Re: [midatlanticretro] HOPE, VCF idea
- Apparently not. They repeated what we heard at Trenton -- "If we did that for everyone, we wouldn't make any money..."
I can somewhat empathy with them. After all, the VCF all charged exhibitors. But in my mind (and Sellam's), outright exhibitors are different from special events.
From: Sridhar Ayengar <ploopster@...>
Subj: Re: [midatlanticretro] HOPE, VCF idea
Date: Mon May 12, 2008 11:42 am
Evan Koblentz wrote:
> Dan's message about 126 days remaining until VCF East 5.0 got meEven if we stay for two days, they're not going to let us in for free?
> thinking ... maybe we should scale back our HOPE plans. The people who
> run HOPE are enthusiastic about us exhibiting, as we did in 2006. But
> they want us to go for at least two days, not one (which is a hassle
> because it's in Manhattan), and they're not willing to give us free
> admission. So I'm thinking that maybe I will just go as a guest speaker
> instead, give a talk (maybe with a small demo or two; hopefully someone
> like Bill D. or Sridhar can participate as my extra-technical sidekick),
> and that way we'll have a HOPE presence and be able to devote more
> effort to the museum and VCF.
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