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DEMA, NOV 8-11, 2006, Orlando


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#1 echeng

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:28 AM

Hey guys. Let's get a list of Wetpixelians (Wetpixelers?) who will be at DEMA. If you're going, and you aren't in the Industry group here, something's wrong. :blush: (this is important because we may end up discussion a few things in the industry-only area of Wetpixel)

I'll be there covering the show with Willy Volk (Divester), Norbert Wu (Loud Snoring Productions), Drew Wong (Video Bitch), Paul Ng and Lena Goh (Paul has reported on past shows).

If we've never seen you before, post a photo of yourself, or introduce yourself in the Introductions topic (top of this thread).

We're going to plan a meeting for drinks on the evening of the 9th or 10th. Wetpixel buys the first round! (more info as the date gets closer)
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#2 MikeVeitch

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 04:43 AM

my first round consists of 12 rum and cokes... for me alone..


will you pay the airfare from Yap?

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#3 debersole

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:10 AM

Mike:

I saw that Manta Ray Bay hotel and Yap Divers both have booths at the show. I thought you'd find a way to schmooze your way onto the plane and make it to Orlando! I could have helped out with one of your "rounds", but can't swing the airfare! :blush: Sorry you won't be there. I was hoping to FINALLY meet you!

And Eric -- of course I'll be there. Looking forward to dinner with you, Paul, & Lena as well as the manatee snorkelling!

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#4 MikeVeitch

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:19 AM

Doug.... ya, welll.... you can see some of my videos and such. Just talk to Bill about Texas and you can be family...


hahha

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 05:55 AM

I'll be joining the contingent from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, my non-diving husband will be accompaning me.

This will be my second DEMA, and I hope that it turns out better than my visit to Las Vegas last year. (I was robbed in the arrivals hall, the pick pocket got away with my credit cards, and I was travelling alone. Fortunately I had stashed some cash so I was not all together stuck!). Mind you the Hilton were not very helpful, and once I was finally able to check in to my pre-booked room, I was especially dissappointed with the 'This water has been placed in your room with the compliments of the Las Vegas Hilton' - great, open the bottle, take a large chug as super thirsty -'Your room will be charged US$4.00 for each bottle you use' - spit water across room in dis-belief.......checked out following day, went to Stardust instead!

Anyway, mines a large Bloody Mary, and I really look forward to having a function to go to this year!

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:38 AM

Lets get a hat passed around for the manta boy - it would be great to have him fall out the window...... Who knows what he could get up to in civilisation.

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 06:42 AM

Hi Eric,

I'll be there.. wandering aimlessly.

Cp B)

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 09:38 AM

Ultralight Control Systems will be there Booth # 1666 with Subal next to us.

Stop by and say hi if you have time

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#9 MikeVeitch

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

Lets get a hat passed around for the manta boy - it would be great to have him fall out the window...... Who knows what he could get up to in civilisation.



I thought that was your specialty :glare: :blush:

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 01:47 PM

Here's Peter himself... (a re-enactment, with ScubaZoo guys):

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Posted 20 September 2006 - 02:00 PM

Though not a member of the 'Industry' group. I get to go on my wifes business ticket -never know about the latest fashions in scuba gear.
Do I still get to have a drink with you guys? :blush:
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 04:43 AM

Well, I'm new to Wetpixel (this week). Just learning my way around here, and seeing what your all about. So far, I've been impressed with what I've seen and heard in this forum. Some highly knowledgable and helpful people around.

With that said, yes...I'll be at DEMA. If fact, both "Ellis Boys" will be there....wandering the isles :blush: (burp), meeting with firends :lol: (burp), and seeing if I can get my brother back into Seaworld. He was removed from the park last year. Seems he misunderstood the description of a "blow hole". Poor, poor Shamu!

Yeah, we'll be at DEMA.

Edited by h2opictures, 24 September 2006 - 02:13 PM.


#13 kathymm

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 06:41 AM

We're not members of the industry group either, but...

Randy and I will be at DEMA with a few other NCUPS members. I'm not sure what our booth number is, look for the UPS logo. We would love to have Wetpixel members come introduce themselves.

And we're in for a cocktail party also, last year's was great fun!

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 10:08 AM

Greetings!

My real name is Allan Jones, but I post under the name of Okuma!

I'll be in the ADVENTURE H2O booth in the Indonesia area.

WE run an up scale dive boat in the Banda Sea and Irian Jaya areas of Indonesia.

I extend an invitation to all to stop by and introduce ouyr selves.

Also, if you want to use our booth as a location to meet up with others, plaese do so

Since I'm posting from the remote wilds of Kailau-Kona, Hawaii, I can not provide you our booth number, but will do so at a later date!

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:27 AM

Greetings,

I will be at the Ikelite booth so stop by and say "Hi!"

I will also try and attend any cocktail party to perform my patented slow flash synch blurry shots depicting drunken debauchery and fun like last year :blush:

Hope to see old and new friends in Orlando!

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 12:22 PM

Does anyone here have some sort of wireless access card for the PC that I can borrow for the weekend? Looking for Cingular BroadbandConnect/EDGE or Verizon EVDO -- does anyone even know if these things work in Orlando? (or Borlando, as Drew calls it)...
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 03:07 PM

Ouch, that hurts, talking about my home town like that. I do not have a card but it's likely you can rent one. If you like I can make some local enquiries. Yes everything works here. :blush:
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#18 echeng

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 03:17 PM

It looks like Drew has just been roped into going to help cover video stuff, so you can accost him for dissin' your town when you see him there. :blush:
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 02:20 AM

I'll be there. As a photo nut, I'm sure I'll catch up with some of you at the various photo tables.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 12:42 PM

Will be there. Shall stop by a few booths to say hello.

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