Edited by Texas gramma, 28 January 2010 - 11:57 AM.
Update on GALS Server Fee funding drive: we are still about $700 short.
Thank you to those who have been able to contribute. No amount is 'too small' to help!
What IS Vegas? What EXACTLY do you DO?
Posted 28 January 2010 - 10:00 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:24 AM
Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:59 PM
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Posted 28 January 2010 - 04:30 PM
Here's a link to our Virtual Con from 2009! Just click on the link and you'll see some of the threads that we had going. Our wonderful admin Barb (becozy) did a fabulous keeping it fun for all of those that weren't able to attend. And I see, just as I'm posting this, that she is sending you some info on it!
My first experience with the convention was back in 2006. When I stepped off the plane in Vegas, I was so tempted to turn right around and get back on a return flight. I couldn't believe I was heading off to spend a few days with women that I'd never met. It was completely out of character for me. But I took a deep breath, grabbed a shuttle bus and headed to the hotel. After a few minutes of panic when I realized I barely knew anybody's name and couldn't figure out where anyone was or how to find them, I picked up the phone and called the only person whose name I could find at the moment. It was our darling Aussie, Cat. (Terrys Witch) Long story short, she directed me out to the pool where Football Princess (Pam) was sunning herself. One big ol' hug later, I knew I'd made the right choice. From that point on, I continued to meet up with folks that up until that point, had only been a screenname. The squeals and hugs continued throughout the whole weekend. I think I talked myself hoarse! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard nor had so much fun in my entire life. It was the first time in ages that I was just "Jill." I could just be "me" and didn't have to be worried about another person. I sure didn't have to explain my "obsession" with Gerry Butler!
I learned that weekend that all I had to do was walk up to someone and introduce myself. That was all it took. Wherever I went, it didn't matter if I had plans with someone or not. If you saw a group of women sitting around laughing, chances were pretty good it was some GALS and they were more than happy to scooch over and pull up another chair. And that was just during the non-convention time. During the planned events, it was the same way. From the siggie workshop that nearly resulted in Spot and I getting sent to the back of the class (sorry, Bethy ) to the fabulous dinners, it was a blast from start to finish. The only warning I would give you is to prepare yourself for what has come to be known as the Post-Vegas Blues. I was a bit of an emotional wreck for a few days after getting home, but that was only because it had been so much fun and I wasn't quite ready to let go. The only cure for them, btw, is to sign up to go the following year.
As I was leaving the hotel to head for home, a gentleman in the elevator noticed my convention t-shirt and asked me what it was all about since it sounded like we were having so much fun. He even wondered if it was a reunion of old friends. I gave him a brief synoposis and he chuckled saying that he had enjoyed hearing all the laughter. He couldn't really believe that we had all just met but he enjoyed hearing folks having so much fun. That conversataion warmed my heart all the way home.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:57 AM
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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:00 PM
My Fiance and I are thinking about going this year, however we are a bit hesitant. He's not sure we should spend that kind of money and Gerry wont even be there. I told him it's about going to VEGAS and meeting new friends! Is there still time to register?
Plenty of time to register!
We'd love to have the two of you come! It's loads of fun! So many people to meet and put faces to.
Las Vegas in it's self is a great place to visit. Along with the convention it makes double the fun!
Here's a link to the Registration Page.
If you're on the fence, don't be! You won't regret a minute of it!
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