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I'd propose we meet at 7PM at the Wine Bar inside the Intercontinental: http://www.melbourne.intercontinental.com/dining/bluestone-wine-lounge/   As mentioned, we'll head somewhere from there.

I'm hoping to make it, looking fine at this stage! 

How about a "pin a tail on a mod" booth or some similar attraction? Revenue to go to help support SNA.     Like the idea of a SNA dinner.

Sydney's loss, Melbournes gain.

They mention the huge attendance, probably the deciding factor. Look I am personally pleased that they are holding it back in Melbourne but to be honest I am rteally pleased that it is viable and they are holding it again.

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Sydney's loss, Melbournes gain.

They mention the huge attendance, probably the deciding factor. Look I am personally pleased that they are holding it back in Melbourne but to be honest I am rteally pleased that it is viable and they are holding it again.

 

I'm just pleased I get an excuse for a weekend away.

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I love the venue but found its layout very confusing.

Would much rather see it held elsewhere.

You wanted thoughts, that's mine.

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Woo hoo, I'm definitely going to this and I'll make sure I'm completely skint and the plastic is maxxed out so I can just enjoy the show without the temptation.

What could be simpler eh.

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I don't get the lure of audio shows in this day where we have the internet.

 

Bad acoustics of the rooms mean that you are not hearing the equipment at it's best.

 

If the reason is to meet up with buddies on the forum or perhaps snagging a bargain at the end of the show, then I understand.

Otherwise, why waste the money and time attending something that the internet or your local hi-fi store will give you? i.e. information.

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Shannon, make the effort and come down and come and socialise with some of the SNA'ers in Bleak City, wonderful folk all of them and I'll let you chew my ear off about Apogee's OK and it's your shout at the best Little Bourke St yum cha :)

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Shannon, make the effort and come down and come and socialise with some of the SNA'ers in Bleak City, wonderful folk all of them and I'll let you chew my ear off about Apogee's OK and it's your shout at the best Little Bourke St yum cha :)

 

 

Haha - you might rue the day you suggested that. :P

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Haha - you might rue the day you suggested that. :P

Haha...

 

We'll see when it gets a bit closer. Drive that car of yours down and take us for a spin.

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Woo hoo, I'm definitely going to this and I'll make sure I'm completely skint and the plastic is maxxed out so I can just enjoy the show without the temptation.

What could be simpler eh.

 

OK you knuckle dragger...I have just checked the dates...I am in...time to start making plans...though I do have to go to the Land of the Long White Cloud for a wedding but I think that is in September...will check with the other half tonight...Rob

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I don't get the lure of audio shows in this day where we have the internet.

 

Bad acoustics of the rooms mean that you are not hearing the equipment at it's best.

 

If the reason is to meet up with buddies on the forum or perhaps snagging a bargain at the end of the show, then I understand.

Otherwise, why waste the money and time attending something that the internet or your local hi-fi store will give you? i.e. information.

You are missing the whole point of the show.

So what about car shows? The cars sit on display, they don't go anywhere, they don't start them an you can't drive them.

I suppose they are a waste of Money too?

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OK you knuckle dragger...I have just checked the dates...I am in...time to start making plans...though I do have to go to the Land of the Long White Cloud for a wedding but I think that is in September...will check with the other half tonight...Rob

 

Yup me too, at this early stage I'm allowed as long as I stop buying stuff.

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You are missing the whole point of the show.

So what about car shows? The cars sit on display, they don't go anywhere, they don't start them an you can't drive them.

I suppose they are a waste of Money too?

 

Yup - I don't go to those anymore nor see the point of them too. I've been to both types of shows before and have not found them worth the trouble or money.

 

Perhaps if the shows were the CES and Tokyo Motor shows, it might change my mind about them. 

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Yup - I don't go to those anymore nor see the point of them too. I've been to both types of shows before and have not found them worth the trouble or money.

 

Perhaps if the shows were the CES and Tokyo Motor shows, it might change my mind about them. 

