We're on for the 2018 Winter FrankenFest! We have secured the VFW Lodge in Sutton, MA for Saturday March 10th, 2018. We have the room for 12 noon until 5PM though "organizers" can show up early to help "setup". Since this is our first time at this venue we want to be careful not to alienate them - so let's try to make this run smoothly. The location is just off of route 146 south of the Mass Pike (I90) - so this should be a little bit closer for most of us versus Clinton. Dudley-Gendron American Legion 156 Boston Rd Sutton, MA 01590 Here's a link to a map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/A...24bd01d4435f98!8m2!3d42.1598864!4d-71.7401907 Here's the thread for the Barter Town "for sale" thread: http://audiokarma.org/forums/index....t-for-sale-thread-3-10-2018-sutton-ma.804301/ The room is costing us $250 and a bunch of us have agreed to pitch in $50 each to finance the initial event.. Entry fee for this initial event will be $10 per person (kids and spouses are free) - future events will be $5. The idea is that if we get 50 people we will raise $500. From that we can pay off our initial costs and then have a fund that will cover future events (est $250) and the future events will only be $5 per person. I'll also be making and selling (preorder like the previous T-shirts) embroidered polo shirts. The profit from that will also fund the "future events fund". Any excess we can donate to AK and/or use to buy pizzas or such for the events. There's more - We are not allowed to bring alcohol onsite or drink out in the parking lots - but - there is a bar adjacent to our room for those who crave a brewski (though I'd imagine it's nothing exotic). There is a kitchen area where we can use the refrigerator and also warm food - but don't plan on cooking a meal there (sorry Ed). They will have some tables available - but we should still plan on bringing tables, extension cords and power strips. They have an ATM (could be dangerous, I know). The room is carpeted and has decent acoustics - and there's also a wood floored dance area for those who are so inclined. Plenty of parking and no stairs from the parking lot so loading and unloading will be easy. Some people have expressed an interest in putting on some demonstrations or seminars. Frankly, I think that this space will be more amenable to those kinds of things. As much as we all loved the Clinton location people tended to get spread out and distracted (not that that was bad of course). Here we'll be more focused in a common area. Of course it will be a challenge to demo systems but we can do what the NY group does - we can have a demo schedule where we walk around the room as a group and listen to individual systems. I'm very excited that we can continue the FrankenFest tradition. We still have to decide how often we want to put these on. Right now I'm thinking a Fall and winter event - the summer events seem to be sparsely attended but one in October and another in March seem to fit peoples schedules.