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Re: GrooFest 2000



Only just got this dudes, but yeah probably a more workable idea.

Greg Craill

--- George_Karalias@avid.com wrote:
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> Gary,
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> I'm still looking to go to the Con and whatever happens with the Groofest. I
> agree with Nate, however, in that having a ton of people will not bode well with
> Sergio or Mark. Personally, I wouldn't blame them. If we're all in San Diego,
> let's find a good restaurant with the ability to accomodate 30 or so people and
> we'll make reservations that would work for Sergio and Mark and take them out.
> This would give everyone a chance to socialize outside of the con setting.
> 
> -George
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> "Gary Grossmann" <grossfam@olywa.net> on 01/26/2000 10:10:36 PM
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> Hi Folks!
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> Well, there has been very little response to my e-mail about altering the
> concept of GrooFest 2000.  So here is my question:
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> Who is still up for all of us getting together at San Diego and taking it
> from there?  At the very least, we can get together while meeting the entire
> Groo Crew.
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> Please respond to just me or "reply to all" for this message.  After I get
> feedback from you folks and "talk" to Mark", I'll put the mesasage out to
> the whole Groop if it looks like going to the Con is what we'll be doing.
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> Thanks and take care -Gary G.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gary Grossmann" <grossfam@olywa.net>
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> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 10:31 PM
> Subject: GrooFest 2000
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> > Hi Folks!
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> > OK, here is the whole history of GrooFest 2000 up to this point.
> > Unfortunately, it's pretty short.  This should have gone to everyone who
> has
> > expressed an interest in GrooFest 2000.  If you have expressed an interest
> > and didn't receive this message, please let me know.  Uuummm.  Wait a
> > minute.  Forget that last part.
> >
> > I saw Sergio in Seattle in late 1998 and I half-jokingly suggested that we
> > have a Groo Convention in Ojai, where he lives.  He said there would not
> be
> > enough people to have a convention, but we could get some folks together
> for
> > lunch and then go on a tour of his studio.  Thus, the idea for GrooFest
> 2000
> > was born.  When I saw him again at San Diego, I asked him if he really
> > wanted to do something like that.  He said sure, so I announced it to the
> > Groop and about 20 folks bringing a total of 30 people said they were
> > interested in coming and a few others have expressed interest since then.
> I
> > also figured out that most folks would like to go to the San Diego Con in
> > conjunction with GrooFest, so right before or right after would be best.
> So
> > far, so good.
> >
> > Meanwhile, Mark e-mailed me to say that Sergio figured there would be
> about
> > 5-6 people and he (Mark) wasn't sure what Sergio would think about 20-30
> > folks descending on Ojai.  Oops!  Did I Err?
> >
> > Meanwhile, I wrote (faxed per his instructions) Sergio telling him about
> the
> > response and asking if we should forget the whole thing, but if not, what
> > time would work out best for him.  He had told me in San Diego to just
> > figure out a time, but I didn't think that meant to just bull ahead
> without
> > his OK and obviously felt that way a lot more after what Mark wrote me.
> > Unfortunately, no response from Sergio.
> >
> > So I wrote him another letter with a self-addressed stamp and a little
> > attachment whereby he could just check a few boxes to say to forget the
> > whole thing or what time would be good.  Unfortunately, still no answer.
> My
> > guess is he put it on a chair or something and it got under a bunch of
> stuff
> > that he intends to get to, but are not urgent.  If you've seen his studio,
> > this would make sense.
> >
> > So I e-mailed Mark and asked for his assistance as a go-between, which I
> was
> > hoping to avoid.  Here is the response I got on December 3:
> >
> > >So naturally, I turn to you (you who have so foolishly opened yourself up
> > to
> > >and even welcomed direct communication with us nutballs in the Groop) for
> > >advice.  Thanks in advance and take care -Gary G.
> >
> > ME: Sergio is out of the country at the moment and fiercely behind on
> > deadlines, to boot.  When he gets back and gets a free moment, I'll
> > ask him about it.
> >
> > And that's it.  As of 7 weeks ago, Sergio was behind on deadlines while
> > running around the world as he loves to do and Mark is doing his usual
> thing
> > of pushing to get things done while at the same time protecting Sergio
> from
> > distractions, including us. (btw, it never ceases to amaze me the volume
> of
> > work and number of projects Mark works on while still answering e-mails
> and
> > participating in newsgroup dialogues, etc.)
> >
> > My intention is to ask Mark at the first of February if he's had a chance
> to
> > talk to Sergio or if I should write him again or even call him.  I figure
> 2
> > months is enough time to wait.
> >
> > In the meantime, since things are NOT coming together very well at this
> > point and virtually everyone wants to go to the San Diego con, I suggest,
> as
> > I said before, we begin to plan a different version or concept of GrooFest
> > 2000 whereby we all get together at the Con and descend on Sergio & Stan &
> > Mark & Tom at the Con where descending "en masse" is definitely OK.  If we
> > can work out something special with the Groo Crew, great. You never know.
> > If not, well so what.  Being there and meeting the Groo Crew and each
> other
> > is special enough.
> >
> > So what do you all think?
> >
> > btw, I the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of a T-shirt,
> cap
> > and/or button that says something like "I'm a Member of the Groop!"  Maybe
> > not having art would actually be the best way to go.  We make it kind of
> > stark, so it is very easy to spot.  (I guarentee Sergio would be happy to
> > sign them at the con)  And Nate, don't worry, you won't be acosted.  I had
> > hardly any questions about my Groo hat in either '98 or '99.  Most people,
> > shockingly, are not there to see Sergio and those who are are,
> unshockingly,
> > almost invariably polite.
> >
> > Don't respond to the whole Groop.  Things will just get more confusing
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