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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by beakerboy12, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    With all due respect to Steve I feel like this needs to celebrate Jim Henson because Jim is the legend not Steve. And besides Steve might wanna be with his family on his birthday or something. I say if your gonna have a convention it should be in the summer time since that's kind of the vacation season.
  2. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I agree with the Summer idea...now depending where you have this you also have to be aware of other major cons in the area. We don't want to have this in say New York at the same time as a mjor New York Comic Convention. That being said I like some of the ideas like having it where Jim was Born etc; because I think it would be nice to hav e it somewhere that is not a huge place. They have a Superman festival in Metropolis Illinois every year and it is a huge hit. I wonder if we go to a smaller city that has some connection to Jim if you might even get support from the city itself as they could see this as a big tourist attraction/money maker....hmmm Greenville Mississippi has only a population of 40,000 or so.......and I'm suddenly finding it ironic that the creator of Kermit the frog was from Greenville....
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  3. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Or we could have it in Maryland since he did go to school here and people if they wanted could see the Jim Henson memorial statue we have here as well.
  4. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Either of those two places would be ideal I would think.
  5. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    I'd rather MAryland or Mississippi as opposed to new York...... I think as this has to start out small trying to start it in New York may be too big a task.
  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I totally agree with that.
  7. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Oooo! Mississippi! Of course. We can take his home town by storm! AND it's not so far from FL so you know how I'm casting my vote!
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  8. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Just like how I'm voting for Maryland? LOL!
  9. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    AH! We'll have to stage a fierce battle between us. Jousting!
    Or Air hockey! Or....Since we'd have to meet in the middle to duke it out anyway....Draw Something or some other random app . Hahaha Either way....

    It's ON!
  10. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Nah no fighting...as Kermit said violence is not the answer. :p
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  11. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    In all seriousness I do believe in having it in a small place. It's sort of we need to start small to work our way to big cities like NYC. And I say not so much CA cause CA gets enough goodies as it is. XP
  12. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    o.o I was just trying to pump up the competative spirit! Buuuuuut....Since you're going to take it seriously...

    I don't disagree. And REALLY, if I'm honest even I would have to agree that a small and centralized location is best. I just wish Mississippi would be it because it IS close to home but I know that's not fair to the rest of you who are not.

    Buzzkill.
  13. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I was being funny in the previous post. LOL!
  14. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    Oh is that what that was? 9.9 *rereads*

    Hahaha JK I know I know. But I felt I needed to throw that in before people think too badly of our play fighting. Sometimes text just doesn't translate sarcasm or silliness especially well.
  15. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Okay back on topic here Lol! I don't know what we can do being that many of us live in different parts of the country and even world but I'm all for it.
  16. bandit

    bandit Well-Known Member

    And you know, if bringing everyone to one place is too hard, you can always do east side/ west side. Since they will start small, that could work initially.
  17. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    No offense to anyone living on the west coast but the west coast gets the best as is. Lol!
  18. Borples

    Borples Active Member

    How about if you make a short list of possible sites for this thing--Greenville, Baltimore (is it Baltimore or elsewhere in MD?), maybe Atlanta? Because of the Center for Puppetry Arts or whatever they call it? And then assign each location to one (willng and enthusiastic) person to research? They could look into venues, hotels, even possible city cooperation. Then when we have all the facts, it might be that one location is the obvious right choice. If not, we can do a poll or something.

    If we do that, we should get someone here, who is both a good writer and familiar with cons in general, to create a pitch letter to the city governments. Sell them on the idea.
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  19. DannyRWW

    DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    That is a great idea...I think we can narrow down to two or three locations, write each city a letter and see who is interested (Just a letter to see if there is an interest). We can also write to henson company as well and disney, etc; to see if they are interested in partici[ating in some way. I also think we need to form an adhoc comitee and elect a chairman if we are serious about even exploring this. (I don't know if I used the word adhoc correctly but it sounded muppety)
  20. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm just wondering how small starting out are we talking? Like just maybe have it at a hall of some kind? I do say we maybe start with a poll. I mean if we're really serious about this then I say first decide which location is best and go from there.

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