anything in northern california coming up?

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  1. Keith

    Keith Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    hey i was just seein if anyone knows of anything comin up in northern california any time soon. im kinda new to this and i just thought itd be cool to attend one.
     
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    I think we should be able to muster up a nanocon near San Fran before winter is once more upon us... I am aiming at a September schedule, myself.
     
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    that'd be awesome
     
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    where do you guys hold these cons? is it something that'd be big enough for like a pavillion? i have no idea how many people attend these things
     
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    I am guessing this will be small. :D

    Keith, you can stop by anytime if you like, I am in Alameda.

    Ob, if you schedule for the last part of September, I can prolly take you to the new Steinhart Aquarium with its GPO and 200,000 gallon reef tank.
     
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    sweeeet. alameda is less than an hour away from me, ill definately take you up on that some time. is steinhart the one with the big white columns in front that used to have the alligator pit?
     
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    Steinhart Aquarium

    Is this the one located near "The Wharf"?? I've only visited San Fran and went to one and it was only so so. I was wondering if this was a different aquarium??
     
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    The Aquarium of the Bay is located at the wharf, the new Steinhart is part of the California Academy of Sciences and is in the process of migrating back to the Golden Gate Park after 4 years downtown while the new facility was being built.

    Here is a pic I took of the new reef tank a couple months ago:
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    The new facility is simply incredible. :D

    For more info:
    http://calacademy.org/
     
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    I have heard of this now that I think of it. I'll have to have my sister check it out. She lives in SF.
     
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    wow. that looks awesome! definately not the one i was thinkin of. the one with the gator pit isnt bad, but it sure doesnt look that nice
     
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    That is the one with the gator pit...they just spent 4 years rebuilding it.
     
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    damn. it has been a LONG time since ive been there. a 4 year renovation? sounds like they did a lot!
     
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    that gator pit was awesome. and when i was like 10 i freakin loved to press the button and make the recording start talking about "the jackass penguin". good times.
     
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    Thales,
    Is this where you have been doing some consulting?
     
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    I am actually working there, at least until the end of September. :grin: Mostly at the facility they are moving from.
     
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    thats hella cool. that place is awesome.
     
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    any updates on a september nanocon?
     
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    I'm in Menlo Park for this week, helping my dad recover from surgery, but he's doing well enough that I can take off for most of the day, so I'm thinking of day trips to Monterey, SF, or Berzerkeley... anyone feel like getting together for a bit?

    I'd love to visit labs (e.g. UCB, MBARI, Hopkins) if that's not an imposition, and seeing Thales' or Paradox' cephs would be fun... or, just the usual "have a beer" or "go to the Monterey Aquarium / Steinhart" would be fun.

    I'm guessing Thales won't be back from his envy-inspiring dive trip, though...

    Otherwise, anyone up for some sort of nanocon?
     
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    if im not workin im down to go check out steinhart if its open already
     

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