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Re: [vox] Further LUGOD sponsorship of Atari Party 2010?



Hello Bill,

The more I learn of this, the more I'm in favor of this.

As long as LUGOD's money isn't mixed in, I don't any problem.  If you
make money, you should keep it and create a Bay Area Atari user group
or make the Atari party a yearly convention.  Anime clubs do this all
the time.  College clubs hold a one day free event, then charge a few
bucks the next year.  In a surprisingly small amount of time, these
become one thousand plus conventions with self sustaining revenue.

BTW, there is almost no audio on this:

http://blip.tv/file/get/RobertBernardo-AtariParty2009WithPaulCubbageBillKendrick567.wmv

Nice to see Mr Cubbage!

A new one is coming out called Pandora.  The specs look good.

How much battery life is needed for a hand held gaming / entertainment
device?  Pandora has half of what the Nintendo Dsi has.

Regards,
Michael Cheselka
650-488-4820




On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:03, Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 08:16:05AM -0800, Michael Cheselka wrote:
>> Hello Bill,
>>
>> OK, I just read through all my old emails and see that this is a
>> repeat of last year.
>
> Ok, hopefully you re-read my post from last night and saw the part where
> I answered the questions from your first reply to it... but just in case:
>
>
>  On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 07:58, Michael Cheselka <cheselka@gmail.com> wrote:
>  > Am I understanding, the Atari people want LUGOD to pay $600 and one of
>  > the benifits is "free advertising"?
>
> No.  This event will fund itself.  Any residual contributions
> would go to LUGOD.  (e.g., if it costs, say, $654 to rent the venue, and
> people/companies donate $700 towards renting a venue, LUGOD keeps the
> differnece ($46)).
>
>
>  > Are the Atari people not able to sponsor their own event?  If they
>  > can, then why do they need LUGOD?
>
> The benefit I'd get from LUGOD's involvement is a group with 501(c) status.
> This would cut the City of Davis rental rate to be cut in half.
>
>
>  > Why don't you form a AUGOD?
>
> Well considering many of the people actually involved are coming from
> great distances (almost all of the volunteers bringing equipment
> are from the Bay Area; a couple are from Davis/Sac), that would be
> a lot of effort to put into forming a group that holds one event
> a year, and has 2 or 3 local members. :)
>
> I seriously doubt I could get 501(c) status for such a group, and
> esp. not quickly enough to be able to call the City of Davis any time
> soon about renting a venue. :)
>
>  > LUGOD is still lending the projector and still gets free advertising.
>
> Heh! Good point. :)
>
> Still... having an umbrella group like LUGOD accept the funds would also
> have two other benefits:
>
> (1) it'll probably be a lot easier to convince people/companies to
>    donate to the event if they knew any extra would benefit a non-profit
>    club, and not just sit in my pocket.
>
> (2) I'm not receiving the money directly, so I worry less about taxes;
>
>
> Now, I still have at least two other choices:
>
> * See if a UC Davis student group wants to be the umbrella org. for
>  the event -- e.g., the CS Club at UC Davis.  It looks like they're
>  active (sorry to sound surprised; so often they have not been),
>  so if LUGOD seems against it, I'll try them next.
>
> * Find a different venue.
>
>  I already looked at the IOOF Lodge downtown, but (1) it looks like
>  it's just as expensive as the City of Davis resident rate
>  (again, 2x what it'd cost if I had help from LUGOD or CS Club),
>  (2) I'm not sure if it _actually_ has two separate rooms I could use
>  (one for games, one for film screening) and (3) parking would be a
>  nightmare compared to Veterans' Memorial Center and Senior Center.
>
>
>> The Atari Linux Emulators provide enough of a tie in.
>
> That makes 3 LUGOD members who feel that way. ;)
>
>
>> GP2X Wiz can run Atari 2600 games via an emulator.  There's also a new
>> F200 version of this device.
>
> The original GP2X can as run these emulators as well.  Which reminds me,
> I was thinking of bringing mine to the event.  I need to figure out what
> state it's in...
>
> -bill!
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