Poll: The next HTF National Meet - what shall we consider?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    Dear Members,

    It's been several years since we have planned a
    national event and the time has come to get together
    once more and have some fun together. Here are a few
    ideas that we have been thinking about. Your input
    is important in helping us to plan events that meet
    your leisure needs.

    The one thing we enjoy most about running this forum
    is meeting our members. Maybe not so surprisingly,
    we have made life-long friends through the various
    National Meets we have put together over the years.

    If you have no idea how special these meets can be,
    you need only to take a few minutes to pour over the
    scrapbooks that we have posted here:

    Home Theater Forum Meets Page

    We want to do something special for 2004....so special
    in fact that we hope anyone considering a vacation
    will now now consider to do one with Home Theater Forum.

    We have several ideas on tap, and wanted to approach
    the membership as to which they would most greatly
    consider doing with us next year.

    Here are the choices we have come up with:

    Home Theater Forum NYC Meet and Cruise:
    Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
    Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
    vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
    Two nights in NYC to take in a Broadway show & a
    David Letterman Show taping. Then, on to sail for
    5 nights aboard Voyager Of The Seas as we go
    to Nova Scotia and back.

    Home Theater Forum LA Meet and Cruise:
    Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
    Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
    vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
    Spend 2-3 days in Los Angeles as we tour studios and
    DVD production facilities. Then, board Monarch
    Of The Seas
    for a 3-night cruise to Mexico and
    back.

    Home Theater Forum 7-Night Alaskan Cruise:
    Not to be confused with any previously held cruises.
    Leave the meetings and lectures at home. You are on
    vacation and we know how to enhance that experience!!
    Discover Alaska in style on Radiance Of The Seas

    Home Theater Forum Los Angeles National Meet:
    A full week in Los Angeles as we visit studios,
    DVD production facilities and special events. Your
    chance to visit studios and facilities you could not
    do on your own. Please note this package contains no
    cruise.


    We would like you to help us choose what vacation
    package you would most consider. This is a VOTE --
    not a commitment. Please also understand that the
    results are to be used for consideration only, not
    final decision.

    Please include any comments you may have about
    these ideas, as well as any ideas you may have of
    your own.

    You may also include feedback on similar types of
    vacations you have been on and how we may improve
    upon them.

    Look forward to your votes and comments

    HTF STAFF

     
  2. Jeffrey Chin

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    I vote for NYC - no cruise
    Yo. Can I write check?
     
  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Jeffrey,

    You didn't register your vote
     
  4. Nils Luehrmann

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    All terrific ideas, but it seems to me the last (No Cruise) option would not only offer the greatest opportunity for the largest gathering, but also provide the most number of HT related activities (as already mentioned in Ron's post).

    Ron, if you need any assistance in planning and organizing the event, please feel free to contact me.
     
  5. TomCW

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    As much as I would like to attend, I currently can't. However, if I was gonna pick something it would be this:
    ROOTS ON THE RAILS 2004

    Tom
     
  6. Dave Poehlman

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    It's really a toss up between NYC and the LA cruise (if I get to go).

    The cruise-less LA trip would offer the most HT-related highlights... but a cruise would have more SAF. [​IMG]
     
  7. Bill Cowmeadow

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    LA - No cruise.

    My wife and I participated in this years mini LA meet (Thanks Mr. Tolsky) and had a great time.

    Bill
     
  8. Craig S

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    As one of the lucky attendees of the last National Meet in 2001 I'm glad to see there's a shot at bringing it back.

    This is a tough choice - I could go for any of these. I guess that's a good thing. [​IMG]
     
  9. Gregory Pauswinski

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    I voted for LA meet. Actually getting to see the people and things that go into making our favorite DVDs and Home Theater equipment is amazing.

    I haven't seen you guys in a long time. I've been craving Todai and In & Out Burger. [​IMG]
     
  10. Richard Travale

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    I voted for the Alaska cruise because I've heard they are absolutely amazing.
    Either way, I would really enjoy meeting all of you in person.
     
  11. Keith Outhouse

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    Alaska sounds like fun, I know my wife would jump at that one.

    Ron, send me your email address. I'll send you some pictures next week. My address is in my profile.

    Keith Outhouse
     
  12. Matt Krapf

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    I'm with Greg. Coincidentally, I first met Greg on the First National Meet in LA.

    There's NO question that there's more that can be done during a week in LA.(with mucho planning).

    I wasn't lucky enought to attend either of the recent cruises, so that's always nice, too.

    As it is, if Ron's up to planning it -- and I'M VOLUNTEERING TO HELP -- I believe a National LA Meet is the best way to gather the most members and see the most interesting things/places.

    [​IMG]

    Matt
     
  13. Michael Cucka

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    LA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!

    Being lucky enough to have attended the last LA Meet and the 1st HT Cruise, I'd have to say that the LA trip offered the most. Not only the Studios and all the HTF-oriented activites, but also the time spent with fellow HTFers that really made it special. Nothing beats time spent packed in a van together traveling on the LA freeways, running off for sushi, enjoying a screening, whatever. [​IMG]

    I'll keep my fingers crossed - and start buying one less DVD a week to save up for it! [​IMG]
     
  14. Brian_L_Kleis

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    Yup, voted for the LA, sans cruise as well... Would probably like a cruise, but the cost might be a bit prohibitive for some, me included.... Plus, the options are much greater, I'd think, having the roaming ability in SoCal, rather than being confined (though with all great people, I'm sure) to the boat...

    And, if overkill occurs for some people (and it hasn't hit me yet anyway), some could opt for other semi-related DVD/Forum related excursions... Obscure shopping hunts, small studio visits, Universal Tour, or there's this place in Anaheim with a castle and a mouse...

    Sorry, I'm a big fan of the extras on my DVDs, so this is already conceivably feeling like "Options, options, options... - Need more options..."
     
  15. John_Berger

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    LA with no cruise for me -- if I can scrape up the funds. [​IMG]
     
  16. Randy B A

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    I vote for:

    Home Theater Forum Los Angeles National Meet:
    A full week in Los Angeles as we visit studios,
    DVD production facilities and special events. Your
    chance to visit studios and facilities you could not
    do on your own. Please note this package contains no
    cruise.
     
  17. Roy Johansen

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    I'm voting for L.A. with no cruise (though I could go for any of the choices). Although I live here in Southern CA, I'd like the opportunity to visit those places that are usually not available to us.

    BTW, I enjoyed meeting the HTF Forum members who were on the Home Theater Cruise last week!
     
  18. Adam_Reiter

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    I also vote for a 7-day LA meet. That way I should be sure to make it. [​IMG]
     
  19. RobertR

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    Would LA area people be allowed to come to any events?
     
  20. Jack Briggs

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    Robert, let me check with Ron on that one.
     

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