Los Angeles Meet-up!

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by spartanm65, Jul 4, 2010.

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  1. BlackzaraK

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    no offense to jason or ali, but i think if you guys start inviting all these venders, and telling them to bring stuff there going to be pretty piss when they see each other at this meet up, and specialy if nobody buys nothing. Im pretty sure where getting a little ahead of our self on inviting all these venders to come over, there all about making money not really hanging out. Hey what do I know
     
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  2. CURAMEN

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    Totally know what you mean BZ and just to clarify with everyone...

    This meet-up is meant for all of us to hang-out with one another, put names to faces, geek out over TF's and have a good time.

    This is not a convention and there will be no salesmen mentalities.

    Please don't expect to see this as an opportunity to cash in unless you beat me in a game of poker... Which is very hard to do! :lol 

    But seriously, if you attend... be cool... be yourself... and just hang-out.
     
  3. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    Just wanted everyone to know that more information in regards to the meet-up, including my contact number and pics of the club room where it will be hosted, is posted in the group thread.

    I suggest you check it out from time to time to find out about the latest updates.

    If you want to be a member of the group, send me a PM and I'll send you an invite.

    I also added a MY SALES THREAD link in my signature for items that I am currently selling which will be available for purchase at the meet-up and I'll be updating it with more stuff throughout the week.
     
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  4. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    I hope you bring it and depending on what you want to sell it for... I may be interested.
     
  5. Shakira

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    I might be down just depends on my schedule.
     
  6. CURAMEN

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    Sent you an invite to join the group.

    Details about the meet-up are in the group thread and feel free to drop a post introducing yourself to everyone.
     
  7. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    OK Everyone...

    The meet-up is around the just corner and I hope everyone can make it!

    Please check the group thread for the latest updates.

    If you live in or near Los Angeles and want to attend the meet-up on Sunday, August 15th and/or join the group, PM me and I will send you an invite.

    To all group members of the Los Angeles Collective, if you have not already confirmed your attendance... Please do so by either dropping a post in the group thread or sending me a PM.

    Thanks and see you soon!
     
  8. bigkid24

    bigkid24 Well-Known Member

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    What time do the festivities begin? I might have a couple of people with me.
     
  9. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

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    The more the merrier!

    It starts at 2:00pm and all the details are in the group thread...Check it out.
     
  10. CURAMEN

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    Ok Everyone!

    The First Los Angeles Meet-Up is around the corner and I wanted to post the information for everyone.

    Please be sure to read…

    Location: Downtown Long Beach, CA 90802

    Date: Sunday, August 15th

    Time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm

    On the day of the meet-up, please be sure to bring food and drinks to share with everyone along with whatever Transformers you want to sell or trade.

    I’m also asking everyone who attends to donate $5 each to help me cover club room fees.

    Just so everyone knows, rental for the club room is $100 for 6 to 8 hours with a $200 deposit.

    If 19 people show up... Then the room is covered!

    If more than 20 people show up... The excess money will be used for more food and drinks.

    If less than 19 people show up... I'll cover it.

    There will be a Texas Hold Em Poker Game starting at 5:00pm for those interested in playing and we can arrange the Buy In once we have all the players, but expect it to be a minimum of $25 or we can get creative and play for Transformers with the minimum Buy In of a Transformers worth $25 or so… Your call (no pun intended).

    Remember, parking is FREE as long as you park in the parking structure listed in the address above, but ONCE AGAIN be sure to park in the public parking spaces designated for restaurants and shops and AVOID parking in reserved guest parking. Although everyone is a guest that day, I don’t have enough parking placards to cover everyone. However, I assure you that your car will be fine just as long as it is parked in the designated public parking spaces for restaurants and shops. Also, be sure to bring your parking ticket so I can validate it for FREE parking.

    Once you park, take the public elevator located in the MIDDLE of the parking structure to the first floor, walk out to the Promenade, contact me on my cell number (PM me to get my number) and I’ll let you in the building.

    If you have any questions, special request or want more specific details… PM or call me.

    Hope you can make and I’m looking forward in seeing everyone there!

    ALI
     
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  11. MAIDEN JAPAN

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    Nice room there! I'm going to bring some big bags of chips and dips for everybody.
    I'm also going to bring my custom upgrade sets and some misc. TF goodies for sale and trade.
     
  12. rhodium1977

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    It was nice meeting all you guys there and looking forward to the next time!
     

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    Hey Everyone…

    The first Los Angeles Collective meet-up was definitely something to remember!

    I want to personally thank everyone for attending and making the first meet-up a success.

