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Re: GrooFest 2000
- To: George_Karalias@avid.com, Gary Grossmann <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: GrooFest 2000
- From: Greg Craill <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 07:45:03 -0800 (PST)
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Only just got this dudes, but yeah probably a more workable idea.
--- George_Karalias@avid.com wrote:
> 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.
> "Gary Grossmann" <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 01/26/2000 10:10:36 PM
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> MuslinCrow@worldnet.att.net, Superzeus@aol.com,
> SheikOfEntropy@aol.com, JKozicki@ADESA.com,
> Subject: Re: GrooFest 2000
> Hi Folks!
> Well, there has been very little response to my e-mail about altering the
> concept of GrooFest 2000. So here is my question:
> 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.
> 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.
> Thanks and take care -Gary G.
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> Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 10:31 PM
> Subject: GrooFest 2000
> > Hi Folks!
> > 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
> > 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
> > enough people to have a convention, but we could get some folks together
> > lunch and then go on a tour of his studio. Thus, the idea for GrooFest
> > 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.
> > 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.
> > far, so good.
> > Meanwhile, Mark e-mailed me to say that Sergio figured there would be
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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.
> > guess is he put it on a chair or something and it got under a bunch of
> > 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
> > 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
> > of pushing to get things done while at the same time protecting Sergio
> > distractions, including us. (btw, it never ceases to amaze me the volume
> > work and number of projects Mark works on while still answering e-mails
> > participating in newsgroup dialogues, etc.)
> > My intention is to ask Mark at the first of February if he's had a chance
> > talk to Sergio or if I should write him again or even call him. I figure
> > 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,
> > 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
> > 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,
> > 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,
> > almost invariably polite.
> > Don't respond to the whole Groop. Things will just get more confusing
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