It sounds like you have made up your mind that that you think they are a waste of time and money. Each to their own.

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It sounds like you have made up your mind that that you think they are a waste of time and money. Each to their own.

 

I've been to quite a few of both types. One of them was even the Bangkok High End show that I happen to stumble upon. Haven't been to a car show since 2000.

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Recommendations for dining if attending,

The guy grossi bistro attached to the hotel is very good and the pear tart is to die for on Thursday night, Friday evening would see movida aqua work well and vie bistro for Saturday dining is delightful if not "not cheap". Sunday after packing would see the wine bar next to the European come in handy. Hints and tips for future exhibitors can be coerced via PM.

Regards, g.

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I love the venue but found its layout very confusing.

Would much rather see it held elsewhere.

You wanted thoughts, that's mine.

 

yeah nice venue, but I did find the layout confusing too. am not sure I even got around to everything ! maybe they needed to upgrade the signage or something, but apart from the initial bit where registered it was pretty vague from then on where everything was....lost amongst the hotel rooms.

 

I did like the idea of the show too. theres a lot of stuff I saw there, wouldn't set eyes on or experience otherwise. the seminars as well a very good thing. I hope they continue on with those.

 

good to see returning to melbourne :)

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Recommendations for dining if attending,

The guy grossi bistro attached to the hotel is very good and the pear tart is to die for on Thursday night, Friday evening would see movida aqua work well and vie bistro for Saturday dining is delightful if not "not cheap". Sunday after packing would see the wine bar next to the European come in handy. Hints and tips for future exhibitors can be coerced via PM.

Regards, g.

Whenever i'm in Melbourne i walk up to Brunswick Street to Nyala, an African restaurant. Superb food. In fact i find any reason possible for visiting Melbourne just to have a meal there.

 

http://nyala.com.au/

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Does anyone know attendance figures from last year vs this year? I felt that Sydney had twice the traffic on the weekend...

 

Apparently Sydney is slated for 2015.

No idea of the numbers but my impression was there were less people at the Sydney event. I went on the Saturday in Sydney and thought it was a dissapointing turn out.

I thought the venu was quite good as the rooms were of a decent size and the location is good for public transport. That matters more than the layout which was a bit confusing but not enough to kill the event for me. If you want confusing try going to CES in Vegas. The only thing I thought was needed was a bathroom on each floor (so you didn't have to race back to the basement floor).

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I suspect the show gets better support / participation from vendors and industry in Melbourne, and that would be the deciding factor. Most I have spoken to also mentioned that Sydney "appeared" to have greater foot traffic, but that's difficult to really know without audited, published attendance figures (which I wouldn't expect).

 

We will of course be there, but with a completely different approach this time, and a focus being on a social hub for our members to meet up at, chat and hang out at.
We'll also propose a StereoNET dinner on the Thursday night or Saturday nights.

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I suspect the show gets better support / participation from vendors and industry in Melbourne, and that would be the deciding factor. Most I have spoken to also mentioned that Sydney "appeared" to have greater foot traffic, but that's difficult to really know without audited, published attendance figures (which I wouldn't expect).

 

We will of course be there, but with a completely different approach this time, and a focus being on a social hub for our members to meet up at, chat and hang out at.

We'll also propose a StereoNET dinner on the Thursday night or Saturday nights.

You need an SNA lounge (coffee and some refreshments) with an SNA members system set up for everyone to hang crap on, I mean appreciate and enjoy a bit of music. Some touch screens(breakout areas) for members to post reflections/comments and new members to join and have a go introducing themselves.

How about 'meet the mod' a bit of chance to get to know the people behind the scenes and opportunity to understand some of SNA policies.

And, how about a silent auction in the classifieds - a prize can be donated and people bid with proceeds going to SNA.

Lastly, door prize drawn post show - entrants are anyone who posted on SNA during the hours of the show in a show thread which can include any new members.

