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    Mego Meet 2019 Recap & Reflections

    So I was going to wait until tomorrow, but even though I will be off work, it will be a "normal" day where I may get involved with things and didn't want to lose track of any thoughts. Going to try and hit on a few things so this doesn't go too long. I will say while I looked forward to this as always the shine was off a little at the start simply because it's Father's Days weekend and my father just passed away a couple of weeks ago. So, it's still fresh. On that note being around friends and Mego fun eventually brought me around. Want to extend special thanks to all those who came up to my offer condolences and someone to talk to about it.

    Returning faces: It was great to see Dave McCormick, Jim Hampton, Paul Clare, Ed Nagy, Bryan Bossart, Chris Johnson back at the Meet and all at the same time. This was my 12th Mego Meet and these folks played a big part along making my early meets enjoyable.

    Old friends: In addition to returning faces, it's always great to see and talk to old friends like the Ligottis, Brian Heiler, Chad Gordy, Derek R, Scott A. Scott Pierce, John Farley, Ed "Sam Noir", Rob Turner, Austin Hough, Chuck Gregory, and Brue Hoyt. Anyone I missed please accept my apologies as I am very tired now.

    Steve Moore: The guy that makes this happen every year and gives us all something to look forward to. The work Steve does cannot be overstated or appreciated enough.

    The Mego Corp team: Great to hear everything Mego has planned, be so open to questions and suggestions and gives great previews of things to come

    The whole crew: Anyone I somehow missed. The Meet is a "bigger than the sum of its parts" deal. Which means even if I only talked to/connected with someone for a few minutes it made things that much better, in addition to everything I already mentioned.

    While I did not have any "special" pick up at the Meet and I scored something special on eBay that I was able to share with everyone. Which leads me to a couple of things. The first year I went to this show I marveled at some of the collections and figured I could only dream of a collection like that. 12 years later largely thanks to this community I have one of those collections. Having obtained most of my "good" pieces through other notable collectors makes it that much more special. That I'm not just building a collection but carrying a torch.Something I don't have with anything else I collect.

    I'll close with this (so much for not going long). I, unfortunately, spent Saturday with on/off stomach issues. While some rest and some over the counter medication helped, a huge part of why I was still able to participate Saturday was just how much this event means to me and spending time with everyone. Thanks to all who made this another great year and see you in 2020!
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    It was great to see you too. I wish I had more of a chance to visit with you.
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    I was stoked you were able to make it, and it was great chatting w/ you for a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boss View Post
    It was great to see you too. I wish I had more of a chance to visit with you.
    What he said Mike. It just goes by too fast once we get started. Maybe Mego Meet 20 can be that week long event that we all dream about. I'm sorry to hear you weren't feeling well.

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    Myself and my family had a great time! I still have trouble putting names and faces and avatars together. Maybe we could do a Mego Meet Roll Call or something at some point? I don't know. I didn't realize some of the folks in this thread were there, even though I may have talked to them. But that probably has more to do with my scrambled noggin than anything else.

    Great job to Steve, Brian, Robyn and whomever else worked to get this baby together. You guys did a fantastic job. And such a great and friendly atmosphere! Fantastic weekend.

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    ^Chris, I honestly didn't know you were there or I would have intro'd myself.

    Museum Roll Call in Onomatopoeia would be funny.

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    ^I didn't know you were there either. I rewrote my name on my sticker in blue sharpie, but it's still kind of hard to read.

    I would also suggest EVERYONE have name tags, even the dealers, since we're all fans/collectors, even if we have tables, etc.

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    It was good to see you again, sir. The Meet is here and gone too quickly for us all to see as much as we would like of each other.
    An old Irish Blessing - "May those who love us, love us; and if they do not love us, may God turn their hearts; and if He does not turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles, that we may know them by their limping"

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    Awesome Sentiments Mike!!!

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    Always great to see you mike!

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