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Andy Anderson

Announcing The 6Th Annual Virginia Mini On May 18

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The 6th Annual Virginia Mini will beld on Saturday, May 18, 2013.  Al Thompson has graciously offered to host the mini this year.  The location will be Glen Allen Baptist Church located at 3018 Mountain Road in Glen Allen, VA 23060.

 

The minis are an excellent opportunity to meet with other Christmas lighting entusiasts to share ideas, design plans, implementation, sequencing or just to meet others with the same goals in Christmas lighting displays.

 

Anyone who would be willing to talk for a few minutes on a display element they have made, disign tips, sequencing or anything else you would like to share with the group please let me or Al thompson know.

 

We will provide drinks.  Like last year we are asking everyone to bring along something for lunch and snacks to share with the group.

 

Further details will be announced later.  We will probably start with a meet and greet about 11;00 AM, with lunch at noon.  Then start the mini at 1 PM.

 

Al & I look forward to seeing everyone.

 

Andy Anderson

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Noel and I will be there from Fredericksburg. Thank you Al for finally bringing the mini to the Richmond area. We really  missed you at Franks last year. I'll be watching to see what kind of food ot bring. Happy New Year everyone and I'll see you in May.

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Paul & Noel,

Glad to see that you will be able to make the mini.   Looking forward to some of your delicious doughnuts.

 

Betsie,

Hope a ride works out so that you will be able to make the mini.

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Wow, getting started early this year! Lucy and I will probably be there, though this far out, we never know what might come up with kids school, etc. Looking forward to seeing everyone again.

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I just heard about this and would like to learn more.  I have been a light enthusiest for several years but have not made the jump into CCR or RGB yet and would really love too.  If someone could share some other pertinent info on how this works, what I should bring, cost, etc. I certainly would appreciate it.  Some of my display can be viewed here (http://www.youtube.com/user/sterns28) where I have originals and some modified sequences.  Thanks in advance. 

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sterns28

 

We are finalizing the details of the mini and will post when completed.  Cost will be minimal.  Bring something from your display that you would like to show off.  Our attendees range from novice to experienced decorators.  Some with static display and some with synchronized lights.  Looking forward to meeting you.

 

Andy

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If there is any interest, I can bring,set up, and give a show and tell of my two different type of non leaping archs. All I would need is a field and an extra set of hands for a few minutes since they are rather large.

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I hope to make it.  If any interest, I can bring a small 2801/2811/2812/GE Color Effect DMX pixel controller I designed/built, a low cost usb dongle, and the software I wrote for the Mac OSX to run and visualize a show (currently sequenced with LOR S3).  Just have to get up early enough to drive down from No Va, so probably wouldn't make the lunch.

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blndnwo2luv,

I will check with Al Thompson (he has arranged the facility) and see what is available for space. 

 

Charleskerr,

Come on down.  Depending on where you live in northern Virginia it is a straight shot down 95.  About an hour south of Fredericksburg and at north end of Richmond and bring your controller and related items.

 

Andy

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Al says we will have plenty of room inside and outside to setup things.  Al & Ester will be there early to help setup things.  I also plan to be there early.  Seeing how we will have plenty of room we would like to encourage everyone to bring plenty of things to show off.

If there is any interest, I can bring,set up, and give a show and tell of my two different type of non leaping archs. All I would need is a field and an extra set of hands for a few minutes since they are rather large.

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I wanted to let everyone know that I might not be able to make it. My father just got out of the hospital last night. He will be needing to have a valve replaced sometime in the next three weeks. Depending on how the surgery goes and when he comes home, I might be at home taking care of him.

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Hi All

 

I am new to this forum and thank the organizers for hosting such an event. RichF metioned to me that this is a good event so I plan to be there. :)

I think you will find the mini very informative and also have a chance to meet and get ideas from other decorators.  Looking forward to meeting you.

 

Andy

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Just a little under three weeks until the Virginia Mini on Saturday May 18.  We will start with an informal meet and greet at 11:00 AM.  If you want to get there earlier we will be starting setting up about 10. 

 

We will have lunch at 12:00.  Everyone should bring some food to share with the group.  We will provide drinks and paper goods.  We will start the mini at 1:00 PM with introductions of everyone.

 

We want to allow time for everone to introduce themselves and tell us about your favorite display element.  We want to give you a heads up so you can either bring the element or take pictures or video of it and describe the details of how you built it and how it works.  This could take some time but we will all learn so much more.  Anything from your display that you would like to share with the group.  Talk about why it is special to you, or why you made it, how you made it or anything you want to share about it.  There is always a story to tell.

 

The event will be held at Glenn Allen Baptist Church located at 3018 Mountain Road in Glenn Allen, VA, 23060.  Glenn Allen is located on the north side of Richmond.  There will be a nominal $5 charge per person to cover the building rental fee. 

 

The minis are an excellent opportunity to meet with other Christmas lighting enthusiasts to share ideas, design plans, implementation, sequencing or just to meet others with the same goals in Christmas lighting displays.

 

Al Thompson and I are looking forward to seeing everyone at the mini.

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