San Francisco Area prop peeps?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by TylerHam, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. TylerHam

    TylerHam Well-Known Member

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    Hi All -

    I see a lot of "Bay Area" locations in the crowd, but I was wondering who all is local to the SF Bay Area? Would be nice to meet some similarly interested people, and would be nice to have a group resource for nearby help or tips too - Im sure we can all learn something from each other -

    Either way, Ill start. Im obviously local -

    Anyone else?

    Tyler
     
  2. LizardJedi

    LizardJedi Sr Member

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    My location says So Cal but right now I'm in San Jose...
     
  3. mrsmartypants

    mrsmartypants Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Marin County.
     
  4. DepPotts

    DepPotts New Member

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    I'm originally from Marin County. Now living in Sonoma County. Mostly a lurker here but I'd love to meet some of the local guys.
     
  5. Larry Young

    Larry Young Master Member

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    Ocean Beach, represent! The four-one-five, yo.
     
  6. ictvuser

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    South Bay
     
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  7. Clerval

    Clerval Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Currently in Santa Rosa, work in Nicasio. Relocating to Marin soon.
     
  8. garybarth

    garybarth Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm down on the penninsula in San Carlos.
     
  9. Ikariya

    Ikariya Well-Known Member

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    San Jose too.
     
  10. TylerHam

    TylerHam Well-Known Member

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    Great to meet you all. I'm a Marin person too. Would Be fun to meet up sometime
     
  11. Jlewis

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    I'm in Sunnyvale during the week and over in Manteca on weekends. All my stuff is over there. Been several years since we had a NorCal prop party. The last was held up in the Sac area in 2008.

    J
     
  12. The Wolf

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    I'm in Santa Rosa.

    Wolf
     
  13. Bowelrock

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    Its off topic but id love to settle up in El Sob Or Petaluma.
     
  14. Wolfie

    Wolfie Sr Member

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    Just to jump in where not invited, but I was in San Fran / Marin / Petaluma last weekend. Its very pretty there. If I had to live in California for some reason, I'd certainly pick somewhere around there.
     
  15. Larry Young

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    Petaluma, everyone? It smells like cow * most days.
     
  16. CeSquared

    CeSquared Sr Member

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    Live in Los Altos, work in Sunnyvale.
     
  17. DepPotts

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    Despite the occasional cow * smell. I'd never live anywhere else now that I've spent time in Petaluma. This town is pretty fantastic.
     
  18. Jewels

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    My husband and I went to a number of the Norther Ca prop party a number of years back. We are in Central, Ca but travel to the SF area number fo times for various events during the year.
     
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  19. Wolfie

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    Only place we noticed rank was the landfill off 101. Well, and various San fran areas. And the homeless lady and the other homeless lady I bought a cheese burger. Though considering LA, its still a pretty good record.

    maybe you stepped in something when you were out there and it followed you around? :angel
     
  20. shenphong

    shenphong Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Located in San Jose as well...Shocked to see so many other 408 locals. I've met a couple guys who haven't posted in here yet that live in the area as well. Great people, although I always feel like such a child in the meet ups (lol I'm 25, someday I'd like to find the average age of members on the forum).
     
  21. Larry Young

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    I have to drive through Petaluma to get to my father-in-law's up at Sea Ranch, which I've done easily 25 times a year for the last 15.

    Of course Petaluma is lovely and I have a huge fondness for the Wendy's on East Washington, but, trust me, when it's hot out Petaluma is a fragrant place. :lol
     
  22. Wolfie

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    Yeeeaahh Cool Weather has the nice effect of keeping smells down. lol

    Maybe i'd just build a tree house in Muir Woods, though I imagine hippies smell worse in hot weather too. Darned if you do, darned if you don't I suppose.
     
  23. AbbyDarkStar

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    Zendragon and I live in the East Bay area and actually have been considering hosting a prop-party for the Northern California RPF'ers.

    We have a huge deck area (both upper and lower) and back yard to work on props. If we did host a party, would you rather it be just a meet/greet until the weather got warmer or if its a warm sunny day, bring props to work out on the deck?

    When would be a good time to do so with the holidays and etc coming up?
     
  24. TylerHam

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    Thats a nice offer Abby - A big deck would be great for something like this, weather permitting

    I was also thinking that my complex has a really big pool house that you can rent to host events - Of course the pool woudn't really be to attractive in the winter, but the room is nice and big - And it has a fireplace, big TV, kitchen, etc - So food could be easy -

    I was thinking maybe late Jan / Early Feb - after the holiday rush is over???
     
  25. Stuntman Mike

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    Didn't realize there were so many other bay area folks either. Sunnyvale for me.
     
  26. AbbyDarkStar

    AbbyDarkStar Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds like we have some great options! Let's get this together!! ^_^
     
  27. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Live in Cotati, work in Petaluma. And yes, the cow * smell makes it to Cotati once in a while. All those dairies west of town stink it up once in a while, usually late afternoon.
     