    There was roughly 25 to 30 people who showed up and here’s the list of people who attended…

    bigkid24 – George
    BlackzaraK – Gonzalo
    CURAMEN – Ali
    daelite20 – Joe
    deadman323 – Manny
    Dunxican – Bobby
    G1-Junkie – Sebastian
    jason jupiter – Jason
    MAIDEN JAPAN – Daisuke
    migston26 – Miguel & April
    rhodium1977 – Jeff
    Silvershot – Scott
    Sioce – Josh
    spartanm65 – Mike
    SwindlesShop – Rand
    Toy Arena – Thomas & Friends
    Toy Hell – Davheed
    Tempting Toys – Tony & Ash
    Macross World – Alex & George (bigkid24)
    Famious – From the Building
    Ed – From the Building
    Gil – Ali’s Friend

    This is all from memory and a few drinks… I hope the list of attendees is accurate and if I forgot to include anyone who was there… Sorry… I did have a few drinks! :drunk 

    Just to recap…

    We all meet a lot of new people and finally put faces to TFW2005 screen names.

    We had lots of beer and food, but more emphasis on the beer part!

    In fact, we had sooo much beer that Josh (Sioce) and Bobby (Dunxican) volunteered to take the leftover brew home... I had to beg them... Not really! :lol 

    Next time, we'll have to assign someone to bring utensils!

    Scott (Silvershot)… Your chicken wings were awesome!

    There was a bunch of toys… It felt like a mini convention... Next time we'll need to bring some tables... I'm thinking we could fit at least 4 to 5 tables inside the club room just to display all the items for sale or trade.

    It was amazing to see customs from Josh (Sioce), Daisuke (MAIDEN JAPAN) and Miguel (migston26)… I managed to get customs from Josh and Daisuke and I wanted to say…

    “Thank you Josh (Sioce) for the KICK-ASS Devastator… It is truly a work of art and you are just getting better with each custom… Keep up the AWESOME job customizing… I am definitely a fan of your work!”

    :bowdown:  Sioce

    “Thank you Daisuke (MAIDEN JAPAN) for the custom Blaster and Twincast heads and bringing a few sets of the custom Frenzy & Rumble Piledrivers along w/ the custom Soundwave head for sale at meet-up… Hopefully, we can see more G1 upgrades from you in the near future… cough – Ironhide and Ratchet need a proper set of arms and legs! – cough... :D  ”

    :bowdown:  MAIDEN JAPAN

    Thanks goes out to all the vendors who showed up and to Davheed for filming some footage of geeks doing their thing.

    Just want to throw it out there… Thomas (Toy Arena)… I owe you $425… George (bigkid24)… I owe you $6.

    Thanks to Ed for bringing his PS3 along with video games and the Transformers 86 Animated Movie!

    Thanks to Sebastian (G1-Junkie) for the killer Transformers Generations book… I soon will be broke and eating Top Ramen for life just to buy everything in that book (focus man!)… Also, my daughter, Dylan, loves Roddy!

    Bobby (Dunxican) and Gonz (BlackzaraK) were the winners of the Poker game… Bobby came out on top (not what you're thinking) and took the majority of the winnings… I was the first one out, but there will always be a next time and revenge will be mine!

    A special thank you to Mike (spartanm65) for planting the seed that got everything growing!

    I also wanted to thank Jeff (rhodium1977) for taking some pics and posting it in the Convention and Get Togethers thread.

    Next time, we'll have to take some group pics of everyone there.

    It was a truly a great time with a good vibe and everyone was in their element!

    The next one will be in October and we’ll start planning it in the coming month! :thumbs2: 

    Oh... One more thing... We will definitely have name tags at the next one! :lol 
     
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  14. BoBe-Patt

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    Ah damn, I heard about this from Jason jupiter and bigkid, but I couldn't make it. I'd like to make it to the next one!
     
  15. bigkid24

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    Thanks for posting pics, but oh man what is going on with my shirt. Seems like I've gained 60 pounds! haha
     
  16. Hyperoptic

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    Steeling your pics and putting them in the group Jeff :) 
     
  17. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Oh man, I remember seeing this thread in its early stages, looks like I missed it all!
     
  18. Hyperoptic

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    You would probably be a member of the social group by now if the location on your profile was'nt "not Okinawa" :lol .
    Contact CURAMEN for an invite...
    Another one brewing for October dude :) 
     
  19. CURAMEN

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    @BoBe-Patt & firehawc_69...

    Just sent you an invite to join the group.
     
  20. BoBe-Patt

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    sweet, thanx curamen. I'm in! Hopefully the next meet up won't be on a day where I'm busy.
     
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