[AW Reunion 2007] Where To Next? (Community)

[AW Reunion 2007] Where To Next? // Community

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bluemaxe

Jul 30, 2006, 2:14pm
I would think that whatever group owns awreunion.com, .org, .net,
awreunion07.com, .org. and .net is more entitled to use the term
"awreunion" wholly. though I myself have always thought the word reunion was
a bit hokey since its not like were separated for the majority of the year
other then physically perhaps. In any event, Having multiple events is fine
and all, but its another classic example of how compromise and unity never
factor in to any community functions. Not that I think my words will change
anything, more likely inspire some more useless banter. I probably wont go
to any this year to keep in the sprit of bickering division that AW tends to
be at times. But I'll gladly blow a ton of money to help my friends achieve
their goals at making it great again, let me know if you need anything in
that department. So far I've been to 2 of them, and I had a good time at
both, and enjoyed the company of everyone. Its too bad that people feel so
compelled to make something neat into something more to grumble about. Oh
well.

Blue

ciena

Jul 30, 2006, 3:50pm
I heard the one in vegas was pretty rowdy by someone that was there. he siad
all they did was get drunk and one of the gals took her blouse off in front
of everyone. now i wouldnt want to go to one like that. thats disgusting to
act like that in public.
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bluemaxe

Jul 30, 2006, 4:33pm
Damn, there goes having the banquet at Hooters...LOL J/K
There's always one.....but hey, it gives you something to look back at and
say "why I never...the nerve..."
or "woohoo...yeeee haaa", either way I'm sure everyone had fun even if they
had fun in their own way. Everyone cant agree, and everyone doesn't always
want to do everything. I think myself that since it is the "AW Reunion" that
perhaps a future consideration would be a period of time focusing on AW
related activity, like at a typical convention type thing where people for
at least some of the time do something pertinent to the topic for which
something is organized. Granted everyone enjoys a vacation, but vacations
are best left to ourselves aside of some local interests and events perhaps.
Regardless of cliques, I know everyone I've met form the reunions has one
thing in common, a undying love of this software in some respect. Perhaps
some event that encompasses the whole of aw in some way at the reunion would
make it easier for everyone to all land on the same page. I don't believe
its the fault of age, or clique, or anything like that. I think its just a
matter of everyone giving in a little and working together with no regard
for who's in control of it, or who's not in control of it. Maybe Ill go, I
just hate flying, so I either need to drive a long way, or get some Xanax
for the flight.


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rossyfox o

Jul 30, 2006, 4:55pm
Even if their sponsorship just amounted to them giving their assent and
a guarantee that they trust the organisers and expect the thing to go
well, it still makes the thing the 'official' reunion.

All I'm worried about is people going out for reunions and finding the
whole thing a total failure. Actually I'm not really that worried about
it. But still, there is a tendancy in the Active Worlds community to
give jobs to friends or just the people who act nicest, rather than the
people who would be best suited for it.

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rossyfox o

Jul 30, 2006, 4:56pm
I'm 18.

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sw comit

Jul 30, 2006, 5:26pm
Well actually they do have the whole AWReunion world going for them, which I
believe is donated by AWI. Dunno if you wanna call that sponsoring or not
though ;)

- Com

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tart sugar

Jul 30, 2006, 6:02pm
For 2006, Reunion world was made up to resemble downtown Chicago, and it was
pretty slick.
I was suprised at how accurate it was.
I really liked it.

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dmc2u

Jul 30, 2006, 9:26pm
Hey Duskbat,
I've always extended an invite to any Awian passing through Boston to look
me up to meet for a lunch, dinner,drink, coffee, etc ...whatever.
* Remembers fondly the Airport in Vegas, you, Moria and I waitng for our
planes.
You and I shared a few brews before departures.
It's those kind of memories I go to the reunions for and I've been to many
and hope to go to many more


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simplaza.net

Jul 30, 2006, 9:40pm
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rossyfox o

Jul 31, 2006, 2:27am
I am, but you said UK, not England.

