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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Alright, so everyone I am certain knows of the tshirt competition, and that the proceeds are to go to an international gathering of spinners in NZ.What I was thinking is that it might be easiest for us to create this like a convention. Rent a venue with insurance for the three days. Have stages where people can spin and showcase. Have vendors with items available for sale or display. Have a general gathering area, etc. This way the cost can be defrayed by sponsorship, it will be easier to get airlines to discount tickets and hotels to discount rooms.Then on Saturday night we can have some honking big free spin ala Burning Man and such. I was thinking that since there is so many of these little BM things sprouting up all over that this might be a fun and different direction to go. We can also retire the relay equipment that weekend, and maybe kick off a new project?I know there are enough businesses that would be interested, what about everyone else? Would many of you be interested in attending anyway? Or is this ganna be small and intimate with us dieharders?Anyway, that is my .02 on the thing. Other ideas would be great!Also needed would be any NZ-ers interested in helping plan the thing when the time comes? And when should we start with this stuff anyway?Oh...and I was thinking November of 2003 since it is turning to sumer down under. Any other dates which might be more suitable?If need be I can start an egroup about this.....Thanks for any ideas and input!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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phuzzz


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Location: saltspring island, bc , kanada

Total posts: 160
Posted:Ranunculus i have thought long and hard about this... ihave many MANY fire toys to bring with me to the gathering and have concluded that i will post them air mail. with no wicking. only problem is i know no one in nz that will accept them for me. and i cant just go sending them to any one
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. Here's a question.... did someone mention convention???complete with booths and vendors and crud???who should i talkto here???i might sell/trade some of my precious inventions....


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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:Since the convention is my baby, that would be me phuzzz. Yup convention, booths and all.The relay gear gets around by being passed hand to hand so that people can meet.Travel with gear...I am still trying to figure out how that staff got stuck and snapped.
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If it were in one of those platic transport tubes it shouldn't have done it. I think many of us are going to have to have new wicks. For the US-ers, I am going to work and see if I can get a travel agent (prolly AAA since they are nationwide) to help with this, which would also require my talking to airport security and getting special permits, as one would for a special pet. I know it will be easier for professionals than hobbyists to get them through, but other than that the info will be gotten in time.Melissa, if this is successful then we were hoping ot have future conventions more where people are located, instead of fire based. I agree it is an amazing idea, and I would love to do that myself someday but I thik being around everyone will be inspiration enough...and...we want to keep it located where we have someone at ground zero to help in the planning. Which would mean someplace like London or US are our most likely next destinations, but let's get this one out of the way first. Shall we?Much happiness in the next year!------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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voicesofone


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Location: Dunedin, New Zealand

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Posted:I would like to raise the point that New Zealand has some nice events on new years.Such as visions its a out door rave. I was up there a year ago and there where some fellow staffers and poiers. So i was thinking why not join in an already existing event, this way we dont have to worry about anything but showing up.There is a larger event called the gathering but its gotten kinda teenie bop.

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Axis


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Location: Bristol, UK

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Posted:I didn't think the Gathering was teenybop?*!I had a blast there on nye!Having the meet up here in nz is 'kin top idea, it is lush over here.when transporting kit by air, always clean and rewick stuff before you go.if you have any unusual or big stuff (eg staffs, fire wheels, fire swords, flaming bicycles etc) you can ask for them to be handled separate from the rest of the suitcases and bags. There are usually oversize/fragile channels at the airport available for stuff like that - it is stored separately on the plane, just ask when checking in.Can't wait!Axis

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NYC


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NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:DO WE OR DO WE NOT HAVE THE DATES YET? This has been asked a few times and neglected. If we are juggling between dates, can you let us know what those possibilities are.If it is still unsure, then let us know when the dates will be finalized.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
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Itsgottab


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Location: NZ

Total posts: 244
Posted:i think a valid point was made before the 'poi feast 2003' thread closed down, this one is huge, to read all posts and responses isn't really time effecient. and 'poi feast 2003' was intended to be humourous. have you lost your sense of humour!

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:NYC...it has been answered. We haven't determined anything nor are we actually debating over dates. We are waiting to find out when the juggling convention will be held (we are told usually mid Feb). We would like to have ours the weekend before the juggling con so that people will have the opportunity to make both of them when travelling long distances.Pick you head up off your desk and pay attention young man!
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And for the other thing, why should I, or anyone else, repeat ourselves because someone does not want to read what is already there? That is the point of these boards. Sift through, get info and share new. Not repeat, repeat, repeat!
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com[This message has been edited by Pele (edited 17 January 2002).]


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Surloch
SILVER Member since Dec 2001

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 64
Posted:I for one will be there. I'll ask around and see if there is anyone else from Brisbane going, perhaps we can all get the same plane or something.

N mar a sltear a btear

“Things may not be as they seem to be”

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Itsgottab


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Location: NZ

Total posts: 244
Posted:maybe it would be easier if you were on the events board with a little up dated note every couple of days, maybe it would stop the repeat repeat repeat i mean repeat questions everybody is asking!!!!

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Sorry Pele, I searched quite a bit and mistook your comment of: "The date we are looking at is Early Feb 2003." to mean"The date we are looking at is Early Feb 2003." rather than"We are looking at several days in early Feb 2003."Both you and Charles mentioned a "date" in the singular prompting me to assume that there was one. I am unsure of how you can "look at a date" without looking at a date.Charles even stated "the date is tentitively set" by which I guess he really ment "the date is not tentitively set"I now realize that:"we are looking at a date" and "the date is tentitively set" really means"we are not looking at a specific date" and "the date is not tentitively set due to a juggling show."How silly of me
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Yes, let's go.
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Ajay


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Location: Oxford, U.K.

