Hey gang, As you might recall, a few of us were talking back in Jan/Feb this year about putting together a software collector's expo ("VCGC", formerly "SCExpo") featuring classic authors as guest speakers, and vendors who specifically deal in the vintage games we collect.
But we've run into a couple of snags. The first is contacting authors to invite them. We have a professional graphic designer on board who's designed some really nice print invitations, and we'd like to mail them to the authors' physical addresses instead of just an e-mail. Cuz that'd be neater. We had someone on this list who initially expressed an interest in providing us with addresses, but I'm told he hasn't yet done so. At this point we really need to get a guest list nailed down soon so we can start PR for the show, so if anyone has physical (not just e-mail) contact info for any of these people, please let us know: Mike Abbot Joel Billings Marc Blank Chris Crawford John Freeman Richard Garriott Andrew Greenberg Tom Hall Dave Lebling Jordan Mechner Steve Meretzky Alan Pavlish Stuart Smith Anne Westfall Ken and Roberta Williams Robert Woodhead Don Woods Don Worth Before you ask, no, we're not planning to invite everyone above, just a few out of the ones we're able to contact. (We do have a preferred-guest list but I'll refrain from posting it here to avoid bad feelings about favoritism.) Just a reminder, please e-mail privately if you have someone's address... please don't post it here in public. Never know who may be lurking, and I'm sure our favorite authors don't want to be stalked. Please cc: myself, Howard Feldman, and Hugh Falk so we all get the same information. If you know your author would prefer not to have his address revealed to anyone else, please let us know that and we'll use you as a go-between for getting the invite to them. Second concern is cost. Right now with our current budget the admission price we're looking at (balanced between keeping it halfway affordable and making enough profit to be worthwhile) is $49.95 for a weekend pass. That's in addition to the normal travel expenses, airfare and hotel room. I'd appreciate any comments on that: Is it more than you'd want to pay for an event like this? Enough that it would discourage you from attenting? Do you have family members who would tag along if we offerred a family package price instead of making everyone pay individually? And, ignoring price for a moment, would you actually be interested in coming to this show? The other thing we were hoping to do is recruit some venture capital. It looks like this is going to cost us several thousand dollars up front (for showroom rental, possibly hotel bookings, etc) and spreading it out means it's less painful on everyone. In return for your generosity you'd be sharing in the profits from the show (if any) based on your level of contribution. The full budget details will be provided to people who are serious about investing. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- This message was sent to you because you are currently subscribed to the swcollect mailing list. To unsubscribe, send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of 'unsubscribe swcollect' Archives are available at: http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED]/