds traveling to Sacramento I'll host at my place. I have a decent sized place and plenty of parking.
     
  41. artoo77

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    I had responded to the original poster that it could be held at our studio about 40 miles north of San Francisco...but he never got back to me.

    Depending on when (and how busy we get), I'd still be up for it, but someone else would have to provide the organization.

    Here's who we are and what we do:

    www.whiteroomartifacts.com

    I can't promise folks like Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson or Charlie Bailey will come by, but I can ask.

    --Don Bies
     
  42. Jedifyfe

    Jedifyfe Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow. Maybe I should just organize it and come. :lol
     
  43. MattMunson

    MattMunson Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Get your calenders out folks, and mark this date. This is a GENUINE tragedy. When Uncle Don sends a PM to an RPF member offering to host an event, AND THE DUDE DOES NOT RESPOND!!!!


    Face palm.

    Man, I'm tempted to organize the thing myself, if only to have a chance to meet up with Don and check out the studio. Honestly, this may go down in history as the most amazing missed opportunity ever to be found on the RPF.

    SOMEONE please make this party happen. Zendragon? anyone???

     
  44. artoo77

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    Well, the offer still stands...please contact me at don@whiteroomartifacts.com should someone want to take the lead on this.

    --Don
     
  45. AT-AT Luvah

    AT-AT Luvah Sr Member

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    Man, Don - an RPF prop party at White Room Artifacts?!

    How cool is that.

    I continue to lament living in Chicago sometimes.

    Hector
     
  46. artoo77

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    Yeah, well...it's not a party if nobody comes.

    Since no one responded, I guess there is not interest by those that live in the area. Oh, well.

    We'll just wait until you make it out here to have a party.

    --Don

     
  47. zanderwitaz

    zanderwitaz Well-Known Member

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    I could tackle this, I'm in norcal a lot. a good friend of mine also owns a wheel shop that is basically a warehouse and we used to have large gatherings all of the time. only thing is that it would have to be somewhere around sept-dec.
     
  48. eltee

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    We historically had our Nor-Cal prop parties in November when the were held in San Jose.
     
  49. MTB

    MTB Well-Known Member

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    I'm down to go! I actually live in San Jose so its not far for me at all.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
     
  50. zanderwitaz

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    That could work well. My friends shop is off of lawrence expressway. I'm from San Jose myself.
     

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