Okay guys and gals, after attending others HT meets, it's time for me to open the doors and return the favor. The plan is to have a fun filled day of food, fun, talk, and HT stuff. Nothing is locked in of course, but Aug. 10 looks pretty good, as does the 11th. Matter of fact, at this point, any weekend in Aug. or the first two weeks in Sept. will do as well. I would like to lock the date down soon, and will go with the date that the majority rules. Vitals, FOOD: the plan is to BBQ. I'm thinking of chicken, burgers, Salmon, hot dogs, steak, whatever, mild, sweet, hot & spicy, or any combination thereof Just let me know what you like and I'll put it on the grill. Same for drinks and snacks, what do you like? TIME: what works better for you? Afternoon, late afternoon, evening. DATE: see above MOVIE: anything that I have, duh. LaserDisc or DVD. If you have something you want to bring, by all means, bring it along. Anyone want to do any trading or swapping, bring 'em along as well. We'll do the usual demo stuff and the like, but a complete movie/consort should be on tap. I'll let the majority rule on this as well. As the system, the TV isn't biggest (not yet), but I do have a pretty killer sound system, so if you want to shake the house down or hear a DVD or CD, we can play it loud--to a point of course. The only issue is we may have to bolt the walls and windows down if my 2 subs get out of hand, oh wait, I mean if we get out of hand Either way, we'll have fun. SPOUSE'S: Please bring the spouse’s. My wife would enjoy the company. For those who wish to not watch the movie, you can hang and mingle It’ll be one big party. HOW MANY: I have 2 sofas that easily seat 6, but, being we are all friends, no problem for 8 of us. And, there is room on the floor if anyone wants to bring a bean-bag, and extra chairs can be brought in (hmm, wonder if I need to buy some). This should cover it for now. Other info to come as details get worked out.