Originally Posted by Asr
Just wanted to correct myself on something about my previous post #91 that may have conveyed the wrong idea: in previous years there have been more Head-Fiers at RMAF than have posted in the announcement thread, and I'm sure that there'll be quite a bit more Head-Fiers than the 12 that I counted in this thread. I just meant to convey some personal disappointment in CanJam@RMAF not drawing the huge 200-300+ Head-Fier crowd that I feel it should - at least compared to the independent CanJams/National Meets that I attended 2006-2010, which drew those numbers easily and actually went well beyond.
In any case, I'm just glad to see that there are Head-Fiers coming out to the show and would like to encourage as many more as possible to attend. It's really a fantastic show especially combined with RMAF - everything headphone- and speaker-related is all in one place, and the benefit of getting to hear everything can easily outweigh the travel costs. Hearing something for yourself is way more invaluable than reading about it on Head-Fi and at RMAF, everything everyone is writing about is there!
I digress at this point and want to share a "flyer" for the event that I came up with to hang up on a local university's bulletin boards. If anyone has any feedback on it, let me know via PM (I'll respond as appropriate, don't worry about the line in my sig). I feel like there are too many words on it for a flyer and would be open to ideas for reducing the word count: canjam.pdf
Btw, one other note for those traveling in from out-of-state: anyone that might be planning on heading to Estes Park or the surrounding area, or Northern Colorado, should cancel those plans, as the recent flooding effectively cut off access due to severely damaged roads & bridges. Some areas are also still heavily flooded and may take a long time to clear. I got off lucky where I am, with only a flooded basement and leaky roof (which have both been largely rectified now). Denver and its suburbs weren't as badly affected, so RMAF should still be a go.
I agree with the fact that travel expenses to Canjam may not seem so bad since one will be able to try out the World's newest gear.
PLus the expense for US residents is way smaller then what it is for us for example. (I am coming all the from Japan).
Once a year, this a great chance for all headfiers (specially from US).
Just wanted to share this story as well:
Very ironic indeed, last year's Canjam I did not meet so many head fiers but considering that 70% of our followers are located in USA mainland.
even more ironic is that several customers placed order from Colorado Denver metro area shortly after the event was over, and those customers did not attend the event,
In conclusion, by attending the event, I guarantee, one can save some cash as most of vendors offer Special Discount deals during the showtime.
We at Musica will be hosting a drawing and offer free gifts.
Hope to see you all at Canjam
Edited by DimitriTrush - 9/21/13 at 3:09am