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Most I have spoken to also mentioned that Sydney "appeared" to have greater foot traffic, but that's difficult to really know without audited, published attendance figures (which I wouldn't expect).

 

We will of course be there, but with a completely different approach this time, and a focus being on a social hub for our members to meet up at, chat and hang out at.

We'll also propose a StereoNET dinner on the Thursday night or Saturday nights.

 

As a paying exhibitor I would expect to be told attendance numbers...in fact would make that a condition of exhibiting. It is vitally important data for cost justification.

 

Social HUB is a great idea but it needs to be in a public place so that non members have the opportunity to see the benefits that members get...sign non members up there & then (the cost of entry so to speak)...it will also be an excellent way to expand the membership base & in doing so increase the value of your web site...SNA Dinner is an excellent way to bring the "SNA Community" together in the one place at the one time & also the perfect opportunity for SNA Sponsers/Advertisers to network with members...Rob

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I suspect the show gets better support / participation from vendors and industry in Melbourne, and that would be the deciding factor. Most I have spoken to also mentioned that Sydney "appeared" to have greater foot traffic, but that's difficult to really know without audited, published attendance figures (which I wouldn't expect).

 

We will of course be there, but with a completely different approach this time, and a focus being on a social hub for our members to meet up at, chat and hang out at.

We'll also propose a StereoNET dinner on the Thursday night or Saturday nights.

 

How about a "pin a tail on a mod" booth or some similar attraction? Revenue to go to help support SNA.

 

:)

 

Like the idea of a SNA dinner.

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How about a "pin a tail on a mod" booth or some similar attraction? Revenue to go to help support SNA.

 

:)

 

Like the idea of a SNA dinner.

 

Might or might not work depending on the sizes of their derrière and whether they will be tethered down for the attraction.

Use of air rifles might be a better idea than using a pin if they are moving targets.  :)

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How about a "pin a tail on a mod" booth or some similar attraction? Revenue to go to help support SNA.

 

:)

 

Like the idea of a SNA dinner.

Any particular mod in mind :cool:

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Jakes used to helicopters, so let him hang a hundred metres below one and we'll use bespoke designed blow-guns with poison tipped LOMC's and aim when the pilot does the low sweeps over the Melb address with Jake trailing an enormous SNA flag from one foot advertising our presence at the do. :cool:

 

It'd be fun wouldn't it, all the digital guys would be like: WTF? What's a lom-c, you put it on the end of your what? You want us to shoot it? Can't we stream it to Jake? And of course they'd wander off in different directions promising a solution to the streaming problems associated with a a guy hanging from a helicopter.

 

Get a NAS attached to a WDLive running through a popcorn hour and multiple soundcards with a mobo to die for...

 

Umm you put the sharp bit in this tube...aim...blow...simple. :lol:

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Jakes used to helicopters, so let him hang a hundred metres below one and we'll use bespoke designed blow-guns with poison tipped LOMC's and aim when the pilot does the low sweeps over the Melb address with Jake trailing an enormous SNA flag from one foot advertising our presence at the do. :cool:

 

It'd be fun wouldn't it, all the digital guys would be like: WTF? What's a lom-c, you put it on the end of your what? You want us to shoot it? Can't we stream it to Jake? And of course they'd wander off in different directions promising a solution to the streaming problems associated with a a guy hanging from a helicopter.

 

Get a NAS attached to a WDLive running through a popcorn hour and multiple soundcards with a mobo to die for...

 

Umm you put the sharp bit in this tube...aim...blow...simple. :lol:

 

300B or 211 tube.  :lol:

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300B or 211 tube.  :lol:

 

He he...I reckon you could load a 300B with multiple shot, all those stylus's adorning the old AWA or HMV 50's early 60's cabinets with a roll back top and a humongous chunk of Bakelite with a stylus that'd to a Japanese whaler proud.

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Just a rude question? We are in Melb for the hifi show .Does anyone know what time it finishes on friday night as its the only time We can get there?

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