The Official "Hey I'm at TONMOCON V" Thread

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Well I'm not there yet, but 30k in the air... Pics and stories here in this thread please! :smile: :octopus:
     
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    I'm staying in the Tenderloin, I'll be in Haight-Ashbury and the Golden Gate park today. My number is 331 223 5625 if anyone wants to meet up. Otherwise, see you all tonight!
     
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    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    BART is on strike- take MUNI (which is more convenient to the Cal Acad anyway). Looking forward to the meet and greet! Safe travels everyone!
     
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    I work at the Aquarium of the Bay - come on by today or Sunday - we're open until 8pm! Also you can sign up for a Behind the Scenes tour and see how we care for our collection. Just a shameless plug if you're looking for something to do! Otherwise I'll see you all tomorrow :)
     
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    Wasn't able to make it to the meet up tonight. :-( The person I'm staying with was a little too busy to take me out there, I guess it's sort of far away. However, I've been in San Fran since Tuesday and I did stop by the gift shop and Aquarium of the Bay, but again, I didn't have enough time to visit! It's awesome not having to pay for a hotel while I'm out here, but since my gracious host has a job and his own schedule, not everything I've wanted to do has worked out. But he has driven my boyfriend and I around to a lot of places! Saw Chinatown, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Mission District, explored Potrero Hill (where I'm staying), and Pier 39...which BTW has a LOT of octopus items for sale in the various shops there! I got a lot more to add to my collection! Go check it out!

    See everyone tomorrow morning!
     
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    Also if anyone needs a way to get around, especially with BART on strike, you can download the "Lyft" app...which is like a community taxi service. Great and reputable service...that's how I'm getting to the CAS tomorrow!
     
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    Ok! The collections tour was amazing! So glad we had a chance to do that! Tony, please thank the staff profusely for us! :)
     
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    I hope you all have a blast! Lots of pictures please!:cheers:
     
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    Awaiting the start, and magically upside down due to the magic of Apple products.
     
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    I made it!! Yay!
     
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    Can I just tell you how jealous I am??? Just got back from Rochester, New York, would rather be with all of you...
     
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    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Well that was fun yesterday! Good times.
    One downside to helping run the event - not enough time to just talk with people between presentations and then too wiped out to hang after. Great to see everyone!
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    That was awesome! One more treat to go... Behind the scenes at CAS hosted by Rich. I didn't know it would be such a hassle to manage photos on the road but will post more when home. Meanwhile a few photos have been put up on Facebook. Others, please do keep posting!
     
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    Sounds like you all had a blast!
     
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    This is Erik from SF, it was great fun meeting all of you. Talks were excellent and entertaining. Thanks Tony for making it happen so enjoyably!
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Congrats again Jean! Will erect a thread on that soon. Erik, was great to meet you, thanks for coming out!
     
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    Great time as always!! Awesome talks and fun times! Only about 730 more days until the next one......

    Greg
     
  18. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Greg -- as I told you and a few other folks, your presentations get exponentially better with every TONMOCON, and the first one was awesome. Really glad we have you as part of our community.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Some pics...
     
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    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    So much fun! It was so great to finally put faces to names, and hear what people have been seeing lately!
     
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