I know this is way in advance, but after reading about the CPF get-together at the Florida Shot Show this year, I thought, "...hey, if they ever have one in Las Vegas, then I'm THERE!"
So, off I go looking up the Show Shot info for next year and... Hey! It's going to be at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada (Thursday - Sunday, February 12-15, 2004) - what a coinkadink!
If anyone has any itch to put together another CPF get-together, then count me in. Since coming here to CPF, all I can say is, I must meet with some of you in person to truly validate my Flashaholism. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Hey V8, maybe we can get enough people on this side of town to do a car-pool. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Ah heck, who am I kiddin' - it's cheaper to fly. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Anyway, I've red-marked it on my 2004 calendar already. I figure I'll start packing in, ohhh, say... around November 2003. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twak.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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NOTE: Only members of the trade may attend the Show, and must provide a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL) number, State Tax Number, or Industry Related Business Card.
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I inquired with the Shot Show administration (their email is on their site) and admission apparently includes law enforcement, active military, certified firearms instructors, firearms dealers, sporting goods dealers - and to tell you the truth, I can't remember what other industry related trades were included. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/twak.gif[/img]
Actually, I was just hoping for a mutually agreed upon place and time for another Flashaholic get-together. The Shot Show in Las Vegas just seemed to be a good excuse [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Actually, I was just hoping for a mutually agreed upon place and time for another Flashaholic get-together [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Count me in... I even have a few ideas where we can meet (includes live entertainment!) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
It's in Vegas and I can drive down (long drive)... You can count me getting there. Heck, CPFers in California can migrate to Vegas for a few days... Maybe even tip toe down to Arizona and give Peter's plant a visit. This ought to be another official CPF get together.
I'm sure there's a ton of CPFers on the West Coast who would show up for SS2004...
Choua - if you end up going, don't forget to bring your X990! It'll put the spotlight atop the Luxor Pyramid to shame [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Excuse the side track here, but as a point of interest, the Luxor light is supposedly one of a handful of man-made objects that can be seen by orbiting astronauts in the shuttle. Okay, enough of that...
I'm actually going through a list right now to see what flashlights I want to bring to Vegas... this is getting out of hand. But I'm enjoying it for now. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Trevor - I want to hear more about this meeting place with live entertainment... ahem... entertainment... yep, already sounds like my kind of place.
I'll bring my MaxaBeam and X990 to Vegas... Maybe by then, I'll have another superlight to add down (was really eyein' up the MegaRay for awhile there, and now Don's got me interested in the KenRad)... Maybe I'll lug down a few of my other lights as well...
This is sad. Before I think of boarding arrangements in Vegas, I go straight for which lights I wanna bring down first...
But then again, it's a flashaholic getogether... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yellowlaugh.gif[/img] You and I must be thinkin' the same thing, I also saw McGizmo's post about the KenRad and now I've been wringing my hands with thoughts of having one in the near future.
This is getting worse -- I'm thinking about what lights I'm going to potentially have for the get-together.
Anyone thinking about staying on the Strip or staying in downtown Vegas? I usually prefer the Strip, but was just wondering out loud... I'm also wondering where most folks stayed at for this year's Shot Show in Florida.
You can be sure that the get together for 2004 will be even better than 2003. Already some "plans" have been made...
The nice thing about Vegas, is that I am much more at home there, than I was in Orlando. Which means, I know the the "right" places, so it will be easier to put the Party together in terms of food/catering etc.
Also, the patio of the timeshare in Florida worked out very well for the party, and so I am about trying to make simular arrangements for this year this year
Vegas is a 2 and a half hour drive for me. I'm not familiar with any of the "entertainment" venues but I know where the great malls are and I know that the best rooms on the strip are at the Venetian for about $200/night. I think I'll be starting to save up now so I can get a suite for a couple nights. There's no point in staying in Vegas if you can't do it in style... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]