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    Mego Meet musings

    Wins

    Friends old & new
    Doc Mego's presentation- err, what presentation?
    The growing presence of the next generation

    Losses

    Missing friends
    Hoss's


    This was a weird year for me. As others have mentioned I had to disappear for a few hours Friday to attend my daughter's graduation. The other festivities surrounding that are later this month, which luckily allowed me to return. It was nice to see everyone again, or for the first time, and I enjoyed the great conversation and great deals. Doc's revelations were worth the wait, and it was really satisfying to see the next generation of Mego fans making their presence known in the customs contest.

    The absence of DaveMc, John, the Earth2 clan, Jason, DaveL, Art, Rose, Amy & Nate, etc did take a little of the shine off. The Sunday dinner at Hoss's was everything I hoped it wouldn't be and less. We've had such good Thursday experiences over the years that it's a real shame our last go-round wasn't better. I made the registration for 60, and we got tables for 80 and enough waitresses for 20. Orders were botched, food was overcooked, and everything took FOREVER. If they'd just have been mean, they could have matched Undo's twit for tat.

    "Funniest line" award goes to Derek Richardson. In the middle of the customs auction I noticed Derek and Ron at the back of the room laughing hysterically. Apparently Derek shared with Ron that, "Those are the three ugliest spokesmodels I've ever seen." He did clarify that I was the least ugly, which is something no one can ever take from me.


    Many thanks are in order: Thanks to Chris Johnson for carrying the Mego Suite torch. Doc Mego generously donated to the customs contest, as did Derek Richardson. Bryan 'Boss' Bossart put together a great presentation on the sometimes tragic process of licensing. Several of you assisted with set-up, tear-down, and clean-up. Special thanks to Random Axe and Megospidey for managing the customs contest; Mr. Pierce double-dipped with Paul Clare and kept the Mego races alive too. Welcome to new dealers Corey and Chris. Thanks to the Castaway guys, ScottA, and Derek for the loaner items for the ReMego display. A huge thanks to all who donated items and/or bid in the auction. A galactic thanks to Chris Noon for navigating the logistical nightmare that is Kruger St. and steering the auction to new heights.

    A personal note of gratitude to Jim Hampton. I have remarked to Jim more than once that my favorite custom is the LED stealth Iron Man that he made. I'll be damned if he didn't walk up to me in the Mego Suite and present it to me. I was blown away by the gesture as much as I was when I first saw the figure. As Chuck would say, "Thanks Jimmie." Means a lot.

    Steve
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    Every year I meet more museum members. This was my 3rd year attending and each year gets better. I wish I could have caught Doc's presentation (if there were a presentation).

    Sadly I was there when he was giving the presentation but I believe Chad and I were talking at the time. Maybe next year I will make it there in time for the other festivities. It was good seeing you again Steve. Thanks for doing all that you do to keep this museum chugging along.
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    I'm sorry I missed out again this year. I keep saying "next year"...but this year Disney called. I just couldn't drive five more hours after hauling 30 plus the previous week!!!

    But it's nice to be missed. I think we need another Cinci gathering!!!

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earth 2 Chris View Post
    I think we need another Cinci gathering!!!

    Chris


    How about July? We can do the same place here or maybe another one, though this one is free and fairly equidistant to many. I had a freakin blast the last one, so let's do it again. Anyone interested in this shoot me a PM so I can guage interest and plan accordingly.
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    See... This is what I was missing in here ^^^ =D

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    i miss your scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by palitoy View Post
    i miss your scent.
    B.O. and Mountain Drops with a hint of Molson? I miss your 'I just drove 19 hrs with Ed Leung and Mr. Rovernaut' aura. 362 days and counting..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothiro View Post
    See... This is what I was missing in here ^^^ =D
    There was some speculation that a Robert Martin was coming. Personally, I was anxious to see what he would bring, as were others. 2013 perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Random Axe View Post
    How about July? We can do the same place here or maybe another one, though this one is free and fairly equidistant to many. I had a freakin blast the last one, so let's do it again. Anyone interested in this shoot me a PM so I can guage interest and plan accordingly.
    I would love to attend, I just have my summer pretty locked up with other commitments. How about September? If not, I totally understand....just letting you know my availability.

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    Steve, it was my pleasure sir . . . . I appreciate all you do for the group!
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