Total posts: 158
Posted:on that point could a thread be created that only pele and other *officials* post to more to keep us updated with actual information and less as an open descusion like this one.i used fire for the first time a couple of weeks back and drafted a non fire or poi friend in as my safty he was so ammazed by it he is now adicted and planning on coming to the gathering with me
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One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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Endangered Sanity


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Location: Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Total posts: 164
Posted:Surloch: One of my friends and I will hopefully be going, if we can save enough money for it anyway.

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dizzy


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Location: manchester england

Total posts: 43
Posted:Hey all!Just wanted to pick up on Ajay's point it would be less confusing
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Take care Dizz xx


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Ajay


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Location: Oxford, U.K.

Total posts: 158
Posted:its bin a while since anything has been posted, i just wanna check on progress... whats happnin?

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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Pele
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Pele

the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA

Total posts: 6193
Posted:I'm waiting for Charles to answer my last email before I can offer anything up.
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------------------Pele Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir...http://www.pyromorph.com


Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

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Ajay


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Location: Oxford, U.K.

Total posts: 158
Posted:gdgd as long as things are still progressing... keep us posted.
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One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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maeon


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Location: brisbane, queensland, australi...

Total posts: 40
Posted:To pick up on what was just said, it would be a really good idea to have a separate area where the committee can keep us informed. A lot of science conferences do this via their websites - so I guess once the site for the convention is up and running you could use that, but the sooner we all get the info the better. They have allsorts of useful things, from the early days where they just post 'minutes' of the organising committee meetings, to closer to the end where they inform you about the 'official' airlines, accomodation and involved 'touristy things'.This brings me to another question. I know the total cost for the conference has been put at around $10 000. What sort of registration fees will we be looking at? Will each workshop /seminar /meeting have add on costs, or will it be a pay for the whole conference upfront affair? And roughly how far before the event will registrations close? Is there any chance that it will be called off if there aren't enough registrations - I've seen it happen before.I don't think I'll be in the market for a trip to NZ by then. Maybe 2005 though.maeon

Where in the world is the island I'm on?

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Tempest


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Location: Sheffield

Total posts: 522
Posted:Good point Maeon, is there gonna be an admission up front?TEMPEST

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Tempest


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Location: Sheffield

Total posts: 522
Posted:Bumpety bump.
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maeon


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Total posts: 40
Posted:tickety tock?

Where in the world is the island I'm on?

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Cantus
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:Pele's not here to answer your question Tempest. I'm sure she'll be along in due time. Try to be patient. Pull up a chair. Help yourself to dip....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cassandra


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Froggie ... Ribbit !!!
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Total posts: 4224
Posted:Yes Pele as we all know is sadly buisy for the moment and we are all thinking of her
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FYI though, we (well... especially Malcolm, CHarles and Robert Michael - those guys rock
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) are currently working on venue and dates . Details and infos will be available as soon as this is solved. Shine onCassandra


"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

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Ajay


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Location: Oxford, U.K.

Total posts: 158
Posted:whats happning on the gathering web site? p.s. has anyone noticed the error in the topic?

One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew there swords and Shot each other.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:heh heh Ajay ur right!Uh will it be a *proper* convention and have William Shatner giving a speech?When we all meet up, we can totally re-shoot the mugshot gallery with but one photo! this time though, we'll keep our clothes on, okay dreamer? :P"Our time has come. A storm is coming - our storm...and when it comes it will shake the universe"- Muad'Dib

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Acid


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Location: Israel

Total posts: 110
Posted:im bumping this up and just saying how sad i am- i live in Israel and will probably be in the army by feb' 2003 boo woo...
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life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans John Lennon

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Bounce


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Location: Huntingdon, UK

Total posts: 37
Posted:I was only just thinking of a way to spoil myself at the end of the year and i think i just found it! Have started saving already, and will be there with bells on!

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poipixie


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Location: Brisvegas, Aus

Total posts: 53
Posted:Surloch, i was just reading back through the thread and i saw your post about people going to the conv. from brisbane....count me in!! i know a few other people from around here who r interested too. yayayay! excitement!!

love, kisses and magikal wishes, sam


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arsn


arsn

How do you change this thing???
Location: Behind the couch...

Total posts: 1903
Posted:Sorry this may have already been said, but anywho, where would we be staying, exectly where will we be a twirling... I mean the town...

I would have read every post, but to many post for such a small head...

Love me... or else...


I can't hear you... I have a banana in my ear.

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Earlybird


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Location: Lismore NSW

Total posts: 19
Posted:This is a really exciting concept but I am a little perplexed at a lack of confirmation / concrete organisation considering that the majority of us will need time to get organised. Is this actually happening?? Throw me some crumbs......

let it out, let it go, let it all unravel,
set it free and it can be
a path on which to travel...

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***pete
SILVER Member since Jul 2001

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Location: melbourne, victoria, australia

Total posts: 38
Posted:If i actually pass year 12 i will be there. It is only a short swim acrosse the ocean from Australia.
Do we have a date or month yet? Then i can start saving. Also do we have access to cheep kero or can we take it on the plane. Because i would hate to get there and find that the whole country is dry of kero or any flamable liquid.

***pete


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