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HP collectors meeting
Message #1 Posted by Gianmaria Porrini on 11 Jan 2000, 11:43 a.m.

Why donít we fix an appointment this summer so that we can have a nice experience in meeting all the members of the HP collectors group? Any place in Usa could be good for me... Thanks! Gian from Italy (http://welcome.to/gian)

      
Australia would be nice
Message #2 Posted by Steve on 11 Jan 2000, 6:38 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

It's already summer in Australia now. All you northern hemespherians can come down here and escape the cold.

But seriously, if there's any collectors in or near Perth, Western Australia -- I'd love to hear from you.

My (ever so slightly mangled) email address is:

shodges at wantree dot com dot au

      
Re: HP collectors meeting - I'd prefer Austria
Message #3 Posted by Reinhard Hawel on 11 Jan 2000, 7:38 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

nothing more to say.

A collectors meeting in central Europe could be of interest too. Come on guys, I know that there are more collectors in Germany and Italy.

            
Re: HP collectors meeting - I'd prefer the Netherlands
Message #4 Posted by Jan H. Bos on 12 Jan 2000, 8:42 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Reinhard Hawel

Why not in the Netherlands? Can be easy reached by everybody, also from across the ocean, is (still) affordable and nice. Regards, Jan

      
Re: HP collectors meeting
Message #5 Posted by DaveJ on 12 Jan 2000, 11:38 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

Make it in Minnesota.....

      
Re: HP collectors meeting
Message #6 Posted by Randy Smith on 13 Jan 2000, 1:59 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

Well, heck, I'll be near Trier, Germany starting late April 2000. I'll be there for at least 2 years. Randy

      
Definitely The Netherlands !
Message #7 Posted by Jos Clee on 13 Jan 2000, 6:06 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

As Jan says: Easily reached, affordable, nice people (Ha !).

      
Re: HP collectors meeting
Message #8 Posted by Chris Catotti on 13 Jan 2000, 7:30 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

How about Orlando, Florida U.S.A. Pick a date and let me check with my wife, and I'll help arrange accomidations, Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, Cape Kenedy Space Center, Cruise (Port Canaveral is 60 minutes by car), etc.

      
Re: HP collectors meeting?
Message #9 Posted by Gianmaria Porrini on 13 Jan 2000, 3:12 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gianmaria Porrini

Now could be necessary a definitive word from the father of this great site, Dave G. Hicks, who really might be the organizer of that HP collectors world-meetings... isn't it?

            
Re: HP collectors meeting?
Message #10 Posted by Reinhard Hawel on 14 Jan 2000, 2:30 a.m.,
in response to message #9 by Gianmaria Porrini

I didn't want to go that far. Sure, it would be nice to organize a meeting, but because of the number of collectors in the U.S. it would surely be best to make such a world-wide meeting in the U.S.

I, for instance couldn't afford the journey just for the collectors meeting (think of the number of collectors you could buy just for the flight). This could be of interest, if I could combine it with other things (job, ...) but I don't see a chance for this now.

I'm sure, others (Europe, Australia, ...) would think the same.

It seems strange to me, that mostly Europeans have answered in this thread.

What I liked, was just to meet some other collectors and sure, the reason mentioning Austria was, because I live there :-) . Besides that, Vienna is a nice town.

A central-European meeting should take part, where all the collectors have the shortest way and this does mainly depend on the distance (or cost)for the single people and who would like to come there.

In example a cheap weekend trip flight to London might be cheaper for me, than a journey with the railway to Hamburg or Amsterdam.

So hey, let's have fun with all of this. We shouldn't make too much troubles with organizing before a critical mass is reached (but we can use this forum every time for organizing smaller meetings in some corners of the world).

More people interested ? Drop into this thread and tell what you'd like.

            
Re: HP collectors meeting?
Message #11 Posted by Dave Hicks on 15 Jan 2000, 1:45 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Gianmaria Porrini

I'm afraid I don't have the time to organize a meeting at this time. (But Italy sounds like the most fun to me ;-))

                  
Re: HP collectors meeting?
Message #12 Posted by Joe on 1 Feb 2000, 11:46 a.m.,
in response to message #11 by Dave Hicks

Dave Hicks said: "I'm afraid I don't have the time to organize a meeting at this time. (But Italy sounds like the most fun to me ;-)) "

Hell, Dave. We've had the last two practicly in your back yards and you didn't show up. What makes you think you'd make it to Italy? :-/

Personally, I'd love to go to Italy but I couldn't afford it. Chris Cottoti, International Calculator and I will organize one here in Orlando if we have enough interest.

Joe


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