Wanted to thank everyone for coming out. We had nearly double the attendance of last year! We added a few vendors that added to the total as well, but member numbers were way way up. Last year including vendors we had about 25-30. This time we had 53 with an addition of about 6 vendor staff.
We missed a few, notably zilch0md and HideousPride. Hope you are feeling better zilch, and sorry we couldn't get a ride together for you HP. Some condolences to the Sanderson pair, who lost their vehicle on the way down, and took out part of the Gungnir as collateral damage. Glad you two made it safely! We'll have to do some mini-meets since we live so close.
A few thank yous:
Everyone for bringing exact change! Didn't see a single $50 or $100 bill all day for registration. This made it much easier and faster. I really appreciate it.
The vendors, for bringing WAY more stuff than I expected, especially the surprise addition of the RK Audiology ladies who brought out the full Westone lineup and were available to take impressions for customs!
Everyone that allowed me to throw my DAC in their rig so I could compare against other DACs, and Justin, so I could listen to what will likely now be my future setup, X-Sabre -> GS-X v2 -> HD800.
Everyone for being courteous and helpful to Mark and Adrian, our youngest attendees. Poor Mark has a steep hill to climb based on his acquisition plan!
Travis, Grace, Dave, Anna, and Nick.
We turned a good profit, as I hoped, and that will be put towards next year's meet that I expect to be even bigger. In that case we will be looking to book the largest room in that conference center next year (2 1/4 times larger!). Expect planning to start earlier and the date to be set well in advance. What did you guys think of the venue? I wish we could have had food available this time, but it will be explored further next time. Their menu really was not set up for a group like us, so I may have to work out some sort of custom deal and I really didn't know what to expect, so we went without. I'm glad there was a good selection of food nearby, though.
The venue was great IMHO, if the vendors could of all had a setup like RK Audiologists, it would have been a lot less packed though.
Edited by gopanthersgo1 - 3/3/13 at 7:47pm