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Thread: NWLEM III - November 20th-22nd, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

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    Default NWLEM III - November 20th-22nd, 2015 - Portland, Oregon

    Hey everyone,

    We're back, in the largest NWLEM venue to date! This year we'll be convening at the Old Freeman Factory under the Montgomery Park Building in NW Portland. This venue has been used for film, storage, and many other purposes and will suit us perfectly.


    Here's a GMaps screenshot, so you can get an idea of what it looks like:


    Location:
    Old Freeman Factory
    2650 NW Wilson St. <-more specific address
    2034 NW 27th Ave
    Portland, OR 97210

    Date:
    November 20th at 12:00 PM (moved this to noon, from 11AM)
    until
    November 22nd at 6:00 PM
    (We'll probably disperse around midnight or so Friday and Saturday nights.)

    Cost: $75/person.
    This covers the venue rental and a temporary insurance policy. If we have 20 people, those two costs should be about covered. PM me for payment details.

    Nearby amenities:
    - Venue is right outside downtown Portland so there are plenty of food options both in walking distance and via a short drive
    - There are a couple of bars and restaurants within blocks of the venue- one shares the block with the venue, even
    - For hotels, I would recommend staying near the Oregon Convention Center on the other side of the river. Hotels over there are considerably cheaper than the west side, probably due to the rental crisis we're having here in Portland. Quality Inn Downtown Convention Center or Shilo in are closer to $100/night or less. One can take the MAX and Streetcars to withing 12 blocks of the venue pretty easily. I would definitely check hotels.com or other search engines for the dates in question. There are deals here and there on both sides of the river.

    Here are some photos of the space:
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    Items of interest:
    - Ion laser work area w/ three-phase (If you're interested in this part, get in touch with me so I can coordinate power, etc)
    - Buy/Sell/Trade area
    - Basic & Interactive Features of LSX Demo by drlava
    - Image Capture & Logo Digitization Demo by drlava
    - General Laser Safety and Variance Workshop by platinum
    - Ableton Live Laser Control Via Sound Card DAC Demo by discothefunkyhippo
    - Lumia Demo and Workshop by sugeek

    Current list of attendees:
    10fenny +2
    Boom
    Bradfo69
    discothefunkyhippo
    drlava
    Infinity6
    laserbiker
    Laseronics +1
    Picasso
    platinum
    robin +1
    sugeek
    Vidal Wolf
    weartronics

    Safety note:
    All attendees/guests will be required to sign a general safety waiver, which is standard practice at SELEM. There will be multiple laser safety officers in attendance, but I think it's good practice to clarify that everyone is responsible for their own safety. Copies will be available onsite, if requested. Also, if anyone is under 18, they will need to have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.

    *Leftover proceeds will be donated to Photonlexicon*
    Last edited by platinum; 11-19-2015 at 11:16.

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    Nice. I was just checking flights and this should be perfect. Looks like arrive about 6:10 Thursday night and fly out about 11 pm Sunday. I'm trying to touch base w/buffo and coordinate flights (and hopefully twist his arm into going again!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradfo69 View Post
    Nice. I was just checking flights and this should be perfect. Looks like arrive about 6:10 Thursday night and fly out about 11 pm Sunday. I'm trying to touch base w/buffo and coordinate flights (and hopefully twist his arm into going again!).
    Tell him this venue has heat. Should help.

    - J

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    You say there is plenty of parking, would there be room for a suburban and a camp trailer next to the building ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom View Post
    You say there is plenty of parking, would there be room for a suburban and a camp trailer next to the building ?
    It's street parking everywhere, like the other venue I was looking at nearby. There are some angle-parking spaces in front of the building and the rest is parallel parking. Shouldn't be a problem.

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    I'll look on G maps and do a street view and see what I can see, maybe I can go by there before November, Thanks !

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    Will there be three phase?
    Will there be three phase!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidal Wolf View Post
    Will there be three phase?
    I plan on renting a generator. I would like to test out some SP gear I have laying around.

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    Very cool 3 phase that will attract more people for sure, I'll bet Vidal Wolf will show this year

    And I'll bring my phased array lighting bolt cannon

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    I might be able to make this happen. No promises yet, but I'll definitely keep this in mind.

    I'm amazed that the building has a max occupancy limit of only 49. That space shown in the pictures is huge! Why such a small limit?

    Adam

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