Getting Won to New York for OUSA convention
- Won, and whoever else may remember this thread:
I did some checking with the folks at OUSA. They have an award
called the Florence Temko award where they "sponsor" a "lone folder"
and try to bring him into the fold. Alas, the award is open to only
those who have never attended an OUSA convention. Won has attended a
convention in 2002 I believe. Hence, not eligible. Next up?
Fundraisers to get him here.
Doing a quick check of airfares from Honolulu to New York shows
roundtrip flights starting at $700. Not bad. Figuring in all the
essentials and logistics including the cost for a one week stay at
the dorms at FIT (where convention is held) and that total will
probably rise to the 1200 to 1300 dollar range. Not cheap, but not
as bad as I was expecting.
Won, if you are seriously considering maybe coming next year, I would
be happy to host you at my house for the days before and after
convention, and I live only about 40 miles from JFK. Not a hard
drive at all for me. That would cut your costs some.
Think it over. There are a lot of dollar folders drooling over the
chance to see you and your amazing work.
I count myself lucky to have already met and folded with you--I look
forward to doing so again.