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ezekiette

Jul 31, 2006, 7:10am
Milton Keynes: The stop that comes closest to Buckinghamshire (where my
Father lives) on the National Express from Chester (where my Grandmother
lives) and then annoyingly switches course and goes all the way into London
to Victoria, leaving me no choice but to go all the way out again on the
underground! 'Hate' Milton Keynes!

Ez

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tart sugar

Jul 31, 2006, 9:33pm
whoa O_O
That sounds really nice. I would have loved to have seen something like that
in Chicago.

In the interest of saving a few bucks a Hospitality Room was not reserved.
Just an extra bedroom. : /
It was very cramped and there were only 3 chairs for about 10 - 15 ppl.
I travel with a chair so I was fine. ; ) LOL

The hotel could have comped a Hospitality Room for Friday night, if not the
entire week-end.
I'm kicking myself in the ass for not asking everybody who was not
interested in the radio show to join me downstairs for a cup of coffee or
something so some of us could chat and get to know each other.


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goober king

Aug 1, 2006, 2:02am
The hospitality room would've been more than "a few bucks". The cheapest
one they had would've come out to $300/night. 3 nights would've made it
$900, which, when split up between 17 people, would've brought the
Registration Fee to over $100 per person. All things considered, I think
the committee made the right choice, even if it was a little cramped.

But fear not, next year we will definitely make sure to remedy that
situation. :)

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tart sugar

Aug 1, 2006, 10:22am
They wouldn't have comped the room for at least one night? Big hotels will
usually do that for big groups that have booked many rooms for 4 nights.

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tart sugar

Aug 1, 2006, 5:13pm
$300.00 divided amoung 17 ppl is less than $20.00 per person.
One night for a Hospitality room would have been great and more than
adequate.

For the $50.00 fee everybody was charged, they got a bus tour and a T-shirt.
They had to pay for their own "banquet" meal.
Hmmmmmmmm
I'm sorry, but I don't think it was a very good choice, but it was your
first time at
planning a reunion. Live and learn. : )


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elyk

Aug 1, 2006, 6:17pm
At the time this reunion was planned, the committee didn't feel the need
to charge attendees a fee to pay off a hospitality suite, but rather a
fee is used to pay for events that everyone will be going to as a group.
There should be no need for those going to have to pay for a hospitality
room when a lot of them may not want to even spend time in there.
(That's just my personal opinion however) Be that as it may, first
planned reunion or not, Archergirl, Poseidon and the rest of the
committee did a darn good job planning everything out and making sure
everyone was accommodated for, which is the important part. The reunion
fee went towards events and gift bag items and towards city passes for
those who ordered them. Options were left open except for two required
events schedule-wise because a lot of people like to explore on their
own and the committee didn't want them to feel as if they were tied down
to a strict schedule during the entire trip. There is no "right" or
"wrong" way to plan a reunion. I think the "extra room" was efficient
enough for the radio show that was planned on Friday night. This wasn't
the first reunion where an extra room was booked you know.. it has been
done in the past. :)

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armygeddon

Aug 1, 2006, 8:46pm
My lady and I enjoyed ourselves at the reunion. I forgot to thank those who
planned it and for those who attended it was a pleasure to meet you.

Count me in for next year too :)
army
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shalimar

Aug 2, 2006, 5:16am
This and others are under the thread re the reunion. My guess would be,
she got your email from right here in the NG's. She didn't have to look
far! lol


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tart sugar

Aug 2, 2006, 2:02pm
ok ok
My apologies.
This was my first reunion and I guess my expectations for it was not
realistic. My fault. I chose to not do the "group stuff" downtown because I
knew it would be inconvenient and difficult for me to do so.
So many of the ppl attending this reunion I knew by either reputation in AW
or had worked with them on the CYs. I was looking forward to putting faces
to names and getting to know them.

I'm sure the majority of the ppl attending had a grand time.
*group hug* everybody.

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tart sugar

Aug 2, 2006, 5:01pm
btw - I just wanted to add what a great conversation and laughs I had
Thursday night
with Archergirl, Elyk and Poseidon. Stacee popped her head in for a bit,
also, as did BlueMaxe. : )


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