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    New Jersey Photon Festival #18 (PF18) will happen on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

    This is an initial posting for now. Watch this space for additional info, ground rules, logistics, and more in the near future!

    See Post #2 for additional things you might want to be aware of.

    Also see Post #3 for weather forecast and/or still more things you might want to be aware of.

    Some quick things...

    • This is a no alcohol event.
    • Attendees are asked to contribute a snack of some kind, or some soft drinks, or cups/plates/napkins, or similar.
    • If you have small trinkets to share, bring them! That's always fun.
    • If anyone has items to toss into an impromptu raffle, it's encouraged!
    • Kids welcome, but mom/dad will want to keep an eye on them.
    • If you're walking to the quarry, dress warmly and wear shoes for walking AND getting a bit dirty.
    • There is no fee to attend, but Data has generously established a "tip jar" with proceeds used to cover wear and tear to the yard, Mrs. Milky steam cleaning the carpet, etc. It's been much appreciated by the Mrs., which allows us to continue the event. If you can toss some funds in the jar, please do so.
    • Tank light is here. I need a couple car batteries to power it. Got any? Bring 'em, please.
    • Newbies, contact me for directions if you need them.

    PF17 thread is over here for reference.

    Last edited by milkyspit; 03-19-2012 at 05:29 AM.
    --Scott

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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    This post reserved for additional event information.




    --Scott

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    This post reserved for weather forecast and/or still more event information.



    From the PhotonFest Archives...

    --Scott

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    I'm In.



    I'll bring some chips/stuff.

    What do you guys like?


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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    I remember pounds of cheese puffs from PF17

    I'll be there

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    I can do cheese puffs.




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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    I remember pounds of cheese puffs leftover. Built a second house with them.

    (Okay, that second part is a total fabrication.)

    Personally, I'm more of a pretzel and chip guy... but I'm only one of many!
    --Scott

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    A little off topic, but look what $12 can buy right now at Home Depot:

    --Scott

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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    i would like to attend this year but would need a ride from someone in nyc if possible.

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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    Quote Originally Posted by dengdam View Post
    i would like to attend this year but would need a ride from someone in nyc if possible.
    Didn't you ride in with me and Jeff a few years back?
    Sorry I moved out and away from the city so I can't help you out this time
    It would be good to see you again hope you can make it.

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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    Dang, I'll be in Tucson....bummer..... Have fun!!!



    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlthev View Post
    Dang, I'll be in Tucson....bummer..... Have fun!!!



    Karl
    You can't go to Tucson - I need to see the Abyss!! Bummer to say the least, have a safe trip!

    And do not let the TSA take any good flashlights!

    Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dengdam View Post
    i would like to attend this year but would need a ride from someone in nyc if possible.
    Maybe you could take the train/bus to a more local stop, and someone could pick you up on the NJ side?

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    PF18 is on my calendar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dengdam View Post
    i would like to attend this year but would need a ride from someone in nyc if possible.
    You could take a train almost all the way to my home, and someone (maybe me) could easily pick you up. It would take you a while to get all the way out here but it's certainly achievable! Plus you can spend the time as you wish: read; text; browse CPF; sleep (and dream of really powerful flashlights)...
    --Scott

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    You could take a train almost all the way to my home, and someone (maybe me) could easily pick you up. It would take you a while to get all the way out here but it's certainly achievable! Plus you can spend the time as you wish: read; text; browse CPF; sleep (and dream of really powerful flashlights)...
    If I am asleep, and the sun in shining on my face...the light shines through my eyelids, so to me, I see a red glow before I open my eyes.....

    If you are dreaming of really powerful flashlights while sleeping on the train, would other passengers see your eyelids glow red?


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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    You could take a train almost all the way to my home, and someone (maybe me) could easily pick you up. It would take you a while to get all the way out here but it's certainly achievable! Plus you can spend the time as you wish: read; text; browse CPF; sleep (and dream of really powerful flashlights)...
    If there's weekend service?...(from my recollection, the trains don't run on the weekend)...not out to the 'sticks' anyway, so to speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TranquillityBase View Post
    If there's weekend service?...(from my recollection, the trains don't run on the weekend)...not out to the 'sticks' anyway, so to speak.
    I'm not looking on the schedule right now, but they ought to run at least to within 30 minute drive of my house, even on weekends. Might only run every 2-3 hours though.

    ...unless they changed the schedule in the past few years?
    --Scott

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    I haven't missed one yet, looking forward to my 18th PF! See you guys there. --Tim
    I must have been left in the dark as a child!

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    I hope to make it. I'll know in a week or so.

    Off topic reply: That Phillips 'bulb' looks like one of the two that Data recommended last PF. $12 is a great price for them! It's funny how they estimate the life of it at 22.8 years. Couldn't they round it off a bit, instead of pretending to be Mr. Spock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LED_Thrift View Post
    I hope to make it. I'll know in a week or so.

    Off topic reply: That Phillips 'bulb' looks like one of the two that Data recommended last PF. $12 is a great price for them! It's funny how they estimate the life of it at 22.8 years. Couldn't they round it off a bit, instead of pretending to be Mr. Spock.
    I have the same one, but the package says its 805 lumens instead of 800, gives the same ANNUAL savings, but a different estimated energy cost per year...but also says it lasts 22.8 years.

    In 8,322 days, I am CHECKING to see.

    Where in N NJ are you?

    I'm In Lawrenceville.

    Last edited by TEEJ; 03-23-2012 at 08:51 PM.

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    I will be there +2, wow this makes my 6th PF already...

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    Default Re: PF18! Flashaholic Get Together: NJ, NY, PA, CT Area +

    TEEJ I pm'd you directions

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    Quote Originally Posted by nein166 View Post
    TEEJ I pm'd you directions
    - Thanks!

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    if we can submit our taxes to uncle sam by then, we hope to make it
    go Yankees!

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    Quote Originally Posted by milkyspit View Post
    A little off topic, but look what $12 can buy right now at Home Depot:

    Lucky, these are $24.97 at my home depot!

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    Went to 3 Home Depots - sold out at all 3!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledhead View Post
    Went to 3 Home Depots - sold out at all 3!!!
    Do they do rain checks?

    If I had known they would sell out and/or be only a temporary price, I'd have bought a couple dozen and shared with everyone!
    --Scott

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    They had them at Wegmans too...which is where I got mine.


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    I'll be bringing along my Nitecore Tiny Monstor TM11 that just came in the mail yesterday.
    Stan Dobrowski

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