  28. Fugazibaka

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    East/North Bay, Hercules-Pinole here. Amazing how many of you are local. I wouldn't be surprised if i had unknowingly met a few of you at wondercon or some of the other events that are held in SF.
     
  29. TylerHam

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    I think we are close to maybe nailing down a get together!

    I live in Marin but work in Redwood City, so I cover a lot of bay area daily... :)

    Abby's place would be East Bay, and my pool house obviously in Marin - Both of which seem pretty "central" considering people seem to be spread from Santa Rosa to San Jose
     
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  30. TylerHam

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    dbl post
     
  31. recblue8

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    S. Bay. Meeting up would be fun!
     
  32. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Your idea is a good one too! We live in El Sobrante, which is not a bad in between location. It would be a bring your own 6' table sort of thing and probably not something we could do till the weather warmed up. But I am all for more of us getting together locally.
     
  33. TylerHam

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    Hi Zen -
    Maybe the pool house would be a good place then, since its inside and the weather wont be a factor?

    Ill look into available days and put a feeler out her.. i assume everyone would prefer a Saturday?
     
  34. Zendragon

    Zendragon Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yea I think the pool house could be great. Do they have tables and chairs?
     
  35. TylerHam

    TylerHam Well-Known Member

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    They sure do! Ill take some pics and post them up here but its a good spot for sure!
     
  36. mrsmartypants

    mrsmartypants Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like either locale would work. I'm definitely interested. :thumbsup
     
  37. Jlewis

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    I'd be up for a getogether and prop/collection showing.

    J
     
  38. Jewels

    Jewels New Member

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    Did someone say that Zendragon has a big Deck?
     
  39. zanderwitaz

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    I live in the OC but I frequent my family in San Jose.
     
  40. T2SF

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    In SF on the Daly City border :) Also near Colma lots of old time celebs buried there :) Maybe a SF/bay area movie location tour? We have the Cow Palace, Mission Armory, City Hall, Presidio, GG bridge, lots of historic locations oh and can't forget ILM, (Don Bies gave a few folks access back in the day), Zoetrope, THX1138, American Grafitti, Explorers, Dirty Hary, Bullet filming locations.

    I'd love to go to a meet/greet workshop thing ;) Maybe a TechShop thing :) Maybe a bay area prop/replica mailing list. I think a few years back Fangoria had a mini convention in the San Mateo fair grounds. I'm stuck in class right now at SFSU and maybe this post was wordy and full of tangents ;)
     
  41. Luuke

    Luuke Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm in Milpitas. For those of you like Jlewis and Keith who might remember I started the Bay Area Prop Parites all those years ago. First was just a few friends in Fremont, then a friends special fx shop in San Leandro then Jlewis was nice enough to offer his building facility in San Jose. It's been a few years. We should definatey get another party together. My wife is a teacher in San Jose and I'm going to check with my kids school. I'm going to see if the schools will let us use their multi-purpose room which is pretty big for a saturday or sunday. What do you guys think about January?
     
  42. TylerHam

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    I was going to look into the pool room at my place for Feb - But if the spot in San Jose works better for everyone Im up sore it - I think Marin is a little more central for SF / eastbay / Santa rosa people though - But Ill leave it to the majority
     
  43. Zlurpo

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    I grew up in Palo Alto... sadly nowhere near anymore. But keep this thread alive, maybe Adam Savage will notice it.
     
  44. sparrowed

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    Yay! Sea Ranch here, too! But Berkeley the other 99% of the time! :lol
     
  45. shenphong

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    Looks like work will be moving me to Berkeley soon! I'd love to have a get together sometime. I have a lot of model meet ups, plastic kits, resin kits etc and am surprised that there has not been a prop meet up out here.
     
  46. Larry Young

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    I love Sea Ranch so much. And the deli sandwiches at Surf Super are the best thing ever. :lol
     
  47. Zendragon

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    I am down for January
     
  48. sparrowed

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    The BEST market around!

    It's a great area and I always look forward to going up there!
    Our place is off Leeward, near One Eyed Jack's Park, Shell Beach area.

    Soooo...San Jo?
     
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  49. yoopees

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    South SF!!! Technically, Im on the boarder of daly city, sf, pacifica, colma, ect u get the picture lol. As for a place i have a clubhouse in my complex. It's big enough to fit 50+ people. Also would love to get tips and stuff
     
  50. Luuke

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    I had a chat with my kids principal. He really likes the idea of the party and he's approving the use of the schools multi-purpose room. I need to talk to the D.O. and get approval from them and find out what the janatorial fee is. If its cheap enough, I'll cover that cost. Basically it's to cover the janatorial services for that Saturday. Other than that it looks like we'll have a place to do the party. Now we just need to figure out when in January or February to have the party. I'll have to check my calendar and post some dates. I understand that no matter what date we pick, someone won't be able to make it. The goal is to get as many people as possible to attend. I'm looking forward to this. It's been a while.
     

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