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Thanks zman, I sure would like to go and am glad there's a "local" one around for us North Westerners!

This would be my first conference. Could you provide some newbie info/description for me?

P.S. why do they call it a "mini"?

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zman wrote:

We are polling on Planet Christmas for a Mini gathering date:

Any chance of putting a poll here also for those who don't have a Planet Christmas account (or wish NOT to have one)?
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The term Mini comes from the larger Planet Christmas Lights Up Symposium (PLUS). The local regions started meeting, so they started call them Mini PLUS's, or now short, Mini.

We meet, socialize, have workshops, swap meets, door prizes. In the NW we have had one for at least the past 5 years at Bill & Nancy Foley's in Lacey WA.

Dates currently being bantered about are April 16th or 30th, and we will work on topics in a few weeks.

You can check out last years at this site:

http://www.christmasinkent.com/MiniPLUS2010.htm

Just reply to this post with your date preference.

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Thank you Mark.

Escpecially nice to see the Agenda and material from last year.

"Planet Christmas Lights Up Symposium (PLUS). The local regions started meeting, so they started call them Mini PLUS's, or now short, Mini".
May I be so bold as to say: leave it to the LOR guys to come up with such a complicated acronym for a conference? :D

BTW, had a funny story from this last week. I was out of the area on business and found a guy on Craigslist with several LED C9 strings for sale. This LOR addiction pressed me to expand my light count. He worked the swing shift and it was difficult to arrange a meeting, so he said he'd come meet me at a local gas station in the evening during his "lunch" break. I swung buy with my colleagues on the way home from dinner. No Show...standing around in the parking lot like I was out for drugs or something. So now I have to suffer the ridicule of my co-workers for arranging a clandestine night-time meeting for christmas lights and didn't come out with any lights to show for it!

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  • 3 weeks later...

I am updating this thread, Kevin Thomas and I met yesterday to discuss the meeting date and format. This was posted on PC:
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Greetings all.

Mark and I have a big change for the Mini this tear.

This will involve moving it to May. (shooting for May 14th)

We hope this won't inconvenience anyone and that you will able to attend anyway.

We are waiting from word from Bill to confirm but we wanted to give everyone a heads up as soon as we knew it wouldn't be in April.

I'll start a new thread for topic ideas but I think you'll like what we've come up with so far.

Till then,

Kevin
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I see on the Planet Christmas site that May 14th is the official date for the Washington Mini. Can you tell me how to register and where it's being held, what to bring and anything else I missed? thanks! :P

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Mark Showalter wrote:

I see on the Planet Christmas site that May 14th is the official date for the Washington Mini. Can you tell me how to register and where it's being held, what to bring and anything else I missed? thanks! :P

Our hosts are Bill and Nancy Foley and have an outstanding setting on Lake St Clair here is the address:

4842 Thompson Lane SE
Olympia, WA 98513

No registration required, just show up. Watch the thread announcements as we will be polling for subject matter. I will post here are well.

Kevin mentioned we want the introductions to be more robust this year. Start thinking about the one display item you really want to talk about to the group.

Hours are 8 - 5ish

It will be fun to have another Mark in the crowd!

We always have a pizza feed on Friday night before hand for those in the area, or coming into the area for the meeting. More details on this later.
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Mark I too am having log-in issues with my PC account since they redid the site:( I hope Krystal and I will make it this year. It's my week-end off :P)))

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Bump Everyone.

Kevin and I met today to talk about the Mini. We talked a lot, but hardly even discussed the Mini!:shock: None the less, it is time to start thinking about subject matter.

Please suggest some topics you may be interested in hearing about, or even presenting yourself. Respond here or send me a PM so we can discuss via email

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zman wrote:


Please suggest some topics you may be interested in hearing about, or even presenting yourself. Respond here or send me a PM so we can discuss via email

1) Sequencing RGB lights (CCR's, CCB's, Floods, etc.)
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I wouldn't mind a tutorial on the LOR sequencing software. I continue to learn new things while sequencing. I'm always thinking there must be easier ways to create the same effects.

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zman wrote:

Jim, you signing up to present? ;)

LOL

I added some CCR Channels to a sequence for the first time last night...I was so confused and overwhelmed I turned off my computer and went to bed!!!!
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jimswinder wrote:

zman wrote:
Jim, you signing up to present? ;)

LOL

I added some CCR Channels to a sequence for the first time last night...I was so confused and overwhelmed I turned off my computer and went to bed!!!!

I did...didn't see my portion of the $319 Million Lottery...
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Guys, time is ticking and Kevin and I have been very busy, so we are coming at this late. I just posted a poll over on Planet Christmas, here is the link:

http://forums.planetchristmas.com/index.php?/topic/46742-washington-state-2011-mini-plus-topic-poll/#entry549681

For those of you with a aversion to PC, I attached a screenshot of the post.

Please provide your input before Aprill 22nd.


Attached files 242561=13202-WA_2011_mini.jpg

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