Hello All: I'm back in Orlando for a little R & R before heading back
First off, kudos to Charles Lewton-Brain for delivering a terrific
talk on the behind the scenes of Ganoksin and making a living off
the internet. It was a good time for me as well, to spend time with
Charles, getting to him better. We are a group that works
completely from phone calls, weekly chats and emails. It' doesn't
leave much room for the occasional downtime community bonding that
is necessary to keep the work on Ganoksin vital and fresh. So
having the opportunity to "hang" with Charles was great for all of
Noel, how nice to put a face to the posts! To me, that is what
makes Orchid so special. We had a lovely dinner, arranged by Joel
Schwab, another Orchidian that I am getting to know well. The
Columbia Restaurant was incredibly accommodating, had excellent food
and the best of course, was the group of Orchidians who hung out,
ate and made merry. I will have to figure out the secret of those
Sumner Silverman brought some of his beautiful Orchid pins, which
were sold, adding some needed dollars to help pay the service fees
for Ganoksin. If you attended the dinner, read Orchid and have not
yet donated, please consider doing so.
SNAG was great for me. Hosted by Gini Rollins, she did a fantastic
job in arranging great speakers, making sure that everything ran
smoothly. The vendor room was spacious, and of course, I spent too
much money. Metalwerx will be happy though.
All in all, it was a great four days. This is my 13th SNAG, and I
stayed on the 13th floor. 13 is a lucky number for me this year.
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