Originally Posted by bcschmerker4
Congratulations on setting the new record for number of exhibitors! Booooooy, howdy - this will be a TOUGH act to follow for the Bay Area Head-Fi'ers. ;-)
FWIW, we did the last SF Head-Fi Meet, so we'd only be competing with ourselves. That said, Ethan and I see CanJam SoCal as a west coast event, and welcome the entire western seaboard, particularly our Bay Area brethren. It may be "SoCal" in name, but it's everywhere-west-of-the-rockies in spirit.
Originally Posted by Asr
CanJam 2015 to end up with around 500-600+ in attendance.....
Unfortunately, attendance is the one thing we cannot control. That is up to all of you fine gentlemen, and possibly one or more of the six women known to be on Head-Fi. To anyone inclined to help, please feel free to jack my avatar, and put a link to this thread in your signature. Stuff like that helps to get the word out, as it can be seen throughout all of your posts going back to the dawn of time.
Originally Posted by DecentLevi
The addition of speaker rooms is totally awesome! Because sometimes you gotta move around without headphones while listening, or share music with a group. Using studio monitors as a secondary reference while mastering is also a necessary evil. (not really evil tho).
Thanks, we hope it's a successful experiment. And yes, agreed, speakers are not evil.
Originally Posted by solitary man
Hopefully it won't be real bad as I am not paying a spendy entrance fee to stand and wait in a line for 2 hours or more just to see an amp or something.
What you're describing is Fujiya Avic, which is a different show entirely.
Originally Posted by UmustBKidn
Well so what if I register at the door and use my head-fi handle when I sign in ?
To make sure you show up, Ima need your firstborn as a deposit, so you can bet I'll want your name as well! For those not in on the joke, UmustBKidn has enthusiastically signed up for every meet we've ever done, but never shown up once. He is effectively our "unicorn" attendee.
Originally Posted by longbowbbs
Warren will make you give the Head-Fi gang sign!
And in case you're wondering, yes we really do flash it.
Originally Posted by AxelCloris
Two days isn't going to be enough...
No, but it's better than one day, which is what Ethan and I (stupidly) did last year for the SoCal meet.
Actually, let's think about this for a second. CanJam @ RMAF had 40 exhibitors in the RMEC and an additional 7-8 exhibitors in the Atrium. That show lasted three days, with each day spanning about 8 hours. So covering CanJam @ RMAF in totality requires that you visit 8 exhibitors per day, or one every hour. CanJam SoCal has 60+ exhibitors (so far) spread out over two days, which means that you'd need to spend no more than 16 minutes with each exhibitor to cover the whole thing.
Of course, you do understand what this means right? There's no way you can cover the whole thing - though we're all going to try I'm sure. But hey, that's kinda how we roll here in SoCal. If we only whelmed you, would y'all cry out as loudly for CanJam SoCal 2016 to be a week long and to coincide with spring break? I think not. Oh darn, did I just leak a spoiler?
Originally Posted by DecentLevi
Also, since it seems the event is filling up, would it be advisable / necessary for the member-showcases to reserve a spot at a table in advance - if you think there may not be enough room for us to set up our personal gear at the event? Thanks
Okay, since this has come up a few times, I might as well address it now.
As we have planned it all along, we are dedicating a decent portion of space to the member showcase. But even from the very start, we knew that there would be no way we could accommodate everyone. It's just not possible. The strength of the Head-Fi community overall, combined with the dedication of West Coast Head-Fiers in particular, is enough to book out an entire hotel with no exhibitors at all. In fact, we have already blown way past budget to secure more space, on two successive occasions, so that we could fit additional exhibitors without having to eat into free member space.
Anyway, because we knew that we could not accommodate everyone, we made the decision to have a curated Member Showcase showing some of the best, rarest, craziest, and best sounding rigs on the planet. An example of something like this would be @gilency's rig that I heard a couple of years back... or the wonderful work of Mr. Frank Cooter.
No offense to anyone that has the following rig, but it can't just be someone with an O2 and an M50. FWIW, I myself have an O2 and an M50, so I'm definitely not bagging on anyone. I'm just saying, it needs to be something remarkable to show to the world, and not necessarily something that is common enough to have been heard by many Head-Fiers already (or otherwise at the show via an exhibitor).
To that end, I have taken the liberty of making a list of members who have some very special rigs, and will be contacting them very soon to finalize arrangements. Based on their availability, we'll be releasing unclaimed space after they are sorted out.
Edited by warrenpchi - 2/2/15 at 11:41pm