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100correction -- Re: [midatlanticretro] Update on TCF security, hotels, etc.

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  • evan
    Mar 3, 2005
      I take back the part about me updating the rest of the table -- the list I have
      is vauge and out of date. Please add a record with your precise show plans if
      you haven't done so.

      Just go into the Yahoo group, click the 'database' link on the right side,
      click 'add record' and the rest is intuitive.

      --- evan947 <evan947@...> wrote:

      > Hi everyone,
      > Just talked with Erik Wendt who runs most of the logistical matters
      > for TCF. He's very happy with the progress we are making re: having
      > theme tables, unique computers, etc.
      > They moved the main exhibit hall from the college's student center to
      > the recreation (sports) center -- turns out there is some kind of open
      > house for high school students and parents that weekend. The good
      > news: they're giving us our own entire room in the rec center,
      > directly off of the main space, and that room has just one door in/out
      > which they will ** LOCK ** at night. And, they're planning to supply
      > a big sign directing human traffic to our room. They promise that it
      > will be packed; again, they see us as a major attraction for this
      > show. Cool!
      > The show is open to the public Sat., April 16 from 10am-5pm, and Sun,
      > April 17 from 10am-4pm. We're allowed in at 7am to set things up, and
      > we can also set up Fri. night from 6pm to about 9/10pm. Sunday night
      > we can stay for at least a few hours to deconstruct everything.
      > They're providing tables for us, and they promised to at least try to
      > provide a separate power circuit. They're fairly confident of being
      > able to provide an analog phone line (I forget who, but one of you
      > asked about getting that to connect to a BBS.)
      > We'll all get free VIP parking passes and there is a special area for
      > parking during set-up times. I will ask about getting all of us an
      > extra 'guest' pass too.
      > There is also a Saturday evening banquet. I'm not keen on bringing
      > nice clothes and shaving for that -- instead I propose that we just go
      > to a local restaurant together Sat. night. If everyone's into that, I
      > can look into making a reservation someplace casual, for example a
      > Friday's, etc.
      > There is no special show rate for the local hotels. But there is a
      > list of local hotels on the college's web site at
      > http://www.tcnj.edu/~ccr/about/hotel.html. (To save money, I'm
      > looking to split a room with someone. Any takers?)
      > They also reiterated that no buying/selling is allowed on the show
      > floor. But they added (with a metaphorical wink) that if you insist
      > on being the guy who uses steroids, please do it QUIETLY. This is to
      > avoid ticking off the other vendors and to avoid breaking tax laws
      > and/or getting TCF in trouble with the college. (There is a whole
      > separate 'flea market' part of the show, details are at
      > http://www.tcfshow.com -- however I don't think any of us will have
      > time, unless we clone each other, to exhibit in both areas.)
      > Post-TCF, we should start thinking about other things we can do as a
      > club, and a swap meet is idea #1. Maybe we can get together with
      > other area clubs (computer user groups, radio clubs, etc.)
      > I think that addresses most of the urgent questions. Please let me
      > know ASAP if there are others.
      > I'll also start filling out the rest of the who's-bringing-what table,
      > based on what everyone's already stated -- we can all edit it as
      > necessary.
      > Evan
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