Originally Posted by Ultrainferno
I'd love to have a big european meet as wel, there's a small one now in Berlin (no offence), but it can't be compared to canjam.
Planetickets for me (and I'm just in the country next to it) would cost between 400 en 700€, without any other costs. Going by car would mean an 8 hour drive, and that's for only a 5 hour during event...
I think a UK city would have the best chance to organize such an event, and travelling to the uk is reasonably "cheap" (for me).
No offense taken! :)
I'm still surprised that flights would've been so expensive, there's gotta be some low-cost carriers covering the Belgium-Germany route. It would have been fun to have you in Berlin.
Anyways, I guess a non-US meeting would be more feasible if it was organized in co-operation with the local community, like we do it at our joint meet with HIFI-FORUM.de (shameless self-praise!). The way I see it, headfi is still a predominantly US community with a more-or-less limited international following, depending on region. But there's plenty of specific national/local communities to tap into and mobilize. As a positive side effect, it makes the meet more diversified. And fosters intercultural exchange to boot! :)
Well, for now I'm looking forward to a fun meet on Saturday with folks coming from Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland in addition to the local crowd.If it's anything but utter failure, chances are we'll put together another one next year, aiming for twice the number of attendees.
Edited by sepinho - 9/9/10 at 7:18am