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Wish for one last AK FEST

Discussion in 'AK Fest 2012' started by Mitchell, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. Bigerik

    Bigerik AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    You haven't truly done an AK Fest, unless you did one at the Howard Johnson. Those are memories I will never forget. :)
     
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  2. loonze

    loonze AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    ak fest! AK FEST! A K F E S T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. savatage1973

    savatage1973 Addicted Member

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    I would love to attend an AK Fest--never had the opportunity, but read the threads and reviews and sounds like a blast! I know what a major hassle (read--lots of work) that it is to do even a local event, much less addressing an international audience. I think a "fatal flaw" of AK Fest was that the same people were burdened with the bulk of the work and that it did not "move" to different areas of the country, making it more accessible to the geographically diverse members of the AK community. I do go to conventions/trade shows pretty much every year, but they "rotate" locations--I'll go to one within reasonable distance, but being from NW PA, I am not paying to fly to LA for the weekend--just not in the budget. And maybe if the event does "move" from year to year, some others (more local) will "step up to the plate" and reduce the "load" on the handful that have been relied upon in the past.
     
  4. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    A great time? Without me? That is hardly possible!

    ... ;)

    Kidding aside, I wish that I would have joined one of these AK fests!
     
  5. loonze

    loonze AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    its time for another ak fest !
     
  6. Mitchell

    Mitchell Toronto, Canada

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    A grand finality is needed. Perhaps 3 days long.
     

     

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  7. ohiomike

    ohiomike AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Love to see this happen!
     
  8. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

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    I doubt it will ever happen again. The amount of work Grumpy and all them did for the others was mind-boggling.

    Doesn't mean you can't have local meets.
     
  9. Ski

    Ski what? Subscriber

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    I went to all but the last one (I couldn't find a ride). They all had their benefits. The last year at the HoJo had an awesome swimming pool/ sauna. Every ride up and down those elevators was exhilarating. The Embassy suites had the open atrium that allowed you to look across and see what was going on 2 floors down, great music, and a breakfast bar to be very happy with. The last place had an assortment of larger rooms worthy of the higher end vendors. I had a blast at every dang one.
     
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  10. doctor fuse

    doctor fuse AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Wow, I had no idea. Way to go, Grumpy, and the rest of you backroom workers!
     
  11. speedle

    speedle Peanut gallery owner

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    Well, a really, really big "local meet" in the Detroit area would maybe substitute for an AKFest. I had a blast at each of the two I attended, both at the HoJo. I wonder whatever happened to that place? Anyway, if there were a "manual" on how to put one of those things on, and I lived even a little closer, I think I might give it a go. I have my hands full at the moment doing prelim work for a big conference we're hosting in 2020, but after that, who knows. Seems like there should be some kind of "permission" we'd have to get to call it that?
     

     

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  12. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford Bailey ; He's a great guy Subscriber

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    AFAIK permission to associate any get together with AK would have to come from Grumpy.

    Dave?
     

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