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Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:41 pm  

Eddie of Gambler's Warehouse and I have started talking about putting together a meeting for collectors some time in the near future for playing card collectors near GW's Dallas/Ft Worth/Grand Prarie Texas location with a sort of buy/sell/swap/auction type theme and tours of the Gambler's Warehouse sales and fulfillment centers and likely the same for the Cartimundi facility not far (20 miles?) away. Eddie's facilities include Heidelberg presses, the same equipment Expert/Legends uses for production of their cards, as well as the custom card division of USPCC. It's a great place to visit if you've never been there, and there's always something happening in the Dallas/Ft Worth area! If we plan it just right, we might be able to get together when some good band was playing in the area - just thinking out loud at this point.

I'm trying to get a feel for just how many members would be interested in doing something like this. We might be too late to pull it together for this year, although if we shoot for September, it might be possible. Worst case we would put together a 'dance card' for members and significant others that choose to come along - those that might not have visited the Dallas/Ft Worth area before.

I know the first thing that's going to come to mind for some people is that we might be in competition with the 52+Joker convention, but that's not our intent at all, it's aimed at the younger crowd of people that are more interested in contemporary cards than in the vintage/antique card collecting that has always been the focus of 52+J.

There are a lot of questions without answers right now, but I'm just trying to get a feel for interest at this point, understanding that such a thing might not be practical for our overseas membership, but if we can pull it off and make it an annual (or perhaps bi-annual) event with dates known well in advance, perhaps in the future?
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby 4.of.Clubs » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:07 pm  

I'll be there if we do this.


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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:52 pm  

I'll be there too. Eddie owes me a tour. :)
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby RickardSmith » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:30 pm  

Live in Dallas - I'll be there if it fits into my schedule
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:54 pm  

Oh man, I would so be there if I wasn't half a world away :cry:
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:10 pm  

PrincessTrouble wrote:I'll be there too. Eddie owes me a tour. :)

Me, too, PT! We're looking into finding a place within reason close to AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium, far enough in advance to make a Cowboy's game one Sunday. There's a lot to do in Dallas, as I noted.

MagikFingerz wrote:Oh man, I would so be there if I wasn't half a world away :cry:

So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there? (I know, haven't even approached them yet, we're truly on "Day 1" planning right now). Jackson's not that far away, and I feel sure I could get Paul out of Florida, probably Lance Miller out of Virginia and maybe others. We're thinking 30-50 people, but - hard to know exactly until we have a definite schedule.
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby vasta41 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:21 pm  

Would be nice to bring RJ back from the dead!
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby 4.of.Clubs » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:22 pm  

Mike Ratledge wrote:We're looking into finding a place within reason close to AT&T (Cowboy) Stadium, far enough in advance to make a Cowboy's game one Sunday. There's a lot to do in Dallas, as I noted.


Yeah, will need to plan stuff in Dallas because there is really nothing around GW, it's all just warehouse and businesses around. :lol:


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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Gamblers Warehouse » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:37 pm  

Dallas is like 20 minutes drive from Gamblers...
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Cbkimble » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:50 pm  

would definitely like to attend but it depends on the dates.
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:50 pm  

Mike Ratledge wrote:So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there?

I don't think you can afford to "manage to get" ME there :lol:

Neither can I...
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby th4mo » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:48 pm  

MagikFingerz wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote:So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there?

I don't think you can afford to "manage to get" ME there :lol:

Neither can I...


Maybe you guys can carpool...? :ugthink:
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby volantangel » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:34 am  

th4mo wrote:
MagikFingerz wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote:So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there?

I don't think you can afford to "manage to get" ME there :lol:

Neither can I...


Maybe you guys can carpool...? :ugthink:


Maybe mike can charter us a flight ?
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:56 am  

volantangel wrote:
th4mo wrote:
MagikFingerz wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote:So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there?

I don't think you can afford to "manage to get" ME there :lol:

Neither can I...


Maybe you guys can carpool...? :ugthink:


Maybe mike can charter us a flight ?

Ahahahahahaha! Eddie?
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:33 am  

Sounds great. And I would love to catch a Cowboys game.
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Gamblers Warehouse » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:25 pm  

Bryan from Lux Playing Cards would also join us..
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:00 am  

volantangel wrote:
th4mo wrote:
MagikFingerz wrote:
Mike Ratledge wrote:So, if I managed to get Lotrek, Lorenzo, Giovanni and a few others there?

I don't think you can afford to "manage to get" ME there :lol:

Neither can I...


Maybe you guys can carpool...? :ugthink:


Maybe mike can charter us a flight ?



I could borrow a Kayak... how wide can the Atlantic be?
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:19 pm  

montecarlojoe wrote:I could borrow a Kayak... how wide can the Atlantic be?

I thought you might come on the corporate jet with Tom.

Seriously, I know that it can't be convenient for overseas members. We're not trying to be exclusionary, but I suppose it's mainly for those of us on this side of the big pond.

Maybe y'all can hitch a ride with Lorenzo?
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby DukeBoy » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:49 pm  

sounds interesting
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Re: Interested getting together in Grand Prarie TX for membe

Unread postby PrincessTrouble » Fri May 06, 2016 1:39 pm  

Is this happening, Mike?
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